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Project Cordinator

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Job title: NACA RSSH Project Coordinator Supervisor: Director General

Duration of contract: 33 months Location: Abuja

Job summary

The Project Coordinator manages the Global Fund (GF) Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) grant.

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S/he is responsible for ensuring project deliverables and results are met on schedule.

S/he is responsible for the development, execution, and monitoring of the project, including

(1) Vision and technical strategy;

(2) Project management;

(3) Documentation and communication;

(4) Client and stakeholder relationships; and

(5) Coordination and synergy with other Global Fund projects.

She/he will maintain good working relationships with the relevant Government institutions and its officials, local and international partners and the Nigeria Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM).

Key responsibilities

Experience managing large international donor funded projects (preferably Global Fund HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and/or malaria programs); Health system strengthening programs on supply chain, monitoring and evaluation, health management information system, laboratory services and Federal- and State-level programs is an added advantage

In-depth understanding of the Global Fund and its operational principles, guidelines and grant management architecture

Serve as a liaison between the PMU and relevant decision makers at the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and Sub-Recipients.

Ensure coordination among Federal and State governments, disease programs, and multilateral and bilateral agencies to avoid duplication of efforts and to efficiently achieve results on strengthening laboratory systems, logistics and supply chain systems, community systems, integrated service delivery/quality improvements and HMIS.

Ensure project staffing, structure and reporting relationships are aligned with project needs, local context and available resources.

Provide strategic and operational leadership to the PMU and coordinate grant making processes, ensuring high quality implementation plans and related planning/management tools are developed and submitted on schedule, implementing an effective performance-management program focused on results and individual accountability

Coordinate the preparation and submission of high quality programmatic and financial reports to Director General, the CCM and the Global Fund on schedule, using appropriate templates as applicable, with respect to the grant performance and progress.

Maintain grant-related reference resources including grant agreements, approved work plan and performance framework, Project Implementation Plan (PIP), grant reporting schedules, grant application deadlines, and other information that may be needed.

Oversee the final approved work plan and budget

Research best and emerging grant development and management practices and ensure capacity building of PMU team members in relevant areas.

Actively participate in local, state, and national grant-related activities and provide technical support.

Consistently promote a strong corporate culture, quality and high-performance work teams.

Experience

Masters of Public Health (MPH), MBBS or Master’s level degree in related field or equivalent experience

Project management or leadership certificate or qualification is an added advantage

Minimum of 15 years’ experience working in development field and program implementations, preferably public health

In-depth understanding of NACA and FMOH’s departments and their functions

In-depth understanding of Nigeria’s health system and institutions, and their mandates

Demonstrated leadership and management abilities with evident deliverables

Prior experience and success directing similar or larger international donor-funded projects

Proven capability to collaborate and efficiently work with multiple partners, Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies at both federal and state level respectively and in a complex environment to achieve results

A proven approach to capacity building, professional networking and working in partnership with other implementers and host country government

Good analytical and presentation skills, in English

Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills

Result-oriented, focused, highly skilled in writing, planning and strategizing

Proficient with computer skills.

Technical and managerial oversight of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS Global Fund RSSH grant and Project Management Unit (PMU).

Develop (adapt as needed) and execute project’s Technical Strategy, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plan and annual project work plans as per contract/agreement requirements, approved budget and received obligations, NACA’s technical frameworks and standards.

Senior Technical Specialist (Lab Systems)

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Job title: Senior Technical Specialist (Lab Systems) Supervisor: Project Coordinator

Duration of contract: 33 months Location: Abuja

Job summary

The Senior Technical Specialist (Lab Systems) position is to provide technical leadership of the Global Fund (GF) Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) grant laboratory program in a manner that strengthens integrated delivery of comprehensive HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB or Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C services and infectious disease outbreak response in partnership with the Federal and State governments and other partners and leads to sustainable prevention and control efforts.

Key responsibilities

Coordinate timely relevant technical support to all implementing health facilities.

Represent the project at the national level on matters of laboratory systems and services.

Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep Project Coordinator informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

Work with management to document and publish best practices.

Provide technical input in the development of an integrated project plan in collaboration with the Project Coordinator.

Lead capacity building for the Laboratory Specialist, the corresponding laboratory systems strengthening sub-recipient (SR) staff and the state staff.

Take programmatic responsibility for the design and functioning of the laboratory M&E system.

Provide technical and managerial oversight of the Sub-Recipient (SR) and other implementers supporting the laboratory systems strengthening module of the RSSH grant

Review SR’s quarterly and annual workplans, budgets and activity concept notes ensuring they are of highest quality

Advocate and champion increased use of laboratories diagnostics by health system in the country

Ensure adequate reporting data is provided to Global Fund and used by project management: coordinate writing of reports and take responsibility for compilation of joint project report to the Global Fund and to national authorities as appropriate.

In close collaboration with national and sub-national authorities and stakeholders, lead the implementation of the laboratory program of the Global Fund Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) grant that supports delivery of comprehensive prevention, care and treatment services.

Assume responsibility for the successful implementation of the laboratory systems strengthening component of the RSSH grant

Lead grant stakeholder management efforts as it relates to lab services and the applicable stakeholders.

Support capacity building on new and current testing technologies.

Lead baseline and follow-on assessment of targeted Global Fund-supported laboratories enrolled into the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program and quality management system

Work within project strategy and policy guidelines and makes accountable decisions concerning work responsibilities.

Mentor and provide technical leadership and support to the Laboratory Specialist and related state staff.

Experience

Experience in monitoring and evaluating Lab system strengthening project results and outputs and ensuring timely completion of activities in a fast-paced environment.

Strong project management and communication skills.

Previous experience in developing training materials and the delivery of training sessions.

Strong analytical and verbal communication skills.

Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.

Strong skills in using word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software (Microsoft Office applications preferred).

Experience using web-based applications (email, browsing, and literature retrieval).

MBBS or Bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory science or related field; Plus Master’s degree in public health, medical laboratory science or related field

At least ten (10) years post-qualification experience working on laboratory systems of which five (5) years must have been in a senior laboratory management position

Experience working on a nationwide laboratory system strengthening project is essential.

Experience working on a Global Fund or donor funded laboratory system strengthening project is essential

Registration with the appropriate professional regulatory authority in Nigeria, a plus.

Understanding of global public health issues, systems and stakeholders in Nigeria, and of laboratory system strengthening activities in the context of a health system strengthening effort.

Experience managing, supervising and teaching laboratory staff.

Experience in designing and implementing Lab system strengthening interventions in HIV, TB & Malaria programs

Technical Specialist (Lab Systems)

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Job title: Technical Specialist (Lab Systems) Supervisor: Senior Technical Specialist (Lab Systems)

Duration of contract: 33 months Location: Abuja

Job summary

The Technical Specialist (Lab Systems) position is designed to support the timely implementation of all the project’s laboratory system strengthening objectives.

S/he will support the strengthening of laboratory competencies and performance across the national, state and LGA levels of the health system.

S/he will support project level data management including performance tracking of key indices.

Key responsibilities

Support capacity building for the corresponding laboratory systems strengthening SR staff and the state staff.

Support the implementation of the project learning agenda for improved outputs and outcomes.

Provide technical support to all implementing health facilities.

Document programmatic status and achievements and feedback to the Senior Technical Specialist on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

Support the development of communication products including but not limited to success stories, fact sheets, technical briefs, abstracts and publications.

Support the strengthening of laboratory management information systems as well as laboratory commodity logistics systems in country.

Represent the project within the state and local laboratory stakeholders community.

Participate in any other activities related to the above functions.

Provide technical input in the development of an integrated project plan in collaboration with the Senior Technical Specialist.

Provide hands-on technical support to the Sub-Recipients (SR) supporting the laboratory systems strengthening module, ensuring highest level of project management skills are applied to the overall grant management results

Support the implementation of the activities of the laboratory program of the Global Fund Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) grant that supports delivery of comprehensive prevention, care and treatment services.

Support the Project Coordinator on baseline and follow-on assessment of targeted Global Fund-supported laboratories enrolled into the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program and quality management system

Take responsibility for the day-to-day of the laboratory Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) system.

Support the SR to develop concept notes and guidance documents in relation to interventions and activities

Lead SR to conduct periodic programme reviews and development performance improvement plans

Experience

Working experience in management of public health laboratory commodities pipeline.

Strong analytical and verbal communication skills.

Excellent written and spoken communications skills in English.

Strong skills in using word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software (Microsoft Office applications preferred).

Experience using web-based applications (email, browsing, and literature retrieval).

Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Bachelor’s Degree/HND in Medical Laboratory Sciences or other Related Field, Post-graduate degree and/or certification in Supply Chain Management will be an added advantage.

Minimum of 5 years’ field level professional experience in managing laboratory component of supply chain management

Experience working with the key stakeholders within the Nigerian lab services landscape including government and implementing partner landscapes.

Experience in designing and implementing Laboratory system strengthening interventions in HIV, TB & Malaria programs.

Experience developing or supporting the development of laboratory systems guidance documents, strategic frame works, concept notes, SOPs, manuals etc.

Experience designing and executing capacity building events including the development of training facilitation.

Strong experience using the Logistics Management and Information System (LMIS) tools [electronic and paper-based] in Nigeria and hands-on experience with Nigeria Health Logistics Management and Information System (NHLMIS).

Senior Technical Specialist (Health Management Information Systems)

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Job title: Senior Technical Specialist (Health Management Information Systems) Supervisor: Project Coordinator

Duration of contract: 33 months Location: Abuja

Job summary

The Senior Technical Specialist (HMIS) position is to provide technical leadership of the Global Fund (GF) Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) grant HMIS program in a manner that strengthens the national Health Information System (HIS), and to lead the project’s Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning (MEL) effort.

S/he will provide technical, strategic advice and programmatic direction for the capacity building of government agencies in the development and implementation of HIS aspects of the activity and lead project activities related to and implementation organizations in data use, data systems architecture, and health information systems governance.

S/he will provide high level expertise to strengthen national processes and tools in strategic information

Key responsibilities

Link and analyze resource inputs, outputs and outcomes and advises on project effectiveness and efficiency.

Supervise the development of Client Level Data System (CLDS) effort of the project, especially the set-up of client registry, and Unified EMR solution

Provide support to the Government of Nigeria in the strengthening of the national data quality assurance (DQA) policy and guidelines, provide expertize in the strengthening of DQA processes and tools and supervise periodic data quality audits.

Ensure adequate reporting data is provided to Global Fund and used by project management: coordinate writing of reports and take responsibility for compilation of joint project report to the Global Fund and to national authorities as appropriate.

In close collaboration with national and sub-national authorities and stakeholders, lead the implementation of the HMIS program of the RSSH that supports strengthening of the national Health Information System.

Lead grant stakeholder management efforts as it relates to HMIS and the applicable stakeholders.

Work within project strategy and policy guidelines and makes accountable decisions concerning work responsibilities.

Mentor and provide technical leadership and support to the HMIS Specialist and related FMOH state staff.

Lead staff training on database (HMIS) and answers questions related to the system

Oversee the roll-out of harmonized National Health Management Information System (NHMIS) tools and supportive processes to states and Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Take programmatic responsibility for the design and functioning of the HMIS Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system.

Provide technical and managerial oversight of the Sub-Recipient (SR) and other implementers supporting the HMIS systems strengthening module of the RSSH grant

Lead capacity building for the HMIS Specialist, the corresponding HMIS strengthening sub-recipient (SR) staff and the state staff.

Review SR’s quarterly and annual workplans, budgets and activity concept notes ensuring they are of highest quality

Advocate and champion increased use of electronic and routine reporting in the private and public health systems in the country

Coordinate timely relevant technical support to all implementing health facilities.

Represent the project at the national level on matters of HMIS systems and M&E.

Review M&E data reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and flag action areas to the Technical Advisor.

Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep Project Coordinator informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

Work with management to document and publish best practices.

Provide technical input in the development of an integrated project plan in collaboration with the Project Coordinator.

Facilitate training surveys and ensure quality of data and data management activities at all levels

Build the capacity of staff in the design and implementation of a coordinated and effective monitoring and evaluation and learning system.

Experience

Experience in working with Client Level Data Systems (Client Registry, Electronic Medical Records) is an asset.

Experience and up-to-date knowledge and skills in MEL for health systems and healthcare provision.

Experience working with the public sector and development partners is essential

Ability to conceive of, plan, and lead HIS strengthening activities that address the unique challenges of the central, provincial, district, facility, and community levels, in particular related to HMIS/DHIS2

Ability to provide high-level HIS technical leadership to multiple government directorates to achieve results, and to provide strategic support in the development and implementation of high-level HIS policies and guidelines

Ability to find solutions to HIS challenges that are acutely sensitive to human and other resource constraints in the health sector

Ability to serve as a liaison with Global Fund, Federal and selected State governments and other key stakeholders in support of the grant implementation success

Ability to lead HIS change management activities at all levels

Experience at organizing and facilitating systems strengthening, capacity development and mentoring processes

Ability to lead and guide strategy development with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), manage technical implementation of proposed project initiatives, as well as ability to supervise, mentor and coach project and government staff.

Strong analytical and verbal communication skills.

Excellent written and spoken communications skills in English.

Strong skills in using word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software (Microsoft Office applications preferred).

Experience using web-based applications (email, browsing, and literature retrieval).

MBBS or Master’s degree in information science, data science, public health, statistics, health informatics, or a related field

At least 10 years of experience working with information systems management and design in the health field for international donor-funded programs (Global Fund preferred), and in managing MEL systems for large-scale projects.

Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in the fields of capacity building and governance for information systems.

At least 10 years of experience at a managerial level, providing guidance and supervision in implementation of strategies or methods.

Experience with reporting health services data using standard tools and software. Familiarity with NHMIS and DHIS2 is required.

Technical Specialist (Health Management Information Systems)

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Job title: Technical Specialist (Health Management Information System) Supervisor: Senior Technical Specialist (HMIS)

Duration of contract: 33 months Location: Abuja

Job summary

The Technical Specialist (HMIS) position is designed to support the timely implementation of all the project’s Health Management Information System (HMIS) strengthening objectives.

S/he will support the overall attainment of project objectives.

H/her primary focus will be on ensuring project Electronic Medical Records (EMR) platform and EMR-related operations are of topmost quality and effectiveness

Key responsibilities

Support the achievement of interoperability of multiple in-country electronic platforms.

Support the design, development and execution of capacity transfer systems.

Supervise sub-recipients on alignment of data collection, analysis, and results reporting to monitor performance and ensure timely compilation

Support the data migration and reconstruction efforts.

Support the roll-out of harmonized National Health Management Information System (NHMIS) tools and supportive processes to states and Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Provide support to the senior technical specialist (HMIS) and Government of Nigeria (GON) in the strengthening of the national data quality assurance (DQA) policy and guidelines, provide expertize in the strengthening of DQA processes and tools and supervise periodic data quality audits.

Build the capacity of staff in the design and implementation of a coordinated and effective monitoring and evaluation and learning system.

Provide Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) data reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis to senior technical specialist (HMIS)

Participate in any other activities related to the above functions.

Provide technical input in the development of an integrated project plan in collaboration with the Senior Technical Specialist.

Provide hands-on technical support to the Sub-Recipients (SR) supporting the HMIS strengthening module, ensuring highest level of project management skills are applied to the overall grant management results

Support the implementation of the activities of the HMIS program of the RSSH grant.

Support the SR to develop concept notes and guidance documents in relation to interventions and activities

Lead SR to conduct periodic programme reviews and development of performance improvement plans

Support capacity building for the corresponding HMIS strengthening sub-recipient (SR) staff and the state staff.

Support the implementation of the project learning agenda for improved outputs and outcomes.

Establish system for the flow of information from service-delivery points to the central data base and ensure timely technical support to all implementing health facilities.

Document programmatic status and achievements and feedback to the Senior Technical Specialist on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

Support the development of communication products including but not limited to success stories, fact sheets, technical briefs, abstracts and publications.

Represent the project within the state and local HMIS stakeholders community.

Work with stakeholders on the development and roll out of health informatics products.

Participate in any other activities related to the above functions.

Support and review the work of consultants working on project-supported health informatics deliverables including but not limited to strengthening of DHIS2, development of interoperability systems and user-friendly interactive data use products.

Experience

Ability to write at least 2 programming languages (Python, R or equivalent)

Very good practical skills working with Tomcat and Apache web server

Experience developing interactive data use products

Ability to deploy and manage virtual machine

Experience designing and executing capacity transfer schemes/exercises.

Strong experience with Power BI or advanced excel, is an advantage.

Very good hands-on experience working with Linux and Windows OS

A solid understanding of M&E is a plus

Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Excellent organizational skills, great attention to detail

Strong experience in the development of procedure manuals, SOPs and guidance documents

Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Bachelor’s Degree/HND. in computer science, information science, public health or any other degree with demonstrable expertise on the subject matter.

Minimum of 5 years designing and deploying Electronic Information Management systems

Experience with the national health management information system

Solid experience on database platforms in-country including but not limited to EMR, DHIS2, NAVISION.

Experience with development of mobile EMR applications

Experience designing, developing, executing and or supporting interoperability between EMR and other platforms including DHIS2.

Minimum of 5 year working with RDBMS in particular MySQL, knowledge of PostgreSQL is an added advantage

Must have excellent knowledge of Java programing language and familiar with JavaFX, Open Web App (OWA) and other java libraries

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