Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families. In collaboration with UNITAIDS, Jhpiego will be implementing a Malaria-in-Pregnancy (MIP) project. This project aims to scale up an innovative, community-based approach to expand coverage of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (lPTp), with quality assured sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP), for pregnant women.
The project will operate over a five-year period. Jhpiego hereby invites applications from highly resourceful, experienced and dynamic professionals for the position below:
Job Title: Malaria Technical Advisor
- The Malaria Technical Advisor will promote the uptake of IPTp-SP as part of a comprehensive package of support for pregnant women to control malaria in pregnancy, participate in district MIP technical advisory groups, and improving databases that monitor MIP achievements.
- This position will ensure the technical and methodological soundness of activities and, in collaboration with the project team and partners, support the design of service delivery strategies, based on sound and current scientific evidence.
- S/he will provide technical support to ensure that activities are designed and implemented with high quality and meet project targets.
- Mentor and build capacity of health workers, in particular CHWs. Address any technical issues at national, TWG and local levels, including advocacy for continued prioritisation of MiP and increased uptake of lPTp-SP.
- Responsible for ensuring the technical integrity of project interventions. Develop low-cost job aids and tools that reflect practical solutions to enable District Health Management Team scale-up. Provide technical leadership to support expanded coverage and scale-up of MiP interventions as a core component of focused ANC.
- Emphasize intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy while reinforcing the multiple interventions associated with ANC (HIV counselling and testing, ITN use, effective case management of pregnant women with signs and symptoms of malaria, and administration of low-dose folic acid).
- S/he will ensure timely and cost-effective project implementation, reporting of activities.
All staff members of Jhpiego, regardless of the level of their responsibilities are expected to:
- Model the mission and values stated above
- Participate in the business development processes
- Contribute to the knowledge sharing and transfer process
- Make responsible decisions that result in time and cost containment and clear accountability
- Participate in multiple teams, adopt team spirit, take responsibility for action items assigned nd provide feedback as needed
- Multitask, be able to manage competing priorities and be able to prioritize in order to meet program and/or organizational objectives
- A medical degree (Doctor or Nursing) or Masters in Public Health.
- At least 8 years’ experience applying malaria in pregnancy programs and or community malaria programs.
- At least 5 years’ experience in managing $1OM per year in donor-funded projects and in the design and implementation of overseas health projects; preferably in the East and Southern Africa.
- Qualification as a “master trainer”; experience training health workers on clinical aspects related to malaria case management.
- Skill in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery programs, training, performance and quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation.
- Experience with a mix of practical technical skills in malaria necessary for strengthening malaria service delivery at the provincial, clinical and community- level,
- The ability to liaise with senior MOH officials and dignitaries, executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, the for-profit business community, and senior members of the donor community.
- Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Nigeria healthcare system, particularly. the public health system, experience living arid working in Nigeria preferred.
- Demonstrable analytical skills and experiences to identify and evaluate best practices and state-of-the-art approaches to be utilized by the project.
- Strong oral and written communication and presentations skills in English.
- Awareness of, sensitivity to, and experience in working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural staff and groups.
- Ability to travel nationally.
Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.
Application Closing Date
28th March, 2017.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and a CV as on single word document to: firstname.lastname@example.org The title/subject of the email and application should be the position applied for.
- Applicants that do not adhere to the stated format of application will be disqualified. For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at www.jhpiego.org
- Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for interview. Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
- This position is contingent upon award from UNITAID. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.