Technical Advisor, Orphans and Vulnerable Children


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Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families. In collaboration with some it’s partners. Save the Children International (SCI), Pediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), Nigeria Society of Neonatal Medicine (NISONM). Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) and National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), will be implementing a USAID funded global cooperative agreement called the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP). The program’s goal is to contribute significantly to ending preventable maternal and child deaths (EPMCD) in Nigeria. The five year project which started in October 2014 will end in September 2019 and will be implemented in Kogi and Ebonyi States of Nigeria.



Required Qualifications:

  • Degree in Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Nursing required. Master’s degree in relevant field preferred.
  • At least eight years’ experience applying community outreach approaches.
  • At least eight years’ experience training community health workers and/or CBOs in OVC support services.
  • Experience building capacity at individual and organizational levels.
  • Skilled in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery programs, performance and quality improvement, psychosocial support, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of gender inequalities, stigma, economic barriers, discrimination and the legal rights and status of OVCs in Nigeria.
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of the Nigeria healthcare system and existing OVC, support platforms and programs, especially at the community level.
  • Ability to liaise with MOH, NGOs, FBOs and CBOs.
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff.
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentations skills in English.
  • Computer literacy including strong skills in word processing and Excel.
  • Familiarity with CDC and PEPFAR administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems.
  • Proven track record managing a project team and fostering teamwork.
  • Ability to travel unrestricted within Nigeria and internationally.
  • Nigerian nationals encouraged to apply.



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, rake responsibility for action items assigned and 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.







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Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




NGO/Community Services & Dev

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

7 - 10 years