BG Laurel International Services Nigeria Ltd/Gte, a company of Banyan Global currently implements the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Nigeria Health Workforce Management (HWM) Activity. The HWM Activity is a five-year task order to support the establishment of a cost-effective, well-trained, and motivated health workforce, particularly in targeted rural and remote areas of Bauchi, Ebonyi, Kebbi, and Sokoto States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Targeted interventions will contribute to (1) improved management of maternal, child, and newborn health conditions and (2) increased responsiveness to community health needs. USAID will support the Government of Nigeriaâs (GONâs) commitment to plan, recruit, train, manage, and retain its primary healthcare (PHC) workforce as the country advances on its journey to self-reliance. This activity will contribute to the achievement of Nigeria Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) Development Objective (DO) 2 A Healthier, Better Educated Population in Targeted States and Intermediate Result (IR) 2.1 Utilization of Quality Health Services in Targeted Areas and Population Groups Increased.
Location and Reporting Line:
The Capacity Building Advisor will report to the Country Director and will be based in either Kebbi or Sokoto State. The Capacity Building Advisor will be responsible for the institutional strengthening of the Community Health Influencers and Promoters Services (CHIPS) Program Implementation Unit (PIU), the Human Resources for Health (HRH) Unit, and the Pre-Service Health Training Institutions (PSHTIs), of and in the HWM Activity focused states. The Capacity Building Advisor is expected to be able to develop and implement transformative and evidence-based approaches to improve the institutional capacity of the three categories of institutions that the HWM Activity supports.
ResponsibilitiesWorking closely with the National Program Manager and the State Support Officers of the NPHCDA CHIPS PIU, lead the HWM Activity capacity-building initiatives to improve the PIUsâ coordination of the CHIPS program in Kebbi and Sokoto States Work closely with the USAID/Nigeria Health Population and Nutrition Officeâs Implementing Partners to improve the rollout of CHIPS in the states. Work closely with the HWM Activity Intermediate Results 1 lead to implement tailored capacity-building interventions for select PSHTIs in Kebbi and Sokoto States. Support the provision of technical assistance for the strengthening of the Kebbi and Sokoto states HRH management and governance systems. Support the technical assistance provided to State HRH structures including but not limited to the HRH Units and the HRH Technical Working Group (TWG), to contribute to overall health systems strengthening. Strengthen the capacity of staff of PSHTIs resulting in attainment/maintenance of full accreditation, improvement in tutor capacity, improvement in student learning and improved functionality of the school management committees. Strengthen the relationship between HWM and key stakeholders in the Kebbi and Sokoto states.
Applicants for these positions should possess the following minimum qualifications and skills:Masterâs or doctoral degree in public health, health systems, health policy and planning, or another related field. Strong experience in capacity-building within public health Experience implementing projects or initiatives focused on strengthening health systems, with a focus on HRH, health policy and administration, and/or health systems assessment. Experience working productively with health system stakeholder entities including government, public- and private-sector providers, donors, and local community-based organizations (CBOs). Excellent organizational, analytical, oral, and written communication skills in English. Ability to work well on a team.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application by following the instructions on the link provided.
Application Closing Date: September 14, 2023.
Note : Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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