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 State Coordinator position is based in the FCT and reports to the Technical Director with dotted lines to the Country Director. The HWM State Coordinator is responsible for the overall management of the HWM activities in the FCT. This position holder works with the FCT team to ensure that the HWM activities are of high quality and adhere to global standards, national policies, and best practices on human resources for health systems strengthening. The position holder also ensures the adaptation and integration of emerging knowledge and innovative solutions within HWM activities.
ResponsibilitiesLead the HWM FCT team for the effective delivery of the FCTâs annual results. Lead HWM FCT work planning and budgeting processes. Lead the provision of technical assistance for the strengthening of the FCTâs HRH management and governance systems. Provide technical assistance to the existing FCT HRH structures including but not limited to the FCT HRH Units and the FCT HRH Technical Working Group (TWG), to contribute to overall health systems strengthening. Provide technical assistance to FCT HRH Managers leading to the ownership and use of HRH data for decision making, including but not limited to data-driven deployment of PHC workers to reduce PHC HRH gaps. Advocate to FCT officials and provide required technical assistance resulting in the adoption and implementation of evidence-based strategies and interventions for improved PHC HRH Management (production, recruitment, deployment, motivation, retention, and training). Strengthen the capacity of staff of pre-service health training institutions (PSHTIs) resulting in attainment/maintenance of full accreditation, improvement in tutor capacity, improvement in student learning and improved functionality of the school management committees. Effectively manage short-term consultants working in the FCT to deliver successfully on assigned tasks. Strengthen the relationship between HWM and key stakeholders in the FCT. Ensure project activities follow the FCT regulations and provisions.
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. 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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