The Program Officer (RMNCH) will play a key role in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health programs in a new BMGF funded project through TA Connect in Nasarawa and Bauchi state. The candidate will work closely with stakeholders, healthcare providers, and community partners to ensure the successful execution of RMNCH interventions. The Program Officer will be responsible for program coordination, community engagement, MNCH trainings and supervision to contribute to the overall improvement of RMNCH outcomes in implementation states. H/She is accountable for judicious use of all resources entrusted with Jhpiego and its partners in the assigned state. This includes assisting with development of work plans, managing Grants and sub-recipient Implementing agencies; managing State, LGA, and Community and facility level stakeholders; other partners and donors regarding implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs.
ResponsibilitiesParticipate in development and monitoring of state micro plans and budgets; coordinate internal business processes that effectively connect program operations with program implementation; ensure appropriate program monitoring and programmatic reporting to the Country Office. Collaborate with the Senior Program Officer and other team members to design and implement RMNCH programs in the states state. Coordinate with healthcare facilities, community organizations, and government agencies to facilitate the delivery of RMNCH services using various capacity building skills. Provide technical assistance and capacity-building support to healthcare workers and community health volunteers involved in RMNCH initiatives. Contribute to the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation plans to assess program impact and effectiveness. Support community engagement activities to raise awareness about RMNCH and promote positive health-seeking behaviors. Support in trainings, mentoring and supervision of healthcare workers in the areas of RMNCH. Coordinate the development of monthly, quarterly and annual reports as well as human-interest stories, bulletins, factsheets, technical briefs, abstracts; disseminating best practices and other relevant publication related to the project interventions. Remain informed on the current programs in the RMNCH fields by review of current literature and is alert to any implication of such strategic information for project activities. Perform other duties as assigned by the STL.
Required QualificationsAdvanced degree or equivalent experience in medicine, nursing public health, or related health degree. Minimum of 5 years of experience in implementing health programs, preferably in RMNCH. Knowledge of the healthcare landscape in Nasarawa and Bauchi state. Certified trainer around BemONC, PPFP, PAC, ENCC Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and data management tools. Ability to travel within Nasarawa and Bauchi state as needed.
Required Abilities/Skills:Familiarity with Nigeriaâs health systems and reporting structure and demonstrated ability to collaborate with government level officials to strengthen program implementation. Demonstrated ability in working and collaborating with a wide range of local and international partner organizations. Demonstrated experience in maintaining donor relations. Excellent skills in facilitation, team building and coordination Excellent writing and communications skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication. Ability to work effectively with diverse teams and willingness to learn and empower others Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform. Ability to travel frequently to facilities across the state References will be required.
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