Abt Associates is recruiting for fulltime Technical Specialist / Coordinator (Oyo).
Abt Associates - The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance - as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Technical Specialist / Coordinator - SHOPS Plus
Job ID: 59912 Location: Oyo
Abt Associates seeks an Oyo Coordinator to support a family planning project under SHOPS Plus. SHOPS Plus is USAID’s flagship initiative in private sector health. The project seeks to harness the full potential of the private sector and catalyze public-private engagement to improve health outcomes in TB, family planning, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and other health areas. In Nigeria, SHOPS Plus will capacitate public and private providers to scale up family planning, including Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) in Oyo and Akwa Ibom States.
The Oyo Coordinator will support implementation of a family planning services expansion project that will increase the number of qualified providers in public and private sector healthcare facilities who are capable of providing high quality voluntary family planning services.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Work closely with the FP Technical Director to plan and implement public and private sector FP programs in Oyo
Work closely with state FP focal persons to develop and implement detailed action plans for activities in Oyo
Provide inputs for the development and review of technical resource materials (e.g. training materials, RH/FP plans, strategy documents, job aids) and programming tools to support meeting project objectives
Maintain excellent working relationships with and serve as the main liaison among communities, facilities, local and state government authorities in Oyo
Coordinate with other relevant USAID state programmes and FP partners to strengthen state level collaborations and improve efficiency of implementation
Supervise Oyo Program Officers in expanding training and supportive supervison for FP in the public and private sector
Provide administrative leadership for program staff in Oyo
Coordinate state level communication, advocacy and knowledge management tasks including documentation
Contribute to the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning system
Min Required Experience:
Preferred Skills / Prerequisites
Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor’s (BS) or Master’s (MS) degree in health management, public health, health administration, or other relevant field
Ten years (BS) or eight years (MS) of relevant work experience, especially in RH/FP programs
Extensive knowledge of the Nigerian public and private health sectors
Experience with public and private sector health service delivery at the state and/or local government level
Ability to write technical papers and reports
Strong abilities to coordinate capacity building activities, training and workshops
Experience working on USAID funded projects is preferred
Computer skills in MS Windows, Excel, Word
Excellent interpersonal, communication and documentation skills
Ability to anticipate and solve problems
Familiarity with different sociocultural and developmental issues related to RH/FP in Nigeria and the international community; familiarity with community engagement approach
Ability to travel within and outside the state approximately 50% of the time
(8+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience
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