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TECHNICAL ADVISOR NEEDED AT MATERNAL, NEWBORN AND CHILD HEALTH PROGRAMME (MNCH2)

MATERNAL, NEWBORN AND CHILD HEALTH PROGRAMME (MNCH2)

JOB OPPORTUNITY

The Palladium Group develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations. We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 counties.

The Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Programme (MNCH2) is a UKAid funded, five-year programme that provides technical assistance to improve access to and utilisation of quality health care for pregnant women, new-borns and children in six northern Nigerian states – Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Zamfara, Katsina and Yobe. MNCH2 is managed by Palladium and a consortium of six Nigerian and international organisations.

POSITION:  TECHNICAL ADVISOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR AND RMNCH (1)

LOCATION: ABUJA

POSITION SUMMARY

Palladium is looking for an experienced Technical Advisor R1 and RMNCH who will be responsible for leading MNCH2 federal level engagement and wilt provide technical support and strategic guidance to Ministries of Health and the Primary Health Care Development Agencies at Federal and State levels in the planning and implementation of R1 and RMNCH interventions. Working closely with the FMOH, NPHCDA, State MOH and SPHCDA and MNCH2 state teams, this position will draw and keep abreast of evidence and lessons from the field and share with programme managers and senior management of the FMOH and NPHCDA in order to enhance implementation of Nigeria’s IMNCH Strategy.

The Technical Advisor R1 and RMNCH shall report directly to the National Team Leader MNCH2 Programme with systematic regular feedback to both the Honorable Minister, FMOH and the Executive Secretary NPHCDA.

Key Responsibility

Provide technical representation of the MNCH2 programme and DFID for R1 and RMNCH, working with the FMOH and NPHCDA to support in key coordination, synergy and integration mechanisms at federal and state levels to achieve impact on MNCH outcomes.

Key Responsibilities available at the following link: http://thepalladiumgroup.com/jobs/Technical-Advisor-Routine-immunisation-and-RMNCH-VN3821

Qualifications and Competences.

  • Masters in relevant field including Public Health or other social science field.
  • Minimum ten (10) years’ of progressively responsible, professional-level experience on RMNCH issues with at least three to five years’ experience in an international resource challenged setting.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience of work at strategic and policy level with adequate skills of diplomacy, negotiating and inter-sectoral/interdepartmental collaboration.
  • Prior experience working with Nigeria’s public health system and a demonstrable and sound understanding of the Nigerian Health System in general and experience in planning, managing, monitoring and advising R1 and RMNCH programmes in particular.
  • Prior experience working with DFID funded projects highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills, with proven ability to liaise effectively with and collaborate with multiple and diverse stakeholders including government officials, donors, multilateral agencies and professional associations.
  • Strong initiative, self-motivated self-starter, and ability to work independently and in collaboration and coordination with a diverse group of stakeholders in a dynamic complex and rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including cultural sensitivity and ability to effectively engage colleagues from diverse and different cultures.
  • Strong training, mentoring, teaching and interpersonal skills, including supportive supervision.
  • Fluency in English required; fluency in Hausa preferred.
  • Ability to utilize basic computer programmes effectively.
  • Willingness to travel extensively including in Northern Nigeria.

For more details about the position and submission of applications, kindly use the following link: http://thepalladiumgroup.com/jobs/Technical-Advisor-Routine-immunisation-and-RMNCH-VN3821

The closing date for applications February, 23rd, 2018.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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