Newborn Health Technical Advisor at Jhpiego Nigeria

Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families. In collaboration with some of it's partners: Palladium. Society For Family Health, PharmAccess and many others will be implementing a USAID funded Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts called the Integrated Health Project (IHP) aims to implement priority primary health interventions in Kebbi, Bauchi, and Sokoto states to strengthen the states-, LGAs, and ward-level health system as well as strengthen engagement with the state government. The objectives of the program are to (a) strengthen systems supporting primary health care services; (b) improve access to primary health cars services; and, (c) increase quality of primary health care services. The PIP goal is to contribute to state-level reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality primary health care (PHC) services. The project will operate over a 5-year period and Jhpiego hereby invites applications from highly resourceful, experienced and dynamic professionals for the position below:Job Title: Newborn Health Technical AdvisorLocations: Bauchi, Kebbi and Sokoto Reports To: Technical DirectorSupervisees: TBDOverviewNewborn Health Advisor will be responsible for providing leadership in capacity building and in the technical area of newborn health (NH) for an upcoming USAID award in Nigeria.The Advisor will provide technical assistance at the State primary health care level activities.This integrated health project aims ‘to contribute to reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality in target states, and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality PHC services. The project will operate over a 5-year period.ResponsibilitiesProvide technical guidance on Newborn health (NH) that is sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of the State and USAID.Provide technical leadership, and build local capacity using proven training approaches and quality improvement methodologies.Provide trainings (providers and training of trainers) as well as follow-up support and clinical mentoring as necessary for New born health Support basic newborn health cars (birth planning, birth preparedness, safe delivery, essential newborn care, care of sick new born, small babies and their nutrition) at IHP— primary health care State sites.Develop strategies for increasing the percentage of babies not breathing at birth and successfully resuscitated, including successful outcome for sick newborns and small babies.Supervise Service/Quality improvement coordinators as needed.Advocate with State Ministry of Health for adoption of new evidence based newborn health (NH) best practices at health facilities in project sites.Advocate with other ministries, community, NGO's, and religious leaders to support and promote NH components.Contribute to and coordinate with the progra's monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team on activities to ensure that the program meets set targets in accordance with national and USG standards.Represent program at state level stakeholder meetings and technical working groups in relation to New born (NH) and related technical areas.Management:Contribute to annual work planning, training plans and quarterly reports and other required technical reports. Contribute to timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of program activities and results.Ensure quality program implementation consistent with MOH Nigerian Guidelines, global best practices and USAID Nigerian Strategic Directions.Evaluate program progress against deliverables on a quarterly basis.With the State Technical Director, oversee program design, implementation, quality assurance and monitoring of work plan.Coordinate with the other members of the technical team and NGO partners to develop and implement feasible facility and community-based approaches.Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor which contribute to the achievement of program goals. 

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