State Technical Director 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 (lDlQ) 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 care services; and, (c) increase quality of primary health care services, The IHP 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: State Technical DirectorLocations: Bauchl, Kebbi and/or Sokoto States Nigeria Reports To: State Program DirectorSupervisees: TBDOverviewThe State Technical Director will be responsible for providing leadership in strengthening the state health systems including RMNCH quality service delivery for an upcoming USAID award in Nigeria. The State Technical Director will provide technical leadership and support for the State/LGA 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 S-year period.There are multiple State Technical Director positions available, to be posted in Bauchi, Kebbi and/or Sokoto States. Applicants should indicate in their applications which State(s) they are interested in.ResponsibilitiesProvide leadership and technical expertise in high impact reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) services that is sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of the State and USAID.Provide advice on the integration of these services into established service delivery systems at different levels of care in the State.Collaborate with other stakeholders, including other IHP states to apply lessons learned, innovations and quality methods to ensure evidence-based practices are translated to improved implementation of interventions.Provide technical leadership to the building of local capacity using proven training approaches and quality improvement methodologies.Provide technical support to key stakeholders including review of technical documents and provide input to relevant policies and strategies.Provide technical leadership in the development of strategies for increasing the percentage of pregnant women, including married adolescents, who deliver under the care of a skilled birth attendant leading to a reduction of maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality.Supervise all Technical Advisors as needed.Coordinate closely with other USAID activities and development partner programs in the State.Contribute to and coordinate with the program’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 RMNCH and related technical areas.Management:Contribute to annual work planning, training plans and quarterly reports and other required technical reports.Provide leadership on the timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of program activities and results. Advocate and ensure quality program implementation consistent with MOH Nigerian Guidelines,Global best practices and USAID Nigerian Strategic Directions including advice on relevant latest health developments & publications.Coordinate the evaluation of program progress against deliverables on a quarterly basis.With the State Technical Advisors, 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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