Project Assistant / Capacity Building Officer – SHOPS Plus at Abt Associates

Abt Associates - The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world. Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Project Assistant / Capacity Building Officer - SHOPS PlusReq Id: 57525Location: Plateau Job SummaryAbt Associates seeks a Capacity Building Officer to support a family planning project under the SHOPS Plus project in Nigeria. 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, especially Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) in FCT and Plateau States.The Capacity Building Officer will ensure effective coordination of competency-based FP/LARC trainings in Plateau state.Key Roles and ResponsibilitiesWork closely with the RH/FP Capacity Building Specialist (CBS) and other State Team members to manage training and other requirements in line with project objectives within the stateSupport and work with appropriate state officials to develop competency-based training programs to meet the identified needs, utilizing existing training modules as availableEnsure effective and efficient operations through providing necessary capacity enhancement and institutional support for operationsParticipate in the mapping and selection of health providers that will participate in trainingsCollaborate with state FP coordinators to organize training courses and workshops and lead in operationalization of these trainingsWith support of the State Coordinator and under the guidance of the CBS identify, contract, and manage trainers to implement project training courses in the stateEnsure FP/LARC trainings in the state meet quality standardsMaintain records of training attendanceMonitor the effects of trainings through analyzing pre- and post-test results, course evaluation forms, and other analytic measurements and generate and submit appropriate reports promptlyWork collaboratively with other technical staff and pertinent implementing partners at the state to ensure effective and timely program implementationParticipate in the development of strategy documents, work plans and reportsContribute to the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning system (especially in relation to health worker trainings)Attend relevant meetings at state level and ensure effective linking, learning and sharingAttend to other duties as may be identified or assigned 

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