Technical Advisor, Community Services at Jhpiego

Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families. In collaboration with some it’s partners. Save the Children International (SCI), Pediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), Nigeria Society of Neonatal Medicine (NISONM). Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) and National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), will be implementing a USAID funded global cooperative agreement called the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP). The program’s goal is to contribute significantly to ending preventable maternal and child deaths (EPMCD) in Nigeria. The five year project which started in October 2014 will end in September 2019 and will be implemented in Kogi and Ebonyi States of Nigeria. Jhpiego hereby invites applications from highly resourceful, experienced and dynamic professionals for the vacant position below:Job Title: Technical Advisor, Community ServicesJob ID: 2016-2630 Location: AbujaPosition Reports to: TBDPosition Supervised: TBDOverviewThe Community Services Technical Advisor will provide technical and program oversight and direction in the areas of community outreach for a CDC-funded HIV prevention, care and treatment (comprehensive services) project in Nigeria. It is anticipated that the position will be based in Abuja.Responsibilities will include providing leadership and technical guidance in the development and implementation of community-based models of service delivery and annual phasing in of activities.This position will ensure the technical and methodological soundness of activities and, in collaboration with the project team and partners, support the design of service delivery strategies, based on sound and current scientific evidence.This position is contingent upon award. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.ResponsibilitiesProvide assistance, mentoring and capacity building at the individual and organizational level in specific areas of expertise including but not limited to:Community level communication campaigns that focus on modification of behavior and inform key community stakeholders;Develop service delivery strategies for accessing hard-to-reach populations, including the identification of opportunities to integrate HIV/TB/PMTCT/MNCH services with non-health sectors;Identify and collaborate with agencies/organizations implementing community-based activities;Work as part of the technical team to carry out a targeted assessment of community and family behaviors related to HIV, TB and PMTCT/MNCH;Provide technical guidance to support the linking of health facilities, CBOs and communities;Conduct mapping exercises to identify existing resources, including social support services, nutritional support services and religious or other counseling/support.Develop/revise evidence-based clinical training materials, job aids, and curricula, supervisory systems and other training materials needed for implementation of community outreach activities; andIntegrate project within DHMT framework.Link community efforts with national community health worker revitalization programSupport peer educator follow-up and supportive supervision to community health workers, CBOs and/or community health workersActively participate in all relevant Technical Advisory Group Meetings, and represent Jhpiego in professional forums by participating and presenting in pertinent meetings and conferences, as well as technical working groupsAnalyze potential HIV and community health strategies within the context of the program and explain these, as necessary, to policymakers, funding agencies, and/or program staffFormulate and test sustainable solutions to training and service delivery gaps, utilizing cross-cutting approaches such as performance and quality improvement and training.Regularly report to the Technical Director, and program and technical staff, of successes, challenges and lessons learned in implementation related to areas of technical expertiseDocument and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for quality improvementAuthor and co-author abstracts and presentations for journals and conferenceAssist in the preparation of donor reports and project reports 

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