Latest Vacancies at Abt Associates

Abt Associates – The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance – as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Technical Specialist / Strategic Health Information Specialist – SHOPS Plus
Req Id: 58443
Location: Nigeria

Opportunity

  • Abt Associates seeks a Strategic Health Information Analyst to support USAID’s SHOPS Plus Nigeria TB Program’s Technical Director in the process of designing and executing evidence-based, strategic plans including the development of digital applications, dashboards, and programmatic processes informed by data to increase TB case detection in Nigeria’s Lagos and Kano states.
  • 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 priority health areas. In Nigeria, SHOPS Plus focuses on tuberculosis and family planning.
  • The Strategic Health Information Specialist will support the Program TB Technical Director in the implementation of the TB program.  The TB program focus is on increasing the availability of quality TB services in the private sector, improving flow of suspected TB patients into detection and treatment centers, improving the quality of private sector TB services, and strengthening health systems to foster and sustain public private mix models for TB care.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide the TB Technical Director with evidence-based strategic support
  • Lead the development of dashboards for Key Performance Indicators (KPI),data visualization and analytic platforms to drive and inform program activities and streamline actions required by private providers and program officers for the efficient and optimized functioning of the TB networks of private providers (including clinical practioners, community pharmacists, private laboratories and proprietary patent medicine vendors)
  • Provide support to the program team in the development of context specific digital health solutions, electronic medical records (EMR) and mHealth applications that will advance service delivery, capacity buiding, client education, targeted community mapping and case finding, knowledge management and learning, data collection, analysis, and strategic usage
  • Ensure data collection approach (timing/level of effort/user interface etc) is tailored to the providers’ needs for reporting data
  • Ensure the program’s information technology is strategically and cost effectively applied to the programs needs for data reporting to the National and  State TB programs and USAID
  • Advance research, learning, monitoring, and evaluation,cost analysis activities in the two states to ensure the program is collecting and using data to inform programmatic decisions to ensure cost-effectiveness and high functioning of the networks
  • Work with the M&E Director, Finance Director and the Technical Director in providing data-informed, evidence-based input/feedback to facilitate program design, review and implementation . Develop data visuals for internal and external audiences
  • Support program leadership in developing tools and best practices for data integrity
  • Make presentations on strategic collection and use of data as may be necessary (e.g. during trainings, meetings, etc.)
  • Leaddocumentation scientific writing, development of abstracts for conferences/meetings and generation of statistical analysis  Support the development of articles for publication
  • Contribute materials for production of infographics, facts sheets,IECs, publications for program roll out

Minimum Qualifications

  • (8+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites:

  • B.Sc or Master’s degree in Health Informatics, Data Science, Statistics, Monitoring & Evaluation, or Social Sciences with a focus in technology and data analytics or other relevant study
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a related professional space
  • Health related background and/or in country experience working in the health sector especially the private sector highly desirable
  • Broad experience in Business Intelligence and analytical platforms like Tableau, Qlikview, Power BI, etc User Interface and User Experience design is desirable
  • Experience in quantitative/statistical research techniques using statistical packages like Advanced Excel, STATA, SPSS, R
  • Experience with methods and procedures for data acquisition, management and quality control
  • Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills (examples will be requested)
  • Ability to work in a highly dynamic team
  • Ability to work under pressure and with tight timelines
  • Understanding of the socio-cultural issues in the work environment

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Administration Manager / Finance and Administration Director – SHOPS Plus
Req Id: 58542
Location: Nigeria

Job Summary

  • Abt Associates seeks a Finance and Administration (F&A) Director to support the SHOPS Plus project’s head office 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 capacitate public and private providers to scale up family planning, especially Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives planning, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and other health areas. In Nigeria, SHOPS Plus will capacitate private providers to scale up tuberculosis case finding, diagnosis, treatment and reporting in Lagos and Kano States and capacitate public and private providers to scale up family planning, especially Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) in FCT and Plateau states.
  • Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the F&A Director establishes, manages and maintains the project’s computer network at all operational locations.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, management, and direct supervision for the project’s finance and operations staff
  • Oversee the development of administrative and operations management systems and processes required to support project implementation, ensuring compliance with USAID and Abt Associates policies and regulations, and terms of the project contract/agreement
  • Develop, manage, and monitor project budgets, accurate financial reports, and projection of funding needs, in close coordination with senior project staff
  • Support the startup, general operations, and closedown of the project
  • Manage the financial operations and financial reporting of the project, providing guidance and technical assistance to financial management personnel
  • Create and maintain financial reporting and tracking systems that provide basic data measurements on financial performance of project activities
  • Provide ongoing financial administration to the project, including the processing of approvals for procurements, consultant agreements, and vendor invoices
  • Manage the timely submission of the monthly field expenses (ROVs) to the headquarters office
  • Oversee the development, execution, and management of subcontractor and consultant agreements
  • Develop and implement accounting and reporting systems for project expenditures, and provide guidance and training to project staff and partners on financial procedures

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s Degree (minimum) Master’s Degree (desirable) in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Management, or other relevant field
  • At least 10 years of professional experience managing financial and contractual aspects of large international development projects, preferably USAID-finded projects
  • Significant experience managing and supervising financial, administrative and procurement personnel
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets, contracting, procurement, and inventory management
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills and ability to work well on teams
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications and databases
  • Familiarity with US Government Cost Accounting Standards, including Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs) and USAID Acquisition Regulations (AIDARs)
  • Strong analytical and computer skills, with an emphasis on budget and financial analysis
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Minimum Qualifications

  • (8+) years of experience and a Bachelor’s degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

Remuneration

  • Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Technical Specialist / Strategic Health Information Officer – SHOPS Plus Nigeria
Req Id: 58442
Location: Nigeria

Job Summary

  • Abt Associates seeks a Strategic Health Information Analyst to support USAID’s SHOPS Plus Nigeria TB Program’s Technical Director in the process of designing and executing evidence-based, strategic plans including the development of digital applications, dashboards, and programmatic processes informed by data to increase TB case detection in Nigeria’s Lagos and Kano states.
  • 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 priority health areas. In Nigeria, SHOPS Plus focuses on tuberculosis and family planning.
  • The Strategic Health Information Officer will support the Program TB Technical Director in the implementation of the TB program.  The TB program focus is on increasing the availability of quality TB services in the private sector, improving flow of suspected TB patients into detection and treatment centers, improving the quality of private sector TB services, and strengthening health systems to foster and sustain public private mix models for TB care.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support the Strategic Information Specialist with evidence-based strategy development
  • Support the development of dashboards for Key Performance Indicators (KPI), data visualization and analystic platforms to drive and inform program activities and streamline actions required by private providers and program officers for the efficient and optimized functioning of the TB networks of private providers (including clinical practioners, community pharmacists, private laboratories and proprietary patent medicine vendors)
  • Support the program team in overseeing the development of context specific digital health solutions, electronic medical records (EMR) and mHealth  applications that will advance service delivery, capacity buiding, client education, targeted community mapping and case finding, knowledge management and learning, data collection, analysis, and strategic usage.
  • Ensure data collection approach (timing/level of effort/user interface etc) is tailored to the providers’ needs for reporting data
  • Ensure the program’s information technology is strategically and cost effectively applied to the programs needs for data reporting to the National and  State TB programs and USAID
  • Support research, learning, monitoring, and evaluation,cost analysis activities in the two states to ensure the program is collecting and using data to inform programmatic decisions to ensure cost-effectiveness and high functioning of the networks
  • Support documentation and the generation of statistical analysis for scientific writing, and abstracts for conferences/meetings
  • Contribute materials for the production of infographics, facts sheets,IECs,publications for program operationalization.

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer engineering,Health Informatics, Data Science, Statistics, Monitoring & Evaluation, Social Sciences with a focus in technology and data analytics or other relevant study
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a related professional space
  • Broad experience in Business Intelligence and analytical platforms like Tableau, Qlikview, Power BI, etc User Interface and User Experience design is desirable
  • Experience in quantitative/statistical research techniques using statistical packages like Advanced Excel, STATA, SPSS, R
  • Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills (examples will be requested)
  • Ability to work in a highly dynamic team
  • Ability to work under pressure and with tight timelines
  • Understanding of the socio-cultural issues in the work environment

Minimum Qualifications:

  • (6+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

Remuneration
Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply