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Pact West Africa (Nigeria) is a Country Office of Pact, an international non-governmental and non-profit organization with its headquarters in Washington, DC.  We envision a world where everyone owns their own future.  To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.

We seek a highly experienced and qualified candidate to fill the below position:

 

 

Job Title: Knowledge Management Consultant
Location:
 Abuja with travels to the North East
Duration: 2 months
Job Summary

  • The consultant will develop communications materials (i.e. success stores, infographics, photo stories, short video clips and final graphic design work for other related documents) that will showcase achievements and lessons learned on the State Accountability and Quality Improvement Project (SAQIP) in Gombe State overall and within each of the three primary outcome areas.
  • The consultant will also help finalize the communications strategy.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Desk review of relevant literatures and program documents
  • Work with monitoring, evaluation and learning team to identify and analyse relevant data for each primary outcome area
  • Develop protocols and interview guides for collection of any required additional data (as needed)
  • Mop up outstanding information and assessments from relevant SAQIP team in Gombe state.
  • Conduct field visits and interact with health facility providers, LGA PHC department leads and GSPHCDA with a view to collecting information to showcase the unique interventions and share with the Communications team
  • Develop a report summarizing lessons learned and key recommendations of the project
  • Conduct field visits and interview WDC leadership, SMOs, RM Committees
  • Develop communication (thought leadership) related materials/products to be developed (at least 5 per primary outcome) report describing the effective practices and solutions due to SAQIP
  • Work with communications consultant/graphic designer to finalize materials (this could include the development of infographics and other audio and visual materials)

Deliverables:
Develop at least 5 thought leadership materials for each of the SAQIP primary outcome areas (15 in total) detailing achievements, best practices and lessons learned.  Possible topics include on (but are not limited to):

  • Synergizing for impact – Layering WHO safe birth checklist on Quality Improvement interventions
  • Community involvement in facility level quality improvements – Leveraging communities for impact
  • Knowledge to action – Accelerating and maintaining health care provider’s capacities to provide BEmONC services in primary health care system
  • Restructuring of Ward Development Committees (WDC) for Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Guidelines for working with Community Structures for development and results
  • Increasing utilization of MNCH services – The Mothers Group Model
  • Ensure all developed materials are reviewed, approved and finalized by SAQIP team and Pact Nigeria senior management
  • Final report of consultancy
  • Impact and effectivenss of community score cards as related to community ownership and health system strengthening
  • Transition from WORTH model to Birth Preparedness Scheme
  • Effective and Efficient Approaches to Sustainable Community Development Interventions: The SAQIP Experience
  • Effective Community Resource Mobilization Approaches – Lessons from SAQIP WDC Interventions in Gombe State

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience (e.g. Social Sciences, International Development, Business, Development Studies) or 7 years of relevant professional experience and a master’s degree.
  • Minimum 3 years of Knowledge Management experience required.
  • Experience in a similar role especially on a program funded by an institutional donor and good knowledge of the North East of Nigeria, its culture will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent computer skills, including developing graphics for presentation materials is essential.
  • Proven mastery in capturing, analyzing, managing, retrieving and disseminating information effectively using appropriate information systems communication tools (PowerPoint, publisher etc.).

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV and Cover Letter on their suitability to: pactngprocurement@pactworld.org Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for on the SUBJECT of the mail (i.e Knowledge Management Consultant).

Note

  • All CV’s/Resume/Applications Must be in either Word format or PDF.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

 

Application Deadline  19th February, 2019.

 

 

Job Title: Health System Strengthening Advisor & Technical Coordinator
Location:
 Gombe
Background
Pact is recruiting for a temporary hire to support the State Accountability and Quality Improvement Project (SAQIP), a maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented in Gombe State. SAQIP primary outcomes are to:

  • Improve governance, capacity and performance of the public health system;
  • Improve accountability and community participation in the public health system and;
  • Increase utilization of public MNCH services.

To achieve this, SAQIP works with the Gombe State Primary Health Care Development Agency, including local government area (LGA) health teams, primary health centres, ward development committees and members of mother’s groups who are rural poor women of child bearing age within the eleven LGA’s in the state.
PACT is seeking for a temporary hire to fill the position of Health System strengthening Advisor for a period of 6 months
Position summary

  • Provides overall technical leadership in quality improvement and MNCH programming with a special focus on Health Systems Strengthening as a member of the central technical team.  Coordinates technical work and advances program quality with attention to assessed gaps in any of the six health system strengthening building block areas as needed.  Specifically supports health system strengthening as it applies to MNCH and its linkages with other sectors of the health system. He/She will Supervise the Service Improvement Officers (SIOs) directly.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership, technical assistance and capacity building in health systems strengthening (HSS) and quality improvement of State and Ward level health systems that deliver MNCH services.
  • Support program team members to advance policies, strategies, and activities aimed at increasing demand for, access to, and uptake of health services.
  • Inform and improve health indicators at program and portfolio levels in order to strengthen the capturing and communication of health outcomes and impact.
  • Provide technical leadership on implementation of clinical mentorship, WHO safer birth checklist and Drug Revolving Fund Scheme.
  • Provide coordination of work-plan implementation
  • Coordinates project reports and reviews concepts and abstracts
  • Provide technical leadership for the implementation of the Drug Revolving Fund support to the Primary Health Care Agency.
  • Provide technical leadership on the operationalization of community based Possible Severe Bacterial Infection (PSBI) intervention in Gombe state.
  • Support the successful implementation of SAQIP sustainability plans through active engagement of the stakeholders.
  • Strengthen integration and quality of service delivery with community based services for vulnerable populations with a focus on quality improvement activities.
  • Support the use of evidence based best practice in service delivery by acting as the lead in identifying and training on state of the art practice in MNCH.
  • Develop, refine, and roll-out HSS tools and approaches for the project, ensuring compliance and alignment with best evidence based practice and national policies.
  • Monitor implementation and quality of technical health activities in all components of the project and develop action plans to address identified gaps.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Public Health or related program, or Social Sciences
  • Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office), preference for a person with familiarity with mobile technology and an interest in technological innovations in public health practice.
  • Ability to work independently, previous supervisory experience, and manage a high-volume work flow.
  • A good working experience in Government health sector in Gombe state or with SAQIP is an added advantage.
  • At least eight years demonstrated experience in at least three of the following areas: health policy development and operationalization; quality improvement at health care facilities in Nigeria, capacity building among local organizations and/or host country government at various levels; health workforce and professional leadership development; program implementation, and monitoring and evaluation

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Resume/CV on their suitability to: pactnghr@pactworld.org Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for on the SUBJECT of the mail (i.e Health System Strengthening Advisor & Technical Coordinator).

Note

  • All CV’s/Resume/Applications Must be in either Word format or PDF.
  • Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted

 

Application Deadline  19th February, 2019.