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Overview

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; Palladium, PharmAccess and others is implementing a USAID funded global cooperative agreement called the Integrated Health Project (IHP) 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 which has already commenced is to operate over a 5-year period.

The purpose of this Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) Contract is to implement priority primary health interventions in the State (s) to strengthen the state-, LGA-, 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. TORs will be USAID’s principal primary health program service delivery activity in the states and will coordinate closely with other USAID activities and other development partner programs in the state. USAID will intentionally overlay this activity with other Mission; programming to increase Government of Nigeria (GON) resources for primary health care (PHC) services, increase demand for PHC services, and improve access to essential commodities. The activity is expected to collaborate closely with those other implementing partners and will not undertake any activities already implemented by other USAID programs.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical guidance on service and quality improvement that is sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of the State and USAID
  • Provide technical leadership, and build local capacity using proven training approaches and quality improvement methodologies.
  • Provide trainings (providers and training of trainers) as well as follow-up support and clinical mentoring as necessary for QI at primary health care facilities.
  • Support service/quality improvement efforts, approaches and tools at IHP – public and private primary health care State sites.
  • Advocate with State Ministry of Health for adoption of new evidence-based quality improvement (QI) best practices at health facilities in project sites.
  • Advocate with other ministries, community, NGO’s, and religious leaders to support and promote service/quality improvement components.
  • Ensure quality program implementation consistent with MOH Nigerian Guidelines, global best practices and USAID Nigerian Strategic Directions.
  • Coordinate with the other members of the technical team and NGO partners to develop and implement feasible facility and community-based approaches.
  • An experienced Midwife/Nurse or any other closely related health care professional; other related courses (e.g. MPH, MSC or other relevant degree) will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in working directly with senior government officials and policy makers in RMNCH.
  • Experience working with partners, organizations, and institutions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A broad variety of programmatic, administrative, financial, and computer skills (including Word Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access), which may need to be acquired through very quick learning.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with African experts and partners in developing technical materials and providing training to improve service delivery, advocacy and resource mobilization for expanding quality improvement of RMNCH services.
  • Experience with technical competence for programs funded by USAID and/or other donor programs in developing countries, with significant Nigeria experience.
  • Strong verbal, listening, writing, and intrapersonal skills essential for effective coordination among several institutions and staff involved in a broad range of activities.
  • Ability to communicate in the local language and good knowledge of the terrain.

SALARY: NGN497,924.166

  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview
  • Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
  • There will be travel requirements and opportunities both within Nigeria.
  • JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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  • Job City Kebbi
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Our History

Responding to the Changing Needs of Women and Families Worldwide

Since its founding in 1974, Jhpiego has been innovating to save the lives of women and families worldwide. From the first day, Jhpiego has been asking the question: How can we make lifesaving services available and accessible to the people who need them—all over the world?

Dr. Theodore M. King, an early innovator and champion for women’s health, was the moving force behind the founding of Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University. In the early 1970s, King recognized the need to make physicians, nurses and administrators from developing countries aware of reproductive health breakthroughs, such as laparoscopy (a procedure used to inspect internal reproductive organs for infertility or to provide contraception by closing off the fallopian tubes) and modern contraceptives. Originally known as the Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics, the organization was funded through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Under King’s leadership, as a founder, trustee and later president of Jhpiego for 14 years, the organization conducted a steady stream of programs throughout the developing world.

How Did We Get from There to Here?

Early on, Jhpiego established itself as a leader in reproductive health training. Beginning in 1974, Jhpiego held training sessions on family planning/reproductive health for doctors and nurses in the USA In 1979, Jhpiego started its first in-country training programs in Tunisia, Brazil, Kenya, Nigeria, Thailand and the Philippines. From 1987 through 2004, Jhpiego conducted three global Training in Reproductive Health Projects, funded by USAID. Beginning in 1993, Jhpiego published learning materials on long-acting family planning methods.

Over the years—to respond more effectively to the needs of individual countries—Jhpiego became increasingly field-based and established its first field office in Kenya in 1993. Today, Jhpiego has field offices in more than 30 countries worldwide. Similarly, Jhpiego’s programming areas have expanded to meet changing needs in the field. In addition to family planning and reproductive health, Jhpiego now has expertise in maternal and child health, infection prevention and control, HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases.

Jhpiego’s work has also expanded to address reproductive health policy and guidelines and to support health systems strengthening. For example, in 1996 in Brazil, Jhpiego launched a performance and quality improvement approach, now known as Standards-Based Management and Recognition (SBM-R), which has since been implemented in 30 countries. SBM-R empowers health workers and facilities to improve the performance and quality of their services by providing them with the tools and methods they need to make decisions, solve problems and innovate at the local level.

Innovations in Training Methods and Technologies

In 1986, Jhpiego pioneered a competency-based training (CBT) approach that emphasizes learning by doing. CBT focuses on how the participant performs and promotes the trainer’s ability to encourage learning. Jhpiego also introduced the use of anatomic models for “humanistic training.” To minimize risk to clients, learners first practice on models until they achieve competency. In 1995, a clinical training skills manual—the cornerstone of Jhpiego’s training approach—was published. Using a systematic “training of trainers” approach, Jhpiego has created a global network of qualified physician, nurse and midwife trainers.

As early as 1984, Jhpiego collaborated with the University of the West Indies to deliver reproductive health courses, via satellite, to six islands in the Caribbean. In 1987, Jhpiego sponsored a global meeting on reproductive health education and technology with the World Health Organization (WHO) and introduced computer-assisted instruction to simulate clinical situations in several of its US-based courses. In 1995, ReproLine, an online source for reproductive health information, was launched. Today, Jhpiego continues to explore new learning technologies: mobile phones in Afghanistan, a computer-based learning management system in Ethiopia, computer-based training in Ghana, a distance learning program in Zambia.

Practical Solutions for Low-Resource Settings

Since the 1992 publication of its international reference standard Infection Prevention for Family Planning Service Programs, Jhpiego has been at the forefront in promoting evidence-based practices that can protect health care professionals, staff and clients from potentially life-threatening infections. To this end, Jhpiego has tested and introduced practical, low-cost infection prevention procedures that can be implemented effectively in settings with limited resources.

In developing countries, cervical cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths among women. In 1995, Jhpiego began research with the University of Zimbabwe to find a low-cost alternative to the Pap test that could make cervical cancer prevention a reality in low-resource settings. Based on the results of this research, Jhpiego helped form the Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention in 1999 and received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand its cervical cancer program. Since that time, Jhpiego has developed and piloted the single visit approach in which women are screened and treated during the same visit.

In 1995, Jhpiego began addressing HIV/AIDS and its integration with family planning services. Six years later, Jhpiego began work in HIV voluntary counseling and testing with a USAID-funded project in Jamaica. In 2002, Jhpiego received its first funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for work in HIV/AIDS and, the following year, developed a global learning package on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV—with CDC, WHO and university partners—to enable global scale-up. Also in 2003, Jhpiego began work on male circumcision for HIV prevention in Zambia. In 2008, Jhpiego developed a global learning package on male circumcision for HIV prevention with WHO and UNAIDS.

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Overview

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; Palladium, PharmAccess and others is implementing a USAID funded global cooperative agreement called the Integrated Health Project (IHP) 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 which has already commenced is to operate over a 5-year period.

The purpose of this Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) Contract is to implement priority primary health interventions in the State (s) to strengthen the state-, LGA-, 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. TORs will be USAID’s principal primary health program service delivery activity in the states and will coordinate closely with other USAID activities and other development partner programs in the state. USAID will intentionally overlay this activity with other Mission; programming to increase Government of Nigeria (GON) resources for primary health care (PHC) services, increase demand for PHC services, and improve access to essential commodities. The activity is expected to collaborate closely with those other implementing partners and will not undertake any activities already implemented by other USAID programs.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical guidance on service and quality improvement that is sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of the State and USAID
  • Provide technical leadership, and build local capacity using proven training approaches and quality improvement methodologies.
  • Provide trainings (providers and training of trainers) as well as follow-up support and clinical mentoring as necessary for QI at primary health care facilities.
  • Support service/quality improvement efforts, approaches and tools at IHP – public and private primary health care State sites.
  • Advocate with State Ministry of Health for adoption of new evidence-based quality improvement (QI) best practices at health facilities in project sites.
  • Advocate with other ministries, community, NGO’s, and religious leaders to support and promote service/quality improvement components.
  • Ensure quality program implementation consistent with MOH Nigerian Guidelines, global best practices and USAID Nigerian Strategic Directions.
  • Coordinate with the other members of the technical team and NGO partners to develop and implement feasible facility and community-based approaches.
  • An experienced Midwife/Nurse or any other closely related health care professional; other related courses (e.g. MPH, MSC or other relevant degree) will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in working directly with senior government officials and policy makers in RMNCH.
  • Experience working with partners, organizations, and institutions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A broad variety of programmatic, administrative, financial, and computer skills (including Word Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access), which may need to be acquired through very quick learning.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with African experts and partners in developing technical materials and providing training to improve service delivery, advocacy and resource mobilization for expanding quality improvement of RMNCH services.
  • Experience with technical competence for programs funded by USAID and/or other donor programs in developing countries, with significant Nigeria experience.
  • Strong verbal, listening, writing, and intrapersonal skills essential for effective coordination among several institutions and staff involved in a broad range of activities.
  • Ability to communicate in the local language and good knowledge of the terrain.

SALARY: NGN497,924.166

  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview
  • Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
  • There will be travel requirements and opportunities both within Nigeria.
  • JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer
2022-12-20

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