Short-term Technical Director, USAID IHP Family Planning (FP) Grant

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Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is a national, non-governmental organization established in 1989 and registered in 1991. ARFH is committed to improving the quality of life of underserved and vulnerable communities.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Short-term Technical Director, USAID IHP Family Planning (FP) Grant

Location: Kebbi

Employment Type: Contract

Specific Job / Responsibilities

Ensure effective technical lead of family planning training programming of the IHP FP grant

Coordinate the implementation of Low Dose High Frequency (LDHF) training in 11 LGAs and 122 PHCs

Contribute to operations and technical reviews of Training activities in relevant areas of LDHF training

Provide technical support during Training of Trainers and Training of service providers, coaching, mentoring and integrated services of the IHP FP grant

Liaise with State RH/FP team and other relevant government representatives (LGA health team) to facilitate the process of conduct of the training

Coordinate training activities at the site level with oversight from Director of Programmes and the Lead Training advisor of ARFH.

Provide leadership to the development of strategic work plans as well as state level monthly/quarterly implementation work plans for partners on the project.

In collaboration with the leadership of partner organizations, identify key process weaknesses and capacity gaps with potential to hinder effective delivery of quality programmes.

Incorporate remedial actions in technical assistance and capacity building plans.

Oversee the quality implementation and support of ongoing programming based on robust grant management and monitoring and evaluation systems.

Ensure adherence to all donor requirements in programme, activities, reports, security, procurement, HR and financial grant management protocols.

Provide guidance to senior program staff to ensure that data on FP is used effectively for advocacy and realignment of project implementations as necessary.

Oversee donor and internal narrative reporting, ensuring that all reports are of high quality and meet the standards of ARFH and donor requirements.

Ensure mentorship for program staff in order to maintain a high standard of capacity for the implementation of quality programming.

Oversee performance evaluation process for all the grant staff and providers.

Work with Director of Programmes to establish and maintain relationships with other agencies and organizations on all programming aspects.

Establish and maintain relationship with the relevant coordination bodies and line ministries to promote advocacy priorities on the Family planning project in Kebbi State.

Represent the organization with governmental bodies, stakeholders and donors.

Prepare relevant reports including all training reports, quarterly, final report, and positive results achieved on the project and lessons learnt and ensure they are shared with stakeholders including the donor in a timely manner.

Ensure the prudent use of funds in the implementation of project activities as set out in the project plan.

Qualifications

A clinician or Nurse / Midwife with advance degree (B.SN, BSC) and / or Master’s Degree in Public Health

Minimum of (8) years of experience, 5+ years’ experience that have successfully implemented activities in family planning/reproductive health, preferably in Nigeria.

Experience in training health workers on clinical aspects in family planning

Skill in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery programs, training, performance and quality improvement

Experience with a mix of practical technical skills necessary for strengthening family planning service delivery at the regional, national, clinical and community-level

Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector

Previous experience working in Kebbi State with intimate understanding of local health system and family planning gaps and opportunities, and solid relationships at government agencies

Knowledge of USAID programs, regulations, compliance and reporting requirements

Experience in research to practice – identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts

Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination

Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English

Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national programs and technical staff

Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Ability to travel within Kebbi state 50% of time.

Remuneration Package

Very attractive.

Application Closing Date

8th November, 2020.

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