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Project Officers at Jhpiego Nigeria

Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families. In collaboration with UNITAIDS, Jhpiego will be implementing a Malaria-in-Pregnancy (MIP) project. This project aims to scale up an innovative, community-based approach to expand coverage of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (lPTp), with quality assured sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP), for pregnant women.

The project will operate over a five-year period. Jhpiego hereby invites applications from highly resourceful, experienced and dynamic professionals for the position below:

Job Title: 
Project Officer


  • The Project Officer will have the overall responsibility to program and coordinate implementation of IPTp activities in-country alongside District Health Management Teams (DHMTs) and relevant facility-based personnel and especially CHWs, will provide day-to-day leadership to ensure smooth implementation of project activities to meet project goals, objectives and targets.
  • S/he will provide technical leadership in development of annual work plans and budgets to ensure that project design is in line with project and MOH strategies. Coordinate annual phasing in of activities and track achievement of project objectives.
  • The successful candidate will also contribute to project communication plan activities and document best practices, success stories and challenges for sharing both Internally and externally.
  • Work with the Finance Officer to develop annual budgets that reflect technical design and planned activities.
Additional Information
All staff members of Jhpiego, regardless of the level of their responsibilities are expected to:
  • Model the mission and values stated above
  • Participate in the business development processes
  • Contribute to the knowledge sharing and transfer process
  • Make responsible decisions that result in time and cost containment and clear accountability
  • Participate in multiple teams, adopt team spirit, take responsibility for action items assigned nd provide feedback as needed
  • Multitask, be able to manage competing priorities and be able to prioritize in order to meet program and/or organizational objectives
Required Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in Public Health, Health Administration International Health or a related field.
  • 5 - 6 years experience successfully supporting the implementation of large, multi year international health sector development projects (approximately $10M per year) that have implemented successful activities in areas such as maternal, newborn and child health, malaria prevention, care and treatment and health systems strengthening.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing systems, implementing project start-up and using project management tools.
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, PVOs, the private sector and international donors. -
  • In-depth knowledge of donor projects, regulations, compliance and reporting:
  • Programmatic experience in maternal, newborn and child health, malaria prevention, care and treatment, or health systems strengthening.
  • Expertise in research to practice identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities.
  • Previous experience working in Nigeria, with intimate understanding of local health systems, malaria prevention, care & treatment, and maternal, neonatal and child health care gaps and opportunities. Established relationships with government agencies, key health personnel, and health partners.
  • Strong change management, results oriented and decision making skills
  • Proven expertise in providing technical assistance.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple projects/tasks, short deadlines, competing deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Ability to coordinate activities with multiple project partners, MOH staff and CSOs.
  • Ability to interact with established networks of senior level international health professionals, donors, universities and other partners.
  • Appreciation for socio-cultural differences in countries, preferably having lived and worked in one or more low resource settings.
  • Awareness of, sensitivity to, and experience working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural staff and groups.
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with counterparts in other agencies and organizations nationally.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to travel nationally.
Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Application Closing Date
28th March, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and a CV as on single word document to: ng-recruitment@jhpiego.org The title/subject of the email and application should be the position applied for.

  • Applicants that do not adhere to the stated format of application will be disqualified. For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at www.jhpiego.org
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for interview. Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
  • This position is contingent upon award from UNITAID. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
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