Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for - and respond to - crises and adversity. We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Senior Health (SRH and MHPSS) Coordinator
- The purpose of this role is to provide strategic and operational advice and support to the ASPIRE Project team and partners in the technical delivery of the health (SRH and mental health) component of the project.
- The role will be a member of the Project Management Team.
Dimensions of the Role
Support the development, implementation and periodic review of the health (SRH including MHPSS) components of the project, including engagement with broad range of project stakeholders.
- Support the Health Advisor on the assessment of health facilities in line with minimum standards and working with stakeholders and partners to ensure the health facilities meet the standards.
- In collaboration with the HA support provide on the development and implementation of all health (SRH and MHPSS) training activities on the project, ensuring the highest quality of standard.
- Support the implementation of a gender responsive community and health facility referral process.
- Work closely with the health advisor for technical guidance and support
- Lead on the support to health facilities to be more adolescent friendly and gender responsive.
- Contribute to project research and support Monitoring and Evaluation processes.
- Work with the health advisor project manager and to regularly develop and disseminate knowledge management materials.
- Support the Program manager to identify and celebrate campaign and event days related to the project.
- Participate in the joint monitoring of the health sector with Government and other partners.
- Work with the Coordinators (SRH/MHPSS), program officers and GE and M&E team members to ensure community structures have the requisite technical health and SRH and MHPSS knowledge, including comprehensive sexuality education.
- Provide technical insights in the development of curricula, advocacy and community mobilization strategies, including IEC materials and radio messages to ensure service delivery issues are captured.
- Regularly utilize project level data, to track progress against planned service delivery outputs and outcomes, and manage performance using RBM methodologies.
- Support Country Office Health, Gender and Social Inclusion Manager in identifying, disseminate and address gender barriers to programming outcomes.
- Provide high caliber and quality inputs for project communication, planning, implementation and reporting deliverables
- Manage and support health coordinators and officers in project role out and implementation of quality standards including elements of health system strengthening and thematic sectoral collaboration (GE, M&E, CP/SG, WASH/construction etc.)
- Provide regular updates to supervisor and other project team members to inform project programming decision making and advocacy efforts.
- Provide technical support to partner activities to ensure consistency with project objectives.
- Identify and document knowledge management content, best practices and success stories in collaboration with partners and share with Program Management
- Lead on the technical report writing under the supervision of the program manager. Work with community-based structures for successful implementation of community outreach services.
- Support regular advocacies to local stakeholders to improve and sustain project buy-in and operations.
- Support the establishment and maintenance of good working relationship with the relevant State actors, local government authorities and other stakeholders, including participation and representation in state level activities.
- Assume any other responsibility as assigned by the Health Advisor & Program Manager.
- Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Qualifications and Experience:
- University Education in Medicine or Health related courses. An advanced degree such as MPH
- MSc in relevant health field will be an added advantage.
- 4 - 6 years of experience providing technical support to health and SRH projects in Nigeria, preferably in Northern Nigeria.
- Medical or public health professional with strong technical expertise in the delivery of healthcare services in volatile low-resource settings.
- Experience in utilizing adolescent peer education methodologies and comprehensive sexuality Education in communities will be a plus.
- General knowledge of all and advanced knowledge of at least two of the following sub-sectors required: primary health, reproductive health, mental health, community promotion
- Experience in mental health programming is a significant plus.
- A history of productive involvement with local partners, including from government, traditional leadership, and civil society
- Demonstrated knowledge and background in community mobilization and engagement on health and SRH and MHPSS projects.
- Demonstrated problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate
- Significant experience in the management of a multi-donor grant portfolio required. Skilled in program design and proposal development, creation and timely execution of workplans, and high-quality donor reporting.
- Excellent writing skills and able to draft and edit complex technical documents for donor submission with minimal oversight.
- Experience drafting project reporting and monitoring project progress
- Knowledge of Hausa language preferred but not required.
Skills & Knowledge:
- Basic financial and administrative skills
- Communicates clearly and effectively appropriate to the audience
- Possession of good report writing skills
- Passion for learning and development.
- Good computer literacy skills.
- Team player
- Provides good and adequate administrative support to enable the project to meet its agreed program outcomes.
- Actively seeks for support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties.
Application Closing Date
15th May, 2022.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
- Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities. Plan International Nigeria is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of abuse.
- Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.