Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Coordinator - Kebbi State - Nigeria IHP Company Overview Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact -
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Project Overview and Role
The Health System Coordinators shall be based at strategically located Local Government Health Authorities (LGHAs).
The IHP Health System Strengthening (HSS) coordinators will be responsible for providing technical assistance and capacity building across the building blocks of the health system and enhance the utilization of data for decision-
making and apply adaptive management at the LGHA (6-7), PHC and community to continually strengthen accountability, systems and services for reduced child and maternal morbidity and mortality.
o Facilitate and support LGHA officials to adopt and effectively implement state-wide policies including, but not limited to, Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR), PHC revitalization, Integrated Supportive Supervision, and integrated RMNCH+N and malaria
o Build capacity of LGHAs to strengthen Facility Management Committees (FMC), Quality Improvement Teams and Ward Development Committees (WDCs) to fulfill their functions and work with health providers to improve integrated primary health care
o Provide guidance to LGHA's to enhance HRH availability and performance of integrated primary health care through appropriate training, mentoring and integrated supportive supervision to facility (PHC) and community-
based structures (WDCs / VDCs and community-based health workers / volunteers)
o Support the implementation of strategic plans for Human Resources for Health at the LGHA and PHC levels that are based on evidence and are designed to support improvements in RMNCH+N and malaria
o Provide technical leadership to and build capacity of LGHA officials to use available data and information to make strategic decisions for planning, budgeting and supervising systems for health financing, health workforce, service delivery, supply chain, governance and accountability
o Works with LGHAs to strengthen institutional and financial capacity for quality PHC service delivery, incorporating new and innovative approaches as appropriate for FMCs and WDCs
o Participate in catchment LGHAs' planning meetings, to provide guidance and adapt / target IHP technical assistance plans, as necessary to address needs
o Conduct regular internal review and analysis of program and quality improvement data for catchment LGHAs to determine progress towards goals and gaps and develop plans for technical assistance to address gaps
o Provide support to LGHA and facility officials to explore opportunities to collaborate with the private sector to improve RMNCH health outcomes
o Coordinate scheduling of program-wide technical assistance activities for catchment LGHAs
o Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep state management team informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis
o Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor which contribute to the achievement of program goals
Reports to the Kebbi IHP Governance and Leadership advisor
o A graduate degree in Public Health, Health planning, Health policy or related courses (e.g. MBBS, RN etc.) with extensive field experience in managing health programs in Nigeria.
A postgraduate degree in health systems or public health will be an added advantage
o At least 3-5 years of experience working on Health Systems Strengthening in developing countries, preferably in Nigeria
o The HSS Coordinator must be an experienced professional in the field of health systems strengthening, primary health care, and have capacity building and project management experience in public health programs
o The HSS Coordinator must be intimately familiar with the context in Nigeria and have in-country experience with USAID programs
o Demonstratable capacity to network and negotiate with key stakeholders across different sectors in support of health
o Strong skills in design, implementation and monitoring of program components; e.g. health systems strengthening, qual training, supportive supervision, advocacy and coordination
and computer literacy in spread sheets is a must
o Experience with technical assistance for programs funded by USAID and / or other donor programs in developing countries, with significant Nigeria experience
o Strong verbal, listening, writing, and interpersonal skills essential for effective coordination among several institutions and staff involved in a broad range of activities
o Fluent in English, (written and oral communication) and Hausa and / or Fulfulde
o Willingness to travel throughout Kebbi state as necessary