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Job title : Senior Child Health, Nutrition & Malaria Clinical Advisor - Nigeria IHP jobs in Abuja Job Location : Abuja Deadline : August 25, 2022
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Project Overview and Role :
The Senior Child Health, Nutrition and Malaria Clinical Advisor will manage clinical aspects of the child health, nutrition, immunization and malaria portfolio from the Abuja Country Office.
The position works closely with the Senior Integrated Community-based Health Technical Lead who manages community-based volunteers (e.
g., CHIPS) and private sector (e.g., Private Patent Medical Vendors, Community Pharmacists) relationships and technical areas.
The position reports to the Deputy Chief of Party.
The Senior Child Health, Nutrition and Malaria Clinical Advisor will be responsible for providing clinical technical leadership in child health, malaria, and nutrition at health facilities (PHCs, secondary hospitals, and private health facilities) supported by IHP.
This will include oversight of capacity building of referral hubs (one secondary hospital per LGA) to address severe childhood illness, such as severe malaria, severe pneumonia and severe malnutrition.
It also provides mentoring and quality improvement oversight to primary healthcare facilities and select private health facilities within five targeted IHP-supported States (Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi and FCT).
The position will be based in the Abuja County office (ACO) and will liaise with State Technical Directors. The position requires providing support on child health policy, clinical guidelines development and development of training materials.
It will also provide limited technical assistance to NPHCDA and FMOH at federal level. The position provides child health and nutrition support to other technical staff and facilitates strong integrated service delivery at PHC levels, capacity building, clinical mentoring, and integrated supportive supervision.
The Senior Child Health, Nutrition and Malaria Clinical Advisor will provide oversight and management to a project Community of Practice which brings together technical staff from across all IHP States, the Abuja Country Office, and Headquarters to address and mitigate challenges, identify, and scale best practices.
The position requires a degree in medicine and an understanding of how to use data and analytics to identify, design and execute action plans to improve targeted child health and nutrition indicators across the five States in a scaled fashion.
The Senior Child Health, Nutrition and Malaria Clinical Advisor will be responsible for developing competency-based refresher trainings, scaled clinical mentoring and integrated supportive supervision strategies for PHC healthcare providers, secondary healthcare providers and LGHA supervisors.
USAID Integrated Health Program (IHP) in Nigeria :
Nigeria Integrated Health Program is an integrated health program with an expanded effort with the Government of Nigeria (GON) to identify and support rapid scale-up of proven interventions through improvement of service delivery and strengthening of health systems.
It will focus its support for service delivery in six intervention areas : family planning, malaria, routine immunization, nutrition, maternal / newborn health, and treatment of childhood pneumonia / diarrhea.
It has a strong emphasis on monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
This program will work closely with state-level government officials to support state-level Strategic Health Development Plans, Annual Operating Plans and budgets, capacity building, and promote local ownership of interventions, systems, and results.
Specific interventions will need to be tailored to local contexts and will be fully developed at state, Local Government Area (LGA) and ward levels.
Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities :
The position liaises with other Child Health staff in Abuja and the States to expand high impact, evidence-based practices, as well as community health and community engagement in partnership with other IHP staff and partners.
Liaises with the community IMCI expert.
Partner and Stakeholder Coordination and Advisory Services :
Participates in relevant federal-level Technical Working Groups and provides support to the FMOH and in IHP states for updating child health and nutrition quality policies based on global, national, and IHP state needs.
Liaises with commodity and supply chain experts within federal (as needed) and state authorities and will collaborate with other USAID-donor funded supply chain initiatives (e.
g. PSM) to support RI and IMCI / iCCM commodities management.
Required Qualifications :
The Senior Child Health, Nutrition and Malaria Clinical Advisor must be a physician anda proven leader in the field with senior-level management experience in public health programs.
S / he must be well recognized by the RMNCH community in Nigeria.
The Senior Child Health, Nutrition and Malaria Clinical Advisor must be intimately familiar with the context in Nigeria and have in-country experience with USAID programs.
Additional qualifications include :
He / she should have an MD and a