Program Officer - Jhpiego
Jhpiego
Abuja
5d ago
source : BetaJob

Location : Abuja

Career Category : Program / Project Management

Overview

  • Jhpiego is seeking a Program Officer to provide high quality administration and management for the newly awarded STAR program in Nigeria.
  • The STAR program is an 18-month, UNITAID-funded global HIV program that supports countries to distribute HIV self-tests effectively, ethically and efficiently through provision of strategic technical assistance.
  • In Nigeria, STAR will support the Government of Nigeria to develop and adapt policy guidelines for the adoption of HIV self-testing and support for the integration of HIV self-testing within the existing health care systems.
  • The Program Officer will assist in the implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of the STAR project being implemented at the national level.
  • This includes assisting with development of work plans, liaising with Ministry staff, other partners and donors regarding implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs.

    Responsibilities

  • Lead program coordination and monitor implementation at the national level
  • Development, implementation and monitoring of work plan and budgets
  • Coordinate technical assistance for program implementation
  • Assist the technical staff in the design implementation, monitoring and assessment of activities.
  • Write reports, annual work plans, project monitoring tracking matrices, target implementation plan and relevant reports as required.
  • Work closely with technical and program staff to ensure quality implementation of programs and monitor state level spending
  • Assist in the development of new program approaches that are linked to related services
  • Work with STAR consultants to implement trainings, services and programs
  • Maintain partnerships on behalf of STAR with FMOH, NACA, NASCP, donors, and other partners.
  • Other duties as necessary or as assigned.
  • Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in public health, sociology, or related health, medical, or social science discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience working with UNITAID programs and strong familiarity with UNITAID reporting requirements.
  • 5+ years’ experience in management, operational and technical expertise with a preference in HIV program implementation.
  • Required Abilities / Skills :

  • Experience in HIV care and treatment and prevention programs
  • Familiarity with Nigeria’s health systems and reporting structure and demonstrated ability to collaborate with government level officials to strengthen program implementation
  • Demonstrated ability in working and collaborating with a wide range of local and international partner organizations
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining donor relations
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
  • Excellent writing and communications skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams and willingness to learn and empower others
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Ability to travel frequently to implementation states
  • References will be required.
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