Location : Abuja
Career Category : Program / Project Management
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.
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.
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.