Senior Health Systems Strengthening Advisor
Malaria Consortium
Abuja, NG
2d ago
source : Ngcareers Ltd

Job Requirements

Min Required Experience :

Min Qualification : Masters

Desired Courses : Not Specified

Other Requirements :

Qualifications and Experience :

Essential :

  • Postgraduate Degree in Public Health or Development related fields, with a focus on health systems strengthening approaches
  • At least 8 years working in technical role with an excellent understanding of health systems
  • Significant experience in intervention design and implementation of large-scale health projects
  • Familiarity with the challenges and opportunities of strengthening health systems in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA)
  • Experience with value-for-money measurements
  • Familiarity with the Nigerian health system, including government planning and budgeting processes at Federal and State levels.
  • Desirable :

  • Significant knowledge in communicable diseases control
  • Experience of supporting development of learning processes and structures, ideally in an NGO context
  • Experience working with private sector actors involved in health services delivery
  • Work-based skills : Essential :

    Essential :

  • Excellent skills in public health, and in particular related to malaria Strong analytical ability
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Management of high performing teams, including ability to delegate efficiently and technically support teams
  • Mentoring and coaching skills with respect to junior staff
  • Strong skills in negotiating with and engaging Ministry of Health Officials at all levels of the health system
  • Ability to work in a multicultural team
  • Results-oriented attitude to work
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently with little support
  • Practical organisational skills with the ability to manage a fluctuating workload, prioritise and reprioritise when necessary and meet tight deadlines
  • Able to travel to SUNMAP2 supported states for up to one week at a time to oversee implementation activities
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving mind-set
  • Positive work attitude; a team player
  • Desirable :

  • Excellent project management and planning skills
  • Demonstrable publication writing skills include peer reviewed publications
  • Delivering results :

    LEVEL D - Inspires wider teams to achieve outstanding results and to manage risks :

  • Proactively improves effectiveness and performance of other senior staff to increase ability to meet objectives, acquiring new skills when appropriate
  • Encourages mitigating risks amongst the teams / groups they work with / manage
  • Ensures the quality of all internal / external work of own and others
  • Analysis and use of information :

    LEVEL D - Analyses the external environment confidently :

  • Generates a range of policy options and appraises them based on the internal and external evidence
  • Develops ways of applying new knowledge and ensures lessonâ€ï ½learning with self and wider team
  • Analyses the significance of external events and situations for Malaria Consortium
  • Interpersonal and communications :

    LEVEL C - Adapts communications effectively :

  • Tailors communication (content, style and medium) to diverse audiences
  • Communicates equally effectively at all organisational levels
  • Understands other’s underlying needs, concerns and motivations and communicates effectively in sensitive situations
  • Resolves intra-team and inter-team conflicts effectively
  • Collaboration and partnering :

    LEVEL C - Builds strong networks internally and participates actively in external networks and think tanks :

  • Builds strong networks internally
  • Participates actively in external networks and / or think tanks.
  • Engages with relevant experts to gather and evaluate evidence
  • Shares and implements good practice with internal and external peers
  • Leading and motivating people :

    LEVEL C - Effectively leads and motivates others or direct reports :

  • Gives regular, timely and appropriate feedback
  • Acknowledges good performance and deals with issues concerning poor performance
  • Carries out staff assessment and development activities conscientiously and effectively
  • Develop the skills and competence of others through the development and application of skills
  • Coaches and supports team members when they have difficulties
  • Flexibility / adaptability :

    LEVEL C - Supports others to cope with pressure :

  • Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems and supports others to do the same
  • Adapts team approach, goals, and methods to achieve solutions and results in dynamic situations
  • Sets realistic deadlines and goals for self or team
  • Living the values :

  • LEVEL D - Acts as a role model in promoting Malaria Consortium’s values :
  • Champions and takes ownership of corporate decisions, values and standards and ensures team members implement them in a positive manner
  • Acts as role model internally and externally in promoting Malaria Consortium’s values
  • Is accountable for ensuring that cultural awareness is demonstrated across the area (s) they manage
  • Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness :

  • LEVEL C - Keeps up to date with the internal and external environment :
  • Takes into account economic, political and other business factors when drawing up medium and long-term plans, covering both public and private sectors
  • Looks beyond the immediate operations to prospects for new business
  • Engages with appropriate internal and external sources to establish major influences on future plans
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