Terms of Reference, State Program Consultant, Southwest Nigeria
Evidence Action
Abuja
4d ago
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    Evidence Action 's mission is to fill the gap between what is effective in global health and development and what is implemented at scale.

    One of our flagship programs is the Deworm the World Initiative, which envisions a world where all at-risk children have improved health, increased access to education and better livelihoods potential as a result of being free of intestinal worms.

  • Worm infections interfere with nutrient uptake; can lead to anaemia, malnourishment and impaired mental and physical development;
  • and pose a serious threat to children’s health, education, and productivity later in life. Infected children are often too sick or tired to concentrate at school, or to attend at all.

    Parasitic worms exact an enormous toll on human capital, hindering schooling and economic development in parts of the world that can least afford it.

    The Deworm the World Initiative provides technical assistance to governments around the world to develop and implement large-

    scale school-based deworming programs.

    Objective

    The State Program Consultant will drive high-quality technical support for school-based mass drug administration (MDA) for STH and schistosomiasis in Oyo and Ogun states.

    The consultant will work closely with state government personnel to provide technical expertise and manage day-to-day collaboration for both states, and support government entities at the LGA level as necessary.

    The State Program Consultant will be report to the Lead Representative, Deworm the World Initiative, Nigeria and work closely with the Deworm the World global team.

    The State Program Consultant may also support analysis and pursuit of new opportunities for scale-up of school-based deworming in the country.

    Responsibilities

    Cultivate and maintain strong working relationships with state-level government personnel, ensuring smooth coordination of all activitiesDrive development of program management tools including work plans, treatment strategy documents, and operational guidelinesLeverage program management tools and maintain close attention to detail to ensure that timelines are adhered to and all milestones such as trainings, meetings, and distribution of materials are completed on timeProvide technical input and evidence-

    based recommendations for program planning (, strategy documents for specific program components, such as monitoring or coveragevalidation) and for decision-

    making during implementation (, troubleshooting supply chain delays or responding to public misperceptions about deworming)Engage in outcome-

    oriented capacity-building efforts with state ministries of health and education in areas such as budgeting, work planning, drug forecasting, and monitoringCollaborate with Evidence Action’s global Deworm the World staff to incorporate other programs’ learnings and expertise into the delivery of the Oyo and Ogun programsRepresent Evidence Action in meetings and communications at the state level, and be accountable for state-

    level relationship management with all relevant partnersEnsure technical support to the state government is in line with Deworm the World’s theory of change and technical support model, and adhere to Evidence Action’s mission and brandthrough all communicationsOther technical support as necessary for high-

    quality implementation of school-based deworming

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in a relevant field is preferredProven experience in a program management role, preferably for 5+ yearsDemonstrated success in managing relationships with partners and collaborating effectively with diverse partnersStrong English communication skills, both written and verbalAttention to detail coupled with an ability to visualize the big picture Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Google Documents, and other common computer programs;
  • familiarity with Box, Asana, and Slackwould be a bonus!Strong work ethic and a sense of humor

    Terms

    The term of this position is 12 months, with the potential for extension based on performance and according to program needs.

    The consultant may be based in either Ibadan, Oyo State or Abeokuta,

    Ogun State and will report to Evidence Action’s Lead Representative, Deworm the World Initiative. The consultant will work very closely with government staff and other partners within the states,

    and will collaborate with Deworm the World teams based in Kenya, India, Ethiopia, Vietnam, and the

    US. Travel within Nigeria will be required in accordance with program needs and all costs for

    consultancy-related travel will be reimbursed by Evidence Action.

    Method of Application

    Applications will be received on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Evidence Action is an equal opportunity employer.

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