Palladium Technical Lead - Integrated Child Health and Nutrition - Nigeria IHP Jobs in Nigeria

Palladium Technical Lead - Integrated Child Health and Nutrition - Nigeria IHP Jobs in Nigeria



Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.


For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.


The Integrated Health Project (IHP) aims to strengthen local capacity and systems to contribute to reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality in target states, and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality primary healthcare.


Responsibilities


  • Provides technical oversight and strategic direction on integrated child health and nutrition services with expansion of primary health care and private sector models and approaches for children and their families.
  • Includes an emphasis on expansion of high impact, evidence-based practices, as well as community health and community engagement in partnership with other IHP staff and partners.
  • Advises on quality improvement and quality assurance approaches of PHC services with the focus on integrated child health and nutrition, including the development of tools and resources for the delivery, scale-up, and documentation of high-impact interventions at facility and community levels in the public and private sector.
  • Provides technical leadership on routine immunization (RI) systems and integrated RI/child health approaches to minimize missed opportunities on uptake and use of services by newborns, children and their families.
  • Supports capacity building, mentorship and supportive supervision approaches of facility and community providers with an emphasis on scale up of high impact child health and nutrition services in the public and private sector.
  • Supports expansion of integrated service delivery platforms to streamline and build efficiencies in the health system which promote preventative and curative health interventions.
  • This includes Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM), Integrated Management of Childhood Illness, integrated RI, integrated nutrition (including promotion of high impact nutrition practices within Baby Friendly Initiatives such as exclusive breastfeeding and infant and young child feeding at facility and community levels).
  • Supports the IHP learning agenda aimed at synthesizing and packaging learning from across all states across a range of child health and nutrition topics.
  • Collaborates with the IHP technical advisor for malaria to ensure expansion of case management approaches for malaria, including malaria diagnostics and treatment, and implementation of malaria prevention activities in the child health and nutrition portfolio including iCCM and IMCI platforms.
  • Supports advocacy activities for PHC services quality improvement and resource mobilization for health services at the federal, state, LGAs, and community levels and among private sector stakeholders.
  • Prepares technical papers, training materials, curriculum review and presentations for capacity building for child health, nutrition and CHIPS/CORPS outreach at the facility and
    community levels.
  • Supports State IHP teams and stakeholders to rollout state level CHIPS strategy and strengthen community-based structures (CHIPS/CORPS) case management and referral systems (including emergency transport for very sick children) and referral systems between communities and facilities to ensure childhood illnesses receive the appropriate level of care.


    Requirements


  • The Technical Lead: Child Health, Nutrition and Community Engagement must be a proven leader in the field of with senior-level management experience in public health programs
    S/he must be well recognized by the RMNCH community in Nigeria
  • The Technical Lead must be intimately familiar with the context in Nigeria and have in-country experience with USAID programs.
    Additional qualifications include:
  • An experienced Child Health, Nutrition or Community Health Advisor with a relevant Degree (e.g. MPH, Nursing or other relevant Degree)
    Minimum 10 years of experience working in Child Health, Nutrition or Public Health in Africa, preferably in Nigeria
  • Demonstrated expertise in working directly with host-country senior government officials and policy makers in child survival and MNCH
    Experience working with host-country partners, organizations, and institutions
  • Strong skills in design, implementation and monitoring of program components; e.g. services, training, integrated supportive supervision, clinical mentoring, patient counseling, advocacy and coordination
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with African experts and partners in developing technical materials and providing training to improve service delivery, advocacy and resource mobilization for expanding quality improvement of MNCH services
  • Experience with technical leadership for programs funded by USAID and/or other donor programs in developing countries, with significant Nigeria experience
  • Strong verbal, listening, writing, and interpersonal skills essential for effective coordination among several institutions and staff involved in a broad range of activities
  • Fluent in English, (written and oral communication) and Hausa and/or Fulfulde
  • Willingness to travel throughout Nigeria as necessary.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates/consultants should send their Resume and Cover Letter, clearly stating their suitability for the assignment to: info@propcommaikarfi.org

    Or online: Applications Close Date
    31st March, 2019.


    For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Technical Lead - Integrated Child Health and Nutrition - Nigeria IHP Jobs in Nigeria


    Note: The Services will be delivered over 20 days period which is subject to performance as determined by Propcom Mai-karfi.


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