Save the Children Child Health and Immunisation Adviser Jobs Nigeria

Save the Children Child Health and Immunisation Adviser Jobs Nigeria



Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities.



In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world.


The Project Manager, Jigawa provides leadership and managerial oversight for the administrative, programmatic, technical, research and operational aspects of the programme in Jigawa state.


Responsibilities


  • Provides advanced technical expertise and oversight to ensure programs are of high quality and develops new state of the art approaches
  • Coordinates in-country and UK based technical advisers and external consultants (if appropriate).
  • Supports the COP and State Programme Manager in the development of high quality programming, annual plans and budgeting processes for the programme, as and when necessary.
  • Formulates key program questions that will help to advance the evidence base, and leads design of targeted evaluations.
  • Ensure the programme’s operational and analytical research, coordinate the publication and dissemination of results and ensure that research informs advocacy.
  • Plays significant role in strategic thinking and leadership in advancing child health programs. Lead and direct the adaptation of Reach every ward
  • Support the implementation of the five operational pillars of the REW approach
    Conduct Analysis of the immunization indicators using REW approach
  • Ensure integration of the treatment of severe malnutrition into the IMCI and ICCM
  • Ensure the implementation of key family and community practices with special emphasis on IYCF, WASH (soft part of the programme), care seeking behaviour, and immunization.
  • Establish necessary community infrastructure to support the implementation of the child health activities
  • Support the government in the MNCH weeks and other important child health events
  • Strengthening relevant health systems for effective delivery of the pneumonia related interventions
  • Actively contribute to the process of learning, evaluation, capturing and disseminating lessons from
    the programme for continuous improvement of programme performance and overall outcome
  • Work closely with the programme team to ensure that other technical sectors are coordinated, integrated and support each other to optimise the project purposes and objectives.
  • Prepare quality quarterly and annual reports and timely submission of deliverables.
  • Any other duty assigned by the Chief of Party


    Requirements


  • Required Master's Degree in Public Health required; a health professional (MD or nurse) with clinical training skills (pre-service and/or service clinical training) preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience implementing and delivering technical assistance to maternal, newborn and child health programs in developing country settings.
  • Demonstrated expertise in program development and management child survival and strong experience in PHC and ICCM program design and implementation required; must have experience facilitating clinical training, supportive supervision.
  • Conversant with evidence based child health approaches such as the ICCM, IMCI, GAPPD, etc
  • Ability to lead and produce project proposals, implementation plans, monitoring frameworks, and write succinct reports on program success; excellent writing and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to travel 35-40% of time.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 14th February, 2019.


    For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Child Health and Immunisation Adviser Jobs Nigeria


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