Ongoing Recruitment at Jhpiego Nigeria, 27th February, 2017

Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 150 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders
to provide high-quality health care for their people.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Program Officer
Job ID: 2017-2791
Location:  Nigeria
Overview

  • Project Officer needed to coordinate day-to-day implementation for an upcoming UNITAID project to expand access to preventive chemotherapy for pregnant women in Nigeria. This project aims to scale up an innovative, community-based approach to expand coverage of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp), with quality assured sulfadoxine-pyrimithimine (SP), for pregnant women. The project will operate over a five-year period.
  • The Program Officer will have the overall responsibility to program and coordinate implementation of IPTp activities in-country alongside District Health Management Teams (DHMTs) and relevant facility-based personnel and especially CHWs. S/he will provide technical leadership in development of annual work plans and budgets to ensure that project design is in line with project and MOH strategies. Coordinate annual phasing in of activities and track achievement of project objectives.
  • This position is contingent upon award from UNITAID. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Provide day-to-day leadership to ensure smooth implementation of project activities to meet project goals, objectives and targets
  • Program and coordinate implementation of IPTp activities in-country alongside DHMTs, relevant facility-based personnel and CHWs.
  • Assure quality data collection and participate in analysis.
  • Draft formal and ad hoc reports requested by the donor and Jhpiego.
  • Design and oversee the annual phasing in of activities within the work plan and designation of scopes of work for short-term technical assistance.
  • Report project issues to the Project Manager and troubleshoot as needed to ensure smooth implementation of project activities.
  • Contribute to project communication plan activities and document best practices, success stories and challenges for sharing both internally and externally.
  • Monitor progress of project activities in relation to achievement of stated project objectives and strive for continual quality improvement through the application of best practices.
  • Provide technical leadership in development of annual work plans and budgets to ensure that project design is in line with project and Ministry of Health strategies.
  • Steward the transition of project activities to local counterparts according to project handover plan.
  • Ensure that project interventions are as low-cost as possible while optimizing implementation feasibility and achievement of results.
  • Facilitate resolution of bottlenecks in supply-chain management of SP with national stores personnel and technical agencies providing assistance.
  • Work with the Project Manager to obtain necessary programmatic and technical inputs, and determine operation needs based on plans.
  • Communicate regularly with the Community Officer and provide technical assistance when needed to ensure quality service and performance of CHWs.
  • Contribute to the writing and review of programmatic components of materials and publications related to the project.
  • Ensure resources for project implementation are available.
  • Work with the Finance Officer to develop annual budgets that reflect technical design and planned activities.
  • Ensure compliance with UNITAID operational policies and regulations.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships and alliances with the Nigeria Ministry of Health and other implementing partners, private sector partners and other key stakeholders in-country to maximize resources, avoid duplication of effort and ensure continued local support of the project.
  • Represent Jhpiego’s interests and present progress, achievements and lessons learned to key Nigerian stakeholders and implementing partners in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.

Requirements

  • Advanced degree in public health, health administration, international health or a related field.
  • 5+ years’ experience successfully supporting the implementation of large, multi-year international health sector development projects (approximately $10M per year) that have implemented successful activities in areas such as maternal, newborn and child health, malaria prevention, care and treatment and health systems strengthening
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing systems, implementing project start-up and using project management tools
  • Understanding of the Nigeria social and political context, and developments in the health sector
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, PVOs, the private sector and international donors
  • In-depth knowledge of donor projects, regulations, compliance and reporting.
  • Programmatic experience in maternal, newborn and child health, malaria prevention, care and treatment, or health systems strengthening.
  • Expertise in research to practice-identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities
  • Proven understanding of key monitoring and evaluation principles and the ability to analyze and utilize data to direct project activities and track project progress.
  • Previous experience working in Nigeria, with intimate understanding of local health systems, malaria prevention, care and treatment, and maternal, neonatal and child health care gaps and opportunities. Established relationships with government agencies, key health personnel, and health partners
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
  • Experience managing a budget
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated programming, management and technical skills
  • Experience developing strategic and tactical plans in cooperation with others who represent a wide range of interests and needs
  • Strong change management, results oriented and decision making skills
  • Proven expertise in providing technical assistance
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple projects/tasks, short deadlines, competing deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Ability to coordinate activities with multiple project partners, MOH staff and CSOs.
  • Ability to interact with established networks of senior level international health professionals, donors, universities and other partners
  • Appreciation for socio-cultural differences in countries, preferably having lived and worked in one or more low resource settings
  • Awareness of, sensitivity to, and experience working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural staff and groups
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with counterparts in other agencies and organizations nationally
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Ability to travel nationally

Remuneration

  • Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; personal accident insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; life and disability insurance; travel insurance; education assistance plan and more.

Job Title: Malaria Technical Advisor
Job ID: 2017-2792
Location: Nigeria
Overview

  • Malaria Technical Advisor needed to provide technical oversight in the design and day-to-day management of implementation for an upcoming UNITAID project to expand access to preventive chemotherapy for pregnant women in Nigeria.
  • This project aims to scale up an innovative, community-based approach to expand coverage of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp), with quality assured sulfadoxine-pyrimithimine (SP), for pregnant women.
  • The project will operate over a five-year period.
  • The Malaria Technical Advisor will promote the uptake of IPTp-SP as part of a comprehensive package of support for pregnant women to control malaria in pregnancy, participate in district MIP technical advisory groups, and improving databases that monitor MIP achievements.
  • This position will ensure the technical and methodological soundness of activities and, in collaboration with the project team and partners, support the design of service delivery strategies, based on sound and current scientific evidence.
  • S/he will provide technical support to ensure that activities are designed and implemented with high quality and meet project targets.
  • Mentor and build capacity of health workers, in particular CHWs. Address any technical issues at national, TWG and local levels, including advocacy for continued prioritizatin of MiP and increased uptake of IPTp-SP.
  • Responsible for ensuring the technical integrity of project interventions. Develop low-cost job aids and tools that reflect practical solutions to enable District Health Management Team scale-up. Provide technical leadership to support expanded coverage and scale-up of MiP interventions as a core component of focused ANC.
  • Emphasize intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy while reinforcing the multiple interventions associated with ANC (HIV counseling and testing, ITN use, effective case management of pregnant women with signs and symptoms of malaria, and administration of low-dose folic acid).
  • S/he will ensure timely and cost-effective project implementation, reporting of activities.
  • This position is contingent upon award from UNITAID. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical oversight and ensure appropriate support for the implementation of program activities in IPTp at community and district level
  • Coordinate and collaborate closely with other implementing partners in DRC supporting ANC and/or MiP activities to ensure the project is effectively leveraging opportunities to support project goal, outcomes and outputs
  • Work with national Ministry counterparts and Supply Chain Manager to support the effective delivery of quality assured SP to community level in project sites.
  • Promote WHO’s new recommendations on ANC, IPTp uptake and guidelines
  • Work closely with Project Manager to ensure project focus includes implementation driven towards sustainability, replication and scale up.
  • Support District Health Management Teams to include community IPTp-SP into annual work plans and prioritize male involvement and reaching adolescents in MIP to improve IPTp uptake.
  • Assist in sustaining and improving existing databases that monitor achievements in MIP at district and contribute to provincial and national level achievements
  • Provide leadership in creating demand for antenatal care services and MIP services through community approaches and working with civil society organizations targeting pregnant women
  • Guide the integration of MIP services with maternal, newborn and child health
  • Ensure use of reviewed evidence-based clinical training materials, job aids, and curricula, supervisory systems and other training materials for implementation of IPTp in line with the needs of UNITAID and the Government of Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Provide mentoring and capacity building at the individual and organizational level in MIP prevention and treatment
  • Lead in-service mentoring sessions, site strengthening, follow-up and supportive supervision to project-supported health facilities, as required by program activities
  • Work with colleagues to develop a cadre of IPTp champions who will facilitate links to other community-level health programs/services
  • Coordinate site strengthening, follow-up and supervision, advocacy, demand creation, policy support and capacity-building across program sites as required by program activities
  • Lead the formulation of approaches for successful delivery of community IPTp in districts, including accessing hard-to-reach populations and integration of services
  • Support MIP technical working groups at national and district levels. Actively participate in MIP technical advisory group meetings, and represent Jhpiego in professional forums by participating and presenting in pertinent meetings and conferences
  • Analyze potential MIP strategies within the context of the program and explain these, as necessary, to project leadership policymakers, funding agencies, and/or program staff
  • Work with health care providers, local authorities, community members and program team members to identify clinical, community-based service delivery issues that impede access to care
  • Identify appropriate facility- and community-based strategies to address MIP service delivery gaps
  • Identify clinical training needs and assist in the design and implementation of measures to address those needs
  • Formulate and test sustainable solutions to service delivery gaps, utilizing cross-cutting approaches such as performance and quality improvement and in-service training/pre-service education
  • Advocate with national, provincial, district and community-level health institutions to raise awareness about their role in improving health outcomes in MIP
  • Guide DHMTs, professional associations, other district stakeholders in the use of evidenced-based standards for competency in MIP
  • Mobilize national level clinical/technical expertise to resolve clinical issues that affect local public policy or program design
  • Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners, especially the Ministry of Health, and other implementing partners, in order to ensure that all activities conform to the national requirements and regulations
  • Conduct regular reporting to program and technical staff, of successes, challenges and lessons learned in implementation related to areas of technical expertise
  • Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for community IPTp
  • Lead in development and submission of abstracts, papers and presentations to journals and conferences
  • Contribute to annual work planning and preparation of donor reports
  • Work collaboratively with finance staff to prepare activity budgets and track expenditures
  • Contribute to maintaining excellent relationships with the Ministry of Health and in-country stakeholders and develop rapid responses to UNITAID requests
  • Work closely with the Technical Team on setting program priorities and directions, and responding to requests for support from local counterparts.
  • Work with M&E staff to design, implement a plan to track data/results related to maternal, newborn and child health
  • Contribute to development of the project strategic plan, work plan, and program monitoring, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, UNITAID and other stakeholders
  • Coordinate and monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the work of short-term consultants as required
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Required Qualifications

  • A Medical degree (doctor or nursing) or Master’s in Public Health
  • At least 8 years’ experience applying malaria in pregnancy programs and or community malaria programs.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in managing $10M per year in donor-funded projects and in the design and implementation of overseas health projects; preferably in the East and Southern Africa
  • Qualification as a “master trainer”; experience training health workers on clinical aspects related to malaria case management
  • Experience building capacity at individual and organizational levels
  • Skill in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery programs, training, performance and quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience with a mix of practical technical skills in malaria necessary for strengthening malaria service delivery at the provincial, clinical and community-level
  • The ability to liaise with senior MOH officials and dignitaries, executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, the for-profit business community, and senior members of the donor community;
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Nigeria healthcare system, particularly the public health system, experience living and working in Nigeria preferred
  • Demonstrable analytical skills and experiences to identify and evaluate best practices and state-of-the-art approaches to be utilized by the project
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentations skills in French and English
  • Familiarity with UNITAID, management and reporting procedures and systems
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple projects/tasks, short deadlines, competing deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Ability to interact with established networks of senior level international health professionals, donors, universities and other partners
  • Appreciation for socio-cultural differences in countries, preferably having lived and worked in one or more low resource settings
  • Awareness of, sensitivity to, and experience in working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural staff and groups
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with counterparts in other agencies and organizations nationally
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Ability to travel nationally

Remuneration
Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; personal accident insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; life and disability insurance; travel insurance; education assistance plan and more.
 

Job Title: Program Assistant
Job ID: 2017-2794
Location: Nigeria
Overview

  • Program Assistant needed to manage day-to-day office operations for an upcoming UNITAID project to expand access to preventive chemotherapy for pregnant women in Nigeria.
  • This project aims to scale up an innovative, community-based approach to expand coverage of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp), with quality assured sulfadoxine-pyrimithimine (SP), for pregnant women.
  • The Program Assistant will organize schedules and provide key logistical support for project team members’ travel to project sites. S/he will facilitate distribution of project materials to project sites.
  • This position is contingent upon award from UNITAID. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Manage day-to-day operations of project office in Nigeria.
  • Organize schedules for project site visits.
  • Arrange travel/hotel reservations and track related travel expenses.
  • Provide administrative support to operation of project activities.
  • Work within established Jhpiego systems and in accordance with local regulations.
  • Draft correspondence to UNITAID, NGOs, MOH and other agencies as requested.
  • Coordinate the procurement of office supplies, organize proper storage, maintain stock reports and monitor usage.
  • Organize transport and distribution of project materials to project sites and maintain accurate stock reports.
  • Report issues to the Malaria Technical Officer and troubleshoot as needed.
  • Schedule and coordinate internal and external meetings, including invitations, meeting space, logistics, and refreshments. Coordinate technological needs with IT Officer. Draft meeting notes and share with meeting participants.
  • Maintain files and support the dissemination of project information among the project team.
  • Schedule and support project visitors, including travel, visas, logistics, office space and meetings.
  • Assist with drafting, editing and proofreading of technical materials and program reports, including progress reports, activity charts, and annual reports as requested.
  • Work collaboratively with project and headquarters finance staff to prepare and track the progress of project and activity budgets.
  • Ensure compliance with UNITAID operational policies and regulations.
  • Work collaboratively with other project team members to ensure necessary project planning, resource availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ Degree in International Public Health, Business Administration or related field or equivalent experience
  • Experience in coordinating international donor financed projects
  • Familiarity with international donor policies and administrative procedures
  • 5+ years’ of experience in administrative support of international health projects
  • Ability to track expenses, keep accurate financial records and work within donor budgets.
  • Proficiency in writing and editing letters, reports, and documents
  • Strong decision making and results oriented approach
  • Ability to interact skillfully and diplomatically with numerous counterparts such as networks of senior level international health professionals, donors, universities and other partners
  • Familiarity with Nigeria government regulations including immigration, importation, and customs.
  • Experience and understanding of malaria prevention, care and treatment
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple projects/tasks, short deadlines, competing deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Appreciation for socio-cultural differences in countries, preferably having lived and worked in one or more low resource settings
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with counterparts in other agencies and organizations worldwide
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams
  • Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office
  • Fluent in written in English preferred
  • Excellent facilitation, oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to travel nationally

Remuneration
Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; personal accident insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; life and disability insurance; travel insurance; education assistance plan and more.

  

Job Title: Monitoring And Evaluation Advisor
Job ID: 2017-2795
Location: Nigeria
Overview

  • Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor will provide technical leadership and strategic direction for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for an upcoming UNITAID project to expand access to preventive chemotherapy for pregnant women in Nigeria.
  • This project aims to scale up an innovative, community-based approach to expand coverage of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp), with quality assured sulfadoxine-pyrimithimine (SP), for pregnant women.
  • This includes providing technical leadership to capture project performance results and provide effective, accurate and timely monitoring, evaluation and reporting of all project activities.
  • Advisor will work closely with the M&E team to design, implement and supervise project M&E activities, ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into program implementation to continuously improve quality of interventions and outcomes.
  • M&E Advisor is also responsible for documenting and disseminating program successes and challenges to project leadership and UNITAID and supervising the Data Analyst.
  • This position is contingent upon award from UNITAID. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the implementation of the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) to capture project performance and results, including routine service delivery data reporting.
  • In coordination with ISGlobal (project partner) support baseline and endline assessments, and all monitoring for process and outcome evaluation.
  • Develop and oversee data flow pattern for country level program that will ensure timely data collection, reporting and use.
  • Supervise and mentor Data Analyst.
  • Coordinate and standardize M&E activities with three other UNITAID countries and Jhpiego HQ.
  • Contribute results reporting to UNITAID by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results for progress and annual reports, as appropriate.
  • Provide leadership and direction on M&E to ensure the project technical and financial integrity to achieve program goal and corresponding objectives and targets.
  • Ensure high-quality implementation, consistent with Nigeria national health guidelines, protocols, information and reporting systems.
  • Lead efforts to monitor and evaluate project interventions, document results and provide feedback to stakeholders to guide decision-making.
  • Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and record keeping.
  • Utilize the training data collected to inform strategic decision-making and project planning.
  • Conduct targeted evaluations, including design, data collection, management and analysis.
  • Assist with coordination of operations research and quality analysis of operations research data.
  • Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures, including routine data quality audits.
  • Cultivate strategic M&E relationships and alliances with other malaria care and treatment projects and represent M&E activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.
  • Ensure relevant data is entered into JADE, Jhpiego’s organization-wide performance management system designed to capture, analyze, and disseminate project data.
  • Promote and support the dissemination of project information among the project team.
  • Ensure that resources for implementation of M&E activities are available.
  • Work with project and financial staff to prepare work plans and project budgets and track progress of project activities and budgets.
  • Coordinate all M&E capacity-building activities with project staff, implementing partners and facility staff.
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Required Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree in International Public Health, Demography, Statistics, Social Sciences or related field or equivalent experience.
  • 8+ years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating large, multi-year international health sector development programs (approximately $10M per year).
  • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation.
  • Demonstrated expertise working in a leadership capacity with international donors, senior government officials and policymakers.
  • Demonstrable analytical skills and experiences to identify and evaluate best practices and state-of-the-art approaches to be utilized by the project.
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple host-country counterparts in both the public and NGO sectors.
  • M&E experience in malaria and maternal and child health care.
  • Familiarity with Nigeria health management information system and other national M&E systems.
  • Previous direct supervisory experience of professional and support staff.
  • Proven expertise in providing technical assistance.
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple projects/tasks, short deadlines, competing deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Ability to interact with established networks of senior level international health professionals, donors, universities and other partners.
  • Appreciation for socio-cultural differences in countries, preferably having lived and worked in one or more low resource settings.
  • Awareness of, sensitivity to, and experience in working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural staff and groups.
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with counterparts in other agencies and organizations worldwide.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams.
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access.
  • Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent facilitation, oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to travel nationally.

  

Job Title: Data Analyst
Job ID: 2017-2796
Location:
Nigeria

Overview
  • The Data Analyst will oversee data collection, verification, and analysis for an upcoming UNITAID project to expand access to preventive chemotherapy for pregnant women in Nigeria. This project aims to scale up an innovative, community-based approach to expand coverage of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) for pregnant women.
  • The Data Analyst will provide key support for deployment of tablet-based data collection, supporting adherence to standard operating procedures in data collection, verification and quality improvement. Provide routine reports to the M&E Advisor on status of data collection, successes and challenges, and recommendations for overcoming them.
  • Support and build capacity of health workers and managers in quality data recording, analysis and interpretation, and use of data for improvement.
  • Collect and report provincial/district service delivery data against the indicators. Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures. Generate data analysis for reporting.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee day-to-day data collection of provincial/district service delivery dat
  • Coordinate all M&E data collection capacity-building activities with facility staff
  • Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures, including routine data quality audits
  • Conduct initial analysis of dat
  • Contribute to results reporting to UNITAID by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results for progress and annual reports, as appropriate.
  • Utilize the data collected to inform strategic decision-making and project plannin
  • Ensure relevant data is entered into JADE, Jhpiego’s organization-wide performance management system, designed to capture, analyze, and disseminate project data
  • Promote and support the dissemination of project information among the project team

Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in international public health, demography, statistics, social sciences or related field or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating large, multi-year international health sector development programs (approximately $10M per year)
  • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation
  • M&E experience in maternal and child health care
  • Familiarity with Democratic Republic of Congo health management information system and other national M&E systems
  • Proven expertise in providing technical assistance
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple projects/tasks, short deadlines, competing deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Ability to interact with established networks of senior level international health professionals, donors, universities and other partners
  • Appreciation for socio-cultural differences in countries, preferably having lived and worked in one or more low resource settings
  • Awareness of, sensitivity to, and experience in working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural staff and groups
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with counterparts in other agencies and organizations worldwide
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access
  • Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Excellent facilitation, oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to travel nationally.

  

Job Title: Finance Officer
Job ID:
2017-2797

Location:  Nigeria

Overview

  • Jhpiego seeks a Financial Officer to provide technical assistance for the day-to-day financial management of the implementation of an anticipated UNITAID project to expand access to preventive chemotherapy for pregnant women in Nigeria. This project aims to scale up an innovative and community-based approach to expanding coverage of intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy (IPTp) for pregnant women. The project will operate over a five-year period.
  • Under the direct supervision of the Finance Manager, the Financial Officer is primarily responsible for the financial management of the TIPTOP project. Responsibilities include the local financial management of the project and strict adherence to UNITAID accounting policies and procedures. With the support of the Finance Manager, s/he will ensure that the core initiatives and project activities are monitored for the key financial file.
Responsibilities
  • Review, reconcile and monitor all accounts, including major operating accounts of operations, and petty cash transactions involving cash advances
  • Maintain and administer the financial accounting system in accordance with Jhpiego policies
  • Check the payments and other accounting entries made by the other TIPTOP team members
  • Prepare specific budgets for local spending, ensure that the necessary financial controls are in place and respected
  • Ensure appropriate guarantees of local funds, and ensure compliance of expenditures with financial and accounting procedures of UNITAID, JHU and Jhpiego
  • Determine day-to-day accrued liabilities and local monthly projections to support the accuracy of the forecast and completion of the project as required
  • Review financial documents such as vouchers, invoices, delivery notes, purchase orders and other documents to ensure the completeness, accuracy and validity of financial data in the system
  • Ensure that accounting records are filed in a timely manner and that appropriate accounting records are maintained and consistent with the standard accounting practice, Johns Hopkins University /Jhpiego and the UNITAID guidelines.
  • Assist the Finance Manager in monitoring program spending by ensuring timely preparation of expense reports, accruals and projections and burn rates on a monthly basis
  • Assist in the annual budgeting process for all affected accounts
  • Participate in the monthly reconciliation of installments (hotels and rents) and accounts payable (suppliers and wage deductions).
  • Serving as a resource person for non-finance staff on the financial rules and policies of UNITAID, Johns Hopkins University and Jhpiego
  • Work closely with auditors in audits of Jhpiego field programs
  • Collect and disburse money and ensure that it is stored safely
  • Provide advice, follow-up and support to staff who acquire goods and services, maintain office inventory functions
  • Be the focal point vis-à-vis the Nigeria tax administration
  • Perform related tasks requested by supervisor
Requirements
  • Diploma in Finance, Accounting, Commerce or equivalent experience.
  • 8 years of financial or cost management experience in support of international development program operations.
  • Experience in managing financial functions for international non-profit organizations exceeding $10 million annually with multi-office, multi-national environment.
  • Experience working with public and/or private donors.Knowledge of the principles of international donor cost principles, GAAP accounting rules, and grant/contract management, including contract grants.
  • Working knowledge of financial software applications, databases and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to speak and write fluently English.
  • Ability to travel nationally

Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

How to Apply
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