State Technical Director - Nigeria IHP Task Order 3 - Bauchi

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Bauchi, Nigeria
Apply by 6 July 2018
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 6 June 2018

Job Description

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.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. The purpose of the Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) Task Order 3 Contract is to implement priority primary health interventions in Bauchi State to strengthen the state-, LGA-, and ward-level health system as well as strengthen engagement with the state government. The objectives of the program are to (a) strengthen systems supporting primary health care services; (b) improve access to primary health care services; and, (c) increase quality of primary health care services.

The overall IHP goal is to contribute to state-level reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality primary health care (PHC) services. IHP will be USAID’s principal primary health program service delivery activity in Bauchi and shall coordinate closely with other USAID activities and other development partner programs in the state. USAID will intentionally overlay this activity with other Mission programming to increase Government of Nigeria (GON) resources for primary health care (PHC) services, increase demand for PHC services, and improve access to essential commodities. IHP is expected to collaborate closely with those other implementing partners and will not undertake any activities already implemented by other USAID programs.

* Identify evidence-based innovative approaches to strengthen health systems strengthening interventions including service delivery
* Provide technical assistance to key stakeholders including review of technical documents, and provide input to relevant policies and strategies
* Provide technical assistance and advice on the relevant latest health developments, publications, and other information generation activities being undertaken both in Nigeria and globally
* Provide technical expertise in high-impact RMNCH services and advice on their integration into established service delivery systems at different levels of care
* Collaborate with other stakeholders, including other IHP states, to apply lessons learned, innovations, and cutting-edge quality improvement methods to translate best practices into improved implementation of interventions
* Post-graduate degree in International Health, Epidemiology, Social Sciences, or related discipline
* Progressively responsible, professional-level experience on RMNCH issues
* In-depth understanding of a range of RMNCH interventions
* Specialized Knowledge/Skills
* Demonstrated experience in the strategic design and implementation of RMNCH programs
* Strong understanding of global RMNCH policies, strategies and monitoring frameworks

Nigerian nationals representing the gender, ethnic, and regional diversity of country are strongly encouraged to apply

* Experience in innovations and quality improvement is strongly preferred

About the Organization

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.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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