Pact West Africa (Nigeria) Job Vacancy : Clinical Services Advisor

Pact West Africa (Nigeria) is a Country Office of Pact, an international non-governmental and non-profit organization with its headquarters in Washington, DC.  We envision a world where everyone owns their own future.  To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Clinical Services Advisor

Location: Cross River

Project Summary

  • Pact seeks a Clinical Services advisor for an anticipated project that aims to provide protection, assistance, and sustainable solutions towards child protection & gender based violence, health, education and shelter for refugees in the Southern part of Nigeria.

Position Summary

  • This position is contingent on award of funding
  • The Clinical Services Advisor is responsible for providing technical leadership, coordination, and implementation as well as support capacity building and quality improvement for primary healthcare services with an emphasis on RMNCH.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical expertise and oversight in the implementation and monitoring of RMNCH service delivery at facility and community levels.
  • Provide technical expertise to increase the uptake of basic health care at the facility level by the refugees.
  • Responsible for working with government partners to develop their ability to conduct and sustain clinical oversight using established standards and tools in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Oversee a team of technical project staff and ensure facility and community service strengthening activities are appropriately delegated within the project and coordinated with and involving government and facility staff.
  • Lead the synthesis of monitoring data for facility and community-based care indicators and develop responsive programmatic activities or course correction, for review and approval by the Program Director and government leadership.
  • Contribute content on clinical activities and participate in development of work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by the donor.
  • Conduct training of healthcare workers at the facility level.
  • Support the uptake of health care services in the camps and host communities.
  • Provide technical assistance to CBO’s and CSO’s working with the communities and camps through trainings, mentorship and coaching.
  • Support the health workers in conducting basic primary health care services with the camps and host communities via outreached and community mobilization events.
  • Collaborate with team members in ensuring that technical content areas such as community health services and referral, quality improvement, capacity building, commodities, youth and gender to ensure activities are integrated, aligned, efficient and comprehensive.
  • Supervise and mentor staff implementing GBV activities.
  • Organize and support clinical trainings, as appropriate.
  • Oversee clinical work planning, performance management, and care continuum linkages
  • Identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner and appropriate program adjustments.

Required Qualifications

  • MBBS with Public Health training is strongly preferred
  • At least 7 years experience in clinical care and public health, including RMNCH programs
  • Experience providing direct leadership of professional and support staff, and oversight and evaluation of staff performance and deliverables
  • Experience in providing training and mentorship at the clinical level.
  • Knowledge of high impact interventions in family planning and maternal, newborn and child health.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with government personnel, stakeholders, and community-level stakeholders.
  • Preference for strong interpersonal and oral presentation skills in English
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume work flow
  • Working knowledge of the PRM’s principle for refugee protection in urban areas
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.

Application Closing Date
8th March, 2019.

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