Integrated Health Service Delivery Specialist -Niger/Burkina Faso
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Project Overview and Role
Palladium is recruiting for an anticipated USAID-funded Integrated Health Service Delivery project in Niger and Burkina Faso. The goal of this project is to improve the access and quality of high impact maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health, family planning, and nutrition services at the community, primary health facility, and higher levels of care. The project will strengthen health service delivery systems and operate at the regional and commune level in USAID-targeted regions. It will also engage national level stakeholders on key policies and capacities that affect service delivery. The position will be based in Niamey with travel to project operation sites such as: Tillaberi, Maradi, and Zinder in Niger, and Centre-Nord, Est, and Sahel in Burkina Faso.
- Provides technical assistance for the integrated implementation of all components of integrated reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition at the state, local, facility and community levels in project supported areas
- Provides ongoing capacity building to relevant state-level ministries of health and technical working groups and institutions (including local primary health facilities) to scale up integrated delivery of high-impact quality integrated health services;
- Works with relevant government technical staff and implementing partners, including technical working groups, to adapt, adopt and disseminate guidelines, tools, and procedures that will support the achievement of quality service delivery at scale;
- Provides technical support to the state and local levels in strengthening the relevant structures and systems for quality improvement processes including for routine integrated supportive supervision at the community and facility levels, including the private sector;
- Monitors state and local capacity building efforts to health workers and relevant community-based structures, including for integrated service delivery, quality improvement, use of data for decision-making, and other skills required for effectively managing primary healthcare execution of high-impact, integrated reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition services;
- Contributes to the development/review of program strategies, work plans and budgets;
- Supports timely reporting of program progress including performance monitoring using approved program monitoring and reporting tools;
Nationals of Niger Strongly Encouraged to Apply
- Master's degree in public health, nursing or medicine with 10 years of experience
- Must be intimately familiar with the context in Niger and have in-country experience with USAID programs.
- An experienced Child Health Advisor or any other closely related health care professional; other related courses (e.g. MPH, Nursing or other relevant degree) will be an advantage.
- Minimum 8 years of experience working in integrated health (or reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition) preferably in Niger or Burkina Faso
- Demonstrated expertise in working directly with host-country senior government officials and policy makers in child survival
- Experience working with host-country partners, organizations, and institutions
- Experience with technical leadership for programs funded by USAID and/or other donor programs preferred
- Willingness to travel throughout Niger as necessary
Palladium is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, and veterans. Interested? Please submit your CV to the Palladium Group website. Applications close on July 25, 2019
. Only successful applicants will be contacted.