FHI360 JOB OPPORTUNITIES


FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world.
Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve–improving lives for millions. We seek qualified candidates for Director, Health Systems Strengthening and Lab Services in our Africa, Asia, Caribbean, and Latin America offices.
JOB TITLE: DIRECTOR, HEALTH SYSTEMS STRENGTHENING AND LAB SERVICES JOB.
JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Director will work on strengthening the necessary systems to ensure sustainable and efficient delivery of effective health services at the different levels of care. S/he will provide technical and
managerial oversight in the planning, implementation and monitoring of FHI 360 Nigeria’s health policy and systems initiatives.  S/he will participate actively in the provision of technical assistance to the Ministry of Health, other government agencies and stakeholders at all levels to develop/review, implement and monitor health systems policies and strategies. S/he will also provide operational oversight of all aspects of the FHI laboratory services in Nigeria in the program, including supply chain management, laboratory best practices, capacity building and quality assurance and improvement of cost-efficient laboratory services with defined quality standards on tertiary, secondary and primary service level.
With support from the STA HSS, lead the development of FHI Nigeria’s health systems strengthening strategy and work plans that clearly addresses
Improving services delivery at the facilities
Health workforce and its management
Health financing
Strengthening procurement supply chain management, especially at the LGA level
Improving stewardship and governance for health at the different levels
Strengthening the management information systems for health
Collaborate with the MOH and other partners to develop innovative technical strategies, tools and systems to strengthen health systems at the LGA level.
Provide within FHI, information and capacity development for senior decision-makers in the design and implementation of evidence-based health systems policies and practices related to their technical programs and units.
In collaboration with the STA Lab Services, plan and implement internal and external lab quality procedures in accordance with national and international practices.
Provide technical leadership in the procurement and maintenance of laboratory equipment and applying best practices to these processes.
Provide technical and strategic advice to the Government of Nigeria, USG and other national and international institutions on all aspects related to the cost-efficient organization of health systems strengthening strategies at tertiary, secondary and primary service level.
Follow up technological developments and advise on its application in the context of HSS, quality and cost implications for the various service levels.
In collaboration with the STA Lab Services, monitor and mentor laboratories supported by FHI to ensure continuous improvement of performance of these laboratories compared to defined quality standards
Plan and implement trainings for laboratory or any other staff tasked with the management and day-to-day practice of laboratory functions.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:
Excellent knowledge of the political, social and health system of Nigeria.  Sound knowledge of ongoing and emerging issues in relation to HIV/AIDS care, treatment and support, as well as HIV prevention and provision of lab services.  Knowledge of international health systems policies, best practices and issues.
Considerable experience in designing and implementing HIV/AIDS care and support projects in developing countries.  Expertise with donor funded programs, particularly PEPFAR and/or Global Fund.
Demonstrated expertise in building effective relationship with key internal and external stakeholders; experience in collaborating and coordinating with the Ministry of Health and partners.  Proven negotiation and advocacy skills.
Well-developed written and oral communication skills.  Proven ability to prepare/review complex technical reports.
Thorough understanding of QA/QI processes.
Familiarity with the scientific literature on HIV/AIDS and with research on public health issues.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants, and recipients of assistance.  Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection.
Ability to adapt easily to changing needs and patterns of work, manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
MBBS/MD or PhD in Economics, Health Economics, Public Policy, Health Policy, Public Health, Lab Science or similar degree with 7 years relevant experience with international development programs which includes 5 years of relevant supervisory experience.
Or MS/MA in Economics, Health Economics, Public Policy, Health Policy, Lab Science or similar degree and an MPH with 9 years relevant experience with international development programs which includes 5 years of relevant supervisory experience.
Or BS/BA in Economics, Health Economics, Public Policy, Health Policy, Public Health, Lab Science or similar degree with 11 years relevant experience with international development programs which includes 5 years of relevant supervisory experience.
At least 5 years’ experience in applied health policy analysis and development at national and international levels as well as in capacity building and policy advisory work.
Excellent knowledge of health financing and health workforce issues.
Experience in health systems research and policy advisory is required
Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems, international donor organizations, NGOs and CBOs is required
JOB TITLE: COUNTRY DIRECTOR JOB
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Provides leadership, ensures quality and oversees all FHI 360 operations in the country and manages the FHI 360 portfolio.
•Manages the country office and sub offices (if applicable). Oversees all functions of these offices, including program, technical, finance, contracts and grants, and human resources, and ensures that they are consistent with FHI 360’s policies and procedures, and utilize relevant FHI 360 systems.
•Manages the FHI 360 country portfolio and provides operational support to all FHI 360 projects in the country.
•Develops and monitors the country-level strategic plan in support of FHI 360’s global strategic plan, and in collaboration with FHI 360’s External Relations group.
•Provides operational support for global or regional projects in collaboration with PHP or research.
•Ensures that the FHI 360 country office has systems and access to skills to ensure the quality of the FHI 360 portfolio.
•Represents and has a broad understanding of FHI 360’s research and public health programs.
•For countries with multiple projects, serve as operations supervisor for all FHI 360 project directors in country ensuring projects are cost efficient; liaises with assigned technical supervisors to provide ongoing supervision and performance assessments for project directors and assigned staff.
•As a member of FHI 360’s Global Operations Team, works closely with the Senior Director of Global Operations and representatives of the FHI 360 Public Health Program (PHP), Research, External Relations and Global Shared Services (GSS) groups to further FHI 360’s strategic objectives, and to access organizational resources in support of the country program.
•Leads business development and resource development efforts in country in close collaboration with PHP, Research and External Relations.
•Represents FHI 360 with US and local government, donors, and partners; attends meetings and makes presentations on behalf of FHI 360 in the country.
•Performs other duties assigned by the Senior Director, Global Operations.
As Project Director for specified projects
•Ensures the achievement of high quality results for which FHI 360 is responsible under agreement(s) with the donor(s).
•Ensures program quality according to FHI 360 standards including quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives.
•Ensures that project resources are utilized in accordance with applicable FHI 360 and donor policies and procedures.
•Ensures appropriate monitoring of programs, projects, and subprojects (as applicable) to achieve financial, administrative, and programmatic goals.
•Oversees production of timely and accurate financial and programmatic reports to FHI 360, and donors as required.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
BS/BA and 13-15 years relevant experience with international development programs and includes 7-9 years of supervisory experience, overseas field experience required;
MS/MA and 11-13 years relevant experience with international development programs and includes 7-9 years of supervisory experience, overseas field experience required;
PhD/MD and 9-11 years relevant experience with international development programs and includes 7-9 years of supervisory experience, overseas field experience required.
Ability to travel within country or region and internationally if needed.
JOB TITLE: SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER JOB
JOB DESCRIPTION
The Senior Program Officer will work with the Zonal Management Team to provide oversight, coordination, monitoring and reporting support for all FHI Nigeria activities in the assigned zone and states. S/he will also coordinate capacity development efforts in support of state and IA staff, as well as contribute to the development and maintenance of systems that effectively respond to USAID requirements for project management.
MINIMUM RECRUITMENT STANDARDS:
BSc or BA in Public Health or related sciences, or its recognized equivalent with 7-9 years of relevant experience with international development programs or MSc/MA degree in Public Health or related sciences or its recognized equivalent with 5- 7 years relevant experience with international development programs.
APPLICATION METHOD
Log on to www.fhi360.org/careercenter to register and submit CV and cover letter including salary demands. Application Deadline: 7th February,2012.

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