Child Health and Immunization Specialist Consultant at Save The Children April, 2022

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Reports to: State Project Manager
Employee Status: Contingent

Background
Save the Children has been working in Nigeria since 2001 in Lagos and a number of other different states in Nigeria with a deal with youngster survival, maternal, new child and youngster well being, vitamin, training and youngster safety. Since 2011, Save the Children Nigeria has been supporting improvement actions in Lagos State, in thematic areas starting from well being system strengthening to capability constructing and technical help, in partnership with the Lagos State Government via its varied Ministries, Departments and Agencies. In 2018, the Integrated Sustainable Childhood Pneumonia and Infectious Diseases Reduction in Nigeria (INSPIRING) venture kicked off with fund help from GSK, and a deal with the prevention and management of childhood Pneumonia in two venture states, Lagos and Jigawa State. In Lagos state, the venture focuses its implementation primarily in Ikorodu Local Government Area.

As the venture implementation attracts to a gradual shut, there’s a must fill the hole with a Child Health and Immunization marketing consultant to steer the scientific and youngster well being sub-component of the venture for the subsequent 6-month.

Scope of the Role

  • The Child Health and Immunization Consultant will present management and oversight for the programmatic, technical and analysis facets of the scientific program.
  • He / She will oversee the day – to – day implementation of the venture’s scientific part, and might be accountable for the standard of interventions, and for the capability constructing of well being employees at State and LGA ranges.
  • He / She will help the State Program Manager to make sure that planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and analysis, in addition to donor reporting features are executed effectively and successfully in order that the venture achieves its functions and aims.

Key Areas of Responsibilities
The Child Health and Immunization Specialist (Consultant) might be chargeable for the next:Programme Quality:

  • Provides superior technical experience and oversight to make sure packages are of top of the range and develops new state-of-the-art approaches
  • Supports the Chief of Party and State Program Manager within the improvement of top of the range programming, quarterly plans and budgeting processes for this system as and when vital.
  • Support the federal government in planning and delivering the MNCH weeks and different necessary youngster well being occasions
  • Strengthening related well being techniques for efficient supply of the pneumonia associated interventions
  • Support in procurements of scientific actions
  • Prepare high quality quarterly and annual stories and well timed submission of deliverables.
  • Any different responsibility assigned by the Chief of Party or the state venture supervisor

Capacity Building:

  • Develop the capability of well being employees in Integrated Management of Childhood Illness, Nutrition, Immunization and presumably Oxygen trainings.
  • Conduct submit coaching supervision and on the job monitoring.

Representation & Advocacy & Organizational Learning:

  • Represent this system on all well being technical working teams, companions and stakeholders’ boards.
  • Create partnerships with Ministries of Health and different related organizations, WHO, and UNICEF to maximise program impression and harmonize agendas.
  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of different businesses and Government, and take a management position inside the Health Sector, guaranteeing the precise wants of kids are being addressed.
  • In collaboration with the Advocacy Advisor, help in advocacy actions that focus on decision-makers in any respect ranges.
  • Liaison with SMOH, HSC, PHCD Board
  • Engagement with MOH and Ikorodu LGA officers.

General:

  • Comply with Save the Children insurance policies and observe with respect to youngster safety, code of conduct, well being and security, equal alternatives and different related insurance policies and procedures.

Project Duration

  • The length of consultancy will final 6 month ranging from 1st May – thirtieth October 2022.
  • In case of exit from the group earlier than contract closure, the chosen candidate is anticipated to offer a two weeks’ discover earlier than exit.

Requirements, Qualifications and Experience

  • Required Master’s Degree in Public Health required; a Health skilled (MD or nurse) with scientific coaching expertise (pre-service and/or service scientific coaching) most well-liked.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ expertise implementing and delivering technical help to maternal, new child and youngster well being packages in creating nation settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in program improvement and administration youngster survival and powerful expertise in PHC and ICCM program design and implementation required; should have expertise facilitating scientific coaching, supportive supervision.
  • Conversant with evidence-based youngster well being approaches such because the Integrated Community Case Management, Integrated Management of Childhood Illness, and many others.
  • Ability to steer and produce venture proposals, implementation plans, monitoring frameworks, and write succinct stories on program success; wonderful writing and oral communication expertise.
  • Ability to journey 35-40% of time.

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