Georgetown Global Health Nigeria (GGHN) Job Recruitment – How to Apply

The Georgetown Global Health Nigeria (GGHN)
The Georgetown Global Health Nigeria (GGHN)

Georgetown Global Health Nigeria (GGHN) Job Recruitment – Georgetown Global Health Nigeria (GGHN)

The Georgetown Global Health Nigeria (GGHN) LTD / GTE is the operational arm and an affiliate of Georgetown University Centre for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) in Nigeria. GGHN is a Non–profit, Non- Governmental Organization in Nigeria that promotes best practices in health care delivery and research using local and internationally adapted models to strengthen health systems.

We are recruiting suitable candidates to fill the following positions below:

Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor, Health Systems Strengthening

Location: Kano

Job Overview

  • Provides health systems, health finance, and public health technical assistance to the program, technical staff, and administrators as per project/program requirements.
  • The STA HSS will supervise the advisors/teams for Laboratory, Supply chain/Pharmacy, Financing, and Private sector engagement will also be responsible for developing and maintaining the project HRH plan and annual work plans and will work closely with the AMEL team to ensure appropriate monitoring, reporting, and remediation of all project deliverables.
  • The STA HSS is also responsible for subcontract engagement, monitoring, reporting, and compliance

Work Interactions and conditions:

  • The STA HSS will report to the DCOP and will work closely with other STAS in the field

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Responsibilities

  • Provide technical and programmatic oversight, strategic direction and ensure appropriate support for the implementation of program activities in the areas of health systems strengthening and quality improvement
  • Provide leadership in the development of HSS & QI framework
  • Coordinate assessments, site strengthening, follow-up, and supervision, including developing supportive supervision guidelines
  • Develop and test approaches for quality and performance improvement according to the local context as needed
  • Lead in establishment/maintenance of quality laboratory practice and quality standards for all biomedical interventions
  • Lead in establishment/maintenance of quality operational pharmaceutical supply chain standards
  • Apply quality standards to ensure that health services meet standard requirements
  • Advocate with donor/client organizations, agencies, and NGOs on domestic resource mobilization
  • Initiate and lead the deployment of wholistic approaches to strengthening public finance management processes
  • Establish and strengthen state-based monitoring and accountability mechanisms
  • Coordinate efforts towards the development of an enabling environment to foster increased private investment and contributions

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Requirements and Qualifications

  • Education: Master’s Degree or other advanced Degree in a relevant field, such as Medicine, Public Health, Health System Management, Social Administration, or Social Sciences
  • At least five years of demonstrated experience in managing and/or implementing integrated HIV/AIDS/TB prevention, care, and treatment with HSS programming on PEPFAR funded programs
  • Knowledgeable about facility- or community-based HIV/AIDS models; health governance; HRH; supply chain strengthening; QI; AMEL; health care financing; public-private partnerships capacity strengthening of local organizations

Abilities:

  • Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of senior and mid-level public and private sector counterparts, donors, and other key stakeholders
  • Ability to supervise technical staff in the implementation of integrated health programming
  • Good interpersonal relationships
  • Fluency In English and local language

Skills:

  • Excellent demonstrable writing and diplomacy skills with experience presenting technical issues to stakeholders,
  • Proficient use of Microsoft office for documenting and reporting
  • Proficient use of data management and analytic tools.

Application Closing Date
30th September, 2022.

Job Title: Program Driver

Locations: Bauchi, Jigawa and Kano

Job Overview

  • The Program Driver is responsible for providing safe driving services to the organization, carrying staff to and from different work locations, and ensuring that program vehicles are maintained in good working condition.
  • The Program Driver shall provide a variety of transportation support to the project.

Responsibilities

  • Transport GGHN staff / donors / stakeholders and consultants to designated approved locations.
  • Ensure adequate safety, cleanliness, security, and maintenance of the project vehicle assigned.
  • Ensure proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
  • Ensure availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, and necessary spare parts.
  • Route planning and requirements by studying schedule or ad-hoc requests by the office.
  • Ensure passengers adhere to all road safety regulations.
  • Facilitate the mobilization of program activities.
  • Fulfill special requests by picking up and delivering items as directed.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Completion of Secondary School is required.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in vehicle maintenance and driving.
  • Work experience in an NGO setup will be an added advantage
  • Any relevant certification in driving/clerical services will be an added advantage.
  • Valid Class B driver’s license.

Knowledge:

  • Demonstrate wide knowledge of the road network in Bauchi, Jigawa, and Kano States
  • Confirmed and demonstrated successful experience in a similar role
  • Good knowledge of grammar, composition, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship with both internal and external clients
  • Proficiency computer programs
  • Ability to speak good English and Hausa Languages is an added advantage.

Skills:

  • Good planning and organizational abilities
  • Good supervisory and listening abilities
  • Communicates clearly and effectively
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Good analytical abilities.
  • Good time management skills.

Behaviors:

  • Maintains the image of the organization by example and utmost professionalism.
  • Show courtesy and be respectful toward individuals, colleagues, superiors, and visitors.
  • Be dynamic, patient, and a good timekeeper
  • Ability to listen and pay attention to details.
  • Good team player.

Application Closing Date
30th September, 2022.

Job Title: Advisor – Pharmacy & Supply Chain

Location: Kano

Job Overview

  • The incumbent will Support / Lead the overall planning, implementation, and delivery of high-quality supply chain management and pharmaceutical care, pharmacovigilance, and differentiated service delivery services as well as the implementation of an efficient health commodity logistics system for the ACE project in accordance with donor requirements and stipulated guidelines of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
  • S/he will oversee the inventory management and mitigation of medication shortages by leveraging technology and predictive ordering processes

Responsibilities

  • Provide supportive supervision, capacity building, and mentorship to the health supply chain team
  • Coordinate the activities and functions of the health supply chain team to ensure an uninterrupted supply of commodities required on the NPHIIA grant
  • Organize and conduct training of program staff on logistics management and pharmaceutical management.
  • Forecast commodity needs for the program
  • Develop and maintain systems and mechanisms for the acquisition and delivery of health and non-health commodities that are most appropriate to the needs of the Nigeria NPHIIA Program and field staff.
  • Support the health Supply chain specialists to implement best practices in commodity management (e.g. storage, inventory management, waste drive, etc.) of health commodities and other related improvements and recommendations identified during assessments.
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining, and improving a logistics management information system and an electronic inventory control system of stocking and tracking commodities.
  • Responsible for designing coordinated systems for the transportation of health commodities, reporting, and forecasting delivery times and performance analysis to reduce stock-outs, eliminate wastes and lower costs.
  • Support the generation of harmonized LMDs, tracking of order status, stock status analysis, and post-gap analysis for all supported states
  • Responsible for directing outgoing or incoming health commodities distribution activities of the ACE project; ensuring health commodities or supplies are shipped, distributed, or received in an efficient manner and that all required inventory checks are conducted, and all variances reconciled.
  • Support the provision of technical support in strengthening pharmacy systems and pharmacists’ capacity on pharmacy best practices and quality pharmaceutical care in the areas of PMTCT, ART, TB care, and reproductive health including ensuring drug inventory management across supported sites.
  • Support the state-level implementation, monitoring, service quality governance, and reporting of CPARP, CARC, and other DSD models.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) and GON at the national level
  • Coordinate the pharmaceutical care and pharmacovigilance aspects of the HIV care and treatment program.
  • Prepare periodic narrative/reports to be submitted to key stakeholders.
  • Support and advise the line manager on all Pharmaceutical and supply chain issues and perform other relevant duties as assigned by the line manager.
  • Perform any other duties assigned.

Requirements
Education:

  • Minimum of Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Supply Chain Management or Public Health is required

Prior Work Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience working with USAID/PEPFAR programs and strong familiarity with USAID reporting requirements.
  • five-seven years of substantive and progressively responsible professional experience working in the pharmaceutical supply chain, HIV/AIDS commodity, and logistics management.
  • Supply chain experience working with the Government of Nigeria at the national, state, and/or facility level is required

Job Knowledge:

  • In-depth professional knowledge of development principles, concepts, and practices, especially as they relate to the assignment is required.
  • This includes a thorough knowledge of pharmaceutical and supply chain management issues in Nigeria and the approaches to address them.
  • The job holder should have knowledge of the country’s government health care system and structures including familiarity with Ministry of Health policies, program priorities, and regulations.
  • Solid working knowledge of management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams and activities is critical to the success of this position

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills are required. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and an extensive range of contacts with donors, other Implementing Partners, Ministry of Health officials, and non-governmental organization counterparts.
  • Must possess high-quality analytical skills and the ability to assess ongoing public health interventions to evaluate their efficiency in relation to significant economic, political, and social trends in Nigeria.
  • Ability to plan, organize, manage, and evaluate important and complex projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a team environment are also required.

Application Closing Date
30th September, 2022.

Job Title: Finance Specialist

Location: Kano

Job Overview

  • The Finance Officer will report to the FM.
  • S/he will be responsible for day-to-day processing of financial transactions including petty cash, carrying out banking activities, managing project activity advances based on USG/USAID requirements, and preparation of financial reports.
  • S/he will be the custodian of internal controls that safeguard project assets including equipment.

Responsibilities

  • Review bank vouchers and prepare expense pre accounting requests
  • Prepare, Check, and verify the accuracy of bank reconciliations
  • Carry out payment/activities request review
  • Reviews approved payments for documentation completion
  • Ensures the effectiveness of approvals.
  • Properly code all transactions.
  • Control and enter all expenses from the petty cash,
  • Blank cheque custody cheque preparation
  • Uploading approval from the Procurement / other Finance Team
  • Cheques are raised and signed by approved signatories.
  • Bank voucher preparation
  • Cash tracking of incoming and outgoing transactions.
  • Petty cash custody & reconciliation
  • QB data entry (Payment & Retirement)
  • Review of retirements
  • Supplier withholding tax processing and payment.
  • Preparation and submission of Month-end reporting package
  • External audit preparation & follow up
  • Payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field
  • Assure balances of unused portions of advances are deposited into the Organization account.
  • Prepare deposit slips for cash to be deposited into the bank account.
  • Reconcile advances, including review of receipts, coding of expenses on the general voucher, and entering QuickBooks.
  • Maintain accounting files.
  • Follow up on outstanding advances and assure timely reconciliation.
  • Participate in the improvement of the accounting system and the system of internal control.
  • Hands-on knowledge on tax laws and FINANCE ACT 2021
  • Other tasks as requested by supervisor.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • B.Sc. Accounting or its equivalent
  • ICAN Qualified or in progress will be of advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as an Accountant
  • Understanding of key aspects of accounting
  • Experience with Donor projects e.g USAID/ CDC.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets, or comparable software
  • Ability to use basic accounting software (i.e., QuickBooks)
  • Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial knowledge.
  • Ability to create and monitor budgets. Understanding of the basic tenets of Cash Control, Asset Management, and Bank Reconciliation
  • Understanding of principles of adequate documentation, audit, and performance is necessary to ensure audit compliance.

Application Closing Date
30th September, 2022.

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) / Director Programs

Location: Kano
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Overview

  • The Director Programs who will double as Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will coordinate technical and programmatic activities for the ACE2 project. S/he will report directly to the Chief of Party (COP).

Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary technical point of contact between implementing project team, and relevant stakeholders
  • Support the Chief of Party in designing of effective strategies to ensure efficiency at all levels (including sub-recipients).
  • Ensure that project deliverables, targets, and objectives are met timely and that progress reports and results are of high quality
  • Coordinate performance management with accountability and incentive systems, supervise direct reports and directly manage the project team
  • Ensure that work plan, project implementation occurs within budget restrictions, and result meets target and overall objectives
  • Ensure that prime and sub-recipient’s financial controls and award management systems comply with accounting principles, and USAID cost principles and standards including procurement, disposal of project resources and assets
  • Ensure compliance with organizational policies and procedures, QA for project management, and the optimal use of resources pertaining to quality staffing and cost-effective operations
  • Provide scientific (including evidence-based interventions), technical leadership, knowledge management, and innovative technical approaches for piloting the project.

Work Interactions and Conditions

  • The Program Director will have overall responsibility for leadership and management of the project and reporting of project activities.
  • S/he will be responsible for making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and project technical quality and integrity.
  • S/he will serve as the project’s main technical point of contact.

Mode of Evaluation:

  • Monthly activity program report
  • Quarterly project report
  • Annual project report.

Requirements

  • Education: MD or MBBS with Master’s Degree in Public Health or related fields
  • Experience: 10+ years of progressively senior-level management experience in managing complex public health programs or programs with similar size and complexity
  • Specialized knowledge: Demonstrable experience in design, implementation, and reporting of activities of similar size and complexity in Nigeria or other climes; Experience leading USAID, CDC and other, PEPFAR funded large scale programs is desirable; Knowledgeable in HIV/AIDS, TB and other infectious disease including COVID-19, maternal and child health, HSS, QA/QI etc
  • Skills: Proficient in excel and word processing; power point, strong written and oral presentation skills, ability to analyze, present and use data for decision making
  • Interpersonal/Individual Competencies: Strong managerial skills, strategic vision, strong leadership qualities, strong professional reputation in the health industry.

Application Closing Date
21st September 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their detailed CV / Resume to: kd.cghpi@gmail.com using “Application for Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) / Director Programs” as the subject of the email.

Note: Only qualified candidates that meet the stated criteria will be considered.

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