FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position below:
Job Title: Human Resources for Health (HRH) Specialist
Job Type: Full time
FHI 360 is seeking candidates for a Human Resources for Health (HRH) Specialist to provide technical leadership to an anticipated DFID-funded, five-year Health Investment Programme in Nigeria. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Will be responsible for designing and executing the overall HRH strategy for the project and support the Team Leader/Deputy Team Leader to track the achievement of project results for HRH under the DFID contract;
Develop strategic alliances with federal ministries and agencies, state ministries of health, and health committees and technical groups on HRH, along with international partners, donors, foundations working to advance health systems strengthening and HRH in Nigeria from the national level to the local government level;
Support the Government of Nigeria in assessing, reviewing, and updating relevant strategies, policies, and guidelines related to HRH;
Provide technical support to the Federal and State Ministries of Health, the NPHCDA, state health care development agencies, and other relevant agencies in rolling out interventions such as workforce development, including pre-service training (PSE); support to human resource information systems (iHRIS); HRH leadership strengthening; task shifting; human resource management & planning, and HRH monitoring and evaluation (M&E);
Support capacity development activities to operationalize the National Health Care Act;
Support capacity development of the FMoH and SMoH to integrate HRH activities in their objectives and programs to improve healthcare outcomes and service delivery in each state;
Support research and build in-country learning around strengthening health systems in Nigeria;
Support the development of metrics for HRH, and provide technical support for the integration of appropriate monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems at all levels of Ministry of Health.
Program Management and Monitoring:
Manage the implementation of selected DFID program, including appraisal, monitoring (including field visits), lesson learning, and review of annual and financial reports;
Maintain strong results focus with partners, and provide regular technical input into, and support for, the implementation of work-plans;
Produce quarterly and annual reports on the achievements of the work with HRH;
Ensures project activities are in in compliance with all award conditions, HMG regulations, and country-specific special provisions.
Technical support, knowledge integration and learning:
Monitor and report on public policy environment that impacts on health policy with a focus on health systems strengthening and quality improvement, including key discussions, innovations, reports, and policy papers;
Promote and contribute to improved health sector coordination;
Build strong and effective working relationships with Government of Nigeria, civil society, and other Development Partners working in HRH, health systems strengthening, and related sectors by convening relevant stakeholders at various forums, conferences, and working groups;
Manage and coordinate implementation learning related to HRH