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Sector Manager - Health System Strengthening Vacancy at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International
Date Posted: 11/Jun/2019
Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Sector Manager - Health System Strengthening
Action Against Hunger
Location: Damaturu, Yobe 
Start date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Program Manager
Objective 1
Provision of support to strengthen the human resource for health.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
In collaboration with the state ministry of health and state primary health care management board, carry out health system assessment; diagnosis of health system in line with defined methodology and with technical support from Nutrition & Health HoD with the aim of identifying the gap in the targeted facilities, LGAs and state levels
In close coordination with the program manager, ensure dissemination of the findings
Work closely with the state ministry of health, state primary health care management board and state ministry of budget and planning to identify the best strategy toward centralization and coordination of training of frontline health workers on continues medical education
Work with SMOH on the selection and TOT training of dedicated master trainers within the state structure to facilitate and lead the training of frontline health workers through the coordination centre
Coordinate with nutrition and health sector manager to organise the training of frontline health workers
Support SMOH to develop annual training plan and incorporation into the state AOP to ensure consistent funding for training
Provide technical support to SMOH in the development of AOP to ensure all identified gaps in the health system are strategically captured
In close collaboration with the advocacy team, support SMOH and SPHCMB in the adoption and institutionalization of CHIPS program and subsequent implementation at the selected LGAs
Update stakeholder contact information at state level and targeted local government level for nutrition and health sector on a regular basis.
Develop health facility matrix for tracking gaps in service provisions, HRH supplies, technical Capacities, information man policies/guidelines at health facility level.
Liaise with Nutrition and Health service delivery team; Community Mobilization teams and keep them updated about the identified gaps on a regular basis.
Objective 2
Support and strengthen community participation in health system
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Work with the authorities at the selected LGAs to scale-up and strengthened Health Facility Management Committee (HFMC) and Ward Development Committee to ensure ownership and sustainability of interventions at the ward level
Participate at the quarterly meeting with the HEMC and WDC
Support the implementation of the adapted BFHI policy at the state level and designation of targeted facilities as baby friendly
Support Program Manager to organize workshops and meetings at state level in regards to HSS
Objective 3
Project Management
Tasks and Responsibilities:
This position is responsible to support Program Manager for budget planning, responsibilities expenditure tracking related to HSS activities planned under the project. Some of the project management related work will be:
Support MPM in developing HSS timeline.
Support MPM in developing financial forecast in line with the HSS timelines and planning at different level.
Ensure close collaboration with HR and Finance during recruitment planning, screening, finalization and managing process for HSS related positions.
Ensure close collaboration with logistic and finance during planning of workshops, trainings and/or meeting that requires financial advances and/or logistical procurement etc.
Ensure close collaboration with logistic during any assessment planning, data collection for arranging transportation and other logistical aspects
Plan, Review, update and manage budget including HSS related follow up regular activities on a regular basis and share with N/H project manager.
Maintain close collaboration with state MoH, primary health care agencies and LGA public health coordinators
Lead coordination with state government and non-government partners working in the targeted LGAs on a periodic basis in close coordination with Nutrition and Health Sector manager.
Objective 4
Follow up of the HSS action plan with AAH teams and external stakeholders working in the targeted LGAs
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Spearhead advocacy issues in SUNNY for improved service delivery responsibilities
Support LGAs in planning and budgeting for health and nutrition service delivery in reference to identified gaps.
With support from Program manager, develop follow up mechanism and tools for tracking progress on the agreed HSS action plans
Organize periodic observation visits and update the follow up tools
Engage with State HIS officers to follow up on the progress on reporting
Engage with all respective government counterpart such as SMoH, SPHCMB, Monitoring and Evaluation team (DHIS2 officers) during the follow up and share with them the Progress on a regular basis.
Objective 5
Information management, reporting and coordination
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Liaise with N/H teams and ensure that health facility matrix, 4W/5W are |updated by the respective teams and archived.
Ensure that attendance sheet are used and maintained by the teams for on- job coaching sessions, workshops/meetings and refresher trainings
Identify key progresses, gaps and challenges with proposed solutions from the monthly follow up visits, health facility matrix updates and inform N/H project manager
Closely coordinate with State/LGA representatives from SMoH and health Care agencies responsible for service delivery for the targeted LGAs
Organize and lead the LGA based monthly coordination meetings and support LGA teams on structuring LGA coordination mechanisms with health workers and partners
Participate in the relevant cluster meetings and other related forum at district or governorate level as and when requested by the PM or in absence of PM.
Conduct regular meetings with other ACF sector or Partners to discuss and document lessons learned
Regularly report and coordinate with line mangers regarding challenges, issues faced in the field for timely and appropriate decision making.
Objective 6
Performance Management
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Communicate Action Against Hunger performance standards and responsibilities expectations to team members which includes: 10 minutes monthly conversation, 3 months/end of probation performance appraisal and annual/ end of contract appraisal completed within set time line.
Establish performance objectives, provide feedback, identify strengths and areas for professional improvement,
Contribute to the professional development and improvement of team members by providing support.
Internal & External Relationship
Senior Project manager: Line manager
HSS Officer : Direct Line management
Field Co: exchange of information
Nutrition and Health HoD : technical reference — technical support — exchange of information,
Nutrition & Health sector manager, Advocacy team: regular collaboration and coordination; exchange of information
Logistic/HR/Finance Managers: functional collaboration and exchange of information
Other sectorial team; Exchange of information, coordination
SPHCDA, SMOH, SMBP:direct technical and facilitation support, Close collaboration, training and workshop facilitation support.
LGA Team/ Health facility team: Training, Supportive supervision, exchange of information, coordination.
Bachelor's degree in Medicine/Public Health/Nursing/or related field
Certificate in project management for development will be an added advantage
3 years’ experience in primary health care system
Skills & Experience
Good understanding of Nigeria health system structure - Previous role at coordination/supervisory level is required
Fluency in spoken and written English language. Hausa language will be added advantage
Working knowledge of MS Office
Work experience in humanitarian settings
Work experience with government health care system is an added advantage
Experience of working in partnership with or directly with Ministry of Health is preferable
Ability to plan and organize work Independent with appropriate follow through while paying close attention to detail and can read and abstract information from a variety of formats.
Ability to delegate and follow up of task among teams
Ability to understand and to interpret the nature of human behavior
Ability to manage wide range of stakeholders for collaboration, coordination and consultation
Gross Basic Salary: NGN 308,589 - NGN 495,52 Per month
Application Closing Date
17th June, 2019.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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