State Coordinator

Job Description
Abt Associates seeks FCT and Plateau State Coordinators to support a family planning project under SHOPS Plus. SHOPS Plus is USAID’s flagship initiative in private sector health. The project seeks to harness the full potential of the private sector and catalyze public-private engagement to improve health outcomes in TB, family planning, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and other health areas. In Nigeria, SHOPS Plus will capacitate public and private providers to scale up family planning, especially Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) in FCT and Plateau States.
The State Coordinators will support implementation of a family planning services expansion project that will increase the number of qualified providers in public and private sector healthcare facilities who are capable of providing high quality voluntary family planning services.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
  • Work closely with the FP Technical Director to plan and implement public and private sector FP programs in their states
  • Work closely with state FP focal persons to develop and implement detailed action plans for activities in their states
  • Provide inputs for the development and review of technical resource materials (e.g. training materials, RH/FP plans, strategy documents, job aids) and programming tools to support meeting project objectives
  • Maintain excellent working relationships with and serve as the main liaison among communities, facilities, local and state government authorities in their states
  • Coordinate with other relevant USAID state programmes and FP partners to strengthen state level collaborations and improve efficiency of implementation
  • Supervise state Program Officers in expanding training and supportive supervison for FP in the public and private sector
  • Provide administrative leadership for program staff in their states
  • Coordinate state level communication, advocacy and knowledge management tasks including documentation
  • Contribute to the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning system
Requirements and Qualification
Preferred Skills / Prerequistes
  • Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor’s (BS) or Master’s (MS) degree in health management, public health, health administration, or other relevant field
  • Ten years (BS) or eight years (MS) of relevant work experience, especially in RH/FP programs
  • Experience with public and private sector health service delivery at the state and/or local government level
  • Ability to write technical papers and reports
  • Strong abilities to implement capacity building activities, training and workshops
  • Experience working on USAID funded projects is preferred
  • Computer skills in MS Windows, Excel, Word
  • Ability to travel within and outside the state approximately 50% of the time
Minimum Qualifications
  • (8+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Date Posted: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 08:45
Closing Date: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 08:45
Location: PLATEAU
Work Type: Full Time
Function: Project Management
Experience: 5


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