Program Officer at ABT Associates

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Strengthening Private Sector Family Planning/RH services (SPSFP/RH), a USAID Nigeria private sector FP/RH project being implemented by ABT Associates Inc. is seeking candidates for the following positions:

Job Title: Program Officer (Lagos, Kaduna) 2 positions
Location: Lagos and Kaduna
Supervisor: Chief of Party (Lagos); Kaduna Regional Manager (Kaduna)

Job Responsibilities:
The Technical Specialist/Program Officer assists the supervisor in the management and implementation of the project’s activities in Lagos, Edo, Abia (Lagos) or Kaduna, Kano, Nassarawa (Kaduna).

Specific tasks include:
Technical backstopping to all project activities in the region including: strategies to expand delivery and increase use of quality private sector RH/FP counseling and services, facilitate regional private sector participation in policy dialogue, collaboration, and partnerships between the public and private health sectors
Coordinating closely with the supervisor to support the design and implementation of project activities, work plans and budget in the region
Manage the design and implementation of work plan activities involving: behavior change communication, forming an enabling policy environment for the private sector, NGO/provider association sustain ability and knowledge of the private sector
Assist with the planning and attend regional meetings
Report on assigned project activities and results through project summaries, success stories and other types of written reports such as trip reports, quarterlies and annual reports.

Skills Prerequisites:
Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Business, or other relevant field
At least 6 years of relevant professional experience in the health sector, preferably in the private sector or related to family planning, reproductive health, access to finance, clinical training, and behavior change communication
Strong organizational and computer proficiency skills
Experience with donor funded international health programs in Nigeria highly desirable, USAID experience preferable
Willing and able to travel between Lagos, Edo, and Abia and proficient in Yoruba and pidgin English (Lagos) or Kaduna, Kano and Nassarawa and proficient in Hausa (Kaduna)
Advanced written/oral skills in English

Method of Application
1 Send an email application to shopsnigeriajobs@abtassoc.com
2 Use the position /location applied for as the subject title

3 Attach a cover note addressed to:

Chief of Party,
Shop Nigeria, #1,
Bola Cresent Anthony Village, Lagos

4 Attach a copy of your resume/CV
5 Deadline is 20th October, 2011

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