06 October, 2018

Project Assistant / Project Officer vacancy at abt associates


Abt Associates - The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance - as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job title: Project Assistant / Project Officer (Lagos and Kano State) - SHOPS Plus Nigeria

Req Id: 58226

Location: Lagos & Kano States

Job Summary

Abt Associates seeks a Lagos State Project Officer to support a private sector TB 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 private providers to scale up tuberculosis case finding, diagnosis, treatment and reporting in Lagos State.

The Project Officer will support implementation of a TB services expansion project that will  increase availability of TB services in the private sector, improve flow of suspected TB patients into detection and treatment centers, improve the quality of private sector TB services, and strengthen health systems to foster and sustain Public Private Mix (PPM) models for TB care.

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

Bachelor’s (BS) or Master’s (MS) degree in Health Management, Public Health, Health Administration, or other relevant field

Five years (BS) or  four years (MS) of relevant work experience, especially TB or other infectious diseases

Experience with private sector health service delivery at the provincial and/or district level

Ability to write technical papers and reports

Strong abilities to implement capacity building activities, training and workshops

Ability to assess problems and develop solutions. Computer skills in MS Windows, Excel, Word

Ability to travel with the state approximately 50% of the time

Excellent organizational skills and oral and written communications skills in English

Previous experience in Tuberculosis projects with USAID funding or other donor agencies preferred

Minimum Qualifications

3+ years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

Remuneration
Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply

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