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Program Officer – ICHSSA at Project Hope-Nigeria

Program Officer – ICHSSA

Project HOPE is an international NGO of more than 500 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients and provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world. We have helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.**​**​

Project HOPE is looking for a Program Officer to support USAID/Nigeria’s Integrated Child Health and Social Services Award (ICHSSA) program. The purpose of ICHSSA is to reduce the impact of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) on orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). ICHSSA will ensure that OVCs are cared for and protected by their households, communities, local and state governments.

The Program Officer is responsible for providing program operations and management support for specified programs. S/he helps manage project operations, administration, finances, and logistics, and liaises directly with HQ staff. The Program Officer assists with the design and development of project management systems. The Program Officer works directly with agency partner contacts and consultants to develop and monitor project scopes of work, budgets, and timelines. The Program Officer reports to the Sr. Advisor for Systems Strengthening. S/he will also coordinate with Project HOPE Africa Regional Program Officer to strengthen program activities and reporting mechanisms.

S/he will have the following qualifications and experience:

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following: Public Health, Epidemiology, Social work, Monitoring & Evaluation, Demography, Biostatistics, Statistics, Analytics or a related field is required. A Master’s degree in Public Health is preferred.​

Professional Experience/Requirements:

  • Degree in Medical Field, Social Sciences or related disciplines with at least 4 years cognate experience, which must include at least 2 years in Programming for OVC and sub granting to CBOs
  • Knowledge of health systems strengthening activities
  • knowledge of health programs with the Nigeria public sector, health system, NGOs / CBOs and collaborative relationship and liaison with community leaders
  • Establish and maintain productive relationships and linkages with key stakeholders including health institutions, government officials, NGOs and private sector.
  • He / she will assist in strengthening technical capacity of CBOs, LGAs and State in OVC programming, service provision and governance as well as provide guidance on referrals for the uptake of services and participate actively in referral coordination meetings
  • Provide project management and support for the design, creation and revision of HSS activities such as trainings and supportive supervision visits.
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate reporting of all project activities including plans, implementation progress, annual reports, and workshops.
  • Lead the development of communications materials including quarterly reports, success stories, and blogs to highlight key issues, achievements, challenges, and lessons learned.
  • Will assist in direct management and coordination of all project activities in the state in line with the project implementation plan
  • Fluency in English

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND​WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. ​

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.​

  • Project HOPE employees work in the global health field and may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship”.​
  • Travel for extended periods by air and other modes of transportation.​
  • Must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment and must be able to communicate in verbal and written form.​
  • Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level. ​

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

Thank you very much for your interest in Project HOPE.

How to Apply

All Candidate application must be submitted through our Career Page

(https://projecthope.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/563?c=projecthope)

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

​Thank you very much for your interest in Project HOPE.