The Child Survival Programme in Save the Children in Nigeria is growing in portfolio. Child Health is a new area identified as key component of our signature programme in Nigeria. The Child health advisor in Lagos will take the lead in ensuring the smooth implementation of the relevant child health components of the Stop Diarrhoea Project in Shomolu LGA of Lagos State. He/she will provide technical input in project roll out, and implementation; including ensuring that project outputs delivered are of high quality.
He/She will provide technical leadership in the area of child health in Lagos State while coordinating with the MNCH Advisor on the GSK Health Worker training project and other partners involved in child health activities such as UNICEF, WHO, PATHS2 and CHAI
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Child Health Policy and Programming
· Support theGovernment of LagosState to revise/update her Child health policy and treatment guidelines in line with National recommendations
· Make technical input into the planning and design and of project specific operational researches, including baseline and end line evaluations.
· Work closely with State/LGA authorities to ensure the availability and use of updated treatment guidelinesfor the management of diarrhoea is available and used in all supported PHC
· Provide overall child health technical guidance on day to day project issues and challenges.
· Work together with other staff/ to ensure that key trainings (IMCI, iCCM, RI etc) provided toPHC staff is of high quality and tailored to identified needs
· Be able to systemically review new evidence on child health interventions and apply such to overall program implementation and quality improvement.
Technical and Advisory Support:
· provide technical support and timely feedback to State and LGA teams on effective implementation and quality of care of child health programmes
· Support M&E of child health programme; develop monitoring checklists; conduct supportive supervision visits, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
· Build capacity of field & partner staff on child health and quality of care
· She/he will also work closely with the MNCH adviser on GSK Project in Lagos state to ensure that quality training is delivered along the continuum of care and ensure synergy for trainings to ensure full integration of our child health project with the MNH projects
· Support the development, review/adaptation of training materials, job aids, counselling and behaviour change materials for child health in Lagos state in collaboration with the MNCH Advisor
· Track and prepare monthly and quarterly reports on progress and indicators, child health technical support activities; including documentation of key lessons learnt and successes
· To lead or contribute to the development of publications for peer-reviewed journals.
Planning, Documentation and Budgeting:
- Develop activity plans and budgets for technical support activities
- Participate in preparation of overall work plan and budget for Child Health programme in Lagos State
· Collaborate with SMOH Child Health Desk, UNICEF and other relevant partners at the state levels to ensure integration and high level implementation of child health activities.
· Participate in developing different levels of progress report and supporting PQA on child health interventions
Representation and relationships
· Engage and maintain good relationships with key stakeholders on child health (relevant SMoH dept, UNICEF, WHO)
· Actively participate in State/LGA level technical working groups on Child Health and relevant policy forums.
· Actively contribute to national policies/strategies on child health
· Support advocacy colleagues with technical messaging on child health, external reports and publications
· Work closely with other thematic teams in Nigeria Country office and the Lagos State offices.
· Ensure the maintenance of healthy partnerships with relevant government counterparts and other partners at Federal and State levels. Management of child health related interventions.
· Other - Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.