Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION) is implementing the Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy (HTSP) component of the newly awarded UK Dependent for International Development, (DFID) Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNGH 2) Project in partnership with the FG/GRM International limited led consortium.The project is aimed at improving equitable access and delivery of high impact maternal.new born and child health services targeted at underserved communities in six selected northern Nigerians states (Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina. Yobe and Zamfara) with a view to dramatically increase utilization of HTSP services.MSION is recruiting the following vacant positions for the MNCH2 project:
Working with and reporting to the State Team Leader for MNCH 2 Project. The State Outreach Coordinator will build partnerships and network with state and communities to identify and select outreach sites. design and implement outreach services while adhering to FMOH and MSION quality standards.
Implement clinical training activities and document reports of outreach activities as well as participate in the conduct of supportive supervision,coaching and mentoring of trainees.
Collaborate with the state to map out. identify and assess eligible health facilities that will benefit from training, facility based and outreach services .Develop functional relationships with the state, community gate keepers including identifiable community leaders, religious leaders and household heads in the MNCH2 states and facilitate community entry approaches through innovative partnerships .
Conduct cascade HTSP training for service providers from Public Health facilities in the state.
Provide leadership (point person) to the state outreach team and ensure that the underserved communities located around health facilities without skilled providers are reached with integrated HTSP outreach services.
Work with skilled service providers to establish proper referrals and linkages between HFs and with communities
Keep and manage records of all outreach activities and provide monthly and quarterly activity updates to state team leader and Regional HTSP trainerWork with Master Trainer Mentors and Local govemment teams to conduct supportive supervision including mentoring and coaching.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
Bachelor's Degree in Health, Public Health or Nursing.
Experienced Registered Nurse! Midwife may also apply
At least 5-years post-graduation experience (ESSENTIAL)
Good team player, can initiative and motivate others to achieve results [ESSENTIAL]
Excellent project coordination skills (ESSENTIAL)
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. (ESSENTIAL)
Work experience with an NGO and passionate about fieldwork (DESIRABLE)
Sympathetic to women and men seeking HTSP services
Customer focused with good interpersonal skills to engage with people at all levels -State, LGA and community.
Motivates team members to deliver high quality services and results