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How Health Workers are Providing Maternal Health Care After Nepal's Earthquakes

If there is one thing we’ve seen over the past month or so after the earthquakes in Nepal in April and May is there is an overall concerted effort to help women who are expecting babies during the aftermath of the natural disaster. In 2013, Nepal had a maternal mortality ratio (MMR) of 109 per 100,000 live births. That is far too many for a country its size, even though the numbers have dropped…

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How Ethiopia is Scaling Midwifery to Save More Mothers, Newborns

Addis Ababa- In Ethiopia there are 4.9 million pregnancies each year of which 84% take place in rural areas. Here in Ethiopia, where the vast majority of women deliver at home, only 32% of maternal, newborn and child health needs are being met by midwives according to the newly released State of Midwifery Report. That is troubling for a country that is making noticeable strides to save its women…

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Collateral Damage from the War on (Male) Foreskin

These photos are from the WHO/Jhpiego (Johns Hopkins) manual. NSFW (or babies).

Needless to say, these kinds of “adverse events” are dismissed as “rare” risks of cutting off part of an infant’s dick– and rarely enter into the “informed consent” discussion with parents.  This isn’t written for parents, though, it’s a  document aimed at the male circumcision “research” and IMPLEMENTATION industry.

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From launch to saving lives: what does it take to introduce new vaccines?

Michel Othepa, Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) & John Snow, Inc.

The introduction of a new vaccine to a country is not a one-time event—it’s a process.

At USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), we know first-hand the extensive technical support required to introduce new and underutilized vaccines. It requires time and energy, resources, and continuous monitoring—and it’s a process that can’t be undertaken alone. To be successful, introducing a new vaccine involves partnerships with local and national government, as well as the communities being served.

Photo: Mothers at a health center in Uganda waiting for
initial immunizations. (Guido Dingemans/Jhpiego)

In support of USAID’s efforts to help vaccinate 300 million children by 2020, our Program provides focused technical assistance to prepare countries for the smooth and successful introduction of new, lifesaving vaccines. When a country eligible for Gavi support (typically those with low income) decides to introduce a new vaccine, several tasks must be completed:

  • Secure partnerships—including government buy-in—and adequate resources;
  • Achieve consensus on all planned activities;
  • Ensure coordination around the process between the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance, and Interagency Coordinating Committee (ICC);
  • Upgrade cold chain storage capacity to accommodate both traditional and additional new vaccines;
  • Train health workers and community volunteers to deliver an increased number of vaccines at the health facility level, and to manage and dispose medical waste safely at immunization sites;
  • Revise technical guidelines, recording and reporting management tools, and appropriate information, education & communication materials;
  • Facilitate good communication with parents to address any vaccine-related concerns; and
  • Establish a surveillance system prior to and after the new vaccine introduction.

Photo: A nurse vaccinates children during an immunization
camp in Rajasthan, India. (Indrani Kashyap/Jhpiego)

Moreover, six steps are considered critical by all stakeholders when planning for new vaccine introduction:

Step 1: Kick start decision making process at the country level
Ministry of Health Officials—with support from coordinating partners—decide on which vaccine to introduce and its presentation and formulation;

Step 2: Develop vaccine proposal
In-country World Health Organization Expanded Program on Immunization technical staff and coordinating partners plan key documents, complete the application form to Gavi, and revise policy documents to include the new vaccine;

Step 3: Submit approved and signed proposal to Gavi
Government and coordinating partners submit the proposal to the Gavi Secretariat.

Step 4: Prepare for new vaccine introduction
With support from partners, the Ministry of Health addresses technical, cold chain and logistics, communication, social mobilization and surveillance challenges.

Step 5: Enlist local authority to host vaccine launch ceremony
This event, which partners usually want to attend, must be well planned—it’s success is key to motivating the community to accept the vaccine.

Step 6: Vaccinate eligible children
Post introduction activities—such as monitoring and supervision—need to ensure all eligible children are immunized.

Photo: A vaccinator immunizes a pregnant woman for tetanus at a clinic in
Mundri East County, South Sudan. (Kate Holt/Jhpiego)

Introducing a new vaccine to a country typically takes six to eight months to complete, and has been critical to the Program’s efforts to end preventable child deaths. A lot of attention is focused on the so-called “launch.” But we must remember that, after a long period of planning, the launch ceremony celebrates the start of a vaccine’s rollout—and not the end of the journey.

The culmination of this process shepherds in a new and critical phase in saving the lives of children: our work to strengthen immunization systems and programs to protect those most vulnerable against all vaccine preventable diseases. In more than 20 countries worldwide, the Maternal and Child Survival Program aims every day to make access to—and widespread use of—services equitable in order to dramatically reduce the burden of disease.

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Jhpiego Job Vacancies, Friday 28, August 2015

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Jhpiego, an affiliate of John Hopkins university is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families, in collaboration with some of its partners, save the children International (SCI), Pediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), Nigerian Society of Neonatal Medicine (NISONM), Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) and National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), will be implementing a USAID funded global cooperative agreement called the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP). The program’s goal is to contribute significantly to ending preventable maternal and child deaths (EPMCD) in Nigeria. The five year project which started in October 2014 will end in September 2019 and will be implemented in Kogi and Ebonyi States of Nigeria.

We hereby invite applications from highly resourceful, experienced and dynamic professional for the position of:

SENIOR FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

JOB DESCRIPTION
Senior Finance arid Administration Manager will be reporting to the Deputy Country Director and will be responsible for providing the financial and administrative management for there MCSP Project.
S/he will oversee all financial and contractual aspects of the project and work closely with project staff to ensure accurate financial, contractual and administrative reporting of the project.
The successful candidate will ensure chat the financial reports are compatible with standard accounting practices and follow Jhpiego and USAID roles and regulations.
S/he will be responsible for ensuring cost consciousness, efficient spending and for implementing and maintaining an on-site financial accounting and bookkeeping system required to assure the integrity and effective performance of project financial operations.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Leadership:
Oversee all financial planning, budgeting and reporting for the project.
Provide guidance to the project Director regarding the financial requirements of the project and office operations.
Prepare accurate budgets, track expenses, ensure that required financial controls and coat-performance monitoring mechanisms are in place and adhered to, prevent over or under expenditure of budgets, ensure proper safeguards of funds and ensure compliance with established USC and headquarters’ financial, accounting and administrative procedures.
Review, reconcile and monitor all project accounts, including major program operating accounts and petty cash operations involving cash advances.
Determine updated monthly project accruals and projections to support forecasting accuracy and program completion, as required,
Provide guidance, monitoring arid support to project team, including procurement for goods and services, logistical support for local and international travel for staff and consultants, financial oversight of local sub-grantees (as needed) and maintenance of office inventory
Provide guidance and support for contracts development and management
Provide financial capacity-building for local grantees
Maintain and administer project financial accounting system.
Prepare the monthly financial report by using adapted finance software (QuickBooks).
Use various software applications such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages to assemble, manipulate, and format data and/or reports.
Implement and oversee a detailed financial reporting and reimbursement process in accordance with Jhpiego’s established financial system.
Make in-country budget adjustments and other cost improvement measures, as required.
Direct and oversee the monitoring and annual auditing of cost- share requirements, tracking and reporting.
Management:

Work collaboratively with the project team and headquarters staff to ensure proper project and financial reporting, spending and compliance with project terms and conditions.
Provide financial reports, Including pipeline analysis, quarterly project reports, or as requested by the donor
Ensure that USAID resources are appropriately directed to program priorities and are in line with program work plans.
Contribute to program team in developing work plans and annual budget for program activities and local office costs.
Manage all sub-grants to local grantees ensuring sub-awardees’ compliance and reporting
Work closely with auditors during audit of the program.
Serve ass resource person for non finance staff on USAID, JHU and Jhpiego rules and policy.
Provide financial oversight to finance officers.
Ensure that proper human resources administration procedures are in place for project staff, including tracking of leave, sick days, absence and other human resources actions.
Ensure compliance by all assigned staff to the JHU and Jhpiego timekeeping requirements, as well as, the staff’s timely approval of timesheets.
Ensure that Jhpiego personal files for project staff have all the relevant records including employment agreement and job.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Masters degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Accounting or relevant field and 10 years of finance and administrative experience
Demonstrated experience in administrative and financial management of international programs larger than US $5 million/year
At least three years of experience with financial analyse, financial reporting, cash flow analysis, budget development and forecasting, preferably on international health projects.
At least five years working in international health in developing countries and in sub-Saharan Africa, with emphasis in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health
Relevant experience living and working oversees, including supporting implementation of national/provincial/district-level programs
Five or more years of senior-level work experiences with USAID or other donors
Knowledge of USG cost principles, including USAID regulations, GAAP accounting rules and grants contract management
Familiarity with USAID policies and administrative procedures
Expert knowledge (Director)/ Proficiency (Manager) in the use of financial software applications (QuickBooks), databases, spreadsheets, and/or word processing. Packages include: Microsoft Outlook, Access, Excel and Word,
Fluency in English
Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills
Proficiency in writing and editing letters, reports and documents
Ability to travel nationally and internationally up to 30% of time.

PRE-SERVICE EDUCATION ADVISOR

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Pre-service Education Advisor will report to the Deputy Country Director and will provide technical guidance to support the integration of maternal, newborn and child health competencies with pre-service education at public and private medical training Institutions.
The Advisor will provide support to the overall program strategy development, incorporating competency-based training techniques.
The Advisor will lead the team in completing a task analysis to identity core MNCH competencies needed, based on national needs, and then review and develop curricula to integrate new competencies with didactic and clinical teaching.
S/He will mentor partners in Schools of Nursing and Midwifery and Schools of Health Technology in Ebonyi and Kogi states, and collaborate with them in developing the five-year plan for transfer of responsibility and implementation.
The Training Advisor will coordinate the strengthening of faculty members and preceptors ability to deliver the new pee-service curricula for comprehensive MNCH care.
The Advisor works closely with the other MCSP technical staff as well as the SMOH to ensure harmonization of implementation efforts.
S/He ensures timely and cost-effected program implementation and reporting of activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Technical Leadership:
Provide technical guidance and direction to ensure that the pm- service program is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of Nigeria and the USAID
Provide technical guidance and develop or review curricula and teaching approaches> using proven training approaches and quality improvement methodologies
Provide training of trainers, follow-up support and support supervision as necessary for activities
Ensure the dissemination of revised curricula on integrated maternal, newborn and child health education through cascade training
Mentor partner institution’s staff during training implementation
Assist with coordinating the necessary technical input from partners required by key activeness and work closely with external stakeholders, consultants and experts as required
Contribute/coordinate With program’s MitE of activities to ensure that the program meets set targets in accordance with national standards
Collaborate closely with key stakeholders, including
FMOH/SMOH officials, professional associations, in-service training organizations and other USC funded programs 4or smooth implementation
Work collaboratively with other program team members to ensure that necessary program planning, devel9ment resource availability and management. activities function smoothly and efficiently
Work with the MCSP partners including the professional associations to include in dissemination activities
Coordinate with the DPD for successful delivery of technical assistance and implementation of program activities
Cultivate strategic relationships and alliances with other partners
Liaise with Jhpiego’s Nigeria Technical Leadership Office on activity design
Management:

Contribute to annual wont planning, training plans and quarterly reports
Provide mentoring to institutional partners during implementation of activities based on the plan developed fun transfer of responsibility
Lead the development of the five-year plan for transfer of responsibility and implementation to institutional partners
Work collaboratively with program team and headquarters staff to assure proper program and financial reporting, spending and compliance with program terms and conditions
Evaluate program progress against deliverables on a quarterly basis
Promote and support the dissemination of the program’s best practices and lessons learned among the program team, key stakeholders, including the MOM, local partners, CDC and PEPFAR collaborators
Liaise with in-service training partners to build ox materials developed and best practices
Ensure quality program implementation consistent with Kenyas national health guidelines
Contribute to timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of program activities and results to the donors including progress and annual reports

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Clinical degree with post-graduate level training in public health
A minimum of seven (7) years’ experience as a trainer
A minimum f seven years of mid- to senior-level experience in designing and implementing large, complex, MNCH programs
Technical expertise in pre-service education
At least two years of experience living and working in Nigeria, including supporting implementation of state-level programs
Demonstrated experience providing technical assistance to public health programs In developing countries, with emphasis on MNCH programs
Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills
Strong change management, results-oriented and decision making skills
Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
Fluency In English. Hausa language proficiency Is an advantage
Experience and understanding of the IMNCH framework
Experience in providing technical assistance to USG-financed programs
Ability to travel within the state.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience developing successful, replicable and sustainable programs
Expertise in research to practice-identifying best practices and adapting them to program realities
A team player accustomed to building teem capacity, delegating working teams and developing communities of learning among host country partners and counterparts.

TO APPLY
Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and a CV as one single word document to:jhunigeriaproject@yahoo.com The title/subject of your email and application should be the position applied for.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview. Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employemnt background investigation.

DUE DATE: 8 September, 2015

Day 247: Jhpiego

Who We Are

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.

Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care.

Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions to ensure a level of care for women and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Mission and Values

Jhpiego is dedicated to improving the health of women and families in developing countries.

From our origins as technical experts in reproductive, maternal and child health, Jhpiego has grown to embrace new challenges, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, cervical cancer prevention and urban health—reflecting the increasing interconnectedness of global health. We take the latest knowledge in science and technology, apply it to develop practical, low-cost health care solutions and make them available from home to hospital, village to city.

Jhpiego assists countries in confronting and addressing health needs for women and their families. We do this by educating and preparing front-line health workers (doctors, nurses, midwives and community health workers) with evidence-based skills and techniques to deliver quality health care. Jhpiego believes that because many people cannot reach needed services easily and expeditiously, services must be made available to people where they live and in their community.

To meet that need, Jhpiego designs and implements effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions that can be delivered by a community health care worker in a home or by a doctor or a nurse in a hospital. We support and are working toward integrating treatment services and health interventions for different illnesses so women and families can be treated for several conditions in a convenient place at one time.

We build local capacity to strengthen health systems through advocacy, policy development and performance improvement approaches. Jhpiego’s ultimate goal is sustainability—leaving behind a well-prepared network of health care professionals and a strong foundation that they can build upon when we move on.

Jhpiego: A History

Responding to the Changing Needs of Women and Families Worldwide

Since its founding in 1974, Jhpiego has been innovating to save the lives of women and families worldwide. From the first day, Jhpiego has been asking the question: How can we make lifesaving services available and accessible to the people who need them—all over the world?

Dr. Theodore M. King, an early innovator and champion for women’s health, was the moving force behind the founding of Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University. In the early 1970s, King recognized the need to make physicians, nurses and administrators from developing countries aware of reproductive health breakthroughs, such as laparoscopy (a procedure used to inspect internal reproductive organs for infertility or to provide contraception by closing off the fallopian tubes) and modern contraceptives. Originally known as the Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics, the organization was funded through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Under King’s leadership, as a founder, trustee and later president of Jhpiego for 14 years, the organization conducted a steady stream of programs throughout the developing world.

How Did We Get from There to Here?

Early on, Jhpiego established itself as a leader in reproductive health training. Beginning in 1974, Jhpiego held training sessions on family planning/reproductive health for doctors and nurses in the USA In 1979, Jhpiego started its first in-country training programs in Tunisia, Brazil, Kenya, Nigeria, Thailand and the Philippines. From 1987 through 2004, Jhpiego conducted three global Training in Reproductive Health Projects, funded by USAID. Beginning in 1993, Jhpiego published learning materials on long-acting family planning methods.

Over the years—to respond more effectively to the needs of individual countries—Jhpiego became increasingly field-based and established its first field office in Kenya in 1993. Today, Jhpiego has field offices in more than 30 countries worldwide. Similarly, Jhpiego’s programming areas have expanded to meet changing needs in the field. In addition to family planning and reproductive health, Jhpiego now has expertise in maternal and child health, infection prevention and control, HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases.

Jhpiego’s work has also expanded to address reproductive health policy and guidelines and to support health systems strengthening. For example, in 1996 in Brazil, Jhpiego launched a performance and quality improvement approach, now known as Standards-Based Management and Recognition (SBM-R), which has since been implemented in 30 countries. SBM-R empowers health workers and facilities to improve the performance and quality of their services by providing them with the tools and methods they need to make decisions, solve problems and innovate at the local level.

Innovations in Training Methods and Technologies

In 1986, Jhpiego pioneered a competency-based training (CBT) approach that emphasizes learning by doing. CBT focuses on how the participant performs and promotes the trainer’s ability to encourage learning. Jhpiego also introduced the use of anatomic models for “humanistic training.” To minimize risk to clients, learners first practice on models until they achieve competency. In 1995, a clinical training skills manual—the cornerstone of Jhpiego’s training approach—was published. Using a systematic “training of trainers” approach, Jhpiego has created a global network of qualified physician, nurse and midwife trainers.

As early as 1984, Jhpiego collaborated with the University of the West Indies to deliver reproductive health courses, via satellite, to six islands in the Caribbean. In 1987, Jhpiego sponsored a global meeting on reproductive health education and technology with the World Health Organization (WHO) and introduced computer-assisted instruction to simulate clinical situations in several of its US-based courses. In 1995, ReproLine, an online source for reproductive health information, was launched. Today, Jhpiego continues to explore new learning technologies: mobile phones in Afghanistan, a computer-based learning management system in Ethiopia, computer-based training in Ghana, a distance learning program in Zambia.

Practical Solutions for Low-Resource Settings

Since the 1992 publication of its international reference standard Infection Prevention for Family Planning Service Programs, Jhpiego has been at the forefront in promoting evidence-based practices that can protect health care professionals, staff and clients from potentially life-threatening infections. To this end, Jhpiego has tested and introduced practical, low-cost infection prevention procedures that can be implemented effectively in settings with limited resources.

In developing countries, cervical cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths among women. In 1995, Jhpiego began research with the University of Zimbabwe to find a low-cost alternative to the Pap test that could make cervical cancer prevention a reality in low-resource settings. Based on the results of this research, Jhpiego helped form the Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention in 1999 and received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand its cervical cancer program. Since that time, Jhpiego has developed and piloted the single visit approach in which women are screened and treated during the same visit.

In 1995, Jhpiego began addressing HIV/AIDS and its integration with family planning services. Six years later, Jhpiego began work in HIV voluntary counseling and testing with a USAID-funded project in Jamaica. In 2002, Jhpiego received its first funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for work in HIV/AIDS and, the following year, developed a global learning package on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV—with CDC, WHO and university partners—to enable global scale-up. Also in 2003, Jhpiego began work on male circumcision for HIV prevention in Zambia. In 2008, Jhpiego developed a global learning package on male circumcision for HIV prevention with WHO and UNAIDS.

The Way Forward

Jhpiego’s role in maternal and child health has expanded dramatically over the years, increasing its emphasis on nurses and midwives as primary care providers. From 1998 through the present, Jhpiego has led three of USAID’s global flagship programs: the MNH Program, followed by the ACCESS Program—both of which focused on maternal and newborn health—and currently the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), an expanded program that focuses on maternal, newborn and child health.

Jhpiego’s dedicated teams of technical experts—in the areas of global learning; family planning/reproductive health/cervical cancer; maternal, newborn and child health; monitoring, evaluation and research; health systems strengthening; HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases; publications; and knowledge management—are renewing their efforts to pursue and disseminate practical, low-cost innovations that can make significant contributions to the health of women and their families.

As Jhpiego moves forward, its staff will continue to respond to changing needs in the field, and they will continue to ask: How can we save more lives?

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Finance and Administration Manager Job Vacancy at Jhpiego, Abuja

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Jhpiego, an affiliate of John Hopkins university is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families, in collaboration with some of its partners, save the children International (SCI), Pediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), Nigerian Society of Neonatal Medicine (NISONM),


Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) and National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), will be implementing a USAID funded global cooperative agreement called the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP). The program’s goal is to contribute significantly to ending preventable maternal and child deaths (EPMCD) in Nigeria. The five year project which started in October 2014 will end in September 2019 and will be implemented in Kogi and Ebonyi States of Nigeria.

We hereby invite applications from highly resourceful, experienced and dynamic professional for the position of:

Position: Senior Finance and Administration Manager

Location: Abuja

Job Description

Senior Finance arid Administration Manager will be reporting to the Deputy Country Director and will be responsible for providing the financial and administrative management for there MCSP Project.
S/he will oversee all financial and contractual aspects of the project and work closely with project staff to ensure accurate financial, contractual and administrative reporting of the project.
The successful candidate will ensure chat the financial reports are compatible with standard accounting practices and follow Jhpiego and USAID roles and regulations.
S/he will be responsible for ensuring cost consciousness, efficient spending and for implementing and maintaining an on-site financial accounting and bookkeeping system required to assure the integrity and effective performance of project financial operations.
Responsibilities
Leadership:

Oversee all financial planning, budgeting and reporting for the project.
Provide guidance to the project Director regarding the financial requirements of the project and office operations.
Prepare accurate budgets, track expenses, ensure that required financial controls and coat-performance monitoring mechanisms are in place and adhered to, prevent over or under expenditure of budgets, ensure proper safeguards of funds and ensure compliance with established USC and headquarters’ financial, accounting and administrative procedures.
Review, reconcile and monitor all project accounts, including major program operating accounts and petty cash operations involving cash advances.
Determine updated monthly project accruals and projections to support forecasting accuracy and program completion, as required,
Provide guidance, monitoring arid support to project team, including procurement for goods and services, logistical support for local and international travel for staff and consultants, financial oversight of local sub-grantees (as needed) and maintenance of office inventory
Provide guidance and support for contracts development and management
Provide financial capacity-building for local grantees
Maintain and administer project financial accounting system.
Prepare the monthly financial report by using adapted finance software (QuickBooks).
Use various software applications such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages to assemble, manipulate, and format data and/or reports.
Implement and oversee a detailed financial reporting and reimbursement process in accordance with Jhpiego’s established financial system.
Make in-country budget adjustments and other cost improvement measures, as required.
Direct and oversee the monitoring and annual auditing of cost- share requirements, tracking and reporting.
Management:

Work collaboratively with the project team and headquarters staff to ensure proper project and financial reporting, spending and compliance with project terms and conditions.
Provide financial reports, Including pipeline analysis, quarterly project reports, or as requested by the donor
Ensure compliance by all assigned staff to the JHU and Jhpiego timekeeping requirements, as well as, the staff’s timely approval of timesheets.
Ensure that Jhpiego personal files for project staff have all the relevant records including employment agreement and job.
Ensure that USAID resources are appropriately directed to program priorities and are in line with program work plans.
Contribute to program team in developing work plans and annual budget for program activities and local office costs.
Manage all sub-grants to local grantees ensuring sub-awardees’ compliance and reporting
Work closely with auditors during audit of the program.
Serve ass resource person for non finance staff on USAID, JHU and Jhpiego rules and policy.
Provide financial oversight to finance officers.
Ensure that proper human resources administration procedures are in place for project staff, including tracking of leave, sick days, absence and other human resources actions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Masters degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Accounting or relevant field and 10 years of finance and administrative experience
Demonstrated experience in administrative and financial management of international programs larger than US $5 million/year
Proficiency in writing and editing letters, reports and documents
Ability to travel nationally and internationally up to 30% of time.
At least five years working in international health in developing countries and in sub-Saharan Africa, with emphasis in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health
Relevant experience living and working oversees, including supporting implementation of national/provincial/district-level programs
Five or more years of senior-level work experiences with USAID or other donors
Knowledge of USG cost principles, including USAID regulations, GAAP accounting rules and grants contract management
Familiarity with USAID policies and administrative procedures
At least three years of experience with financial analyse, financial reporting, cash flow analysis, budget development and forecasting, preferably on international health projects.
Expert knowledge (Director)/ Proficiency (Manager) in the use of financial software applications (QuickBooks), databases, spreadsheets, and/or word processing. Packages include: Microsoft Outlook, Access, Excel and Word,
Fluency in English
Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills

Method of Application
All qualified candidates should submit an application letter and a CV as one single word document to: jhunigeriaproject@yahoo.com The title/subject of your email and application should be the position applied for.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview. Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employemnt background investigation

Deadline 8th September, 2015.