The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation funded State Accountability for Quality Improvement Project (SAQIP) is strengthening public health systems and improving quality of care in northeastern Nigeria’s Gombe state. Specifically, the project is building the capacity of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency and its Local Government Authority structures to carry out their mandate to provide quality maternal, neonatal and child health services through the community primary health centers. The project is building community engagement and empowering women economically with Pact’s WORTH model so they can better provide for their own health and that of their children.Position SummaryThis position provides technical support and oversight functions to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) who work directly to empower Mothers’ Group at the community levels in intervention areas in order to increase the utilization of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) services through the implementation of WORTH modeland MNCH factual knowledge. The position will be directly supervised by the Mothers Group Officer.Key ResponsibilitiesProgram Support:
Support the CSOs maintenance of graduated Mothers groups and formation of ne.
Mothers Groups in SAQIP intervention wards.
Support the CSOs to establish and implement pre-birth savings scheme for the mothers’ groups in all intervention wards.
Lead in the planning and implementation of Birth Preparedness Scheme (BPS).
Support MG interns/consultants to deliver on BPS in their assigned Local Government Areas (LGAs).
Data Collection and reporting role:
Support Monitoring and Evaluation team to develop survey tools and carry out surveys among mothers’ group members.
Assist with desk review of existing assessments reports, identify and fill in gaps.
Serve as a linkage between Mothers Groups and Ward Development Committees (WDCs), Health Facilities, Government and Maternal and Child Health (MCH) coordinators.
Connect Mothers Groups to new opportunities.
Perform other tasks as required.
BSc in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Psychology, community or public health with at least 1 year of experience working in NGOs in the same capacity; Individuals who have volunteered in NGOs are encouraged to apply.
Ability to analyze and interpret large amount of information.
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.
Fluency in English and Hausa language.
Excellent ability to communicate and maintain diplomatic and productive relations with the team; resourcefulness, flexibility and ability to work in a changing and challenging environment.
Possess positive attitude, Self-motivated, independent, can deliver results under stress and timely manner, team worker, confident in dealing with people.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age.
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