Pact is an international non-governmental organization with headquarters in Washington DC, USA. Pact has been in Nigeria since 2005, and currently implements donor funded development projects across the country in the area of Health, integrating livelihoods, capacity development, and governance systems.
We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:
Job Title: Household Economic Strengthening Manager
The position is based in Abuja, Nigeria, with anticipated travel to other regions of the country. The Household Economic Strengthening (HES) Manager must be a dynamic individual with strong interpersonal and managerial skills, and a commitment to household economic strengthening. S/he will have day-to-day responsibility for monitoring implementation, ensuring adherence to timelines, budget management and achievement of objectives. Project oversight will include but is not limited to: managing daily project activities to ensure the project accomplishes its deliverables with high impact, logistics and operations, budget approval, supervision of all staff in the area of responsibility; as well as monitoring, reporting, and evaluation activities.
The HES Manager will be responsible for the design, implementation and technical quality of strategies and activities to improve the economic stability of young people and households caring for OVC. S/he will play a pivotal role in planning for all aspects of livelihoods and economic opportunities activities for the program. She/he will facilitate a team of staff in the development of social protection linkages and provision, savings group (VSLG) activities and the integration of enterprise expertise and market access and relationships for securing the economic well-being of targeted households.
The Manager will be involved in project implementation, and organizing and delivering training programs that address a wide variety of issues, including: social protection and livelihoods; savings and financial access; agriculture and food security; economic and market development; ensuring full two-way communication between economic-strengthening (ES) staff at the cluster level; ensuring delivery of specific training, coordination and execution of activities, and overall backstopping and troubleshooting. Proficiency in dealing with math, bookkeeping, and monitoring systems is essential, as is familiarity with the way Nigerian women think and work at the grassroots, whether in rural or urban settings. The position requires a high degree of integrity, professionalism, flexibility and perseverance, as well as the ability to anticipate, identify and resolve problems in the field quickly.
The HES Manager needs to be a committed listener who not only is eager to know not only what is happening in all aspects of the targeted households’ economic well-being, but also is able to give constructive feedback and support to those she/he supervises.
- Technically supervise HES program activities including the design, development and implementation of technical guidance as it relates to HES, ensuring all HES activities are in line with state-of-the-art, globally-recognized best practices for addressing needs of OVC, young people, and their caregivers.
- Exercising a supportive supervision approach, train and mentor implementing partner and institutional stakeholder and technical staff responsible for child well being.
- Build awareness of key HES concepts and principles among local partner organizations and institutions. This includes assisting families in earning and saving income, managing money, and allocating household resources to improving children and youth’s wellness outcomes.
- Develop and instruct partners in effective methodologies for identifying appropriate ES interventions for specific households, depending on the needs and resources of those households (i.e. credit and market opportunities, group savings, income generation, micro-enterprise development training, farming-as-a-business, extensionist, other vocational training opportunities, youth employability, etc.).; train/mentor these partners in principles and standards for good implementation of or linkages to these interventions.
- Develop and ensure the implementation of strategies and interventions that promote the economic empowerment of young people.
- Ensure the documentation and dissemination of best practices and lessons learned, capture timely, high quality information and utilize data to inform decisions and foster learning and innovation;
- Monitor and maintain relevant manuals, training materials and reports for economic strengthening.
- Ensure all economic strengthening strategies are gender-sensitive and promote equitable programming.
- Create and implement a plan to engage the private sector in economic strengthening activities for greater and sustainable impacts.
- Lead the monthly, quarterly, and annual planning, monitoring, and reporting for all HES related activities;
- Oversee pilot or demonstration projects to test and adopt specific HES activities.
- Ensure global best practices shape project activities
- Ensuring that books and materials used in the field, by either staff or groups, are delivered in time to meet program deadlines and in a manner that maintains internal controls on inventory.
- Providing substantial input to orientation and implementation training and training-of-trainers packages
- Overseeing trainings, sometimes serving as a co-trainer, to ensure that they are consistently delivering project training effectively, and conveying information and new ideas accurately and in a participatory manner that is appropriate for adult learners.
- Regularly visiting groups to provide appreciative support and to ensure that a spirit of motivated teamwork and open communication is maintained throughout the project sites.
- Identifying emerging areas of challenge and participating in the modification of program materials to meet those needs.
- Ensuring that program information is accurately and promptly communicated from and to the field;
- Domestic travel required (50%).
- Bachelor’s Degree in Economics or related field.
- At least 8 years of experience working with local governments and non-governmental organizations on HES issues.
- Excellent grasp of participatory HES methodologies.
- Excellent facilitation and training skills in a variety of local governance and organizational development topics.
- Excellent communication and relationship management skills.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Nigerian government policies, procedures and regulations.
- Oral and written fluency in English.
Application Closing Date
16th February 2018.
Job Title: Human Resources and Administration Officer
- The objective of the Human Resources (HR) and Administration Officer is to assist with all recruitment, benefits and hiring actions.
- This includes but is not limited to; ensuring completion of employee’s documentation, HR administration and filing as well as processing all performance actions and ensuring compliance with relevant company and labor practices, and ensuring up-to-date maintenance of personnel files as well as logistical support for the full cycle recruiting process.
- The HR and Administration Officer will serve as the liaison between the state office and Headquarters for HR and Administration related activities.
- Assist and manage staff recruitment by sending invitations, scheduling interviews, participating in interviews, conducting reference check, inform job applicants of their acceptance or rejection for employment.
- Process and/or verify completeness and accuracy of all employment actions and personnel records and documentation such as employment agreements and offer letters for new staff, amendments, transfers and terminations.
- Maintain data for employment history, confirmation, promotions, transfers, salaries, and training.
- Verification of certificates and follow-up on response from former employer and conducting reference checks of new staff and ensure that all documents in respect of new employees are received in good time to facilitate prompt confirmation of appointment.
- Prepare monthly HR reports.
- Prepare personnel action forms for new hires and forward to appropriate finance staff for addition to payroll
- Process all new hire documentation and carry out orientation/induction for all new hires.
- Assist and manage national staff separation process including exit interviews, separation letters, clearance, ensuring policies and procedures as well as local labor laws have been followed
- Process of staff benefits such as health insurance and life/Accident insurance Plan
- The HR Officer will serve as the liaison between the state office and headquarters for HR related activities.
- Track vendor contracts and payments and ensure all payments are up to date.
- Process temporary hire agreement(s) and onboarding.
- Conduct terror check for temporary hire and new hire.
- Track staff leave and ensure compliance by staff.
- Draft correspondence for and on behalf of Pact staff.
- Other duties that may be assign from time to time.
- A minimum of a degree in Human Resources or Social Sciences or Business or other relevant field.
- Three years’ experience working as HR and Administrative personnel within government, INGO or local NGO environments
- Good computer skills, including practiced knowledge and experience in Microsoft office package.
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
- 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.
- Ability to interpret, analyze and explain the official employment regulation framework.
- Possess positive attitude, demonstrated integrity, confidentiality and approachability
Skills and Specifications:
- Good organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to understand comprehensive information.
- Basic numeracy and IT skills required for operating various systems.
- Ability to interpret, analyzes, and explains the official framework employment regulation.
- Good negotiating and influencing skills in implementing personnel policies.
- Ability to research, evaluate and analyze new recruitment techniques, methods, and procedures.
- Able to work alone on a broad variety of projects.
Application Closing Date
16th February, 2018.
Job Title: RFP for HMIS and DHIS Consultant
Training of Selected Master Trainers and LGA HMIS Officers on HMIS Facility Registers and DHIS2 in Gombe State.
The Strengthening Accountability and Quality Improvement Project (SAQIP) in Gombe state, Nigeria is inviting applications from consultancy groups/firms to train master trainers and LGA HMIS officers on HMIS facility registers; and data entry and analysis on DHIS2 in Gombe State. Interested consultants/contractors are hereby invited to submit technical and financial proposals for the requested services.
The Strengthening Accountability & Quality Improvement Project (SAQIP) in Nigeria is designed to develop the capacity of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) and its associated Local Government Authority (LGA) structures to carry out their mandate, while empowering community structures such as Ward Development Committees (WDCs) to provide the oversight needed to ensure delivery of quality health services at PHCs, and improving women’s access to MNCH services.
SAQIP seeks to achieve three primary outcomes:
- Improved governance, capacity, and performance of the public health system;
- Improved accountability and community participation in the public health system; and
- Increased utilization of public MNCH services.
Part of the project’s planned activities is targeted at strengthening the use of health facility data for decision making. Health facility data is also required by the project to understand the progress it is making. In the light of this, SAQIP intends to conduct workshops to train staff of Gombe State Primary Health Care Development Agency, selected master-trainers, LGA HMIS officers, and SAQIP staff on National Health Management Information System (NHMIS) facility-based registers, DHIS2, and NHMIS Data Quality Assessment (DQA).
Purpose/Objective of consultancy assignment
- The main goal of the training is to enhance the generation and use of timely, accurate, and reliable health service information for decision-making in Gombe state.
The specific objectives for this assignment are to:
- Support Gombe SPHCDA to adopt/review DQA protocol and tools
- Conduct training for 20 master trainers on NHMIS registers, DHIS2, and DQA
- Conduct training for 30 LGA and SAQIP staff on HMIS data entry and analysis on the FMOH DHIS2 platform
- Support and ensure the quality of the training of 57 Ward Focal Persons (WFPs) on NHMIS and NHMIS DQA by master trainers
- Supervise WFPs’ NHMIS step-down training to health facility staff across 57 health facilities in Gombe state
Scope of work
The consultant group/firm is expected to carry out the following:
- Develop agenda and participants’ training materials
- Train and support participants as specified in objectives above
- Prepare and submit training report (with a case study to demonstrate competencies gained by beneficiaries)
- Submit final training report
- Submit payment requests as per agreement
- The consultant is to suggest the methodology for conducting the training. The training should include theoretical and practical exercises/sessions. The consultant should also propose appropriate and powerful tools for adult learning to efficiently conduct the training. Furthermore, the consultant/firm should indicate the immediate and/or intermediate outcomes of the training.
Profile of facilitators:
The facilitators of the training must meet the minimum criteria described below:
- Have at least four years of experience conducting NHMIS and DHIS2 trainings.
- Good knowledge of Nigeria’s HMIS policies and/or strategic plan
- Good knowledge of the Nigerian primary health sector, programs, and indicators
- Excellent training facilitation and report writing skill
- Strong understanding and experience of adult learning and teaching methods
- Certificate of accomplishment and recommendations from NGOs and/or GOs for similar trainings
- Fluency in Hausa language
Deliverables and Timelines:
- All activities that pertain to the training are expected to have ended by 6th April, 2018. The table below shows a tentative timeframe
- Activities and/or Outputs To be completed no later than: Delivery Instructions
Develop & share training plan, agenda, and manuals for the training of:
- 20 master trainers on HMIS, DHIS2, and DQA
- 22 LGA HMISOs on data entry and analysis on DHIS2 21st Feb, 2018 – 20 paper copies of HMIS manuals:
- 12 copies of DHIS2 manual – spiral bound
- Slides to be used for the training
- Agenda for the training
- Support Gombe SPHCDA to adopt/adapt/develop HMIS DQA protocol and tools 16th, Mar 2018 – DQA protocol/manual and tools for NHMIS in Gombe SPHCDA
- Train 20 master trainers on NHMIS registers, DHIS2, and HMIS DQA 16th Mar, 2018
- Hard copy of attendance sheet and brief training report
- Train 30 LGA staff on HMIS data entry and analysis on DHIS2 platform 16th Mar, 2018 – Hard copy of attendance sheet and brief training report
- Support master trainers to train 57 Ward Focal Persons (WFPs) on HMIS registers
- 23rd Mar, 2018 – Electronic copy of report of support, observed challenges, and recommendations
- Supervise WFPs’ HMIS step-down training to health facility staff across 57 health facilities 30th Mar, 2018 Electronic copy of report of activity, observed challenges, and recommendations
- Develop overall technical report of activities conducted and submit draft 2nd April, 2018 Electronic. To include lessons learnt and at least a case study that reflects competencies gained by a trained WFP or master trainer – if possible.
- Submit final overall training report 4th Apr, 2018 Electronic
- Consultant/Facilitator submit final claim for payment 6th Apr, 2018 Electronic
Indicative Schedule of Trainings:
- SN Activity Feb Mar
- Wk1 wk2 wk3 wk4 wk1 wk2 wk3 wk4:
- Select and train 20 master trainers on HMIS, DHIS2, and DQA – training conducted by vendor HMIS & DQA DHIS2
- Support 10 master trainers to cascade HMIS and DQA training down to WFP and LGA M&E officers HMIS & DQA
- Train Agency LGA M&E officers and selected State level staff on DHIS2 DHIS2
- Supervise WFPs’ HMIS step-down training to health facility staff across 57 health facilities HMIS HMIS
- This schedule is indicative and shows the overlap that is expected to occur to fast track the trainings.
- Major cost drivers will cover firm’s fee and travel costs. Pact Nigeria will bear the cost of venue for the assignment and the remuneration of participants. Pact will not provide logistical support and expects the firm to work independently.
- The firm will report to Pact’s Director of MERL who will be responsible for communicating with the wider Pact team.
Terms of Reference:
- This Terms of Reference (TOR) describes the assignment and summarizes the responsibility of the Firm.
Application Closing Date
14th February 2018.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover Letters to: [email protected] The Technical and Financial Proposal should be submitted as separate attachments, in the same mail. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Specific instructions to enable your firm develop and submit a proposal for this assignment can be found in the “Terms of Reference” (ToR) section below. Your proposal must be in English and comprise of: A Technical Proposal:
- At a minimum, the technical proposal should include, but not limited to:
- The proposed approach and methodology for the assignment and comments on the Terms of
- Reference, if any (max 4 pages);
- Up-to-date curriculum vitae of key individuals who will be engaged in the assignment; and
- Evidence of previous experience in conducting similar works.
- A detailed budget in Excel stating the amount to be charged for personnel time and all activities related to the assignment, which should be quoted in both Naira & USD. Please show travel costs separately.
- Company registration and any other related documentation
- Pact West Africa (Nigeria) places great emphasis on ensuring objectives of assignment are met. Accordingly, in evaluating the proposals for this assignment, attention will focus first and foremost on the technical elements of the bids.
- Overall, Pact will select the proposal that offers the organization best value for money. Should you need further clarifications, kindly send all questions to: [email protected]
- It is the responsibility of your firm to ensure that your proposals are received by Pact on or before the deadline.