Systems Strengthening Specialist at the Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research (CCCRN) - Calabar & Uyo - JOB VACANCIES IN NIGERIA 2021

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Systems Strengthening Specialist at the Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research (CCCRN) - Calabar & Uyo

The Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research - An indigenous, non-profit organization registered in Nigeria in 2010 to promote best practices in health care delivery, medical training and research using locally adapted models of health systems strengthening. CCCRN implements projects through a team of experienced health and allied professionals that include clinicians, laboratorians, community workers and health information specialists. CCCRN has established footprints in 14 states of Nigeria with offices in Abuja and Benue, where it has implemented quality public health initiatives and contributed to the global knowledge of effective health solutions in Nigeria.
CCCRN is the recipient of the Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA) to increase access to high-quality comprehensive services and strengthen the capacity of families and communities living in target communities to care for and protect the children in their care. The project is implemented in 31 Local Government Areas of Akwa Ibom State and in 7 LGAs of Cross River State.
We require qualified candidates to fill the under-listed position through an external recruitment process:
Job Title: Systems Strengthening Specialist
Locations: Uyo, Akwa Ibom and Calabar, Cross River
Slot: 2 Openings
Project Summary
  • The USAID/Nigeria funded Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA) is to ensure that Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) are cared for, and protected by their households, communities, and local and state government to reduce their vulnerability to HIV. CCCRN urgently require the service of skilled, competent, and seasoned specialist in the field of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program who understands the recent development in PEPFAR programming for Children and households susceptible to HIV.
Job Description
  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership to develop an approach to sustainability plan development and implementation that increases the ability of relevant State institutions (e.g., SMWASD, SMOH) to fulfil their mandate and support HIV-sensitive social service system.
  • Support the development of analytical framework to support the analysis of existing organizational capacity assessments to inform sustainability planning.
  • Support CBOs to identify capacity strengthening needs using appropriate national/harmonized organizational capacity assessment tools, as necessary.
  • Support States to develop sustainability benchmarks, capacity strengthening plans that support them to meet their benchmarks and provide training and accompaniment as needed and in response to available data.
  • Provide training and accompaniment to State to strengthen their ability to support the CBOs in key areas such as leadership and governance, planning, budgeting, financing and/or coordination/networking; and if necessary workforce strengthening, and information management/data-use for decision-making in order to strengthen and sustain the OVC response.
  • Develop and maintain relationships GON entities, USG mechanism, GFATM and networks keeping them abreast of progress being made by States and seek opportunities to enhance collaboration and leverage resources among critical stakeholders to support a HIV-sensitive child protection system.
  • Collaborate with the System Strengthening/Advocacy Technical Advisor to identify ways to strengthen, align and link formal and informal social service systems to support OVC and their household, quality service delivery and a sustained OVC response.
  • Collaborate with the project technical team to ensure alignment between GON policy and practice with regard to OVC case management and referral procedures, practices and tools.
  • Collaborate with System Strengthening/Advocacy Technical Advisor to identify ways to improve internal advocacy efforts among key GON institutions to increase support for a HIV-sensitive social service system.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Social Work or a closely related field.
  • Minimum of five years senior-level experience in organizational development and provision of technical assistance to government entities at the Federal and/or State level(s) and international non-governmental organizations highly valued.
  • Proven experience with management and monitoring of capacity strengthening programs for government entities working in health and/or social services areas.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in providing technical support and/or capacity building to government institutions in leadership and governance, planning, budgeting, financing and/or coordination/networking; Experience in workforce strengthening, information management/data-use for decision-making, management and accountability mechanisms highly valued.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop linkages with other organizations, including the private sector and research institutions.
  • Experience in leadership, planning, management, supervision and organizational skills including the ability to prepare and analyze work plans and budgets.
  • Excellent understanding of GON systems and procedures as it relates to planning and budgeting.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English.
  • Strong interpersonal, cross -cultural and training/mentoring skills.
  • Knowledge of PEPFAR programming, process and frameworks is strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Application Closing Date
30th January, 2020.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to email their CV / Resume and Cover Letter (as a single MsWord document) to: with the job title as email subject.
  • CCCRN is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.
  • Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the positions.

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