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Vacancy- Private Sector Advisor - Abuja

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Job Title: Private Sector Advisor - Abuja

Deadline Date: Open until the position is filled.

Description:
The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) is working in six cities to identify private sector providers to increase service provision of the full range of family planning services and increase the overall contraceptive prevalence rate in Nigeria.

NURHI is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, through a grant to JHU/CCP. JSI is a partner with JHU/CCP, with a subagreement to support the development of family planning services and commodities.

The Private Sector Advisor (PSA) will be part of a dynamic, innovative and multi-disciplinary team of professionals working to improve the quality, utilization and sustainability of family planning (FP) services .

The PSA will provide technical leadership and assistance in identifying groups, associations, and organizations working in the private sector and in civil society who are key providers of health and consumer products and services to urban communities where family planning services and/or products could be added or increased. The PSA will work to foster productive relationships between the private sector, the public sector, and civil society.

The PSA will focus her/his time to providing direct technical support and guidance to Program staff and NURHI network members. The PSA will also work to strengthen and maintain linkages with key stakeholders at the national, state and LGA levels.

RESPONSIBILITIES

" Assist in the identification, and assessment of the capabilities of private sector providers. Private sector includes the formal sector as well as the informal sector (e.g. private midwives and drug shop vendors), for-profit and not-for profit stakeholders, civil society groups, associations and organizations (NGOs, FBO, CBOs).
" Assist in building capacity within the private sector in the delivery of quality services in FP.
" Assist in building effective two-way referral systems between private sector health care providers (particularly those working in the informal sector) and public sector health care facilities.
" Work closely with other project staff to identify training needs and to develop training strategies and materials to build capacity within the private sector.
" Work closely with the Grants Manager to identify selection criteria and provide appropriate mentoring and other support for private sector grant recipients.
" Assist Program partners to identify and test innovative public-private partnerships.
" Ensure synergies and collaboration with the communication and quality assurance project components in the achievement of the overall project objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS

" Post-Graduate Degree in a related field, with five years experience in the health sector.
" At least three years of professional experience working either exclusively with the private sector, or in public-private sector partnerships.
" Familiarity with current policies, regulations and trends regarding public-private sector partnerships in Nigeria.
" Solid analytical background and ability to communicate data and analysis to broad audiences, and particularly program managers, policy-makers, private sector providers and decision-makers.
" Demonstrated ability to work with program managers and administrators, commercial entities, as well as with urban communities.
" Strong skills in teamwork, networking, facilitation, strategic thinking, verbal communication, and writing.

Salary commensurate with experience.


Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online.

http://www.jsi.com/JSIInternet/



No phone calls please.
Principals only please.

JSI is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. M/F/H/V/D

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