Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Jobs at Family Health International

Family Health International (FHI) is dedicated to improving lives, knowledge, and understanding worldwide through a highly diversified program of research, education, and services. FHI is recruiting for a Director Communications & Knowledge Management

The Director Communication & Knowledge Management will lead the overall communications strategy of FHI Nigeria with the Nigerian government and other local and international decision makers, donors, partners and key stakeholders.
  • The Director will actively manage relationships for FHI Nigeria with key stakeholders especially in communicating GHAIN strategies on partnership and sustainability of USAID funded public health interventions.
  • S/He will lead communication of achievements, capabilities and achievements of GHAIN in public health.
  • S/He will lead strategic behavior change communications in all program areas.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Demonstrated broad management and team building experience, preferably in developing countries with USAID programs;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and foster relationships with donors, local governments, donor-funded implementers and other organizations;
  • Experience in overall supervision of training and capacity building programs;
  • Supervisory and/or management work experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff, evaluation of staff performance and deliverables;
  • Demonstrated leadership in management skills and ability to lead and motivate multidisciplinary, multicultural teams;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with USAID, ministry officials, and other development partners;
  • Experience developing and communicating a project vision, aligning key stakeholders around the vision, and assuring the vision is translated into an efficiently implemented program;
  • Excellent analytical, writing, communication, and presentation skills;
  • Experience working in Africa, previous experience in Nigeria and strong knowledge of the Nigerian Health context (systems strengthening priorities/needs) are strongly preferred;
  • Knowledge of language(s) spoken in Nigeria is a plus;
  • Willingness to travel within Nigeria.
*This position is open to local applicants only. No expatriate benefits will be provided.
  • BS/BA in Communication or related field, and 11-13 years relevant experience in international development programs with 5-7 years supervisory experience.
  • MS/MA in Communication or related field, and 9 – 11 years relevant experience in international development programs, with 5-7 years supervisory experience.
  • PhD, MD or equivalent degree with 7 – 9 years relevant experience in international development programs and 5-7 years of supervisory experience.
  • Overseas field experience required.
Associate Director, Laboratory Services.
Associate Director, Laboratory Services (High Tech) will provide leadership in all high technology laboratory for FHI in Nigeria focusing on HIV, TB, malaria and other infectious diseases. Duties include: Provide technical expertise and coordination of services needed in implementing high quality clinical laboratory services.

  • Coordinate the design, planning and implementation of laboratory services according to national and international standards.

  • Develop guidelines, tools, SOPs and recommendations related to implementation, monitoring laboratory total quality management in the high tech laboratory.

  • Minimum Requirements:
    • MS/MA and 7-9 years relevant experience  or PhD/MD and 5-7 years relevant experience in molecular biology, molecular genetics, genetic engineering or related field.
    • Experience in a clinical laboratory setting in the areas of molecular diagnosis, viral load determination, drug resistance testing, genotyping and nucleic acid sequencing.
    • Familiar with public sector health system, donor agencies, NGOs and CBOs is required.
    Associate Director, Health Commodities Logistics.
    The Associate Director, Health Commodities Logistics will provide leadership in health commodities supply chain management, from market research and supplier identification to logistics and post-procurement support, warehousing, distribution, utilization and reporting.
    • Prepare logistics and support plans, deployment timelines and budget requirements for current and planned programs.
    • Develop FHI in-house capacity among program management, medical services, laboratory services and M&E staff in all aspects of supply chain management including forecasting, LMIS and contract management of partners and implementing agencies (IAs) involved in the supply chain management of health commodities.
    • Advise senior management on the most cost-efficient organization of FHI s health commodities (i.e., medicines, laboratory reagents and other medical supplies and consumables) procurement and distribution and ensure accountability of processes.
    • Provide capacity building to FHI 11 zonal offices on systems and monitoring for health commodities supply and utilization in Nigeria. Ensure that all documentation relating to PSM and supply chain for commodities in FHI, with funding agencies, suppliers, implementing partners and regulatory bodies is complete and compliant.
    • In addition, provide TA to all tiers of government in Nigeria to strengthening national systems for procurement and supply chain management of health commodities.
    Minimum Requirements:
    • Bachelors Degree in a relevant discipline and 9 years of experience working on international projects OR Masters Degree in a relevant discipline and 7 years of experience
    • Minimum 5 years professional experience of supporting international procurement and distribution of health commodities such as medicines, laboratory reagents, hospital and laboratory equipment and personal protective equipment.
    • Significant international work experience in large scale HIV/AIDS, TB or Malaria programs, health commodity logistics, and/or supply chain strengthening essential.
    Associate Director, Administration.
    The Associate Director, Administration will provide leadership and management for FHI Nigeria s programs and projects in facilities management, building renovation and rehabilitation, lease management, safety and security, administration, and transport/fleet management. Manage these functions and their associated teams to ensure effectiveness and value for money at the Country Office and build systems and develop capacities to ensure effective operations of these functions in FHI s multiple zonal offices. Provide technical and policy guidance and support to the COP and other CO departments and to the Zonal Offices in the named job areas. The Associate Director is a key management position in FHI Nigeria and is expected to contribute to the overall effectiveness and efficiency of FHI s programs for all funders under the leadership of Director Shared Services (DSS).

    Minimum Requirements: BS/BA in engineering, architecture, business, management or related field, and a minimum of 9 years relevant international experience; or MS/MA in above subjects or related field and a minimum of 7 years relevant international experience.

    Remuneration: FHI has a competitive compensation package.
    Method of Application: Interested candidates should register online through – FHI’s global career center. All offers are contingent upon awarded proposal.
    Deadline: 26th November, 2009.

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