Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Job at Family Health International

Family Health International is a public health and development organization working to improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable people. Our 2,500 staff works in 55 countries conducting research and implementing programs that advance public health and build local capacity to address development problems. Since 1971, Family Health International has been a global leader in family planning and reproductive health and, since 1986, in the worldwide response to HIV/AIDS. Our research and programs also address malaria, tuberculosis, and other infectious and chronic diseases. Our partners include US and international agencies, governments, foundations, research institutions, and individual donors. We seek qualified candidates for the position of:


The Director, Health Policy and Systems Management will lead FHI's negotiations and constructive dialogue with the Government of Nigeria, implementing partners, civil society organizations and other health stakeholders and provide contextualized advice to senior management.

Key Responsibilities

• Coordinate inputs/technical assistance
• Lead the development of FHI Nigeria's health systems strengthening strategy and work plans
• Coordinate planning and work on the links between health system and health program
• Coordinate the implementation of current health systems grant
• Coordinate the workload analysis project
• Collaborate with the Ministry of Health and other partners to develop innovative technical strategies to strengthen health systems at the LGA level
• Provide inputs to improve FHI's decentralization and service integration projects
• Develop effective marketing strategies for FHI's health systems and sustainability work
• Identify new funding opportunities and lead proposal development processes
• Provide within FHI information and capacity development for senior decision makers in the design and implementation of evidence-based health systems policies and practices related to their technical programs and units

Minimum Requirements
BS/BA in public health or related field and 11-13 years relevant experience in international development programs with 5-7 years supervisory experience
Or MS/MAIMPH in public health or related field and 9-11 years relevant experience in international development programs with 5-7 years supervisory experience
Or PhD, MD or equivalent degree with 7-9 years relevant experience in HIV/AIDS or family planning with international development programs and 5-7 years of supervisory experience
Overseas field experience
Note: This is not an expatriate position, therefore, no expatriate benefits or allowances will be provided.

FHI has a competitive compensation package

Method of Application

Interested candidates should register online through FHI's-career center at: www.fhi.org/careercenter and submit their CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements. Please specify the source of information in your application.

Closing Date: 10th June, 2010.

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