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State Project Coordinator at Jhpiego – John Hopkins University

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  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 6 years
  • Location: Sokoto
  • Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit  , Project Management 
  • The State Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and implementing DMPA-SC/SI programs in Sokoto state.
  • This role involves developing strategies, coordinating activities, and ensuring the delivery of high-quality self-injection services to beneficiaries at the health facility and community level.
  • The coordinator works closely with healthcare professionals, community organizations, and clients to promote reproductive health of women through DMPA-SC/SI uptake across the 23 LGAs of Sokoto state.

Responsibilities

  • Successful candidate will work closely with the Technical Lead Service Delivery and Demand Generation, Evaluation and Learning Advisor and other project staff .
  • Liaise with the State and LGAs FP coordinators to develop, implement, and evaluate DMPA-SC/SI programs and services in Sokoto state.
  • Coordinate with healthcare providers to ensure the availability and accessibility of self-injection resources in Sokoto state.
  • In Collaboration with State and LGAs FP coordinator, organize and conduct Empathy- based training workshops for healthcare providers and community volunteers on self-injection.
  • Monitor self-injection program performance and outcomes, using data to make informed decisions and improvements.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with community organizations, and other stakeholders to promote DMPA-SC/SI services.
  • Organize and participate in community outreach events, workshops, and informational sessions on self-injection.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation of self-injection program activities and client interactions.
  • Advocate for the inclusion of self-injection in local health agendas and policies.
  • Lead the planning, implementation, and monitoring of self-injection programs and activities.
  • Prepare reports on self-injection program performance, client outcomes, and community impact.
  • Manage budgets, grants, and funding sources related to DMPA-SC/SI activities in Sokoto state.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Nursing, Social Work, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in family planning, reproductive health, or a related field.
  • Experience in program management and community outreach is highly desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of family planning and reproductive health.
  • Experience in working with diverse and multi-diciplinary teams, excellent in Time management and organization.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse populations and community organizations.
  • Proficient in data analysis and program evaluation.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion .

Key Competencies

  • Cultural Competency: Ability to work effectively with diverse populations and understand cultural sensitivities related to reproductive health.
  • Leadership: Ability to lead and motivate a team, manage projects, and drive program success.
  • Problem-Solving: Strong analytical skills to identify issues, develop solutions, and implement effective strategies.
  • Adaptability: Flexibility to adapt to changing program needs and community dynamics.

Method of Application

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