Private Sector Consultant at Jhpiego Nigeria

Jhpiego is an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, and they focus on improving healthcare services for women and their families.

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JOB TITLE: Private Sector Consultant

LOCATION: Abuja

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time

JOB DETAILS: 

  • With financial support from Unitaid via Population Services International, Jhpiego is implementing Phase 3 of the STAR Initiative, an 18-month project to catalyze HIVST adoption, availability, and use in Nigeria.
  • Through the Unitaid-funded STAR Initiative, HIV self-testing (HIVST) has proven to provide an opportunity to reach, test, and diagnose or prevent infection in populations that are considered unreachable by the use of traditional testing approaches.
  • In Nigeria, STAR will support the Government of Nigeria to develop and adopt policy guidelines for the adoption of HIV self-testing and support the integration of HIV self-testing within the existing health care systems.
  • The Private Sector Consultant will work under the supervision of the Project Director and will lead the implementation of the private sector-driven activities for the STAR project. He/ She will be responsible for developing innovative strategies to implement a total market approach for HIVST implementation in the country and will ensure effective linkages to confirmatory testing services and treatment services as applicable.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The key tasks for the private sector consultant will include:

  • Develop a Theory of Change for the total market approach for HIVST in Nigeria and lead its implementation.
  • Conduct a private sector mapping/assessment for HIVST in targeted states to identify gaps and opportunities for HIVST distribution and implementation in the private sector.
  • Periodically engage and sensitize key players of the relevant segments of the private sector on HIVST procurement, distribution and implementation.
  • Periodically engage with key regulatory agencies of the private sector on addressing regulatory barriers to HIVST implementation in the private sector.
  • Lead STAR’s private sector engagement strategy development, advocacy, and implementation efforts for HIVST
  • Support the project team to develop innovative public-private partnerships to create demand for HIVST
  • Facilitate support systems to ensure effective referrals and linkages for confirmatory testing and treatment
  • Advocate for data collection, reporting, and use on HIVST by the private sector
  • Build capacity and provide technical assistance on HIVST to appropriate private sector entities as required.
  • Interface with NASCP, PEPFAR, and GF on addressing barriers to HIVST implementation in the private sector.
  • Produce program reports on activities as required.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the project director.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Educational Qualification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent degree in medicine, pharmacy, public health or related field.

Experience:

  • Minimum seven (7) years’ experience working with the Private Sector and NGOs in Nigeria.
  • Deep understanding and experience with utilizing the total market approach to address barriers to access to health commodities and the health system
  • Experience in building and brokering partnerships across key segments of the private sector
  • Professional connections and extensive private sector network in relevant segments; strong relationship building skills.
  • Understanding of public sector and government institutions’ role in private sector development and partnerships.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to work across teams and effectively promote information-sharing, collaboration, and cooperation.
  • Knowledge of HIV programs is an added advantage

Competencies:

  • Ability to work under the pressure, with minimum supervision and on-distance;
  • Demonstrated initiative, tact, and high sense of responsibility and discretion;
  • Strong teamwork skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral;
  • Strong computer literacy and data analytical proficiency.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested and eligible applicants should send their CV Cover Letter as One Single Word document to ng-recruitment@jhpiego.org using “Private Sector Consultant” as the subject of the email.

Deadline: 18th of February, 2021.

Please Note:

  • The title/subject of your email and application should be the position you are applying for.
  • Candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified.
  • Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview
  • Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
  • There will be travel requirements and opportunities both within Nigeria.
  • JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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