Regional Associate – Niger RI MOU Management Support

Project: Niger RI MOU Management Support
Job Category: Regional Associate
Job Type: Full-time Consultancy
Job Location: Niger Republic - NiameyDiffa/Maradi/Zinder
Language: English and French Hausa

I. Introduction
Solina Health Limited is an indigenous consulting firm that works to accelerate positive health, social and
economic reforms through high-quality program design and implementation, capacity building, implementation science research and knowledge generation, as well as agenda-setting and stakeholder convening across human development sectors. Our work seeks to benefit primarily disadvantaged and under-served populations. We implement transformation programs in Africa, predominantly Nigeria and expanding to several West and Central African countries like Niger Republic.

II. Description and Objectives
Solina is seeking to engage a suitable and qualified candidate as a Consultant to support the Nigerien Ministry of Public Health over a period of 32 months to implement the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen Routine Immunization (RI) program across the 3 focus regions of Diffa, Maradi, and Zinder.
The Consultant will collaborate with the Solina team based in Abuja, Nigeria and Niamey, Niger, and will provide effective support to the regional delegation to efficiently adopt and implement an optimal RI program. The Consultant must be resident in Niger and willing to relocate to any of the regions for the duration of the engagement and speak French, English, and/or Hausa. The Consultant must be conversant with Niger’s health context, and understand government structures, particularly at the regional level.

III. Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of the RI program in the region;
  • Provide mentorship support to individual members of the delegation to conduct functions for the roles;
  • Coordinate and facilitate the conduct of program analysis and development of visualization document for performance reviews and action during meetings;
  • Support the adoption, design, and implementation of RI interventions from both the national and regional EPI;
  • Support problem identification, solving, and optimization of processes for RI program implementation;
  • Provide support to district and facility teams to ensure efficient implementation;
  • Support all components of the RI program and ensure optimal performances across board in alignment with MoU objectives;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Regional Lead, National Coordinator, Project Manager and/ or Director;
  • Participate in routine joint problem-solving sessions with BMGF, McKing consultant and Solina to discuss the status of implementation of the MoU interventions, the challenges faced and way forward;
  • Provide routine updates on program activities to Solina at the end of each week;
  • Participate actively on BMGF and Aliko Dangote Foundation visits to Niger and ensure agreed action items are followed through, particularly for the assigned region.

IV. Required competencies
a. Core requirements

  • Demonstrated strong strategic thinking, problem-solving and thought leadership abilities;
  • Advanced computer usage skills with proficiency in Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong knowledge of EPI program management, operational planning, budgeting, financial and performance management cycles and processes;
  • Secure people manager, able to manage and promote inclusive and diverse teams within the organization;
  • Fast learner, open to learning from peers, subordinates, and supervisors collaboratively and at a rapid pace;
  • Results-oriented performer, experienced in developing and tracking self and team with clear KPIs;
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills – speaks fluent French and English;
  • Commitment to reside in Niger through the period of the engagement;

b. Education and Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in the field of health management, public health or a related field
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in healthcare management, with particular focus on RI
  • Strong knowledge of the RI performance management
  • Strong knowledge of Niger health landscape, particularly at the regional levels

VI. Equal employment opportunity statement
Solina is an equal employment employer. We do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, colour, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable laws.

VII. Appendix (Program-specific documentation)
Upon engagement on any Solina program, the Consultants will co-develop or align on program-specific scope of work and deliverables with the Program Director and the clients. The following documents will then guide the development of program-specific KPIs by the Program Manager, which will be tracked in addition to the technical responsibilities captured in Section III above.
a. Program results framework and workplan
b. Stakeholder engagement framework and communication plan

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