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IntraHealth International has empowered health workers to better serve communities in need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology, and leverage partnerships. As a global champion for health workers, IntraHealth International advocates for the role of the health worker as critical in saving lives and helping the world to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. We partner with governments, NGOs, the private sector, and other organizations to foster policies that empower health workers to better serve communities in need.
Job Title: State HRH Systems Strengthening Manager
Medical, Health, Safety
Would you like to be a part of purposeful work that saves lives? For 36 years, in 100 countries, IntraHealth International has empowered health workers to better serve communities in need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships.
The State HRH Manager will work directly with the Lagos state Ministry of Health implementing partners, councils and PHCs to provide technical assistance in the areas of evidence-based strategic human resources planning, including health workforce staffing projections and action planning, support to HR information systems, HRIS – i.e., the state health workforce registry, health workforce recruitment and retention strategy development, performance management, continued professional development, and costed policy recommendations. S/he will specifically provide technical support in developing capacities for data analysis and use in determining human resource needs, planning interventions and monitoring outcomes and results of the project interventions in the state. With support from the project’s technical team, he/she will collaborate with other IPs especially the lead IP and stakeholders in the SMOH to promote sustainable partnerships, complement and synergies efforts with the responsible persons in the state Ministry of Health, LGAs, and sites for improved health service coverage and outcomes.
Ensure effective coverage of all priority local governments within the state on critical project interventions
Identify unique HR planning and PM challenges in the priority local government of the state and design appropriate local solutions using the OPQ approach
Facilitate working continuously with state and local partners, including faith-based sites and the private sector, to achieve ownership, political support, and skills transfer for overall project sustainability.
Offer technical leadership in sharing and developing new and improved strategies, tools and interventions for improved planning, PM and document intervention outcomes
Avail technical performance standards, assess performance gaps to be reviewed by local teams annually, ensure annual performance improvement plans are made and supervision tools used
Help implement project interventions and approaches in the areas of recruitment, deployment, and retention
Identify and develop potential linkages between pre-service and in-service training
Mentor stakeholders at the states level to create a culture of data use, through developing capacity-building strategies to analyze data and draw conclusions that will improve decision-making and planning.
Ensure functionality of HRIS in the state, alerting the Abuja-based informatics team or the state-based partners for follow-up on corrective action when needed
Organize and lead activity interventions, including preparing budgets, tracking expenditures, ensuring work proceeds according to plans and timelines and ensuring the quality of the deliverables.
Assist health sector managers to review and operationalize HR policies, guidelines, and procedures
Prepare and provide regular reports on monthly, quarterly and annual basis, including M&E reporting.
Contribute to activities and work teams as assigned and any other duties as appropriate
Advanced degree in public health, epidemiology, economics, biostatistics, or a social sciences field related to human resources for health.
Minimum of five years’ experience implementing or managing HRH or related activities in Nigeria, including involvement in several of the following areas: National HRH assessment, workforce policy and planning, HR development and management and deployment of HR information systems, leadership development, workforce projections and costing, HRH performance management and improvement, delivering or evaluating education for health professionals
Familiarity and experience working with the Nigeria health care system, the Ministry of Health, state government, and other development organizations in Nigeria will be a plus.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills, work as effective team member and provide technical guidance to complex multi-site activities.
Experience and functional familiarity with HRIS or similar systems, or ability to develop those skills quickly
Proven ability to carry out analyses of HRH issues; and sound costing of interventions to motivate resource allocation for HRH.
Experience in survey deployment, database management and analysis, and mHealth highly desirable
Innovation: Develops new, better or significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives within your role that result in improvement of Intra Health’ s performance and meeting objectives, results and global commitments.
Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for all work activities, research and personal actions and decisions; follows through on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest impact on meeting measurable high quality results for Intra Health’ s success. Exercises ethical practices, respectful words and behaviour, and equitable treatment of others in all activities.
Service Excellence: Knowledge of and ability to put into action customer service concepts, processes and techniques to access internal and external client needs and expectations and meet or exceed those needs and expectations through providing excellent service directly or indirectly.
Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed upon strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; and monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.
Interpersonal Relationships: Knowledge of and the ability to effectively interact within and across Divisions, Departments, Country Offices in a constructive and collaborative manner.
Effective Oral and Written Communication: Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors
Intra-health International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.
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