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Job Summary

The Deputy States Partnerships Manager is responsible for ensuring consistent vaccine supply and prompt action for supply-side issue resolutions and close adherence to the Supply-Side Action Protocol. This position supervises 3-7 Supply-Side Officers (SSOs) and further manages relationships with Supply-Side stakeholders such as CCOs, SIOs and others.

Position Responsibilities

Supply-side and Stakeholder Relationships (50%)

  • Regularly review the Supply-Side Dashboard
  • Conduct daily quality checks of the Vaccine Supply Case Log Attend SERICC meetings as necessary
  • Resolve escalated supply-side issues at facility, LGA, State, or Zonal levels
  • Participate in SERICC routine immunisation supervision and other activities
  • Provide proper representation of NI and regular interaction with supply-side stakeholders
  • Conduct field visit to resolve supply-side and stakeholder relations issues
  • Periodic engagement with the religious and traditional leaders
  • Provide direct and remote support to Stakeholder Relations Officers (SROs) where needed
  • Support LCCOs or Apex Clinic Officers with transportation fare for collection of vaccines top up when necessary
  • Follow up with SCCO/ASCCO, LCCOs, Apex HFs and NI health facility on supply issues
  • Visit health facility and LGA PHC management to enhance relationships and improve vaccines supply
  • Resolve misunderstanding between the Health Facility/Apex Clinic Officers/LCCO
  • Log feedback of activities on MyDay app

Supply-Side Team Management (40%)

  • Line managing Supply-Side Officers (SSOs)
  • Assist the Deputy SRD in team management
  • Regular feedback to Deputy SRD on all plans and executed activities.
  • Daily checks on all reportees’ ERB status, including Unified Status List, tasks, work day review and others
  • Resolving any pending issues in the Unified Status List
  • Checking the Master Expansion Gantt to make sure that activities are conducted on time
  • Ensuring all meeting notes are updated
  • Assist in planning of activities and ensure that all team members are passing Work Week Reviews and a majority are Passing assessments such as ABAE Employee Recognition Bonus

Security Awareness (5%)

  • Report all security incidents in areas of operations including incidents that do not directly affect staff and/or operations
  • Take responsibility for personal safety and the safety of team members as applicable on the field
  • Read and understand all Security documents on the context of operations including SOPs and Country Security Plan

Other duties/Special Projects (5%)

  • Other duties that may be assigned by Management.

Key Requirements

Education and Work Experience

  • Minimum of Bachelor degree, preferably in the field of health or other natural sciences
  • Professional qualifications in the NGO sector will be advantageous
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience (preferably in an NGO)

Skills and Competencies

  • Fluency in local languages/dialects, especially Hausa
  • Nigerian nationals already based in NE Zone.
  • Willingness to work at remote public clinics a few days per week and take public transport to reach them
  • Experience with the Nigerian health system and clinic documentation, particularly related to infant health and vaccinations
  • Experience in collecting, synthesising and drawing conclusions from (health) data desirable
  • Careful attention to financial matters and management of funds
  • Detail-oriented, diligent professional
  • Passion to help others and reduce infant mortality
  • Very good communication and writing skills, English, Hausa and dialects (verbal and written)
  • Excellent responsiveness to email and phone requests
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word/Excel, internet browsers, smartphones and new communications technology in general
  • Hard-working, result-oriented and loyal
  • Motivation to work in a young organisation that is constantly changing based on stakeholder feedback and operates with a lean structure

All submissions should be through by filling out this Google Form questionnaire by 31-March-2023. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis and are encouraged to not wait until the deadline as decisions for this position could be taken sooner.