Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi) is an indigenous non-governmental organization that promotes socio-economic development by supporting a broad range of global health programs, education, research, and livelihoods initiatives in Nigeria. USAID-funded Accelerating Control of the HIV Epidemic in Nigeria (ACE) with focus on the BAY (Borno, Adamawa, Yobe), Akwa Ibom & Cross River states is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:
DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY/TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Basic Function: The Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director will be responsible for technical leadership of the program, ensuring the implementation of high-quality, evidence-based interventions, and managing a team of senior technical staff and sub-partners to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all activities and products generated under the project.
Duties and responsibilities:
- Coordinate and oversee the quality of all technical activities, providing direction, feedback, and support to ensure success.
- Ensure program adherence to internationally accepted technical norms and standards of practices.
- Provide input into and assure that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met and assist implementing partners/grantees in setting up reporting and tracking systems to provide such information in an efficient and timely manner.
- Oversee the programs collaborating, learning, and adapting process in collaboration with the Chief of Party.
- In collaboration with program leadership, apply program learnings in pursuit of adaptive management.
- Facilitate continuous quality assessment and improvement and ensure that program best practices are documented and disseminated throughout the program cycle.
- Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of AHNi and USAID resources.
- Ensure provision of management support and technical assistance to grantees on program design, budget/work plan development, and M&E planning.
- Provide regular written/oral program progress updates, as requested.
- Liaise with multiple stakeholders and collaborators to share information, coordinate activities, and avoid duplication in the implementation of the programs.
- Ensure that the most up-to-date information regarding the programs or initiatives shared via a range of mechanisms: including reports, newsletters, and the Internet.
- Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the COP.
Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:
- Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations.
- Consistently works within internal process and procedures.
- Strong interpersonal and team building skills.
- Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives.
- Strong planning and time management skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences.
- Ability to problem-solve difficult issues.
- Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities.
- Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills.
- Proficiency in developing and managing a budget.
- Strong experience in HIV/AIDS program including Prevention, Treatment, Care & Support, PMTCT HIV/TB, OVCs programming with proven results.
- Strong knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations.
- High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems.
- Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback.
- Ability to mentor others
Qualifications and Requirements:
- A Master’s degree or higher in Public Health, Epidemiology or a related field is required (PEPFAR experience preferred); or an MB, BS degree with at least three public health related publications in peer-reviewed journals.
- At least four years’ experience working as a senior level manager or 12 years’ experience in provision and/or coordination in a public health program in a developing country.
- In-depth technical knowledge and experience in all components of the HIV/AIDS program including Prevention, Treatment, Care & Support, PMTCT HIV/TB, OVCs as well as cross-cutting areas like HSS etc.
- Progressive experience with HIV prevention, treatment and/or care and support programming including design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of activities of similar size and complexity in Nigeria or a similar setting.
- Demonstrated experience in the provision of quality HIV services in Surge mode and in FCV and hard-to-reach areas.
- Demonstrated skills in use of technology and other innovations to facilitate the delivery of quality HIV-TB services in developing countries, FCV and remote setting.
- Demonstrated supervisory skills and ability to work well in a team.
- Demonstrated experience implementing and managing program in resource constrained countries.
- Demonstrated experience producing quality English-language communications products, such as progress reports, case studies, and research protocols.
- Experience interacting with developing country government, international organization, other bilateral donor and civil society representatives, and senior level government officials.
- At least three years of experience working with USG cooperative agreements or contracts in senior program management capacity.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain professional relationships with civil society organizations and host country government counterparts.
- Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems, international donor organizations, NGOs and CBOs is required.
- Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.
Method of application: Interested and Qualified candidates should forward a suitability statement (application) and resume (CV) as a single MS Word document to: AHNi-PCTJobs@ahnigeria.org
Vacancy closes: Tuesday 21st March 2023
Only applications sent electronically (i.e., by e-mail) with the job title and location clearly indicated as the subject of the mail will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
AHNi is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Disclaimer: AHNi does not charge Candidates a fee for a test or interview