Project Director

TAConnect G-ANC
Yobe
Posted 1 month ago

Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi) is an indigenous non-governmental organization that promotes socio-economic development by supporting a broad range of global health interventions education and economic initiatives in Nigeria. AHNi is an allied organization to Family Health International (FHI360) with co-existing and mutually supportive interest in advancing the collective goals of the people and communities served. AHNi currently has its headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria. To strengthen our operations and interventions in the country we are seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Basic Function: will be responsible for technical leadership of the program, ensuring the implementation of high-quality, evidence-based interventions, and management a team of staff and sub-partners to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all activities and products generated under the project.  The Project Director will also lead and oversee program monitoring, evaluation, and learning, and project implementation. The Project Director will also provide technical expertise on Group Antenatal Care.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and oversee the quality of all technical activities, providing direction, feedback and support to ensure success and achieve project goals.
  • Ensure program adherence to internationally accepted technical norms and standards of practice.
  • Provide input into and assure that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met, including assisting implementing partners in setting up reporting and tracking systems to provide such information in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Facilitate continuous quality assessment and improvement and ensure that program best practices are documented and disseminated throughout the program cycle.
  • Ensure effective coordination, communication and standards of practice among the project partners;
  • Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of AHNi and Donor resources.
  • Ensure staff and partners receive required management support and technical assistance on program design, budget/work plan development, and M&E planning.
  • Provide regular written/oral program progress updates, as requested.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

Leadership

  • Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations
  • Deep understanding of AHNi’s strategy and how efforts contribute to the greater good
  • Consistently works within internal process and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills
  • Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives

Project Management

  • 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

Technical Skills

  • Strong experience in Maternal Neonatal Health Program.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations

People Management

  • Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback
  • Ability to mentor others

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

  • A Master’s degree or higher in Public Health, Epidemiology or a related field is required
  • At least eight years’ experience working as a senior level manager in a public health program in a developing country.
  • In-depth technical knowledge and experience in all components of the Maternal Neonatal Programming 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 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.
  • 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-ProgMgtJobs@ahnigeria.org

Vacancy closes: Friday 11th November 2022

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

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