Deputy Project Director

  • FHI 360
  • Abuja, Nigeria
  • Jan 14, 2020
Full Time

Job Description

Position Title: Deputy Project Director

Location: Abuja

Supervisor: Project Director

Basic Function:

As a member of the Program Management Team, the position holder will work with the Project Director to provide oversight, coordination, monitoring and reporting of the Global Fund activities in HQ and the state offices.

Duties and responsibilities:

Provide management support to state offices focusing on work plans, sub agreement amendments, periodic fund requests, review of MFRs/SFRs, and reporting

Develop and oversee execution of systems for initiation, implementation, monitoring Global Fund IAs' sub agreements.

Ensure that FHI delivers on all its promises to donors and other stakeholders (achieve set targets, deliver quality services within timeline )

Monitor and enforce compliance with donor and FHI policies by both State Offices and IAs.

Lead the development, testing, application and evaluation of PM tools Manage the design of sub grant activities as directed including the preparation of budgets, implementation schedules, modifications, requests and evaluation criteria.

Ensure appropriate monitoring of sub grants to achieve financial, administrative, and programmatic goals.

Guide and support the state and zonal offices in establishing sound management systems to ensure cohesive implementation of project activities.

Contribute to the development and maintenance of systems that effectively respond to Global Fund requirements regarding implementation procedures, reporting and evaluation.

Coordinate capacity development efforts in support of state offices and implementing agency staff and other partners.

Ensure availability of technical resources and integrate their efforts into overall program.

Assist in identifying, analyzing and disseminating best practices in the project through the identification of project learning sites and technical support to the national government.

Liaise with multiple stakeholders and collaborators to share information, coordinate activities and avoid duplication in the implementation of the programs.

Remain informed on the current programs in the HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria fields by review of current literature and is alert to any implication of such strategic information for project activities.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

Considerable experience in designing and implementing of public health/international development programs funded by US government or other international donors.

Demonstrated management, supervision, networking and leadership skills working with large, complex programs.

Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning, administrative, and financial management systems.

Diplomatic; demonstrated experience in undertaking high-level policy dialogue with different stakeholders.

Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, health systems, decentralization of services and related issues.

Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection.

Ability to manage projects, consultants, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of programs.

Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants, and recipients of assistance.

Demonstrated expertise in building effective relationship with key internal and external stakeholders.

Well-developed written and oral communication skills.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.

Ability to intervene with staff with diplomacy and firmness.

Qualifications and Requirements:

MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 5-7 years relevant experience with international development programs which includes 5 years of relevant supervisory experience.

or MS/MA in social science, public health or related field, MPH preferred, and a minimum of 7-9 years relevant experience with international development programs which includes 5 years relevant supervisory experience.

Or BS/BA in social science, public health or related field, with a minimum of 9-11 years relevant experience with international development programs which includes 5 years of relevant supervisory experience.

Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems, international donor organizations, NGOs and CBOs is required.

Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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