Project Director – Global Projects at Jhpiego Nigeria

Project Director – Global Projects at Jhpiego Nigeria – TDPel Jobs

Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Project Director – Global Projects, UNITAID HIV Self Testing Africa (STAR) Phase III
Location: Abuja
Position Reports to: Country Director

Overview
Project Director needs to provide vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of an upcoming UNITAID–funded HIV project expanding HIV self-testing in Nigeria. In Nigeria, STAR has supported the Government of Nigeria to develop and adapt policy guidelines for the adoption of HIV self-testing and support for the integration of HIV self-testing within the existing health care systems.
Project Director will have the overall responsibility for leadership and management of and reporting on STAR-Nigeria program activities, making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and program quality and integrity and serving as the program’s first point of interface with UNITAID and PSI on routine and strategic matters in Nigeria. This includes ensuring effective organizational management and communication interacting with other projects, Government of Nigeria stakeholders at the national, state, and LGA levels, community and local stakeholder groups, other international implementing partners, and USG and other agencies.
Responsibilities
Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of UNITAID STAR -Nigeria, including achievement of project goals, objectives and target.
Provide overall oversight of the project and maintain effective and regular communication with the Jhpiego UNITAID STAR Management and Technical team, and Global UNITAID STAR leadership team (as needed), and Global Fund, PEPFAR, implementing partners, and government entities at federal, state, and LGA levels
Ensure that program is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of the Nigerian government, its people and donors
Develop and maintain strong working relationships and alliances with UNITAID, Global Fund, PEPFAR, the Nigerian Ministry of Health, National Agenda for the Control of AIDS (NACA), as well as other USG implementing partners, private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Nigeria to maximize resources and avoid duplication of effort
Establish functional routine management and oversight processes among the UNITAID STAR-Nigeria leadership team to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation, including close oversight and direction for site-level technical assistance and service delivery
Ensure timely reporting of any project challenges, adverse events, or other management issues requiring engagement with the UNITAID-STAR global management and technical team
In collaboration with the project program and finance team, develop the UNITAID STAR-Nigeria workplan, budget, and other deliverables; and ensure performance indicators and targets are met, as well as timely completion of activities against workplan deadlines
Work closely with strategic information (SI) staff to develop monitoring and evaluation frameworks and to ensure timely reporting and use of program data to improve performance
Contribute to monthly and quarterly progress reports, including narrative summary of activities accomplished and financial report
Participate in national HIV testing technical working group and other relevant technical advisory groups with counterparts and partner institutions
Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results
Contribute to NPD processes and occasionally provide supports to other Jhpiego projects as necessary.
Required Qualifications
Advanced degree in public health, health administration, international health or a related field; MD preferred.
Previous experience serving as COP or DCOP
5 -10 years’ experience managing large, multi-year international health sector development projects (approximately $2 mil per year) that have implemented successful activities in areas of HIV prevention, care and/or treatment working with PEPFAR funding
Understanding of the Nigerian (or similar) social and political context and developments in the health sector
Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving program needs
Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, the private sector and other donors.
In-depth knowledge of HIV-funded projects, regulations, compliance and reporting
Demonstrated outstanding leadership, initiative, strategic thinking, organizational and team-building skills.
Strong relationship and working experience with government institutional bodies such as: NACA, NASCP, RHTWG and other departments in the FMOH will be highly desirable
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
Ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 30% time
Ability and willingness to learn and empower others
Excellent communication, public speaking, presentation skills
Result-oriented and comfortable with a team approach to programming
Strong skills and experience in all aspects of program cycle management – design and development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.

Application Closing Date
2nd July, 2021.

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