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National Program Manager at Ipas

Ipas, a global non-profit health organization working in Nigeria seeks a qualified candidate for the position of:

Position: National Program Manager

Reports to: Country Director

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Required Travel:  30% of time

Job Summary:

The National Program Manager at Ipas Nigeria will work at a national level to provide technical and managerial leadership for the Nigeria program under the direction of the Country Director. “This position is responsible for the development and implementation of strategics and work plans to ensure that program goals and objectives are met. This includes providing strategic inputs for annual work plans, proposal development, analysis of programmatic results, identification and resolution of challenges and program performance application of lessons learned and best practices to improve program performance, donor reporting, financial monitoring, and personnel management. In addition, the National Program Manager works with in-country counterparts to ensure successful implementation of work plans. The National Program Manager will oversee the Health Systems, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Community and Youth engagement functions providing technical support and programmatic guidance to each.

Primary Responsibilities:

Responsible for managing the execution of programmatic work, ensuring high-quality project implementation and achievement of objectives

Contributes to new program design and strategy integrating lessons learned and best practices, and ensuring alignment with Ipas mission, values, and strategic plan

Provides technical and programmatic inputs into the development of annual country work plans and budgets and ensures spending according to plan

Reviews quarterly budgets and expenditure reports and monitors activity budget spending to ensure financial planning is on track

Adapt and implement organization-wide initiatives, systems, and policies; monitor for compliance with organizational policies

Manage and support donor reporting process, including contributing to report documents and soliciting input from various protect team members, ensuring quality and timely submission

Conducts field visits to program sites in order to provide programmatic oversight and assistance

Collaborates with operations/technical leads and the Country Director in reference to allocation of resources, budgetary issues, and program results

Leads and facilitates discussions during technical meetings for Nigeria team, and offers strategic and technical recommendations at quarterly review meetings, following up on issues as necessary.

Interacts with senior members of other units to meet their objectives, share progress of work, resolve problems, and find alternate workable strategies

Liaises with headquarters Program Support Team on implementation of program work plans, field level challenges, budget review, and development of proposals and donor reports

Supports the Country Director to develop and maintain strong relationships with government officials, partners, and other key stakeholders at the national and state level

Reports to the Country Director in reference to special requests, strategic planning, and program results and progress

Provides leadership, supervision, support, guidance, and constructive feedback to staff and consultants, including the development and tracking of annual performance objectives

Manages the operation of a unit, section, or a major function and typically directs the activities of supervisory personnel and oversees the work of others who do not directly report to the position

Requirement:

Master’s Degree or higher (or an International Equivalent) in Public Health or a Related Field.

Certification in project management. (Qualification in Humanitarian action and/or Project Cycle Management and/or Monitoring & Evaluation.

Ability to travel up to 30″/o locally and periodic international trips

Preferred skills

Demonstrated skills in leadership, planning, management and technical skills working with health systems and community programs.

Five (5) or more years of leading program operations and logistics experience

Previous supervisory experience of a minimum of three full time technical staff members required

Cross-cultural work experience

Strong consultative and negotiation skills.

Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills to strategize, plan, and manage resources for successful completion of projects.

Ability to motivate, influence and collaborate with others.

Ability to build positive working relationships with district/state/national government officials, UN and other multilateral bodies, NGOs, and donor representatives.

Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English and fluent in host country language(s).

Experience operating in challenging environments.

Competencies:

Decisive Risk Management & Problem Solving: Anticipate challenges and find solutions. Seeks the necessary inputs, analyzes the data at hand, identifies potential risks and takes a decision. Can move forward even when information is imperfect. Documents analysis, intentions and desired outcome of key decisions. Reviews the impact and consequences and openly learns from mistakes

Communication & Collaboration: Actively listens and communicates -connects easily with her/his team and gains their trust and respect. Works well across all organizational teams. Demonstrates clear and concise information and idea sharing

Critical Guidance and Conflict Management: Has the skills to face conflict and provide critical guidance with empathy and facts. Can deliver difficult feedback with care. Encourages team members to directly share their concerns and helps develop the skills to make it a productive and valued experience. Understands the benefits of conflict and supports colleagues to embrace different perspectives, learn from others, to understand themselves and co0create new ideas.

How to Apply:

All interested applicants should apply through the Ipas’s career website not later than 17th May, 2018, https://jobs-ipas.icims.com/jobs/1860/national-program-manager%2c-ipas-nigeria/job

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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