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CHIEF OF PARTY (COP), DIRECTOR, FINANCE AND OPERATIONS, DIRECTOR, MONITORING, EVALUATION AND LEARNING (DIRECTOR, MEL) IN CHEMONICS INTERNATIONAL

VACANCIES: CHIEF OF PARTY (COP), DIRECTOR, FINANCE AND OPERATIONS, DIRECTOR, MONITORING, EVALUATION AND LEARNING (DIRECTOR, MEL)

CHEMONICS INTERNATIONAL wishes to advertise the below listed positions for a USAID funded Strategic HIV/AIDS Response Program (SHARP) in Nigeria.

BACKGROUND

Chemonics International, a leading international organization based in Washington, D.C., seeks candidates for the anticipated USAID funded Strategic HIV/AIDS Response Program (SHARP) activity in Nigeria. This activity aims to identify and support proven interventions through improvement of service delivery and strengthening health systems with an expanded effort with the Government of Nigeria (GON) in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa, Kano and Yobe States. The objectives of the activity includes 1) Targeted and efficient HIV and TB case identification and linkage to care and treatment; 2) Enrollment of patients on HIV/AIDS therapy with adequate adherence and minimal loss to follow-up; 3) Successfully suppress HIV viral load; and 4) Increase GON capacity to expand, coordinate, and finance HIV/AIDS and TB services. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

POSITION: CHIEF OF PARTY (COP)

Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the project and report directly to the designated USAID COR. S/he will supervise project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The proposed COP should possess excellent leadership and interpersonal qualities and should have extensive experience in public/international health. S/he should have experience managing similar projects with significant management responsibility with proven ability to work with partners including host country government officials as well as other donors and stakeholders. The proposed COP should have a solid track record in managing the implementation of large scale programs with similar complexity. S/he should have solid technical knowledge in HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases (malaria and TB), maternal and child health, Health Systems Strengthening, Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement etc. The COP position requires political savvy, as s/he will interact with numerous GON institutions and senior-level national and sub-national level government officials.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in public health, social science, international development or other related discipline
  • Ten years of senior level management experience in the design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of activities of similar size and complexity in Nigeria or a similar setting
  • Solid technical knowledge in HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases (malaria and TB), maternal and child health, health systems strengthening, quality improvement/ quality assurance
  • Skilled in high level strategic visioning and project management, with experience in managing complex activities
  • Experience working with project counterparts, particularly senior-level officials from the government, private sector and civil society
  • Proven leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of USAID programs and/or donor funded initiatives
  • Candidates with experience working in Northeast Nigeria highly preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity
  • Fluency in English required

POSITION: DIRECTOR, FINANCE AND OPERATIONS

Director, Finance and Operations will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial management, including financial systems implementation, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting and accounting.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in accounting or closely related discipline; and professional certification in accounting (equivalent to CPA)
  • Seven years of experience in financial management of activities of similar size and complexity in Nigeria or a similar setting, including five years with USG-funded activities
  • Demonstrated ability in developing and managing large budgets
  • Experience in western Africa preferred, specifically experience working in Northeast Nigeria highly preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with U.S. government/U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief reporting requirements
  • Nigerian nationals highly encouraged to apply
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity

POSITION: DIRECTOR, MONITORING, EVALUATION AND LEARNING (DIRECTOR, MEL)

Director, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (Director, MEL) will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against targets, outcomes and impacts. S/he will lead analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and areas of improvement. S/he will guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidates program reports, promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learnt. S/he will support all the technical staff in M&E functions and will manage any M&E related staff in the program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in epidemiology, demography, biostatistics or related discipline.
  • Five years of experience in monitoring, evaluation and research in health development programs of similar size and complexity in Nigeria or a similar setting. Three years of experience managing MEL responsibilities for USG-funded programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in data collection, data analysis and quality improvement/ quality assurance
  • Candidates with experience working in Northeast Nigeria highly preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity
  • Fluency in English required

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit an electronic copy of your CV and cover letter to the respective link below:

Chief of party: shorturl.at/cfDL1

Director, Finance and Operations: shorturl.at/fCX68

Director, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (Director, MEL): shorturl.at/dlqrU

HOW TO APPLY:

All applications should be sent in by 20 October, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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