RMNCAH Director - Nigeria
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Technical Director for an anticipated USAID funded integrated health project in Nigeria.
The Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Technical Director will lead the technical aspects of the project’s scope of work and contribute significantly to the effective and timely implementation of the project. S/he will provide the technical leadership necessary to increase access to and quality of priority health services. S/he will be responsible for providing leadership for senior advisers and managers for the direction of this integrated health program’s technical areas including RMNCAH, particularly high-impact interventions and immunization, malaria, nutrition, family planning (FP), tuberculosis (TB), quality improvement, and local partner capacity strengthening. The Technical Director will be responsible for the design and management of technical strategies and activities to realize project objectives. S/he will support the Chief of Party and other staff and partners in the technical design, rollout, and day-to-day management and implementation of interventions. The position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria and is contingent upon funder award and approval.
The RMNCAH Director will work closely with the program team under the leadership of the Chief of Party to execute the following responsibilities:
- Lead and manage the technical team at national level by providing technical direction for RMNCAH and integrated health programming.
- Stay abreast of developments and evidence generation in relevant technical areas and integrate them into the project.
- Design and lead program quality assessments at regional and district levels to monitor project performance and provide technical troubleshooting.
- Engage consortium partners to review technical content and implementation planning prior to activity implementation, including collaborative technical assistance as indicated.
- Provide high level coordination with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), other line ministries, and other key stakeholders on technical issues for smooth implementation of national policies and strategies and project activities.
- Develop technical components of annual work plans, draft technical sections of quarterly reports, and ensure project technical objectives and deliverables are met in a timely manner.
- Engage necessary technical assistance and support as needed and ensure team responsiveness to technical assistance inputs and formal recommendations.
- Work with Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) staff to identify and develop program learning reports, quarterly and annual project reports, and other knowledge products (e.g., technical briefs, learning events, etc.).
Applied Knowledge & Skills:
- Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with project management and technical development.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent and demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent and demonstrated project management and technical skills.
- Ability to influence, motivate, negotiate and work well with others.
- Ability to exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
- Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices and policies related to specialized technical area of expertise.
- Proven ability to ensure that budgets, schedules, and performance requirements are met.
- Excellent and demonstrated leadership skills.
- Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication and analytical skills in English.
Problem Solving & Impact:
- Works on problems of complex scope and require in depth evaluation of issues and assessment of intangible factors.
- Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies to select methods and techniques for obtaining results.
- Decisions made generally affect overall success of functional, division or company operations.
- Problems encountered are complex, highly varied and require considerable judgment to obtain results.
- Erroneous decisions may result in critical delay(s) in schedules.
- Typically provides direct supervision of a team of Technical Advisors and Technical Officers.
- Leads and directs staff to achieve strategic project goals.
- Coordinates with project lead to set budgets, goals, and develops procedures and training for project.
- Develops and recommends project management solutions.
- Typically reports to a Project, Program, or Portfolio Director.
- Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Civil Society, Communication and Social Marketing, Economic Development, Education, the Environment, Gender, Health, Nutrition, Research, Technology and Youth or a Related Field.
- Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.
- Typically requires a minimum of 12+ years of relevant technical/project management experience (including 8+ years of leadership, strong business acumen and/or line management experience).
Typical Physical Demands:
- Typical office environment.
- Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
- Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
- Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.
Technology to be Used:
- Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.
- Less than 25%
This job posting 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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