VACANCIES ANNOUNCEMENT: Chief of Party (COP), Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), Director of Programs (DOP), Director of Finance & Operations (DFO) and Director of Strategic Information (DSI)
Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organization (WEWE)
Abuja, Nigeria
2d ago

Position Vacancies

Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE is a local NGO, not for profit, faith based organisation seeking candidates in response to a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) from USAID for an upcoming 5 year Orphans and Vulnerable Children and Social Services project to be implemented in Akwa Ibom and Cross Rivers State from December 2019 to December 2024.

Each applicant should insert a table which highlights their relevant experience using the format in the below table. Pick the column of the position you are applying for and delete the column of the positions that are not relevant to the position you are applying for.

Domain COP DCOP DOP DFO DSI Highest relevant qualification Number of years of experience with similar responsibilities as suggested for the position Number of those years with USG-

funded activity Number of those years with HIV / AIDS programming Number of those years with HIV / AIDS programming

Chief of Party (COP)

The COP will be the principal point of contact between the Activity and USAID, and must adjust programs and operations in response to USAID / Nigeria technical and managerial direction.

S / he will coordinate and ultimately be responsible for all award management and implementation.

The COP’s primary aim is to provide overall leadership, management and general technical direction of the entire Activity.

The COP must be highly analytical and a strategic thinker who ensures an integrated vision among different components and actors, and focuses on achieving the results defined in the award.

S / he will be expected to identify issues and risks related to activity implementation in a timely manner, with recommendations for appropriate adjustments that are subsequently implemented.

The COP must have excellent oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, GON counterparts, other national and international stakeholders, and local organizations.

Minimum Qualifications :

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field such as Public Health, Development Studies, Social Work or other health related field.
  • Seven (7) years of experience in senior program management implementing international development activities in Africa, with preference given to OVC and HIV / AIDS / Health
  • Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)

    The DCOP supports the COP and serves as the principal point of contact in Nigeria for procedural and substantive matters in the absence of the COP (as Acting COP).

    The DCOP will be responsible for managing day-to-day technical activities. S / he will be responsible for collaboration with other stakeholders, including in other states where ICHSSA Activities are being implemented, in order to apply lessons learned, innovations, and cutting-

    edge quality improvement methods and to translate best practices into improved implementation of interventions.

    Technical leadership responsibilities include the following areas :

  • Programming for priority OVC sub-populations including CLHIV, HIV-exposed infants, children of PLHIV, adolescent girls, children of FSW.
  • Parenting skills development
  • Organization and workforce development
  • Gender transformative programming
  • Programming to support HIV prevention and epidemic control
  • MCH and nutrition
  • The DCOP must have excellent technical skills in managing OVC projects and an understanding of programming for CLHIV in Nigeria.

    S / he must have excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent analytical skills; and demonstrated experience in the strategic design and implementation of OVC and HIV / AIDS programs.

    Minimum Qualifications :

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field such as Public Health, Development Studies, Social Work or other health related field.
  • Five (5) years of experience in senior program management implementing international development activities in Africa, with preference given to OVC and HIV / AIDS / Health activities under a USG funded award in Nigeria
  • Director of Programs (DOP)

    The DOP will be responsible for the technical content of service delivery encompassing OVC services in the technical areas household economic strengthening (HES), education support, child protection, social / behavior change communication, case finding, referrals to treatment (working in collaboration with other partners providing ART services), viral load monitoring services within the community setting.

    This includes considerations for use of self-administered viral load sampling kits, optimization of viral load cascade and other efforts necessary for achieving measurable community viral suppression.

    S / he will provide technical expertise in high-impact OVC and HIV / AIDS services and their integration into established service delivery systems at different levels of care.

    The DOP will have experience and demonstrated understanding in working with HIV and OVC community-led organizations. S / he will have excellent written and oral communication skills in English, and ability to organize work effectively.

    Minimum Qualifications :

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Management Social Work, or Business Administration with a focus on public health, social sciences or related field.
  • Five (5) years of experience in designing and managing OVC and HIV programs
  • Five (5) years of experience managing USG-funded activities, including program planning, implementation, data use, monitoring and reporting.
  • Director Finance and Operations (DFO)

    The DFO is responsible for overseeing activity operations, including but not limited to, human resources, logistics, procurement, sub-

    awards, and accounting / finance. The DFO will develop the financial capacities of all relevant staff and sub-awardees under this award.

    S / he will ensure internal control measures; conduct internal audits; and coordinate external financial audits as required.

    S / he will prepare budgets for annual work plans and will prepare financial reports for USAID.

    The DFO must have the ability to develop and manage large budgets, with in-depth knowledge of USG Cost Accounting Standards.

  • S / he must have excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills in English; supervisory skills;
  • and ability to work well on a team. S / he must have experience managing sub-awards for USG funding; and experience in building the financial management capacity of CSOs.

    The DFO will be proficient in relevant Microsoft programs including Excel, Word and PowerPoint; and the ability to use various commercially available accounting software programs.

    Minimum Qualifications :

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or equivalent, and an ACA / ACCA / CPA, or other recognized professional accounting qualification
  • Seven (7) years of experience managing finance and operations of similar programs
  • Three (3) years of experience managing finance and operations for USG-funded programs.
  • Director of Strategic Information (DSI)

    The DSI will be the lead technical expert responsible for all SI aspects of the Activity, including monitoring, evaluation, analytics, and reporting of performance and results.

    S / he will lead efforts to ensure accurate and timely performance reporting for the Activity. This includes overseeing support to community organizations to monitor, document and analyze the performance of their OVC and HIV services and activities and ensure data quality.

    S / he will liaise with relevant technical advisers and counterparts responsible for state and LGA level SI functions; and will ensure monitoring and evaluation coordination with PEPFAR and national data systems.

    The DSI will be skilled in the development and use of data / data analytics to aid program decision making, with demonstrated ability to perform robust data extraction from internal and external information systems.

    S / he will have the ability to perform complex data analytics utilizing Microsoft Excel, STATA, and / or Business Intelligence tools, making recommendations based on findings.

    S / he will be able to portray complex data sets in easy to understand formats / visualizations. The DSI will have a working knowledge of Nigeria’s health and social service information systems and M&E processes as it relates to data collection for performance based reporting, with understanding, experience and competency in working with OVC and HIV community-

  • led organizations. S / he will have knowledge and working experience in the use of mapping and other similar tools (including computer software programs) to target program interventions and resources;
  • and excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

    Minimum Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, social work, monitoring & evaluation, demography, biostatistics, statistics, analytics or a related field is required.
  • A Master’s degree preferred.

  • Five (5) years of experience in USG-funded programs designing, establishing, and managing M&E systems, ensuring data quality, and managing data intensive, performance-based programs
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