The University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for International Health, Education, and Biosecurity (CIHEB) is looking for a Country Director for Nigeria.
The Country Director, as the leader and official local representative for the Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC)’s office in Nigeria, will develop and maintain highly collaborative working relationships for the University of Maryland School of Medicine with local government representatives, local academic institutions, in-
country donor representatives, and other implementing partners. The Country Director will report to the CIHEB Global Director.
As a member of the University of Maryland Baltimore community, the Country Director has a clear obligation to conduct the affairs of the University in Nigeria by safeguarding the best interests and fiduciary obligations of the University and MGIC.
Provide strategic leadership to design, implement, and evaluate high-quality projects in Nigeria.
Serve as the legal representative in Nigeria for MGIC.
Foster a strong ethical culture and healthy, supportive working environment for employees in Nigeria and among colleagues outside the country.
Oversee financial, procurement, and administrative operations in the country office, including, but not limited to : prudent fiscal management, value-
for-money procurement, and use of University and MGIC resources in line with the University’s values.
Provide effective management and leadership of the Nigeria office by ensuring accountability, civility, and diversity are key components of the office culture.
Ensure that all activities are undertaken in full compliance with MGIC policies and procedures, donor requirements and regulations, and applicable US and Nigeria laws.
Oversee the development and implementation of performance monitoring plans, as well as lead timely reviews to identify issues and drive evidence-
based interventions to fulfill programmatic outcomes and objectives.
Lead the University in-country efforts for business development and mobilization of new resources.
Ensure project results, impact, innovations, and lessons learned are documented and disseminated.
Ensure no Conflict of Commitment arises for which he / she or any member of the country staff engage in paid or unpaid activities that interfere with his / her primary obligations and commitments to the University.
Ensure Nigeria office-specific procedures for personnel, finance, administration, and security are in place and regularly updated for the current operating context.
MBBS / MD or PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology or related field
A minimum of 8 years’ experience in managing large public health programs in LMIC
Experience in HIV / AIDS program development, implementation and monitoring in LMIC.
Demonstrated knowledge of technical content areas relevant to the current projects within the CIHEB country portfolio
A proven record of leading projects, which consistently meet objectives and targets
Experience in working with USG, GF or other donors
Excellent verbal, presentation and written skills
Demonstrated ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems, constraints and issues relevant to project implementation and performance
Proven ability to lead, manage and mentor a diverse team.