The Senior Technical Advisor will be responsible for delivering an eight-year advocacy strategy to increase government financial resources for basic health services at the federal and state level.
They are expected to build the capacity of Nigerian civil society to ensure that communities have adequate information about their health rights;
that the voices of communities are heard by health policy-makers and stakeholders; and that health policy and health services are responsive to their needs.
The post-holder will also work closely with each state project team to provide stewardship to the programme, and to oversee implementation of programme activities by regional teams.
Specific Responsibilities :
Programme Management and Reporting
Oversee the development of annual workplans and budgets, and quarterly mobilisation plans including preparing / revising work plans and budget plans in close consultation with consortium members and implementation partners based on agreed project activities;
Build strong and mutually beneficial relationships with state-level government and other stakeholders, including civil society organisations, networks and movements, women’s rights movements, youth movements and disabled people’s organisations;
Provide oversight on communication and advocacy actions of the project results;
Ensure that inputs for the realisation of objectives of the projects are processed in a timely and transparent manner;
Prepare and implement the strategy for project implementation;
Lead and ensure the effective implementation and management of project deliverables;
Supervise and monitor progress against annual and quarterly work plans and budget plans;
Attend quarterly meetings with the Programme Management Team;
Ensure there is regular communication of progress or challenges to the broader ActionAid Nigeria team, as well as the Programme Management Team.
Collaborate with the Programme Management Team to manage the policy and advocacy work stream, coordinate work across the state level to ensure the highest standards of programme quality, delivering all outcomes on time and within budget;
Coordinate closely with other State Advocacy Advisors and the wider programme team to ensure strong alignment and synergies between programme work streams;
Effectively practice adaptive management principles, ensuring agile programme delivery, responding to challenges to meet programme milestones within budget;
Maintain knowledge of the latest innovations and best practice in health policy and advocacy programming, and continually evolve programme implementation to offer the highest levels of value for money to the donor;
Coordinate and supervise the project personnel, fixed assets, financial assets and other resources in accordance with ActionAid policies and procedures;
and in line with the donor agreement;
Lead a multi-state Project Team to deliver a cutting edge innovative advocacy work stream, including activities such as training, workshops, community mobilisation, data collection, analysis, stakeholder engagement and capacity building;
analyse the performance of all parties in delivering outputs as described in project agreements and work plan in line with specific project outputs;
Leading innovation and change, establish a culture of excellence in respective teams that values innovation and continuous improvement;
Champion feminist leadership principles and values including commitment to diversity and inclusion.;
Ensure personal and team culture that demonstrates ActionAid International’s values including : Mutual Respect, Equity and Justice, Integrity, Solidarity with People Living in Poverty and Exclusion, Courage of Conviction, Independence and Humility.
Support the preparation of quarterly and annual narrative and financial reports to DFID and ActionAid;
Participate actively in developing periodic / annual plans and budgets;
Ensure there is regular communication of progress or challenges to the broader ActionAid Nigeria team and programme team;
Oversee, monitor, revise and ensure correct administrative and financial management of the project.
Please note that this role is subject to the successful award of the contract. The project is due to commence in late 2019 / early 2020.
The role will be for a minimum of two years and may be extended for the full duration of the project (eight years).