Position Duties and Responsibilities
The Technical Director is a member of the senior management team and will work closely with the team to ensure that the project activities are of high quality and adhere to global standards, national policies and best practices on human resources systems strengthening.
The position will ensure the adaptation and integration of emerging knowledge and innovative solutions within project activities.
The technical director will serve as the Country Director during the absence of the incumbent.
Essential functions include :
Provide technical leadership and strategy for the strengthening of HRH management systems, including : improving the development and implementation of state / lga HRH plans;
improving health workforce management; effectively utilizing HRH; strengthening academic health institutions; and advocating for an enabling HRH policy environment
Identify best practices in workforce performance management systems that improve productivity and retention of health staff.
Support the integration and scaling up of best practices in workforce management
Oversee improvements to in-service training system and performance by supporting the GoN in its stewardship role
Maintain strong results focus with partners, and provide regular technical input into, and support for, the implementation of work-plans
Ensures project activities are in compliance with all award conditions, and state-specific special provisions
Other duties as assigned
Post-graduate degree or higher in public health, health systems, health policy and planning, or other related discipline
Minimum of ten (10) years of experience on public health projects of similar nature, size and complexity, preferably for USAID or other donors in Nigeria
Experience and Skills
Direct relevant experience in designing and implementing HRH programs in the areas of pre-service training, in-service training, human resource information systems, HRH policy research and implementation, HRH leadership strengthening, HRH monitoring and evaluation and HRH retention
Professional experience interacting with other donors, implementing partners, private sector, and host country government
Possess excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills in English; demonstrated supervisory skills;
and ability to work well on a team
Citizens of Nigeria are strongly encouraged to apply