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Category : Programs
Position Type : Regular Full-Time
The National Program Manager at Ipas Nigeria will work at a national level to provide technical and managerial leadership for the Nigeria program under the direction of the Country Director.
This position is responsible for the development and implementation of strategies and work plans to ensure that program goals and objectives are met.
This includes providing strategic inputs for annual work plans, proposal development, analysis of programmatic results, identification and resolution of challenges and program performance, application of lessons learned and best practices to improve program performance, donor reporting, financial monitoring, and personnel management.
In addition, the National Program Manager works with in-country counterparts to ensure successful implementation of work plans.
The National Program Manager will oversee the Health Systems, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Community and Youth engagement functions providing technical support and programmatic guidance to each.
Responsible for managing the execution of programmatic work, ensuring high-quality project implementation and achievement of objectivesContributes to new program design and strategy integrating lessons learned and best practices, and ensuring alignment with Ipas mission, values, and strategic planProvides technical and programmatic inputs into the development of annual country work plans and budgets and ensures spending according to planReviews quarterly budgets and expenditure reports and monitors activity budget spending to ensure financial planning is on trackAdapt and implement organization-
wide initiatives, systems, and policies; monitor for compliance with organizational policiesManage and support donor reporting process, including contributing to report documents and soliciting input from various project team members, ensuring quality and timely submissionConducts field visits to program sites in order to provide programmatic oversight and assistanceCollaborates with operations / technical leads and the Country Director in reference to allocation of resources, budgetary issues, and program resultsLeads and facilitates discussions during technical meetings for Nigeria team, and offers strategic and technical recommendations at quarterly review meetings, following up on issues as necessary.
Interacts with senior members of other units to meet their objectives, share progress of work, resolve problems, and find alternate workable strategiesLiaises with headquarters Program Support Team on implementation of program work plans, field-
level challenges, budget review, and development of proposals and donor reportsSupports the Country Director to develop and maintain strong relationships with government officials, partners, and other key stakeholders at the national and state levelReports to the Country Director in reference to special requests, strategic planning, and program results and progressProvides leadership, supervision, support, guidance, and constructive feedback to staff and consultants, including the development and tracking of annual performance objectivesManages the operation of a unit, section, or a major function and typically directs the activities of supervisory personnel and oversees the work of others who do not directly report to the position
Master's Degree or higher (or an International Equivalent) in Public Health or a related fieldCertification in project management.
Qualification in Humanitarian action and / or Project Cycle Management and / or Monitoring & EvaluationAbility to travel up to 30% locally and periodic international trips.
Demonstrated skills in leadership, planning, management and technical skills working with health systems and community programsFive (5) or more years of leading program operations and logistics experiencePrevious supervisory experience of a minimum of three full time technical staff members requiredCross-
cultural work experienceStrong consultative and negotiation skillsStrong critical thinking and problem-solving skills to strategize, plan, and manage resources for successful completion of projectsAbility to motivate, influence and collaborate with othersAbility to build positive working relationships with district / state / national government officials, UN and other multilateral bodies, NGOs, and donor representativesMust be able to read, write, and speak fluent English and fluent in host country language(s)Experience operating in challenging environmentsCommitment to Diversity
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