21 Apr 2016

Full-Time Project Manager, Kaduna

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Job Description

Project Manager, Kaduna
29 Apr 2016 Kaduna, Nigeria Full-time Health sav-34226
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The primary purpose of this role is to provide operational oversight for two projects in Kaduna State (Strengthening Newborn Care and Health workers capacity building project) in Lagos, Kaduna and Gombe states. This position resides in Kaduna.

S/he will support the implementation of projects deliverables as it relates to trainings of frontline health workers, delivering of quality Newborn health care and advocacy for the domestication of relevant National policies for newborns and Human Resource for Heath (HRH) at implementing states.

The incumbent is expected to manage operational aspect of the project as it relates to budget spending and monitoring, logistics and other operational support at the field level for the overall delivery of the project deliverables. S/he will work closely with respective field/Area Operations managers and operational staff to ensure the systematic and prompt implementation of program activities in line with SCI standards and procedure of implementation across all the implementing state.


Project Management:

In consultation with TAs, programme manager and field manager, S/he supports projects operation in accordance to the proposal documents and budgets earmarked for each activities ensuring the minimal spending variances
Support MEAL officers and relevant TAs on project baseline and end line surveys, quarterly program quality assurance, data quality checks and routine monitoring for optimal project delivery
Provides support to the development of programme work plans and related operational activities in line with CO and AO/FO budget phasing and budget tracking processes
Provides useful contextual insights into concept notes during related proposal development and other expanded responsibilities delegated by his line manager
Collate and submit monthly, quarterly and annual narrative and financial project reports (at as when due) to health programme manager, TAs
​Planning and Budgeting:

With TAs, participate in the development of Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) and ensure the implementation, operations delivery of costed annual, quarterly and monthly work plans in line with budgets
Support advisors, program officers in the development of activity budgets, planning of activities, deliveries and follow up with finance, and logistics for timing retirement documents. In consultation with HPM, deliver on the projects risk assessment, represent and monitor BVAs meetings at the field level.
In consultation with managers, the incumbent tracks budget spending for both direct labour and programme costs. He works closely with logistics, finance and other units at the field level and ensure activities are delivered in accordance timely with the work plan and budget
The incumbent will support Health TAs and managers on the implementation of all project related activities and maintain close contact with operations staff both at the field and country office on the delivery of project and operations Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Operations, external representation and staff management and development

The incumbent supports Maternal Newborn Child Health (MNCH) advisors and LGA senior program officer across the implementing states on their deliverables. He provides operational support to the MNH Advisor on budgeting, planning and operational implementation in consultation with CO TAs and managers.
S/he will work closely with Field manager to maintain good relationship and representations with State and Local government key stakeholders on advocacy and actively participate in State/LGAs technical working groups.
In consultation with health programme manager (HPM) and Field manager, ensure effective involvement of government counterpart (state decision maker) in project activities in order to foster ownership of the project through a, participatory approach to planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation.
With support from HPM, TAs and HR, identify project staff development needs and relevant trainings and follow up with relevant units and ensure that project staff are given every opportunity to increase their competencies, capacities and own personal development
Essential Qualifications, Experience & General Skills

Academic/professional qualification at post graduate level, MBBS, MPH or equivalent.
At least 7 years’ experience in project/Programme management.
Substantial operational experience and a track record of success in health programming, Newborn care will be an added advantage. Very good understanding of national health policies and strategies, programmes and stakeholders, partners on MNCH in Nigeria
Proven track record that demonstrates leadership skills, project management, budget tracking and resource management experience, and stakeholders’ relationship management capability with proven capacity to deliver results against objectives, reporting schedules and work plans
Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities, manageable work plans and evaluate progress; experience in working across multiple partners and government
Ability to translate programmatic information into practical guidance and tools and effectively communicate these using print, electronic, and presentation media
Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s values and mission.
Additional skills:

Ability to work effectively both independently (with minimal supervision) and as a member of a team
Commitment to gender equity, child rights, community empowerment, and grassroots development approaches
Effective planning and organising skills
Effective interpersonal skills – oral and written communication skills
Computer literacy skills – MS Office applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Spread sheets
Strong facilitation and presentation skills

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