SOCIETY FOR FAMILY HEALTH VACANCY
JOB TITLE: CHIEF OF PARTY, NIGERIA
DEPARTMENT: WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA
SFH, Population Services International’s (PSI) partner agency in Nigeria, seeks dynamic candidates for the position of Chief of Party. This position will provide leadership and management to an upcoming 5 year USAID Cooperative Agreement entitled, the Expanding Social Marketing Project in Nigeria (ESMPIN). SFH will be the prime recipient of ESMPIN. This position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria and will report to the SFH Managing Director.
PLEASE NOTE: this position is contingent on funding.
Oversee the development, management and implementation of a FP/RH/MNCH/Malaria prevention BCC program as well as a BCC program targeting at-risk populations in Nigeria
Oversee the development and management of a local capacity building strategy for local Nigerian partner organizations and government counterparts to implement effective, evidence-based prevention interventions, particularly in the area of BCC programming
Collaborate closely with the SFH and PSI Research Department and PSI regional researchers to ensure programs are designed and managed based on documented evidence
Oversee the management of sub-awardees as well as the training of consortium members, peer educators, and community leaders
Serve as the primary liaison with USAID for the project in close coordination with the SFH Managing Director (MD) and other relevant staff
Effectively collaborate with all key partners and stakeholders throughout the life of the project
Manage partner relationships relevant to ESMPIN, including partnerships with local and international organizations
Supervise a team of project staff and create professional development opportunities in coordination with the MD (Bright Ekweremadu), HR manager and other relevant staff
Graduate level business, public health degree or other relevant degree
At least 7-10 years of demonstrated success in managing and applying program and staff leadership, analytical and interpersonal skills to complex social marketing and BCC programs
Demonstrated success in implementing FP/RH/MNCH/Malaria social marketing and BCC programs in two or more developing countries with preference given to those with experience in Nigeria and/or other African countries
Proven experience in sub grantee management and developing technical capacity of government agencies, consortium members and other relevant stakeholders in evidenced based programming and BCC techniques
Demonstrated management and supervisory capability in leading large and complex field-based projects involving staff of diverse, multi-cultural backgrounds
Experience interacting with government agencies, host country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies
FLUENCY IN ENGLISH REQUIRED
The successful candidate will also have excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and cross-cultural skills; demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize a variety of tasks on short notice within designated deadlines; able to maintain efficiency in a fast-paced work environment.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience monitoring, reporting and/or evaluating large donor funded public health or social marketing programs; knowledge of USAID and the international donor community; and a proven record of excellent management and interpersonal skills.
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