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SNT Project Manager

Closing: May 1, 2024

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Published: Apr 16, 2024 (2 months ago)

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Qualifications and experience
Essential:
  • Postgraduate or Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Epidemiology or another relevant specialty is a minimum requirement
  • Extensive experience of working at national or state level in developing countries on a donor-funded project
  • Excellent project planning, management and monitoring & evaluation skills
  • Experience managing project budgets
  • Proven leadership skills and team leading
  • Experience in advocacy and policy influencing
  • Excellent written and spoken English

Desirable:

  • Experience in malaria program implementation
  • Experience in leading a project at state level
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft office

Work-based Skills and Competencies:
Essential:

  • Proof of strong interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills are also needed
  • Understanding of public health issues in West and Central Africa
  • Ability to manage and prioritise high workload and multiple tasks in a fast pace environment with tight deadlines solving problems.
Responsibilities
Qualifications and experience
Essential:
  • Postgraduate or Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Epidemiology or another relevant specialty is a minimum requirement
  • Extensive experience of working at national or state level in developing countries on a donor-funded project
  • Excellent project planning, management and monitoring & evaluation skills
  • Experience managing project budgets
  • Proven leadership skills and team leading
  • Experience in advocacy and policy influencing
  • Excellent written and spoken English

Desirable:

  • Experience in malaria program implementation
  • Experience in leading a project at state level
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft office

Work-based Skills and Competencies:
Essential:

  • Proof of strong interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills are also needed
  • Understanding of public health issues in West and Central Africa
  • Ability to manage and prioritise high workload and multiple tasks in a fast pace environment with tight deadlines solving problems.
  • To work with the country office technical team to effectively manage project activities and resources, provide leadership and stewardship to the state project team and maintain collaborative links with the project’s key stakeholders at national and state level.

Key Working Relationships

  • The Project manager will work with the state team and stakeholders in the state, especially the State Ministry of Health, State Primary Health Care Development Agency and LGA Departments of Health/PHC, to manage the rollout and implementation of the Sub-national Tailoring (SNT) Project.
  • S/he will monitor project partners’ activities at the state level and ensure approved terms of reference for partners’ work in the project state are adhered to.
  • The State Project Manager will work with the country office technical team (Public Health Specialist, Country MEL Manager and Senior Country Technical Coordinator), research field staff, consultants and other members of the SNT consortium (CHAI, Solina) to translate plans and decisions to action at the state level, while ensuring coherence, alignment and proper coordination with appropriate stakeholders.
  • S/he would report to the Public Health Specialist.

Scope of Work

  • The State Project Manager will support the programme activities at the state level overseeing implementation to ensure timely delivery of workplans and achievement of set targets and objectives.
  • S/he will liaise with the Public Health Specialist to provide technical and managerial oversight for the state project team and ensure activities are carried out according to approved budget and value for money principles.

Key Accountabilities
Project management (60%):

  • Work directly with the PHS and be responsible for coordinating overall project implementation in the state and see that activities are carried out on time and within budget
  • Coordinate the planning and assignment of human resources to the various project components, including training and mobilization of field staff and consultants, and allocation and harmonization of technical assistance.
  • Liaise regularly with the PHS to provide timely and comprehensive updates and reports as required
  • Work with the project team to develop and implement annual work plans
  • Be responsible for State project budget management and reporting by working with the country finance team, project finance associate and PHS to  track progress of project and activity budgets and also prepare quarterly financial reports.
  • Work with the relevant country personnel and the PHS to prepare an exit strategy and to implement it, to see to smooth project close-out.
  • Coordinate the documentation of project activities in form of activity-specific reports and ensure proper archiving of such for easy access and reference.
  • Responsible for project reporting process management, coordinating with relevant field staff, facilitators and Consultants including drafting reports and tracking reporting time frames to ensure all reports and deliverables are submitted in advance of deadlines.
  • Contribute to preparations for periodic coordination meetings in form of progress updates and power point presentations
  • Be responsible for building functional partner relationships among the project’s stakeholders and local partners by liasing with other SNT partners and state implementers to ensure complementarity of implementation of the SNT project in the state by leveraging resources and harmonizing efforts where possible.
  • Oversee project partners inputs and subcontractors’ activities to deliver harmonized, aligned and effective outputs
  • Manage risks to Malaria Consortium including financial, reputation and security in a challenging environment
  • Technical performance management and quality assurance (30%)
  • Take the lead in ensuring that the roll-out of project service delivery activities meet international standard of quality.
  • Work with the project TAs along with PHS and SCTC to ensure project deliverables using the Country Technical Quality Assurance System as a guide to assure the quality of the work.
  • Contribute to the development and production of dissemination documents to allow wider sharing of Malaria Consortium’s experiences, lessons and successes.
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation of project performance against workplan.
  • Keep abreast with evidence and best practices that are related to the project.

Representation (10%)

  • Represent Malaria Consortium at state level meetings related to the project and keep key stakeholders abreast of project implementation.
  • Participate in national level meetings and workshops as appropriate with the PHS’s support.
  • Liaise regularly with the PHS, keeping the relevant Country Office Technical Team in loop of communication.

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