Job purpose

This position plays a key role in providing technical support and coordination of the multiple projects in Oyo state under the South-West region in Nigeria. Working with the Senior Manager, S/He will ensure effective program planning, coordination, monitoring, and scale-up of the multiple projects including pipeline opportunities in the state.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, South-West zone, the incumbent will be a highly motivated and flexible individual who applies initiative and is a detail-oriented problem solver. S/He will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills in engaging and managing stakeholders, work both collaboratively and effectively communicate with team members across the zone, organization and program stakeholders.

Duties and responsibilities

Stakeholder relationship management

● Develop and maintain strong working relationships with State Government departments and agencies (Health, Education, Water Resources, SUBEB etc.) and other relevant stakeholders for a smooth implementation and coordination of program activities.

● Represent Evidence Action in meetings and communication at the state level, and be accountable for state-level relationship management with all relevant partners.

Quality Program Implementation

● Working with the Senior Manager, ensure implementation of a high-quality school-based deworming program through execution of deworming activities according to agreed timelines.

● Working with the Senior Program Manager to ensure high-quality implementation of other public health interventions in Oyo State.

● Ensure the timely development of all program planning and policy documents or tools including work plans, treatment strategy documents (timelines, microplan, drug forecast, data tracking tools, operational guidelines etc.);

● Maintain close attention to detail to ensure that timelines are adhered to and all milestones such as training, meetings, and distribution of materials are completed on time.

● Provide outcome-oriented capacity-building efforts and support to state government partners on key technical areas such as work planning, program implementation strategy, drug forecasting, training cascades and supportive supervision.

● Oversee the timely collation, validation and submission of treatment data in each successful round of the deworming exercise as well as for other public health interventions.

Monitoring and Evaluation Support

● Strong support and collaboration with the MLE team for program process monitoring and coverage validation activities

● Contribute to monitoring and evaluation reports and provide supervision support to relevant stakeholders or projects in the state

● Support in the implementation and provide regular updates of MLE activities – training, surveys, reviews etc. in the states as the need arises.

Budget Management Support

● Oversight function on the state program budget, leveraging resource mobilization opportunities in the state for improved program sustainability.

● Contribute to state program budget development and implementation

● Ensure timely retirement for program activities after each deworming round in Oyo state.

● Strong collaboration with finance on state budget implementation, tracking, and retirements.

Reporting

● Draft and share States level activity reports and updates on project results, case studies/ success stories and lessons learned and the end of every deworming round in the state; manage the preparation, coordination, and execution for any country or global documentation

● Monthly tracking and reporting on key program deliverables and milestone

● Develop and share State level annual and quarterly work plans as agreed with the Senior Manager, South-West zone.

● Prepare and share technical reports, and program updates on a weekly, monthly, quarterly basis; and other ad hoc reports, as required.

Others

● Perform any other program duties and tasks as may be required and assigned by the Senior Manager, South-West zone.

Key Performance Indicators

Effective stakeholder management, result-oriented resource mobilization, effective team management and all other program milestones as outlined in the program management documents.

Requirements

Qualifications

● Bachelor’s Degree or Masters in Public Health, or a related field e.g., Nutrition, Community Development, International Development with 5+ years’ work experience in the management of program work with community or social enterprises/NGOs.

● Experience coordinating mass campaigns and multiple projects is a great asset.

● Strong stakeholder management skills with high dedication to excellence and can complete tasks with minimal supervision

● A detail-oriented problem solver who applies initiative, communicates effectively and maintains a “BIG PICTURE” mindset.

● Strong negotiation skills and ability to identify and act on opportunities for improvement

● Ability to multi-task and collaborate with different teams effectively.

● Demonstrated strong writing skills and project management skills

● Team player who is eager to join a fast-paced, growing and diverse team with a start-up atmosphere

● Experience working with a diverse team across multiple projects

● Alignment with Evidence Action core values

Working conditions

This position will require frequent travels to the field.

Physical requirements

None

Direct reports

Associate, Operations

Position location

Ibadan, Oyo State.

How to apply

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