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Capacity Advisor/State Program Manager (SPM) At Heartland Alliance International

Date Posted: 18/May/2017
Deadline: 31/May/2017

Heartland Alliance International - Nigeria, one of the world’s leading anti-poverty organizations, works in communities in the U.S. and abroad to serve those who are homeless, living in poverty, or seeking safety. It provides a comprehensive array of services in the areas of health, housing, jobs and 
justice - and leads state and national policy efforts, which target lasting change for individuals and society. 
We are currently recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Capacity Advisor/State Program Manager (SPM)


Overall Job Function 

  • The incumbent is part of the management team in a decentralized management structure and forms part of the strategic team that directs the operations of the organization
  • S/he will serve as State Program Manager (SPM) providing support and coordination of the work of the field offices
  • The successful candidate will lead program planning, design, review and the monitoring of the program implemented at the field level
  • Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring the timely delivery of quality technical outputs, management of sub contracts, ensuring strong relationships with partners and other key stakeholder
  • The Capacity Advisor/State Program Manager (5PM) serves as the focal point for the capacity building of local partners and organizational development.
  • Providing support to the HAl and local partners staff through trainings, program coordination and management and effective communication in a right based environment. Nascent (greenhouse) organizations may be co-located with HAl programming.
  • This position is responsible for the performance of the technical program in accordance with donor requirements, policies, procedures and guidelines
  • The incumbent directs and supervises all program resources for the performance of project assignments and activities
  • The position also manages and provides overall guidance to the state team on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs as well as provide day to day oversight to the finance, admin and logistics team in state.



  • First Degree in Medical Science, Management, Social Science or related field; Advanced Degree in Public Health or Social Science preferred.
  • At least four years experience working with a NGO, must include Project Implementation; Supervisory and Capacity building experience in public health or social science program management

Preferred Skills: 

  • Experience working with in collaboration with local partners, NGOs and CBOs
  • Knowledge of Local Language preferred.
  • Cultural Sensitivity - Respects cultural environment in which person is working and does not act in a manner that is outwardly offensive to the local community.
  • Candidates must meet the minimum requirements listed and should be committed to the promotion of human rights, regardless of age, ethnicity, class or gender.
  • Experience in capacity building, HIV/AIDS Advocacy, prevention, treatment and care, STI management and or care
  • Strong Management Skills
  • Candidates must be willing to work with diverse population in a supportive and accepting manner.


  • Note your full name, the position and Location for which you are applying in the email subject line.
  • Do not contact the listed email address with other enquiries
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Females are strongly encouraged to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a one-page cover letter, CV (not exceeding 3 pages) with 3 professional references (name, company, email and phone number) to: [email protected]

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