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Date Posted: 27/Nov/2013
Deadline: 29/Nov/2013

State Team Leaders - Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara, Yobe - Nigeria


Location: Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara and Yobe, Nigeria

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We are looking for outstanding and experienced State Team Leaders for a large, potential DFID-funded Programme on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Nigeria. Working closely with and managing a core staff of technical and administrative programme experts, s/he will ensure that state level project objectives, outcomes, and deliverables are met and that financial, operational, and reporting requirements of the donor are adhered to. This is a full-time position in Nigeria contingent upon a successful contract award.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide overall state level technical leadership and representation of the project, under the direction of the State Team Director, and build a senior management team able to convey the overall purpose, activities, and achievements of the project.
  • Overall strategic, programmatic, financial, and management responsibility at the state level.
  • Work closely with and manage a large team of technical and administrative professionals to achieve programme success.
  • Effectively leverages global technical assistance to ensure effective and high quality programme delivery.
  • Accountable for project objectives, outcomes, and milestones at the state levels and ensures that financial, operational, and reporting requirements of the donor are followed.


  • An advanced degree in public health or a relevant field.
  • At least 5 years’ experience managing international health programmes, with a record of successful team leadership and achieving programme objectives.
  • At least 3 years’ experience on international health programmes for key health development partners, including, but not limited to, DFID, USAID, AusAID and the European Union.
  • Substantial experience working on reproductive health and health systems strengthening in Northern Nigeria. Deep understanding and knowledge of contemporary health system dynamics and MNCH challenges.
  • Demonstrated capabilities in management, capacity building, high-level strategic visioning, and leadership.
  • Experience working effectively with district and provincial government authorities. Familiarity with the political, social, economic, and cultural context of Northern Nigeria required.
  • Excellent written and spoken English is a must.

Application process

To express your interest in the role, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Kathy Samuel at [email protected] before 29 November. Please note that CVs will be reviewed as they are received.


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