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Project Manager, Fistula Care Plus, Nigeria At EngenderHealth

Date Posted: 26/Dec/2013
Deadline: Not Specified
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Project Director, Fistula Care Plus

EngenderHealth works worldwide to improve the lives of individuals by making reproductive health services safe, available, and sustainable.  We provide technical assistance, training, and information, with a focus on practical solutions that improve services where resources are scarce.  We believe that individuals have the right to make informed decisions about their reproductive health and to receive care that meets their needs.  We work in partnership with governments, institutions, and health care professionals to make this right a reality.
JOB SUMMARY
The Project Manager has responsibility for management, implementation and achievement of results of the Fistula Care Plus Project in Nigeria, under the direction of the Project Director. S/he manages relationships with in-country agencies, EngenderHealth Headquarters, EngenderHealth global project management, partners, and other key stakeholders.  S/he has program, managerial and fiscal responsibility for implementation of the project activities in Nigeria under a pre-defined strategic framework for the project, including ensuring compliance with donor’s and EngenderHealth’s regulations, policies and procedures.  S/he will have direct responsibility for supervision of designated staff.  He oversees and works closely and in a complementary fashion with other key personnel, internal and external stakeholders to effectively lead and manage the project in Nigeria.  
In addition to this role, the Project Manager has been designated EngenderHealth’s country representative in Nigeria.  See below for the duties that may be assigned on an as needed basis.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Leads the successful implementation and monitoring of the Project strategy in close coordination with USAID, the Ministry of Health, other  in-country counterparts; EngenderHealth’s  management, project staff, partners, and other key stakeholders
Leads and manages the performance of project’s staff to ensure delivery of project objectives to highest quality standards and in accordance with local statutory and EngenderHealth requirements incl. ensures timely and quality implementation and evaluation of approved workplans and budgets and submission in a timely fashion for Project Director’s approval of all narrative and financial reports to a donor.
Coordinates closely with the Project Director and Head of Global Technical Leadership Unit for technical assistance to support delivery of high quality project outcomes and application of best practices in accordance with EngenderHealth’s comprehensive programming approach
Proactively communicates and responds to all relevant internal and external stakeholders in all significant matters related to the performance of the project.
Where required, represents the project at a local level to country partners, other donors and cooperating agencies to further the aims of the project
Ensures the project staff maintain effective, synergetic, and collaborative working relationships with all partners, other donors, stakeholders, and other collaborating agencies
Reports to Global Project Director on project programmatic, financial, and operational matters as appropriate
Proactively communicates with country partners on project strategy and workplans, and addresses any partnership issues as the need arises.
Provides leadership to the whole project team to ensure effective achievement of results, collaboration, teamwork, and a good working environment.
Provides programmatic and technical leadership and support to project staff as required
Ensures the project is implemented in a fiscally responsible manner and in full compliance with all laws, regulations, and EngenderHealth policies and procedures.
Represents the project at country level to donor and other key external stakeholders. Obtains Global Project Director’s approval for participation in major meetings or publications. Reports on discussions with those officials to Global Project Director.
Contributes to environmental scan for country-level business development
Country Representative duties may include:
Overview
Ensuring coordination and collaboration (reducing ‘silos) across projects in (country) where appropriate
Representing needs and views of EH (country) as an organization beyond immediate needs of specific projects
Ensuring employee engagement & links to EngenderHealth (country) and not just to specific project
Specific responsibilities may include:
Represents EngenderHealth at country level – acting as primary point of contact for non-project specific issues and a ‘conduit’ of information to and from relevant internal and external stakeholders (e.g. partners, donors, other counterparties)
Coordinates responses from any other in-country project directors to provide one consolidated ‘country- representative view’ to internal and external stakeholders when required
Ensures effective and efficient use of resources across project boundaries including during transition in and out of individual projects
Alerts appropriate corporate Directors / VPs to any changes in statutory requirements (labour, tax, fiscal etc) which may impact all operations within the country
Acts as primary liaison for country - based BCP/ disaster recovery planning and any ad hoc action required
Acts as primary point of contact for any program development activities in country, ensuring that any country-based intelligence is communicated to [supervisor] and Director of Program Development in a timely manner
Facilitate communication amongst all EH projects/ activities in country. Ensures appropriate and timely communication across projects where appropriate
In consultation with [supervisor] and other internal stakeholders as appropriate, identifies opportunities for collaboration and partnership across projects.   Coordinates any ‘country-based’ events across projects
Where appropriate, ensure appropriate operational management across projects ensuring compliance with local and contractual regulations and EngenderHealth policies and procedures.
Participate in portfolio reviews as required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in health sciences or related advanced degree relevant to the field of RH/FP.
Minimum of 10 years senior level  programmatic and technical experience
At least 5 years experience with management of donor programs including USAID.
Demonstrated management and leadership skills working with the staff of large, complex programs addressing a variety of social and health issues, particularly pertaining to reproductive health and family planning in developing countries
Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of reproductive health and/or maternal health and experience in the design and implementation of such programs
A proven leader, manager, and mentor, with excellent interpersonal skills, capable of directing and managing change, and inspiring teamwork and high-performing teams
Demonstrated leadership in working and collaborating with other donors and a wide range of USAID and other donor-funded organizations
Excellent written and oral communication skills applicable in a wide variety of settings
Demonstrated leadership in working with country officials from the public, private commercial, and NGO sectors
Experience of working at a senior level in international organizations
Significant experience of providing field – based programmatic leadership in the area of expertise on either a short or long term basis.
Fluency in English
Ability to travel up to 25%, mostly internally in Nigeria.

EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
EngenderHealth complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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