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Value For Money And Strategic Planning Advisor At MannionDaniels

Date Posted: 06/Dec/2013
Deadline: 15/Dec/2013

Mannion Daniels Ltd, a UK consulting and project management company ( is seeking a senior Strategic Planning Advisor for a large, potential DFID-funded Programme on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Nigeria.

Role profile

Operating from the central project office, in either Abuja or Kano, the Value for Money and Strategic Planning Advisor will lead the planning function of the project, including ensuring that it provides value for money in all its operations. The Advisor will also provide technical leadership to a team of 6 Strategic Planning Coordinators who are members of the State Teams in the project states, Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara and Yobe.

The role will involve the following:

a) Designing and managing a planning and budgeting system for the programme that ensures all outputs are integrated to achieve the programme’s objectives.

b) Coordinating and leading annual programme plan/budget sessions, regular plan/budget updates and supporting State Offices to reflect the programme’s plans in their own operational plans.

c) Ensuring that value for money principles are fully incorporated into the planning and budgeting system at all levels of the programme and that data to demonstrate this is generated, analysed and presented.

d) Designing a results-based programme of technical support to improve planning, budgeting, governance and accountability in support of the programme’s objective to achieve effective and efficient delivery of essential health care for pregnant women, new-borns and children, alongside routine immunisation.

e) Supporting 6 State Planning Coordinators in providing technical assistance to States and LGAs to strengthen health system coordination through improved health sector planning and financing.


The successful applicant for this job will possess:

a) Senior level experience in strategic planning and budgeting in the health sector, preferably in performance/results based planning and budgeting.

b) A thorough understanding of the principles of Value for Money and methodologies for measuring this in the context of a DFID programme.

c) An excellent technical understanding of approaches to delivering responsive maternal, neonatal, and child health services, including immunisation, in Nigeria and/or another African country.

d) Excellent training, management and coaching skills and the ability to interact comfortably with all levels of international and Nigerian staff and consultants.

e) Top class networking and facilitation skills and a successful record of collaboration with government officials and CSOs in Nigeria.

f) A demonstrated ability to operate successfully as a team in a fast-paced international consulting environment.

g) A willingness to travel to rural north-west Nigeria to work at LGA level.

This is a full time position based in a central office.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are requested email applications with the subject title: “NIGERIA VFM Strategic Planning Advisor” to:

[email protected]

Your application should comprise a short letter explaining why you think you would succeed in this position and a CV of no more than 2 pages.

Deadline for applications is Sunday 15th December 2013.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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