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Project Manager At EngenderHealth

Date Posted: 03/Mar/2014
Deadline: Not Specified
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
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  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

TITLE: Project Manager,

PROJECT: Fistula Care Plus, Nigeria

REPORTS TO: 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.

Fistula Care Plus is a five-year global project funded by USAID and managed by EngenderHealth in partnership with the Population Council, Di Magi Associates, Direct Relief, the Fistula Foundation (U.S.), the Maternal Health Task Force, and Terrewode.  The main purpose of the project is to prevent and repair obstetric fistula. 


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.  S/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.   


  • 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 staff to ensure delivery of project results 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. 
  • Reports to Project Director on project programmatic, financial, and operational matters
  • Coordinates closely with the Project Director  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 and collaborative working relationships with all partners, other donors, stakeholders, and other collaborating agencies
  • Proactively communicates with country partners on project strategy and workplans, and addresses any partnership issues as the need arises.
  • Provides leadership to the Nigeria 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 Project Director’s approval for participation in major meetings or publications. Reports on discussions with those officials to Project Director.
  • Contributes to environmental scan for country-level business development
  • Project Manager may be required to act on behalf of EngenderHealth in relation to non-project activities in Nigeria which will be funded separately. 


  • 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
  • A proven ability to meet deadlines in a high volume working environment
  • Demonstrated strong multi-tasking skills
  • Demonstrated leadership in working and collaborating with other donors and a wide range of USAID and other donor-funded organizations
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills with high-level accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience nurturing public and private partnerships
  • 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
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • 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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