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Latest Job Vacancy At Pact

Date Posted: 20/Apr/2014
Deadline: 30/Apr/2014

Program Director, Maternal and Child Health Workers Project - Nigeria

Pact seeks a Program Director for the Strengthening Frontline Maternal and Child Health Workers in Northeast Nigeria project. The project will provide capacity development support, including trainings, mentoring, coaching and coordination to civil society organizations (CSOs) and Local Government Authorities (LGAs) in Adamawa and Gombe states. The project requires extensive coordination with external partners operating in the maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) sector as well as results-based financing. The Program Director is responsible for meeting the project’s technical objectives, managing financial resources, managing program staff, maintaining good working relationships with host government officials and local partners, managing donor reporting and ensuring a high-quality delivery of services. The Program Director reports to a Country Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES/JOB DESCRIPTION:
Specific Duties: The Program Manager is responsible for ensuring timely, efficient, and effective programming.
Programming:
• Ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the project’s strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements
• Manage all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual work plans, guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports
• Support the development of capacity development interventions with CSOs and LGAs in accordance with the project design. Provide training and mentoring to partners to strengthen capacity for technical service delivery and compliance with donor rules and regulations
• Regularly coordinate and collaborate with external partners, including the donor, CSOs, governments, and other stakeholders such as the World Bank and UNICEF
Finance & Administration:
• Provide oversight for all administrative and financial operations at the regional office
• Maintain up to date understanding and adherence to Pact’s policies and procedures amongst all regional office staff
• Ensure adequate internal controls are in place to protect the regional office’s financial and non-monetary assets and to ensure the resources are used in accordance with donor terms and conditions
• Monitor progress against the budget and assure timely and high-quality monitoring and reporting of finances
Human Resources:
• In cooperation with Pact HR, oversee the management and development of regional office human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled and productive workforce and promote an organizational culture where Pact’s values are practiced
• Ensure levels of authority and responsibility are clearly defined, understood and followed within the regional office
• Provide proper supervision and management for all direct reports. Ensure the proper implementation of Pact’s performance management system for direct reports. This can include: proactively addressing performance issues through regular, constructive and honest feedback and coaching and identifying necessary staff development for direct reports.
• Ensure timely and quality inputs by staff and consultants
• Actively promote staff wellness by monitoring regional office organizational health and taking corrective actions as needed. Invest in consistent team building to increase cohesion between staff in all geographic areas of the country
• Coordinate with the Security Coordinator to support the management of Security and Safety Administration by developing and updating a staff and asset security plan in line with the local context and in alignment with Pact Nigeria/DC security guidance; keeping key Pact staff abreast of any security issues, as they arise

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
• Master’s degree or equivalent experience in organizational development, public health, public administration, business administration, international development, or other relevant field preferred;
• Minimum 10 years’ experience in program management at senior management level is required 3-5 years in Africa and/or Nigeria preferred;
• Aptitude/experience in supervising staff and the ability to mentor subordinates;
• Knowledge and understanding of the health and social sector in Nigeria
• Fluency in English and working knowledge of Hausa language
• Knowledge and experience of working in Northern region of Nigeria will be an added advantage.

Method of Application

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