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Program Officer At FHI 360

Date Posted: 19/Jun/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

Basic Functions:


The State Program Officer will work with the State Program Manager to provide oversight, coordination, monitoring and reporting of all FHI 360 Nigeria activities in the assigned state.

Additional Responsibilities:
  1. Provide support to the state office and IAs focusing on work plans, sub agreement management, periodic fund requests, review of MFRs/SFRs, and reporting.


  2. Assist in developing and overseeing execution of systems for initiation, implementation, monitoring, amendment and close out of all SIDHAS IAs’ sub agreements.


  3. Assist in ensuring that FHI 360 delivers on all its promises to donors and other stakeholders (achieve set targets, deliver quality services).


  4. Assist in monitoring and enforcing compliance with donor and FHI 360 policies by the state office and IAs.


  5. Give support in ensuring appropriate monitoring of sub grants to achieve financial, administrative, and programmatic goals.


  6. Assist in guiding and supporting the state office and IAs in establishing sound management systems to ensure cohesive implementation of project activities.


  7. Contribute to the development and maintenance of systems that effectively respond to USAID/Nigeria requirements regarding implementation procedures, reporting and evaluation.


  8. Assist in Coordinating capacity development efforts in support of state and IAs’ staff and other partners.


  9. Give support in ensuring availability of technical resources and integrate their efforts into overall program management.


  10. Assist in identifying, analyzing and disseminating best practices in the project through the identification of project learning sites and technical support to the program.


  11. Liaise with multiple stakeholders and collaborators to share information, coordinate activities and avoid duplication in the implementation of the programs.


  12. Remain informed on the current programs in the HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria fields by review of current literature and is alert to any implication of such strategic information for project activities.


  13. Perform other duties as assigned.



    Knowledge, skills and abilities:


  1. Extensive knowledge of health and development programming in a developing country.


  2. Basic accounting and financial management skills.


  3. Working knowledge of major donor policies (USAID, Global Fund) as well as international not-for- profit organizations.


  4. Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection.


  5. Proven ability to coordinate a multi-sectorial development project.


  6. Excellent community mobilization, advocacy and interpersonal skills.


  7. Ability to organize systems to monitor administrative and implementation results.


  1. Report to supervisor on variances and status on regular basis.


  1. Work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow.


  1. Perform detail-oriented work with a high level of accuracy.


  2. Interact with diplomacy and tact and follow-up on requests in timely and efficient manner.


  3. Use a computer to accurately and rapidly enter and retrieve data and information.


  1. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with ability to work as a team member.


  2. Ability to plan and prioritize own work under tight deadlines, as well as to work on own initiative and as a member of a team.


  3. Ability to travel a minimum of 25%.

  1. BS/BA in public health, business administration, health sciences, behavioral sciences or its recognized equivalent with 5-7 years of relevant experience with international development programs.


  2. Or MS/MA degree in public health, business administration, health sciences, behavioral sciences or its recognized equivalent with 3-5 years relevant experience with international development programs.


  3. Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.

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