Thursday, 5 December 2013

Company Profile:
Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do - believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.

We are seeking competent personnel to fill the under listed position for the DFID - Nigerian Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH2) Programme. 

Title: State Team Leader

Location: Zamfara

  • The objective of the programme is to achieve effective and efficient delivery of essential health care for pregnant women, newborns and children, alongside routine immunisation.
  • The programme will strengthen health system coordination through improved health sector planning and financing, and will increase demand for and access to high quality health services.
  • This position require that candidates: have familiarity with the political, social, economic and cultural context of working in Nigeria; have the ability and willingness to travel In-county; and are fluent in English.
  • The State Team Leader represents Pathfinder in State in all matters related to the Project and to Pathfinder's agreement with DFID. The State Team Leader promotes, articulates and ensures a common program vision and strategy amongst the IPs and local organizations.
  • S/he is responsible for supervision, oversight of the work of the other team members, liaison with DFID in the State and the, State, and Local Governments of Nigeria, and coordination with other donors operating in State; s/he facilitates cost-effective and efficient use of resources and technical expertise.
  • S/he will supervise the State team and will have primary responsibility for ensuring that all DFID project implementation regulations are properly followed through the life of the agreement.
  • A Master's degree or higher in international relations, management, or public health with at least ten years' experience in the management and implementation of large-scale development programs overseas.
  • Experience in management and executive functions, with at least five years in a senior level leadership position.
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer skills and knowledge; to manage a large, complex program competently and successfully; and to lead work teams.
  • Knowledge of international donor policies, rules, and regulations. DFID preferred.
  • Experience in serving in an advisory capacity to host government institutions, working with national counterparts, and interacting effectively with high level officials to get the job done.
  • Demonstrated technical skills in design, implementation, and evaluation of major development programs.
  • Experience in health and family planning programs.
  • Skills in leadership and executive management, including skills in organizational development, team building, conflict management and negotiation, and strategy development and planning.
  • Ability to lead by example in working with modern information technology effectively for improved communication, problem solving, increased efficiency, and quality.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Ability and willingness to travel In-county.
  • Familiarity with the political, social, economic and cultural context of working in Nigeria, particularly in Zamfara state.
Basic Duties
  • Serves as Pathfinder's State representative in all matters related to the agreement with DFID and with all other concerned parties.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to the project's team of resident advisors and short-term consultants to support their technical assistance role and maximize the quality and effectiveness of their in-State assistance
  • Works closely with the Deputy National Program Manager to direct and supervise state facilitators and manage subagreements on behalf of Pathfinder to insure the fulfillment of the Project's technical tasks and objectives.
  • Works closely with the Deputy National Program Manager to provide overall direction to the project technical assistance initiatives
  • Prepares and presents in a timely fashion all project documents, including annual workplans, progress and financial reports, and special reports.
  • Coordinates all activities with the State and Local Government of Nigeria, and state counterparts, and regularly shares successful interventions and best practices with other project states.
  • Monitors the state-level accomplishments, including achievement of milestones and status of output indicators and through regular field visits, and takes corrective actions when necessary to keep the project on course to achieve its objectives.
  • Manages the in-State interaction between the project and DFID in a timely and effective manner.
  • Maintains regular contact with the relevant officers at Pathfinder International's Country Office in Nigeria with regard to backstopping of project activities in the State.

  • Method of Application

All qualified candidates should

Click here for more information before 
10th December, 2013


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