Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation is recruiting for fulltime State Program Manager.
Identify critical stakeholders in health systems and PHC at the state level and their priorities. Such stakeholders include, but are not limited to Governor’s Office; legislature; representatives of central ministries and departments (Finance, Budget & Planning, Head of Service); health-related ministries, departments, and agencies, with focus on the SPHCDA; parties to the BMGF PHC MOUs (for instance, DFID and its relevant projects in health and governance); other BMGF consortium partners; and other development partners with interest in the area.
Develop a pragmatic stakeholder engagement plan that tailors its approach and intensity of engagement to each key stakeholder’s relevance, influence, and other important factors.
Manage stakeholder relationships: develop and maintain a cooperative relationship with the key stakeholders that is of mutual benefit to both HSDF and the stakeholders.
Serve as a liaison with stakeholders in the State.
Participate in stakeholder meetings, conference calls, conferences and other similar forums relevant to PHC, including, but not limited to, budget planning and review processes, state and partner work planning for health, relevant events and meetings of state.
Maintain a database of key stakeholder contact information.
Project Management & Administration
Be familiar with the annual work plan/delivery timetable of the project.
Develop clear operational plans for execution of project aims, continually identifying and implementing opportunities for HSDF to add value and maximise impact.
Ensure execution of multiple program interventions simultaneously along aggressive timelines.
Assist in the selection, recruitment, and oversight of project staff and consultants.
Provide periodic reports to the Health Systems team centrally; work with technical leads to ensure the timely submission of progress reports relating to project work streams.
Be familiar with all HSDF administrative policies, mandates, and standard operating procedures.
Perform all major administrative functions related to the activities of HSDF in the State, including management of project staff, office, vehicles, equipment and other assets.
Make budget spend decisions up to the greater of N100,000 or US$200 in line with approved budgets and HSDF standard operating procedures.
Ensure that all administrative activities and funds management are conducted in line with relevant national, state, and local laws, and in strict compliance with HSDF’s policies, mandates, and procedures.
Technical assistance to the State
Support the SPHCDA to implement priority interventions and activities outlined in the PHC MOU; the SPHCDA’s own priorities; and other activities defined by, or agreed with, the State Project Lead and/or technical project lead.
Support the State Ministry of Health (SMOH) to implement priority interventions and activities outlined in the PHC MOU; the SMOH’s own priorities related to PHC; and other activities.
Support the implementation of the scope of work outlined above; propose adjustments to the scope of work and activities in a way that considers state-level policy priorities, stakeholder environment, practical programming realities, and other relevant factors.
Support implementation of knowledge management/sharing processes for broad dissemination of HSDF’s findings, conclusions, recommendations, and best practices on what works in health-systems strengthening in Nigeria.
Document and share experiences and lessons learnt during project implementation.
Propose, and with the approval of Project Team Lead, develop and conduct new programs and other initiatives.
Carry out other ad-hoc tasks required for the success of the activities mentioned above or as the need arises.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an internationally recognised university in public health, health systems, public administration, public finance, organisational development, the social sciences, or any relevant background; a Masters or higher qualification will offer a distinct advantage.
Significant experience in stakeholder/client management. Ideally, candidates will have extensive experience of working or engaging federal, state and/or local government leadership.
At least seven years’ experience in program management or advisory services, including experience in managing people and small teams.
Proven cultural, social and political sensitivity of working in Nigeria at different levels of government, business, or the non-profit sector.
Strong communication and business-presentation skills.
Adequate research and analytical skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint or similar tools.
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