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Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS) is recruiting for contract Project Manager.

Job Details

Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) incorporated in October 2007. HIFASS was primarily established as a continued effort of the Nigeria Ministry of Defence Health services to provide strategic manpower needs of the Military health facilities so as to meet the health needs of Military personnel, their families and the population around military health facilities, especially for the control of HIV epidemic and other related diseases

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Manager
Location: Cross River
Reports To: Program Head
Job Type: 6 months
Field: Operations


  • Over the years HIFASS has provided manpower and associated technical support to PEPFAR HIV/AIDS program and Research activities, USAID and World Bank funded projects in Nigeria and further more played a role in the management of personnel services.
  • The Protection and Assistance to the Cameroonian Refugees is a UNHCR project aimed at providing quality services for health care, nutrition and WASH intervention in some LGAs in Cross River and Benue state.
  • Therefore, HIFASS seeks professionals who will ensure beneficiaries are safe, healthy and empowered for improved health outcomes and resilience.

Purpose of Position

  • To ensure proper management and timely implementation of the UNHCR funded cash and in-kind assistance project as per the required standards
  • Collaborating and Liaising with key stakeholders to ensure adequate and timely project briefs and reporting is done
  • Staff management and coaching
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders at the community, LGA and state level and leverage on existing structure to provide adequate quality humanitarian services for the children and households of refuges in selected camps.

Major Responsibilities

  • Oversee the project implementation for the Cash Assistance and Core Health, Relief and Sanitation.
  • Strengthen community protection committees and family court system to enhance protection and handle emergency
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders at the community, LGA and state level to advocate and increase security network in the camp/site.
  • Collaborate with office of LGA council, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Women Affairs and Ministry of Health.
  • Ensure the core Project Documents (Agreement and Budget) are developed and updated to reflect the project progression, and updating both donor and supervisor in case of any delays.
  • Manage and continuously monitor the project budget and ensure timely procurement and expenditure is maintained to avoid under or over spending.
  • Ensure that the required and budgeted project personnel are recruited in timely manner, and trained for the job.
  • Represent HIFASS at relevant inter-agency coordination and donor meeting.
  • Coordinate the delivery of the Clients and items with Transporter and/ or Support Service team.
  • Develop distribution plans in coordination with Security, Local Authorities and beneficiaries.
  • Manage all aspects of the project (human resources, finance, logistics, security, reporting etc) in the most efficient and effective manner.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Min Required Experience:

15 year(s)

Min Qualification:


Desired Courses:

Not Specified

Other Requirements:

Required Qualifications/experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Higher or Master's Degree in Health, Humanities, Development Studies or Economic Development
  • At least 15-20 years professional experience in the humanitarian or development sector
  • Excellent knowledge of the project management cycle and experience managing complex
  • Previous experience working in the livelihood sector
  • Ability to communicate technical information in an easy to understand, informative and collaborative manner.
  • Good knowledge of the Core Humanitarian Standards or other accountability measures/standards.
  • High integrity and willingness to conduct her/himself transparently and open to scrutiny.
  • Ability to communicate in other Nigerian Languages.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their current Curriculum Vitaes and Cover letters to "The Assistant Director, Human Resources (HIFASS)" in only one attachment (MS word document) and indicate the title of the position and choice of location (e.g Cross River State) as the subject of the mail.

Note: Only shortlisted applicant will be invited for interview and HIFASS will not cover any cost for invited shortlisted candidates.

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