Project Director

January 11, 2023

Job Description

  • Lagos

Family Health International (FHI 360)

Family Health International (FHI 360) is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Director

Requisition ID: 2023200052
Locations: Abuja
Project Description

The Maximizing Options to Advance Informed Choice for HIV Prevention (MOSAIC) project is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to help women prevent HIV by accelerating introduction and scale-up of new and emerging biomedical prevention products.
MOSAIC works globally and across multiple countries in sub-Saharan Africa to implement user-centered research and research translation efforts to identify, understand, and remove barriers to new product introduction, access, and use; coordinate and provide technical assistance to global, national, and subnational stakeholders to expedite product launch and scale-up; and strengthen the capacity of a wide range of local partners to perform essential functions that support the introduction of HIV prevention products.

Job Summary

The MOSAIC Nigeria Project Director will have overall responsibility for the implementation and oversight of all aspects of the MOSAIC project in Nigeria, including managing the planning, execution, monitoring and reporting of project activities, providing leadership to the project team, overseeing research activities, and establishing and maintaining partnerships with stakeholders.
S/he will serve as the primary point of contact for the project liaising closely with donor representatives, Ministry of Health, local partners, and other stakeholders.
S/he will report to the Country Director.

Accountabilities

Responsible for creating, promoting, and maintaining safe and equitable work environments for all personnel, including a harassment- and violence-free work culture, and systems for safeguarding project participants.
Provides research, technical and management leadership to the project team, ensuring clarity over plans and priorities and encouraging effective teamwork
Plans, directs, and coordinates MOSAIC activities to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.
Manages the country-level workplan and budget development process
Mentors and trains staff on research and evaluation design, methodology, implementation, analysis, and reporting.
Establishes work plans, project teams, and SOPs to meet project goals and ensure compliance with policies.
Provides guidance and training to managers and staff to achieve project goals.
Establishes and maintains partnerships with internal and external stakeholders on project matters.
Oversees production of timely and accurate reports to FHI 360 and donor as required, including responding promptly to requests from donor.
Oversees the financial management and operations of the project, including expenditure monitoring, pipeline projections and subaward management.
Responsible for induction of project staff, ensuring their familiarity with mandate values, quality standards, policies and project objectives and their individual responsibilities in upholding these standards and policies.
Supports performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support.

Problem Solving & Impact:

Decisions and actions have a significant impact on management and division operations.
Problems encountered are complex and highly varied.
Exercises judgment to meet business strategies and develops objectives that align with organizational goals.
Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities.

Supervision Given/Received:

Sets goals and budgets for projects and leads department in achieving strategic goals.
Leads coordination of resources for ongoing project and addresses/resolves project issues.

Job Requirements
Education:

Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Public Health, Nutrition, or related fields; Medical or Doctorate Degree preferred.
Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.

Experience:

Requires 10+ years of relevant experience with project management principles and practices (including 5+ years of line management experience).
Proficient with applicable rules, regulations, and policies associated with international development and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Demonstrated experience in HIV and/or sexual and reproductive health project management and implementation.
Demonstrated experience working with the Ministry of Health
Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience.
Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature and national/international in scope.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with international donors, government counterparts and project stakeholders.
Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English, fluent in host country language.
Experience operating in insecure environments.
Experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO).

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and practices with project management, process development and execution.
Excellent and demonstrated project management skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong influencing and negotiation skills.
Strong consultative skills.
Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills to plan, organize, and manage resources for successful completion of projects.
Ability to motivate, influences, and collaborates with others.
Ability to build positive local working relationships with local communities, district government officials, UN and where appropriate, donor representatives.

Travel Requirements:

10% – 25%

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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