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Project Manager Vacancy at Women Friendly Initiative (WFI)
Date Posted: 26/May/2020
Women Friendly Initiative (WFI) is premised on providing succor to the less privileged. Since incorporation in 2003, we have programmed in several areas ranging from health; sexual &reproductive health, sanitation/hygiene promotion, maternal and child survival initiatives, integration of family planning with HIV prevention among positive clients environmental sustainability, health systems strengthening, human development, civic education, good governance (empowering women for electioneering positions)education especially for the girl child, vocational skill acquisition, functional literacy, income generation &economic empowerment for Indigent women in rural &urban slums across several states in Nigeria.
 
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
 
Job Title: Project Manager
 
Location: Kuje, Abuja
Reports to; Director of Programs

Details

The successful candidate will:
Support in a consultative and collaborative capacity, the AYFHS Coordinators and advocacy officers in Lagos and Kano states in the day to day implementation, technical guidance and inputs and ensuring compliance with National AYFHS Standards of Practice and FMoH and SMoH Family Planning Service Protocols.
Participate in the design of communitybased structures (depot holders, PPMVs, CHEWs, CPs, and PHC Nurses) strengthening efforts including trainings, innovative ASRH service delivery approaches and documentation tools.  
Support the State level team to ensure compliance with WFI and the Projects’ rules and regulations and report to the WFI Chief Executive Officer (CEO) through Director of Programs (DOP).
Work with the YFHS Coordinator and State advocacy staff to ensure prompt, timely and detailed monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual report writing.

Key Performance Indicators:

Program Management  USAID “YouthPowered Ecosystem to Advance Urban Adolescent Health and WellBeing in Nigeria.” Project  (60%)
WFI organizational New Business Development – (40%)

Major Accountabilities

Program Management  USAID “YouthPowered Ecosystem to Advance Urban Adolescent Health and WellBeing in Nigeria.” Project  (60%):
  • Participate in the state level Community Mapping of Urban slums, Clusters, facilities and community adolescents’ congregational spots in Lagos and Kano states
  • Support the development of advocacy roadmap for adolescent friendly health services at target states for different stakeholders (Government, Community leaders, CSOs, Health professionals and private sector)
  • Support partnership efforts with state chapters of Association of Patent Proprietary Medicine Vendors (PPMVs), and Community Pharmacists in Lagos and Kano states.
  • Support the development of monitoring tools for adolescent/youth friendly health services training and services uptake and referral linkages with Lagos and Kano project teams.
  • Support Establishment/ strengthening of clusters of traditional and nontraditional providers for efficient bidirectional referral system including development and distribution of referral maps
  • Support projects teams efforts at strengthening capacity of PPMVs, community pharmacists, depot holders, and other nontraditional providers to provide youthfriendly sexual and reproductive health services and referrals in urban slums in Lagos and Kano, including facilitating increased access to commodities through the Commodity Logistics Management System and leveraging social marketing initiatives of private sector suppliers
  • Assist with the development of work plans and program implementation, including overseeing training and capacity building, communitybased sensitization and engagement, appropriate linkage and referral to health facilities, and support for retention in SRHR/FP/HIV services, according to work plans, targets, national policy, guidelines, and program SOPs.
  • Plan and coordinate periodic staff meetings in project states
  • Warehouse WFI’s monitoring, evaluation, research and learnings on the USAID “YouthPowered Ecosystem to Advance Urban Adolescent Health and WellBeing in Nigeria.” project.
  • Support the planning of travel arrangements for all project team members’ trips to their designated State
  • Work closely with other consortia technical teams in implementing project activities including supportive supervision and development of reports and other narratives as required.
  • Guide project team members to conduct themselves ethically and professionally, respect participants and community values, and uphold WFI's values and policies
  • Represent Project and WFI at relevant community engagement events

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL):

Demonstrate leadership in the development and implementation of an M&E strategy and/or implementation plan
Ability to provide advice, guidance, and consultation to DOP on the interpretation and application of monitoring and evaluation data and findings
Demonstrate ability to develop and conduct robust assessments and evaluations.
Demonstrate knowledge of information and communications technology and its application to performance monitoring and evaluation
High degree of judgment, maturity, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop and present work results, and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs

WFI Organization New Business Development (40%):

  • Support proposal development and writing processes
  • Use existing networks and contacts to facilitate partnerships with potential donors; both private and public sectors.
  • Contribute written inputs on proposals.
  • Contribute to the coordination of new business efforts
  • Provide quality control of proposals written by WFI Team.
  • Research and identify development trends, prospects, and growth opportunities; compile and maintain information related to key contacts, organizations, and overlapping interests with WFI organization.
  • Explore opportunities and business cases for partnership
  • Support discussions funding conversations with partner/funding organizations.

Education

Bachelor in Nursing, Public Health, Medicine and Social sciences. A Master Degree in Public Health or related field will be an advantage.

Experience, Skills, and Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of working experience at the managerial level in AYFHS/Youth/SRHR/FP program in Nigeria or related field development
  • Minimum 2 years working experience in USAID donorfunded youthfocused projects in at least a state in Nigeria
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience directly supervising or managing multidisciplinary teams of at least 5 staff, with demonstrated skills in leading professional teams
  • Strong experience and skill in proposal writing with verifiable results of winning donor grants
  • Knowledge of specific state policies and youth development networks would be an advantage
  • Demonstrated experience and ability for programs in slums
  • Demonstrated excellent sense of responsibility and discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor and document observed activities
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear and accurate reports
  • Good knowledge of basic computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and other multimedia communication platforms
  • Exceptional ability to multitask, work independently and autonomously
  • Fluency in English, and Hausa  specifically for the Kano Role
  • Passion for working with youth

Application Closing Date

5th June, 2020.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send a Cover Letter and Resume to womenfriendlyrecruitment@gmail.com indicate Position and Location in the subject line of the email.

Note

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
WFI is an equal opportunity employer. Women and the physically challenged are especially encouraged to apply.

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