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  • Posted: Sep 20, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • 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. As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.
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    Kaduna State Team Lead

    Requisition ID: 2021201800

    Job Description

    • We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Kaduna State Team Lead for an upcoming FCDO-funded opportunity in Northwest Nigeria. This position is contingent upon award. 
    • The anticipated four-year Programme will deliver support to communities to promote learning and inclusion of girls in Kaduna, Kano and Kaduna (KJJ) and policy at federal/national level as appropriate.

    The programme will:

    • Improve/build  foundational  skills  of  marginalised  children  (particularly  girls)  through community learning initiatives
    • Reduce  demand-side  barriers  to  education  to  enable  and  improve  learning  for marginalised  children  (particularly  for  girls)  by  addressing  social  norms  and  harmful practices
    • Increase  the  evidence  base  and  rigorously assess the effectiveness of community and household level learning interventions.

    Position Description

    • The Kaduna State Team Lead will report to the Kano based COP. S/he leads the technical and operational teams in Kaduna and is ultimately responsible for the successful implementation of all activities in the state. This will include working with the COP to develop annual work plans and budgets; creating and supporting an effective team; providing technical guidance, supporting monitoring and evaluation; coordinating activities with sub-grantees, and harmonizing implementation with the teams in Kano and Kaduna.
    • The State Lead will be the primary liaison with government stakeholders, implementing partners and other programs within the state.
    • The State Lead will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments.
    • S/he will supervise activity implementation and ensure activities meet stated goals and reporting requirements.
    • The State Lead will have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, manage diverse teams, and deliver results within agreed timelines.

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree required (however Master’s Degree preferred) in Education, Public Administration, International Development, or related field from an accredited university.
    • 5 - 8 years of experience supporting complex donor-funded development activities in challenging environments with at least 3 years of supervisory experience. Prior experience with UK funded programmes preferred.
    • 10 years of overall relevant experience in business admin, project mgmt
    • Prior experience leading state or regional offices and managing operational and technical teams.
    • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills in complex or fragile contexts.
    • Proven ability to coordinate with government representatives, non-governmental organizations, and community stakeholders.
    • Strong knowledge of, and commitment to, gender and social equity issues.
    • Previous experience working in Kaduna preferred. Familiarity with the logistical, security and access constrains in the state. Familiarity with other education, health, WASH and nutrition programming in the state.
    • Experience working in the education sector in Northwest Nigeria strongly preferred.
    • Knowledge of the barriers to education that girls and marginalized children face strongly preferred.
    • Experience mobilizing communities to address barriers to education and reduce harmful social norms strongly preferred.  
    • Fluency in English required. Fluency in Hausa strongly preferred.

    This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This job details should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this job details at any time.

    Method of Application

    Note

    • FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.
    • FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.
    Interested and qualified? Go to fhi 360 on fhi.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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