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  • Posted: Jan 26, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 9, 2021
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    Program Manager - GANC

    Job Type: Consultancy
    Career Category: Program / Project Management


    • The BMGF Group ANC project manager will be responsible for providing the vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of the project is met.
    • He / She will develop, maintain, strengthen and expand a collaborative approach with all key stakeholders whilst equally serving as the primary point of contact with the State Ministry of Health and its agencies and other stakeholders.
    • The project will operate for an approximately 2-year period.
    • Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Technical Leadership Responsibilities:

    • Provide technical guidance and direction to ensure that the GANC program is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of Nigeria and the donor.
    • Assist with coordinating the necessary technical input from partners required for key activities and work closely with external stakeholders, consultants and experts as required.
    • Contribute / coordinate with program's M&E of activities to ensure that the program meets set targets in accordance with national standards.
    • Collaborate closely with key stakeholders, including FMOH / SMOH officials, and other stakeholders for smooth implementation.
    • Work collaboratively with other program team members to ensure that necessary program planning, development, resource availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently.
    • Coordinate with the Country Director for successful delivery of technical assistance and implementation of program activities.
    • Cultivate strategic relationships and alliances with other partners.
    • Liaise with Jhpiego’ s Nigeria Technical Leadership Office on activity design
    • Ensure compliance with the program agreement results and the oversight of program activities to achieve the stated objectives.
    • Provide technical leadership in the design, analysis, and synthesis of intervention.
    • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results.
    • Write and / or review technical components of materials and publications related to the project and its development.
    • Work closely with Jhpiego Nigeria office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation.

    Management Responsibilities:

    • Contribute to annual work planning, training plans and quarterly reports.
    • Provide mentoring to State / LGA stakeholders during implementation of activities based on the plan developed for transfer of responsibility.
    • Lead the development of the two-year plan for transfer of responsibility and implementation to State Stakeholders.
    • Work collaboratively with program team and headquarters staff to assure proper program and financial reporting, spending and compliance with program terms and conditions.
    • Evaluate program progress against deliverables on a quarterly basis.
    • Promote and support the dissemination of the program's best practices and lessons learned among the program team, key stakeholders, including the MOH, local partners, and other collaborators.
    • Coordinate timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of program activities and results to the donor, including progress and annual reports.
    • Any other duties as applicable.

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Social / Behavioral Sciences, Public Administration, LLB or Health related courses. Master's degree in Public Health or any field will be an added advantage
    • Experience working in GOVERNMENT or Donor funded programs
    • Experience in RH / FP / MNCH /
    • At least seven years of experience living and working in Nigeria, including supporting implementation of state-level programs
    • Familiarity with the National Health Strategic Plan / National Community Strategy

    Knowledge base:

    • Excellent verbal, written communications and presentation skills
    • Strong programming, management and technical skills
    • Has sensitivity and understanding of the beneficiary population
    • Set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities
    • Dynamic personality and a team player
    • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS word, Excel and PowerPoint

    Required Abilities / Skills:

    • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV to: using " the job title” as the subject of the email.


    • CV and Cover Letter as ONE SINGLE WORD document
    • The title/subject of your email and application should be the position you are applying for.
    • Candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified.
    • Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply
    • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview
    • Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
    • There will be travel requirements and opportunities both within Nigeria.
    • JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer
    • For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at
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