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  • Posted: Dec 1, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Results for Development (R4D) is a global nonprofit organization working with partners in more than 55 countries to find new ways to help people escape poverty and reach their full potential. We apply fresh thinking and rigor to emerging and stubborn development challenges-particularly within the fields of health, education and governance-and we pioneer and ...
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    Senior Program Officer


    As a Market Shaping Senior Program Officer on this high-impact team, you will

    • Lead internal and external partner engagement
    • Actively cultivate new relationships and effectively manage key ongoing relationships with partners in Nigeria, including the federal and state level – Federal and State Ministries of Health, State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) or equivalent, Drugs and Medical Consumables Supply Agency (DMCSA), State Committee on Food and Nutrition (SCFN), National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), implementing partners, local civil society organizations, and donor agencies.
    • Plan for and expertly facilitate stakeholder consultations to gain qualitative and quantitative insights, through a variety of formats including key informant interviews, working groups, or workshops.
    • Independently engage and manage relationships with key external partners and stakeholders (clients, funders, sub-contractors, sub-grantees, consultants, partners, national and sub-national/state government stakeholders, procurement agencies, implementing partners, manufacturers, and others).
    • Provide day-to-day thought and technical leadership
    • Generate ideas for, and lead the commodity market analysis and development of strategic options for product introduction/scale-up via hypothesis-driven approach.
    • Serve as a technical resource in R4D’s market shaping engagements; propose system and process improvements for operations of work, facilitate leadership decision- making, and implement agreed changes
    • Effectively manage high-impact projects and Country Office operations
    • Effectively manage local team and consultants, and provide guidance to team members on all aspects of project work including leading development, implementation, and monitoring of project work plans and related planning documents
    • Develop knowledge management and communication strategies to promote the dissemination and uptake of our work.
    • Prepare and manage budgets and ensure sound fiscal management across project work.

    You’re a great fit if you are:

    • Genuinely passionate about markets-based approaches to drive sustainable impact
    • A strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, able to vary one’s style based on the audience and distill complex concepts into clear messaging,
    • Energized by managing and executing complex projects in global contexts, specifically in low- and middle-income countries
    • Highly analytical, and a structured and creative problem solver
    • A culturally sensitive relationship manager who is enthusiastic about supporting team members’ professional growth
    • Collaborative, approachable, and invested in enabling a positive working environment
    • Willing to travel domestically and internationally, per the project need.

    Your experience should include:

    • Master’s degree with 7+ years of work experience in relevant field (health commodities, pharmacy, public health, market dynamics, public/social policy, public administration, business or similar)
    • Expertise and experience in one or more of the following: market shaping, health systems design and evaluation, pharmacy, supply chain, nutrition, knowledge management and translation
    • Excellent analytic skills required. Demonstrated experience leading the development of high-quality qualitative and quantitative analysis from conceptualization to completion and leveraging that analysis to drive action by decision-makers for ultimate impact
    • Public, non-profit, or private sector experience in health commodity supply, quantification, procurement, distribution, financing, or regulation highly desirable
    • Experience conducting market analysis, developing product introduction/scale-up strategies, and/or expanding access to healthcare commodities is preferred.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to develop highly professional work products and present complicated analyses to technical and non-technical audiences
    • Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity and work in a fast-paced, open-structure, multicultural environment
    • Collaborative, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders and manage relationships/partnerships.
    • Approachable management style, eager to support and mentor junior staff and peers. Able to effectively set priorities and handle competing time and resource demands for self and others

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Results for Development (R4D) on jobs.lever.co to apply

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