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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.

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    Jigawa State Team Lead

    Requisition ID: 2021201799

    Job Description

    • We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Jigawa 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 Jigawa, Kano and Jigawa (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 Jigawa State Team Lead will report to the Kano based COP. S/he leads the technical and operational teams in Jigawa 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 Jigawa.
    • The State Team 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; (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 strongly preferred.
    • 10 years of 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 Jigawa 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.

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    Chief of Party

    Requisition ID: 2021201795
    Location: North West

    Job Description

    • We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Party 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 Jigawa (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 Chief of Party is responsible for the overall implementation and oversight of the Programme, including: managing the annual work plan and budgeting process; creating/maintaining an effective Programme management team; providing technical direction, overseeing an effective monitoring and evaluation system; and coordinating activities and sub-grantees to achieve results.
    • This individual will be the primary liaison with the funder, government stakeholders, implementing partners and other programs in KJJ.
    • The Chief of Party 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 Chief of Party 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 strongly preferred) in Education, Public Administration, International Development, or related field from an accredited university.
    • 12+ years of experience supporting complex donor-funded development activities in challenging environments with at least 8 years of supervisory experience. Prior experience as a Chief of Party for UK funded programmes strongly preferred.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of UK Government rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to program compliance and reporting.
    • 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 in education.
    • Experience working in the education sector in Northwest Nigeria. Knowledge of the barriers to education that girls and marginalized children face.
    • Experience mobilizing communities to address barriers to education and reduce harmful social norms.   
    • Fluency in English required. Fluency in Hausa preferred.

    This job description 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. FHI 360 management reserves the right to review and revise this job details at any time.

    Remuneration
    We offer competitive compensation and a package of exceptional benefits.

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    Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist

    Requisition ID: 2021201796
    Location: North West

    Job Description

    • We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of MEL Specialist 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 Jigawa (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 MEL Specialist is responsible for establishing and managing the Programme’s overall M&E system, tracking and reporting progress towards targets, monitoring fidelity of implementation, and measuring programme effectiveness.
    • He/she will collaborate with sub-grantees, technical backstops, and third party evaluators to collect, analyze, and interpret data and disseminate findings.
    • He/she will collaborate with the program team and external evaluators to design research that supports learning and builds an evidence base for what works to improve access and learning for girls and marginalized children.
    • As needed, the MEL specialist will collaborate with programme staff and stakeholders to pivot activities and monitoring to increase programme effectiveness.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities

    • Responsible for the design and implementation of all monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities for FHI 360 and sub-grantees.
    • Develops the MEL plan and research activities in coordination with the programme team and an external evaluation partner.
    • Works closely with the programme team to design monitoring tools, select indicators, and plan and carry out monitoring activities.
    • Ensures compatibility of monitoring tools with the MEL Plan as well as national and donor requirements.
    • Trains programme staff on use of monitoring tools and data collection instruments as needed.
    • Develops processes and guidance for collection, storage, management, and analysis of data to meet reporting requirements and support the Programme’s learning agenda. 
    • Develops and disseminates internal and external reports on programme activities.
    • Builds the capacity of sub-grantee MEL teams as needed.
    • Undertakes periodic reviews of M&E systems, and participates in planning M&E system strengthening actions.
    • Oversees the publication and dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned, and other program results to ministry counterparts, donors, program partners, and other key stakeholders.

    Required Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in Statistics, Education, Economics, or other relevant discipline;
    • At least 8 years of MEL experience with at least five years (preferred) in the education sector;
    • At least 3 three years of supervisory experience;
    • Experience designing and implementing M&E systems for UK-funded Programmes;
    • Demonstrated expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods;
    • Ability to articulate technical information to technical and non-technical audiences;
    • Excellent report writing and communication skills, including oral presentation skills;
    • Ability to collaborate effectively with program staff, sub-grantees, and local stakeholders;
    • Proficiency with statistical software (e.g. Stata, SAS, SPSS, Power Bi, Atlas);
    • Experience in the education sector in Northwest Nigeria or the region strongly preferred;
    • Fluency in written and spoken English required.

    This job description 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.

    Remuneration
    We offer competitive compensation and a package of exceptional benefits.

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    Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director

    Requisition ID: 2021201859

    Job Description

    • FHI 360 seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Director, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning on an anticipated USAID-funded project to improve the quality and effectiveness of high-impact, evidence-based HIV/AIDS interventions to meet state/LGA-specific goals and objectives.'

    Position Summary

    • The Director, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning will report to the Deputy Chief of Party and will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against targets, outcomes and impacts.
    • S/he will lead analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and areas of improvement, will guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidates program reports, promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learnt.
    • S/he will support all the technical staff in M&E functions and will manage any M&E related staff in the program.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead the design, development, planning, and implementation of project knowledge management strategies. This includes development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention linked research;
    • Provide technical leadership in M&E systems design and implementation, and be responsible for the overall management of Strategic Information;
    • Lead and provide technical inputs to improve and facilitate the delivery of sound technical assistance in M&E;
    • Develop and implement appropriate guidelines to support USAID/Nigeria, Government of Nigeria (GoN) counterparts and USAID’s Implementing Partners in conducting M&E and reporting results, contribute to national data collection and information systems, ensure data quality;
    • Analyze data sets and technical assessment findings; and develop and monitor work plans;
    • Work closely with the program team to ensure compatibility and coordination within the M&E framework, and consistency with national and donor requirements;
    • Focus on strengthening the M&E system, building capacity of partners and staff, and improving alignment and support to host-country M&E systems; and
    • Undertake periodic reviews of program and/or country M&E systems, and participate in planning M&E system strengthening actions. Provide guidance on information systems for quality assurance, as well as best practices documentation and reporting.
    • Lead analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and areas of improvement.
    • Guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidate program reports, promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learnt.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • A Master's Degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, Biostatistics or a related discipline
    • At least 12 years of experience designing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation activities for public health programs in developing countries, practical experience with HIV/AIDS programs preferred
    • At least 10 years management and/or strategic leadership experience
    • A firm command of the M&E issues with respect to improvements in quality integrated service and support programs
    • Excellent report writing, analytical and communication skills, including oral presentation skills and in-depth knowledge and experience in USG/PEPFAR reporting requirements.
    • Extensive experience in knowledge management and dissemination of research findings.

    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

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    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.

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

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