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. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Project Director, Alive & Thrive Nigeria
Alive & Thrive is an initiative to save lives, prevent illness, and ensure healthy growth and development. Good nutrition in the first 1,000 days, from conception to two years of age, is critical to enable all children to lead healthier and more productive lives. Alive & Thrive is scaling up improved infant and young child feeding and maternal nutrition through large-scale programs in several countries in Asia and Africa and through strategic technical support and the dissemination of innovations, tools, and lessons worldwide. Alive & Thrive is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the governments of Canada and Ireland. The initiative is managed by FHI 360.
Provides overall project oversight and management of Alive & Thrive Nigeria, and ensures project activities are in line with A& T proven strategies and approaches for the successful implementation of the project. Directs and oversees A&T Nigeria's senior technical and program staff and partner and subcontract activities at the federal level in Abuja. and in metropolitan Lagos. and rural and urban Kaduna state. lncludes providing technical assistance and training in IYCF-related policy and advocacy; interpersonal social and behavior change communication (SBCC) and community mobilization; mass communication; and strategic collection and use of data; and to provide timely and effective collection, use. and report-out/documentation of qualitative and quantitative monitoring data from project activities.
Works closely with the A&T Nigeria Country Director and other technical and program staff to develop SBCC frameworks, messages, materials, and activities; and provide high quality technical assistance, training, and program oversight on the planning, development, implementation. and report-out of A&T's SBCC advocacy. interpersonal communication, community mobilization. mass communications, and strategic collection and use of data (e.g. Formative assessments; landscaping; rapid in depth/FGD interviews; media monitoring) at the national level and in metropolitan Lagos and urban and rural Kaduna state.
Provides overall technical and program leadership in the design, implementation and oversight of A& T Nigeria's M&E portfolio. This portfolio will be focused on the design, implementation, and monitoring of the A & T program components and its partners' implementation of these. The program components include: advocacy, interpersonal communication and community mobilization. mass communication. and the strategic collection and use of data.
Provides IYCF and nutrition technical leadership to the Government of Nigeria's National Strategic Plan of Action for Nutrition (2014-2019), specifically the FMOH; international donors, agencies, and projects; private/commercial and NGO representatives and projects; and other partners and stakeholders to help in the design, implementation, monitoring, and improvement of IYCF social and behavior change communication strategies, approaches, and intervention designs towards the improvement of breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices.
Assumes primary responsibility for managing project financial, operational and administrative functions; manages financiallaccounting operations including overall financial monitoring and developing accurate and complete financial reports. Ensures sound financial management of sub-awards, including appropriate utilization of funds, timely invoicing, financial tracking, etc.: and liaises with key sub-contractors in relation to financial matters as per the project financial guidelines.
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