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  • Posted on: 6 October, 2016 Deadline: 10 October, 2016
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  • Jireh Doo Foundation (JDF) is a non-governmental organization founded in 2003 and became operational in the same year. JDF’s uniqueness lies in her interventions including advocacy and services to single women and their children, orphans and vulnerable children with special considerations for those orphaned by HIV. JDF is located in Makurdi, Benue State.  JDF is about to start the implementation of an integrated community case management of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea (ICCM) in partnership with Christian Aid and funding from DFID/UKAid  subject  to  signing  of  contract  agreement.  In view of this, the organization is requesting applications from only qualified candidates for the following positions.

    Project Manager


    Job Details

    The role is responsible for delivery of the iCCM project; planning for activities, finalization of programme reports and ensuring ICCM activities are implemented in accordance with agreed standards and budgets.  S/he  will  work  in  close  collaboration  and  coordination  with  the  State Ministry of Health and Christian Aid State Programme Coordinator. The role will be responsible for timely project delivery, within approved budget and in compliance with standard protocols, policies and guidelines as prescribed by the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH). The role will build and manage strong relationships developed through effective communication between organization, partners (donors and funders) and other stakeholders in the state. The role will ensure compliance with financial policies and procedures including reporting requirements and contribution made to other team members in the development and implementation of community based volunteers’ capacity development and training. The role will ensure efficient management of all project activities to ensure effective service delivery in the supported communities and health facilities through availability of health commodities, proper utilization and timely reporting. The role will line manage project officers, logistics officer and M&E Officer.

    Essential Criteria:

    • Degree in Basic Health or any related field. S/he must have at least 3 years’ experience of working with an indigenous or international NGO and strengthening health system.
    • Extensive understanding of the national response to health care delivery and broader health policies,  integrated  community  case  management  of  childhood  illnesses  and  maternal health.
    • Knowledge and competency in gender-sensitive and inclusive programming
    • Experience of managing donor-funded projects
    • Strong  interpersonal  skills  and  the  ability  to  effectively  communicate  project progress reports to a wide audience
    • English fluency and ability to write clearly and concisely.
    • Local language knowledge a plus.
    • Familiarity with iCCM national guidelines desirable.

    Desirable Criteria

    • Skills and experience in state and local advocacy and lobbying processes
    • Familiarity with Donor and reporting requirements
    • Experience working with government institutions and agencies in Nigeria
    • Remains  energized  and  focused  in  the  face  of  ambiguity,  change  or  strenuous demands.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate and work well in a team

    Method of Application

    To  apply for this position, send cover letter and CV to on or before Monday 10th October 2016 (stating the position as subject of the mail).

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