Society Family for Health Job Vacancy: Chief of Party, Nigeria

Society Family for Health (SFH) is the largest social marketing organization and local non-profit organization in Nigeria, with sixteen regional offices across the country and over 350 staff. SFH implements diverse public health interventions in HIVIAIDS, reproductive health, and maternal and child heaith. SFH’s activities range from product sales and distribution to behavior change communication, advocacy, research, and community mobilization. SFH’s donor platform includes DFID, the Global Fundfor HIVIAIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, USAID, and numerous other donors.
Job Title: Chief of Party, Nigeria
Location: Nigeria
Department: West and Central Africa
SFH, Population Services International’s (PSI) partner agency in Nigeria, seeks dynamic candidates for the position of Chief of Party. This position will provide leadership and management to an upcoming 5 year USAID Cooperative Agreement entitled, the Expanding Social Marketing Project in Nigeria (ESMPIN). SFH will be the prime recipient of ESMPIN. This position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria and will report to the SFH Managing Director.
Please note: this position is contingent on funding.
– Oversee the development, management and implementation of a FP/RH/MNCH/Malaria prevention BCC program as well as a BCC program targeting at-risk populations in Nigeria
– Oversee the development and management of a local capacity building strategy for local Nigerian partner organizations and government counterparts to implement effective, evidence-based prevention interventions, particularly in the area of BCC programming
– Collaborate closely with the SFH and PSI Research Department and PSI regional researchers to ensure programs are designed and managed based on documented evidence
– Oversee the management of sub-awardees as well as the training of consortium members, peer educators, and community leaders
– Serve as the primary liaison with USAID for the project in close coordination with the SFH Managing Director (MD) and other relevant staff
– Effectively collaborate with all key partners and stakeholders throughout the life of the project
– Manage partner relationships relevant to ESMPIN, including partnerships with local and international organizations
– Supervise a team of project staff and create professional development opportunities in coordination with the MD (Bright Ekweremadu), HR manager and other relevant staff
– Graduate level business, public health degree or other relevant degree
– At least 7-10 years of demonstrated success in managing and applying program and staff leadership, analytical and interpersonal skills to complex social marketing and BCC programs
– Demonstrated success in implementing FP/RH/MNCH/Malaria social marketing and BCC programs in two or more developing countries with preference given to those with experience in Nigeria and/or other African countries
– Proven experience in sub grantee management and developing technical capacity of government agencies, consortium members and other relevant stakeholders in evidenced based programming and BCC techniques
– Demonstrated management and supervisory capability in leading large and complex field-based projects involving staff of diverse, multi-cultural backgrounds
– Experience interacting with government agencies, host country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies
– Fluency in English required
The successful candidate will also have excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and cross-cultural skills; demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize a variety of tasks on short notice within designated deadlines; able to maintain efficiency in a fast-paced work environment.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience monitoring, reporting and/or evaluating large donor funded public health or social marketing programs; knowledge of USAID and the international donor community; and a proven record of excellent management and interpersonal skills. .
Deadline for application is November 22, 2010.
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