The Country Director coordinates, manages and increases visability and funding for Pact programs in Nigeria. S/he prominently positions Pact as a leader in the field of capacity development and governance for health in Nigeria and as a successful partner in the development and cost effective implementation of a diverse portfolio of donor-funded programs. The Country Director works closely with Pact’s in-country and Pact DC staff to conceptualize and plan program development activities, diversify funding resources, and build on country and international best practices.
The Country Director also provides strategic leadership and managerial oversight of the administrative, programmatic, technical, financial and operational aspects of Pact’s Nigeria portfolio including technical leadership; team management and mentoring; donor, government and partner liaison; new business development; and oversight of programmatic and financial management and reporting. S/he ensures that systems are in place and being properly implemented, ensuring that all Pact’s activities and programs are in alignment with Pact policies and guidelines. The Country Director oversees the proper stewardship of resources as well as the well-being and safety of Pact staff. S/he ensures that program objectives are met, all activities are responsive to the needs of the host country and donors, and the program continues to advance and play a key role in contributing to Pact’s development within Nigeria.
The Country Director reports to the Regional Director and supervises all in-country staff.
• Oversee country office programming to ensure the effective and efficient delivery and implementation of projects and are in line with Pact's and donors’ standards for program quality.
• Supervise Project Managers charged with the day-to-day execution of the program; undertake the timely deployment of financial and human resources for program success and attainment of desired results/indicators. Ensure that all project deliverables are met in a high quality, cost effective and timely fashion.
• Ensure that proper program monitoring and evaluation systems are in place.
• Promote a learning environment within the country office that facilitates two-way learning with various stakeholders. Facilitate and/or participate in learning communities and task forces.
• Document and disseminate methodologies and results that can inform the wider Pact community (such as evaluation documents, consultant reports, workshop reports, etc.). Share and promote these resources through a variety of means (including e-mail, brown bags, the Intranet, etc.).
• Make periodic visits to field sites, to monitor the status of projects.
• Liaise directly with donors to ensure continued alignment and responsiveness.