Healthcare / Medical
NGO/Community Services & Dev
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Program Manager Eye Health/NTD oversees the formulation, execution, monitoring and evaluation of HKI Nigeria’s programs and projects to ensure consistency with the national development and HKI corporate priorities and outcomes. Currently HKI supports 4 states on NTD projects and one eye health program in Katsina state.

Management and Coordination:

  • Lead in the development of HKI Nigeria country office Eye Health/NTD strategy and support its implementation at program and operations level and ensure its relevance to national priority;
  • Maintain regular communication with AFRO staff and other program partners in Eye care and NTDs in Nigeria;
  • Submit reports to Country Director, donors and government;
  • Manage all Eye Health/NTD program funds effectively and efficiently; Justify all travel advances within the stipulated days of travel, and program advances within the stipulated days of receipts of funds;
  • Maintain regular communication with the HKI National staff, read and submit information for national circulation and other Eye Health/NTD partners;
  • Ensure supervision of  Eye health/NTDs program activities in HKI assisted states;
  • Submit accurate monthly time sheets quarterly and annual programmatic reports;
  • Prepare annual HKI Nigeria Eye Health/NTD work plans, with participation from partners and HKI staff and ensure execution of these programs;

Partnerships and External Stakeholder relations

  • Actively participate in key relevant national and state level nutrition technical forums and keep HKI program staff and partners informed on new developments in the field.
  • Maintain good and regular communication with the Ministry of Health and other Government partners, donors, UN agencies and partners. Identify new partners and develop opportunities for collaboration.
  • Develop competitive proposals to attract additional resources towards Eye Health/NTD programs in HKI-Nigeria
  • Submit reports to Country Director, donors and government;

Technical Assistance:

  • Provide technical assistance to National and State Eye Health Programs and other development partners; Support Federal ministry of health in the development and review of National Guideline for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs);
  • Review and edit strategies, policies and documents as requested by partners and the Ministry Of Health;
  • Collaborate with partners to develop IEC strategies and tools to support Eye care and NTDs;
  • Liaise with HKI assisted states to ensure program ownership as a way to program sustainability;
  • Assist state program managers for development of concept notes and submission of treatment reports to the African Program for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC);
  • Pre-test and disseminate materials and training modules as required;
  • Promote Eye care and NTD discussions in health training facilities, during charges meetings and during annual meetings of health care professionals.
  • Ensure early application for drugs used in mass drug administration, on behalf of assisted states.
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