PROGRAM MANAGER in Abuja, Nigeria

Program Development
Program Development
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Under general supervision of the Project Director of the Nigerian Alliance for Health Systems Strengthening the Program Manager (NAHSS) will assist in the development of NigeriaQual project, support the achievement of project milestones, collect data for assessment of project outputs, outcomes and impact, conduct trainings, prepare reports, communicate with internal and external stakeholders, develop protocols and other technical documents, provide supportive supervision of Site CQI and State MPT teams, support IP QITeams and the GoN. The Program Manager (NAHSS) will represent NAHSS at technical, project planning and review meetings, support the development of the HSS transition blueprint and actual transfer of activities to GON. Provide comprehensive data support for all research activities which includes: database creation and management, data collation, data monitoring and analysis.


    Plans and coordinates daily activities of NigeriaQUAL.

    Coordinates Trains and schedules IP, site and GoN Staff

    Manages budget, including approving finances, tracking expenditures, and preparing reports for all in-country expenses.

    Plans data management and evaluations.

    Prepares summary briefs and monthly reports.

    Creates and maintains databases for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of IP's, sites, and GoN


    Bachelor's degree in a health-related field preferably Medicine. A Master's degree (preferably in Public Health, International Health, Epidemiology or Biostatistics).

    Minimum of 4 years' experience in a related field with at least 2 years supervisory, program planning and/or coordination experience required. Research or health program experience desired


Knowledge, skills and abilities:

    Excellent team spirit, interpersonal and communication skills

    Knowledge of Quality Improvement principles, building blocks of Health Systems Strengthening, best practices in the field as well as all relevant federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and programs/policies for meeting compliance.

    Ability to establish goals, structures, and processes necessary to implement a mission and strategic vision.

    Leadership, coaching, and team building skills to strengthen and cultivate relationships.

    Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions. Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications.

    Ability to network and interact, as well as support effective partnerships with key groups and individuals. Act as a liaison with internal clients to ensure timely and accurate submission of grants and contracts.

    Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, as well as conduct research and gather information. Ability to prioritize, plan, and execute multiple complicated and continuing contract and grant assignments in a timely manner

    Oral/written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

    Ability to schedule, train, supervise, assign work to, and evaluate staff.

    Ability to operate current computer systems, including relevant software packages.

    Ability to prepare reports.

    Ability to create and manage a budget.

    Ability to perform statistical analysis and write abstracts and papers for scientific journals/ meetings

    Experience working on projects with the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health is required

    Experience working with CDC and USAID is required.

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