- Provides overall state level technical leadership and representation of the project, under the direction of the State Team Director, and builds a senior management team able to convey the overall purpose, activities, and achievements of the project.
- Has overall strategic, programmatic, financial, and management responsibility at the state level.
- Works closely with and manages a large team of technical and administrative professionals to achieve programme success.
- Effectively leverages global technical assistance to ensure effective and high quality programme delivery.
- Accountable for project objectives, outcomes, and milestones at the state levels and ensures that financial, operational, and reporting requirements of the donor are followed.
- An advanced degree in public health or a relevant field.
- At least 5 years of experience managing international health programmes, with a record of successful team leadership and achieving programme objectives.
- At least 3 years’ experience on international health programmes for key health development partners, including, but not limited to, DFID, USAID, AusAID and the European Union.
- Substantial experience working on reproductive health and health systems strengthening in Northern Nigeria. Deep understanding and knowledge of contemporary health system dynamics and MNCH challenges.
- Demonstrated capabilities in management, capacity building, high-level strategic visioning, and leadership.
- Experience working effectively with district and provincial government authorities. Familiarity with the political, social, economic, and cultural context of Northern Nigeria required.
- Excellent written and spoken English is essential.