Contract Length: 5 years
The State Team Manager will be a member of the programme Senior Management Team.
S/he takes overall responsibility for the management and coordination of the programme implementation activities within the state.
S/he will provide leadership for the Programme at state level and working in close collaboration with state counterparts, jointly facilitate planning and implementation of all programme technical activities.
Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with officials in the State Ministries of Health and Local Government Authority; other key individuals in the government and other ministries relevant to the project: representatives of other aid and UN agencies, the private sector and civil society groups
Ensure that the state programme staff have clearly defined objectives, roles, and responsibilities
Ensure the provision of high quality technical assistance and capacity building to the state programme and staff by managing all internal and external technical assistance, including application of the TA protocols and tools.
Post-graduate qualification in public health, primary health care, health management, social development, or a closely related field.
At least 10 years professional working experience.
Excellent understanding of health delivery systems in Africa, especially at primary level.
Substantial experience and knowledge of programme and implementation management, project management, budget oversight, and donor regulations.
Substantial experience of line management, effective team building, and capacity development.
Experience of working in the Northern Nigeria states of Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara and/or Yobe
Functional capacity to analyse information, evaluate options, and think and plan in an effective, strategic manner.
Strong advocacy/facilitation skills.
Good understanding of complementary roles and values of public sector, not for profit and profit making private sector.
Willingness and ability to engage with partners in an equal partnership
Computer literate (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
Ability to work in a team
Willing and able to work in a challenging environment and have the ability to adapt to changing circumstances and to respond with flexibility and creativity.
Save the children offers a competitive salary and benefits package
The position is also available in Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara and Yobe State.