State Team Leader
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Job at The Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Programme (MNCH2)
The Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Programme (MNCH2), is looking for skilled, creative and enthusiastic individuals to contribute and work within this dynamic five (5) year project.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Position: State Team Leader
Job DescriptionThe State Team Leader will be working closely with and managing a core team of technical and administrative programme experts, s/he will ensure that state level project objectives, outcomes, and deliverables are met and that financial, operational, and reporting requirements of the donor are adhered to. This is a full-time position and s/he will report directly to the National Team Leader for the MNCH2 Programme.
Key ResponsibilitiesProvides 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.
QualificationsAn 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 yearsâ 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.
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