Directing Job at GRM
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GRM is a leading international development management company specialising in the provision of project design, management expertise and technical assistance to development projects for bilateral and multilateral funding agencies, governments and corporations. We have nearly 50 years of development experience, managing in excess of 800 projects in more than 120 countries for private, government, bilateral and multilateral clients.
Job Title: Country Director
Administration, Secretarial, Medical, Health, Safety, NGO, Non-Profit
Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organizations. We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 counties.We are currently seeking a Country Director, for an upcoming USAID-funded reproductive health, and maternal, new born, and child health project in Nigeria.
The Country Director provides leadership, management, and strategic direction for the project. This position is responsible for guiding senior technical staff to ensure high quality work along with efficient use of resources and achievement of results. The Country Director is responsible for the successful implementation of all aspects of the project. In carrying out these responsibilities The Country Director will work closely with USAID and national and local government agencies and officials, local national and community level organizations and other partners, and project staff.
Provides strategic direction and technical leadership to produce project results and deliverables, and overall management of the operational, financial, and administrative aspects of the project.
Functions as the liaison between USAID, Ministries of Health, local national organizations and other partners and stakeholders.
Designs and oversees an annual project cycle in accordance with the USAID annual planning cycle.
Works with staff and partners to translate project goals and objectives into implementable strategies and plans.
Directs and oversees planning and budgeting processes. Prepares quarterly and annual reports as specified in the contract.
Supervises the work and assess the performance of all long term and short term advisors, consultants and staff.
Clarifies roles, delegates responsibilities to senior staff, and clearly communicates expectations for staff contribution to project activities.
Maintains productive working relationships with USAID clients, project partners and key counterparts.
MD, MA, PhD with an advanced degree in public health, international development, or related field preferred.
At least 10 years of direct experience in child health program planning, implementation and evaluation, including immunization, malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia, IMCI, ICCM, micronutrients and nutrition.
Prior experience working with the Nigerian public health system.
Prior experience working with USAID funded projects highly preferred.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work effectively with a diverse team.
Strong training, mentoring, coaching and interpersonal skills, including supportive supervision
Computer literacy in the following: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Fluency in English required; fluency in Hausa preferred.
Willingness to travel extensively, and potentially live in northern Nigeria.
Ability to liaise effectively with and develop consensus among key stakeholders, including USAID, national and local officials, public, private and civil society partners to assure effective collaboration among stakeholders.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Fluency in Hausa highly preferred.
Fluency in English required.
Willingness to travel extensively, and potentially live, in northern Nigeria.