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Through the Strengthening Private Sector Family Planning and Reproductive Health (SPS FP/RH) project, previously SHOPS/Nigeria, USAID/Nigeria is continuing its efforts to increase the capacity of private sector providers in delivering quality family planning counseling and services. Abt Associates is seeking a candidate for a Southern States Manager to provide overall management of the project’s Southern regional office, covering the states of Lagos, Edo and Abia.
POSITION: SOUTHERN REGIONAL MANAGER
Specific areas of responsibility include the following but are not limited to:
Manage and oversee all project activities in the region including: developing strategies to expand delivery and increase use of quality clinic-based private sector FP/RH counselling and services, facilitate regional private sector participation in policy dialogue, collaboration, and partnerships between the public and private health sectors
Coordinate with the Access to Finance Advisor and Senior Reproductive Health/Family.
Planning Technical Director to design and implement strategies for regional interventions
Organize and facilitate coordination meetings in the region.
Conduct outreach with private provider associations and state government regulatory bodies to promote development of the private health sector
Liaise with other NGO’s and donor supported activities targeting private sector providers to ensure optimal coordination.
Coordinate with the Program and M&E teams on the design, implementation, and monitoring of regional interventions
Collect and synthesize the necessary inputs and data for the regional component required to draft quarterly and annual progress reports
Coordinate with the project headquarters office in Lagos to mobilize the resources needed for the execution of regional activities
Produce regular status reports on regional project activities
Serve as the point person and technical resource to facilitate the documentation, dissemination, and replication of project best practices throughout the region
Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Business, or other relevant field.
At least 8 years of relevant professional experience in health program management significant work experience in the private health sector.
Strong organizational, management, and staff supervisory skills.
Willingness and ability to travel between Lagos, Edo, and Abia.
Advanced written/oral skills in English
Demonstrated knowledge of the Nigerian health system
Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse environment, and the capacity to create demand for health services in low demand areas.
Experience with donor funded international health programs in Nigeria highly desirable
USAID experience preferable. Must be willing to relocate to Edo State
To apply please put the name of the position in the subject line and attach a cover letter and resume/CV and email to email@example.com
DUE DATE: August 13, 2012.
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