Job Vacancy for Project Manager at EngenderHealth

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EngenderHealth is a leading global women’s health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. In 20 countries around the world, we train health care professionals and partner with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services available—today and for generations to come.

PROJECT MANAGER


PROJECT:
Fistula Care Plus
REPORTS TO: Project Director, Fistula Care Plus

EngenderHealth works worldwide to improve the lives of individuals by making reproductive health services safe, available, and sustainable. We provide technical assistance, training, and information, with a focus on practical solutions that improve services where resources are scarce. We believe that individuals have the right to make informed decisions about their reproductive health and to receive care that meets their needs. We work in partnership with governments, institutions, and health care professionals to make this right a reality.

Fistula Care Plus is a five-year global project funded by USAID and managed by EngenderHealth in partnership with the Population Council, Di Magi Associates, Direct Relief, the Fistula Foundation (U.S.), the Maternal Health Task Force, and Terrewode. The main purpose of the project is to prevent and repair obstetric fistula.

JOB SUMMARY
The Project Manager has responsibility for management, implementation and achievement of results of the Fistula Care Plus Project in Nigeria, under the direction of the Project Director. S/he manages relationships with in-country agencies, EngenderHealth Headquarters, EngenderHealth global project management, partners, and other key stakeholders. S/he has program, managerial and fiscal responsibility for implementation of the project activities in Nigeria under a pre-defined strategic framework for the project, including ensuring compliance with donor’s and EngenderHealth’s regulations, policies and procedures. S/he will have direct responsibility for supervision of designated staff. S/he oversees and works closely and in a complementary fashion with other key personnel, internal and external stakeholders to effectively lead and manage the project in Nigeria.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
Leads implementation and monitoring of the Project strategy in coordination with USAID, the Ministry of Health, other in-country counterparts; EngenderHealth’s management, project staff, out of country partners, and other key stakeholders
Leads and manages the performance of project staff to ensure delivery of project results to highest quality standards, in accordance with local statutory, EngenderHealth requirements and USAID rules and regulations
Timely, high-quality implementation and evaluation of approved workplans and budgets
Timely reporting on project programmatic, financial, and operational matters to Project Director and appropriate Core team members
Coordinates closely with the Project Director for technical assistance to support delivery of high quality project outcomes and application of best practices in accordance with EngenderHealth’s comprehensive programming approach
Proactively communicates and responds to all relevant internal and external stakeholders in all significant matters related to the performance of the project
Represents the project at a local level to country partners, other donors and cooperating agencies and reports collaboration plans and outputs to Project Director
Ensures the project staff maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with all partners, other donors, stakeholders, and other collaborating agencies
Proactively communicates with country partners on project strategy and workplans, and addresses any partnership issues as the need arises
Ensures full transparency towards compliance with Engenderhealth policies and standard operating procedures and USAID rules and regulations toward effective achievement of results, collaboration, teamwork, and a good working environment
Provides programmatic and technical leadership and ensures adequate implementation support to project staff
Obtains Project Director’s approval for participation in major meetings or publications
Contributes to ongoing environmental scan for country-level business development
Carries out all duties assigned by Project Director

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in health sciences or related advanced degree relevant to the field of RH/FP.
Minimum of 10 years senior level programmatic and technical experience
Minimum 5 years experience with management of donor programs including USAID
Demonstrated management and leadership skills working with the staff of large, complex programs addressing a variety of social and health issues, particularly pertaining to reproductive health and family planning in developing countries
Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of reproductive health and/or maternal health and experience in the design and implementation of such programs
A proven leader, manager, and mentor, with excellent interpersonal skills, capable of directing and managing change, and inspiring teamwork and high-performing teams
A proven ability to meet deadlines in a high volume working environment
Demonstrated strong multi-tasking skills
Demonstrated leadership in working and collaborating with other donors and a wide range of USAID and other donor-funded organizations
Demonstrated strong organizational skills with high-level accuracy and attention to detail
Demonstrated experience nurturing public and private partnerships
Excellent written and oral communication skills applicable in a wide variety of settings
Demonstrated leadership in working with country officials from the public, private commercial, and NGO sectors
Excellent problem-solving skills
Experience of working at a senior level in international organizations
Significant experience of providing field – based programmatic leadership in the area of expertise on either a short or long term basis.
Fluency in English
Ability to travel up to 25%, mostly internally in Nigeria.
EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. EngenderHealth complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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