International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at the highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Project Manager – GHSA
Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time
Specific Job Responsibilities
- Oversee and facilitate the planning, implementation, and reporting of CGPP – GHS project activities in Nigeria.
- Under the guidance of the Senior Technical Advisor for Global Health Security and the Secretariat Deputy Director, provide onsite technical and organizational development support to the NGO implementing agencies to strengthen multi-sectoral and multidisciplinary collaboration, coordination, and communication on community-based zoonotic disease outbreaks.
- Work closely with the CGPP-GHS Global Senior Technical Advisor, USAID Nigeria, and Secretariat team to help develop, review, implement and monitor technical approaches and strategies for strengthening the response to community-based zoonotic disease surveillance and response as related to the GHS deliverables, reporting, knowledge management, and learning.
- Work closely with the Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), and other GHS stakeholders at the state and national levels to process, analyze, and use One Health/GHS information to assess trends of different activities, make necessary adjustments and improve management of the GHS project within CGPP.
- With the Secretariat Deputy Director, contribute to the analysis of Public Health, animal health, wildlife, and environmental services to identify vertical and horizontal linkages useful to support community-based surveillance (CBS) for zoonotic diseases, and work collaboratively to maximize efficiencies and cooperation.
- Collaborate with stakeholders for the development, deployment, and implementation of appropriate GHS CBS tools necessary to improve community-based zoonotic disease surveillance
- As directed by the Secretariat Deputy Director, interface with national USAID implementing partners conducting related GHS work, and global and regional technical USAID GHS Mission team to ensure alignment between country and global GHS activities.
- In coordination with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) Manager, ensure the collection and organization of GHSA information in accordance with the USAID GHS M&E framework
- Liaise with the relevant One health coordination mechanism at state and federal level including relevant government sectors and partners in the five focal states
- Represent CGPP-GHS at the state, national, regional, and international relevant outbreak preparedness and response planning activities.
- Participate in developing and/or reviewing of the project GHS log frame /performance frameworks for evidence-based program decision making and USAID reporting and detailed M&E implementation plans for the CGPP-GHS project in Nigeria.
- As guided by the Deputy Director, conduct quarterly and ad hoc field monitoring visits to all implementing partners and sites to verify data and program activities and make recommendations
- Coordinate and facilitate all evidence gathering activities including program evaluations, research activities, and case studies/success stories
- Track performance on established input, activity, output, effect, and impact indicators to measure achievement and track progress towards intermediate results and overall program strategic objectives.
- Must be willing and able to travel up to 75% and stay in difficult environments
Key Working Relationships
- Internal: Secretariat Director, Deputy Director, MEAL Manager, Routine Immunization-Project Implementation Officer (RI-PIO), Program Assistant-Gender Lead, MEAL Officers, State Team Leads, MEAL Technical Officer, GHSA Focal Persons
- External: USAID GHS Focal point, GHS Partners, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, World Health organisation, Nigeria Centres for Disease Control, NCDC, FAO-ECTAD, The Medicines, Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Services (MTaPs), Breakthrough Action – Nigeria (BA-N), Centers for Diseases Prevention and Control (CDC), National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Federal Ministry of Environment, and Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Advanced Degree in Public Health, Animal Health, Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine, and related biomedical disciplines. A degree in Veterinary medicine is highly preferred.
- At least 10 years addressing animal and human health threats with at least 5 years in a managerial or leadership position (with practical experience in preparedness and response planning and systems)
- Good knowledge of One Health Concepts, GHSA, the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) performance of veterinary pathway, and International Health Regulations -2005 principles.
- Demonstrated experience in applying One Health approaches to address community -based disease challenges
- Strong understanding of the Nigeria national One Health and community health strategy
- Experience with public health programs in developing country context supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID, CDC and International agencies such as FAO-ECTAD, WOAH, and WHO preferred
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability in consensus building and constructively leading a team
- Possession of analytical, problem-solving and strategic planning skills
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational and written/verbal communication skills, including in cross-cultural settings
- Previous experience working in a consortium and a team player with the demonstrated professional maturity to work with a multi-sector team to deliver combined results
- Proficiency in PHIS, EPI info, MS Excel, SPSS, GIS and other data management software and MS Office
- Fluency in English. In addition, ability to speak Hausa will be an added advantage
- Excellent analytical skills with ability to detect and report inconsistencies
- Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail
- Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
- Proactive, resourceful, solution oriented and results-oriented
- Ability to work collaboratively
- Familiarity with relevant donors’ regulations is a plus.
- Proficient in Excel and experience with Word and PowerPoint. Knowledge of financial reporting software a plus.
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:
- Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
Compliance & Ethics:
- Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.
Application Closing Date
2nd December, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should address and send their Applications to the “Human Resource Coordinator, International Medical Corps” via: firstname.lastname@example.org using the Job Title as the subject of the email.