Posted on :
23 Mar, 2010
FHI recruits a Project Director to be based in Nigeria, The Project Director has primary responsibility for the strategic direction, and technical leadership to produce program results, as well as overall management of the operational, financial and administrative aspects of the project.
S/he serves as principle liaison and represents the project to the USAID Mission, the host country government, the NMCP and other key stakeholders. S/he will work in concert with key partners to promote awareness and provide support for rapid scale-up of proven malaria control efforts.
The Project Director will be a respected leader in the malaria field, with extensive developing country field experience in managing the development and implementation of effective malaria prevention and treatment program activities involving financial and human resources. S/He must have both technical and broad management skills required to lead this project.
The Project Director will have: Significant experience developing and communicating a project vision, aligning key stakeholders around the vision, and assuring the vision is translated into an efficiently implemented program; Demonstrated ability to develop and foster effective working relationships with USAID, other donors, ministry officials, state and local governments, donor-funded implementers and other organizations; Knowledge in overall supervision of training and capacity building programs; Supervisory and/or management work experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff, evaluation of staff performance and deliverables, and contract management; Ability to lead and motivate multidisciplinary, multicultural teams; Excellent analytical, writing, communication, and presentation skills.
BS/BA in public health, epidemiology, health administration, or related field and 13-15 years rel exp; or MS/MA in public health, epidemiology, health administration, or related field and 11-13 years rel exp; or PhD/MD and 9-11 years rel exp. Exp must be with international development programs with 5-7 years supervisory exp. Min ten yrs exp working in public health in developing countries in Africa, experience in Nigeria preferred.
* Offer Contingent upon awarded proposal.