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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

TCI State Program Coordinator at The Challenge Initiative

The Challenge Initiative - A New Model for Urban Reproductive Health.
The Initiative represents an exciting new approach to providing life-saving reproductive health and family planning information and services to individuals, families and communities, building on the demonstrated success of the Gates Foundation’s Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (URHI).

Supervisor: TCI Nigeria Program Manager/Team Lead

General Description of Responsibilities
  • The TCI State Program Coordinator will work under the supervision of the TCI Nigeria Program Manager and Team Lead to provide technical and programmatic guidance for implementation of the state-led and driven urban reproductive Health-family planning Initiatives (URHI) in the respective TCI-supported states.
  • The scope of work requires coordination of technical and operational components of TCI Nigeria by ensuring that policies, strategies and frameworks relevant for the success of the TCI business unusual family planning scale-up program are developed, adapted and operationalized at all levels.
  • He/she will have the responsibility for supporting the State Technical team (Consultants) to implement program activities in the state, as well as interfacing with other technical management staff of NURHI 2/TCI as the need arises.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Facilitate state-level implementation of reproductive health-family planning program activities and works with other technical staff and the Team Lead to adapt the high-impact urban reproductive health-family planning interventions in the respective TCI states.
  • Manage stakeholder relationships both internally and externally including promoting linkages and awareness of the importance of FP/RH programs to other initiatives.
  • Liaise with external stakeholders, partners and policymakers to increase political and financial support for family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs.
  • Identify and prioritize public funding sources, and drive the development of TCIs competitive intelligence base on donor priorities and funding trends.
  • Research, track and analyze opportunities, and information about TCI’s performance
  • Provide technical assistance to state-level focal points and TCI consultants toward delivery of interventions across the URHI thematic areas in a manner consistent with the proven model for doing RH/FP business
  • Participate actively in action learning series and operations research including writing of abstracts for meetings and conferences and publication of papers in peer reviewed journals.
  • Ensure compliance at the state level to all administrative, financial and procurement policies as stipulated in the operational and financial compliance guidelines
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.
Education, Skill/Experience and Qualifications
  • Minimum of First Degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Financial Management or related field experience (Master’s degree is an added advantage)
  • Good knowledge of state and development partner’s procedures related to work plans, budgets and associated reporting and tracking protocols will be an asset
  • At least five years’ experience performing project management and grant management duties, preferably in an NGO
  • Minimum of 5 years of technical experience in population, reproductive health/public health.
  • Masters degree in Public Health, Social Sciences.
Locations: Bauchi, Kano, Delta, Ogun, Niger
Skills required:
  • Extensive experience in program management with special focus on state and national level advocacy, health systems strengthening.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to multitask and deliver high quality results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong writing, presentation/facilitation and computer skills
  • Strong sensitivity and adaptability in cultural, gender, religion, race and nationality
  • Strong computer and other IT skills, as well as knowledge of various software for processing documents including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Creativity, imagination and initiative.
  • Good teamwork, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Drive, competence, flexibility and a willingness to learn.
  • Must be able to speak fluently, read and write in English. Other local languages/dialects may be added advantage.
Applicants should send their Applications and CV's to: using Name, Position and location as email subject.

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