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Saturday, January 18, 2020

State Project Manager at the Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research (CCCRN) - Calabar & Uyo

The Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research - An indigenous, non-profit organization registered in Nigeria in 2010 to promote best practices in health care delivery, medical training and research using locally adapted models of health systems strengthening. CCCRN implements projects through a team of experienced health and allied professionals that include clinicians, laboratorians, community workers and health information specialists. CCCRN has established footprints in 14 states of Nigeria with offices in Abuja and Benue, where it has implemented quality public health initiatives and contributed to the global knowledge of effective health solutions in Nigeria.
 
CCCRN is the recipient of the Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA) to increase access to high-quality comprehensive services and strengthen the capacity of families and communities living in target communities to care for and protect the children in their care. The project is implemented in 31 Local Government Areas of Akwa Ibom State and in 7 LGAs of Cross River State.
 
We require qualified candidates to fill the under-listed position through an external recruitment process:
 
Job Title: State Project Manager
 
Locations: Cross River, Calabar and Akwa Ibom, Uyo
Slot: 2 Openings
 
Project Summary
The USAID/Nigeria funded Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA) is to ensure that Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) are cared for, and protected by their households, communities, and local and state government to reduce their vulnerability to HIV. CCCRN urgently require the service of skilled, competent, and seasoned specialist in the field of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program who understands the recent development in PEPFAR programming for Children and households susceptible to HIV.
 
Job Description
  • Provide leadership and coordination to transitioned and new CSO partners to implement ICHSSA based on the project design and objectives.
  • Facilitate a working environment of mutual trust, respect, and care among local project team. Encourage effective teamwork, with case managers and CCWs supporting each other.
  • Conduct regular meetings to ensure issues are raised and addressed and to encourage reflection on project progress and learning for improvement.
  • Oversee the implementation of planned activities to ensure targets are achieved:
  • Ensure that project activities are carried out in a timely manner per USAID approved work plan, and that the project achieves results in line with its annual approved work plan, and that the project achieves results in line with its annual PEPFAR targets in each program area.
  • Ensure each CSOs has a clear weekly work-plan and that necessary resources are available for them to implement their responsibilities.
  • Conduct monitoring visits to project activities to assess progress against targets and to provide coaching and direction to activities in areas where improvements are needed.
  • Act as the initial trouble-shooter when difficulties in implementation are identified; meet with necessary project participants, listen to challenges and actively identify solutions such that projects can continue as needed.
  • Submit timely, accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements. Prepare reports to be submitted for donors, State and local government offices.
  • Monitor local context and report on how changes in context may affect program activities. This includes changes in the security environment.
  • Closely collaborate and network with government stakeholders and others in order to ensure transition and sustainability of the program, continued partnership and sharing best practices in various fields.
  • Co-ordinate with other USAID partners or organizations in the area to ensure complimentary service provision to the project beneficiaries.
  • Perform other tasks assigned to him/her by ICHSSA Project Management Team.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Master's Degree in a relevant field such as Public Health, Development Studies, Social Work or other health-related fields.
  • Seven (7) years of experience in senior program management implementing international development activities in Nigeria, with preference given to OVC and HIV/AIDS/ Health.
  • Strong track record of HIV/AIDS programming, understanding of the PEPFAR 95-95-95 goals and proven ability to produce demonstrable technical and program results
  • Knowledge and understanding of OVC issues, Child Protection and Adolescent challenges and policy for HIV Care for Children, and OVC Case Management, in addition to extensive knowledge of key actors in these fields
  • Previous 5 years’ experience of managing sub-award recipients
Application Closing Date
30th January, 2020.
 
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to email their CV / Resume and Cover Letter (as a single MsWord document) to: cccrncareers@gmail.com with the job title as email subject.
 
Note
CCCRN is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the positions.

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