Nigeria: Project Manager – Integrated Health & Nutrition Project
JOB TITLE: Project Manager – Integrated Health & Nutrition Project
TEAM: Programme Operations
POST TYPE: National
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
* No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
* All children learn from a quality basic education and that, Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Level 3- The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people and, in the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.
ROLE PURPOSE: The Project Manager, will be responsible for and provide oversight to the Integrated Health & Nutrition Project to achieve its strategic objectives, focusing primarily on project-related planning and implementation, timely and quality reporting, budget management, and providing technical support to staff and partners across location and fostering linkages and mutual benefit where possible.
Save the Children’s Gender Equality Policy commits us to ensuring that all our programmes are gender sensitive at a minimum and gender transformative where possible. This project has been designed to empower girls to their futures and care for their children and the project will mainstream gender equality throughout the project cycle.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Deputy Director of Programme Operations
Staff directly reporting to this post: Project leadership team (TBD)
Budget responsibility: Yes
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
* Provide strategic and technical leadership to the project team as it relates to planning, implementation, and monitoring & evaluation of the project.
* Use appropriate project management tools to plan, review and track progress on project implementation as well as on the utilization of project resources.
* With support from the MEAL department, support the development and implementation of strong MEAL systems to maximize project impact.
* Ensure that the project meets its commitments to mainstreaming gender equality; identifying capacity needs for staff and partners and organizing gender training where appropriate; support the gender analysis and subsequent learning to inform programme; reporting on gender equality indicators
* Continuously support the professional development of his/her team by providing clear orientation, feedback and learning opportunities.
* Provide leadership to promote adherence to save the children’s gender equality policy and minimum standards within the project and across the organizational culture.
* Maintain up to date documentation related to project approval, monitoring and implementation.
* Prepare and submit required donor project narrative reports, performance indicator tracking tables, as well as other reports needed/required by donors, and SCI headquarters Abuja.
* Manage project learning, working with the knowledge management and advocacy teams to document evidence generated, and produce short success stories and briefs on innovation/best practices.
* Represent Save the Children and the Project in coordination and cluster meetings.
* Ensure that Save the Children through the project maximizes impact on communities through coordination with other actors providing complementary services.
* Regularly communicate project progress, major issues and security incidents to the immediate supervisor and Security focal point, as appropriate.
* Ensure proper grant management, review of work plans, budgets and liquidations in coordination with the Program/Award and Finance.
* Coordinate with operations staff for purchasing and inventory control as per SCI/donor requirements.
* In collaboration with the finance/Award teams, review and analyze budget comparison reports and take necessary steps to ensure proper management and utilization of budgets.
* Ensure that all project assets and supplies in are maintained and utilized in a safe, secure and accountable manner.
* Any other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
* Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
* Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
* Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
* Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
* Future orientated, thinks strategically
* Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
* Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
* Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
* Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
* Willing to take disciplined risks
* Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
* Master’s Degree in Public Health, Social Science, International relations, International Development or related field.
* Five years’ demonstrated experience in managing, coordinating and supervising a multi-location team working with government, local community organizations, families and communities.
* At least three years’ demonstrated experience in leading and managing an office with reasonable size of program, staff and financial resources
* At least five years demonstrated skills in project design, implementation and reporting, preferably for multi-location awards.
* Demonstrated ability with project grants management, including project design, budget preparation, expenditure tracking, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, supervision and performance management, etc.
* An understanding of gender analysis approaches and using gender sensitive facilitation methods and reporting gender equality indicators
* Ability to lead a multi-cultural team with a high level of respect for local culture.
* Strong analytical, organizational, and management and leadership skills.
* Experience with capacity strengthening and partnership building.
* Experience in vulnerability assessments, beneficiary registration, distributions, monitoring and evaluation in emergency situations preferred.
* Experience in business development/proposal development, preferred.
* Ability and willingness to work and live in diverse, challenging and potentially unstable environments.
* Knowledge of and experience working in the following areas: gender transformative approaches, empowering women and girls, changing gender norms, and engaging men and boys to promote gender equality.
* Commitment to SCI’s mission, values and approach (includes gender equality, child safeguarding, equal opportunities)
* Ability to work independently, but also coordinate effectively as part of a team.
* Capacity to work closely with, understand, and support local partners.
* Skilled in influencing and obtaining cooperation of individuals;
* Able to manage relationships to achieve results;
* Diplomacy, tact and negotiation skills;
* Strong written and spoken communication skills in English and Hausa.
* Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point).
* Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Safeguarding our Staff:
The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.