Position Title: Technical Director-SHARP
Location: Lagos HQ
Supervisor: Chief of Party
Under the leadership of the Chief of Party, this position will be responsible for overseeing management and technical operations. The TD should have leadership qualities with excellent interpersonal and organizational qualities. At a minimum, the candidate should have extensive experience managing similar projects and should have in-depth technical knowledge and experience in all components of HIV/AIDS program including Prevention, Treatment, Care & Support, PMTCT HIV/TB, OVCs as well as cross-cutting areas such as Health Systems Strengthening (HSS). Experience in key population programming desirable.
Duties and responsibilities:
- Collaborate with Chief of Party to provide leadership to the program, ensure strategic program direction, and provide high quality technical assistance;
- Supervise technical team leaders to ensure high quality and comprehensive technical programming;
- Mobilize institutional and project resources, tools, best practices, innovations, technology to deliver a synergistic, evidence based program;
- Liaise with key partners and stakeholders to meet program objectives and deliver results;
- Collaborate with technical staff to ensure program activities are designed and implemented according to industry best practices while being tailored to the local context;
- Work closely with the team to develop annual work plans, reports and performance monitoring plans;
- Provide leadership to ensure the development of timely, high quality and regulation compliant reporting per FHI 360 and donor guidelines.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:
Considerable experience in designing and implementing HIV/AIDS care and support projects in developing countries.
Sound knowledge of ongoing and emerging issues in relation to HIV/AIDS care, treatment and support, as well as HIV prevention.
Proven skills in management, supervision and leadership.
Familiarity with the scientific literature on HIV/AIDS and with research on public health issues.
Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection.
Ability to manage projects, consultants, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of programs.
Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants, and recipients of assistance.
Demonstrated expertise in building effective relationship with key internal and external stakeholders.
Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
Ability to intervene with staff with diplomacy and firmness.
Qualifications and Requirements:
MS/MA in public health, Epidemiology or related field, MPH preferred, and a minimum of 8 years relevant experience with international development programs experience working as a senior level manager in public health program in a developing country which includes 5 years relevant supervisory experience. Experience supervising and leading teams and monitoring staff performance; Experience integrating gender into development programming is preferred; Knowledge of Nigerian health system and HIV/AIDS epidemic; Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders; Demonstrated knowledge of USAID policies, procedures and approaches related to program design/implementation, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation; Strong communication and coordination skills required; Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and ability to motivate staff to be accountable for project outcomes; Demonstrated organizational skills and strong track record in meeting deliverables and deadlines and ability to provide oversight of financial and operational aspects of projects; and Experience interacting with government agencies, host‐country government partners and counterparts, and international donor agencies.
Demonstrated success in multicultural environment is required.
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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