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Project Director / State Lead Masters Job

2024-03-15 17:27   Engineering / Technical   Lokoja   56 views
Job Details

Location: Lokoja, Kogi

Employment Type: Full-time


Provide leadership in the roll-out and efficient running of Malaria elimination Project in line with donor priorities and global best practices.

Develop and implement systems and processes for work planning, work plan review, monitoring and reporting ensuring that donor grants are integrated into an overall integrated work plan for the country office and demonstrate alignment with Famkris Malaria Country Strategy.

Support Program Managers to ensure the development of appropriate work plans for each level of the projects, such as annual, quarterly, monthly operational / activity plans and ensure these are linked to the forecast both in content and timing.

Ensure effective coordination and implementation of project activities and monitor progress toward the achievement of project goals and objectives.

Coordinate and maintain oversight of program activities in the state including harmonization of malaria control efforts at the state level and integration with other health services at site.

Work with relevant technical staff to adapt and disseminate guidelines, tools, and procedures that will support the achievement of quality service delivery.

With the guidance of the Famkris Management, represent the project in meetings, discussions, and relevant forums, including interactions with the State and National Malaria Elimination Program, donors, and others.

Ensure all relevant authorities and stakeholders are included in the planning and implementation of the project activities.

Submit weekly, monthly, quarterly, and end-of-project updates and reports as may be required to keep all stakeholders informed of project activities.

Ensure familiarity and compliance of staff and stakeholders with Famkris Health Care Initiative and donor financial rules and regulations.

Work closely with the finance team to ensure prudent financial management, timely financial reporting, and regular audits, including reporting any concerns and developing plans to mitigate any under or over-expenditure.

Work with the HR manager to ensure quality staff and performance-based management systems are utilized for staff improvement throughout the implementation period.

Travel to the field as necessary to provide support and effective oversight to the field teams.

Maintain a good and proactive collaboration with the local authorities and partners.

Remain informed on current programs, research, and guidance in malaria elimination and related fields by reviewing current literature and staying alert to any implication of such experience and research on project implementation.

Perform other duties as assigned by the Country Director.


Master's Degree in a relevant field (e.g. Public Health, Medicine, Parasitology or Equivalent)

A minimum of 10 years of experience managing development projects, preferably in African countries with a strong focus on field implementation.

Experience managing projects with a mix of facility and community-based interventions is required.

Experience managing projects with a focus on behavior change would be an added advantage.

Demonstrated track record with project management, monitoring, and evaluation.

Strong communication skills (oral and written) in English.

Sound interpersonal communication, persuasive communication, and presentation skills.

Sound advocacy skills, problem-solving, and analytical ability.

Creativity, innovation, resourcefulness, flexibility, and openness to change.

Excellent experience with managing operational units in large international organizations.

Experience managing grants from institutional funders such as the GFATM, USAID or FCDO or foundations such as the BMGF.

Experience working in Kogi State will be an added advantage

Application Closing Date

20th March, 2024.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed Resume and a one-page Cover Letter as one (1) MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to the "Human Resources Unit" through: Famkrishealthcare@gmail.com using the Job Title, Your Full Name and Location as the subject of the email. (e.g. “JOHN DOE, Program Associate (Community Based Activities) Kogi”).


Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers.

Famkris Health Care Initiative(FHCI) has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). FHCI does not charge candidates a fee for a test or interview.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Company Description
FamKris Healthcare Initiative is a registered Not- for-profit organization that promotes access to qualitative healthcare for all Nigerians with head office in Trow Plaza, Jabi, Abuja, and a corporate office in Lokoja. Famkris has presence in 11 states and service delivery across the Northwest, Southeast, Southwest and North Central Nigeria. We have positioned ourselves as organizational advocates for universal health care, particularly regarding infectious diseases affecting poor rural communities in emerging countries. Famkris health care initiatives have built a vast network of health and allied professional staff, partners, and collaborators which has earned her a solid reputation among its funders and is well regarded by competitors and partners alike.
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