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Job Title: FANTA Project Manager, Nigeria
Medical, Health, Safety
The Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project-FANTA works to improve nutrition and food security policies, strategies and programs through technical support to the U.S. Agency for International Development-USAID and its partners, including host country governments, international organizations, and NGO implementing partners. Focus areas for technical support include maternal and child health and nutrition, HIV and other infectious diseases, food security and livelihood strengthening, and emergency and reconstruction. FANTA develops and adapts approaches to support the design and quality implementation of field programs while building on field experience to improve and expand the evidence base, methods, and global standards for nutrition and food security programming. The project, funded by USAID, is a 5-year cooperative agreement.
Provide technical assistance to the Federal Ministry of Health Local Government Areas LGA in strategic planning, coordination, and coaching and mentoring of service providers to deliver high quality and efficient NACS services.
Establish collaboration with USAID implementing partners as well as with international and bilateral institutions to ensure a smooth coordination of NACS activities.
Participate in Sub national-Units technical working group on nutrition and HIV.
Draft technical materials including guidelines, training manuals, reports, concept notes, and other materials as needed and review and refine materials produced by consultants.
Identify, recruit, and manage consultants to support technical assistance activities in Nigeria, including developing scopes of work, managing activities, meeting activity timeframes and budgets, and reviewing and finalizing consultant products.
Facilitate training and participate in mentoring, supportive supervision, and quality improvement of NACS activities.
Support for integration of nutrition indicators into monitoring and evaluation M&E systems; Establishment of quality improvement systems.
Document the process and lessons learned in implementation of NACS in Nigeria. Identify and resolve project issues and implement improvement plans to ensure project stays on schedule and within budget.
Respond to requests from USAID, Nigeria for technical inputs to strategies, programs, and policies related to nutrition.
Work with USAID, Nigeria and FANTA to identify and plan nutrition activities that may need support in the future.
Work with FMOH, Sub National Units Health offices and/or partners in the South of Nigeria to implement trainings and workshops and to disseminate materials.
Participate in FANTA staff meetings, retreats, and technical update sessions.
May supervisor up to one administrative staff
Bachelor's degree in nutrition, medicine, or related public health discipline; advanced degree strongly preferred.
At least 7 years of experience in nutrition, health, SBCC or HIV or TB programs including technical assistance, program design and management, research, or policy development and analysis
Experience with health and nutrition in Nigeria
Experience working closely with ministries of health and government health systems
Knowledge of SBCC methods
Fluency in French and English
Excellent writing skills, with demonstrated ability to write effectively for a range of audiences and purposes, e.g., tools and materials for health service providers, guidelines, work plans, training materials, and reports
Strong skills in training trainers and service providers in technical topics
Strong oral presentation skills on technical topics for varied audiences, including policy makers, program managers, service providers, and technical experts
Ability to facilitate multi-stakeholder processes and implement activities effectively within government systems
Excellent interpersonal, oral communication, managerial, and organizational skills
Ability to travel up to 30 % of the time