Job for a Project Manager at i+Solutions, Abuja

i+Solutions is an independent international not-for-profit organization,
specializing in pharmaceutical supply chain management for low and
middle income countries. We offer high quality integrated supply chain
and consultancy services for HIV/AIDS-, Malaria-, TB.-treatment and for
Reproductive
Health activities through Innovation, Information
Technology, creativity and effective execution. i+solutions located in
Woerden (Netherlands) with local offices in Washington DC, SA, DRC,
Burundi, Rwanda and Nigeria. In Woerden we employ about 60 persons and
work with sub-contractors across the globe. Our clients include
international organizations such as WHO, UNFPA, Ministries of Health and
of Foreign Affairs, USAID, the Global Fund, UNITAID, NGO’s and private
companies.

i+Solutions is looking for qualified candidates to fill the position below in Abuja:

Job Title: Project Manager
Location:
Abuja
Job Descriptions

  • Within the Training, Consultancy and Projects (TCP) Department
    at i+ solutions’ headquarters in Woerden, the Netherlands, we are
    searching for an experienced Project Manager Nigeria. The selected
    candidate will engage in and contribute positively towards our
    organization’s project activities in Nigeria, reporting to the TCP
    Manager in the Netherlands.
  • The Project Manager Nigeria will be responsible for overall
    management and administration of this multi-stakeholder project,
    supported by the deputy program manager and team in Nigeria and by a
    project officer in Woerden office.
  • The selected candidate will bring demonstrated project
    management experience in resource limited settings, senior level
    negotiation and debating skills with a focus on tight deadline and
    project plan management, while exhibiting excellent relation-management
    skills to mitigate dependencies and ensure stakeholder engagement.
  • The Project Manager Nigeria will be proactive in enhancing the
    quality of i+ solutions’ performance, in representing i+ solutions
    towards the international professional community and in the development
    of new initiatives.
  •  i+solutions is the lead partner of a consortium, who has been
    awarded a Capacity Building Services contract funded by Global Fund to
    provide supply chain integration services to the Federal Ministry of
    Health in Nigeria. The innovative and ambitious Nigerian Supply Chain
    Integration Project (NSCIP) is moving into its second project year and a
    need has been identified for on-the-ground project management to
    support our local project team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the i+ consortium of international and local partners in 2016/2017.
  • Manages the local office with 5 employees.
  • Collaborate with senior specialists, program officers, country
    representatives, business development staff and others to conceptualize
    and design proposals for new projects and/or amendments to current
    projects.
  • Maintain a network of professional contacts; negotiate
    partnership agreements and budgets; coordinate teaming agreements,
    memoranda of understanding, and other institutional agreements with
    partners.
  • Explore further project possibilities for i+solutions in Nigeria.
  • Represent i+ solutions in international fora and conferences;
    contribute to the international discussion by providing lectures,
    presentations and publications.
  • Responsible for quality of planning, monitoring and reporting.
  • Budget management.
  • Function as the focal point and liaison between the consortium
    and the donor and the coordination unit of the Federal Ministry of
    Health of Nigeria, for matters exceeding operational level.
  • Manage communications with internal and external stakeholders related to the NSCIP project.
  • Other related tasks, as needed.

Qualifications

  • Masters’ degree in International Development, Logistics,
    Business Administration, Public Health or any other discipline relevant
    to the position.
  • Proven successful track record with proposals to large international donors.
  • Demonstrated skills organizing teams to produce high-quality standards on tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency in English; command of French is a plus.
  • Demonstrated competence with Microsoft Office Suite
    applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Project and Power Point.
    Preferably advanced user level of MS Excel.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience in senior positions, of
    which minimum 5 years as a project/program manager of complex
    multi-stakeholder projects.
  • At least four years’ relevant working experience in one or more LMICs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of LMIS design and data management.
  • Experience in setting up of logistics management units/centers will be an advantage.

Conditions of Employment

  • This is a fulltime Project-based position for a workweek of 40 hours in Nigeria, starting as soon as possible.
  • The contracting will be on the basis of a consultancy agreement against a monthly consultancy fee.
  • Frequent travelling will be a part of the job for proper
    coordination and alignment with Head Quarters in Woerden (at least 10
    time per year) and with various projects within Nigeria and the region.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in Nigeria and able to travel to the Netherlands.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note

  • Interested candidates should please upload their CV and cover
    letter (please make sure you press the upload button again AFTER
    submitting your documents, otherwise your files will not be sent to us).
  • Candidate should send their Application before the closing date stated above.
  • Only applications of candidates meeting the requirements will be taken into account.
  • No agencies please.

Application Deadline  27th October, 2016.

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