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seeking qualified candidates for the position of:
Job Title: Project Manager, Nigeria – Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA)
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.
will manage FANTA’s technical assistance to USAID/Nigeria and its
partners in the implementation of nutrition assessment, counseling, and
support (NACS) interventions for people living with HIV (PLHIV) and
orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). Specific duties will include
support for Federal and/or selected Sub national units NACS coordinating
mechanisms and policies, the integration of nutrition indicators into
routine HIV M&E systems; the development of training materials for
pre- and in-service health workers; the development of job aids and
facilitation of NACS training for service providers; and the promotion
of functional linkages between NACS and other activities supported by
USAID/Nigeria such as IYCF and OVC related activities, activities. The
FANTA Project Manager will also work with other U.S. President’s
Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Partners, and other relevant
entities in designing and rolling out NACS interventions. Field work
will be mainly based in the south of Nigeria and will require extensive
- Manage and coordinate FANTA technical assistance in Nigeria,
including support to the design and implementation of NACS interventions
in selected sites, develop technical resource materials on NACS,
train/supervise trainers and service providers in NACS, and support
quality implementation (QI) of NACS services.
- 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.
- Maintain up-to-date documentation of all NACS training, analyze and
report on pre- and post-test results and evaluations of training,
including maintaining a data base and mailing list of all training
- Create and maintain a documentation system for FANTA technical
materials (including guidelines, job aids, training materials, reports,
and other relevant documents) for the FMOH and LGA (SNU) and national
nutrition partners and professionals, and make those materials openly
available to all.
- 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.
- Work closely with the FANTA social and behavior change communication
(SBCC) Technical Advisor in the development of social and behavior
change communication messages and materials on nutrition and infectious
diseases (HIV, TB) , emphasizing capacity development of health care
providers in interpersonal communication skills for nutrition and
infectious diseases counseling and education.
- Draft technical materials including guidelines, training manuals,
reports, concept notes, and other materials as needed and review and
refine materials produced by consultants.
- Work closely with the FMOH and/or LGA and implementing partners on
future revisions/adaption of National M&E system to introduce
required changes in data recording and collection to reflect NACS
- Support for integration of nutrition indicators into monitoring and
evaluation (M&E) systems; Establishment of quality improvement
- Work with USAID/Nigeria and FANTA to identify and plan nutrition activities that may need support in the future.
- Regularly update USAID/Nigeria on FANTA activities, fulfill USAID
and PEPFAR reporting requirements for these activities and share key
developments and experiences with other FANTA staff.
- Work with FMOH, Sub National Units Health offices and/or partners in
the South of Nigeria to implement trainings and/or workshops and to
- Participate in FANTA staff meetings, retreats, and technical update sessions.
- May supervisor up to one administrative staff
- 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.
- Prepare FANTA work plans, budgets, and progress reports for relevant
State LGA and contribute to FANTA annual work planning and reporting.
- 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 with USAID-funded projects and programs
- Ability to facilitate multi-stakeholder processes and implement activities effectively within government systems
- Self-motivation and ability to work independently
- Familiarity with USAID policies and programs
- Excellent interpersonal, oral communication, managerial, and organizational skills
- Ability to translate technical information into practical guidance and tools for program managers and service providers
- Ability to travel up to 30 % of the time
- Experience working closely with ministries of health and government health systems
- Experience with technical, financial, and administrative management
of national technical activities such as training and programming
- Knowledge of nutrition programming, including nutrition care of
PLHIV and TB , maternal nutrition, and infant and young child nutrition
- 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
How to Apply
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online