State Technical Lead / Incident Commander Job in Nigeria

The Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS) is a leading and reputable indigenous non-governmental organization that promotes access to qualitative healthcare, Education and economic strengthening opportunities for all Nigerians. With its headquarters in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State with a corporate office in Abuja, ECEWS has presence in 17 States across the South-South, South East, South West and North Central Nigeria with a strong client portfolio with the Global Fund to fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria, United States agency for international development (USAID), United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), The United Nations office of Projects, World Bank & Federal Government of Nigeria. Since its founding in 2001, ECEWS has 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: State Technical Lead / Incident Commander

Location: Osun
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • Solely responsible for the achievement of all project objectives in the state
  • Provide overall leadership and coordination concerning the implementation of the project at the State level.
  • Facilitate a productive and safe work environment amongst the State project team optimal for achievement of project deliverables, with escalation to HQ if/when necessary.
  • Work with the community, LGA and State level stakeholders as well as other relevant organizations to mobilize resources in support of the project in the State.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with the organization’s financial and programmatic policies.
  • Foster a productive working relationship between the project team (including consortium members) and partner organizations including local professional associations while maintaining an excellent working relationship with counterparts at State and Local Government levels, USG implementing partners, and local institutions.
  • Oversee quality of care interventions at project-supported health facilities, monitor and maintain technical quality of activities in all aspects of the project’s deliverables.
  • The STL will remain current and knowledgeable about HIV care and treatment, health systems strengthening, service delivery and program planning - Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection.
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of recent PEPFAR/CDC Programs, ability to lead team with record of target achievement, understanding of recent HIV program deliverables on Case finding, treatment initiation, viral suppression, monitoring, and evaluation with emphasis on granular data utilization for program routine program decisions and management.
  • Oversee management of project assets at the State office and facility level.
  • Work with State team to ensure timely submission of reports as required by HQ and donor.
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing across the project pathway and ensure transmission of relevant information to and from HQ and donors to team members.
  • Ensure performance management for staff towards achieving optimal output deliverables through utilization of objective performance metrics.
  • Supervise individual and site work planning and harmonize with the State strategic plan as it relates to HIV programming.
  • Demonstrate management, supervision, networking, and leadership skills working with large, complex programs and ability to multi-task, communicate clearly and represent the organization at various platforms.
  • Lead and manage by motivating employees to remain optimistic even when faced with challenges and encouraging good performance and values to work.
  • Diplomatic; demonstrate experience in undertaking high-level policy dialogue with different stakeholders - Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Strong team building and organizational skills – Demonstrate success in leadership and management of multicultural environments providing leadership skills and experience to foster productive and united team of staff and ad-hoc/health facility staff with diverse but complementary skill set to achieve project goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of strategic planning, administrative, and financial management systems display ability to manage program operations (Admin, Logistics, Vendors, Finance, Fleet management) with high level of integrity, due diligence and in compliance with USAID and organizational rules, guidelines, and procedures.
  • STL will exercise tact and diplomacy in an organizational setting, transparent, direct with substance, self-starter, self-disciplined, be innovative and creative. Ability to intervene with staff with diplomacy and firmness.
  • The STL will perform all other duties relating to the project as assigned by his/her supervisor.

Minimum Recruitment Standard

  • Degree in Medicine is compulsory. Master's in Public Health or a related field will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience working with PEPFAR programs and strong familiarity with CDC reporting requirements.
  • 10+ years experience in leadership, management, operational and technical expertise with a preference in HIV care and treatment program implementation
  • Strong leadership and coordination experience for multidisciplinary team and partner organization
  • Strong program management and technical skills required.
  • Experience in HIV care and treatment and prevention programs
  • Familiarity with Nigeria’s health systems and reporting structure and demonstrated ability to collaborate with government level officials to strengthen program implementation.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication.

Application Closing Date
31st January, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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