Monday, 25 January 2016

Senior Programme Managers at Jhpiego Nigeria

Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 150 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. The Jhpiego led and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) is implementing the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) Nigeria project in collaboration with other partners; Pathfinder International, Praekelt Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, BabyCenter, and the global office of the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action at the United Nations Foundation. 

MAMA seeks to improve the health outcomes and quality of life for mothers and infants in Nigeria through a nationally-scaled arid locally led mobile messaging programme that delivers vital health information to new and expectant mothers through their mobile phones. The project will be implemented in Cross River, Ebonyi and Kogi states with the possibility of future scale up to Bauchi and Sokoto states. 

Jhpiego hereby invites applications from highly resourceful, experienced and dynamic professionals for the vacant position of:

Job Title: Senior Programme Manager



  • The Senior Programme Manager will be reporting to the Project Director.
  • S/he will manage day-to-day operation of program activities for a USAID- and Johnson Johnson-funded project that aims to improve the health outcomes and quality of life for pregnant women, newborns, and children and their families in Nigeria through a nationally scaled, locally ted, and universally accessible demand generation service supported by age arid stage- based mobile messaging that validates arid complements the efforts of frontline health workers.
  • Working closely with the Project Director, the Senior Programme Manager will provide strategic, technical and programmatic oversight for the design, development, and implementation of the project.
  • S/he will also ensure strong collaboration between Jhpiego and other partners, local governments, donors and sponsors, represent Jhpiego with external donors/sponsors and contribute to business and resource development efforts.
  • Work collaboratively with other program staff to ensure necessary program planning, development and management activities function smoothly and efficiently
  • Assist with development of work plans, reporting and monitoring and evaluation
  • Work collaboratively headquarters staff and in-country partners to ensure that resources for effective and timely program implementation are available
  • Participate in and coordinate monitoring and evaluation of activities for the project as needed
  • Work collaboratively with finance staff to prepare and track the progress of project and activity budgets
  • Oversee technical assistance needed to execute project work plans, which may include external consultants
  • Ensure timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of program activities and results to the donor
  • Ensure compliance with Jhpiego and JHU operational policies and regulations
  • Promote and support knowledge management arid sharing efforts
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to the Program Assistant
  • Serve as a focal point for the project, coordinating and liaising between partners and Jhpiego
Required Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in Public Health, Health Communications, Public Administration, or related field.
  • Fluency in verbal, written and interpersonal communication in English. Fluency in any local language in Ebonyi or Kogi State will be an advantage  
  • 7+ years experience managing international health programs.
  • Strong programming, management and technical skills, specifically with maternal, newborn, and chil health, or in eHealth/mHealth, in developing countries. Knowledge of international and USG donor agencies and private or foundations.
  • Demonstrated skills in the technical side of program implementation.
  • Experience in the development of strategic and tactical plans in cooperation with others who represent a wide range cit interests and needs.
  • Ability to interact with established networks of senor level International health professionals, donors, universities and other partners.
  • Field oriented and comfortable with a team approach to programming and the ability to manage several major activities simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated collaborative relationship with field-based international donor agencies.
  • Strong change management, results oriented and decision making skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills and verbal and written communications skills.
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building and coordination. Aware of and sensitive to working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural groups in a developing country environment.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadline and intense pressure to perform.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time nationally and/or internationally.
  • Previous experience working in Nigeria, with some understanding of local health system and maternal, newborn and child health gaps and opportunities, and solid relationships at government agencies.
Application Closing Date
2nd February, 2016.

Method of Application 

Interested candidates should submit an Application letter and a CV as one single word document to: 


  • The title/subject of your email and application should be the position of what you have applied for.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview.
  • Please note that any successful candidate will be subject to a pm-employment background investigation.