State Improvement Coordinator / State Team Leader at Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE)

Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE) is a reputable national indigenous non-governmental organization implementing a USAID-funded Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) project - Local Partners Initiative for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria (LOPIN-2) in partnership with local and international organizations as well as different tiers of the Government of Nigeria at national, state, local and levels. We seek applications from qualified persons to fill the position below: Job Title: State Improvement Coordinator / State Team LeaderLocation: Port Harcourt, RiversKey Duties and ResponsibilitiesProvide oversight and leadership to the state level programProvide ongoing support supervision to the Direct Implementation Teams (DIs) and Implementing Agencies (IAs) in the StateModel and promote capacity building practices among all staff and partners and ensure junior staff are supported and able to fully realize and develop potential through supportive supervision and leading by exampleEnsure eligible children and households are enrolled into the WEWE-LOPIN 2 ProgramEnsure that implementation/service delivery is in compliance with National and USAID standardsTrack progress by comparing activities versus implementation plans and budgetProvide mentoring and supportive supervision to the Improvement Managers and OfficersSupport IAs in the setting up of Community Improvement Teams (formation and inauguration)Supervise Implementing Agencies/Direct Implementation Teams in the setting up of kids/youth/caregivers clubSupervise IAs/DIS to set up Village Savings and Loans Groups in the communitiesConduct site visits to ascertain the quality of service being provided at the quality levelSupport DIs and IAs to set a strong referral systemAct as a Focal person/Help Desk Officer between the IAs and WEWE by ensuring mutual understanding and compliance of what is agreed in the scope of work and sub agreementsFacilitate the set up/strengthening of OVC Technical Working Group in the stateSupport the DIs and IAs to facilitate the graduation of households (HHs) from the programMonitor and supervise the administration of Household Economic Strengthening Assessment forms on enrolled householdsEnsure graduation-targeted interventions are on track and jointly make midstream adjustments with senior colleaguesEstablish and maintain effective relationships with USG implementing partners, Government Ministries, Agencies and Departments and other key stakeholders in the StateCoordinate the activities of WEWE with the Government of Nigeria at the State level including but not limited to State Ministry of Women Affairs, Ministry of Health, National Population Commission, State Action Control on AIDSRepresent WEWE in coordination and cluster meetings and provide progress updates and reportsMaintain a database of key stakeholder contact information. 

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