Director, Special Projects at FHI 360

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position below:Job Title: Director, Special ProjectsRequisition: 2019201646Location: AbujaJob Type: Full timeBasic FunctionThe Director Special Projects will manage projects spanning all sectors (economic strengthening, civil society, education, emergency response, gender, health, nutrition. agriculture, climate change, etc.) that meets the country office's eligibility criteria for designation as 'special projects'S/he shall support the Country Director to actively drive business development initiatives; attract, grow and retain businesses in these sectorsAs member of the FHI 360 Nigeria program management team and with guidance from the Country Director, the Director, Special Projects provides leadership, management, coordination, and technical expertise for the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all assigned FHI 360 Nigeria special projects and other initiatives.Duties and ResponsibilitiesProvide management support to special projects focusing on work plans, sub agreement amendments, periodic fund requests, review of MFRs/SFRs, and reportingCoordinate the development and follow up implementation of work plans for the assigned projectsParticipate in meetings/events organized by FHI360 Nigeria’s donors, stakeholders and partners (relevant to assigned special projects and develop responses to all requests from themWork with FHI360 Nigeria technical and finance departments to ensure adequate documentation, tracking and accurate reporting of targets and expenditures for each assigned grant/awardManage the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of sub recipients’ program activities including work plans, implementation schedules, sub agreements and close outEnsure appropriate monitoring of subprojects to achieve financial, contractual, and programmatic goalsWork with other departments to ensure documentation and easy retrieval of all training and trip reports related to the assigned portfolioGuide and support FHI360 Nigeria state teams in establishing sound management systems to ensure cohesive implementation of project activitiesContribute to the development and maintenance of systems that effectively respond to donor requirements regarding implementation procedures, reporting and evaluationAssist the Country Director as required to perform duties related to business case development, management of human resources including analysis of staffing needs and resourcesCoordinate capacity development efforts in support of country and state offices and implementing agency staff, and other partnersEnsure availability of technical resources and integrate their efforts into overall program managementAssist in identifying, analyzing and disseminating best practices in the project through the identification of project learning sites and technical support to the national governmentLiaise with multiple stakeholders and collaborators to share information, coordinate activities and avoid duplication in the implementation of the program.Perform other duties as assigned. 

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