National Program Manager at Ipas Nigeria

Ipas is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortions. Through local, national and global partnerships, Ipas works to ensure women can obtain safe, respectful and comprehensive abortion care; including counseling and contraception to prevent unintended pregnancies.We are recruiting to fill the position of:Job Title: National Program ManagerJob ID: 2018-1860Location: Abuja, NGCategory: ProgramsPosition Type: Regular Full-TimeJob DescriptionThe National Program Manager at Ipas Nigeria will work at a national level to provide technical and managerial leadership for the Nigeria program under the direction of the Country Director.This position is responsible for the development and implementation of strategies and work plans to ensure that program goals and objectives are met.This includes providing strategic inputs for annual work plans, proposal development, analysis of programmatic results, identification and resolution of challenges and program performance, application of lessons learned and best practices to improve program performance, donor reporting, financial monitoring, and personnel management.In addition, the National Program Manager works with in-country counterparts to ensure successful implementation of work plans.The National Program Manager will oversee the Health Systems, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Community and Youth engagement functions providing technical support and programmatic guidance to each.ResponsibilitiesResponsible for managing the execution of programmatic work, ensuring high-quality project implementation and achievement of objectivesContributes to new program design and strategy integrating lessons learned and best practices, and ensuring alignment with Ipas mission, values, and strategic planProvides technical and programmatic inputs into the development of annual country work plans and budgets and ensures spending according to planReviews quarterly budgets and expenditure reports and monitors activity budget spending to ensure financial planning is on trackAdapt and implement organization-wide initiatives, systems, and policies; monitor for compliance with organizational policiesManage and support donor reporting process, including contributing to report documents and soliciting input from various project team members, ensuring quality and timely submissionConducts field visits to program sites in order to provide programmatic oversight and assistanceCollaborates with operations/technical leads and the Country Director in reference to allocation of resources, budgetary issues, and program resultsLeads and facilitates discussions during technical meetings for Nigeria team, and offers strategic and technical recommendations at quarterly review meetings, following up on issues as necessary.Interacts with senior members of other units to meet their objectives, share progress of work, resolve problems, and find alternate workable strategiesLiaises with headquarters Program Support Team on implementation of program work plans, field-level challenges, budget review, and development of proposals and donor reportsSupports the Country Director to develop and maintain strong relationships with government officials, partners, and other key stakeholders at the national and state levelReports to the Country Director in reference to special requests, strategic planning, and program results and progressProvides leadership, supervision, support, guidance, and constructive feedback to staff and consultants, including the development and tracking of annual performance objectivesManages the operation of a unit, section, or a major function and typically directs the activities of supervisory personnel and oversees the work of others who do not directly report to the position 

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