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.The National Program Manager works 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 also oversee the Monitoring and Evaluation, Operations, HR, Policy, Community and Youth engagement functions while providing technical support to the health system work.Job Title: National Program ManagerKey ResponsibilitiesSupports the Country Director to provide leadership for planning and effective implementation of programs in NigeriaSolicits guidance from Global units to resolve technical issues as neededConducts field visits to program states in order to provide programmatic oversight and assistanceLeads and facilitates discussions during technical meetings for Nigeria team, and offers strategic and technical recommendations at quarterly review meetings etc ; follows up on issues as necessary.Provides technical and programmatic inputs into the development of annual country work plans and budgets, reviews quarterly budgets and expenditure reports, and monitors activity budgets spending to ensure financial planning is on trackProvides input on preparation of proposals and donor reports, especially related to sharing of lessons learned and best practicesSupports the Country Director in representations with government officials at Federal and state level meetingsInteracts with senior members of other units to meet their directives, share progress of work, resolve problems, and find alternate workable strategiesKey CharacteristicsStrong communication skillsBusiness AcumenDiplomacyInterpersonal skillsLeadership/management skillsPlanning and organizationProfessional KnowledgeMust be able to work and communicate with government officials and external partnersMust possess working knowledge of project management and strategy developmentMust be familiar with women’s sexual and reproductive health and rightsImpact on BusinessResponsible for determining necessary program adjustments which ensure the program’s successDevelops workplans and budgets for projects that allow program implementation to run smoothly and effectivelyInternal & External Customers/Suppliers as well as Third PartiesCollaborates with output leads and the Country Director in reference to allocation of resources, budgetary issues, and program resultsWorks with Programs Associates and Advisors in reference to program implementation, field level challenges, and other program issuesWorks with Regional Support Team in reference to implementation of program work plans, budget review, and development of proposals and donor reportsReports to the Country Director in reference to special requests, strategic planning, and program results and progressSupports relationships with partner organizations in reference to common goals and programs needsSupports relationships with government and other stakeholdersPeople LeadershipManages 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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