Program Manager at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Program ManagerJob Id: sav-41536Location: LagosRole PurposeThe Project Manager, Lagos provides leadership and managerial oversight for the administrative, programmatic, technical, research and operational aspects of the programme in Lagos state.S/he will oversee the day-to-day implementation of the programme and will be accountable for the quality of interventions and for the effective financial and operational management including financial and budgetary oversight, timely implementation of activities, and effective stakeholder relationship management.S/he will also be responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with the donor, government and partner agencies, operating in the State and federal level. The Project Manager is accountable for and responsible to oversee the development, implementation, and adherence of Monitoring and Evaluation systems put in place, work plans, technical program quality standards (including processes and procedures and reporting), and adherence to the donor and SCI regulations for State level activities in Lagos.Duties and ResponsibilitiesOverall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the programme in Lagos State.Attract and maintain strong working relationship with partners and stakeholders.Ensure state level representation by the programme on behalf of Save the Children, builds trust and influence with Government and other key stakeholders, highlighting where effective practise can positively influence policy.Lead the development of high quality programming, annual plans and budgeting processes for the programme, as and when necessary.Ensure that an effective monitoring system is in place in the programme state for achieving agreed targets and sound financial management, as well as ensuring that value for money can be effectively demonstrated to the donor.Oversee the state programme’s operational and analytical research, coordinate the dissemination of results and ensure that research informs advocacy.Ensure that other technical sectors in the state (e.g. Nutrition, Advocacy) are coordinated, integrated and support each other to optimise the project purposes and objectives.Lead on the submission of the state quarterly and annual reports and submission of deliverables.Inspire, lead and motivate the state programme team to deliver project objectives, including technical advisors and consultants, and the finance and admin staff working on the project.Ensure the project and its team comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy to ensure maximum protection for children.Program Management and Implementation: Remain up to date on good practices recommended  in the Global action plan for prevention and control of pneumonia (GAPP) as well as good practices on  routine immunisation services to ensure programme quality and impactOversee the development and successful implementation of state workplans for the programme components;Ensure the smooth running of all shifting the Needle on Pneumonia activities.Work closely with the Programme MEAL Team the CO MEAL Team to develop appropriate monitoring and evaluation plans and with managers of technical components to ensure technical program objectives are met.Ensure compliance with all grant provisions, and timely fulfilment of the State programmatic reporting requirements.Support the development of Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) and procurement plan.Oversee timely expenditure of approved state budgets, avoiding both under spending and overspending on grant line items.Human Resources Management and Administration:Supervise assigned advisors: maintain updated job descriptions for each position, conduct annual performance evaluations, identify staff skills development needs.See that all staff and partners are aware of and understand SCI policies and procedures; take appropriate disciplinary measures as needed.Ensure all administrative procedures are followed, such as those regarding vehicle use and procurement; ensure logistics/administrative staff provides sufficient and timely support to the team.Representation and Leadership:Maintain good working relationships with government officials.Represent SC and maintain good working relationships among the international and local NGO community, among community leadership structures and community-based organizations, and to visiting donor teams and other key contacts.Maintain focus on SC programme principles.Encourage teamwork, openness, and honesty among staff and between SC and its partners.General:Any other tasks assigned by the Chief of party.

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