Programme Director at Options Consultancy Services

Options is an international development consultancy organisation working in the health sector to transform the health of women and girls in developing countries. We work in partnership with governments, health workers, civil society and businesses to bring together knowledge, expertise and influence to ensure everyone has access to the health care they need.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Programme DirectorLocation: AbujaJob OverviewOptions is seeking an exceptional leader to provide strategic direction and management oversight for a large Malaria programme in Nigeria.The post-holder will make a major contribution to reducing the Malaria burden by working with the Nigerian government to strengthen health systems.The post requires understanding of the Nigerian context and the ability to lead a large, DFID-funded programme.ResponsibilitiesThe Programme Director will provide leadership and management oversight for a large, DFID-funded Malaria Programme.The Programme will deliver targeted institutional, community and policy related malaria interventions through a consortium.Key areas of responsibility are below:Work with the Programme Management Board to develop strategies for the delivery of the programme, and oversee their implementation nationally and in relevant States.Coordinate advocacy and public relations activities, forging and maintaining excellent relationships with key stakeholders across the National Malaria Elimination Programme, government, donors, and technical and implementing partners in the Malaria sector in Nigeria.Ensure on track delivery of a high quality, high performing programme, through the development and maintenance of management and quality assurance tools and systems. This will include a logical framework, monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems, technical oversight of annual planning and budgeting, and ensuring learning informs decisions to improve and adapt programming.Actively manage, supervise and mentor a multidisciplinary team, promoting an atmosphere in which programme staff can give their best and collaborate to deliver the programme. Provide management oversight across a broader team and maintain strong relationships with consortium partners.Ensure maintenance of sound financial and administrative practices in line with policy and procedures and those of the donor. Accountable for the development of annual budgets and financial reports, ongoing budget monitoring and financial performance.

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