Project Manager at Ohonyeta Care Givers (OCAG)

Ohonyeta Care Givers (OCAG) is a Non-Government Organization (NGO) established in 1997 in Otukpo - Benue State to address the socio-economic and health concerns of the people of Benue and other poor communities in Nigeria. OCAG is dedicated to empowering vulnerable and marginalized communities in Benue State and beyond through advocacy / policy influencing, reproductive health messaging and referrals, capacity building, household economic strengthening and program /services delivery across the broad spectrum of HIV/AIDS.

OCAG is about to start the implementation of an integrated community case management of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea (ICCM) in partnership with Christian Aid and funding from DFID/UKAid subject to signing of contract agreement. In view of this, the organization is requesting applications from only qualified candidates for the position below:

Job Title: Project Manager

Job Description
  • The role is responsible for delivery of the ICCM project; planning for activities, finalization of programme reports and ensuring ICCM activities are implemented in accordance with agreed standards and budgets.
  • S/he will work in close collaboration and coordination with the State Ministry of Health and Christian Aid State Programme Coordinator.
  • The role will be responsible for timely project delivery, within approved budget and in compliance with standard protocols, policies and guidelines as prescribed by the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH).
  • The role will build and manage strong relationships developed through effective communication between organization, her partners (donors and funders) and other stakeholders in the state.
  • The role will ensure Compliance with financial policies and procedures including reporting requirements and contribution made to other team members in the development and implementation of community based volunteers’ capacity development and training.
  • The role will ensure efficient management of all project activities to ensure effective service delivery in the supported communities and health facilities through availability of health commodities, proper utilization and timely reporting.
  • The role will line manage project officers, logistics officer and M&E Officer.
Degree in Basic Health or any related field.

  • At least 3 years’ experience of working with an indigenous or international NGO and strengthening health system.
  • Experience of managing donor-funded projects.
  • Experience working with government institutions and agencies in Nigeria
  • Skills and experience in  state and local advocacy and lobbying processes.
Job Requirement
  • Familiarity with Donor and reporting requirements.
  • Remains energized and focused in the face of ambiguity, change or strenuous demands.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate and work well in a team
  • English fluency and ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Local language knowledge a plus.
  • Familiarity with ICCM national guidelines desirable.
  • Extensive understanding of the national response to health care delivery and broader health policies, integrated community case management of childhood illnesses and maternal health.
  • Knowledge and competency in gender-sensitive and inclusive programming.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate project progress reports to a wide audience.

Closing Date:
2nd September, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's and Cover Letter to: stating the position as subject of the mail.


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