Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families.

  • Job Position: Program Manager – GANC
  • Job Location: Abuja
  • Job Type: Consultancy
  • Career Category: Program / Project Management

Job Description

  • The BMGF Group ANC project manager will be responsible for providing the vision, leadership, and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of the project is met.
  • He / She will develop, maintain, strengthen and expand a collaborative approach with all key stakeholders whilst equally serving as the primary point of contact with the State Ministry of Health and its agencies and other stakeholders.
  • The project will operate for an approximately 2-year period.
  • Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Responsibilities
Technical Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical guidance and direction to ensure that the GANC program is technically sound, evidence-based, and responsive to the needs of Nigeria and the donor.
  • Assist with coordinating the necessary technical input from partners required for key activities and work closely with external stakeholders, consultants, and experts as required.
  • Contribute/coordinate with the program’s M&E of activities to ensure that the program meets set targets in accordance with national standards.
  • Collaborate closely with key stakeholders, including FMOH / SMOH officials, and other stakeholders for smooth implementation.
  • Work collaboratively with other program team members to ensure that necessary program planning, development, resource availability, and management activities function smoothly and efficiently.
  • Coordinate with the Country Director for the successful delivery of technical assistance and implementation of program activities.
  • Cultivate strategic relationships and alliances with other partners.
  • Liaise with Jhpiego’ s Nigeria Technical Leadership Office on activity design
  • Ensure compliance with the program agreement results and the oversight of program activities to achieve the stated objectives.
  • Provide technical leadership in the design, analysis, and synthesis of intervention.
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results.
  • Write and/or review technical components of materials and publications related to the project and its development.
  • Work closely with Jhpiego Nigeria office staff to ensure effective, timely, and coordinated project implementation.

Management Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to annual work planning, training plans, and quarterly reports.
  • Provide mentoring to State / LGA stakeholders during the implementation of activities based on the plan developed for the transfer of responsibility.
  • Lead the development of the two-year plan for the transfer of responsibility and implementation to State Stakeholders.
  • Work collaboratively with the program team and headquarters staff to assure proper program and financial reporting, spending, and compliance with program terms and conditions.
  • Evaluate program progress against deliverables on a quarterly basis.
  • Promote and support the dissemination of the program’s best practices and lessons learned among the program team, key stakeholders, including the MOH, local partners, and other collaborators.
  • Coordinate timely, accurate, and appropriate reporting of program activities and results to the donor, including progress and annual reports.
  • Any other duties as applicable.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social / Behavioral Sciences, Public Administration, LLB or Health-related courses. A Master’s degree in Public Health or any field will be an added advantage
  • Experience working in GOVERNMENT or Donor funded programs
  • Experience in RH / FP / MNCH /
  • At least seven years of experience living and working in Nigeria, including supporting the implementation of state-level programs
  • Familiarity with the National Health Strategic Plan / National Community Strategy

Knowledge base:

  • Excellent verbal, written communications, and presentation skills
  • Strong programming, management, and technical skills
  • Has sensitivity and understanding of the beneficiary population
  • Set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities
  • Dynamic personality and a team player
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Required Abilities / Skills:

  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines, and intense pressure to perform

Closing Date
9th February 2021.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV to: [email protected] using “Program Manager” as the subject of the email.


  • CV and Cover Letter as ONE SINGLE WORD document
  • The title/subject of your email and application should be the position you are applying for.
  • Candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified
  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview
  • Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
  • There will be travel requirements and opportunities both within Nigeria.
  • JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer