Program Manager at Reconnect Health Development Initiative (Reconnect HDI)

Reconnect Health Development Initiative (Reconnect HDI)

Reconnect Health Development Initiative (Reconnect HDI) is a leading advocacy that works with individuals, groups and communities to alleviate the sufferings of people affected by mental disorders and substance abuse problems.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Program Manager

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • Designing Projects, and developing methodologies, work plans and budgets for Reconnect-HDI Programs.
  • Drafts inception plans and other program documents and communication.
  • Coordinate and manage the implementation of Project activities, schedule activities and monitor the Project to make sure planned targets are achieved on time.
  • Ensures agreed quality standards for the management and outputs of the Reconnect-HDI Project are met.
  • Ensure to implement the M&E action plan, making sure that M & E data for the Project is collected and reports are produced, as required.
  • Develop a budget and operating plan for the program.
  • Develop an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.
  • Writing program funding proposals to guarantee uninterrupted delivery of services.
  • Monitor Project expenses and ensure accurate Project financial reporting.
  • Drafting timely and professional Project narrative reports and submitting them to the Coordinator
  • Contributes towards the development of Reconnect-HDI Project materials and messages, as appropriate.
  • Plans/facilitates/rapporteurs at Project meetings, dialogues and workshops.
  • Provides representation and/or participation of the organization at various functions, including but not limited to workshops, dialogues, conferences and field visits.
  • Performs other Project activities as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
  • Meeting with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services.
  • Producing accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.
  • Analyzing program risks.

Requirements and Experience

  • B.Sc / BA in Public Health, Business Administration, Health Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Guidance & Counseling or its recognized equivalent.
  • Advanced Degree or equivalent experience in Public Health, Guidance & Counseling, Sociology, or related Health, Medical, or Social Science discipline.
  • 5 – 7 years of relevant experience with international development programs.
  • Proven experience in program management.
  • Proven stakeholder management skills.
  • Proven experience managing a team.
  • Experience using computers for a variety of tasks.
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Understanding of project management.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.
  • Demonstrated experience working with International programs and strong familiarity with best-practice reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with government-level officials to strengthen program implementation
  • Demonstrated ability in working and collaborating with a wide range of local and international partner organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining donor relations
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
  • Excellent writing and communications skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams and willingness to learn and empower others
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Demonstrated work experience in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple and competing demands and establish priorities, while providing continual attention to detail in proofing materials, tracking projects, and grants.
  • Commitment to organizational core values, mission and programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly acquire knowledge and implement good judgment in a variety of global health and development contexts.
  • Demonstrated outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Understanding and being able to communicate in the Hausa language is a plus.
  • Experience in a role requiring collaboration within an organization, as well as a demonstrated ability to work with efficiency and diplomacy as part of a team effort.
  • Demonstrated capacity and initiative to solve problems with energy and a positive attitude.
  • Willingness to work in a flexible environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed and/or approved.

Application Closing Date
30th June, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter and CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.