Technical Lead at FHI 360

Family Health International (FHI 360)

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: MBA/MSc/MA, PhD/Fellowship
  • Experience: 4 – 11 years
  • Location: Abuja
  • Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit 

Basic Function:

The EpiC Technical Lead will work under the supervision of the Nigeria Project Director to provide technical and management leadership to the HIV, COVID-19, Medical Oxygen, Mpox and GHS interventions; develop technical strategies, oversee design, capacity building/performance management of teams, implementation of quality programs, document lessons learnt and best practices.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Oversee the development of strategies for the design and implementation of EpiC Nigeria public health interventions including TB/HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, Medical Oxygen, Mpox and GHS interventions, etc
  • Ensure that appropriate technical strategies, policies, and SOPs are developed and implemented in accordance with FHI 360, USAID, and Nigerian regulations.
  • Assist with the development, management, monitoring and evaluation of work plans and budgets, ensuring appropriate levels of technical assistance for interventions.
  • Provide technical assistance through the review and/or writing of protocols, technical briefs, peer-review papers, project reports to ensure accuracy and appropriateness of knowledge management products.  
  • Contribute to financial management including regular pipeline review efforts that will support achievement of project objectives. 
  • Represent the EpiC project and FHI 360 make presentations at professional meetings and conferences.
  • Remain informed on current trends and ensure high quality implementation and knowledge management.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Considerable experience in designing and implementing projects in developing countries.
  • Sound knowledge of ongoing and emerging issues in relation to TB/HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, Medical Oxygen, Mpox and GHS.
  • Proven skills in management, supervision and leadership.
  • Familiarity with the scientific literature on TB/HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, Medical Oxygen, Mpox and GHS; with publications on public health issues.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of DEI and other ethical issues.
  • Ability to manage projects, consultants, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of programs.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants, and recipients of assistance.
  • Demonstrated expertise in building effective relationship with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Well developed written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to intervene with staff with diplomacy and firmness.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degrees with 7-9 years professional public health experience including at least five years specialized experience in TB/HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, Medical Oxygen, Mpox and GHS in developing country settings plus at least four years senior management experience. Experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.
  • MSc/MA in social science, public health or related field, MPH preferred, and a minimum of 9-11 years relevant experience with international development programs which includes 4 years relevant supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems, international donor organizations, NGOs and CBOs is required.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.

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