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Job Title: Project Manager, Planning Assessment for Health Service Delivery Strengthening/Social Accountability

Requisition Number: 13-0141

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Employer: PACT Nigeria  

Description   Position Summary: Pact seeks a Project Manager to oversee a 3 month planning assessment for a Health Service Delivery Strengthening/Social Accountability Program in northern Nigeria from September 2013 – November 2013. The Project Manager will work in coordination with Pact staff to establish working relationships with state MOH, state Ministry of Local government as well as Primary Health care development agencies, select LGAs and local health organizations; conduct organizational capacity assessments (OCAs); facilitate focus groups; lead results debriefs; and contribute to donor reports. The Project Manager will report to Pact’s Global Director, Capacity Development and will be supervised on a daily basis by Pact Nigeria’s Country Director. The Project Manager will lead, but not directly supervise, a team up to six local staff members. Although this is a short-term posting, there is potential for this position to evolve into a longer-term role.

This position is contingent upon funding

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

• Manage a small team of capacity assessors and facilitators;

• Ensure that project activities proceeds in a timely and successful manner;

• Manage the logistics for site visits to local health organizations in Gombe, Adamawa, Bauchi, Taraba and Yobe States, it is possible that states may be added or removed from this list

• Conduct organizational capacity assessments, develop results packets and facilitate results briefings for up-to 16 organizations in Gombe and Adamawa States

• Manage focus groups and in-depth interviews with select organizations in Bauchi, Taraba and Yobe States.

• Ensure good financial management and compliance of all aspects of the project;

• Monitor security, carry out regular risk analyses and mitigate identified risks; and

• Other duties as may be required.


• Demonstrated interpersonal, team building and communication skills;

• Experience conducting organizational capacity assessments and facilitating focus groups;

• Strong analytic and critical understanding;

• Excellent organization and planning skills;

• Ability to manage money/budgets

• Ability to Desk research

• Ability to Field research

• Ability to Liaise well with donor/ governments and local government

• Ability to coordinate across teams

• Be a good presenter

• Good writer

• Self-starter and independent thinker; and

• Ability to travel regularly and at short notice to sometimes challenging settings.

Education and Experience Requirements:

• Master’s degree or equivalent experience in organizational development, public administration, business administration, international development, or other relevant field preferred;

• Minimum 3 years’ experience in program management required, 1 – 2 years in Africa and/or Nigeria preferred;

• Aptitude/experience in supervising staff and the ability to mentor subordinates;

• Knowledge and understanding of the health sector in Nigeria; and

• Fluency in English required.

Disclaimer: This job description summarizes the responsibilities assigned to the position; however it does not contain an all-inclusive list of responsibilities. Periodically, employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Employment at Pact is a voluntary “at will” relationship.

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