Associate Director – Cluster Operations

Job Title
Associate Director – Cluster Operations
Level of Effort
Full Time (8.00am to 5.00pm Mondays – Friday) 100%
Job Location
Cross River
Number of Persons Required
One (1)
Reporting/Supervision
 This position reports to the State Director.
Job Summary
 Will participate in development and monitoring of work plans and budgets, ensure
appropriate levels of technical assistance in program operations; coordinate partner
efforts in program implementation, ensure appropriate program monitoring and
accurate financial and programmatic reporting to the State Office.
 Responsible for the overall management and coordination of ECEWS activities at
the Cluster office.
 Serve as the point of contact of ECEWS with government officials and coordinate
and collaborate with all public sector and NGO partners at the state level and ensure
that all ECEWS assets and other resources are effectively managed.
 Provide technical and managerial leadership in the provision of quality HIV
prevention (including PrEP), treatment, care and reproductive/family planning
services in different clusters.
 Take the lead in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on HIV
prevention activities and establish linkages between communities and health
services.
 Train and mentor project staff, health care providers and consortium partners to
provide high quality HIV, RH/FP services including screening and referral of
identified clients with cancer of cervix.
Job Requirements
Education
 MB.BS / MD / PHD or similar degree
 MPH or post graduate clinical or public health degree is required
Attributes:
 7 to 9 years’ experience working in health or development field in Nigeria with at
least 5 years progressive experience working in the PEPFAR HIV response
 Proven experience in project development, planning and facilitating technical
training; with extensive knowledge and skills for application of Differentiated
Models of Care appropriate for situations and the ability to constitute and deploy
competent surge teams to implement catchups.
 Ability to analyze and use site level granular data to identify gaps, develop and
deploy remedial actions plans to improve services delivery
 Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs is highly
desirable.
 Clinical management and training experience and ability to understand full range of
issues around the clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including provision of ART
 Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government
settings
 Proven ability in supervising staff.
 Excellent command of written and spoken English
 Strong interpersonal and communication skills
 Willingness to extend working hours to meet deadlines and at short notice
 Ability to function effectively in multi-disciplinary teams to produce excellent
results under pressure
 Ability to use key computing applications e g MS Office Suite etc and knowledge
of different database (DHIS or LAMIS) is a plus.
Typical Physical Demands:
 Typical office environment
 Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time
Technology to be used:
 Computer, Microsoft Office 365 (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail), database
(DHIS, LAMIS), office telephone, calculator, cell phone and printer/copier.
Travel Requirements:
 50% local travel

Job Category: Management
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Akwa Ibom Nigeria
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