Associate Director – Programs

Job Title
Associate Director – Programs
Level of Effort
Full Time (8.00am to 5.00pm Mondays – Friday) 100%
Job Location
Cross River
Number of Persons Required
One (1)
 This position reports to the State Director.
Job Summary
 As a member of the Program Management Team works with the State Director and
will provide leadership, management, coordination, and technical expertise for the
improvement of systems for planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of
ACE project activities in Cross River state.
 Ensure that ECEWS delivers on all its promises to donors and other stakeholders
(achieve set targets, deliver quality services)
 Monitor and enforce compliance with donor and ECEWS policies
 Lead the development, testing, application and evaluation of PM tools
 Manage the design of sub grant activities as directed including the preparation of
budgets, implementation schedules, modifications, AOTR requests and evaluation
 Ensure appropriate monitoring of sub grants to achieve financial, administrative,
and programmatic goals.
 Guide and support the Cross River state offices in establishing sound management
systems to ensure cohesive implementation of project activities.
 Contribute to the development and maintenance of systems that effectively respond
to USAID/Nigeria requirements regarding implementation procedures, reporting
and evaluation.
 Coordinate capacity development efforts in support of state offices and
implementing agency staff and other partners.
 Ensure availability of technical resources and integrate their efforts into overall
 Assist in identifying, analyzing and disseminating best practices in the project
through the identification of project learning sites and technical support to the
national government.
 Liaise with multiple stakeholders and collaborators to share information, coordinate
activities and avoid duplication in the implementation of the programs.
 Remain informed on the current programs in the HIV/AIDS field by review of
current literature and is alert to any implication of such strategic information for
project activities.
 Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements
 B.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 5-7 years relevant experience with
international development programs which includes 5 years of relevant supervisory
 MS/MA in social science, public health or related field, MPH preferred, and a
minimum of 7-9 years relevant experience with international development programs
which includes 5 years relevant supervisory experience.
 Or BS/BA in social science, public health or related field, with a minimum of 9-11
years relevant experience with international development programs which includes
5 years of relevant supervisory experience.
 Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems, international donor
organizations, NGOs and CBOs is required.
 Considerable experience in designing and implementing of public
health/international development programs funded by US government or other
international donors.
 Demonstrated management, supervision, networking and leadership skills working
with large, complex programs.
 Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning, administrative, and financial
management systems.
 Diplomatic; demonstrated experience in undertaking high-level policy dialogue
with different stakeholders.
 Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, health systems, decentralization of services
and related issues.
 Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical
issues surrounding HIV infection.
 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
 Ability to intervene with staff with diplomacy and firmness.
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), office
telephone, cell phone and printer/copier.
Travel Requirements:
 70% – 80%

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