State Director

Job Title
State Director
Level of Effort
Full Time (8.00am to 5.00pm Mondays – Friday) 100%
Job Location
Akwa Ibom & Cross River State
Number of Persons Required
Two (2)
 This position reports to the Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director
Job Summary
 The State Director is part of the senior management team for ECEWS, in a
decentralized management structure and forms part of the strategic team that directs
the operations of ECEWS on the ACE Project.
 H / She is responsible for program planning, implementation, monitoring, and
reporting of the interventions implemented by ECEWS on the ACE Project.
 H / She provides technical and management leadership in HIV prevention, care and
treatment, TB and Integrated Medical Services and develop technical strategies and
oversee their design and implementation for ECEWS ACE Project ensuring the
appropriate application of theory and best practice to the design and implementation
of public health interventions.
 H / She is accountable for judicious use of all resources entrusted with ECEWS and
its partners in the assigned state.
Task / Responsibility
 Oversee the development of strategies for the design and implementation of the
ACE Project public health interventions including HIV/AIDS interventions, linked
with care and treatment activities. Others include TB, RH/FP, Malaria, Cervical
cancer screening etc
 Ensure that appropriate technical strategies, policies and SOP’s are developed and
implemented in accordance to ECEWS, USAID, OGAC and Nigerian regulations
 Participate in development of and monitors work plans and budgets; ensures
appropriate levels of technical assistance in program operations; coordinates partner
efforts in program implementation; ensures appropriate program monitoring and
accurate financial and programmatic reporting.
 Work with the relevant departments to establish and execute a capacity development
plan to provide assistance to the state office for effective program planning,
implementation and monitoring.
 Provide overall supervision for ECEWS state office staff and ensure compliance
with technical, programmatic, contractual and financial requirements set by
ECEWS and its donors.
 Responsible for the overall management and coordination of ECEWS activities at
the state 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.
 With the assistance of the country office M&E staff, monitor all intervention
strategies to ensure that they meet contractual, financial and programmatic goals.
 Provide programmatic/technical assistance to all local ECEWS partners in the
design, implementation, modification, monitoring and evaluation of project
 Provide technical assistance through the review and/or writing of protocols, papers,
reports to ensure accuracy and appropriateness.
 Ensure that results from research and published best practices are incorporated into
ECEWS interventions and contribute significantly to this literature.
 Coordinate all capacity building activities for ECEWS partners at the state level.
 Review periodic reports (programmatic and financial) submitted by all
collaborating partners at the state office level and forward same to HQ.
 Undertake regular monitoring visits to project sites as necessary.
 Ensure that all ECEWS assets and other resources are effectively managed.
 Collaborate with other IPs based in the state to coordinate project activities.
 Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements
 MB.BS / MD / PHD or similar degree with 7-9 years professional public health
experience including at least five years specialized experience in HIV/AIDS care in
developing country settings plus at least four years management experience.
Experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.
 MS/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.
 BS/BA in Social Science, Public Health or related field, with a minimum of 11-13
years relevant experience with international development programs which includes
4 years of 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.
 Experience in designing and implementing of public health/international
development programs funded by US government or other international donors.
 Extensive knowledge of health and development programming in a developing
 Working knowledge of major donor policies (USAID, Global Fund) as well as
international not-for- profit organizations.
 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, health systems, decentralization of services and related
 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, and e-mail), office
telephone, calculator, cell phone and printer/copier and any other hand held devices.
Travel Requirements:
 25%

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