Project Director, Alive & Thrive | FHI 360- Abuja, Nigeria

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The Project Director, A&T/Nigeria Is Based In Abuja, Nigeria. This Position Has a Three-fold Purpose
*.Providing highest level strategic infant and young child feeding (IYCF) technical and program vision and leadership to the Government of Nigeria, specifically the FMOH; international donors, agencies, and projects; private/commercial and NGO representatives and projects; and other partners and stakeholders to help in the design, implementation, monitoring, and improvement of IYCF social and behavior change communication strategies, approaches, and intervention designs towards the improvement of breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices.
*.Directing and overseeing A&T Nigeria’s senior technical and program staff and partner and subcontract activities at the federal level in Abuja, and in metropolitan Lagos, and rural and urban Kaduna state. Includes providing technical assistance and training in IYCF-related policy and advocacy; interpersonal social and behavior change communication and community mobilization; mass communication; and strategic collection and use of data; and to provide timely and effective collection, use, and report-out/documentation of qualitative and quantitative monitoring data from project activities.
*.Directing and overseeing the compliance of A&T Nigeria management of administrative, financial, operational, procurement, and logistical support services and reporting.
Technical and program development, implementation, and monitoring
*.Collaborates closely with and serves as technical specialist to GON, SUN, international NGO and donor initiatives, and various coordinating bodies and technical working groups at the federal and state level to develop and implement IYCF SBCC programs that utilize advocacy, interpersonal communication (social and behavior change communication) and community mobilization, mass communication, and strategic use of data and involve public, private/commercial, and NGO sectors to improve coverage, reach and impact of IYCF practices.
*.Maintains productive partnerships with national and state-level stakeholders in the government, private/commercial and NGO organizations and projects, and international and local donors to ensure A&T’s policy advocacy, interpersonal social and behavior change communication and social mobilization, mass communications, and strategic collection and use of data is advocated for, accepted, and sustained
*.Serves as a technical expert for at least one of the four A&T program components and in the context of SBCC approaches
*.Acts as a spokesperson on behalf of the project at national and international technical meetings
*.Oversees the preparation and ensures quality of all project reports and deliverables
*.Troubleshoots to prevent and resolve potential problems
*.Provides in-country technical input, leadership, and coordination for the design and implementation of all program components at the national level, in metropolitan Lagos, and in rural and urban Kaduna state.
*.Provides leadership to and oversight of the application of A&T’s approaches, messages, materials, and tools to SBCC capacity building under the context of the Nigeria National Strategic Plan of Action for Nutrition (2014-2019) and state mandates, and across public, private/commercial and NGO sectors
*.Provides direct-line supervision of key A&T/Nigeria technical and finance/operations staff...
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