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Monday, June 15, 2009

TweetThis! Deputy Country Director, Clinton Foundation - Abuja, Nigeria

Closing date: 30 Jul 2009
Location: Nigeria - Abuja
Position overview:

Based in Abuja, and reporting to the Country Director (CD), the Deputy Country Director (DCD) will work with the Country Director and Foundation staff to ensure the overall success of the Program. The DCD will help coordinate and support the Foundation's team on the ground to achieve the Program's objectives, and forge stronger relations with the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare and other government agencies and partners. The DCD will oversee the Program's Access work portfolio, including forecasting, procurement and supply chain management, and laboratory systems strengthening. Reporting to the CD, the DCD will oversee day-to-day financial management of the Program.


As a representative of the Foundation in the country, the DCD will:
- Help the Country Director develop the Foundation's strategic agenda in the country, in cooperation with the government;
- Help establish and achieve aggressive operational milestones;
- Support the CD in Human Resources management, including recruitment, and management of existing staff;
- Oversee CHAI's Access portfolio (UNITAID donation; forecasting, procurement and supply chain management; laboratory strengthening), including development/refinement, and execution of CHAIs strategy; management and mentorship of staff; quality control of work.
- Plan and execute specific programmatic initiatives, as well as support the team in doing so;
- Provide high-quality technical assistance to the government as needed/requested, often under a short timeframe;
- Coordinate efforts with the Foundation's partners, and identify and establish additional partnerships as appropriate;
- Maintain a thorough understanding of the HIV/AIDS landscape in the country and the key priorities, challenges and gaps (as well as internationally)
- Manage processes and tools for planning, budgeting, financial reporting, and monitoring and reporting programmatic progress;
- Manage process for internal and donor reporting, including monthly and quarterly reporting.
- Maintain appropriate bi-directional communication and information flow with HQ to ensure the Foundation's capabilities are being fully leveraged on-the-ground.

Skills required:

- Comfortable in a peer relationship with political leaders such as Ministers of Health, as well as civil servants
- Ability to navigate complex government processes with multiple influencers, and at negotiating and achieving consensus
- Proficiency with working on highly complex problems without extensive structural or operational support from HQ - Great mentor, manager, role model and team player who demands 100% performance from self and entire team; willing to micro-manage as required
- Seasoned operator who knows how to get things done - on time and on budget
- Strong analytical skills
- Ability to work within budgetary constraints typical in a small foundation;
- Knowledge of HIV/AIDS desired (but not required)
- Knowledge of local language and culture preferred
- Excellent business-oriented oral and written communication skills


- A minimum of 5 years experience in private or public sector enterprise, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership
- Experience conceiving, planning and executing programs or projects with documented results
- Excellent business-oriented oral and written communication skills
- Professional experience in Nigeria is strongly preferred
- Master's Degree (preferably in Business or Public Health) is strongly preferred
- Knowledge of HIV/AIDS is desired but not required
How to apply
Please apply online at: http://careers-clintonfoundation.icims.com/jobs/1285/job 

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