Program Manager

eHealth Africa

Abuja Municipal (AMAC), Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Full time

Aug 18

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eHealth Africa (eHA) designs and implements data-driven solutions and technologies to improve health systems for and with local communities. eHA’s technology works in low connectivity settings, and smartly uses data to drive decision-making by local governments and partner agencies to get optimum results.

They leverage their staff and department expertise across five programmatic areas: 

  • Health Delivery Systems
  • Public Health Emergency Management Systems
  • Disease Surveillance Systems
  • Laboratory & Diagnostic Systems
  • Nutrition & Food Security Systems

In each of these programmatic areas, they partner with governments, communities, nonprofits and other stakeholders to generate holistic solutions, because they believe that every community deserves access to the types of tools that can enable them to lead healthier lives.

About the role

They are looking to hire a Program Manager who will oversee the coordination and administration of projects including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling program activities. Other responsibilities include supporting communications activities, attending meetings, and establishing and maintaining relationships with all stakeholders and partner agencies. 

What do you need to be considered successful?

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. You will also be responsible for the following:

  •  Work closely with the project team, interdepartmental teams and external vendor(s) and ensure positive relationships are established and maintained.
  • Ensure best practices in project management plans and procedures and checklists are maintained. 
  • Develops and delivers project presentations to diverse audiences as the subject matter expert in their assigned program.
  • Prepares correspondence and reports pertaining to the assigned project management
  • Work with cross-functional teams to develop, manage and track classic project management deliverables (schedules, budget, scope, change management, status reports, resource allocation plans, risks, issues logs, etc.).
  • Deliver high-quality artefacts and outcome through all phases of PMLC including Envision,
  • Serves as the primary contact with partners/clients for all project-related items
  • Participates in long- and short-term program development and planning, and the development of new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization.  
  • Provides direct management of division department managers.
  • Ensures compliance with legal provisions, organizational policies and best practices concerning data management, retention, licensing, and security.
  • Will adhere to the eHA Program Management Life Cycle (PMLC) framework and all policy, procedure, guidelines as applicable.
  • Ensures compliance with laws and regulations. 
  • Writes reports on the program for management and for funders. 
  • Adheres to Policies and Procedures.
  • Adheres to eHealth Africa Code of Conduct as well as ethical standards of the field

How Important are you to the bottom-line?

 You will plan, execute, track, communicate and manage end to end product/program lifecycle to ensure the desired customer and business value is delivered.

Biggest problem-solving duties on the job

Ensure measurable KPIs are developed for the program, and that they align with the overall KPIs for the product.

What do you need to have done in your career?

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to successfully perform this job.

  • B.Sc and a master's degree in a related field. Professional certification is necessary.
  • Minimum of 8years relevant experience, at least 2years in a managerial role NGO experience is an added advantage.
  • Adherence to defined policies and procedures, monitor and evaluate direct report
  • Ability coordinate and ensure workforce work in line with organizational value and culture to meet goals and perform well in the future
  • Adherence to defined policies and procedures, monitor and evaluate direct report
  • Ability coordinate and ensure workforce work in line with organizational value and culture to meet goals and perform well in the future
  • Strong project management skills, including experience in agile practices and frameworks e.g. Lean, Scrum, Agile PM and Kanban.
  • May frequently travel between company worksites. 
  • Approaches others in a tactful manner. Reacts well under pressure. 
  • Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position. 
  • Strong leadership skills that include the ability to build effective teams, the ability to motivate others, delegation, and timely/quality decision making. Training and presentation experience is preferred.
  • Must possess the ability to organize, instruct and supervise staff while promoting group effort and achievement.
  • Must be able to work as a leader and member of a team and possess good problem-solving skills.
  • Must have the ability to manage conflicts and resolve problems effectively.
  • Advanced computer skills, including google drive, Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficiency working within specialized software utilized in the program

What Do you stand to Gain?

  • A nearly unlimited room for career growth with support along the way
  • The exciting opportunity to be part of building something extraordinary
  • Competitive Salary


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