National Team Leader at Oxford Policy Management ( DFID)

The ORIE project is one component of a large DFID- funded programme called WINNN - Working to Improve Nutrition in Northem Nigeria - which aims to reduce the incidence of matemal and child under nutrition in five Northem states (Jigawa, Zamfara, Katsina, Yobe, Kebbi).

The ORIE project will use operations research, impact evaluation, costing studies and knowledge management strategies to ensure that the WINNN programme draws on, and feeds into, cutting-edge knowledge on nutrition. ORIE will be delivered by a consortium of UK and Nigerian institutions led by Oxford Policy Management (OPM).

OPM is seeking to recruit a National Team Leader for the ORIE project. The National Team Leader will manage project operations in country, and will be assisted by the Programme Administrator.

Job  Tittle: National Team Leader

Location : Abuja


    The National Team Leader will represent and promote the ORIE project in Nigeria,
    Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders and provide leadership to the national team of partners and consultants. This will include management, quality assurance and regular monitoring trips to Northern states.
    The Team Leader will facilitate communication between partners and support the implementation of the various work streams within ORIE.
    The role will involve project management tasks including developing work plans and budgets and preparing written reports, as well as management of a small office and supervising the work of the Project  Administrator.


    Masters level degree or above in a relevant subject desirable (ideally Public Health/nutrition, or other relevant fields such as Economics, Public Administration).
    At least 7 years' experience designing,implementing and managing complex programmes/projects involving multiple stakeholders
    Entrepreneurial self-starter able to work independently and with initiative
    Flexible working style, with the ability to develop strong working relationships in a complex working environment
    Experience working in the Nigerian health sector; experience in the nutrition sector desirable
    Experience working with government at federal, state and local level desirable
    Experience in field research and evaluation studies, preferably in Northern Nigeria
    Experience working with international donors including DFID desirable
    Excellent written and spoken communication skills
    Competent in use of software and communications technology including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, internet
    Willingness to travel frequently to the Northern states covered by ORIE.

Application Closing Date
21st August, 2013

Method of Application
Interested candidates   should forward  full  CVs covering  3 referees to:

Interviews will be held in Abuja in September, 2013.


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