Deputy Director & Technical Lead of CORE Group Partners Project – Nigeria – ReliefWeb

Position Title: Deputy Director & Technical Lead of CORE Group Partners Project Nigeria Secretariat
Hiring Organization: World Vision US, to be paid from the US
Type of employment: Fulltime consulting contractor
Duration of contract: October 1, 2022 – September 29, 2024
Reports to: Nigeria Secretariat Director (SD)
The CORE Group Polio Project (CGPP), a USAID funded polio eradication project, conducts community-based activities designed to strengthen supplemental polio immunization, routine polio immunization, and surveillance of acute flaccid paralysis, COVID-19, and priority zoonotic diseases in nine countries: Ethiopia, India, South Sudan, Nigeria, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Angola, and Niger. The project operates through the CORE Group Secretariat model, which coordinates a group of international NGOs in each focal country. Activities are implemented by individual US-based PVOs and local partners and overseen at the country-level by national secretariats. The project operates through more than 20,000 community volunteers who act as community mobilizers and promote childhood immunization, provide health education, and are active members of the community-based surveillance system. CGPP has pioneered several key polio eradication strategies including independent campaign monitoring, cross border collaboration, and the inclusion of civil society in polio eradication.
Purpose of consultancy
The Deputy Director of the CGPP Nigeria Secretariat will be based in Abuja and will support and strengthen the Secretariat and PVO/NGO partner operations. The position holder will a) ensure the quality and completeness of the CGPP’s program implementation and field operations; (b) ensure that CGPP field activities support program objectives and are consistent with global and national polio eradication strategies; (c) provide input/feedback into required modifications for capacity building, behavioral change communication (BCC) materials to the Secretariat Director and technical staff. She/he will be responsible for the management and supervision of CGPP field operations and communications and will oversee the development and implementation of project budgets and workplans. She/he will also support CGPP Nigeria Secretariat’s relationship with the CGPP partners, assist the Secretariat Director in providing rapid response through expansion of NGO network, deployment of rapid response teams, and other key activities during cVDPV and wild polio outbreaks. She/he will oversee and track the implementation of interventions to address Priority Zoonotic Diseases (PZD) and other Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs) at the state level. She/he will also monitor and track CBO budgets and ensure they align with approved work plans in addition to guiding the implementation of COVID-19 activities. The position holder is expected to ensure the gender aspects of CGPP are carefully planned, implemented, and monitored.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
Required Languages – English language
Desired – French, Hausa, and any other local language (Fulfulde or Kanuri) as applicable is an added advantage.
Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 30% to 50% of the time.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervises some of the secretariat staff as assigned.
Working Relationships
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
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