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The Country Director (CD) – Nigeria will be inspired by the mission of measurably improving the lifelong prospects of hundreds of millions of people through proven and scaled interventions. S/he will lead Evidence Action’s operations and programs in Nigeria. We are looking for a dynamic and energetic leader, an exceptional people leader, setting a team culture characterized by high levels of empowerment, achievement, and accountability. The CD will bring strong strategic and analytical capabilities, including comfort using data to continuously measure and improve highly successful and large-scale programs. Leading an exciting and growing program, s/he will also oversee the expansion of current programming into new health arenas based on rigorous evidence of impact. S/he will be adept at engaging government, including existing partnerships at various federal Ministries as well at various local governments authorities.
In collaboration with global and regional technical leaders, s/he will oversee program implementation in Nigeria, including strategic planning, operations, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, and policy advocacy. The CD will facilitate transparent communication about progress and results to the regional and global leadership team, donors, and other stakeholders. The CD will also play a leading role in expanding Evidence Action’s portfolio in Nigeria by identifying new program opportunities and engaging with prospective donors.
The CD must be proficient at managing donor-funded projects, liaising with government stakeholders, budgeting, program design and development, review and evaluation. S/he should have the skills to supervise and guide a growing country office with an employee-centric approach and progressive company policies and processes. The Country Director will uphold Evidence Action’s core pillars of evidence, cost-effectiveness, and scale throughout programs and operations.
The Country Director will be based in Abuja and will report to the Director, West and Central Africa. S/he will also be a member of the Africa regional leadership.
Duties and responsibilities
Strategy and Vision
Country Director will work with in-country People Lead and all in-country and global department heads for the following:
The Country Director will work with the Finance team and department heads for the following:
Monitor program financial performance through monthly Budget-vs-Actual analyses and gross margin decisions.
Government and Partnership Engagement.
New Program Development Support
People management, Stakeholder Management, Project Performance, Capacity Building, Program Management, Policy Advocacy, Strategic Planning, Donor Management, Government Relations
The Country Director – Nigeria will have at least 7 years of experience leading and managing program-related activities and an interest in expanding their horizons within a mission-driven organization committed to impact at scale. S/he must be excited about leading a cross-cutting team within an organization that sees learning and the use of rigorous evidence as central to its mission and is motivated to actively ensure that this approach is deeply embedded into all programs. The ideal candidate has experience working in developing countries.
The Country Director will have the following experience and attributes:
Working conditions – Normal
Position Location – Abuja, Nigeria
Finance, Programs, Human Resource, Operations Team leads
Equal Opportunity Statement
Evidence Action does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.