Job Vacancy: State Team Lead

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Job Vacancy: Job title: State Team Lead

Job description: Overview

Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families. In collaboration with state stakeholders, Jhpiego will be providing technical assistance to implementation states with funding from BMGF through TA Connect to implement a technical assistance project for layering high impact interventions.

on G-ANC/PNC platform for improved maternal and newborn outcomes in Bauchi and Nasarawa. The program’s goal is to contribute significantly to ending preventable maternal and child deaths in Nigeria. The two-year project will commence in December 2023 and will be implemented in Bauchi and Nasarawa states of Nigeria.


Program and Technical Leadership:

  • Provide strategic leadership for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the TA Connect programs.
  • Develop and execute comprehensive work plans, ensuring alignment with project goals and objectives.
  • Oversee the delivery of high-quality RMNCH services and interventions across the state.
  • A certified trainer in RMNCH continuum of care, (BeMONC, PPFP, PAC, ENCC)

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, healthcare facilities, community leaders, and NGOs.
  • Collaborate with partners to strengthen the coordination and integration of RMNCH activities at the state level.
  • Represent the organization and project in relevant state-level forums and meetings.

Team Management:

  • Lead and supervise a multidisciplinary team of program officers, coordinators, and support staff.
  • Provide mentorship, guidance, and capacity-building support to team members.
  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive team culture to maximize performance and achieve project objectives.

Program Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Develop and implement robust monitoring and evaluation frameworks to assess the impact and effectiveness of RMNCH interventions.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting on project progress, challenges, and achievements.
  • Utilize data-driven insights to make informed decisions and adjustments to program activities.

Resource Management:

  • Manage project resources, including budget oversight, procurement, and financial reporting.
  • Ensure compliance with organizational and donor policies and procedures.
  • Identify and address resource gaps or challenges proactively.

Community Engagement:

  • Lead community engagement efforts to raise awareness about RMNCH and promote positive health-seeking behaviours.
  • Facilitate the involvement of communities in the planning and implementation of RMNCH initiatives.

Required Qualifications

  • Medical doctor, nurse or closely related medical personnel with Master’s degree in Public Health, International Development, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 7 – 8 years of progressive experience in managing and implementing health programs, with a focus on RMNCH.
  • Strong understanding of the healthcare system and dynamics in [Specify the State].
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills, with experience in leading and motivating teams.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders, including government officials, healthcare professionals, and community leaders.
  • Familiarity with monitoring and evaluation methodologies and tools.
  • Ability to travel within the state and occasionally to national or regional meetings.

Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Please apply at

Applicants must submit a single document for upload to include: cover letter, resume, and references.

For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at

Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Jhpiego promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans.


Location: Azare, Bauchi State

Job date: Fri, 05 Jan 2024 00:48:52 GMT

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