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State Program Manager at Heartland Alliance Ltd/Gte – Apply Now

State Program Manager

The project’s goal is to reduce HIV incidence, morbidity, and mortality among KPs as well as their sexual partners and children by increasing their access to and success in HIV prevention, diagnosis, and treatment by addressing the biological, social, and structural drivers of the epidemic using human rights principles and sustainable, peer-led approaches.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Capacity building:

  • Serve as a focal point for the capacity building of staff, local partners and community members on new HIV knowledge and technologies suitable for increased yield and productivity.
  • Provide support to the HAN and local partners’ program staff through training, program coordination and management and effective communication in a right based environment.
  • Responsible for the full implementation of HAN programming at the designated zonal level
  • Capacity Building Support: Implement the capacity development plan of local partner’s program staff through conducting on-site, formal, and informal trainings, including training-of-trainers’ sessions and advising step-down trainings to meet program objectives. 

Management and Supervision:

  • Serve as the project’s key liaison to Heartland Alliance Regional/State Office.
  • In collaboration with Regional Office HR, Finance, IT, M&E, Program Departments, ensures States Zonal Office (field) supervisors adhere to and implement policies and procedures; engages all levels of staff in the strategic planning process; and provides feedback for improvements.
  • Monitor progress towards and barriers from reaching project or program goals and objectives, provides timely updates and recommendations to senior leadership.
  • Submits weekly, monthly, and quarterly narrative reports on program updates and financial activities to the Director of Programs in a timely manner.
  • Ensures the timely collection, collation, and submission of high-quality progress report data to the M&E unit at the Country Office through HAN standard tools and software packages.
  • Ensures timely and effective training and mentoring is provided to Community Facilitators, Outreach Coordinators, and other relevant stakeholders on HAN- Nigeria service delivery models, which may include- Counseling and psychosocial support for Key Affected Population, distribute HIV educational materials, condoms, and other harm reduction materials.

Service delivery support

  • Maintain overall responsibility for the delivery of high-quality HIV prevention, care, and treatment services to target population in line with national and international best practices.
  • Promote the concept of One Stop Shop (OSS) and create community ownership and access to services from prevention, care, and treatment.
  • Ensures timely and effective training and mentoring of service providers in conjunction with relevant Country Office Technical Officer.
  • Ensures gender-based violence services, mental health counseling and psychosocial support for Key Affected Population.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or competency required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • First Degree in medical science, management, social science, or related field; Advanced Degree in Public Health or Social Science preferred.
  • At least four years’ experience working with an NGO, must include Project.
  • Implementation; Supervisory and Capacity building experience in public health or social science program management
  • Knowledge of the local language is essential.
  • Experience working in collaboration with local partners, NGOs, and CBOs.
  • Experience in capacity building, HIV/AIDS Advocacy, prevention, treatment, and care.

Other Competencies:

  • Time Management – Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time and complete projects in a fast-paced, changing environment with minimal supervision.
  • Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively.
  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Change’s approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Cultural Sensitivity – Respects the cultural environment in which a person is working and does not act in a manner that is outwardly offensive to the local community.
  • Non-discriminatory- Do not discriminate against persons based on sexual orientation or gender identity, age, preferred jobs, or behavioral habits.

Language Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Local Language preferred.
  • Demonstrated competency in public speaking.

Computer Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange, Windows operating systems, Power Point.
  • Other software routinely used by Heartland Alliance.

Work Environment:

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • The employee will be required to co-locate with local partners usually in the same office.
  • The employee is required to travel regularly to often insecure and limited-resource environments.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should apply using the Apply Now button below.



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