Responsible for over all day to day program management of the zonal office comprised of 5 states in FCT zonal office made up of 30 Implementing Agencies (IAs) and several other cluster sites in implementation of one of the biggest USAID HIV/AIDS comprehensive project in the world – Global HIV/AIDS Initiative Nigeria (GHAIN) as well as other funding sources including Global Fund HSS & Malaria. I coordinated the activities of other senior level professional colleagues and was responsible for collating and producing program reports for both internal management use and for donor requirement. I worked with the Zonal Manager and other unit heads in the development of program strategies, subproject documents and work plans and budgets.
I was responsible for engaging with stakeholders at both the national and states levels for advocacy dialogues and policy influencing with focus on health care financing, health system strengthening and worked to develop plans for sustained access to health care to target beneficiaries.
I developed FCT zonal office and Implementing Agencies (IAs) costed work plan in a timely manner and monitored strict implementation in accordance with GHAIN/USAID and FHI Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to achieve expected results/targets
I Prepare and submitted in a timely and an acceptable standard, monthly and quarterly reports on different program areas like GHAIN, Global Fund HSS, Malaria, CTBC, HAST and several others to the Zonal Director and Country Office (CO) for management decision
Lead on Operations Research (OR) coordination for SCUK in a consortium between Save the Children UK, Health Partners International and GRID Consulting for a 5 – year Program on Routine Immunization and Maternal, New Born and Child health (PRINN/MNCH) funded by DFID and Norwegian government in northern Nigerian; Managed the over all logistics and day to day operations of the PRINN/MNCH program and took a lead on the business development process of the consortium; Served as program manager for the consortium and was responsible for tracking progress of output utilization and deliverables by consultants and other short term technical support against the annual plan; Served as the communication hub on all issues relating to the consortium, and was responsible for processing and disseminating this information to all relevant stake holders for action and decision making.
Coordinated all project development activities of the Micro Finance component for the EC – Oxfam GB co funded project in all the target states and was responsible for managing the micro – finance budget of project; provided organizational support to the implementing partners specifically on aspects of systems development, operational procedures, human resource development and financial management; maintained an effective communication on work program with a wide range of stake holders both within Oxfam International and other stake holders; Assessed partners capacity to implement project objectives, developed capacity building plans based on identified capacity gaps and initiated appropriate capacity building activities; Provided coaching support, mentoring and counseling advisory services to partners on developing and implementing business plans with project beneficiaries.
Carried out targeted advocacy to policy makers to provide a voice for farmers
Developed value chain for selected commodities for farmer groups in the target states with the overall aim of enhancing productivity
Responsible for overall program management (Micro finance, Health/HIV/AIDS, Infrastructure development, youth empowerment and gender mainstreaming) for four states Nasarawa, Bauchi, Benue and Kaduna states.
Reviewed and redesigned reporting formats for SED, infrastructure and health programs for implementing partners
Took a lead in the design of the integration strategy for micro credit and Reproductive Health (RH)
Coordinated and managed the disbursement of micro credit and agric loan funds to 23 organizations totaling over $1.5m between 2001 - 2007
Team member – Needs assessment of 15 referral health facilities across 4 states for upgrading of the facilities as safe motherhood facilities and referral centers for an expanded maternal and RH programme.
Managed staff, project resources and other project elements accordance with centrally agreed plans, priorities and policies and served as the primary contact on matters related to organizational representation, staff security, logistics and routine communication in the target states