Thursday, 27 October 2011

NLR Representative (expatriate, 18 months contract)


For the Nigeria programme we are looking for an

NLR Representative (expatriate, 18 months contract)

NLR is active in Nigeria since 1975 and co-operates with the Federal Ministry of Health and with the State Ministries of Health in 13 states in the North-Eastern Zone of Nigeria. As the Leprosy Control activities in Nigeria are combined with TB control, NLR also supports tuberculosis control activities but with funds from other donors.

The NLR Project Leaders, are usually governmental health officers and are responsible for the day to day project management. NLR is gradually increasing its activities in the area of care and rehabilitation, such in addition to the traditional focus on early case finding and adequate treatment.

In principle, NLR works with long term project agreements. Evaluation and renewal of such agreements, based on a result based approach is an ongoing activity. NLR has an office in Jos in Plateau State. Through this office all staff are deployed amongst which an Office Manager, Head of Finance, four Technical Advisers and some 14 administrative-supportive staff.

What does the work imply?

For a period of 18 months you will manage a transition process wherein a new NLR Representative will be selected and recruited. You will coordinate the development of a new NLR strategy for Nigeria and give it shape. You will carefully assess the current location of the NLR Office and inventory alternatives and effectuate a possible move to a new location. At the end of your tenure you will hand over all responsibilities to the new Representative.

As Representative you will be responsible for the management of the NLR supported programme in Nigeria and the NLR Nigeria Office. You will also see to a proper management of funds from other donors such as GFATM and TBCARE who contribute to the TB-component of the combined TBL Control Programmes.

You will manage the NLR Nigeria programme within the framework of an annual plan and budget approved by NLR headquarters. Thereby a result based approach in all phases of the programme and the project management cycle is leading. You will further rehabilitation activities and identify possibilities for institutional funding and contribute to proposal development.

You will see to the timely production, processing and transmission of required plans and reports.

You will foster and maintain good cooperation with all relevant stakeholders. Close contact and regular communication with NLR's Project Department is a prerequisite for a successful functioning.

Who are we looking for?

You have a relevant professional background, college level or higher, (a medical background is not a prerequisite) and a good command of English. You have excellent analytical skills and are able to communicate clearly and concisely both orally as well in writing.

You have experience with living and working abroad, preferably in Africa and with programme- and project management. You know how to run an office comprising multidisciplinary staff and how to work with elaborate financial administrative systems and donor requirements.

You are willing to travel regularly throughout Nigeria. You have a clear affinity with poverty- and disease control. You are in possession of good interpersonal and diplomatic skills and are able to listen and to compromise, while remaining mission and result oriented. You have a flexible attitude and can cope with a dynamic workload.

What do we offer?

A responsible temporary position with a challenging agenda. We offer an organization committed to the global fight against an often ignored disease. The starting station of duty will be Jos. For various reasons NLR considers Jos less suitable for families.

The basic salary we offer is, depending on experience, in the range of € 2.150 and € 4.073 net per month. In addition we provide a package of secondary benefits such as housing and insurances. An assessment by an external agency will be part of the selection procedure. If desired, information can be obtained by telephone from Mr. Daan Ponsteen, Project Officer: +31 (0)20 5950521 .

Are you interested?

Are you interested in this position and do you meet the profile? Then submit your application letter before 11 November 2011 including your CV, by e-mail to Mr. Rens Verstappen, Head Projects Department:

+31(NL) 20/5950521
Postbus 95005
1090HA Amsterdam Oost

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