Team Lead, State At Technical Advice Connect LTD/GTE (TAConnect)


Position Title: Team Lead, State

Job Cadre: Manager

Organization: TAConnect, Nigeria

No. of Positions: 2

Location: Kaduna, Yobe, Nigeria

The scope of work (SOW) sets forth the services to be provided by the Team Lead, State to Technical Advice Connect LTD/GTE (TAConnect), a non-profit organization registered and based in Nigeria to bring innovative solutions to the provision of Technical Assistance (TA) services to states in Nigeria.

Job Description:

The Team Leads, State will lead the overall management of the technical, programmatic, and administrative activities to ensure successful implementation of TAConnect’ technical portfolio of RMNCH+N, PHC systems strengthening, and other related investments in Nigeria in Kaduna, Yobe, Rivers/Akwa Ibom, Nigeria. He/she will also provide both programmatic and technical oversight to ensure that project strategies and approaches are delivered in a coherent and coordinated way to meet program goals and objectives in a timely and efficient manner. He/she will also ensure adherence to TAConnects’ policies and donor regulations in the states.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

  • Lead the planning, coordination, and implementation of interventions in alignment with donor requirements and the project implementation plan.
  • Build strong partnerships with the SPHCB, the state government and other key stakeholders to ensure the program is in line with government priorities and the successful implementation of the project.
  • Work with the state’s team to assess activity progress to ensure that the project maintains close adherence to work plans and meets designated milestones, deliverables, and benchmarks.
  • Provide strategic leadership for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the state programs.
  • Lead, supervise, and provide mentorship and guidance to the state team, fostering a collaborative and inclusive team culture to maximize performance to achieve project objectives.
  • Review all programmatic and technical training plans to ensure the goals and objectives of the project are met clear.
  • Lead the development and implementation of a robust monitoring and evaluation plan to assess the impact and effectiveness of interventions.
  • Collaborate with partners to strengthen the coordination and integration of RMNCH activities at the state level.
  • Lead the development of quarterly and monthly implementation plans for effective project implementation.
  • Prepare and submit quality data and program reports.
  • Deploy innovative tools for efficient program management of the project.
  • Represent TAConnect at relevant state-level forums and meetings.
  • Perform all other tasks as assigned by the Technical Director

Job Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Epidemiology, Public Health, or a related field. A Master’s degree in public health or a related field will be an added advantage.
  • Experience: Minimum of 6 years experience in public health, working experience in the areas of RMNCH, Nutrition, family planning, and HSS and in a large public health program, with extensive experience managing similar projects.
  • Familiarity with the PHC system and Nigerian health sector with robust stakeholder management skills.
  • Substantial experience working in various regions of Nigeria, including Northern states.
  • Strong program management and technical background with analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated competence in assessing priorities and in managing a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment, and in meeting deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a multidisciplinary team to meet project objectives across several thematic areas.
  • Proven ability to communicate well with, motivate, guide, and direct all levels of staff.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Attention to detail with abilities to multitask and meet demanding timelines.
  • Ability to travel within the state and occasionally to national or regional meetings.
  • Time management skills, organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Adaptable to change, and flexible with duties and hours.
  • Ability to consistently meet multiple deadlines and willingness to travel up to 50% of the time within Nigeria.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills in English. Fluency in Hausa may be an added advantage.
  • Collaborate with the Technical Director/Strategic Engagement Director/ Finance, Admin, and Operations Director to ensure successful program implementation.


The Team Leads, State will report to the Executive Director.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should apply by sending their updated Resume, and their Cover Letter detailing their interest in the position to using the Job Title “Team Leads, State” as the subject while specifying the state of choice.  All applications should be sent on or before 11:59 PM Nigerian Time, 11th June 2024.Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; therefore, early submission is advised. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.