Chief of Party, Global Fund - Central African Republic
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Chief of Party (CoP)-Global Fund (GF) Malaria will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program. CoP you will have a keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and work carefully and collaboratively with the ministry of Health, Government of Central African Republic and all stakeholders. CoP will manage a team of senior staff and engagement with stakeholders and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the grant.
The WV CAR GF Program grant making documentation package is developed to the highest quality to ensure timely signing of the grant agreement with the Global Fund. The Program’s strategic objectives and targets are fully aligned with the highest technical quality standards for malaria control and case management and the targets are met as per the Performance Framework.
Program implementation follows all WV and Global Fund latest administrative, regulations and operational procedures and policies. Development and review in a timely manner of quality annual, semi-annual and quarterly work plans for the Program implementation.
Regular and quality reporting of grant implementation progress is conducted as per the grant performance framework and the Program implementation work plan. program’s monitoring and evaluation system is developed and well aligned with the National M&E system, and ongoing data analysis is conducted to measure grant implementation performance. That lessons learnt and best practices are well documented and disseminated among stakeholders both in CAR and internationally.
The Global Fund grant’s program budget is developed in timely manner and its execution is monitored on an ongoing basis so the compliance with WV’s contractual obligations is maintained over the entire period of the Program implementation. Quality and accurate Program Update/Disbursement Requests (PU/DR) are developed and submitted to the Global Fund in a timely manner.
All procurement and supply chain management activities are well coordinated with national partners and implemented systematically in compliance with WHO, Global Fund and national protocols and guidelines.
Provide ongoing guidance and technical oversight to implementing partners and other stakeholders, including building and strengthening their capacities while monitoring their performance on an ongoing basis.
The Program Implementation Team is closely coordinating and collaborating with the Local Fund Agent (LFA), Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) and implementing partners, including progress reports, as appropriate. regular updates and recommendations related to the Program implementation are provided to the Country Director and WV CAR Senior Leadership Team , as appropriate.
Effective working relationship and communication are established and constantly maintained with the various departments of the WV CAR Country Office, WV Regional Office, WV Support Office and the WV Global Center. as per the donor and the WV CAR Country Director determination any additional tasks are completed effectively and in a timely manner.
Individual and team performance is professionally managed and meets WVI’s standards, policies and procedures and technical quality implementation. A performing and highly motivated Global Fund Malaria program team is sustained with clear objectives, implementation strategies and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Staff support and professional development needs are identified and met for improved staff performance.
GF Program Implementation team fulfillment of WVI’s core policies including Child Protection Policy; gender equality, health and safety etc. periodic Program staff performance reviews are conducted to keep with WVCAR performance management system and lead and mentor staff to ensure high levels of motivation, commitment, capacity, and teamwork are in place. in collaboration with Human Resources and WV CAR and WV SO ensure optimum quality service delivery through recruitment of competent Program Implementation Unit staff.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Minimum Qualification required:
A minimum of a Master’s degree in Public Health and/or a Degree in Medicine, and/or project management or a post-graduate degree in a similar related field.
At least 8 years’ experience in the management of or in the administration of complex health projects (Global Fund experience preferred) at the national level; minimum five years in a management position, supervising senior staff, in an international or multicultural environment at the national level.
At least 5 years experience in managing a malaria project /program at the national or international level. Hands on experience in and good knowledge of implementing LLINs distribution (both through mass campaign and continuous distribution) is required.
Technical Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of development issues, especially related to the health sector, trends, challenges, and opportunities and implications to community development.
Thorough knowledge of MS Office, knowledge of Lotus Notes is preferred.
Good verbal and written skills in French is essential, English is required.
Demonstrated ability in child wellbeing development and Child protection.
Good knowledge of disaster management, emergency preparedness, monitoring and evaluation, sphere standards are added advantage.
Ability to work in cross-cultural and diversity context.
In-depth technical knowledge of malaria transmission, prevention and treatment and strategies for prevention and case management in malaria.
Demonstrated experience as development professional in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programs and managing pool of technical support.
Knowledge of gender issues in health programming.
Knowledge of effective participatory M&E systems.
Knowledge of strategic planning processes.
Knowledge of financial management systems.
Strong ability in planning and organization.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and donors.
Keen understanding of the unique political dynamics of the country and ability to work carefully and collaboratively to maintain productive relationships with the various government entities in (country of the grant).
Proven ability in the management of large integrated grant-funded projects in developing countries.
Familiarity with Global Fund programs, their history and their development; mastery of Global Fund regulations governing such programs.
Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals.
Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.
Strong presentation and report writing skills.
Experience of leading large and diverse teams.
Experience in leading and managing large grants in a complex environment.
Experience as a big grant program or senior expert advisor required.
Experience managing sub grants and contracts under grants for complex projects.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Report writing capacity.
Ability to train others.
Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field.
Travel: 20% Domestic/international travel is required.
On call: 10%