PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
The Chief of Party (CoP) for the Global Fund (GF) Malaria program will be responsible for the overall leadership and oversight of the program. The CoP 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. The CoP will manage a team of senior staff and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the grant.
Ensure the World Vision International (WVI) Central African Republic (CAR), GF Program grant making documentation package is developed to the highest quality; that the Program’s strategic objectives and targets are fully aligned with the highest technical quality standards for malaria control and case management and that the targets are met per the Performance Framework.
Develop and review in a timely manner the annual, semi-annual, and quarterly work plans for Program implementation. Sustain regular and quality reporting of grant implementation progress as per the grant Performance Framework and the Program Implementation Work Plan; develop and submit in a timely manner quality and accurate Program Update/Disbursement Requests (PU/DR) to the Global Fund.
Oversee that the 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. Ensure that lessons learnt and best practices are well documented and disseminated among stakeholders both in CAR and internationally.
Direct the timely development of the Global Fund grant program budget and monitor its execution on an ongoing basis so the compliance with WV’s contractual obligations is maintained over the entire period of the Program implementation.
Oversee all procurement and supply chain management activities to ensure they 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 members of the Program Management Team, sub-recipients, and other stakeholders, including building and strengthening their capacities while monitoring their performance on an ongoing basis.
Closely coordinate and collaborate with the Local Fund Agent (LFA), Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), the Global Fund Country Team, and implementing partners, as appropriate; Confirm that program implementation follows WVI and Global Fund’s latest administrative, regulations, and operational procedures and policies.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships and communication with various departments of the WVI CAR Country Office, WVI Regional Office, WV Support Offices, as well as the WV Global Center. Provide regular updates and recommendations related to Program implementation to the Country Director and WVI CAR Senior Leadership Team as appropriate. As per the donor and the WVI CAR Country Director’s determination, any additional tasks are completed effectively and in a timely manner.
Ensure a high performing and motivated Program Management Team is sustained with clear objectives, implementation strategies, and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Meet staff support and professional development needs for improved staff performance. Periodic individual and team performance reviews are conducted to ensure they meet WVI’s standards, policies and procedures, and technical quality implementation. In collaboration with Human Resources, WVI CAR, and WV Support Offices, ensure optimum quality service delivery through recruitment of competent staff for the Program Management Team. Lead and mentor staff to ensure high levels of motivation, commitment, capacity, and teamwork are in place.
Lead the Program Implementation Team in fulfilling WVI’s core policies including Child Protection, gender equality, as well as health and safety.
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.
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 planning and organization skills.
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 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 senior expert or advisor required.
Experience managing sub grants and contracts under grants for complex projects.
At least 5 years’ experience in managing a malaria project /program at the national or international level. Hands on experience and thorough knowledge of implementing LLINs distribution (both through mass campaign and continuous distribution) is required.
Travel: The position requires ability and willingness to travel throughout CAR and internationally up to 20%.
On call: This position requires being on call 10% of the time in an acting role of the Response Director, CAR.