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Neglected Tropical Diseases Project Manager

11449-15N09070
Bamako
07-Nov-18

Job Announcement

World Vision Mali recruits the following position (01):

Title: Neglected Tropical Diseases Project Manager

Location: Bamako

Contract type: Local

NB: World Vision never asks for payment at any stage of the recruitment

Women are strongly encouraged to apply

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The CEP-NTD Program Manager will have overall responsibility for the management of all program activities and staff and for reporting to the prime grantee.

The key responsibility of this position is to govern CEP-NTD operations in accordance with the expected program results as defined in the Program Framework. These include maximizing the utilization of existing government networks and well-established channels for implementation of NTD activities; partnering with Ministries of Health (MOHs) and other NTD stakeholders to strengthen MOHs and enhance local sustainable capacity in countries; and promoting country ownership in every step of the process.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership &Strategic Management

  • Direct and oversee grant implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance

  • Provide leadership and coordination to NTD integration with WASH and other relevant sectors

  • Facilitate a working environment of mutual trust, respect, and care among all staff. Encourage effective teamwork, with staff members supporting each other.

  • Conduct monthly staff meetings to ensure issues are raised and addressed and to encourage reflection on project progress and learning for improvement

  • Lead annual planning to ensure that plans are made to meet the targets set out in the project design.

  • Ensure that the project is fully integrated to existing World Vision ADPs across the country

Implementation and Monitoring.

  • Oversee the implementation of planned activities to ensure targets are achieved:

  • Ensure that project activities are carried out in a timely manner per USAID approved work plan, and that the project achieves results in line with its annual approved work plan, and that the project achieves results in line with its annual CEP-NTD targets in each program area.

  • Ensure each staff has a clear weekly work-plan and that necessary resources are available for them to implement their responsibilities

  • Conduct monitoring visits to project activities to assess progress against targets and to provide coaching and direction to activities in areas where improvements are needed.

  • Act as the initial trouble-shooter when difficulties in implementation are identified; meet with necessary project participants, listen to challenges and actively identify solutions such that projects can continue as needed.

  • Take corrective action when staff are failing to achieve targets

    Reporting

  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely, accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements.

  • Prepare and submit reports to local government as requested.

  • Ensure that there is a good flow of information between the District Teams and the Provincial Teams, such that issues are identified and reported on before they become difficult to manage.

  • Monitor local context and report on how changes in context may affect program activities. This includes changes in the security environment.

Networking, Engagement and Collaboration

  • Represent the CEP-NTD Project internally to other WV departments and externally to local government and CEP-NTD stakeholders to ensure positive relationships are built:

  • Closely collaborate and network with Ministry of Health, and other stakeholders, in order to ensure transition and sustainability of the program, continued partnership and sharing best practices in various fields

  • Co-ordinate with other NGOs or similar organizations in the area to ensure complementarity of approaches.

  • Organize and host visits from local government, FHI360 and donor, as required.

Resource Acquisition and Management

  • Increase health portfolio by working closely with GAM to develop wining concept papers and/or project proposals for various donors.

  • Engage with various donors (ECHO, USAID, DFID etc.) to increase resources for Health & Nutrition and WASH

General

  • Contribute and support Christian activities that enrich and develop mutual growth in Christ in a way that promotes holistic and integrated witness in our life and work and impacts the poor and vulnerable.

  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Quality Assurance and DM&E associate Director

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

The required attributes of the Project Manager are: a program manager with a

  • Bachelor's degree required in Public Health, Nursing, Medicine, Environmental / Community Health. Master's degree preferred.

  • A minimum of three years of experience in the specified sector of NTD and/or WASH to include assessment, evaluation, and design of project required.

  • Proven ability to manage relationships with multi-sectoral stakeholders and technical teams in health WASH and other relevant sectors.

  • Experience as a program manager or senior expert advisor required.

  • Proven ability to manage relationships with multi-sectoral stakeholders and technical teams in health WASH and other relevant sectors.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with U.S. Government international assistance program requirements, preferably USAID and/or other bilateral funding agencies.

  • Experience managing sub grantees and local civil society organizations is an advantage.

  • Written and oral fluency in English and French is a requirement. Ability to communicate in both languages is an advantage.

  • Working knowledge of the WVI Partnership is an advantage, along with the ability to interface sensitively with people from various departments in both field and support offices.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment:

Office-based with support visits to Field in collaboration with MoH

Available to represent WV Mali at Neglect Tropical disease meeting/forums at the national and regional levels as needed

Attitudes and Behaviors:

World Vision reserves the right to disqualify a candidate who has any record relating to child abuse or opposite behavior to child protection, even after the hiring.

* Deadline for submission of applications: November, 11 2018

* Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted