*Please submit your CV in English or Spanish.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
As Chief of Party - Global Fund Project Nicaragua: HIV and Tuberculosis (TB) Combined Grant, you will provide oversight and technical leadership, administration, fiscal management, and grant and contract administration and management, assuring quality, impact and cost effectiveness. You will serve as the principal institutional liaison to the donor and local government entities. You will ensure an integrated vision among different components and implementing partners, and a focus on achieving the results as defined in the grant contract with the donor and promote an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. You will have an overall responsibility of managing all staff of the Global Fund Unit (PRMU).
You will work collaboratively with Ministry of Health (MOH) of the Government of Nicaragua, the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), the support teams from World Vision US (WVUS) and World Vision International (WVI), and all other stakeholders.
Ensure efficient financial and programmatic implementation of the TB & HIV grant, funded by the Global Fund:
An actionable, costed Annual Operating Plan that has been drafted and agreed upon by all stakeholders (to include Global Fund, CCM and World Vision support offices).
Successful oversight and leadership of a Management Team consisting of one Financial Manager, one Program & Monitoring Manager, one Supply Chain Manager and on executive assistant.
In-depth, quality monthly monitoring of budgetary execution/spending through the Program and Monitoring Manager.
Structured, monthly monitoring of progress towards achieving program targets through Program & Monitoring Manager.
Timely and accurate execution of six-monthly internal control audits through the Finance Manager.
An Action Plan for corrective measures to better reach budgetary/spending and programmatic goals, based on findings of the annual external audit (if corrective action is needed).
Updated, approved budget reallocations based on the findings of the annual external audit (if reallocation is needed).
Timely, quality and accurate reports elaborated with the WVNIC Global Fund Management Team; vetted by WVUS, and submitted to Global Fund, in accordance with the World Vision Tripartite Agreement (WVNICA-WVUS-WVI), and as scheduled the Global Fund.
Purchase plan for HIV & TB commodities prepared and launched in conjunction with the CCM and the Global Fund.
Monthly updates regarding impact of COVID-19 on programmatic and financial goals sent to the Local Fund Agent (LFA).
Ensure adherence to the WV-Global Fund agreement:
Understanding of the WV-Global Fund agreement, including the distinctive roles of WVNICA, WVUS and WVI.
Positive, healthy, communicative relationships established and fostered with all members of the WV team (to include WVNICA, WVUS and WVI); promotion of such relationships to peers and team in WVNIC (“One World Vision”).
Collaboration with WVUS and WVI to compile rendering of accounts for the Global Fund.
Monthly follow-up with technical staff, Sub-Recipients (SRs), and any other necessary parties to observe if the HIV & TB Performance Framework is being fulfilled.
In coordination with local People & Culture WVNIC and WVUS, timely and appropriate contracting processes.
In conjunction with the Global Fund, and as supported by WVUS, ensure robust and timely programmatic and budgetary progress, including proper environment and internal control actions/activities performed by the sub-recipients of the HIV & TB grant:
Structured, deliberate follow-up and monitoring of monthly/quarterly/annual goals and objectives of sub-recipients.
Follow-up around contract performance, use of the SR manual and action plans based on SR audits.
Compliance with Finance, Supply Chain and Legal Policies and Procedures – across all stakeholders (WVNICA, WVUS, WVI, CCM, Global fund), ensuring on the part of the Management Team and SRs.
Maintain strategic relationships with the CCM, and other in-country institutions engaged in gathering of information and implementation of HIV & TB:
Actions are coordinated with the CCM to update: List of health supplies, country strategic plans and evaluation of HIV & TB plans.
Capacity of SRs built in financial management , program management, monitoring and evaluation and financial and programmatic reporting, among other things, in order to achieve project goals.
Advocacy for public policies and private initiatives on health projects related to the project, specifically related to health access for key populations and human rights.
Follow and implement WV Child Protection Policy:
Ensure that World Vision is a safe organization for children.
Participate in the national-level emergency response team in case of emergency situations:
Participate in humanitarian response operations in case of national-level emergencies.
Collaborate with CCM in the annual update of the Country Contingency Plan.
Ensure submission of COVID19 monthly updates to the LFA.
Identify or participate in the raising of funds for health programming:
Identify potential leveraging of funds at the National Office level.
Encourage staff care and wellbeing by fully complying with WV policies and protocols in close coordination with People and Culture unit:
Take an active role in devotionals and other activities that promote spiritual growth.
Support and ensure personal and institutional-level staff care and wellbeing initiatives.
Treat all members of WVNICA, WVUS, WVI, CCM and Global Fund with respect and patience, based on mutual Christian values.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Minimum of eight years’ experience in international development, with a focus on public health and infectious disease management or in the administration of complex, public health projects in low- and middle-income country contexts and complex operating environments.
Minimum of five years’ experience managing programs in Latin America , preferably in Nicaragua.
Experience with national programs funded by international cooperation mechanics.
More than five years direct experience working with the Global Fund in some capacity (as staff, consultant, or in a national program); in-depth knowledge of Global Fund’s mission, structure, and systems.
Proven experience in project design and operation, monitoring and evaluation, and strategic planning.
Demonstrable experience in managing and reporting on multi-million dollar budgets.
Demonstrable experience working with sub-grantees in financial and programmatic reporting.
Knowledge of HIV and TB prevention and care.
Experience interacting with diverse stakeholders, from beneficiaries to government officials.
Experience working in politically sensitive environments.
Master’s degree or higher in Public Health, Health Economics, Public Administration, Project Management, Business, or related field (required).
Specialized certificates in HIV, TB, program management, human rights, policy, or related fields (preferred).
Fluent in Spanish, both written and spoken (required).
Proficient in English, both written and spoken (required).
General comfort level with technology is required with proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, SharePoint and PowerPoint expected (familiarity with Salesforce, Google Drive, Drop Box, Zoom/MS Teams preferred).
Excellent communication skills; agility in synthesizing complex issues and communicating them to varied stakeholders.
Detail-oriented and organized, self-motivated, and strong analytical skills.
Ability to handle multiple priorities, effectively analyze problems, and recommend appropriate solutions.
Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time with accuracy and thoroughness; responds promptly.
Strong level of self-awareness, interpersonal skills, intercultural skills and diplomacy.
Follows policies and procedures, maintains confidentiality, and works with integrity and ethics.
Listens well and seeks clarification with an ability to learn and assimilate information quickly.
Experience managing teams of five or more.
Experience working in federated organizations, and/or a matrix decision-making structure.
Experience in organizational capacity-building, coaching and training.
Experience in leading multilateral programs focused on human rights and sexual diversity.
Experience networking with private and public institutions engaged in public health actions at the national and international level.
Experience negotiating and reaching a consensus in different environments.
Flexible and willing to participate in conference calls outside of regular business hours, work remotely and travel as needed.
Willingness and ability to travel nationally up to 30%.