SAVE THE CHILDREN
CHIEF OF PARTY – GLOBAL FUND MALARIA GRANT
Chief of Party – Global Fund Malaria Grant – Cote D’Ivoire
Based: Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire
The Global Fund Chief of Party (COP)/Program Director is responsible for the delivery, performance and management of Malaria grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), commonly known as the “Global Fund” in Cote d’Ivoire. Save the Children serves as Principal Recipient (PR) for the Malaria grant in Cote d’Ivoire, with an annual anticipated budget of Euro 29.6 million. The grant is a performance-based and the program is delivered through sub-grants to Sub-Recipients (SRs), both local and International NGOs. The Global Fund COP has overall responsibility for ensuring; (1) a high quality program is delivered and performance targets are met; (2) contractual obligations, including effective budget management, are met in a timely and cost-effective manner; (3) sub-grants to the sub-recipients are well managed; (4) Save the Children as Principal Recipient performs as an excellent partner with other stakeholders in Cote d’Ivoire and the donor; (5) the impact of the program on the health outcomes of children is clearly tracked; and (6) that the Global Fund programs are appropriately integrated within the overall Save the Children Cote d’Ivoire’s Country Program and Strategy.
The incumbent has significant representational responsibilities towards the Global Fund, Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), Local Fund Agent, The National Malaria Control Sector, other key government, UN and non-governmental stakeholders, as well as ensuring effective coordination with the Public Sector and Co-Principal Recipient
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
Project Technical Leadership and Oversight (40%).
• Provide overall management, strategic direction, and leadership to the project to achieve expected project results within budget and timeframe
• Ensure high quality technical programs are implemented and technical leadership and oversight is in place for the program.
• Ensure that program team, including sub-recipients (SRs), are familiar with program design and targets agreed to in the performance framework. Ensure SRs develop realistic and strategy focused annual program implementation plans
• Ensure high level of coordination and nurture relationships with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), Ministry of Health (MoH), other related Government departments, and other stakeholders, including partner organizations
• Liaise with GFATM partners and other donors and implementing agencies to ensure coordination of and synergy with other Malaria prevention, care and treatment efforts in Cote d’Ivoire
• Ensure program delivers results, suggest changes or adjustments based on strategic, tactical and operational feedback
• Lead team in ensuring proper coordination among sub-recipients, national level Technical Strategy Groups, and other key stakeholders.
• Oversee a team of senior technical, program, and finance staff and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members
Financial and Grant Management, Contractual Compliance (20%)
• Provide overall financial oversight of the budget over the life of the project
• Oversee the control of expenditures within budgets.
• Ensure compliance with GFATM regulations, and procedures, including compliance with all Special Conditions and Conditions Precedent in the Grant Contract.
• Ensure compliance with all relevant Save the Children administrative and financial policies and procedures
• Ensure appropriate implementation, oversight and monitoring of sub-grants to all sub- recipients, including ensuring flow down and compliance with all GFATM regulations and procedures.
Representation and Networking (10%)
• Represents Save the Children (SC) as the Principal Recipient (PR) with MoH and Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM). Also represent Save the Children with the government, UNICEF and other agencies as required.
• Represents SC as the PR with the Local Fund Agent.
• Presents SC as the PR with GFTAM, maintaining positive relationships with Global Fund (GF) Secretariat Cote d'Ivoire Country Team, and specifically the GF Fund Portfolio Manager
• Represent SC as PR with Technical Working Groups and Committees.
• In coordination with the Save the Children in Cote d’Ivoire Country Director, establish and maintain professional relationships with government ministries and departments as appropriate through sharing of reports, providing verbal updates and being transparent in SC PR management.
• Represent the project at regional, national, and international forums, including technical conferences, policy briefings, etc.
Reporting and Documentation (20%)
• Oversee report preparation to meet GFATM and SC reporting requirements to document program performance, monitoring, and overall award compliance
• Ensure the timely and quality submission of all GFATM project reports, documents, and program publications including scientific submission as necessary.
• Lead preparation of work-plans, project activity updates, and other project-related communication and reporting materials
• Ensure that annual work plan and all other quarterly and annual reports are produced and delivered on time.
• Ensure program-monitoring tools and systems are in place to support high quality implementation by partners.
• Ensure good practice by supporting the development of strong monitoring and evaluation (M&E) mechanisms and identify gaps in the standards of delivery of Malaria programs by partners through a robust monitoring process.
• Prepare other written reports on program events and activities for the Country Director and GFATM Save the Children USA Account Manager as required.
• Ensure that relevant technical materials are made available and that appropriate dissemination takes place.
Coordinate and Harmonize Program Delivery with overall Save the Children Cote d'Ivoire Country Portfolio (5%)
• Actively participate to country strategic plans.
• Actively coordinate with the Deputy Directors for Program Implementation and Program Development and Quality to ensure the Global Fund program is linked with and contributing to the overall country platform.
Human Resources Management and Development (5%)
• Manage and provide guidance to all GFATM staff through program management and relevant staff.
• Establish, build, and nurture effective teamwork within the GFATM team and ensure a cohesive workplace environment for optimum staff retention
• Supervise team and provide necessary guidance to ensure that program targets are met.
• Incorporate SCs vision and values into GFATM team building.
• Master's Degree in public health or related field required.
• Minimum of 7-10 years' experience in development project management, design, implementation of Health programs in developing countries.
• Proven skills and knowledge of processes in the implementation of Malaria prevention, care, and treatment programs
• Proven experience providing technical assistance on malaria control and other leading causes on infant morbidity and mortality
• Understanding of the needs of key population groups in the context of Cote d’Ivoire
• Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding public health issues among key populations, specifically with context in the Cote d’Ivoire
• Experience working with civil society organizations to plan and implement health- related activities.
• Experience in international development/humanitarian work, with specific experience in a senior management position with significant supervisory responsibility;
• Project management experience.
• Demonstrated excellence in a senior level technical advisor and leadership position
• A proven track record of managing large, complex, multi-partner programs
• Significant experience in working with GFATM and ensuring compliance with GFATM requirements;
• Demonstrated experience in financial and grants management, including sub-grant management, and budget and procurement control
• Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication in French and English, and negotiation skills.
• Proficiency in French is required
• PhD or Medical Degree preferred
• Experience in, and in depth knowledge of, Cote d’Ivoire its health system and Malaria program
• Demonstrated senior level experience in an international development context and working on Malaria specific programs
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to lead, motivate, and inspire the GFATM Program Team.
• Knowledge of the prevalence, spread and experience with response to Malaria in West Africa;
• Experience with developing and implementing Malaria programs in West Africa;
• Experience in monitoring and evaluation
• Understanding of Procurement and Supply Management issues in large scale public health programs
• Excellent skills in report writing and proposal development.
What’s In It for You
• Meaningful work, with a knowledge that you are changing the lives of children all around the world
• A family friendly work environment
• Highly collaborative and innovative teams
• Generous paid vacation days, holidays, family leave days, and sick time
• Healthcare plans including medical, dental, and life insurance
• Retirement savings account with matching company contributions
• Structured and formalized management development and coaching programs for mid and senior level managers
• Extensive e-learning opportunities on a variety of topics offered through our affiliation with several prestigious universities and with the American Management Association, as well as language learning opportunities
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