Avis de recrutement d’un chef de projet, programmes de lutte contre le paludisme et les NTD en Afrique, H/F, Bénin, Burkina Faso, Sénégal
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
CHAI’s global malaria program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable disease. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of malaria-related illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards malaria elimination in the long term.
New multi-country projects within CHAI’s malaria and NTD program will support Ministries of Health to better leverage existing data initiatives, strengthen data and information systems in country to improve the availability and use of high-quality information in program planning and decision-making, and achieve higher effective coverage of routine and campaign-based interventions. CHAI’s malaria and NTD program aims to promote government leadership for the sustainable use of information for decision making and encourage stakeholders to align behind a government led plan.
Overview of Role
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated and mission-driven Project Manager to lead and drive success of new multi-country projects within CHAI’s malaria and NTD portfolio, strengthening communications across all stakeholders and ensuring that expected deliverables and targets are achieved on time and within budget. The Project Manager will work closely with CHAI’s technical, operational and country teams to lead planning, implementation and monitoring of a set of projects related to strengthening disease surveillance and data analysis by governmental malaria and NTD programs and their partners.
The Project Manager will have deep personal commitment to producing results and be able to work independently to drive implementation. The Project Manager must be a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding project management, problem-solving, organizational, relationship management and communication skills. They must exhibit a passion for results, a commitment to excellence, a willingness to provide support to different tasks, and the capacity to facilitate high-level strategic discussions with a multi-cultural, multidisciplinary set of actors. Coordinating and collaborating with internal and external partners, the Project Manager will communicate and execute against a coherent vision for the project within and across countries. CHAI places great value on the following qualities in its staff: resourcefulness, responsibility, patience, tenacity, humility, independence, energy, and work ethic.
The position will report to the Associate Director for Africa Malaria Programs. French and/or Portuguese language proficiency are preferred.
Project Management and Coordination
- Lead and drive the success of the project working collaboratively and coordinating with relevant internal and external partners;
- Influence internal CHAI teams to drive project forward;
- Serve as a key advisor to senior leadership, regional managers, and technical teams on the progress, challenges and opportunities related to the project;
- Proactively monitor and manage project execution (planning, implementation, and dissemination) to ensure that expected deliverables and targets are achieved on time and within budget;
- Coordinate the day-to-day functioning of the project, including preparing and updating project workplans, providing inputs into regional and country workplans to ensure project activities are adequately reflected, leading communications, and providing support to all internal stakeholders involved;
- Proactively identify issues related to project execution and evaluate potential consequences and risk levels;
- Problem-solve challenges in meeting project objectives, including internal and external conflict resolution, budget constraints, and other operational challenges;
- Continually and collaboratively identify new opportunities to add value and maximize project’s impact;
- Ensure project compliance with all administrative, financial, and contractual requirements.
Team Management and Communications
- Manage communications across technical teams, country teams, and regional managers to ensure timely delivery on cross-cutting project activities;
- Working closely with the Regional Manager, travel as needed to provide assistance to country program managers and staff across focus countries;
- Assist country teams to manage effective implementation of planned activities, including adherence to timelines and coordinating review and feedback from technical teams;
- Support the hiring of project staff, including preparing job descriptions, participating in the interview process, and developing onboarding approaches and materials.
External Partner Engagement
- Develop and monitor a partner engagement plan across the project to outline roles and responsibilities, collaboration approaches, and communications Coordinate formal partnerships for the project;
- Formulate sub-awards as needed, including defining clear and actionable scope of work, timelines for contact deliverables, negotiating and finalizing budgets with partners.
Project and Financial Reporting and Communications
- Lead development of project and financial donor reports, including soliciting inputs from relevant teams and ensuring adherence to reporting timelines;
- Review and provide input to the budgeting process, including review of expenditures and decisions on reallocating funds;
- Develop or contribute to the formulation of templates for grant deliverables, formulate project reports and presentations, and coordinate with leadership to provide appropriate updates and reports on activities;
- Review and ensure high quality and up-to-date documentation of project activities, achievements, and grant deliverables;
- Support dissemination of findings both internally and externally through high-quality presentations, reports, and publications;
- Support sharing of information, best practices, standardized approaches and lessons learned across countries;
- Other responsibilities as requested by supervisor.
Expériences / Formation
- Master’s Degree in Public Health, Business Administration or related field strongly preferred; or Bachelor’s degree minimum with exceptional experience;
- Minimum of 7 years of work experience with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership;
- Experience working on complex, multi-country, decentralized projects with verifiable results;
- Exceptional problem-solving solving skills and analytical capabilities;
- Experience in strategy development, planning, and project implementation;
- Ability to work independently without extensive structural or operational support (handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, delegate and work independently);
- Demonstrated ability to learn quickly, connect the dots and act upon technical information and translate scientific knowledge into actionable insights for decision-making;
- Experience in capacity building, mentorship and management of remote or decentralized teams;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, with strong spoken and written English, and skill in making persuasive presentations and written reports;
- Exceptional attention to detail;
- Experience working and communicating with government officials and multilateral organizations;
- High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
- Ability to be effective, calm, and flexible in high-pressure situations;
- Ability to adapt to new environments and challenges;
- Ability to effectively scope problems, anticipate and pre-empt emerging issues, and make decisions with conviction even in highly ambiguous contexts;
- Ability to travel up to 40-60% of the year.
- Knowledge of malaria or other global infectious diseases; and understanding of disease surveillance with knowledge of global health issues;
- Experience working in management consulting, investment banking, or similar fast-paced, output-oriented environments;
- Experience living or working in Africa;
- French and/or Portuguese language proficiency.
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