Deputy Chief of Party-Malaria

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Key Responsibilities:

Deputy Chief of Party (Global Fund – Malaria Grant) – (Hay Grade 17) – 1 Position

Purpose of the position:

Reporting to the Chief Party (COP) for the Global Fund Program, the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP-Malaria) is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Global Fund (GF) malaria program and provides overall technical and programmatic support to the program, supervises operations to ensure seamless management of all technical and operational aspects of the GF malaria program implementation. The DCOP-malaria will be responsible for high-quality service delivery, outreach, and staff capacity building and will lead and provide oversight for the technical implementation of the GF malaria Program while ensuring compliance with the World Vision and the Global Fund policies and procedures, rules and regulations.

Major Responsibilities:

Technical Leadership, Coordination and Operational Implementation 

  • Provide overall technical leadership in the implementation of the Global Funda Malaria program
  • Coordinate development of technical proposals and Implementation strategies, operational planning, guidance for implementation teams, monitoring of operations, and technical and programmatic oversight of program implementation.
  • Supervise the implementation of the planned community activities related to the prevention and the management of Malaria and support activities at the community level (e.g., CCM, SBCC, advocacy, etc.).
  • Contribute to the effective monitoring of resources (financial, material, time, staff, etc.).
  • Contribute to the planning, implementation and monitoring of supply chain operations, in accordance with Global Fund and World Vision requirements and procedures.
  • Supervise the implementation of activities implemented by Sub Recipients.
  • Participate in consultation meetings on project activities.
  • Participate in relevant World Vision and National technical bodies’ forums.
  • Coordinate internal Budget versus Actuals (BvA) meetings within the Project Management Unit (PMU) and report any major programmatic variances to the Chief of Party (COP).
  • Inform the COP of any event or situation that may have any impact on the conduct of the project.
  • Ensure the development and management of a dashboard for managing and monitoring the implementation of project activities.

Reporting and Documentation

  • Provide periodic program implementation reports, particularly identifying bottlenecks and proposing corrective actions for improved project performance and quality of activities.
  • Contribute to the monitoring and analysis of field activity reports produced and/or collected by staff and/or civil society partners.
  • Contribute to the periodic analysis of project performance.
  • Work collaboratively with the Associate Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, Associate Director of Finance and the Risk & Compliance Manager in the development of CCM reports and GF Progress Updates/ Disbursement Requests (PU/DRs).
  • Contribute to documenting project good practice and achievements to ensure proper visibility of the project (e.g., scientific articles, technical notes, conference abstracts, capitalization document, photos, video, testimony, reports, etc.).
  • Contribute to drafting contractual reporting and capitalization documents, and technical and financial proposals.

Human Resources Management

  • Supervise project staff and ensure that planned tasks and activities are executed consistent with project objectives.
  • Monitor and evaluate staff performance.
  • Evaluate capacity building needs and support the professional development of team members.
  • Supervise the implementation of staff training.
  • Support operational staff in the implementation of activities (e.g., supervision, training).

Sub-Recipient Capacity Building

  • Coordinate the implementation of Sb-Recipient (SR) situational analyses and the development of action plans for performance improvement.
  • Coordinate technical assistance development for SR’s project performance framework and the breakdown of targets at different levels of intervention; the SR team’s orientation on the contractual indicators definition; the targets and actions required for performance and monitoring.
  • Coordinate the supply of equipment and resources.
  • Develop support material for SR project teams, and coordinate technical assistance field zone teams for quality ownership and implementation of procedures.
  • Identify the capacity building needs of implementing actors, develop technical guidelines and orientation documents, and ensure the capacity building of implementation teams.
  • Strengthen technical capacities and skills of SR project management through frequent refresher meetings.

Accountability

  • Together with the DCOP HIV/TB Focal Points, coordinate the implementation of a situational analysis of the accountability system set up under the project, then the development and implementation of an improvement plan as needed.
  • Establish a procedure and tools for information sharing, oversee the implementation of this procedure at the PR level, and coordinate the monitoring by the zone teams of the implementation of this procedure by the SRs.
  • Establish a procedure and tools to ensure community participation, including children, in the project. Oversee the implementation of this procedure at the PR level and coordinate the monitoring by the field zone implementation teams.
  • In collaboration with the Focal Points, set up mechanisms for collecting and handling complaints (e.g. child protection, fraud, harassment, program quality, non-respect of free services, etc.) within the project framework; coordinate the deployment of these mechanisms in the intervention areas; coordinate the collection and documentation of this information and updates to database.

Minimum qualification and experience required

  • Minimum of Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Management, or related discipline, or clinical degree in Medicine or Nursing.
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in program coordination and international public health projects in developing countries, particularly in implementing and managing projects, consultants, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of programs, integrated Community Case Management of Childhood illnesses, Indoor Residual Spraying, Insecticide Treated Nets (ITN) mass distribution campaigns, Social and Behavior Change, advocacy, data management and use, etc.
  • Professional level of technical or managerial knowledge, skills, and experience to manage the operational activities of a unit or team, provide the technical and management support related to various size programs, grants or projects.
  • Experience working with bilateral and/or multilateral donors and familiarity with their procedures and practices; experience with The Global Fund preferred.
  • Experience managing and/or collaborating with donor-funded award implementing partners. Demonstrated ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain positive working relationships with and among project staff, subcontractors, consultants, and recipients of assistance required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Global Fund rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to project and program compliance and reporting.
  • Demonstrated experience in performance monitoring, tracking data quality, data management, and/or training in performance management topics.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and communications skills required.

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only