Country Lead

  • Full Time
  • Malawi
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Project HOPE

POSITION TYPE: Full Time, Local Hire

DURATION: 1 year with extension

LOCATION: Malawi

POSITION TITLE: Country Lead

DIVISION: Global Health

Project HOPE is an international NGO with employees and volunteers who work around the globe, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients, provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up, and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to treat each other with respect, take affirmative steps to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Trafficking in Persons, and to disclose all potential and actual violations of our Code of Conduct, which may include Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption, Discrimination or Harassment. Together we can reinforce a culture of respect, integrity, accountability, and transparency.

BACKGROUND: Project HOPE seeks a Country Lead to oversee implementation of a potential GAVI-funded immunization project in Malawi. The overall goal of this project will be to accelerate the number of girls reached with HPV vaccination, the following objectives of the revitalization have been set: 1) accelerate quality introductions; 2) rapidly improve global and national coverage; and 3) generate long term programmatic sustainability through building and integrating HPV vaccination within routine delivery mechanisms and into Primary Health Care (PHC). The program will be implemented across four countries total (Haiti, Nigeria, Zambia, Malawi).

This position is contingent on award. Malawian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. 

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Country Lead will provide vision, leadership, and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of the project in their country of focus. S/he will be responsible for the project leadership, management, and technical direction of staff and project activities in Malawi. S/he will serve as key liaison with GAVI, government, and local partners. S/he will manage and supervise the personnel in Malawi, including sub-contractors and sub grantees, and ensure that all program assistance is technically sound and appropriate. S/he will coordinate project work planning, performance management, and strategic communication for Malawi. S/he will report to the Project Director who will oversee the project across the four countries of implementation.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Operational Responsibilities:

  1.  Lead and supervise all aspects of program implementation/management, technical, financial, and reporting for the Malawi  program.
  2. Oversee program administration and financial management of the Haiti program and ensure alignment with Project HOPE and donor guidelines, processes, and standards.
  3. Supervise team of personnel to implement Malawi project.
  4. Ensure project deliverables are met on time.
  5. Ensure regular budget monitoring is conducted and program expenditures are on track.
  6. Put in place financial and operational systems to ensure project is on track.
  7. Lead development of project budget.

Technical Responsibilities

  1. Contribute to activity design and implementation.
  2.  Communicate technical material and project successes to donors, government stakeholders, and others.
  3. Oversee work planning process and ensure activities are responsive to goals and objectives of the activity.
  4. Support M&E teams to ensure project reporting structures are in place to track project deliverables.

Strategic Communication

  1.  Represent Project HOPE before relevant government authorities, donors, and others.
  2.  Promote Project HOPE’s efforts to relevant stakeholders.

MINIMUM REQUIRED SKILLS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • At least 8 years of demonstrated experience managing donor-funded projects (i.e. USAID, CDC, GAVI, Global Fund, etc). Previous Chief of Party, Project Director, Deputy Chief of Party, or senior management experience in immunization, EPI, HSS, and/or related field, preferably in Malawi.
  • Leadership skill in designing, managing, and implementing donor-supported programs and ability to manage programmatic and financial reporting requirements, including sub-grants management.
  • Demonstrated experience managing consortiums and building capacity of local organizations.
  • Experience hiring and supervising personnel.
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and ability to sustain professional relationships.
  • Previous experience working in Malawi, with understanding of local health system and solid relationships with government agencies.
  • Experience managing multi-country projects.

CHARACTERISTICS/TRAITS:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills that allow for productive cooperation with duty station employees and regional teams.
  • Proficiency in team motivation, including presentations, training, mentoring, and skill transfer.
  • Excellent fluency in written and verbal communication
  • Able to lead a team or project, manage several priorities, and operate with little guidance or supervision.
  • Demonstratable critical and creative thinking skills

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