Malaria Consortium Programme Manager - Jobs in South Sudan

Malaria Consortium Programme Manager - Jobs in South Sudan

Organisational background

Established in 2003, Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations
specialising in the comprehensive prevention, control, and treatment of malaria and other
communicable diseases among vulnerable and under privileged populations.

Malaria Consortium work on malaria is being increasingly integrated with other similar public health interventions for greater impact and therefore expanding our remit to include maternal, newborn and child health and neglected
tropical disease interventions.

We work in Africa and Asia with communities, governments, academic institutions, and local and
international organisations, to ensure effective delivery of services, which are supported by strong evidence.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment
  • Disease control and elimination
  • Systems strengthening
  • Research, monitoring and evaluation leading to best practice
  • Behaviour change communication
  • National and international advocacy and policy development

    Country and project background

    Malaria Consortium South Sudan has its main office in Juba. In the FY2018, South Sudan had an annual programme value of nearly $5M and 100 staff members.

    Its programme areas include iCCM/Boma
    Health Initiative, nutrition for children under five years of age, health systems management, and LLIN mass distribution.

    Malaria Consortium has previously engaged in the control of neglected tropical
    diseases and expects to rebuild this portfolio.

    The Essential Health Services Project (EHSP) and HPF3 are supported by UNICEF with funding from
    World Bank and Crown Agents with funding from DFID respectively and aim to support the Government
    of South Sudan in reducing maternal and infant mortality through the delivery of low cost, high impact essential health services .

    The EHSP and HPF3 are based on a county model, whereby support is provided to the county health departments for the delivery of Primary Health Care services, health system strengthening and strengthening of community ownership.

    Malaria Consortium is supporting the county
    health departments in Upper Nile lot 5 Nasir and Ulang Counties, Jonglei lot 7 Nyirol and Uror counties and Former warrap Lot 15 (Twic, Gogrial East and Gogral West) to roll out the Boma Health Initiative the Government of South Sudan newly adopted community health strategy to reach communities with the Basic Package of Health and Nutrition Services which is funded by UNICEF

    Job purpose

    The Programme Manager is the focal person responsible for ensuring delivery of Malaria Consortium’s BHI commitments in ESPH lot 5, 7 and HPF3 Lot 15.

    The Programme Manager will be responsible for the technical assistance and monitoring of day-to-day programme activities including making regular visits to field locations and supervising the BHI
    programme Managers.

    They will also represent the organisation at appropriate coordination forums.

    Scope of work

    The Programme Manager will oversee all aspects and activities under the EHSP-UNICEF and HPF 3 Lot
    15. S/he will lead a team consisting of technical and operational staff to deliver results aligned to the project work plan, targets and objectives.

    This will be done with support from the Country Technical Coordinator.

    The post holder will play a vital role in maintaining relationships with UNICEF, GOAL, key stakeholders at the state, national level and the prime partners. As the EHSP activities will be taking place in an insecure context, the Programme Manager must manage day to day security oversight of the project sites, ensuring relevant protocols are in place and followed by all, with weekly security updates to the Country Director.

    Key working relationships

  • The Programme Manager will work closely with the Country Technical Coordinator. The post holder will receive additional support from the Country Management Team based in Juba.
  • The post holder will communicate directly with UNICEF, GOAL and other key stakeholders in the State.
  • S/he will maintain a good working relationship with partnering agencies for this project and other partners implementing health projects within the Lot areas, participating in technical working group meetings.

    Key Accountabilities:

    Technical and Programme Management (55%)

  • Work in collaboration with the Country Technical Coordinator on all technical issues to ensure the EHSP project is progressing as planned and flag any deviation in a timely manner.
  • Ensure quality assurance of BHI related technical
    and programmatic work
  • Ensure that work plans for all programmatic activities (field operations and M+E activities) are developed and implemented through the field office teams
  • Coordinate programmatic staff to ensure that all activities are carried out efficiently and
    effectively
  • Represent Malaria Consortium in Technical, Health Cluster and any other meetings with
    stakeholders/partners and prepare and/or make presentations as may be delegated by CTC
  • Work closely with the logistics, finance and administrative teams to ensure that all
    programmatic activities run smoothly in what can be a highly challenging environment
  • Responsibility for monitoring BHI commodity movement and consumption at the health facilities
  • Design and develop necessary tools in collaboration with the technical team for the operational excellence
  • Take any other responsibility as may be delegated by the CTC
  • Conduct joint supportive supervision visits with SMOH, RRC and CHD to programme sites
  • Review and approval local field office financial requests (such as Per diem requests) before submission to Juba for final approval.
  • Participate in relevant coordination meetings with MoH, UN agencies and NGO partners within
    the broader humanitarian health sector
  • In consultation with the CTC and CD represent MC to government departments, international
    agencies, local partners, and donors, specifically linked to the BHI
  • Responsible for overall reporting to the donor for both financial and technical reports.
  • Submit complete and timely donor reports and internal reports
  • Liaise with the CTC in Juba, Logistics Manager and M and E Coordinator to provide programme
    information/overviews as required for reports or advocacy campaigns
  • Work with the team to develop narrative reports for the programmes operating in each state as per donor requirements
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, annual and periodic reports within given timelines
  • Manage EHSP and HPF - Lot 15 program budget including forecasting programme activity and
    spend
  • Support the Finance department to ensure finance protocols are followed by all programme
    staff
  • Liaise with the Management Accountant to ensure continuous oversight and involvement at all
    stages of the programme cycle
  • Develop and execute a clear procurement and operations plan in compliance with Malaria
    Consortium procurement and operations policy and donor policy
  • Oversee all project logistics including the transport, stock management and accountability of all drugs, supplies and equipment needed for the project, in collaboration with the Operations
  • Ensure offices and mobile field teams are equipped with the tools required to live and work in a safe and secure environment
  • Monitor available security information and ensure security focal points are attending all security coordination meetings to help prevent security incidents from occurring
  • Establish contingency planning exercises with the Country Director in anticipation of major
    events, to provide requisite security whilst minimizing programmatic disruption

    Person specification
    Qualifications and experience:
  • Basic degree in Medicine, Master’s degree in project management, public health, or another
    related discipline
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in public health project management with demonstrated
    experience managing large teams and multiple projects in sub-Saharan Africa, in resource
    limited contexts
  • Experience managing large scale projects with multiple teams and playing a significant role in
    managing the HR and logistics elements of these projects
  • Experience in budget management and monitoring expenditure

    Desirable

  • Previous experience working in South Sudan
    Work-based skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal and teambuilding skills
  • Ability to work in a challenging environment with few support services
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent written and spoken communication in English
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Willingness to work in a remote area where there are common incidences of insecurity and
    basic amenities

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 1st July 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Malaria Consortium Programme Manager - Jobs in South Sudan

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