Pamela Steele Associates Ltd Programme Manager Jobs in Ethiopia
Pamela Steele Associates Ltd Programme Manager Jobs in EthiopiaCategory: Development and Project Management
Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)
Pamela Steele Associates (PSA) is a niche management consultancy with a mission to ensure that no patient in developing countries suffers due to lack of essential medicines.
Founded in 2013, PSA is headquartered in Oxford, UK and has regional offices in India, Kenya and Nigeria. Humanitarian: we work for the alleviation of suffering;
Ethical: we work with integrity;
Service-driven: we use our professional expertise to meet our clients’ needs.
Pragmatic: we apply general principles and frameworks but listen and adapt to the differing needs of our clients;
Innovative: we seek to learn and apply new ideas, and embrace new technologies;
PSA’s Business Development team forms part of the Supply Chain and Business Development Unit, which consists of the following teams:
Consultancy and projects team
Operational research team
Training and professional development team
Business development team
Supply chain management systems for medicine and other health commodities face numerous ongoing challenges across developing countries. Characteristic challenges include inadequate forecasting, insufficient funds, delays in funding disbursements and long lead times. In addition to these complexities, donor-funded programmes typically have their own supply chain systems operating in parallel with the national government health supply chain.
Job Purpose & Overall Responsibilities
The Programme Manager is critical to the success of the PFSA Supply Chain Transformation Programme.
The post-holder will be the architect of a comprehensive project plan, including dependencies and risks, for this three-year, country-wide project. The holder of this role must work across many teams, many organisations, many countries and many time zones to ensure the project plan is executed successfully.
S/he will adequately manage all resources allocated to the project (people, funds, equipment) to achieve positive results within the agreed time-frame.
The Programme Manager will be responsible for the operational management and oversight of project delivery.
The Programme Manager is expected to demonstrate progress towards achieving the measures set out in the Project Results Framework. S/he will lead in managing the project and related operations in Ethiopia, and in continuously developing and enhancing them to keep them relevant and effective and also to make them more performant and efficient.
PSA is seeking a person who will achieve results by empowering the project team and guiding them towards expected achievements.
The Programme Manager will be a team player, seeing her/his own achievements within team and project successes. S/he will provide programmatic and logistical support to the team.
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with regular national travel to project locations and some international travel
Our package: Attractive depending on skills and experience
Contract type: Fixed term – 3 years (with possibility of extension)
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week: this is a full - time role
This role reports to: Supply Chain Transformation Director (UK-based)
Staff reporting to this post: Project teams
Annual budget for the post: TBD
The Programme Manager will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the Supply Chain Transformation Director. The incumbent will facilitate the implementation (through the project teams and project partners) of the PFSA Supply Chain Transformation programme in Ethiopia.
The Programme Manager’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Manage project to completion
Ensure the project is delivered on schedule and within scope and budget
Supervise and pilot the achievement of project tasks
Manage the project team’s performance of project tasks
Secure acceptance and approval of deliverables from the project stakeholders and the donor
Coordinate engagement of stakeholders across workstreams, facilitate communication and ensure a collaborative working relationship between partners in a highly demanding and frequently changing environment
Manage project risks and issues
Raise risks and roadblocks to the SC Transformation Director
Capture project stakeholder risk and issues
Drive resolution and mitigation for project risks and gaps
Align project stakeholders on risk resolution status
Drive project status awareness
Develop the project plan with the project team
Assist in creating communications, including status reporting and risk management
Provide core team project status updates
Ensure project reports are provided on time and to the required quality level
Oversee project quality
Manage the monitoring and evaluation system
Lead team and support them towards the objectives of the project
Facilitate positive and constructive social interactions within the team
Ensure clarity over tasks and targets, and review achievements with individuals and teams
Ensure that PSA people management practices are well respected
Oversee the recruitment, orientation and performance of senior staff, and the development of middle-management staff, encouraging a culture of collaboration
Ensure continuity of the human resources allocated to the project, and develop contingency plans
Manage the work of subject matter experts
Participate in recruitment of senior staff
Manage development programmes for direct reports
Skills, Experience & Knowledge
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated:
Successful project management skills such as scoping, planning, monitoring and reporting, risk management and budget management for events such as launches and process improvement execution;
Comfort in navigating ambiguity and maintaining a sense of urgency to help drive components of the project to completion in a complex and uncertain environment;
Experience developing effective relationships across teams and organisations, earning the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders from all levels of the organisation, and facilitating collaboration to drive consensus and decision making;
Strong leadership and management skills in coaching, communication, facilitation, team leadership and business management.
At least 10 years’ senior-level work experience in Africa, working at national level over several years
Extensive project management and project implementation experience
Proven ability to manage large complex projects using proven approaches
Collaborative approach, engaging with high energy
Excellent communication (verbal and written),with excellent interpersonal communication skills
Fluency in English(speaking, reading and writing)
Experience in leading organisational change and of complex transformations
Proven diplomatic and public relations skills, including the ability to build internal/external collaborative relationships with sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, social and political issues
Demonstrable technical expertise in project, budget and resource management, and strong management skills in complex programmes with numerous staff members
Strategic and systemic thinking for, and proven leadership experience in, independent planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating of programmes, projects and activities, and making decisions based on the best information available
Ability to acquire or develop new information, new thinking and analysis
Over five years of experience in the supply chain and logistics field
Over five years of experience with donor-funded projects, preferably in public health and humanitarian programme management or governance
Advanced degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Experience with pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, or supply chain management systems in stable and emergency situations
Business development skills and experience in proposal writing
Ability to grow and develop business by attracting local and international resources and building alliances
Experience using recognised agile project management methodologies (Kanban, PRINCE2, etc.)
How to Apply
Complete the online application process.
Ensure you submit your application before midnight (GMT) on the closing date. Unless a different time is specified in the advert.
Each recruitment is unique, and you will need to follow the instructions part of the online application process. You will usually be asked to provide:
Your personal contact details
The details of your referee(s)
Details on how you meet the skills, experience and knowledge that are required for this role
Support and Help
Find help in the “how to apply” section. In case of any difficulty in applying, please contact: [email protected] Apply by 6th January, 2019
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