Position: Senior Program Manager - Malaria, Global Fund - (2100038I)
Required No.(s): 1
Contract length: Fixed Term
Location: Based in EDCD, Teku
Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work together, with our partners from civil societies and government, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We reached approximately two million populations and invests over 40 million US dollars annually to reach more children than ever before, through programs in Health, Nutrition, Education, Protection and Child Rights and Governance, Livelihood, HIV and AIDS, and Humanitarian crises.
Under the direct supervision of Sr. Director, Program Operations-Save the Children and Director, EDCD, in close coordination with focal persons at EDCD, the Project Manager will oversee management operations of the Global Fund program implemented by EDCD. In specific, the Project Manager will be responsible for the key areas of accountability listed below
Manage the overall implementation of the Malaria program in close liaison with Save the Children and Nepal government staff. Special focus to be given to management of the Global Fund Supported activities in helping the country reach the set elimination targets.
Ensure that all information related to operational, administrative, finance and logistical issues of the Global Fund project are available as required.
Provide quality policy and managerial advice to EDCD for optimal program implementation.
Ensure accurate and timely reporting to Save the Children, with the support from relevant government and project staff at EDCD. Regularly report to and keep Save the Children up to date on project progress and implementation issues.
Liaise closely with government agencies (e.g. DoHS, LMD, NPHL, VBDRTC, DHO/DPHOs) and other stakeholders to ensure smooth collaboration and management of programs.
Build strategic partnerships and maintain effective communication with the key stakeholders including the CCM, GFATM, Local Fund Agent (LFA), External Development Partners (EDPs) and others.
Foster and facilitate collaboration and coordination among wider stakeholders to avoid duplication of Global Fund resources on Malaria control program.
Facilitate and coordinate with relevant stakeholders at the national level including the Ministry of Health and Population, as well as with district government entities and development partners including EDPs, technical agencies and other implementing partners.
Manage the finances and related human resources associated with Global Fund program implemented by EDCD.
Prepare financial estimates, coordinate budgets, maintain financial records and analyze/monitor expenditure for both SCI and EDCD.
Ensure a participatory work planning process for the development of work plans for the program and prepare PUDR ensuring that reporting meets Global Fund quality standards.
Human Resources Management
Supervises Global Fund Project Management Unit staff, working closely with EDCD Director and Focal Persons.
Technically supervises the malaria staff stationed at the regional offices of SCI and monitors their input as well as quality of their work at field level
Sets tasks and deadlines for PMU staff and oversee their performance.
Oversee, energize and motivate the team and ensure staff capacity building in their area of work.
Determine work flow priorities, assume responsibility for delivery and the development, provide coaching, mentoring and guidance of staff being supervised.
Make sure day to day operations of the PMU is functioning smoothly in close collaboration of EDCD Admin, Finance and Logistics Unit.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date activity data on all EDCD Global Fund interventions implemented by EDCD, including information on financial transactions
Make sure Project equipment and vehicles are properly utilized only for the project works.
Qualifications and experience
Master's degree in Public Health and MBBS
At least 7 years of working experience in managing Public Health Programs
Proven experience of working with government in national level health programme/project and multi-/bi-lateral agencies or international organizations. Experience of working in a team for bigger grants such as GFATM will be an asset.
Understanding of the working procedures of the Government as well as of external development partners (EDPs) will be considered a huge advantage
Experience in coordination and liaison with different partner agencies
Ability to work in multi-cultural environment
Ability to work under pressure
Thorough understanding of Malaria control program in developing countries
Excellent analytical and synthesis skills
Good communication and negotiation skills
Excellent computer skills (MS Office)
Understanding of logistics management, financial management and budgeting of development programs desirable
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
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