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Health Pooled Funds Programme Coordinator

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Jun 172021
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: GOAL
Closing date: 4 Jul 2021

General Description of the Programme:

GOAL, an International Humanitarian Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) with a presence in South Sudan since 1985 and has been responding to the ongoing crisis since 2013; with a focus on responding to needs in health, nutrition, WASH and Food security and livelihood. GOAL in South Sudan imp emergency, early recovery and development focused programs through a multi-sectoral programs approach in all the sites including Greater Upper Nile and Abyei Administrative Area—while our resilience-building programmes in Upper Nile State focus on food security and livelihoods. GOAL plans to expand its work to support MoH in delivery quality health care under the HPF3 in Gogrial East, Gogrial West and Twic Counties

Health Pooled Fund is a consolidation of funding from the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Government of Canada, The Swedish International Development (SIDA) and the United States Agency for international development (USAID). The Health Pooled Fund (HPF) began its third phase in July 2018 and has funding to run until 2023. HPF3 will support delivery of essential health care at community (through Boma Health Initiative-BHI), Primary Healthcare centers and Units (PHCC/Us) and secondary referral hospitals. It will enable the strengthening of the referral system at all levels of health care. In addition, HPF3 will support the stabilization of local health systems and the strengthening of community ownership and governance structures. GOAL South Sudan will be working with MoH County levels to support the County Health Departments in Twic, Gogrial East and Gogrial West under this fund.

Job Purpose

The Health Pooled Fund Programme Coordinator (HPF Coordinator) will have direct management and coordination of all project activities and staff of HPF 3. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership, administrative oversight of the project, and implementation of project deliverables. S/he will manage a Lot Coordinator and Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Finance Manager and will engage closely with County and state MOH officials and representatives and will ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the grant. The HPF Programme Coordinator is expected to have strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical expertise, as well as project management, monitoring and evaluation, and budget management skills.

The candidate will also be required to have partnership management skills. S/he will be responsible for the management of partners who are part of the GOAL Led consortium and ensure that the deliverables managed under them are achieved.

Overall Key responsibilities

· Overall Programme Management responsibility

· overall communication with HPF about project implementations, reporting

· Coordination with HPF and Ministry of Health (MOH GOSS) at Juba level

· Direct line management of the Lot Coordinators and Finance manager

· Focal point for Value For Money (VFM) for the intervention

· Secretary to the steering committee that will provide support to the governance of the programme and a focus on continuous quality improvement (CQI)

· Participate and be the bridge between the field project staff and the advisory team (steering committee)

· Overall responsibility for the CHD capacity building plans.

· Responsible in ensuring that the advisory from the Steering Committee is implemented

· Presents arising implementation issues to the steering committee.

· Budget management and monitoring in conjunction with HPF Finance Manager

· Management of the consortium partners with support from the Assistant Country Director for Programs.

· Overall oversight of partner compliance with contracts

· Ensures that the procurement of supplies and medicines are done in a timely manner and within budget and that the projects achieve targets as agreed with HPF; and that any deviations are flagged and escalated as appropriate

· Liaising with the Hospital Manager

Key Performance Objectives

· Manage HPF project to ensure contractual obligations are adhered to and in particular budget management and reporting requirement for all key performance indicators

· Develop, revise, and update project budgets and workplans for Lot 18.

· Ensure high level of program quality and achievement of project objectives/results through effective monitoring, implementation, reporting, and learning

· Represent GOAL by regularly participating at the relevant sector coordination/cluster meetings to raise the profile of the organization.

· Provide technical leadership and strategic guidance in the development, implementation, monitoring and learning from health and nutrition projects and programs

· In collaboration with the M&E team design and implement an information management and reporting system to ensure timely reporting of key performance indicators to HPF.

Behaviours (Values in practice)

· Act as a representative of GOAL and demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children and vulnerable adults both in your private and professional lives.

· Good understanding and values diversity and maximize diversity to achieve organizational goals

· Practicing accountability and integrity

· Building collaborative relationship with staff, partners as well as relevant government departments/units

Skills Requirements and experience

Essential

· MSc course in Public Health and any other relevant experience an added advantage.

· Knowledgeable of the Health System Strengthening principles and approaches

· 3-5 years’ work experiencing of managing health projects

· Excellent knowledge on rules and regulations governing implementation of DFID funding

· Excellent negotiation skills for engagement with SMOHs, CHDs, HPF, other Health & Nutrition actors and internally within GOAL.

· Self-starter and able to work under undue pressure to accomplish program needs

· Excellent computing skills including Microsoft Office packages such as MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Databases

· Able to analyse large data sets for use in reporting.

· Proven management/coordination experience of partnerships

Desirable-

· Appreciation of the aims and objectives of GOAL.

· Willingness to travel to remote areas of South Sudan.

· Knowledge and experience of working in South Sudan will be an added advantage

· Very enthusiastic and able to work extra hours to achieve the objectives of the programme

· Fluency in written and spoken English, spoken Arabic an added advantage

· Good knowledge of project cycle management for health projects

· Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural context.

· Proven training and capacity building skills.

Safeguarding

· Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Accountability within GOAL

· Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:

o Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.

o Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.

o Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.

How to apply:

To apply to this position please click on the link below:

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Please note that the dealine for applications is the 04/07/2021

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PROGRAM DIRECTOR (HPF PROGRAM MANAGER) _ SOUTH SUDAN

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Dec 052020
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Comitato Collaborazione Medica
Closing date: 18 Dec 2020

Location: South Sudan – Juba, regular missions to the field’ sites requested

Contract duration: one year (possible extension)

Start date of contract: 1st February 2021

CCM (Comitato Collaborazione Medica) is an Italian NGO operating in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, specialized in health-related projects’ implementation, either in humanitarian and development contexts.

CCM has conducted several interventions in South Sudan since 1983, working mainly in Warrap and Lakes States. CCM is currently leading agency for 2 HPF lots (19 and 6) in supporting local health institutions to manage: a) 2 Hospitals and 21 among Primary Health Care Centers (PHCCs) and Primary Health Care Units (PHCUs) in 2 counties of Greater Tonj (ex Warrap State); and 1 Hospital and 44 among PHCCs and PHCUs in Kapoeta North, East and South. This in order to improve primary and secondary health care services and contribute to meet the MoH priority targets, according to the national health strategies. CCM is also responsible for the management of the Mother Teresa Hospital in Turalei (Twic County) within Lot 18.

In addition, CCM is also the leading agency for UNICEF in Greater Tonj focusing on the treatment of SAM and MAM as well as for the Target Supplementary Feeding Programme for WFP.

Additionally, the current political situation of South Sudan has recently determined a high number of IDPs and refugees. CCM is committed to (i) ensure the emergency response to the current humanitarian crisis; and (ii) preserve the already fragile health system from a possible deterioration and collapse due to the humanitarian crisis.

For further information on the organization, please visit the website at www.ccm-italia.org.

Duties and Responsibilities **

The Program Director will have direct management and coordination of all organization’s project activities and act as the Health Pooled Fund Programme Manager (HPF PM). S/he will be responsible for technical leadership, administrative oversight of the project, and implementation of project deliverables. S/he will manage the Lot Coordinators, and partner with a Health Advisor, a Finance Manager and Procurement Coordinator for program implementation and execution. S/he will engage closely with County and state MOH officials, donors and representatives to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under existing grants. The Program Director Manager is expected to have strong leadership qualities and strong project management and budget management skills.

The potential candidate will also be required to have partnership management skills. S/he will be responsible for the management of partners who are part of the organization’s Led consortium and ensure that the deliverables managed under them are achieved.

Overall key responsibilities

  • Overall management responsibility of all programs
  • Overall communication with HPF about project implementations and reporting
  • Coordination with donors and Ministry of Health (MOH GOSS) at Juba level
  • Direct line management of the Lot Coordinators
  • Focal point for Value For Money (VFM) for the intervention
  • Budget management and monitoring in conjunction with Country Administrator
  • Management of the consortium partners, where applicable
  • Ensures that the procurement of supplies and medicines are timely and within budget
  • Ensures that projects achieve set targets and deviations are flagged and escalated as appropriate
  • Overall oversight of partner compliance with contracts

  • Together with the all relevant stakeholders carry out regular joint county supportive supervision visits

Budget monitoring and Management

  • Monitors the budget on an ongoing basis comparing the forecasts closely with the expenditures. Ensures deviation to spending is flagged and solutions sought to ensure CCM’s forecasts and expenditure are within 10% variance.
  • Collaborates with the finance manager (Juba level) to produce monthly budget follow-ups for effective budget management.
  • Responds to queries from HPF and other donors within the stipulated timelines.
  • Ensures that the partners are also spending their budget lines in accordance to agreed forecasts.
  • Ensures development and operationalization of all program work plans

Reporting

  • Ensure qualitative and timely reporting of all project activities within donor stipulated timelines
  • Ensure follow up of any deviation from targets before the reporting and explained in the monthly reporting
  • Be available for responses to any donor questions and queries to see to their final resolution.
  • Provide mentoring to project staff on proper reporting protocols.

Procurement

  • All projected procurement requests are raised and approved timely for processing by the procurement team.
  • Ensure field teams adherence to the procurement schedule for timely approval process
  • In collaboration with the Procurement Coordinator, tracks the procurement processes in a regular and detailed manner.

Human resources

  • Ensures that all project staff are working in accordance to their Job descriptions
  • Directly line manages the Lot Coordinators.

Project funding integration

  • Ensure that all donors’ support is complementary to promote co-funding efforts.
  • Closely coordinate and work with the relevant stakeholders and staff ensuring that work plans developed are jointly done and reviewed.

Supervision

  • Ensure regular visits to field sites are conducted by Juba office technical teams to all supported sites
  • Conducts supportive supervisory visits to field offices at least on a quarterly basis
  • Conducts yearly review of activities and achievements with field teams with a view of improving program performances
  • This position reports to the Country Representative for South Sudan.

Job profile

Requirements

  • Master’s in Project Management or an equivalent of at least 7 years’ experience within the humanitarian sector
  • Excellent knowledge on rules and regulations governing implementation of DFID funding

· Experience in South Sudan and/or in other African countries is a strong asset

  • Knowledgeable on Health System Strengthening approaches in South Sudan is a strong asset
  • Excellent negotiation skills for engagement with SMOHs, CHDs, HPF, other Health & Nutrition actors and internally with CCM.
  • Able to work under pressure to accomplish program needs and deliverable.
  • Excellent computing skills including Microsoft Office packages especially MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Database
  • Excellent knowledge of budget management required
  • Able to analyze large data sets for use in reporting.
  • Fluency of both written and spoken English

Salary: Depending on the experience

Benefits. According to CCM country HR policy:

  • Food and accommodation provided by CCM;
  • Country medical cover in SSD (and neighboring countries) and only for CCM staff (no family members)
  • 2,5 leave days per month, plus 10 days of R&R every 10 consecutive weeks in the country
  • 600 USD per every R&R schedule to cover for flight/taxi outside of SSD.

How to apply:

Please, email your resume with references ‘details (max 4 pages) and your motivation letter (max 1 page) to recruitmentpvs@ccm-italia.org

Please, to help the HR office to consider your application properly, specify in the email subject the vacancy title as follow Programme Director/HPF PM_SouthSudan and rename the file surname_name_Cv or surname_name_Letter

Please, note every resume will be evaluated and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

CCM has a zero tolerance for any form of abuse/harassment and staff are expected to uphold the organizational values. We are determined to keep our beneficiaries safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of vulnerable children and adults from any form of abuse

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Health Pooled Funds Programme Coordinator

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Oct 312020
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: GOAL
Closing date: 26 Nov 2020

General Description of the Programme:

GOAL, an International Humanitarian Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) with a presence in South Sudan since 1985 and has been responding to the ongoing crisis since 2013; with a focus on responding to needs in health, nutrition, WASH and Food security and livelihood. GOAL in South Sudan imp emergency, early recovery and development focused programs through a multi-sectoral programs approach in all the sites including Greater Upper Nile and Abyei Administrative Area—while our resilience-building programmes in Upper Nile State focus on food security and livelihoods. GOAL plans to expand its work to support MoH in delivery quality health care under the HPF3 in Gogrial East, Gogrial West and Twic Counties

Health Pooled Fund is a consolidation of funding from the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Government of Canada, The Swedish International Development (SIDA) and the United States Agency for international development (USAID). The Health Pooled Fund (HPF) began its third phase in July 2018 and has funding to run until 2023. HPF3 will support delivery of essential health care at community (through Boma Health Initiative-BHI), Primary Healthcare centers and Units (PHCC/Us) and secondary referral hospitals. It will enable the strengthening of the referral system at all levels of health care. In addition, HPF3 will support the stabilization of local health systems and the strengthening of community ownership and governance structures. GOAL South Sudan will be working with MoH County levels to support the County Health Departments in Twic, Gogrial East and Gogrial West under this fund.

Job Purpose

The Health Pooled Fund Programme Coordinator (HPF Coordinator) will have direct management and coordination of all project activities and staff of HPF 3. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership, administrative oversight of the project, and implementation of project deliverables. S/he will manage a Lot Coordinator and Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Finance Manager and will engage closely with County and state MOH officials and representatives and will ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the grant. The HPF Programme Coordinator is expected to have strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical expertise, as well as project management, monitoring and evaluation, and budget management skills.

The candidate will also be required to have partnership management skills. S/he will be responsible for the management of partners who are part of the GOAL Led consortium and ensure that the deliverables managed under them are achieved.

Overall Key responsibilities

· Overall Programme Management responsibility

· overall communication with HPF about project implementations, reporting

· Coordination with HPF and Ministry of Health (MOH GOSS) at Juba level

· Direct line management of the Lot Coordinators and Finance manager

· Focal point for Value For Money (VFM) for the intervention

· Secretary to the steering committee that will provide support to the governance of the programme and a focus on continuous quality improvement (CQI)

· Participate and be the bridge between the field project staff and the advisory team (steering committee)

· Overall responsibility for the CHD capacity building plans.

· Responsible in ensuring that the advisory from the Steering Committee is implemented

· Presents arising implementation issues to the steering committee.

· Budget management and monitoring in conjunction with HPF Finance Manager

· Management of the consortium partners with support from the Assistant Country Director for Programs.

· Overall oversight of partner compliance with contracts

· Ensures that the procurement of supplies and medicines are done in a timely manner and within budget and that the projects achieve targets as agreed with HPF; and that any deviations are flagged and escalated as appropriate

· Liaising with the Hospital Manager

County Health Department Capacity Development:

· Responsible for the overall Capacity development of the CHDs

· Ensures that CHDs’ Capacity assessments are done within the inception phase – in close coordination with the Lot area Coordinator, State Ministry of Health and the CHD staff themselves.

· Ensure that the outcome of the Capacity assessment is implemented

· Together with the CHDs join in some joint county supportive supervision visits

Integration of HPF project with other auxiliary health and nutrition programs:

· Ensure that other donors’ support to the GOAL led consortium Lots for health, nutrition and WASH is directed accordingly to the right locations and ensures that they are complementary to the HPF funding.

· Coordinate and closely work with the HPF state coordinators to ensure that there is no deviation from the project objectives.

· Closely coordinate and work with the state ministry of health, and the county health department staff – ensuring that work plans developed are jointly done and reviewed.

Procurement

· All projected procurement requests are raised and approved timely for processing by the procurement team.

· Tracks the procurement processes in a regular and detailed manner.

Reporting:

· All reports of the month under review are submitted to HPF by the 15th day of the following month

· Any deviation from targets is flagged before the reporting and explained in the monthly reporting

· Coordinates the DHIS and other field level reporting to Juba on a timely manner to ensure that the donor reporting is timely and correctly done.

Budget monitoring and Management:

· Monitors the budget on an ongoing basis comparing the forecasts closely with the expenditures. Ensures deviation to spending is flagged and solutions sought to ensure GOAL’s forecasts and expenditure are within the allowed 10% variance to avoid GOAL being penalised.

· Ensures that the finance manager (Juba level) produces monthly budget monitoring tools (BMTs) for effective budget management.

· Responds to queries from HPF within the stipulated timelines.

· Ensures that the partners are spending their budget lines in accordance to agreed forecasts.

Human resources:

· Ensures that all project staff are working in accordance to their Job descriptions

· Ensures that there are no ghost workers within the ministry staff lists receiving incentives from the consortium (including to those working with the partners)

· Ensure no double payment of incentives to the same staff by different partners.

· Directly line manages Finance manager and the Lot Coordinator.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning:

· In coordination with the MEAL Coordinator based in Juba, ensure that the initial baseline surveys are conducted covering all the counties constituting Lot 18.

· Ensure the relevant questions are asked to address the targets as per HPF target documents

· Support the Lot area teams to collect the data digitally and analyse the same for use during the monthly reporting.

· Work with the MEAL team to ensure that all indicators chosen for the program are realistic and are being collected by relevant staff

Key Performance Objectives

· Manage HPF project to ensure contractual obligations are adhered to and in particular budget management and reporting requirement for all key performance indicators

· Develop, revise, and update project budgets and workplans for Lot 18.

· Ensure high level of program quality and achievement of project objectives/results through effective monitoring, implementation, reporting, and learning

· Represent GOAL by regularly participating at the relevant sector coordination/cluster meetings to raise the profile of the organization.

· Provide technical leadership and strategic guidance in the development, implementation, monitoring and learning from health and nutrition projects and programs

· In collaboration with the M&E team design and implement an information management and reporting system to ensure timely reporting of key performance indicators to HPF.

Behaviours (Values in practice)

· Act as a representative of GOAL and demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children and vulnerable adults both in your private and professional lives.

· Good understanding and values diversity and maximize diversity to achieve organizational goals

· Practicing accountability and integrity

· Building collaborative relationship with staff, partners as well as relevant government departments/units

Skills Requirements and experience

Essential

· MSc course in Public Health and any other relevant experience an added advantage.

· Knowledgeable of the Health System Strengthening principles and approaches

· 3-5 years’ work experiencing of managing health projects

· Excellent knowledge on rules and regulations governing implementation of DFID funding

· Excellent negotiation skills for engagement with SMOHs, CHDs, HPF, other Health & Nutrition actors and internally within GOAL.

· Self-starter and able to work under undue pressure to accomplish program needs

· Excellent computing skills including Microsoft Office packages such as MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Databases

· Able to analyse large data sets for use in reporting.

· Proven management/coordination experience of partnerships

Desirable-

· Appreciation of the aims and objectives of GOAL.

· Willingness to travel to remote areas of South Sudan.

· Knowledge and experience of working in South Sudan will be an added advantage

· Very enthusiastic and able to work extra hours to achieve the objectives of the programme

· Fluency in written and spoken English, spoken Arabic an added advantage

· Good knowledge of project cycle management for health projects

· Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural context.

· Proven training and capacity building skills.

Safeguarding

· Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Accountability within GOAL

· Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:

o Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.

o Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.

o Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.

General Terms and Conditions

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document.

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Health Pooled Funds Programme Coordinator

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Oct 162020
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: GOAL
Closing date: 26 Nov 2020

General Description of the Programme:

GOAL, an International Humanitarian Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) with a presence in South Sudan since 1985 and has been responding to the ongoing crisis since 2013; with a focus on responding to needs in health, nutrition, WASH and Food security and livelihood. GOAL in South Sudan imp emergency, early recovery and development focused programs through a multi-sectoral programs approach in all the sites including Greater Upper Nile and Abyei Administrative Area—while our resilience-building programmes in Upper Nile State focus on food security and livelihoods. GOAL plans to expand its work to support MoH in delivery quality health care under the HPF3 in Gogrial East, Gogrial West and Twic Counties

Health Pooled Fund is a consolidation of funding from the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Government of Canada, The Swedish International Development (SIDA) and the United States Agency for international development (USAID). The Health Pooled Fund (HPF) began its third phase in July 2018 and has funding to run until 2023. HPF3 will support delivery of essential health care at community (through Boma Health Initiative-BHI), Primary Healthcare centers and Units (PHCC/Us) and secondary referral hospitals. It will enable the strengthening of the referral system at all levels of health care. In addition, HPF3 will support the stabilization of local health systems and the strengthening of community ownership and governance structures. GOAL South Sudan will be working with MoH County levels to support the County Health Departments in Twic, Gogrial East and Gogrial West under this fund.

Job Purpose

The Health Pooled Fund Programme Coordinator (HPF Coordinator) will have direct management and coordination of all project activities and staff of HPF 3. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership, administrative oversight of the project, and implementation of project deliverables. S/he will manage a Lot Coordinator and Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Finance Manager and will engage closely with County and state MOH officials and representatives and will ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the grant. The HPF Programme Coordinator is expected to have strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical expertise, as well as project management, monitoring and evaluation, and budget management skills.

The candidate will also be required to have partnership management skills. S/he will be responsible for the management of partners who are part of the GOAL Led consortium and ensure that the deliverables managed under them are achieved.

Overall Key responsibilities

· Overall Programme Management responsibility

· overall communication with HPF about project implementations, reporting

· Coordination with HPF and Ministry of Health (MOH GOSS) at Juba level

· Direct line management of the Lot Coordinators and Finance manager

· Focal point for Value For Money (VFM) for the intervention

· Secretary to the steering committee that will provide support to the governance of the programme and a focus on continuous quality improvement (CQI)

· Participate and be the bridge between the field project staff and the advisory team (steering committee)

· Overall responsibility for the CHD capacity building plans.

· Responsible in ensuring that the advisory from the Steering Committee is implemented

· Presents arising implementation issues to the steering committee.

· Budget management and monitoring in conjunction with HPF Finance Manager

· Management of the consortium partners with support from the Assistant Country Director for Programs.

· Overall oversight of partner compliance with contracts

· Ensures that the procurement of supplies and medicines are done in a timely manner and within budget and that the projects achieve targets as agreed with HPF; and that any deviations are flagged and escalated as appropriate

· Liaising with the Hospital Manager

County Health Department Capacity Development:

· Responsible for the overall Capacity development of the CHDs

· Ensures that CHDs’ Capacity assessments are done within the inception phase – in close coordination with the Lot area Coordinator, State Ministry of Health and the CHD staff themselves.

· Ensure that the outcome of the Capacity assessment is implemented

· Together with the CHDs join in some joint county supportive supervision visits

Integration of HPF project with other auxiliary health and nutrition programs:

· Ensure that other donors’ support to the GOAL led consortium Lots for health, nutrition and WASH is directed accordingly to the right locations and ensures that they are complementary to the HPF funding.

· Coordinate and closely work with the HPF state coordinators to ensure that there is no deviation from the project objectives.

· Closely coordinate and work with the state ministry of health, and the county health department staff – ensuring that work plans developed are jointly done and reviewed.

Procurement

· All projected procurement requests are raised and approved timely for processing by the procurement team.

· Tracks the procurement processes in a regular and detailed manner.

Reporting:

· All reports of the month under review are submitted to HPF by the 15th day of the following month

· Any deviation from targets is flagged before the reporting and explained in the monthly reporting

· Coordinates the DHIS and other field level reporting to Juba on a timely manner to ensure that the donor reporting is timely and correctly done.

Budget monitoring and Management:

· Monitors the budget on an ongoing basis comparing the forecasts closely with the expenditures. Ensures deviation to spending is flagged and solutions sought to ensure GOAL’s forecasts and expenditure are within the allowed 10% variance to avoid GOAL being penalised.

· Ensures that the finance manager (Juba level) produces monthly budget monitoring tools (BMTs) for effective budget management.

· Responds to queries from HPF within the stipulated timelines.

· Ensures that the partners are spending their budget lines in accordance to agreed forecasts.

Human resources:

· Ensures that all project staff are working in accordance to their Job descriptions

· Ensures that there are no ghost workers within the ministry staff lists receiving incentives from the consortium (including to those working with the partners)

· Ensure no double payment of incentives to the same staff by different partners.

· Directly line manages Finance manager and the Lot Coordinator.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning:

· In coordination with the MEAL Coordinator based in Juba, ensure that the initial baseline surveys are conducted covering all the counties constituting Lot 18.

· Ensure the relevant questions are asked to address the targets as per HPF target documents

· Support the Lot area teams to collect the data digitally and analyse the same for use during the monthly reporting.

· Work with the MEAL team to ensure that all indicators chosen for the program are realistic and are being collected by relevant staff

Key Performance Objectives

· Manage HPF project to ensure contractual obligations are adhered to and in particular budget management and reporting requirement for all key performance indicators

· Develop, revise, and update project budgets and workplans for Lot 18.

· Ensure high level of program quality and achievement of project objectives/results through effective monitoring, implementation, reporting, and learning

· Represent GOAL by regularly participating at the relevant sector coordination/cluster meetings to raise the profile of the organization.

· Provide technical leadership and strategic guidance in the development, implementation, monitoring and learning from health and nutrition projects and programs

· In collaboration with the M&E team design and implement an information management and reporting system to ensure timely reporting of key performance indicators to HPF.

Behaviours (Values in practice)

· Act as a representative of GOAL and demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children and vulnerable adults both in your private and professional lives.

· Good understanding and values diversity and maximize diversity to achieve organizational goals

· Practicing accountability and integrity

· Building collaborative relationship with staff, partners as well as relevant government departments/units

Skills Requirements and experience

Essential

· MSc course in Public Health and any other relevant experience an added advantage.

· Knowledgeable of the Health System Strengthening principles and approaches

· 3-5 years’ work experiencing of managing health projects

· Excellent knowledge on rules and regulations governing implementation of DFID funding

· Excellent negotiation skills for engagement with SMOHs, CHDs, HPF, other Health & Nutrition actors and internally within GOAL.

· Self-starter and able to work under undue pressure to accomplish program needs

· Excellent computing skills including Microsoft Office packages such as MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Databases

· Able to analyse large data sets for use in reporting.

· Proven management/coordination experience of partnerships

Desirable-

· Appreciation of the aims and objectives of GOAL.

· Willingness to travel to remote areas of South Sudan.

· Knowledge and experience of working in South Sudan will be an added advantage

· Very enthusiastic and able to work extra hours to achieve the objectives of the programme

· Fluency in written and spoken English, spoken Arabic an added advantage

· Good knowledge of project cycle management for health projects

· Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural context.

· Proven training and capacity building skills.

Safeguarding

· Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Accountability within GOAL

· Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:

o Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.

o Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.

o Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.

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This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document.

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Policy LINK South Sudan Area Program Manager

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: DAI Global
Closing date: 1 Jul 2020

Project Background

The five-year (2019 – 2024) USAID-funded Feed the Future Policy Leadership, Interactions, Networks and Knowledge (Policy LINK) project implemented by DAI Global LLC will strengthen the capacity of local actors and institutions to lead and manage the agricultural transformation process and contribute effectively and collectively to improved, broad-based food security policy outcomes.

Specifically, the program aims to strengthen food security policy systems by investing in and reinforcing productive human and social capital and developing strategic partnerships that help bring these innovations and capacity investments to scale in order to achieve a critical mass of local actors with the ability and opportunity to effect positive policy change through collective action.

Policy LINK in South Sudan

The LINK project will open an office in Juba, South Sudan in order to provide backbone support to the Partnership for Recovery and Resilience (PfRR). PfRR is an unprecedented cross-sector, multi-donor, multi-agency platform and collective of partners established to increase the agency of local populations in select geographic areas to identify and respond to their priority needs for building resilience and reducing vulnerability. With this approach, the community, local governments, and donor agencies are improving their use of evidence to inform joint decision making at local, national, regional and global levels; however, the central focus is to strengthen the community’s ability to withstand and respond to shocks, including environmental, economic, political and those related to local conflicts.

The PfRR is grounded in the concepts of collective impact and collaborative governance. It intends to reduce the humanitarian burden in the targeted communities and make the use of donor resources more effectively by promoting greater self-reliance, reinforced by external assistance.

LINK will provide backbone support to PfRR partners in Juba and in select regions to enhance coordination and effectiveness towards the realization of resilience objectives. This includes support to PfRR structures and working groups with the establishment of core monitoring and evaluation frameworks and internal knowledge management practices, and establishment of partnership framework building blocks.

Position Objectives

The AREA PROGRAM MANAGER will be the principal point of contact between Juba and an assigned geographic location.

The position is expected to support the design, implementation, follow up and reporting of LINK activities in South Sudan (PfRR support) within the framework of Policy LINK established activity team structures, processes and systems.

The Area Program Manager will be based in Juba or the assigned regional area, and will be responsible for:

  1. Overall program management, delivery and achievement of program activities and deliverables in the program area.

  2. Very close coordination with PfRR structures, lead agencies, implementing partners, LINK South Sudan Country Lead and LINK activity teams to ensure program area activities are managed effectively and efficiently.

  3. Operations, scheduling, reporting and building relations with communities, local government officials and implementing partners;

  4. Training, facilitation, mentoring and accompaniment of the Inclusive Champions Group (ICG), community development committees (CDCs), the Coordination Units (CUs) and other organizations.

  5. Interlocution with all PfRR structures so as to advance in a coordinated and coherent manner the technical engagement process centered on a building block approach.

S/he will continually reinforce LINK’s agreed-upon core purpose and principles and approaches, and ensure all decision-making is rooted in the purpose and principles. S/he will contribute to a learning environment in which personal and team growth is supported, with a shared understanding that the “team” always comes before the “individual.”

Responsibilities

The Area Program Manager will be expected to understand and effectively communicate the PfRR “building blocks” approach and core principles to local stakeholders and will participate in a “bootcamp” in technical engagement prior to assuming field responsibilities. S/he must understand and consistently put into practice LINK principles, management and standard operating procedures.

The Area Program Manager will be responsible for the following primary tasks, though other duties may be assigned as appropriate:

Program Management:

  • Develop strong working relationships and lines of communication with LINK colleagues, local agencies and traditional authorities, PfRR counterparts and other implementing partners in assigned geographic region;
  • Serve as the principal point of contact between LINK’s Juba office and the assigned region, supporting PfRR co-creation and providing partners with day-to-day technical guidance;
  • Coordinate with LINK logistics, finance and operations and activity teams to ensure necessary preparations, logistics and payments are made for successful implementation of program activities;
  • Support implementation of “building block” activities at the regional level, including resilience profiling, assessment, joint workplanning, activity mapping, curriculum development and training;
  • Monitor the status and performance of assigned regional activities, sharing updates with colleagues as well as capturing monitoring, evaluation, and learning in program reports submitted internally or to USAID and partners as appropriate.

Community Level Analysis and Capacity Development:

  • Facilitate forums and “listening sessions” to collect feedback to inform community-level PfRR planning;
  • Assess the status of community institutions in assigned regional area, developing an understanding of where critical resilience capacities reside and how decisions are made;
  • Advise LINK colleagues and PfRR partners on target areas for capacity strengthening, joint community planning and execution, leading to development of focused regional “engagement plans;”
  • Advise LINK colleagues and PfRR partners on strategies for maximizing community ownership and contributions;
  • Lead the process of determining how inclusive, conflict sensitive, gender responsive, accountable and dynamic existing coordination structures within assigned communities are, and how to strengthen their capacities to engage with international partners;
  • Coordinate with regional PfRR structures and working groups to clarify Terms of Reference and implement joint work planning as well as monitoring, evaluation and learning;
  • Support trainings to be conducted at a community level, including playing the role of facilitator, trainer, moderator, and/or rapporteur as required.

Reporting

The Area Program Manager will report to the LINK South Sudan Country Lead.

Supervisory Responsibilities

The Area Program Manager may supervise short-term technical consultants, and will work closely with the South Sudan Technical Advisor, South Sudan Program Specialist and Operations Team.

Qualifications

Local South Sudanese candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position. Additional qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in program management, logistics, operations, community mobilization, monitoring & evaluation, research and/or international development.
  • A good understanding of resilience livelihoods and food security concept with a reasonable work experience on similar context.
  • Strong stakeholder relationship management skills and ability to engage with senior partner organization leadership.
  • Strong communication and representational skills.
  • Strong training and/or facilitation and program coordination skills preferred.
  • Good computing capabilities with working knowledge of MS Word and Excel.
  • Preferred experience working with local communities, NGOs and/or international organizations.
  • Experience in organizing and setting up public events and conferences.
  • Good English and Arabic writing and speaking. Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills and ability to multitasks under tight time constraints/deadlines.
  • Previous experience working in regions outside Juba.

How to apply:

Please submit applications electronically via this website: https://fs9.formsite.com/daisuppliers/fn7h026brt/index.html

Candidates will be required to answer certain qualifying questions before uploading their CVs and cover letters to the application form for consideration. Applications submitted between June 10 – July 1, 2020 will be considered in the order received; this submission window may later be extended. Only candidates who are shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. No email inquiries please.

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HEALTH POOLED FUND PROGRAMME MANAGER_ SOUTH SUDAN

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Jun 052020
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Comitato Collaborazione Medica
Closing date: 14 Jun 2020

Location: South Sudan – Juba, regular missions to the field’ sites requested

Contract duration: one year (possible extension)

Start date of contract: 15th July 2020

Closing date for applications: 14/06/2020

NGO: Comitato Collaborazione Medica

CCM (Comitato Collaborazione Medica) is an Italian NGO operating in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda, specialized in health-related projects’ implementation, either in humanitarian and development contexts.

CCM has conducted several interventions in South Sudan since 1983, working mainly in Warrap and Lakes States. CCM is currently leading agency for 2 HPF lots (19 and 6) in supporting local health institutions to manage: a) 2 Hospitals and 21 among Primary Health Care Centers (PHCCs) and Primary Health Care Units (PHCUs) in 2 counties of Greater Tonj (ex Warrap State); and 1 Hospital and 44 among PHCCs and PHCUs in Kapoeta North, East and South. This in order to improve primary and secondary health care services and contribute to meet the MoH priority targets, according to the national health strategies. CCM is also responsible for the management of the Mother Teresa Hospital in Turalei (Twic County) within Lot 18.

In addition, CCM is also the leading agency for UNICEF in Greater Tonj focusing on the treatment of SAM and MAM as well as for the Target Supplementary Feeding Programme for WFP.

Additionally, the current political situation of South Sudan has recently determined a high number of IDPs and refugees. CCM is committed to (i) ensure the emergency response to the current humanitarian crisis; and (ii) preserve the already fragile health system from a possible deterioration and collapse due to the humanitarian crisis.

For further information on the organization, please visit the website at www.ccm-italia.org.

Duties and Responsibilities **

The Health Pooled Fund Programme Manager (HPF PM) will have direct management and coordination of all project activities and staff of HPF 3. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership, administrative oversight of the project, and implementation of project deliverables. S/he will manage a Lot Coordinator, an Health Advisor also in charge of Monitoring and Evaluation, a Finance Manager and will engage closely with County and state MOH officials and representatives and will ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the grant. The Programme Manager is expected to have strong leadership qualities and strong project management and budget management skills.

The potential candidate will also be required to have partnership management skills. S/he will be responsible for the management of partners who are part of the CCM Led consortium and ensure that the deliverables managed under them are achieved.

Overall key responsibilities

  • Overall management responsibility of the program
  • Overall communication with HPF about project implementations and reporting
  • Coordination with HPF and Ministry of Health (MOH GOSS) at Juba level
  • Direct line management of the Lot Coordinators and Finance manager
  • Focal point for Value For Money (VFM) for the intervention
  • Budget management and monitoring in conjunction with HPF Finance Manager
  • Management of the consortium partners, where applicable
  • Ensures that the procurement of supplies and medicines are done timely manner and within budget and that the projects achieves targets as agreed with HPF; and that and deviations are flagged and escalated as appropriate
  • Overall oversight of partner compliance with contracts

  • Together with the County Health Departments (CHDs) carry out regular joint county supportive supervision visits

Budget monitoring and Management

  • Monitors the budget on an ongoing basis comparing the forecasts closely with the expenditures. Ensures deviation to spending is flagged and solutions sought to ensure CCM’s forecasts and expenditure are within 10% variance.
  • Ensures that the finance manager (Juba level) produces monthly budget follow-ups for effective budget management.
  • Responds to queries from HPF within the stipulated timelines.
  • Ensures that the partners are also spending their budget lines in accordance to agreed forecasts.

Reporting

  • All reports of the month under review are submitted to HPF by the 15th day of the following month
  • Any deviation from targets is flagged before the reporting and explained in the monthly reporting
  • In close coordination with the Health Advisor based in Juba, ensure that the donor reporting (DHIS and all other field level reporting to Juba) is timely and correctly done and the relevant questions from the donor are replied to as per HPF target documents

Procurement

  • All projected procurement requests are raised and approved timely for processing by the procurement team.
  • Tracks the procurement processes in a regular and detailed manner.

Human resources

  • Ensures that all project staff are working in accordance to their Job descriptions
  • Directly line manages Finance manager and the Lot Coordinators.

Integration of HPF project with other auxiliary health and nutrition programs

  • Ensure that other donors’ support (specifically UNICEF and World Food Programme) to the CCM led consortium Lots for health and nutrition is managed correctly and directed accordingly to the right locations and ensures that they are complementary to the HPF funding.
  • Coordinate and closely work with the County Health Departments and the HPF state coordinators to ensure that there is no deviation from the project objectives.
  • Closely coordinate and work with the state ministry of health, and the county health department staff – ensuring that work plans developed are jointly done and reviewed.

He/she reports to the Country Representative for South Sudan.

Job profile

Requirements

  • Master’s in Project Management or an equivalent of at least 7 years’ experience within the humanitarian sector
  • Excellent knowledge on rules and regulations governing implementation of DFID funding

· Experience in South Sudan and/or in other African countries is a strong asset

  • Knowledgeable on Health System Strengthening approaches in South Sudan is a strong asset
  • Excellent negotiation skills for engagement with SMOHs, CHDs, HPF, other Health & Nutrition actors and internally with CCM.
  • Able to work under pressure to accomplish program needs and deliverable.
  • Excellent computing skills including Microsoft Office packages including MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Database
  • Able to analyze large data sets for use in reporting.
  • Fluency of both written and spoken English

Salary: Depending on the experience

Benefits. According to CCM country HR policy:

  • Food and accommodation provided by CCM;
  • Country medical cover in SSD (and neighboring countries) and only for CCM staff (no family members)
  • 2,5 leave days per month, plus 10 days of R&R every 10 consecutive weeks in the country
  • 600 USD per every R&R schedule to cover for flight/taxi outside of SSD.

How to apply:

How to apply

Please, email your resume with references ‘details (max 4 pages) and your motivation letter (max 1 page) to recruitmentpvs@ccm-italia.org

Please, to help the HR office to consider your application properly, specify in the email subject the vacancy title as follow HPF Programme Manager_SouthSudan and rename the file surname_name_Cv or surname_name_Letter

Please, note every resume will be evaluated and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

CCM has a zero tolerance for any form of abuse/harassment and staff are expected to uphold the organizational values. We are determined to keep our beneficiaries safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of vulnerable children and adults from any form of abuse

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Policy LINK – South Sudan Country Lead

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Mar 102020
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: DAI Global
Closing date: 20 Mar 2020

Summary

Position: Policy LINK – South Sudan Country Lead

Location: Juba, South Sudan

Contract Name: USAID/Feed the Future Policy Leadership, Interactions, Networks and Knowledge (Policy LINK or LINK)

Status: Long Term Technical Assistance

Start Date: On/around May 1, 2020

Supervisor: Policy LINK East Africa Regional Director

Project Background

The five-year (2019 – 2024) Feed the Future Policy Leadership, Interactions, Networks and Knowledge (Policy LINK or LINK) project will strengthen the capacity of local actors and institutions to lead and manage the agricultural transformation process and contribute effectively and collectively to improved, broad-based food security policy outcomes.

Specifically, the program aims to strengthen food security policy systems by investing in and reinforcing productive human and social capital and developing strategic partnerships that help bring these innovations and capacity investments to scale in order to achieve a critical mass of local actors with the ability and opportunity to effect positive policy change through collective action.

Policy LINK in South Sudan

The LINK project will open an office in Juba, South Sudan in order to provide backbone support to the Partnership for Recovery and Resilience (PfRR). PfRR is an unprecedented cross-sector, multi-donor, multi-agency platform and collective of partners established to increase the agency of local populations in select geographic areas to identify and respond to their priority needs for building resilience and reducing vulnerability. With this approach, the community, local governments, and donor agencies are improving their use of evidence to inform joint decision making at local, national, regional and global levels; however, the central focus is to strengthen the community’s ability to withstand and respond to shocks, including environmental, economic, political and those related to local conflicts.

The PfRR is grounded in the concepts of collective impact and collaborative governance. It intends to reduce the humanitarian burden in the targeted communities and make the use of donor resources more effective by promoting greater self-reliance, reinforced by external assistance.

LINK will provide backbone support to PfRR partners in Juba and in select regions to enhance coordination and effectiveness towards the realization of resilience objectives. This includes support to PfRR structures and working groups with the establishment of core monitoring and evaluation frameworks and internal knowledge management practices, as well as improved outreach and coordination with local stakeholders.

Position Objectives

The South Sudan Country Lead is a leadership position based in Juba and responsible for overall planning and delivery of LINK activities in South Sudan.

The South Sudan Country Lead will ensure the effective management of backbone support to the PfRR including program management, administrative supervision, high level representational, technical support and reporting. The Country Lead will promote the use of LINK tools and approaches and ensure the technical quality of LINK services, including a facilitative leadership approach towards the realization of PfRR objectives.

The Country Lead will supervise both technical and operations staff working from South Sudan. S/he will serve as the central point of interlocution between LINK staff based in South Sudan and other LINK country offices. Position objectives are summarized as follows:

  1. Overall program management, delivery and achievement of program activities and deliverables in Juba and the program areas as per the activity description, work plan, budget and organization policies, procedures and compliance requirements.

  2. Managing stakeholder relationships to advance technical engagement in a coordinated and coherent manner, engaging with all PfRR structures in Juba, particularly the Donor Working Group (DWG), the Steering Committee (SC), the Technical Engagement Group (TEG) and the Joint Assessment Monitoring and Measurement (JAMM) Group.

  3. Providing technical leadership to assigned Area Program Managers operating in Yambio, Aweil, Torit and Wau, including support with design, operations, training and facilitation, mentoring and relationship management.

  4. Serving as the local bank signatory and reviewing and supervising the work of LINK’s South Sudan Accountant and Procurement and Logistics Officer. Ensuring systems are in place for proper administrative management in compliance with DAI and USAID policies and procedures.

S/he will continually reinforce LINK’s agreed-upon core purpose and principles, and ensure all decision-making is rooted in the purpose and principles. S/he will contribute to a learning environment in which personal and team growth is supported, with a shared understanding that the “team” always comes before the “individual.”

Responsibilities

The South Sudan Country Lead will be responsible for the following anticipated tasks, though others may be added as appropriate:

➢ Technical Program Management

○ Maintain continuous interface with USAID Mission and Implementing Partners to advance USAID’s strategic framework, and specifically its objectives of layering, clustering, and sequencing activities in PfRR areas, including by identifying opportunities for USAID Implementing Partners to strengthen their cooperation in Partnership Areas. Coordinate with JAMM and support the rollout of PfRR Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) framework at the Partnership Area (PA) level.

○ Manage overall design, delivery and accomplishment of program deliverables in South Sudan in accordance with LINK, USAID and partner guidelines. Provide facilitative leadership and support to PfRR structures and partners towards co-creation and implementation leading to better coordination, collaborative governance, collective impact and better achievement of PfRR objectives.

○ Support the Area Program Managers with technical advice and executive decision making to ensure they effectively execute LINK activities at a community-level, with a focus on communicating the concepts of resilience, convergence, and other PfRR tools and principles.

○ Assess the status of community institutions and how they function together to make decisions, including where within the community critical resilience capacities currently reside and what the decision making points in community are.

○ Assess how inclusive, conflict sensitive, gender responsive, accountable and dynamic the existing coordination structures within community are, and how to strengthen their capacities to engage with the international donors and implementing partners.

○ Coordinate regular LINK program and team meetings and debriefs to set targets, review progress, leverage lessons and ensure successful implementation of program activities.

○ Ensure overall proper documentation, monitoring and reporting of the status and performance of LINK project activities in South Sudan including setting targets, capturing monitoring, evaluation, reporting and learning including providing regular updates and submission of program reports internally or to USAID and partners as appropriate.

○ Manage and coordinate program consultants and service providers to ensure appropriate design and quality accomplishment of deliverables.

➢ Administrative Program Management

o Manage budget updates from LINK office in South Sudan, ensuring that costs for technical implementation and general operations/administrative support are appropriately budgeted, spent, and reported by established deadlines.

o Serve as the primary local bank signatory for payments originating in Juba up to the threshold specified in the Project Schedule of Authorities.

o Through supervision of staff performing finance and procurement responsibilities, ensure that necessary systems are put in place and actions are taken to procure, and pay local vendors contracted to provide technical and operational goods and services. Actions should be compliant with LINK, USAID, and local requirements.

o Ensure program staff and program teams are adequately supported to execute program activities and have access to appropriate opportunities for mentoring and coordination with the LINK Kenya office as well as remotely based staff.

The Country Lead will ensure that LINK principles, management, and standard operating procedures are put in place for effective implementation and management of LINK program in South Sudan.

Reporting

The Country Lead will report to the LINK East Africa Regional Director based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Supervisory Responsibilities

The Country Lead will directly supervise South Sudan Area Program Managers, the Accountant, and the Procurement and Logistics Officer. The Country Lead may also supervise consultants recruited by LINK to provide technical services in South Sudan.

Qualifications

Local South Sudanese candidates are encouraged to apply. Additional qualifications include:

➢ Minimum of a Bachelor‘s degree or equivalent experience in development or relevant field;

➢ Ten (10) years of progressive/ leadership experience in program management, international/ economic development and emergency response;

➢ A good understanding of resilience, livelihoods, food security and capacity development concept with a reasonable work experience in a similar context;

➢ A good understanding of donor-funded compliance requirements, with prior experience reviewing and approving procurement actions and financial transactions;

➢ Strong leadership, program management and coordination skills with ability to mentor and build strong cross-functional and cross-organization teams; and to design and roll out program activities;

➢ Demonstrated ability to provide facilitative leadership, engage senior organization leadership and build strong partnership with diverse partners;

➢ Strong strategic thinking and organizational skills with ability to work in a complex, rapidly changing environment and respond to changing donor and partner demands;

➢ Experience in organizing and facilitating multi stakeholder planning and learning events and conferences;

➢ Good communication and report writing skills including good English and Arabic writing and speaking and ability to produce quality reports;

➢ Good computing capabilities with working knowledge of MS Word and Excel;

➢ Experience working with local communities, NGOs and/or international organizations within and outside Juba preferred; and

➢ Deep familiarity with South Sudan, and willingness to live in Juba and travel throughout South Sudan.

How to apply:

Application Instructions

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Candidates will be required to answer certain qualifying questions before uploading their CVs and cover letters to the application form for consideration.

Only candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted. No email inquiries please. The deadline for applications is March 20, 2020.

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Policy LINK – SOUTH SUDAN AREA PROGRAM MANAGER (4 VACANCIES)

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Mar 102020
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: DAI Global
Closing date: 20 Mar 2020

Summary

Position: Policy LINK – AREA PROGRAM MANAGER (4 VACANCIES)

Location: Juba, South Sudan with frequent travel to one of the following regions: AWEIL, TORIT, WAU, YAMBIO

Contract Name: USAID/Feed the Future Policy Leadership, Interactions, Networks and Knowledge (Policy LINK or LINK)

Status: Long Term Technical Assistance

Start Date:

  1. Yambio and Aweil: on/around May 1, 2020

  2. Wau and Torit: on/around September 1, 2020

Supervisor: South Sudan Country Lead

Project Background

The five-year (2019 – 2024) Feed the Future Policy Leadership, Interactions, Networks and Knowledge (Policy LINK or LINK) project will strengthen the capacity of local actors and institutions to lead and manage the agricultural transformation process and contribute effectively and collectively to improved, broad-based food security policy outcomes.

Specifically, the program aims to strengthen food security policy systems by investing in and reinforcing productive human and social capital and developing strategic partnerships that help bring these innovations and capacity investments to scale in order to achieve a critical mass of local actors with the ability and opportunity to effect positive policy change through collective action.

Policy LINK in South Sudan

The LINK project will open an office in Juba, South Sudan in order to provide backbone support to the Partnership for Recovery and Resilience (PfRR). PfRR is an unprecedented cross-sector, multi-donor, multi-agency platform and collective of partners established to increase the agency of local populations in select geographic areas to identify and respond to their priority needs for building resilience and reducing vulnerability. With this approach, the community, local governments, and donor agencies are improving their use of evidence to inform joint decision making at local, national, regional and global levels; however, the central focus is to strengthen the community’s ability to withstand and respond to shocks, including environmental, economic, political and those related to local conflicts.

The PfRR is grounded in the concepts of collective impact and collaborative governance. It intends to reduce the humanitarian burden in the targeted communities and make the use of donor resources more effective by promoting greater self-reliance, reinforced by external assistance.

LINK will provide backbone support to PfRR partners in Juba and in select regions to enhance coordination and effectiveness towards the realization of resilience objectives. This includes support to PfRR structures and working groups with the establishment of core monitoring and evaluation frameworks and internal knowledge management practices, as well as improved outreach and coordination with local stakeholders.

Position Objectives

The AREA PROGRAM MANAGER will be the principal point of contact between Juba and an assigned geographic location (i.e. the Partnership Area – “PA”) targeted by the PfRR – Aweil, Torit, Wau, or Yambio.

The position is expected to support the design, implementation, follow up and reporting of LINK activities in South Sudan (PfRR support) within the framework of Policy LINK established activity team structures, processes and systems.

The Area Program Manager will be based in Juba, with frequent travel to the assigned partnership area, and will be responsible for:

  1. Overall program management, delivery and achievement of program activities and deliverables in the program area.

  2. Very close coordination with PfRR structures, lead agencies, implementing partners, LINK South Sudan Country Lead and LINK activity teams to ensure program area activities are managed effectively and efficiently.

  3. Operations, scheduling, reporting and building relations with communities, local government officials and implementing partners;

  4. Training, facilitation, mentoring and accompaniment of the Inclusive Champions Group (ICG), community development committees (CDCs), the Coordination Units (CUs) and other organizations.

  5. Interlocution with all PfRR structures so as to advance in a coordinated and coherent manner the technical engagement process centered on a building block approach.

S/he will continually reinforce LINK’s agreed-upon core purpose and principles and approaches, and ensure all decision-making is rooted in the purpose and principles. S/he will contribute to a learning environment in which personal and team growth is supported, with a shared understanding that the “team” always comes before the “individual.”

Responsibilities

The Area Program Manager will be expected to understand and effectively communicate the PfRR “building blocks” approach and core principles to local stakeholders and will participate in a “bootcamp” in technical engagement prior to assuming field responsibilities. S/he must understand and consistently put into practice LINK principles, management and standard operating procedures.

The Area Program Manager will be responsible for the following primary tasks, though other duties may be assigned as appropriate:

· Program Management:

o Develop strong working relationships and lines of communication with LINK colleagues, local agencies and traditional authorities, PfRR counterparts and other implementing partners in assigned geographic region;

o Serve as the principal point of contact between LINK’s Juba office and the assigned region, supporting PfRR co-creation and providing partners with day-to-day technical guidance;

o Coordinate with LINK logistics, finance and operations and activity teams to ensure necessary preparations, logistics and payments are made for successful implementation of program activities;

o Support implementation of “building block” activities at the regional level, including resilience profiling, assessment, joint workplanning, activity mapping, curriculum development and training;

o Monitor the status and performance of assigned regional activities, sharing updates with colleagues as well as capturing monitoring, evaluation, and learning in program reports submitted internally or to USAID and partners as appropriate.

· Community Level Analysis and Capacity Development:

o Facilitate forums and “listening sessions” to collect feedback to inform community-level PfRR planning;

o Assess the status of community institutions in assigned regional area, developing an understanding of where critical resilience capacities reside and how decisions are made;

o Advise LINK colleagues and PfRR partners on target areas for capacity strengthening, joint community planning and execution, leading to development of focused regional “engagement plans;”

o Advise LINK colleagues and PfRR partners on strategies for maximizing community ownership and contributions;

o Lead the process of determining how inclusive, conflict sensitive, gender responsive, accountable and dynamic existing coordination structures within assigned communities are, and how to strengthen their capacities to engage with international partners;

o Coordinate with regional PfRR structures and working groups to clarify Terms of Reference and implement joint work planning as well as monitoring, evaluation and learning;

o Support trainings to be conducted at a community level, including playing the role of facilitator, trainer, moderator, and/or rapporteur as required.

Reporting

The Area Program Manager will report to the LINK South Sudan Country Lead.

Supervisory Responsibilities

The Area Program Manager may supervise short-term technical consultants, and will work closely with the South Sudan Technical Advisor, South Sudan Program Specialist and Operations Team.

Qualifications

Local South Sudanese candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position. Additional qualifications:

· Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

· Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in program management, logistics, operations, community mobilization, monitoring & evaluation, research and/or international development.

· A good understanding of resilience livelihoods and food security concept with a reasonable work experience on similar context.

· Strong stakeholder relationship management skills and ability to engage with senior partner organization leadership.

· Strong communication and representational skills.

· Strong training and/or facilitation and program coordination skills preferred.

· Good computing capabilities with working knowledge of MS Word and Excel.

· Preferred experience working with local communities, NGOs and/or international organizations.

· Experience in organizing and setting up public events and conferences.

· Good English and Arabic writing and speaking. Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills and ability to multitasks under tight time constraints/deadlines.

· Previous experience working in regions outside Juba, with a preference for prior experience in Aweil, Torit, Wau, and/or Yambio.

How to apply:

Application Instructions

To apply, please visit: https://fs9.formsite.com/daisuppliers/fn7h026brt/index.html

Candidates will be required to answer certain qualifying questions before uploading their CVs and cover letters to the application form for consideration.

Only candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted. No email inquiries please. The deadline for applications is March 20, 2020.

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