Project Director- Global Fund TB, Madagascar

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 6 August 2020

Job Description

Job Summary:
In 2003-2005, CRS implemented the Global Fund grant for HIV/AIDS and since 2014, CRS/MG has received the Global Fund grants for Immunization. As selected Principal Recipient (PR) for the new NFM3 grant, CRS/MG will manage the Global Fund’s tuberculosis program for the period 2021-2023.

As Global Fund Tuberculosis Project Director, will provide overall leadership to the Global Fund TB project team and be responsible for the overall management of the project including the quality of programmatic implementation (monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning) and administrative elements of the project to serve the poor and well as relationship with the PNLT, Ministry of Health and different services and other public, private and non-government stakeholders. You are responsible for ensuring that project results are achieved on time and on budget, including strategies for phase out and sustainability, and that the budget is consumed as planned. As a senior leader, you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.

Roles & Key Responsibilities
· Lead the development, implementation and consolidation of the GF TB project. Provide oversight for all aspects of program quality, program management, representation, and human resources. Serve as the primary point of contact to Global Fund (GFTAM) as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders including SRs and the PNLT.
· Ensure strategic objectives and results are accomplished and meet technical quality standards through annual and quarterly activity planning and budget forecasts. Lead quarterly technical review of implementation plans.
· Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching and mentoring. Strategically tailor development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Oversee the development of staffing plans and recruitment process of senior staff
· Coordinate with Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Accountability (MEAL) department to oversee the design and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation system, using appropriate forms, procedures, and tools for data collection and analysis, promote ICT4D as the basis for measuring, documenting and reporting outcomes.
· Manage and mitigate risk. Ensure compliance in GF TB grant including oversight of partner budgets, finance and administration, and reporting to GFATM.
· Coordinate relationships with consortium partner organizations. Contribute to coordination of roles and activities of staff from consortium member organizations in implementation in line with CRS partnership principles.
· Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies. Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and ensure the design and delivery of high-quality training and technical assistance.
· In support of CRS Country Representative (CR), act as primary program contact to the Ministry of Health, the GF and other local and international stakeholders, responsible for addressing all program matters.
· In collaboration with CRS CR, oversee program communication strategies, including compliance with donor’s branding and marketing requirements as well as CRS marketing and communication procedures.
· Manage recruitment portfolio for the program, in collaboration with Human Resources and CRS country program management, to ensure optimum service delivery through recruitment of competent and qualified staff.
· Coordinate supply chain management with supply chain manager, team and government entities.

Preferred Qualifications
· Master’s degree in Public Health, Medicine, International Development, International Relations or a related field.
· 7 or more years’ relevant experience managing large scale development grants, preferably focusing on Health and TB.
· Proven track record of successful Global Fund (GFATM) funded program management preferred, including management of multi-activity projects, complicated logistics and large budgets, as well as health products & medical commodities.
· At least 5 years of supervisory experience, including performance evaluation, coaching and mentoring. staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
· Knowledge & experience of Partnership strategy and Partner Capacity Building.
· Commitment to local leadership and empowering local actors.
· Prior experience working in South African region, preferred.
· Excellent report writing skills.
· Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.
· Excellent knowledge and experience in budget management and project management.
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office Publisher, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
· Application of program quality standards to project design and organizational learning, performance improvement and application of gender equity

Required Languages -French and English Fluency required.

Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 30%.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Deputy GF Project Director, Supply Chain Manager, MEAL Manager, Finance Coordinator

Required competencies for all CRS employees
They are rooted in CRS’s mission, values and guiding principles and are used by each staff member to fulfill their responsibilities and achieve desired results.

· Integrity
· Relationship building
· Continuous improvement and innovation
· Accountability and good stewardship
· Talent Development
· Strategic thinking

Conditional clauses

· This description is not an exhaustive list of the knowledge, duties and responsibilities associated with this position.
· Employment for this position is conditional on winning the proposal.

Agency Requirements
In applying for this position, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation and trafficking. Furthermore, I understand that if I am a successful applicant, I will be subject to an extensive background check and that my personal / professional references will be used to assess my behavior related to the above protection-related topics.

CRS is committed to the principle of equal access to employment; we encourage all applications without discrimination on the basis of age, disability and gender.

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

About the Organization

Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States. Our mission is to assist the poor and disadvantaged, leveraging the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to alleviate human suffering, promote development of all people, and to foster charity and justice throughout the world. Working through local offices and an extensive network of partners, CRS operates on five continents and in 98 countries. We aid the poor by first providing direct assistance where needed, then encouraging people to help with their own development. Together, these approaches foster secure, productive, just communities that enable people to realize their potential. As the official international relief and development agency of the U.S. Catholic community, CRS is also committed to educating the people of the United States to fulfill their moral responsibilities toward our global brothers and sisters by helping the poor, working to remove the causes of poverty, and promoting social justice.

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