Team Leader, LFA Services

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Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 16 April 2018

Job Description

IBTCI is seeking a Team Leader to manage a diverse team and complex scope of work for a potential award to provide Local Fund Agent (LFA) services in Somalia, funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM). The purpose of this LFA will be to verify selected activities funded by the GFATM grants, particularly in hard-to-reach areas, and to provide the Global Fund Community Team with specific in-country data and assurance services. The services are expected to include data quality reviews, distribution spot checks, ad-hoc procurement and supply management reviews, assessments of District Health Information System (DHIS2), assessments of retention of clients on ART, and assessments of HIV program data management tools.

The LFA activities are expected to occur during the last six months of 2018 with the option to be extended.

Responsibilities

Tasks could include, but not be limited to:

  • Development and maintenance of work plan;
  • Manage team(s), including allocation of tasks and ensuring coverage of all appropriate expertise;
  • Ultimate responsibility for content, quality, and timely submission of all deliverables and services;
  • Serve as liaison between team and IBTCI, and communicate any challenges proactively; and
  • Provide technical guidance on matters relevant to his/her expertise.

This position does not authorize/require the consultant to directly communicate with IBTCI clients. This position does not authorize/require the consultant to have decision making authority on final work product. While working on proposals with IBTCI, the consultant is prohibited from working on that same proposal with any other organization.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • 10 years of management experience, preferably in the health, social, or financial sector;
  • Strong project management and team management skills, ability to prioritize tasks and meet multiple deadlines in complex environment;
  • In-depth knowledge of issues relating to project management in developing countries;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy and tact to effectively communicate with senior-level officials, multiple stakeholders and professionals from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds;
  • Strong professional oral communication, writing and analytical skills, including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical/persuasive documents; and
  • Good written and spoken English.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Prior experience working in Somalia or similar context(s).
  • Good working knowledge of Somali or other local language(s) would be an asset.

Education: Graduate degree (or a degree followed by membership in an industry-recognized professional body) in public health, finance/accounting, public administration, business administration, social service, or another relevant discipline.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position will supervise other team members.

Travel: Travel is expected for various activities. Candidates must be comfortable working in challenging environments. Regionally-based candidates would also be an asset.

No phone calls please. All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates will be contacted.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

About the Organization

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

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