Non-profit Careers – Deputy Chief of Party at Malaria Consortium




Organization: Malaria Consortium
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s
leading non-profit organisations dedicated to the comprehensive control of
malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria
Consortium works with communities, government and non-government agencies,
academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to ensure
good evidence supports delivery of effective services, providing technical
support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities for
evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. The organisation works
to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the capacity of
national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support improved
economic prosperity. Malaria Consortium is a global leader in the prevention,
diagnosis and treatment of malaria, the control of neglected tropical diseases
and the promotion of child health.
Job Summary: The Deputy Chief of Party will mainly be
responsible for the overall coordination of all health systems strengthening
related project activities in MCs effort to strengthen the capacity of Ugandan
institutions and communities to deliver quality, integrated health services. The
incumbent will ensure compliance with all donor regulations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Management Responsibilities:
·        
Serve
as a key member of the project’s Senior Management Team (SMT)
·        
Managing
all administrative functions, including human resources, IT, security and
operations
·        
Work
in liaison with the SMT to ensure that all aspects of programme strategy,
design, planning, implementation, and monitoring are technically sound and
uphold best practices
·        
Work
in liaison with SMT and others in managing all day-to-day operational aspects
of the programme and ensuring that programme implementation proceeds according
to plan and within budget
·        
Develop
and implement a management framework for the project team
·        
Ensure
the monitoring of internal systems and procedures to efficient and proper use
of resources and internal controls
·        
Ensure
compliance with code of conduct, procedures and policies in compliance with
USAID rules and regulations
·        
Assist
the CoP with project budget planning and management
·        
Support
CoP and project leaders with development of work plans and compliance with
deliverable schedules
·        
Keenly
review all programme donor and internal programmatic reports, including but not
limited to monthly, quarterly, annual and final reports in full compliance with
contractual requirements
2.
Technical Responsibilities:
·        
Initiate,
develop and monitor the implementation of compliance oriented systems,
strategies and procedures for strengthening health systems in liaison with MoH,
District Health Teams (DHT), and other government sectors.
·        
Work
directly with the Chief of Party and other project staff on the design and
implementation of key health systems strengthening (HSS) activities under the
project
·        
Design
and implement strategic human resources for health activities that aim to build
capacity of the Ugandan health workforce.
·        
Design
strategies to strengthen referral systems between different levels of the
health system within Uganda
·        
Design
strategies for improved disease surveillance and strategic information
gathering and use, as well as improved use of reliable data for improved
service delivery
·        
Significantly
contribute to sustainable improvements in public health service delivery and
institutional capacity
·        
Design
and carry out capacity building trainings and workshops to build capacity of
relevant health sector staff, district governments, and other community-based
organisations
·        
Coordinate
stakeholder engagement within and beyond the target region, including through
coordination with other implementing partners, other donors that are
contributing to health systems strengthening efforts in Uganda, relevant
government stakeholders, and other civil society organizations building health
capacity in Uganda
·        
Develop
and maintain a competent & motivated “team of Managers” through
implementing HR support activities in line with Malaria Consortium human
resources manual
·        
Develop
and monitor the implementation of initiatives for conducting operational
research on ‘health systems strengthening’ as is relevant to the project
objectives
·        
Improve
transparency and oversight in health services financing and administration at
provincial, health zone, facility, and community levels
·        
Work
in liaison with the CoP to ensure that strategic health systems strengthening
approaches are incorporated into service delivery implementation and vice versa
·        
Develop
a strategic framework for developing & maintaining partnerships and
networks between Ministry of Health leadership and Implementing Partners,
District Health Teams, private sector entities, NGOs, and other government
sectors involved.
·        
Coordinate
closely with monitoring and evaluation in ensuring that HSS interventions are
tracked and monitored regularly to determine best practices and adjust
strategies as necessary
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master‘s degree and five years of
relevant experience post degree, including four years of relevant experience in
developing countries
·        
Five
years’ of progressively responsible experience in managing administrative
functions
·        
Extensive
management expertise, interpersonal skills, and professional relationships to
fulfill the projects outlined health systems strengthening activities and goals
·        
At
least eight years’ experience with progressively increasing responsibility in
designing, managing, and implementing complex, large scale public health
programs and experience in leading a highly successful health systems
strengthening program in Uganda or in a similar setting.
·        
Broad
working knowledge of USAID regulations, systems and procedures for managing
complex grant programmes with multiple partners
·        
Proven
leadership skills and team leading
·        
Fluency
in written and spoken English required; strong communication skills
·        
Previous
CoP/DCoP experience with USAID-funded projects is desirable
·        
Previous
experience working on health projects is desirable
·        
Strong
people management skills with the ability to provide guidance and support
·        
Proven
strong organisational skills and strong track record in meeting deliverables
and deadlines
·        
Demonstrated
experience preparing comprehensive progress reports on complex programmes
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates who
wish to join Malaria Consortium in the aforementioned capacity should apply
online at the web link below.

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