Industry: Health Care
Position: Partnership Lead – African Health Markets for Equity (AHME)
Our Client, an international NGO whose core business is reproductive health and family planning to millions of the world’s poorest and vulnerable women, and the lead of African Health Markets for Equity (AHME) is looking to recruit a Partnership Lead.
Role and Key Areas of Accountability
Programme Implementation and monitoring
- Provide guidance and support to partners in the country team to ensure that AHME is implemented effectively with high impact.
- Lead on the preparation, review and periodic revision of detailed implementation plans for AHME to ensure the project is delivered within the timeframe and achieves all significant milestones. Agree plans with partners and present to AHME Director for approval.
- Review and approve all AHME sub-contracts and consultancy ToRs.
- Monitor progress through regular field visits, review of indicators, and meetings with Project Management Unit, partners, service providers, communities, and other stakeholders.
- Ensure the effective use of donor resources. Ensure compliance with donor requirements at all levels (reporting, procurement, visibility, budget etc.) and be in charge of the communication to the Project Management Unit.
- Ensure supply, demand, and policy streams are synergistic and coordinated.
- In collaboration with partners, monitor environmental opportunities and challenges.
- Work together with the country team and Project Management Unit to adjust and refine plans as needed to seize opportunities and mitigate risks.
- Organise AHME Technical Advisory Group meetings, and use the TAG to ensure early understanding of environmental changes.
- Develop and take ownership of a formal risk matrix for the country.
- Work closely with the AHME Director and Project Management Unit to ensure Country plans and implementation are aligned with the AHME Theory of Change.
- Build an effective working relationship with partnership members and other key stakeholders.
- Ensure coordination of AHME partnership at all levels of implementation, and especially supervise joint activities.
- Organise workshops, training and review meetings as relevant.
- Lead the development and implementation of a country level advocacy and communication plans in coordination with partnership members.
- Represent country at AHME Leadership Team meetings.
- Maintain regular, productive communications between donor agencies (in-country), AHME partners and other key stakeholders.
Reporting and Documentation
- Prepare periodic reports for international monitoring and provide input to the interim and final reports to the donor.
- Develop case studies for publication.
- Proven experience in strategic planning and project management (essential).
- Proven experience in, and technical understanding of, Health Financing (essential) and specifically of Health Insurance in sub Saharan Africa (desirable).
- Proven experience in primary health service delivery (essential), including Social Franchising (desirable).
- Demonstrable experience of project financial and budget management.
- Proven experience of designing and implementing M&E frameworks, including: routine data collection, data quality assurance and data use, preferably for public health interventions (essential).
- Publication experience including case studies, abstracts/presentations for international conferences, research papers (essential).
- Experience of developing research plans and of identifying research gaps (desirable).
- Experience of capturing and analysing Health Insurance data (desirable).
- Experience in partnering with International donors, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Department For International Development (desirable).
Skills and Qualifications
- Master’s degree (MA, MPH, MSc) in public health or relevant field of social science or equivalent experience.
- Excellent representational skills with experience of negotiating and influencing governments, working with partners, donors and development agencies.
- Ability to use effective strategies to facilitate change initiatives and overcome resistance to change by involving others, listening and building commitment.
- Fluency in English (written and spoken).
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
To apply, send your CV and cover letter only to firstname.lastname@example.org before 29th February, 2016.
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