Country Director

February 4, 2022
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Job Description

Empregador: mothers2mothers

Localização: Luanda, Luanda, Angola

Categorias: Other

Indústria: Hospital & Health Care, Individual & Family Services

Descrição da Vaga: Job Description

The Country Director (CD) will strategically lead the development and implementation of the mothers2mothers (m2m) programme in Angola, and lead a multi-disciplinary country team, ensuring alignment to the m2m strategic plan and organisational direction. To ensure quality programming and organisational success, the CD will draw on resources from the Head Office departments of finance, human resources, communications, business development, operations, programmes and technical support. The CD oversees the day-to-day implementation of the RISE II project in Angola, including coordination of project activities with the National Institute to Fight HIV/AIDS (INLS) and other PEPFAR partners. The position is based in Luanda, Angola.

Key Performance Areas

Leadership and Management of m2m Angola
Lead the development, implementation and review of country strategy and operational plans, including annual workplan and budget, aligned to the organisation’s strategic plan.Facilitate the employment, development, and performance management of in-country staff, improving organizational, team, and individual performance while promoting teamwork and the values, mission, vision and culture of m2m at all levels.Build, maintain and manage effective and efficient organisational operating systems to support programme service delivery such as finance, administration, IT, and HR. Ensure the sound development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of all country-level operating systems, policies and procedures.Ensure the effective use of financial resources at all levels (including the utilisation of budget tracking, expenditure analysis, and forecasting) to support programme service delivery, holding fiduciary responsibility for the m2m Angola entity.
Stakeholder Relations and Engagement
Represent m2m with international, national, and regional stakeholders, partners, government, and donors in promotion of the organisation’s strategic objectives, ensuring smooth operation of m2m’s programme and active involvement in key national processes.Build partnerships and generate financial commitments to sustain and expand m2m’s programming in Angola in line with organisational objectives and identified needs, including leadership for proposal development.Provide country intelligence and insight to resource mobilization team to inform planning and proposal development led by head office.Ensure close working relationships with MOH and partner organizations to ensure harmonized efforts and coordination of project activities.Manage relationships with donors and serve as the liaison to senior leaders in partner organisations.Serve as the primary point of contact for USAID/Angola mission for RISE II project. Lead project review meetings and provide proactive updates on RISE II Angola project performance, and work with DCOP to adapt project to respond to country mission priorities. Participate actively in USG partner meetings.
Programme Delivery
Lead the design, implementation, and expansion of m2m programme activities in Angola, including strategic innovations related to scaling up of geographical and technical scope, aligned to donor, MOH, and m2m priorities.Manage ongoing expansion of current m2m programming and oversee quality implementation of existing programme services through programmatic assessment and evaluation.Lead and provide technical oversight of the implementation, monitoring, and expansion of project activities, in line with USAID and MOH priorities. Lead the adaptation of Mentor Mother Model innovations for RISE II Angola programming and to remain aligned with national guidelines and policies.Ensure quality program implementation. Oversee at least monthly analysis of supportive supervision results and other technical assessments; work with Technical Specialist, Provincial Coordinators and SI Assistant to identify quality improvement priorities, capacity building and training needs, and develop capacity building and implementation plans to address gaps.Engage head office technical and M&E staff to provide technical oversight and guidance into project implementationConduct supportive supervision as required to monitor site-level service delivery; support site-level QI processes as needed. Oversee preparations and follow-ups from PEPFAR SIMS visits.
Ensure the timely submission of high quality donor reports, record-keeping, and compliance to all relevant donor requirements.Hold responsibility for corporate governance for m2m Angola, ensuring compliance with all legal requirements.

Qualifications And Experience
Master’s degree in public health, social science, or related fieldMinimum of 10 years’ experience planning, managing, and monitoring RMNCH, PMTCT, HIV or public health programs at a national levelAt least 3 years in a management position, supervising senior staff, in an international or intercultural environment at the national / country levelDemonstrated experience in monitoring project performance, using M&E data for program improvement. Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret program performance information.Demonstrated experience in planning, budgeting, and budget monitoring, and ensuring good stewardship of human, financial, and material resourcesFamiliarity with adult learning principlesDemonstrated experience developing project workplans and writing quality donor reportsExperience working with diverse groups of stakeholders at a national levelDemonstrated success in organisational representation, fund development, donor and partner relationship managementExperience in line managing senior staffExperience implementing USAID/PEPFAR projects in Angola
Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to translate organisational vision into concrete actionAdvanced skills in strategic and analytical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making and negotiationDemonstrated excellent writing abilityStrong financial management skillsExcellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to conduct relationships with senior level managers, government officials and public health staffDetermination, resourcefulnessHigh level of computer literacy (MS Office Suite)Fluent in English and PortugueseA passion for m2m’s mission and vision