Project Director

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Job Description

Empregador: mothers2mothers

Localização: Luanda, Luanda, Angola

Categorias: Management, Manufacturing

Indústria: Individual & Family Services, Hospital & Health Care

Descrição da Vaga: The Project Director (PD) 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. Through clear project management and liaison with Country Director and country based staff, the PD will ensure the provision of effective and high quality assistance, aligned with project objectives, resulting in technically successfully programme implementation.

The PD reports to the Country Director, working in collaboration with the COP, DCOP, DPTS and Operations team, other internal staff and consultants and partners. The position is based in Luanda, Angola

Key Performance Areas

Stakeholder Relations
Manage relationships with donors and serve as the liaison to senior leaders in partner organisations.Serve as a 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 Country Director to adapt project to respond to country mission priorities. Participate actively in USG partner meetings.
Programme Management and 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. Lead in a monthly analysis of supportive supervision results and other technical assessments; work with Technical Specialist, Provincial Managers and SI Manager 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.Provide guidance on best practices in the field of PMTCT and RMNCH as applicable to Angola.Lead review of technical documents, training materials and policy briefs in an effort to meet national and U.S. Government guidelines as well as international standards.
Monitoring & Reporting
Lead regular analysis and evaluation of PMTCT data, state of the art innovations and programming and overall research agenda in close collaboration with DPTSProduce and lead in the submission high quality donor reports, record-keeping, and compliance to all relevant donor requirements.Lead knowledge management of latest developments, publications, research studies and other information generation activities being undertaken both in Africa and globally on PMTCT and related issuesMaintain and share up-to-date knowledge and information with colleagues at the m2m HO and country programmes
Qualifications And Experience
Medical or nursing degreeMaster’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 levelAbility to think strategically.Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks and deadlines.Ability to work in large, small, and cross-functional teams in a participatory and consensus-oriented environment, as well as on a peer-to-peer basis.Ability to effectively address complex situations using effective interpersonal skills.Strong ability to handle sensitive issues diplomatically.Demonstrated leadership skills (self-initiative, self-motivated, self-starter) and innovative thinking.Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a diverse group of stakeholders in a dynamic, complex and rapidly changing environment.Ability to organize, analyze, interpret, and utilize epidemiological studies, program performance information, and other available quantitative and qualitative PMTCT dataAbility to write detailed technical reports, policy briefs and other documents of substantial length and complexity with minimal errorsExcellent communication and writing skills in English and Portuguese requiredCultural sensitivity and ability to effectively engage participants of different cultures and backgrounds.Experience in line managing senior staff Experience implementing USAID/PEPFAR projects in Angola
Excellent writing skills, including ability to develop detailed technical reports, policy briefs and other documents of substantial length and complexity with minimal errors to present to a range of stakeholders – Donors, Government and NGO Implementing Partners.Ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple tasks and work in a fast-paced, demanding environment.Proactive, with a solution-oriented approach.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 ability in English and PortugueseStrong 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
mothers2mothers is an equal opportunity employer. We particularly encourage applications from people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA), people with disabilities, women and previously disadvantaged people. Competitive salary packages will be negotiable in accordance with m2m’s remuneration policies.