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Chief of Party at World Vision

World Vision

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

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Key Responsibilities:

Position:                      Chief of Party (CoP), Global Fund Grant  ( HIV Aids)

Location:                     National Office, Lilongwe Malawi

Closing Date:              11th May 2024


Job Summary

The Chief of Party (CoP) provides oversight and technical leadership, administration, fiscal management, and grant and contract administration and management, assuring quality, impact and cost effectiveness of the Program. The position serves as the principal institutional liaison to the donor and local government entities. The CoP ensures an integrated vision among different components and implementing partners, and a focus on achieving the results as defined in the grant contract with the donor and promote an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. The position has an overall responsibility of managing all staff of the Global Fund Unit (PRMU).  The CoP will work collaboratively with Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Government of Malawi, the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) , The Global Fund Country team and all other stakeholders. He will manage the Global Fund (PRMU) to ensure timely and effective engagement with all stakeholders as well as efficiency, quality and timeliness of all products and activities generated under the program.

  • Lead Malawi Global Fund HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis Principal Recipient Management Unit (GF PRMU), establish a clear vision of excellence, manage program team and ensure exceptional performance by all staff of the GF PRMU
  • Act as the primary program contact to the donor and other local and international stakeholders responsible for addressing all program-related matters. Serve as the primary point of contact for the Global Fund, and other relevant program stakeholders on matters related to the Global Fund  HIV/AIDS, TB program in Malawi.
  • Lead, manage, and supervise delivery teams comprising long and short-term team members and implementing partners
  • Ensure high-quality monitoring and evaluation of program impact and timely submission of donor reports and deliverables
  • Lead the team in developing and finalizing package of documents for the grant making as required by the Global Fund, leading to signing of the grant agreement with the Global Fund
  • Lead development and review of annual and quarterly work plans for the Global Fund Country Team
  • With key program staff and stakeholders, ensure the Program’s strategic objectives and results are fully accomplished and met expected technical quality standards
  • Provide guidance and overall technical oversight to implementing partners
  • Ensuring the Program annual budget is well-developed, and its execution is monitored on an ongoing basis;
  • Ensuring the targets are met and quality of implementation is achieved to maximize impact
  • Implementation plans adequately prepared in a timely manner
  • Compliance to contractual obligations by all stakeholders is maintained over the life span of the Program
  • Ensuring that the relevant technical capacity is available for delivery of the plans;
  • The programs implemented are of the best quality
  • Ensuring the achievement of all results based on the contractual agreement between the Principal Recipient and the Global Fund;
  • Ensure effective coordination and communication with the various stakeholders involved in the implementation of the project;
  • Submit progress reports (programmatic and financial) including Progress Update and Disbursement Requests (PU/DR), annual reports to the Global Fund in a timely manner
  • Ensure individual and team performance is professionally managed and meets WVI’s standards, policies and procedures and technical quality implementation.
  • Performing and highly motivated GF PRMU team is sustained with clear objectives, implementation strategies and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs);
  • Staff support and professional development needs are identified and met for improved staff performance;

Required Education and Knowledge  

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree or higher in Public Health is required (Master’s degree in Business Administration is preferred)
  • Hands on experience in implementing large-scale HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis or other infectious diseases programs
  • Demonstrated experience as development professional in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programs and managing pool of technical support;
  • Knowledge of gender issues in health programming
  • Hands on experience in health system strengthening program implementation is desired
  • Ability to develop and monitor a dynamic partnership and constructive working relationships with all stakeholders, including civil society organizations (CSOs) and decentralized government agencies and service providers
  • Experience with The Global Fund program management is preferable
  • Proven ability to use, analyze and interpret complex sets of information for informed and evidence-based decision making;
  • Proven ability to prepare reports, perform strategic program analysis, briefing notes and clear communication with stakeholders on the Program progress
  • Demonstrated ability to take responsibility, make strategic, technically and politically sound decisions and monitor their execution in a timely and efficient manner
  • Proactively and in timely manner identify the Program needs and propose effective and efficient solutions to address the needs and bottlenecks during the Program implementation

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

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