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Implementation Lead at Project Hope

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Project Hope

Project Hope Namibia in Malawi (PHN-MA) seeks qualified Malawian candidate to fill various positions for the USAID funded Ana ndi Achinyamata Patsogolo Activity (ANAPA) Project, a project aimed at preventing new HIV infections and improve the health wellbeing and Protection of Children, Adolescents, their families and Young Women (CAFYW) living with, affected by and vulnerable to HIV. ANAPA will be implemented in high HIV burdened nine districts in Malawi (Blantyre, Chikwawa, Lilongwe, Machinga, Mangochi, Mulanje, Phalombe, Thyolo and Zomba). The program focus on Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and Adolescent Boys and Young Men (ABYM). The approach is also including but not limited to System Strengthening, Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in close collaboration with Government of Malawi (GoM).

Job title: Implementation Lead

Reports to: Chief of Party, ANAPA Project

Location: Blantyre, Malawi with frequent travel in the 9 implementation districts

Job Summary: Responsible for all bottom-up, District-level implementation of the ANAPA project rollout and implementation in nine Districts for OVC and DREAMS programs. S/he remotely and in-person supervises nine direct reports, oversight on the ground sub-partners implementation. The position holder also ensures smooth direct and dotted line relationships between technical (OVC Lead and DREAMS Lead), Systems Strengthening Advisor and Finance and Admin staff and ANAPA Leadership. The Implementation Lead oversees cost effective and compliant operations at nine District offices, represents ANAPA with District authorities, stakeholders and partners, and ensures smooth coordination and collaboration with the Program Leads for OVC and DREAMS. S/he will also oversight, program quality, CQI and M&E at District level in close coordination with Sub-partners. S/he coordinates training rollout to District level through thorough planning, coordination and implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead bottom-up implementation and operation across regions, ensuring that area offices and partners achieve targets according to the donor deliverables, central and district work plans, as agreed with local authorities.

  • Supervise nine District level direct reports and up to 2,000 district and community level staff

  • Ensure evidence-based joint work planning, implementation, supervision, monitoring and evaluation across districts

  • Facilitate effective and regular communication and coordination across districts and district level GoM structures.

  • Provide oversight for availability and proper usage of the resources (developed SOPs, guidelines, tools in the implementation of the interventions in all ANAPA districts

  • Develop standards and strategies for assessing and improving project administrative management systems and ensure their implementation.

  • In collaboration with the M&E Team, provide an oversight on reporting and feedback systems to compliment the Technical Leads.

Minimum Experience, Qualifications

  • Master’s in public health management, Health, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Business Administration or related field.

  • 7+ years of experience in on-the-ground program management in Malawi.

  • Minimum 3 years of senior management experience, including demonstrated experience in managing remote teams.

  • Demonstrated experience in managing donor-funded programs with similar scale and complexity.

  • Demonstrated experience with US Government Agreements and/or Contracts for an NGO, and familiarity with health, development issues and the international donor community.

  • Familiarity with sound systems of operational, financial and administrative control, particularly in managing remote district office teams.

Method Of Application

Interested Malawian candidates who meet the above qualifications and experience are requested to submit their Curriculum Vitae with 3 traceable references, cover letter together with copies of certificates to the email address below not later than 5:00pm on 26th April, 2024, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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