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Team Leader South Sudan

Sudan (Indonesia)

Team Leader –Health Pooled Fund 3, South Sudan

About DAI

DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For over 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental health and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—pandemic threat prevention and disease control, crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, as well as private sector development and trade, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Project Overview

The multi-donor Health Pooled Fund in South Sudan has run since 2012 with phase 2 completing in 2018 with the aim of supporting service delivery, increasing ownership and governance and strengthening the health system. The programme has been delivered through consortium arrangement with large number of NGO implementing partners supporting service delivery on the ground.

Over five years HPF3 programme (2018-2023) will be a multi-donor programme with existing HPF2 donors (US, EU, Canada and Sweden) expected to continue their support. HPF3 will effectively merge two current health programmes - Health Pooled Fund 2 (HPF2), which provides healthcare at health facility level, and the Integrated Community Case Management 2 (ICCM2) programme, which provides healthcare to children under-five within more remote communities.

HPF3 programme impact will be an improved health and nutrition status for the population that saves lives and reduces morbidity (including maternal, infant and under-5 mortality).

The programme outputs will be:

· Improved health and nutrition services for the population, especially women

· and children;

· Improved community engagement and accountability of health services;

· Stabilisation of local health systems

Objectives of the Role

DAI is looking to recruit a dynamic, seasoned professional to lead the project in South Sudan. In this highly strategic role, the Team Leader will provide leadership, direction and strategy for the project and will be responsible for delivery of all project outputs. S/he will be responsible for leading the project team through planning, implementing and managing the delivery of activities, reports, knowledge products and other results approved in the project documentation or annual work plans. The Team leader will oversee the provision of a comprehensive technical package including establishment, management and use of the fund mechanism; ensuring continuity of and support to service delivery; and support to health systems strengthening at national, state and county levels.

Project Implementation Start Date: August 2018

Project End Date: On or about August 2023

Key Responsibilities

· Act as the primary point of contact for DFID, other donors, government and other stakeholders

· Provide overall management and leadership of core project team, including development of the project policy and strategies

· Ensure the effective integration of project inputs and their alignment with the project’s goals and strategic objectives.

· Manage, oversee and report on implementation, progress and quality of health service delivery by subcontractors (NGOs and FBOs)

· Supervise project staff, ensuring appropriate grant design; establish procedures and compliance with donor requirements for grant development, implementation and management.

· Liaise and support Government officials at National and State level

Qualifications:

· Master’s level degree in health related discipline

· Previous team leader role/s and experience of working with DFID and/or high profile initiatives, preferably five years;

· Ideally 12-15 years’ experience in managing large DFID funded programmes and project teams, especially multi-country and regional programmes in health systems, emergency response, health governance and related sectors (experience in grant management will be desirable).

· Extensive experience working and delivering results in fragile and conflict-affected states (previous experience working in South Sudan beneficial)

· Proven experience in senior management positions, including management of large / complex projects in developing country contexts, managing groups of 10 for five years or more.

· Experience managing and implementing multi-donor funded projects, with an understanding of various donor requirements

· Knowledge of Integrated Community Case Management and its funding desirable

· Demonstrated ability to collaborate with team and partner organisations to achieve results

· Strong interpersonal and communication skills

· Excellent written and spoken English

All interested candidates should send a full CV and cover letter, expected annual salary in £ in English, to: bdrecruitment@healthpartners-int.co.uk, by 12th March 2018

All interested candidates should send a full CV and cover letter, expected annual salary in £ in English, to: bdrecruitment@healthpartners-int.co.uk, by 12th March 2018

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: DAI - International Development Company
  • Location: Sudan (Indonesia)
  • Grade: Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2018-03-12

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