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Project Director- Global Fund Malaria, Niger

Niger (Niger)

  • Organization: CRS
  • Location: Niger (Niger)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • HIV and AIDS
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-24

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Job Title: Project Director- Global Fund Malaria, Niger
Job Type: Regular, Full Time
Job Location: Niamey
Reports to: Head of Programming
About CRS
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humani tarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
Job Summary:
As Project Director, you will provide overall leadership to the Global Fund project program team and be responsible for the overall management of the project including the quality of programmatic implementation (including monitoring, evaluation and learning) and administrative el ements of the project to serve the poor and vulnerable. You are responsible for ensuring that project results are achieved on time and on budget, including strategies for phase out and sustainability, and that the budget is consumed as planned. As a senior leader, you will proactively manage security and mitigate secu rity risks.
Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the close out of the NFM2 project.
  • Lead the development, implementation, and consolidation of the Global Fund NFM3 project. Provide oversight for all aspects of program quality, program management, representation, and human resources. Serve as the primary point of contact to Global Fund as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders.
  • Ensure strategic objectives and results are accomplished and meet technical quality standards through annual and quarterly activity planning and budget forecasts. Lead quarterly technical review of implementation plans.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching and mentoring. Strategically tailor development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Oversee the development of staffing plans and recruitment process of senior staff
  • Coordi nate with M&E department to oversee the design and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation system, using appropriate forms, procedures, and tools for data collection and analysis as the basis for measuring, documenting and reporting outcomes.
  • Manage and mitigate risk. Ensure compliance in Global Fund grants including oversight of partner budgets, finance and administration, and reporting to Global Fund.
  • Coordinate relationships with consortium partner organizations. Contribute to coordination of roles and activities of staff from consortium member organizations in implementation in line with CRS partnership principles.
  • Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies. Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and ensure the design and delivery of high-quali ty training and technical assistance.

Required Languages – French and English – excellent spoken and written
Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 25% to project locations. Some international travel may be required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proven leadership and ability to build and motivate diverse and talented teams
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining institutional linkages
  • Ability to work to meet deadlines in multiple tasking environments
  • Excellent organization, planning and analytical skills; detail oriented
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated strength in relationship management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven leadership and ability to build and motivate diverse and talented teams
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining institutional linkages< /li>
  • Ability to work to meet deadlines in multiple tasking environments
  • Excellent organization, planning and analytical skills; detail oriented
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated strength in relationship management

Supervisory Responsibilities Deputy Project Director, Logistics Manager, MEAL Manager
Key Working Relationships:
Internal – Country Representative, Head of Programming, Head of Operations, Finance manager, MEAL Coordinator, Partnerships Advisor, Regional Technical Advisers, Global Fund Support Unit staff
External – Local Fund Agent, National Program for the Fight against Malaria (NMCP), Ministry of Health, Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), Global Fund Portfolio Manager, UNICEF, PMI, WHO.
Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in International Development, International Rela tions, Public Health, Global health or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience managing large-scale health grants in developing contexts required, preferably focusing on The Global Fund. Preferably 7 years or more.
  • Proven track record of successful program management, including management of multi-activity projects, complicated logistics and large budgets, as well as commodities.
  • At least 3 years of supervisory experience, including performance evaluation, coaching and mentoring.

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

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