Deputy Project Director- Global Fund Malaria, Mali
Bamako (Mali) | Mali
Job Title: Deputy Project Director – Global Fund Malaria, Mali
Job Location: Bamako, Mali
Job Type: Regular, Full Time
Reports to: Project Director - Malaria Global Fund Project
f Services is the official international humanitarian 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.
CRS has been operating in Mali since 1999 supporting relief and development operations in the country. Over the past years, CRS engaged in health, humanitarian response, education, agriculture, and peacebuilding/social cohesion programming along with institutional capacity building activities targeting the local Caritas and other local organizations. CRS has developed strong relationships with government line ministries, partners, and communities we serve in the country, implementing a multi-sectoral program po
CRS Mali has been engaged in Malaria w
k since 2015 with work on the ACCESS-SMC project, and partnered with PSI in 2017 as a sub-recipient on their Global Fund Malaria grant in charge of delivering Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) activities in 19 health districts. CRS applied for and was granted the Principal Recipient role for the Global Fund malaria NFM3 grant slated to be implemented from 2022-2024. The new grant will support Mali’s National Malaria Control Program implement its malaria control strategy towards its 2030 vision of “a Mali without Malaria.” Specific objectives for 2024 include the reduction of the mortality rate from malaria by at least 60% compared to 2015, the reduction of malaria incidence by at least 60% compared to 2015 and strengthen coordination and program management capacities at all levels.
As Global Fund Deputy Project Director, you will support the Project Director i
n the management of programming activities, coordination
the Ministry of Health, National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), and leadership and supervision of sub-recipient partners and field teams project activities. The Deputy Project Director plays a key role by managing the regionally-based Project Managers (and the field-based focal points under their direct supervision) and collaborating with key colleagues to ensure successful delivery of seasonal malaria campaign management, risk communication, malaria treatment, prevention (including nationwide bednet distribution), and ICT4D innovation. In particular, the Deputy Project Director will collaborate closely with other senior project staff to ensure the constant supply flow of project items to the entities and beneficiaries, follow various contracts with partners and vendors, and supporting oversight on expenses and budget management for the field-based activities.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Support the Project Director to provide m
ent, guidance, and technical oversight of all the Global Fund Malaria Project throughout the project cycle to ensure project design, start-up, implementation and close-out are in line with CRS quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices.
Effectively manage talent and supervise Project Managers, High Performing Implementer (HPI) Specialist, and the Communication Specialist. Ensure strong coordination with Supply Chain, MEAL, Finance, and communication units. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports.
Support the Project Director and other relevant project staff to provide technical assistance and capacity strengthening activities in management and operations for staff and partner organizations to enhance program quality and impact.
Lead the identification, assessment and strengthening of the HPI (local partner capacity strengthening) concepts relevant to the Global Fund Malaria/National Malaria Control Program capacity strengthening and the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
Ensure timely and appropriate project expenditures in line with financial plans and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources.
Master's Degree in Management, International Development, International Relations or related field is required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
Minimum of 5 years experience in relevant senior management required, with preferably at least 2-3 years managing operational aspects of health programs in African countries.
Experience in managing operations and supply chain aspects of complex health projec
ably in Malaria prevention and treatment, and preferably with a project funded by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria.
Required Languages – French fluency required, English fluency a benefit.
Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 20%.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to make sound judgment and decisions and offer innovative solutions
Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally and professional competency to represent CRS to host government and other organizations
Good presentation and facilitation skills
Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented. Proven leadership abilities to build and motivate diverse and talented teams
degree and experience in health systems/operations.
Strong experience in project grants management, including project design, preferably for grants from multiple public donors including the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
Experience coordinating with partner organizations to implement complex health projects
Operations, supply chain, procurement, capacity building skills and experience strongly preferred
Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment
Supervisory Responsibilities: Regional Project Managers (2), High Performing Implementation Specialist, Communication Specialist
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