Reports to: Country Director
Summary of Position:
Under the direction of the Country Director, the Director of Programs will support the effective and successful implementation and growth of IMA World Health’s portfolio in South Sudan. S/he will provide technical, administrative, and managerial support, to assure quality, impact and cost effectiveness of all programs. Provides leadership and assists in defining the country portfolio’s strategic direction. Effectively supports implementation of the projects; is active in communicating well and regularly with donors; provides guidance and assistance in reporting, documentation and knowledge management; supports monitoring and evaluation; identifies opportunities and prepares proposals; and liaises with donors and partners. The Director of Programs will play a key leadership role within the country office in managing efforts to grow our technical and geographic presence, aligned with the organization’s strategic plan. This position will be based in Juba with frequent travel to program sites.
- Supervise project managers to ensure project results are met, including tasks such as timely deliverables and financial report submissions, execution of subcontracts.
- Assist in developing, monitoring and revising budgets; supervise the project budget management and expenditure, in collaboration with project managers and HQ staff, ensuring budgets are spent according to donor rules and regulations.
- Oversee operational program performance in collaboration with the Operations Director in issues such as timely sub-award development, procurement, and staff recruitment. Identify and troubleshoot operational implementation concerns
- Lead communication with donors, government partners, and other key stakeholders to share project status, progress and key deliverables.
- Conducts field site visits to ensure that project is progressing according to plan.
- Establish routine communication mechanisms with project staff through staff meetings and other means to ensure project implementation concerns are discussed and addressed
- Collaborate and communicate regularly with IMA/HQ on all programmatic, subaward, financial, and compliance aspects
- Identify and document best practices and lessons learned to improve South Sudan program portfolio performance
- Work with the Country Director and other staff to identify new business opportunities, design new projects, write proposals and provide technical assistance and backstopping when required.
- Serves as effective representative of IMA to external audiences; builds networks with colleagues both within and outside IMA World Health to identify new opportunities for innovative programming and potential funding sources.
- Assists with development of the country office’s annual BD strategy, work plan, budget, and targets.
- Other duties, as assigned by supervisor.
- Master’s Degree required in a health-related field.
- A minimum of 7-10 years in project management or project design and monitoring.
- Experience with multiple donors including USAID/OFDA, World Bank, UNFPA DFID, UNICEF and/or Global Fund grants.
- Demonstrated experience in business development including scoping, proposal writing and relationship management.
- Demonstrated leadership in conducting capture for proposal efforts, and identifying a competitive edge for a compelling, responsive, and high-quality proposal response. Experience with USAID required, with DFID and other donor experience a significant advantage.
- Strong writing skills with demonstrated experience in business development and authoring of donor deliverables
- Demonstrated performance as a decision-maker with excellent interpersonal skills and capable of directing and managing change, inspiring teamwork and high performing teams.
- Demonstrated leadership in working with host country officials from the health, community, NGO/FBO/CBO sectors.
- Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and Internet)
- Must be able to work independently, multi-task, be persistent and work under tight deadlines.
- Experience living or working in South Sudan.
- Ability to travel a minimum of 25% of the time.
- Professional maturity – Maintains a positive outlook, motivates self and team to work constructively under pressure. Responds resourcefully when challenges arise and accepts responsibility for actions, learning and change. Works in concert and communicates well with international and national staff of all levels. Arrives at work and appointments on time. Promotes an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.
- Analytical Thinking – Builds a logical approach to address problems or opportunities; manages the situation at hand by drawing on own knowledge and experience base and calling on other references and resources as necessary. Approaches analysis with an unbiased, impartial view.
- Oral and Written Communication Clearly and effectively expresses ideas, thoughts and concepts verbally and in written or graphic form, using correct and appropriate grammar, organization and structure, and effective presentation media and techniques. Uses appropriate media and approach to present ideas formally to individuals or groups with required impact.
- Community Health Programs Experience Understands determinants of community health and how to build the capacity of communities, health-related agencies and other service providers to function as equal partners in community-based service, training and education. Understands the details of the continuum of healthcare and corresponding treatment and stays current with the latest developments in this field.
- Decision-Maker Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills. Capable of directing and managing change, inspiring teamwork and high performing teams.
- Strategic planning and integration – Demonstrates the knowledge and capacity to foster development of a common vision. Identifies a path to meet strategic goals by developing short- and long-range plans that are appropriately comprehensive, creative, realistic, and effective in meeting goals. Exhibits leadership in integrating planning efforts across work units.
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