OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The Partnership aligns and engages global stakeholders in support of the Every Woman Every Child movement and facilitates the unified Global Accountability Framework. Mobilising its diverse network of over 730 partners, and through its core functions (Aligment, Analysis, Accountability, and Advocacy), the Partnership aspires to contribute to all the targets set out under the Global Strategy for Women’s Children’s and Adolescents Health three objectives – Survive, Thrive and Transform. The Partnership pays particular attention to lagging, marginalised, and excluded populations and those in humanitarian, conflict and fragile settings. The strategic objectives of the platform are shaped by its core functions, bounded by its values and guiding principles, and respond to the SDG imperative to leave no one behind. The strategic objectives have been identified as those where collective action is most needed to drive efficiency and effectiveness. This core value directly drives each strategic objective. SO1: Prioritise engagement in countries SO2 : Drive accountability SO3 : Focus action for results SO4: Deepen Partnership.Under the broad supervision of the Deputy Executive Director and guidance of the Executive Director, the incumbent: i. is responsible for managing the governance, partner engagement and partnerships work stream, and supporting the community of practice, steering group and co-conveners for SO4. This includes managing a large and complex Board of 30 members representing ten different constituencies and other subcommittees and working groups; ii. manages the SO4 team;iii. supports the partners advising and leading this work and works closely with the Partnership’s governing bodies on overseeing the development and implementation of the Partnership’s strategy, work plans and budget: andiv. works with the wider Partnership team to ensure the delivery of the Strategic Objective 4 (SO4) work, in particular, coordinating work with the managers of the other three Strategic Objectives and with the leadership of the Partnership, ensuring that the secretariat supports the partners and stakeholders. The incumbent is frequently required to interact with a wide range of persons and internal and external entities interested in the field of Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (SRMNCAH). S/he is expected to take decisions independently, referring to the supervisor as need be.
Description of duties:
The principal purpose of this position is to ensure the development and implementation of activities falling under Strategic Objective (SO4) – Deepen Partnership of the PMNCH 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, 2016-2018 Business Plan and related annual work plans.1. Ensuring effective governance of the Partnership- Serve as focal point and oversee the planning, processes and project management of governance events. This includes: guiding the development of the Board agenda and supporting the conduct of the Board meetings, and writing the Chair’s briefings, ensuring orderly proceeding for plenary sessions, committees and Working groups; and staffing the regular Executive Committee (EC) meetings, ensuring timely agendas, materials and minutes are shared. – Collaborate with the Community of Practice, Steering Group and co-Conveners to ensure a robust partner-centric approach to determining the development and implementation of the annual work plan. – Maintain a good communication channel between the Board and the Secretariat by ensuring a continuous and appropriate information flow.- Monitor the effectiveness of the governance structures and processes suggesting improvements in these.2. Ensuring role and effective contribution of the ten constituencies- Support increased quality engagement from partners and constituencies.- Ensure that all constituencies are well staffed, managed and that the members are satisfied with the support and direction from the secretariat.- Manage, coordinate and guide constituency focal points on managing the Partnership’s membership and constituency.3. Ensuring the active identification and engagement of new and existing partners- Ensure that the Partnership is delivering a satisfactory level of service.4. Internal support- Advise the Executive Director/ Deputy Executive Director on strategic coordination of the Partnership Board and governance activities and committees, recommending appropriate actions and solutions.- Manage, coordinate and guide SO4 team members on managing the Partnership’s membership and constituencies.5. Other- Represent the Partnership as delegated in multi-stakeholders internal and external events.- Perform all other tasks as required.
Education:Advanced university degree in health, social sciences, management, business, public administration, international relations or related fields.
– Ability to work under pressure in a high visibility environment.- Demonstrate high-level of political discernment and relational skills. – Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a matrix management environment. – Ability to use analytical tools and qualitative and quantitative techniques. – Ability to conceptualize, plan, coordinate and conduct work. – Excellent oral and written communication skills.- High level ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of a team.- Management skills in a team setting. – Organizational/planning skills.- Other essential WHO competencies include: Producing Results and Knowing and Managing Yourself.Competencies:1. Communicating in a credible and effective way*2. Creating an empowering and motivating environment*3. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond4. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences5. Fostering integration and teamwork
EssentialA minimum of 7 years of relevant experience at the national and international level, including a minimum of two years working in public health areas which involve SRMNCAH or are cross-cutting with SRMNCAH; a minimum of 4 years working in an international organization with focus on global health. Experience of working with, and coordinating with non-state actors.DesirableWork with a global health partnership highly desirable.
Expert knowledge of English.An intermediate knowledge of French is desirable.