Location: Position is based in Goma with frequent travel to Beni and other Ebola response locations.
Summary: With a mission to restore health and healing to those most in need, IMA World Health is a non-profit, faith-based organization that offers extensive expertise in health systems strengthening as well as neglected tropical diseases, malaria, HIV, non- communicable diseases, and sexual and gender based violence prevention programs in some of the most challenging and post-conflict settings throughout Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.
The Team Leader is responsible for the design and direct execution of all activities associated with IMA’s Ebola response program. This position will requirement deployment to an active Ebola zone, which is considered high risk due to Ebola and the ongoing insurgency activity in North Kivu/Ituri. Experience with infectious diseases and with USAID/OFDA highly preferred.
IMA will collaborate with local organizations and the Ministry of Health to effectively engage with health facilities and communities in targeted areas. The Team Leader will also be responsible for overseeing the implementation of programming, including the daily management of program activities and program staff, and ensuring appropriate systems and support mechanisms are in place to track, analyze, and report on results. The Team Leader is a strong leader, able to develop and mentor team members and is an effective communicator, able to work with internal and external stakeholders to achieve common objectives.
Duration: 18 months
Key Roles and Responsibilities
- Oversee ongoing humanitarian response activities in Ebola affected or at-risk areas which currently include IPC-WASH support (50-80 facilities) contract tracing (45 CHWs) and community based surveillance (144 CHWs).
- Program management and administration of teams across the various field locations (4-8 health zones in North Kivu Province) as well as start-up of new program components.
- Oversight of programmatic and budget activities of three implementing partners (two national and one international)
- Liaise with donor (OFDA), ministry-level (Ebola Coordination Committees) and local (health zone office) entities to ensure compliance with current protocols, adherence to contractual regulations, and needs of local stakeholders and health facilities.
- Collaborate with IMA program, finance, logistics, and administrative staff to create a strong foundation for emergency programming.
- Ensure program implementation is on time, target, and budget, using effective M&E systems to reach desired impacts.
- Oversee quality and consistency of programs through on-site monitoring to ensure and enhance effectiveness.
- Provide technical guidance and support in the development and dissemination of tools, protocols, and interventions for IPC/WASH.
- Ensure all interventions adhere to Do No Harm principles and beneficiary accountability standards.
- Ensure staff comply with coordinated budget monitoring processes for all programs.
- Identify opportunities to introduce efficiencies and eliminate redundancies in existing processes for streamlined sector operations.
- Develop work and monitoring plans and monitor the development and implementation of assistance activities.
- Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
- Hire, orient, and lead team members as necessary.
- Develop the capacity of the team, deepen understanding of their roles and assist with career development.
- Ensure effective communication and coordination with the Deputy Team Leaders and field-based staff as well as the Senior Technical Advisor.
- Promote accountability, communicate expectations, and provide constructive feedback.
Influence and Representation
- Manage relationships with local partners, beneficiaries, and donor representatives, displaying expertise in the health sector and emergency response programs as well as regional experience.
- Identify, build, and manage collaborative partnerships with the sub-awardees, donors, local government, and other stakeholders.
- Communicate effectively to ensure overall project targets and donor obligations are met.
- Maintain high ethical standards and treat people with respect and dignity.
- Demonstrate flexibility, resilience, and the ability to maintain positive relationships.
- Ensure compliance with IMA security procedures and policies.
- Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.
Required qualifications include:
- Fluency in English required.
- Fluency in French and/or Swahili preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree (or related equivalent), plus a minimum of 10 years of experience 8 years of which must be in management with progressive responsibilities in complex emergency response programs, in developing countries (of which some experience should be in francophone Africa).
- Master’s or other advanced degree preferred.
- Strong financial and operational management experience with proven management skills.
- Knowledge and experience of USAID/OFDA contracts policies, procedures and regulations.
- Knowledge and application of Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), Sphere Standards, and Red Cross/NGO Code of Conduct.
- Demonstrated sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas.
- Articulate and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff.
- Prior experience in the DRC preferred.
- Expatriate or Third Country Nationals are invited to apply.
- Unaccompanied Post (No Dependents)
To apply for this position, please visit our website at http://www.imaworldhealth.org
IMA prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by US or International law.