USAID Grant Jobs – Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) at Malaria Consortium

Organisation: Malaria
Consortium
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports To: Project Coordinator
About MC:
Malaria
Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations dedicated to
the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa
and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and
non-government agencies, academic institutions, and local and international
organisations, to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services,
providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and
activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. The
organisation works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also
the capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and
support improved economic prosperity. Malaria Consortium is a global leader in
the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria, the control of neglected
tropical diseases and the promotion of child health.
Background:
Due to
a number of upcoming funding opportunities, Malaria Consortium anticipates
scaling up its work in malaria and child health over the coming year and is
looking to strengthen its team in a number of technical and programme management
areas.
Job Summary: The DCoP will
manage the day-to-day programme, administrative and reporting work of the project
and will supervise its team of technical and administrative staff. S/he will
ensure compliance with all donor regulations.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:
  • Serve as a key member of the project’s Senior
    Management Team (SMT)
  • Overseeing all
    administrative functions, including human resources, IT, security and operations
  • Support the CoP in
    coordinating the development and timely submission of all
  • programme plans, budgets and progress reports
    to Malaria Consortium headquarters,
  • Africa Regional office and the donor
  • Work closely with the
    SMT to ensure that all aspects of programme strategy, design, planning,
    implementation, and monitoring are technically sound and uphold best practices
  • Work closely with the
    SMT and others in managing all day-to-day operational aspects of the
    programme and ensuring that programme implementation proceeds according to
    plan and within budget
  • Develop and implement a
    management framework for the project team
  • Ensure the monitoring
    of internal systems and procedures to efficient and proper use of resources
    and internal controls
  • Ensure compliance with
    code of conduct, procedures and policies in compliance with USAID rules
    and regulations
  • Offer support to the
    CoP with project budget planning and management
  • Support CoP and project
    leaders with development of work plans and compliance with deliverable
    schedules
  • Review all programme
    donor and internal programmatic reports, including but not limited to
    monthly, quarterly, annual and final reports in full compliance with contractual
    requirements
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The candidate should hold a relevant master‘s
    degree
  • Extensive relevant
    experience post degree, including four years of relevant experience in  developing countries
  • Significant experience in managing
    administrative functions
  • Good understanding of
    USAID regulations, systems and procedures for managing complex grant
    programmes with multiple partners
  • Proven leadership
    skills and team leading
  • Fluency in written and
    spoken English required
  • Previous CoP/DCoP
    experience with USAID-funded projects
  • Previous experience
    working on health projects
  • Strong people
    management skills with the ability to provide guidance and support
  • Proven strong
    organisational skills and strong track record in meeting deliverables and deadlines
  • Demonstrated experience
    preparing comprehensive progress reports on complex programmes
  •  
How to Apply:
For
more information please visit our website www.malariaconsortium.org where
you will have access to the full Job description. Please send a cover letter
outlining how you meet the person specification along with your CV to: Human
Resources at HR.Recruitment@malariaconsortium.org. Please quote the
position and country in the subject line of your application.
NB: Only short
listed candidates will be contacted within three weeks after the closing date.
Deadline: 21st
November 2013

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