Program Coordinator - C19RM activities

ICAP Global Health

Health & Medicine

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Job Type

Full-time

Closing date:

27 November 2022

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About

ICAP Global Health

ICAP at Columbia University, a global health leader, situated within the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City, seeks highly qualified candidates to serve as Senior Project Officer in Sierra Leone. The incumbent will provide technical assistance to the IHPAU and the C19RM Coordination unit on overall grants administration operations, coordination, monitoring, and reporting on grant strategy and budgets; and ensure compliance with Government of Sierra Leone and GF policies and agreements. He/She will work with the IHPAU Team Lead under the guidance of MoHS Senior Leadership to ensure strong coordination of relevant actors (including the co-PR CRS) to accelerate the implementation of activities.

 

 

Requirements

The successful candidate will hold an Master’s degree in public health, Program management, or an equivalent degree with focus on program management and a minimum of Minimum of eight (8) to Ten (10) years with experience in program implementation and high-level administrative support/program coordination. The incumbent should also have experience in working with the ministries of health and its partners and, coordinating international donor funding activities such as-Global fund projects, GAVI and U.S government with also an experience in implementing Health System Strengthening activities and working closely with the Ministry of Health, INGOs and partners.

Incumbent should also have an experience in grant management procedures/ processes with excellent skills in Microsoft package.

 

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in public health, Program management, or an equivalent degree with focus on program management
  • A Minimum of eight to 10 years with experience in program implementation and high-level administrative support/program coordination
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills with experience in proposal writing, work plan development and reviewing of strategic documents
  • Experience in working with the ministries of health and its partners and, coordinating international donor funding activities such as-Global fund projects, GAVI and U.S government
  • Experience in implementing Health System Strengthening activities and working closely with the Ministry of Health, INGOs and partners
  • Experience in grant management procedures/ processes with excellent skills in Microsoft package

"The position is contingent upon availability of grant funding. Columbia University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, creed, national and ethnic origin, age, citizenship, status as a perceived or actual victim of domestic violence, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran, or any other legally protected status."

Advertised: 21 Nov 2022 Greenwich Standard Time
Applications close: 27 Nov 2022 Greenwich Standard Time

About the Role

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provide highly technical support to CMO and IHPAU Team Lead on coordination of all grantees and relevant MoHS units and partners, involved in the implementation of C19RM activities.
  • The TA will set up systems including regular meetings for information dissemination and feedback mechanisms between the office of the CMO, IHPAU, C19RM Coordination and implementing partners.
  • Support IHPAU and C19RM teams to conduct stakeholder mapping, and thereafter set goals, define targets, and grant performance indicators and key milestones for all grantees
  • Ensure effective knowledge transfer through capacity strengthening of MoHS, C19RM Grant Coordination and IHPAU teams throughout the period. The TA will train and mentor these teams on grant monitoring, reporting and quality controls using adapted tools
  • Coordinate with C19 RM grant coordinator, IHPAU and other GF grants managers; NFM3, HIV, TB, Malaria and RSSH grants to identify administrative and technical bottlenecks that impede on grant execution and suggest practical solutions that will rapidly increase grant absorption rates in line with key milestones.
  • Set up a system for regular update to the MoHS senior leadership on grants implementation status and feedback mechanisms to IHPAU and C19 RM grants coordinator and Global Fund.
  • Support IHPAU and C19RM in maintaining good working knowledge of policies, regulations, and requirements relating to NFM 3 HIV, TB, Malaria and RSSH grant and agreements
  • Attend to other duties as assigned.