Chief of Party II- Malaria PMI, Cameroon – NGO Jobs 2021

Job Title: Chief of Party II- Malaria PMI, Cameroon

Country: Cameroon
Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Closing date: 24 Dec 2021

Job Title: Chief of Party II, Malaria Project PMI
Job Type: Regular, full time
Job Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon
Reports to: Country Representative
About CRS
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was founded in 1943 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to assist the poor and disadvantaged. With funding from American and German donors, as well as CRS, the portfolio in Cameroon is focused on health, emergency response, and early recovery programming. CRS has worked in Cameroon since 1960, and currently has around 85 staff operating out of 5 offices in Yaoundé, Bafoussam, Bamenda, Douala, and Maroua, with activities in the country’s 10 regions.
Job Summary:
As Chief of Party II you will provide leadership and overall management of the malaria project to serve the poor and vulnerable in Cameroon. Your strategic leadership, management, and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming and advance the position of CRS as a leading agency in the malaria field. As a senior leader you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.
Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead all aspects of the development, implementation, and consolidation of the malaria project, including sharing how the project contributes to the thought leadership of malaria elimination in Cameroon and regionally. Serve as the primary point of contact to USAID/PMI, NMCP and Ministry of Health on the project, as well as private and non-government stakeholders.
  • Ensure the project is designed and implemented to meet donor expectations in terms of timely and quality results and budget, including strategies for phase out and sustainability. Ensure coordination between program and operations leads. Ensure the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
  • Effectively manage senior programming and operations talent. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching and mentoring. Strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Oversee the development of staffing plans and the recruitment process of senior staff.
  • Manage and mitigate risk through monitoring national and regional issues that may impact staff and programming. Ensure all staff understand and adhere to CRS staff safety and security policies and plans, and ensure the updating of such plans.
  • Promote, uphold, and model a commitment to the efficient use of agency and donor resources. Ensure compliance with USAID grants, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration, and reporting to USAID. Approve program expenditures, budget adjustments, and cost modification requests to donors.
  • Represent CRS programming in national and international circles, highlighting innovative work. Publish program results and deliver presentations. Oversee the development of communication strategies and materials, complying with donor and CRS’ branding and marketing requirements and procedures.
  • Manage relationships with consortium partner organizations, including organization of review/planning workshops. Coordinate the roles and activities of staff from other consortium member organizations in implementation in line with CRS partnership principles.
  • Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies. Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and ensure the design and delivery of high-quality training and technical assistance.
  • Lead reporting of project deliverables, including annual work-plans and project activity updates, and other project-related communication and reporting materials in accordance with USAID deadlines.
  • Liaise with USG partners and other donors and implementing agencies to ensure coordination of and synergy with other USAID/Cameroon health activities

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or a relevant technical area. PhD Preferred.
  • 10 or more years of relevant management and technical experience leading large, complex health activities in developing countries.
  • 7 years of experience managing donor funds with USAID or other donor-funded health projects , preferably as a Chief of Party, or equivalent. Excellent knowledge and experience in budget management.
  • 5 years of staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching and mentoring senior program staff.

Required Languages – Professional proficiency in written and spoken English and French required
Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 40% (mostly within Cameroon)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Established leader in health as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications, conference presentations, previous roles, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience of successful program management, including management of complex, high-value, multi-activity projects, with complicated logistics. At least 3 years preferred managing malaria programming.
  • Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships, particularly government officials such as the Ministry of Health and local organizations to strengthen the health sector. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.

Supervisory Responsibilities: TBD, to include senior project staff
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Country Representative, Head of Operations, Head of Programming, Finance Manager, MEAL Manager, Regional Technical Advisors, HQ Malaria Technical Team, HQ IDEA Team
External:Ministry of Health and the National Malaria Control Programme USAID/PMI Project consortium members and partners. Other malaria actors in Cameroon

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

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