• Project Director

    Location KE
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    2018-3309
    Experience (Years)
    10
  • Overview

    Reporting to the Vice President of Global Programs, the Project Director will provide strategic direction for all programmatic, technical, administrative and financial aspects of the project in the East Africa Region. S/he should be highly knowledgeable and technically sound on matters relating to FP scale up and service delivery approaches in FP and responsible for the administrative, financial and human resources management of the Project as well as lead, inspire and motivate project teams, region and other technical leads from key stakeholders, on the project’s technical areas.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide strategic direction and oversight for all programmatic and administrative requirements of the project for effective functioning of the East Africa Accelerator Hub in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
    • Account to the Gate Institute on the delivery of strategic program objectives, key results and milestones with regular reporting on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
    • Provide leadership in the relationship management with the primary donor and facilitate coordination of TCI with other Gates Institute and Gates Foundation programs including Advance Family Planning (AFP), Performance Monitoring and Accountability (PMA) 2020, and proof of concept studies at global, regional and local levels.
    • Work with Jhpiego Country Directors in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to facilitate successful implementation of TCI goals in these East African countries
    • Lead efforts in strategic marketing and communication of TCI’s demand driven approach that will empower countries in the East Africa region to prioritize, scale up and sustain family planning
    • Create functional relationships with donors, governments, development partners operating in the region.
    • Collaborate with TCI/Global on the development and refinement of the consolidated FP/RH toolkit
    • Spearhead advocacy and resource mobilization efforts in liaison with country governments, and other local and regional stakeholders that leads to increased resources for family planning.
    • Initiate and facilitate regular technical meetings to review project implementation, and address identified gaps.
    • Ensure sound financial management including programmatic budgeting, spending projections and monitoring of payments
    • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results.

    Required Qualifications

    • Master’s or higher degree
    • At least 10 years’ experience in a leadership role working in family planning, international health, strategic communication, advocacy or program leadership.
    • Experience working in cross countries program implementation is preferred.
    • Demonstrated experience in effectively leading teams
    • Track record of innovative and creative thinking in technical and management approaches
    • Good understanding of FP/RH, health systems strengthening and capacity building, with a global focus.
    • Demonstrated experience leading/managing large scale regional, national and subnational programs.
    • Demonstrated effectiveness working with donors, host country governments, cooperating agencies, private sector and NGOs in developing countries.
    • Demonstrated managerial skills and familiarity with budget management, program management
    • Strong skills and experience in all aspects of program management cycle – design and development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation
    • Experience working with human-centered design approaches and leveraging consumer insights for program design.
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills, able to develop strong relationships across functions, abilities and work levels.
    • Demonstrated coaching skills, with an ability to inspire, influence and motivate teams.
    • Knowledge on advocacy and/or marketing and working experience with the County Governments will be an added advantage.
    • Excellent communications skills – both verbal, written and presentation.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Eastern Africa Nationals are encouraged to apply

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