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Project Director - GFATM (Proposal)

Over the past 40 years, MCD Global Health (MCD) has worked to strengthen health systems through integrated, sustainable, and locally driven interventions across several public health sectors. MCD collaborates with donors, national governments, the private sector, health agencies, communities, and local stakeholders to improve health and save lives in the following areas: malaria prevention and control; water, sanitation, and hygiene; maternal, neonatal, and child health; health system strengthening (HSS) HIV/AIDS; Zika; and other communicable diseases.

MCD is currently seeking candidates to serve as the Project Director for the anticipated three-year malaria control project funded by the Global fund for AIDS, TB, and Malaria (GFATM) in Madagascar (Principal Recipient grant). The Project seeks to support the Government of Madagascar and local stakeholders in the fight against malaria.

The Project Director has the overall responsibility to lead and manage the Project and is accountable for all Project deliverables and results, with full accountability and authority for the development, execution, and monitoring of the Project, including vision and technical strategy; project management; documentation and communication; client and stakeholder relationships; and coordination and synergy with other MCD projects.

This is a key position on the project team and is contingent upon award to MCD.

Essential Job Functions:

-Provide overall leadership, strategic direction, and management to ensure the quality of processes and results of all Project activities;
-Provide overall management and oversight of the operational, technical, financial, and administrative aspects of the Project;
-Act as a main point of contact with the donor and as the key liaison between the donor, the Madagascar Ministry of Health (MOH), including the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), and other key stakeholders involved in the implementation of the Project;
-Assure the integration, consistency, and high quality of the direct and sub-grant work (managed by Sub-Recipients) under the Project;
Oversee the management of sub-grants;
-Maintain productive programmatic communication and a strong working relationship with the Sub-Recipients to ensure timely and quality of expected deliverables;
-Provide oversight to ensure that the Project monitors its progress and performance and achieves the Project benchmarks as per the Project Monitoring and Evaluation Plan;
-Direct the annual work planning and budgeting, and reporting (quarterly and annually) process in accordance with GFATM rules and regulations;
-Work with the MCD finance team to implement a financial pipeline tracking system for effective budget monitoring and cost control based on sound financial and accounting principles, MCD operating procedures, and MCD and GFATM reporting requirements;
-Supervise all Project senior and key staff, and provide capacity building to Project staff as necessary;
-Ensure the Project has appropriate representation at high-level stakeholder meetings and national and/or regional malaria technical working groups;
-Ensure appropriate and timely documentation and dissemination of key results and deliverables for maximum project impact and business strategies using a variety of communication strategies and media;
-Ensure participatory and gender-sensitive processes are promoted.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience Required:

-Advanced degree in public health or other related fields;
-At least 10 years of experience in management positions, implementing programs of similar size and scope in international health ($25MM-$50MM), including demonstrated financial, sub-grant, and human resource management experience;
-Significant experience working with the GFATM and knowledge of GFATM rules, regulations, and administration procedures in project implementation;
-Proven experience in managing complex projects encompassing an expansive geographic area and activities that involve coordination with the government and other stakeholders at all levels of the health system;
-Demonstrated experience interacting and maintaining relationships with high-level stakeholders and host country government officials;
-Ability to work with diverse groups and partners to successfully bring groups together to achieve project goals;
-Demonstrated leadership and experience in malaria programming, strategic planning, budgeting, management and supervision, and monitoring and evaluation;
-Strong leadership, management, communications, and problem-solving skills;
-Proficient in the use of the standard Microsoft Office package with particular experience using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet Explorer;
-Prior experience working in Madagascar is strongly preferred.
-Fluency in French required. Proficiency in English is a plus.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to by March 27, 2023.

Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Schedule: Full-time
Grade 12

Please reference position MCDI-354 when submitting your application.