Location: Maputo, Mozambique
Job Code: IPR1508
# of openings: 1
The Country Director will promote the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s mission of eliminating pediatric HIV/AIDS by leading and managing the country program strategy and team through the effective and efficient delivery and expansion of Foundation supported country programs and services in collaboration with local government, donors and other stakeholders in Mozambique. Serving on the Global Leadership Team, the Country Director will collaborate with global support units to ensure that the following goals are achieved:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develop a cohesive and productive country team, create goals, communicate direction, utilize creative thinking, and demonstrate good judgment and decision making. Be a strong example to others through a productive work environment and support ongoing development of staff; work in close collaboration with the Country Coordinator, and the Global Support Team.
· Develop and implement a long-term strategy for the Foundation's work in Mozambique.
· Provide effective and efficient management and supervision of the country team to ensure strong collaboration as well as a strong partnership between country and global support teams.
· Monitor, evaluate and report on all program activities and progress to the Foundation’s headquarters and donors.
Program and Foundation Representation
Act as Mozambique’s primary spokesperson for the Foundation at all stakeholder levels, and as the EGPAF representative for internal and external communications and program visitors. Advance advocacy and policy efforts in the country related to the Foundation’s mission at the national and local level so as to identify and influence decision makers in the area of pediatric HIV/AIDS policy and associated funding opportunities.
· Represent the Foundation in Mozambique to the Government, the USG, other donors, NGOs, private companies, and relevant stakeholders. Build strong relations with donors and other partners with the goal of promoting, and ensuring support for the Foundations work. .
· Serve as the Foundation’s principal liaison in-country with USG and other donors on matters related to the program, and ensure financial and programmatic accountability. Work with key USG or other donor staff to develop and maintain an optimal financial and programmatic relationship.
· Work in collaboration with the Global Advocacy Team to advance advocacy, resource mobilization and policy efforts in the country related to the Foundation’s mission at the national and local level.
· Work with stakeholders and partners to support national guidelines, standards, policies, and procedures related to our programs, with the focus on eliminating pediatric HIV/AIDS.
· Develop and enhance sound relationships and communication between the country office and EGPAF Foundation headquarters, other EGPAF Africa country offices, local and international stakeholders related to our program efforts.
· Represent the Foundation and its work in Mozambique at international events as requested by the Executive Leadership Team.
Maintain and secure funding for the country program by actively seeking a diversified funding portfolio in view of identified country program needs and/or local requests related to the Foundation mission.
· Work in collaboration with the New Business Development team and the Development unit to identify and develop relationships and initiatives to secure funding from international and local sources.
· Oversee the preparation of annual country operating plans, country reviews, strategic plans and proposals to other funders as appropriate.
· Provide appropriate reports and proposals to all stakeholders.
Program and Technical Support
Understand programmatic and technical aspects of program needs and with the country and global teams appropriately apply policies, procedures, requirements and regulations to ensure technical goals attained and programmatic commitments to donors and partners are met.
· Ensure execution of quality program implementation plans and achievement of program targets consistent with donor and MOH expectations, country work plan, country strategic plan and global strategic plan.
· Lead the preparation and implementation of the agreement work plans, country program strategic and operational plans for programs/services in keeping with the overall goals and objectives of the Foundation and the MOH in Mozambique.
· Interface with the national government and relevant agencies to ensure mutual understanding of programs and optimize resource distribution and the allocation of available funds.
· Ensure timely and effective monitoring, evaluation, and reporting on all program activities and progress to the Foundation’s headquarters, relevant donors and the MOH, as appropriate.
· Supervise the Technical Director and technical team and ensure that the program meets appropriate quality standards and deliverables outlined in the agreement, and satisfies other program commitments for service implementation, M&E, policy/advocacy, and research.
· Facilitate staff development of innovative ideas and solutions to address program and country needs related to Foundation’s mission.
· Ensure that the Foundation provides quality technical, financial, and material inputs and assistance to local implementing health facilities/sub-grantees and ensure that their technical and financial performance is of a high standard.
Ensure efficient program operations and demonstrate strong management skills by setting solid work plans, ensuring appropriate staffing and training, implementing effective time management and providing clear communications to country and global staff.
· Oversee program implementation, operations and reporting, ensuring compliance with Foundation policies, USG rules and regulations, donor agreements, MOH policies, and Mozambique law.
· Oversee development of staff supervision and recruitment systems, as well as staff development, training, mentoring, and performance assessment.
· Supervise the Associate Director Operations (or senior operations officer) to ensure that the office’s and program‘s operations follow the Foundation’s policies and procedures and meet all program, donor and legal requirements.
· Manage program and operational budgets in accordance with the Foundation's procedures, submitting timely reports along with all supporting data, and be directly responsive to the Controller and Chief Operating Officer on all fiscal matters.
· Ensure that the program’s human and financial resources are managed in line with the EGPAF policies, donor requirements and national policies/laws.
· MPH, MD, MBA, or similar degree/education level required
· 8+ years successful experience managing complex multi-sector programs in an African setting; experience in Mozambique preferred.
· Portuguese language proficiency or fluency in Spanish and demonstrated ability to learn new languages
· At least 5 years proven experience in managing US government grants and/or cooperative agreements. Other international donor experiences an advantage.
· Proven experience in leading and managing staff, including recruitment, staff development, training, mentoring, and performance assessment.
· Demonstrated financial management experience, including the preparation and management of budgets; management of sub-grants and contracts; adherence to procurement procedures; and the management of banking and funds control activities.
· Proven experience in networking, public relations, communications, advocacy and new business development.
· Ability to travel nationally and internationally up to 30%.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· Energetic, independent, self-motivated individual with a solutions based approach while demonstrating innovation, integrity, quality, creativity, flexibility and resilience.
· Excellent knowledge of developing program activities, including HIV service delivery, capacity building, and public health and program monitoring in collaboration with MOH departments and other stakeholders. Comprehensive knowledge of HIV prevention, care and treatment programs.
· Strong understanding of the international development context and experience in the international development sector (NGO, direct bilateral, multilateral relationships) and with cross cultural teams.
· Knowledge of principles and practices governing USAID, CDC, and/or other US Federal grant programs.
· Excellent strategic planning skills, including the ability to merge the technical and operational demands of the program into a cohesive structure.
· Knowledge and experience of strengthening development program quality including program sustainability, capacity building, project monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative) and related data and fiscal reporting.
· Strong proficiency in written and spoken English, as well as Portuguese. Excellent written communication skills and demonstrated ability to learn languages.
· Excellent analytical skills, as well as the ability to express facts and ideas in a clear, convincing and organized manner.
· Ability to cultivate effective communication channels between the country office, Foundation headquarters and between EGPAF team members and other partners/stakeholders.
· Excellent oral and presentation skills with small and large audiences. Confidence in handling prominent gatherings, media and events where high-level protocol is to be observed.
· Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects while working as part of a team, including the support and management of geographically disbursed sub offices.
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, preferred.