Health Project Development Specialist

USAID
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REF No.:  USAID-HR-HEALTH-001-2017-PDS (must inserted in the subject line of emails)
GRADE LEVEL:  CCN PSC-10 (FCFA 13,508,128 to FCFA 20,937,604) (If an applicant does not meet all required qualifications for the position and is selected for the position, s/he may be hired at a lower grade than the position classification grade).
BASIC FUNCTION: The Health Project Development Specialist (PDS) will serve as a Program Manager for the overall health portfolio, liaising with Health Team members and other Mission offices to manage health strategic planning and design, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, financial management, procurement, environmental compliance, and other actions related to the overall health portfolio. S/he reports to the Deputy Health Team Leader.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:                                                                            
Strategic Planning and Design – 10%
The PDS will coordinate strategic planning efforts, and will lead or contribute to project and activity design efforts. Examples of work activities in this category include, but are not limited to:
Serve as the point of contact for project/strategic design teams. Organize inputs from health technical staff. Provide substantive input to the design process.
Serve as a member of Activity Design Teams along with technical staff in the relevant specialization. Liaise with other Mission offices, such as the Program Office, on the design process. Facilitate the organization of Mission reviews and approvals for new activities.
Manage the Operational Planning process. Coordinate inputs from all Health Team staff. Ensure that Health Team strategic priorities are reflected. Write and/or edit substantive sections of the Plan. Coordinate with the Program Office to ensure that all requirements and deadlines are met.
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) – 25%
The PDS is the Health Team professional in monitoring and evaluation and supports the Health Team in the monitoring and evaluation of activities and results.
Examples of work activities in this category include, but are not limited to:
Serve as the primary resource within the Health Team for monitoring and evaluation. Provide expert advice to colleagues and disseminates and interprets guidance on M&E. Coordinate M&E related activities with consultants and others ; liaise with other Mission offices , implementing partners, and the government of Mali to ensure that the Health Office has accurate and timely M&E data for evidence-based decision making.
Serve as AOR/COR or Activity Manager for Monitoring and Evaluation activities as appropriate. Manages the design, implementation, and M&E of monitoring and evaluation projects as appropriate.
Supervise data collection and compilation for the Performance Management Plan to be updated annually.
Ensure the conduct of Data Quality Assessments for all indicators that will be reported to USAID/W, providing expert advice and guidance to C/AORs and Activity Managers. Write data quality assessment reports and memos for the health file and Program Office
Maintain a record of all M&E visits by each COR/AOR.  Provide suggested M&E frequency and follow-up and request documentation of the visit.
Compile and distribute health project activity evaluation results to appropriate stakeholders.
Work with health partners to develop effective communication tools for the purpose of efficient data sharing and reporting.
Make recommendations for better M&E evaluations and improving current Project Management and M&E processes and training.
Conduct regular site visits to review program implementation in regards to M&E and meet with beneficiaries.  Based on the information collected during field visits, communicate findings and recommendations to the Team Leader, implementing partners and GOM counterparts as appropriate.
Environmental Compliance – 25%
The PDS serves as the Deputy Mission Environmental Specialist, one of two Mission experts in USG environmental regulations. As such, s/he serves as a resource to all teams in the Mission, providing expert advice and technical assistance on environmental requirements.
Serves as Environmental Focal Point on the Health Team and Mission Deputy Environment Officer. Serve as Acting Mission Environmental specialist in the Absence of the Mission Environmental Officer. Provide the Health Team and the Mission specialist advice and technical guidance on USG environmental regulations and environmentally sound activity design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
Ensures appropriate Environmental Compliance Language is inserted in all Health and Mission Solicitations, Grants and Contracts.
Monitors health partners’ implementation of the conditions in the health Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) and each project’s Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Plan (EMMP).
Manages the conduct of IEEs for the Health portfolio; assist other offices with their IEEs. Write Health Team IEE memos, amendments, and determinations for individual activities. Provide technical guidance and assistance to other teams in drafting these documents.
Trains implementing partners and USAID staff in environmental compliance requirements as necessary.
Reporting – 20%
Examples of work activities in this category include, but are not limited to:
Manage planning and reporting to USAID/Washington, including the PPR and other reports. Coordinates with implementing partners and USAID staff to ensure that all monitoring data and narrative inputs are available. Coordinates with Program Office to ensure report requirements are met.
Serve as the Health Team liaison with the Program Office on routine and special requests for information on the health portfolio.
Project management: 10%
Manage and lead as Activity Manager the $2 million, 5-year Cooperative Agreement in charge supporting to the health M&E plan updating, the EPCMD dashboard, the Mali Health Management Information System (HIMS) and the conduct of health-related special surveys
Manages the design, implementation, and M&E of monitoring and evaluation projects as appropriate.
Health Management Information System (HMIS) 10%
Examples of work activities in this category include, but are not limited to:
HMIS data management, this includes working closely with USAID implementing partners and the Government of Mali on all HMIS database rollout and scale up including DHIS2.
Data use across levels of the Malian health system, by working closely with USAID implementing partners and the Government of Mali on the data quality and data availability for decision making.
Work closely with USAID implementing partners and Government of Mali on the Organizational capacity of the MoH to reinforce key critical functions supporting the HMIS
Data collection and integration for decision making, including the integration of the Health Management information system and the Logistics management information system.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants MUST meet the minimum qualifications below and ONLY preselected candidates will be contacted:
All Malian Citizens and Local Residents with a valid work permit at the time of application;
University Degree from four year college is required.
At least five years progressively responsible work in public health or a related field with a USG agency is required. Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Programs is required. Prior work experience with USG policy and regulations is strongly desired. Experience with USG Environmental regulations (22 CFR 226) is strongly desired.
English and French language fluency at Level IV is required.
Knowledge of the public health context in Mali and public health interventions is required. Knowledge of M&E methodology is required. Knowledge of USAID policies, regulations, and programs is highly desirable. Knowledge of USG regulations on environmental compliance is strongly desired.
Ability to establish and maintain contacts with individual partners and to work in a team setting is required. The ability to communicate quickly, clearly and concisely both orally and in writing in both French and English is required. Excellent computer skills are required to effectively operate in this position; software/applications including, for example: evaluation programs, MS Word, Excel, and Power Point.
Candidate must comply with the minimum age for employment i.e. 18 years and the maximum age i.e. 53 years.
Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Education (15 points): University Degree from four year college is required.
Prior Work Experience (20 points): At least five years progressively responsible work in public health or a related field with a USG agency is required. Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Programs is required. Prior work experience with USG policy and regulations is strongly desired.  Experience with USG Environmental regulations (22 CFR 226) is strongly desired.
Language Proficiency (15 points): English and French language fluency at Level IV is required.
Knowledge (20 points): Knowledge of the public health context in Mali and public health interventions is required. Knowledge of M&E methodology is required. Knowledge of USAID policies, regulations, and programs is highly desirable. Knowledge of USG regulations on environmental compliance is strongly desired.
Skills and Abilities (30 points): The ability to establish and maintain contacts with individual partners and to work in a team setting is required. The ability to communicate quickly, clearly and concisely both orally and in writing in both French and English is required. Excellent computer skills are required to effectively operate in this position; software/applications including, for example: evaluation programs, MS Word, Excel, and Power Point.
Full Statement of duties and the qualification requirements are available on https://www.usaid.gov/mali/work-with-us/careers OR  https://ml.usembassy.gov/jobs/
TO APPLY: All cv/resume and cover letter must be in English; otherwise application package will be considered as incomplete and will be rejected.
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following required documents:
Resume or curriculum vitae (CV) relevant to the position for which the applicant is applying;
Cover letter of not more than three (3) pages describing how the incumbent’s skills and experience fit the requirements of the subject position.
Applicants are required to provide three (3) to five (5) professional references with complete contact information including email address and telephone numbers.  References should have knowledge of the candidate’s ability to perform the duties set forth in the application and must not be family members or relatives.
Copy of Academic Transcripts.
Applicants must provide their full mailing address with telephone, email address and should retain for their records copies of all enclosures that accompany their submissions.
SUBMIT APPLICATION: Indicate the Vacancy Reference Number: USAID-HR-HEALTH-001-2017-PDS in the subject line of your email. If this is not properly indicated your submission would NOT be retrieved.
Email HRM Section: bamakohrmvacancies@usaid.gov with the above reference in the subject line
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION IS:  July 22, 2017 at 5:00 PM and only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.

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