Project Management Specialist – Reproductive Health and Family Planning

USAID
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USAID/Mali Project Management Specialist (Reproductive Health & Family Planning) – PMS RH-FP

REF No.: HR-HEALTH-003-2017-PMS (must inserted in the subject line of emails)

GRADE LEVEL: CCN PSC-12 (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 Project Management Specialist – Reproductive Health and Family Planning (PMS RH-FP) serves the USAID/Mali Health Office and reports to the Senior Public Health Advisor. S/he is responsible for overseeing the Health Office’s Reproductive Health (RH) and Family Planning (FP) portfolio.  In this capacity, the incumbent provides technical guidance and management support for planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of program activities related to the Mission’s RH and FP portfolio.  S/he is also responsible for providing technical leadership, advice and management to serve as a representative of the USAID/Mali Health Office, contribute to policy decisions and advance the USAID strategic objectives related to RH and FP. The incumbent will also providing cross-cutting support and/or backstop other technical areas within the Health portfolio as needed.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:                                                                            

Program Management and Monitoring (60%)

  • Serve as an Agreement/Contracting Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR) or Activity Manager for specific activities.
  • Provide program technical and administrative input on the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of RH and FP related programs. Develop concept papers, scopes of work, budgets, and work schedules for solicitations and provide support to the evaluation of applications/proposals.
  • Monitor implementation progress, ensuring that actions are completed on schedule or adjusted to meet changing conditions and identifying constraints to activity implementation as well as proposing solutions for their resolution.
  • Conduct regular site visits to monitor project activities against stated objectives.
  • Oversee financial management of assigned activities, including ensuring that obligations, expenditures and budget pipelines conform to work plans.  Ensure timely and appropriate incremental funding for program activities.
  • Provide technical input on implementing partners’ annual work plans, and reviews and approves these work plans and other key deliverables.
  • Ensure that partners are in compliance with bilateral government agreements and the performance expectations outlined in their work plan and in their contract/agreement with USAID.
  • Ensure that implementing partners adhere to all relevant USAID, USG, PEPFAR, PMI and other regulations and procedures.
  • Make technical and programmatic recommendations to the Health Office based on observations, assessment reports, performance statistics and other available data.

Technical Leadership, Advisory and Management (40%)

  • Provide innovative advice and support to the Health Office regarding RH and FP trends, research and best practices to inform program design and management and ensure technical and programmatic soundness of USAID investments in RH and FP activities.
  • Stay abreast of new developments and emerging issues in RH and FP. Formulate policy, strategy and technical recommendations for USG response and share information on these developments with various stakeholders.
  • Represent USAID and related RH and FP strategies and goals in interagency, Government of Mali, donor and/or other technical working groups and committees.
  • Identify and foster partnerships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to advance RH and FP programming in Mali.
  • Draft briefing papers, reports, talking points and other documents related to RH and FP activities or issues.
  • Provide direct supervision to up to three individuals in the Health Office.  Provides mentorship, training and/or advice on RH and FP issues and trends to all Health Office staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants MUST meet the minimum qualifications below and ONLY preselected candidates will be contacted:

  1. Malian citizens or local residents at the time of application;
  2. Master’s degree or host country equivalent in health, public health, social sciences or related field is required.
  3. Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in the health sector is required.
  • At least three of the years must be directly related designing, implementing or managing RH or FP programs.
  • Experience working on related programs in the Mali country context.
  1. French and English fluency at Level IV is required;
  2. Specialist knowledge of reproductive health or family health programs, practices and related policies.
  • Understanding of Mali’s economic, political, social and cultural context related to RH and/or FP programs.
  • Familiarity with USG policies, procedures and regulations.
  1. Candidate must comply with the minimum age for employment i.e. 18 years and the maximum age i.e. 53 years.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  1. Education (10 points): Master’s degree or host country equivalent in health, public health, social sciences or related field is required.
  2. Prior Work Experience (30 points): Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in the health sector is required.
  • At least three of the years must be directly related designing, implementing or managing RH or FP programs.
  • Experience working on related programs in the Mali country context.
  1. Language Proficiency (10 points): English and French language fluency at Level IV is required.
  2. Knowledge (25 points): Specialist knowledge of reproductive health or family health programs, practices and related policies.
  • Understanding of Mali’s economic, political, social and cultural context related to RH and/or FP programs.
  • Familiarity with USG policies, procedures and regulations.
  1. Skills and Abilities (25 points): Proven ability to plan, organize, manage and evaluate RH or FP program activities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and part of a team.
  • Verbal communication skills, including tact and diplomacy, to achieve consensus on policy, project and administrative matters.
  • Written communication skills, including the ability to obtain, evaluate and interpret qualitative and quantitative data, to prepare reports, project documentation and briefing papers.
  • Proficiency in using various computer software applications, including Microsoft Office programs and other database or web-based applications.

Full Statement of duties and the qualification requirements are available on https://www.usaid.gov/mali/work-with-us/careers

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:

  1. A cover letter of not more than two (2) pages describing how the incumbent’s skills and experience fit the requirements of subject position.
  2. A resume or curriculum vitae (CV) relevant to the subject position.
  3. Copy of Diplômas, degrees, certificates, recommendation letters, etc.
  4. Three (3) to five (5) professional references with complete contact information including email addresses 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.
  5. Full mailing address with telephone, facsimile numbers and email address and should retain for their records copies of all enclosures that accompany their submissions.

SUBMIT APPLICATION: Indicate the Vacancy Reference Number: HR-HEALTH-003-2017-PMS in the subject line of your email. If this is not properly indicated your submission would NOT be retrieved.

Email Human Resources Management Section: bamakohrmvacancies@usaid.gov with the above reference in the subject line, or

Local Address for Application Submission: Supervisory Executive Officer, US Agency for International Development -BP 34, Bamako-Mali

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION IS:  November 1st, 2017 AT 5:00PM

  • Postulez avant le 01/11/2017
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