Country Representative/Health & Nutrition Manager


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Company Name PCI
Location Liberia
Date Posted '4 January 2013'
Category Healthcare
Job Type N/A

Description

Country Representative/Health and Nutrition Manager

PCI is currently seeking a Country Representative/Health and Nutrition Manager for a P.L. 480 Title II USAID multi-year assistance program (MYAP) in Liberia entitled LAUNCH (Liberian Agriculture Upgrading, Nutrition and Child Health),

The overall goal of the project is to reduce chronic food insecurity and vulnerability of individuals, households and communities in two counties of Liberia (Bong and Nimba). Programme objectives include increasing agricultural production and productivity, reducing chronic malnutrition among children under five, and promoting increased access to education opportunities. Cross-cutting objectives include strengthening resiliency to shocks and ensuring a fully integrated program. The program is mid-way through its 5 years of implementation and is carried out in partnership with ACDI/VOCA (the prime). PCI is responsible for implementation of SO2 (health and nutrition) and SO3 (education), while ACDI/VOCA is responsible for SO1 (agriculture/livelihoods).

The Country Representative/Health and Nutrition Manager will effectively lead ongoing implementation of: health/nutrition strategies aimed at preventing malnutrition and improving health in children under five; interventions to improve maternal health and nutrition; promoting appropriate sanitation and hygiene practices; and improving the quality of and access to education. S/he is responsible for managing staff, overseeing budgets, writing reports, establishing appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems and quality assurance. S/he will also ensure the management, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of grant resources. S/he will also serve as the PCI’s senior representative in Liberia.

Duties & Key Responsibilities:

- Oversee and provide leadership to LAUNCH technical and program implementation staff and subcontract recipients to ensure optimal programmatic quality;

- Implement LAUNCH’s health/nutrition and education program strategies as a part of an integrated overall program and in line with USAID, MoHSW and MoE guidelines;

- Oversee and provide leadership to the TOPS-funded pilot study combining PCI’s GROW Groups with LAUNCH’s Care Groups.

- Assure financial controls (project budgeting, monitoring and reporting processes) and adhere to PCI and USAID budgetary and reporting guidelines;

- Coordinate with the program’s Prime, ACDI-VOCA, JSI, and other project partners, and stakeholders on quality and timely program implementation and reporting;

- Fulfill all reporting obligations in a timely, quality manner to donors and implementing partners as required; and document best practices

- Supervise personnel and recruit and hire new staff, as needed.

- Communicate regularly with IO on program progress and issues

Required Qualifications:

- Post-graduate degree (e.g. MPH, MSc)

- Minimum of 8 years of overseas experience in international development, including significant experience in maternal and child health and nutrition, preferably in Liberia or other post-conflict societies in the region

- Experience in implementing Title II or similar complex, integrated programming preferred

- Experience in education programming preferred

- Excellent understanding and familiarity with US Government donor regulations

- Demonstrated abilities in NGO reporting, budgeting, procurement, and project management

- Project performance management, including monitoring and evaluation

- Capacity to develop and mentor a team of highly qualified professionals

- Ability to collaborate with people and organizations of diverse backgrounds

- Excellent facilitation, analytical and organisational skills

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

- Strong Excel and financial management abilities

Please apply online below.

Contact person: Erin Seay