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Technical Assistant
Federal ministry of health
Section/Unit: Program implementation
Supervisor: Deputy Manager
No. of Post: 2
Duty Station: Khartoum –FMOH – PMU-GAVI.
Duration: 6 Month (renewable)
Closing Date: 10 Nov 2018

 
Background:

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) of the Government of Sudan is implementing a Health Systems Strengthening Project (HSS) that is co-financed by the Global Alliance for Vaccine & Immunization (GAVI) and the Government. The GAVI (HSS) targets the federal, states and localities with the objectives of: (i) improving sustainability and equitable access and utilization of health services and quality immunization as part of an integrated primary health care focusing on underserved and disadvantaged population; (ii) Strengthening an integrated comprehensive and sustainable health information system; and (iii) supporting measures to strengthen health systems through policy and financing reform, infrastructure and equipment investment, and development of human resources for health.



 
Duties and responsibilities:

Ensures the implementation of the GAVI HSS strategy and guidelines, timely preparation and submission of required program reports and applications to GAVI, and ensures standard PMU through provision of technical assistance in as well as the development and dissemination of tools in addition to ensuring facilitation of knowledge building, knowledge sharing and Performance management in the area of planning and HSS.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Technical support for scaling up of HSS interventions in Sudan
  • Offer technical assistance to implementing units and stakeholders involved in HSS intervention implementation, in order to effectively utilize GAVI resources.
  • Provide support to implementing units and counterparts on the implementation of activities related to HSS interventions within the overall framework of FMOH and GAVI.
  • Support the process of acquiring Technical Assistance (national and international) for the implementation of HSS interventions including preparation of ToRs, identify, select and evaluate individuals and / or companies.
  • Review the previous Joint annual reviews for GAVI HSS and EPI grants, FMOH annual and joint annual reviews reports, Strategic plans and annual plans and any other governmental documents (e.g. policies) to identify gaps and priorities at different levels taking in consideration the national context
  1. HSS interventions management, including monitoring and ensuring achievement
  • Support the assessment and establishment of Memorandum of Understandings MOUs and agreements with implementing partners / unit, and ensures effective implementation and accountability of the HSS interventions.
  • Support in the development of work plans, budgets, operational plans, performance frameworks, M&E and plans for HSS interventions, in close cooperation with the various PMU sections and the respective implementing units.
  • Support the HSS team in the coordination between the different implementing units and FMOH departments for effective implementation of harmonized interventions and approaches for any HSS cross cutting issues.
  • Support the timely preparation of the HSS interventions quarterly programmatic and financial progress reports as well as annual work plans and activity schedules with other sections within the PMU and implementing units.
  • Support the M&E section towards effective monitoring, timely reporting and analysis of results of projects to incorporate lessons learnt into recommendations for improvement to be implemented by partners.
  • Support in monitoring implementation of work plans by implementing units, health partners and stakeholders, and ensure effective coordination amongst them; including conducting monthly meeting with respective implementing units and to follow up on programme implementation.
  • Support, in close collaboration with Finance section the financial management of the grant budgets, including budget revisions, monitoring the grant absorption rate, monthly and quarterly tracking and review of expenditures etc.
  • In accordance with approved grant work plans and budgets, timely prepare and monitor procurement plans and technical specifications in close consultation with the relevant implementing units and facilitate procurement of commodities with the procurement section of the GAVI PMU.
  • Liaise with procurement and legal sections to prepare and follow up contracts of partners and contractors; provide substantive inputs and lead the implementing units contracts management;
  • Conduct assessments and reviews at different levels to identify challenges and bottlenecks as needed
  1. Create partnerships and ensure harmonization
  • Support in the coordination and operational harmonization of HSS interventions in Sudan; and work closely with all partners supporting the HSS intervention efforts in Sudan.
  • Work closely with the relevant units and prepare regular reports and updates for a better and systematic monitoring and evaluation of HSS interventions.
  • Support in the coordination between the different sections as well as M&E, including implementing harmonized approaches with respect to the financial tracking of grants and annual financial reporting, and any other cross-cutting issues.
  1. Performance management, knowledge sharing and capacity building
  • Support in capacity building and knowledge sharing on HSS interventions specific issues for PMU and implementing unit staff, through (on-the-job) trainings and synthesis of lessons learned/best practices.
  • Support in compiling best practices in implementing GAVI programme activities at the country level and ensure that these are disseminated internally and externally.
  • Support in the development of knowledge products based on lessons learned, experiences and data generated through programme implementation.
  • Support and facilitate capacity building of the relevant implementing unit and other relevant partners to mobilize/utilize GAVI resources.

Undertake any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.


 
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Master degree in Public Health, statistics, MBA or other health related field

 

Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience working in public health programs;
  • Sound knowledge about of HSS interventions, and an understanding of international mechanisms in place to deal with HSS and public health issues in Sudan and/or other developing country context;
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as proven management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong IT skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in order to meet strict deadlines;
  • Ability to travel within Sudan;
  • Experience in working with government counterparts;
  • Sound knowledge of the GAVI programme and financial procedures is a clear advantage.

Languages Proficiency Level Required

Advanced Writing, reading and speaking in English is required.


Job & Other Relations :

Internal  Job Relations :

  1. Monitoring & Evaluation Section.
  2. Procurement Section.
  3. Finance Section
  4. Administration Section

External Job Relations:

  1. Grant Implementing Units.
  2. FMOH relevant directorates and departments.
  3. Internal and External Audit
  4. Other relevant partners’ government and non-governmental.
  5. Relevant government Agencies and authorities
  6. GAVI Country Management Team

 

Please submit your CV and your certificates to: gavi.hss.sudan@outlook.com

 




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