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SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER
Fedral Ministry of Health Gavi PMU
 Vacancy No: 6
 Section/Unit: SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 30 Nov 2022

 
 Background:

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) in the Republic of Sudan is implementing a strong Health System Strengthening programme through one of its Directorate Generals, particularly the Directorate General of International Health (DGIH) under which is placed the Program Management Unit (PMU) for GAVI grants. The DGIH is responsible for coordinating with donors, government, and non-government agencies in their contribution for developing the national HSS strategy as well as related operational plans. It is also responsible of resource mobilization, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of all grants funded by Gavi.

Currently, the PMU is responsible of managing the New Funding Mechanism of the HSS programs in the frame of the new HSS3 grant. 

FMoH/DGIH through Qurtoba is looking for competent employees to work at its Program Management Unit to ensure smooth implementation of GAVI grants. 

The whole recruitment process will be managed by Qurtoba HR services , established in Sudan.

THE REMUNERATION: 

  • FMOH/ GAVI PMU have devoted an attractive package of salary and   benefits equivalent to the role of each job.
  • Training and development opportunities will be given according to the needs and availability of budget.

 

  • SPECIFIC ROLE

Working under the direct supervision of the Program and M&E Manager, he/she is responsible for operationalizing of all aspects of the Gavi investments. Specifically, he/she will lead, coordinate, supervise the planning of all Gavi grants. This is in order to ensure: (i) well Planned proposals to achieve the targets in accordance the Gavi guidelines; (ii) the effective and transparent execution of the financial resources of the projects/ envelops; and (iii) effective coordination with the implementing units (IUs), Working Groups, Government departments, UN agencies, regional partners, to ensure stakeholder engagement and proper linkages with broader national strategies and programmes.



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

The Programme Officer will provide programme coordination and technical support to the planning and management of Gavi projects at FMoH, to contribute to the immunization strengthening in particular and contribute general health system strengthening in Sudan in impact measurement and learning:

  • Provide oversight to and support IUs in GAVI projects planning and implementation;
  • Provide support in ensuring that IUs activities are implemented according to the approved work plan and budget, paying attention to agreed deadlines and expenditure pattern;
  • Participate in monitoring and supervision of program activities implemented by the IUs, ensuring that activity reports are developed, and feedback provided to them.
  • Ensuring that IUs reports are of good quality and submitted on time, with strict adherence to MoU signed with them and according to GAVIís policies and guidelines;
  • Participate in quarterly program and operational review meetings with the IUs and other partners, and follow up with appropriate actions and feedback;
  • Participate in stakeholders meetings to review grants achievements, analyse reports and IUs performance; and provide strategies for improving grants performance;
  • Support and participate in budget planning and financial reporting by IUs, including budget management, forecasting and analysis of burn rates;
  • Support and participate in reviewing actual financial performance against the budget for the various IUs budgets, and explain variances on a regular basis;
  • In collaboration with program and IUs staff, provide support and technical assistance to partners and other collaborating agencies to ensure that lessons learned and best practices for GAVI programming are documented and disseminated;
  • Facilitate learning exchanges among IUs and government ministries on GAVI program management;
  • Review IUs program reports and provide feedback on implementation progress and performance, identifying solutions to address challenges and weaknesses;
  • Ensure implementation of activities in compliance with all FMoH and GAVI administrative and operational procedures and policies;
  • Organize and lead the implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with GAVI program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices;
  • Ensure learning properly accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle. Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and guiding partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences. Analyse implementation, challenges and report any inconsistencies and/or gaps to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules;
  • Coordinate and oversee working relationships with all local project stakeholders and serve as the liaison between them and the project team to mobilize local actors and promote project activities and impact;
  • Supervise and perform ad-hoc inspections of various processes and resources at project sites to ensure timely project activities implementation and adherence to established process standards and procedures. Ensure proper tracking of resource use for project activities through periodic budget reviews and follow-up with and assistance to implementing partner;
  • Support and coordinate capacity building and technical support activities to ensure assigned project activities are implemented per project guidelines and standards;
  • Coordinate provision of any logistical and administrative support to staff and partners.

 

  • INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CONTACT
  • Works with his/her supervisor and the IUs coordinate interfacing activities and exchange information and/or discuss and analyse reports;
  • Collaborates and works with the M&E officer all project departments to inquire, or/and exchange data or/and discuss common issues of concern.
  • Contact with contracts implementing partners to explain the scope of their role and give answers to any queries.

 


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • EDUCATION
  • Advanced university degree in Public Health or other relevant discipline (e.g., MPH, MSPH, MSc).
  • Training in, infectious disease epidemiology mainly Vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs), program management, and health system strengthening.
  • EXPERIENCE
  • Minimum of 5 years of health programme management/ or coordination or research experience in a similar position working with health programme data and systems, with a minimum of 3 years of experience in relevant areas 
  • Understanding of multilateral agencies and key public health donors and experience with a public-private partnership model is an asset.
  • Proven experience in proposal writing report writing and presentation;
  • Full competency in the usage of computers and office software packages is desired.
  • LANGUAGES
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Arabic is required.

 

Interested candidates are requested to attached their complete files in English include (CV, motivation letter and certificates) 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test & interviews.









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