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|[Saved] Burkina Faso: M-Health StrategistClosing date: 2017-01-02Organization: Terre des hommes Foundation Child Relief Share|
|[Saved] Burkina Faso: Chief of PartyClosing date: 2017-01-31Organization: Lutheran World Relief Share|
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Burkina Faso: M-Health Strategist
Closing date: 2017-01-02Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Terre des hommes Foundation Child Relief
Country: Burkina Faso
Closing date: 02 Jan 2017
We are looking for our interventions in Burkina Faso & West Africa for a
Location and working conditions:Geographical location is negotiable
Start date of post:as soon as possible
Duration :Limited duration contract (2 years)
Deadline:Terre des hommes does not set closing dates for this position; recruitment is ongoing until the position is filled.
Swiss employment contract 5'900 CHF < > 7'400 CHF / monthlygross salary according to experience x 13. Annual Leave: 25 days per year. Contract includes contribution to transportation, health and repatriation insurance.
IeDA (www.ieda-project.org) improves quality of care in primary health care facilities of low income countries. It is an ambitious initiative led by Terre des hommes, a non-profit child relief and child right organization, with a wide range of high profile international partners and the support of Bill & Melinda Gates foundation in West Africa.
Articulating a strategically unique set of innovative instruments, E-Diagnostic, Data management, quality improvement and e-learning, IeDA has improved in Burkina Faso the accuracy of diagnosis s and prescription by 50% in two years-time for more than 300,000 consultations.
You can find all our interventions in Burkina Faso : https://www.tdh.ch/en/ourinterventions/burkina-faso
Main responsibilities :
You will drive the international expansion of IeDA, a leading M-Health solution in Burkina Faso and in West Africa.
Your goal will be to:
- Develop and accompany the implementation of a scaling strategy for the sustainable diffusion of our innovation
- Work closely with the operational team to elaborate and formalize a viable business mode
- Review or identify our strategic partnerships
- Analyze our current markets and identify potential new ones
- Secure new funds for ensuring the expansion strategy's success.
Function details :
To support this development, we are looking for a Strategist who will guide IeDA's future growth in Africa and possibly beyond.
You will operate directly under Terre des hommes Disruptive Innovation Manager. You will team up with IeDA operation manager (based in Ouagadougou), as well as Headquarter marketing and health teams. You will be extremely mobile, supporting existing operations (Burkina Faso, Mali, possibly Mauritania), and scouting for new opportunities.
- Self-driven, strategic-minded and creative professional
- Strong entrepreneurial skills, proven experience in M- or E-Health solutions
- Good knowledge of African contexts
- Sound technological or medical background
- Fluency in English and French
Child protection policy:
- To commit to respect Tdh Risk Management Policies including: Child Protection Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy
- To commit to ensure the best implementation possible of the Tdh Risk Management Policies
- To commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Tdh Risk Management Policies
We offer an exciting and varied work, useful and meaningful, in a team that wants to make a difference for vulnerable children.
Are you interested? Do you want to face this challenge?
Please postulate on our website: www.tdh.ch/en/jobsWe will only consider complete online applications corresponding to the required profile. Your application must include a complete CV and a covering letter.
If you are not shortlisted, your file will be destroyed by us, according to the rules on data protection.
If you face difficulties in applying online, please contact our HR department: firstname.lastname@example.org
Terre des hommes provides equal working conditions for men and women. Furthermore, for candidates with equivalent qualifications and for positions with responsibilities, applications from women are strongly encouraged.
The recruitment and selection procedures of Terre des hommes reflect our commitment for child security and protection. gle
How to apply:
We will only consider complete online applications which correspond to the required profile
Burkina Faso: Chief of Party
Closing date: 2017-01-31Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Lutheran World Relief
Country: Burkina Faso
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017
Background:LWR is currently recruiting a Chief of Party (COP) for a USDA-funded Food for Progress project in Burkina Faso, expected to increase agricultural productivity and expand domestic, regional, and international trade of high-quality sesame seed. This five-year, estimated $24 million project will facilitate relationships between sesame growers, unions, and exporters. The project will focus on the four highest sesame-producing regions of Burkina Faso (Boucle de Mouhoun, Est, Hauts-Bassins and Cascades).
Description:The Chief of Party provides overall vision, leadership, technical and administrative leadership and expertise for the program. The COP is responsible for management of all aspects of the program implementation in meeting the objectives of the initiative including, but not limited to, technical, administrative, operational, and logistical management interventions. The COP will take a leadership role in coordination among the program team, consortium members, other implementing partners, public and private sector partners, and government stakeholders, and will liaise with USDA as necessary. Responsible for ensuring that the programmatic implementation meets expected standards of technical quality in compliance with USDA requirements, including monitoring, evaluation and learning. S/he will ensure completion of reports, evaluations, analyses, assessments, and deliverables in compliance with USDA quality standards.
Leadership, Vision and Strategy:
The COP has leadership, supervisory and management responsibility for all program staff, including consortium member program staff, and will work closely with LWR management and support staff (including finance, administration and program).
Plan, organize, and supervise the overall program activities.
Ensure that all activities conform to the terms and conditions of the donor agreement and meet the expected technical quality standards, and that the strategic objectives and results of the program are accomplished.
Program Management and Administration:
Manages all operations related to the project according to the work plan, project documents and implementation strategy.
Develop and manage relationships with the public and private sector.
Provides overall supervision for the implementation and integration of all program activities and provides overall direction to daily implementation plans to ensure all program goals are met.
Manage program funds and other resources for the program
Prepare status reports, budget information and other documentation as needed, and ensure timely reporting to USDA
Oversee the design, monitoring, evaluation and learning of the project in accordance with M&E requirements
Ensure that program activities are implemented and monitor the achievement of results, ensuring compliance with project indicators
Ensure that program activities and approaches adopt best practices in gender-responsiveness, protection, governance, and participant accountability.
Ensure the delivery of quality training, technical assistance, and administrative and financial support to all partner agencies and government, including the selection and coordination of sub-grantees and consultants
Provide leadership and oversight to the consortium, ensuring that all members work cooperatively and that sub-grantees targets for their portion of program activities are fully met according to their scopes of work and sub-award terms
Serve as primary contact to USDA, the public and private sector, and the host country government , taking responsibility for addressing all matters related to the program
Strengthen linkages with existing partners and develop linkages with potential partner agencies
Oversee communication strategies for the program in compliance with donor s branding and marketing requirements, as well as LWRs internal procedures
Human Resource Management
Manage the recruitment of a team of skilled, competent, qualified and innovative program staff, in collaboration with LWR regional and country program management
Ensure staff compliance with all USDA and LWR administrative, operational procedures and policies, as well as applicable donor regulations.
Lead and manage LWRs program team, including staff with administrative related duties, and consortium staff, to ensure that they are able to successfully implement efficiently all program operations and achieve program objectives.
Encourage a culture of learning, innovation and creativity, and contribute to an environment conducive to professional development among program staff.
Deep commitment to LWRs core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners
Minimum of a Masters in economics, business, international development, agricultural economics, agribusiness or a related field; Doctorate level degree is desirable
Minimum 10 years of increasingly higher levels of responsibility working in international development, preferably in commercial value chains, food security, and economic growth with an emphasis on development and marketing of agricultural products;
Chief of party level experience on USDA-funded economic growth, livelihoods, rural agriculture or food security projects is required.
Demonstrated capabilities in managing complex consortium or partnership relationships, institutional capacity building, high level strategic vision and leadership, and experience working effectively with private sector, civil society, local, regional and central-level government authorities and with USDA and other development partners is required
Demonstrated experience working with farmer cooperatives in market development, value added processing, and the formation of market linkages to private sector actors;
Knowledge or understanding of social, economic, and political context governing rural economic development and food security in Sahelian West Africa
Knowledge of US Government regulations, policies, and procedures, preferably USDA, or those of an equivalently complex international government funding organization
Demonstrated ability in successfully leading and managing donor funded programs of a similar scope and scale required, and experience leading U.S. government funded programs a plus
Familiarity with and commitment to gender integration in programming;
High level of leadership, interpersonal, technical, and analytical skills including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders
Ability to travel up to 50% of his/ her time, nationally and internationally as required.
Proficiency in MS Outlook, Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook;
Fluent verbal and written English language skills required
High verbal and written proficiency in French.
Note:This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
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