Consortium Lead

Action Against Hunger-Horn and Eastern Africa is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger Horn and Eastern Africa is an independent NGO, currently managing operations in Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Uganda. Action Against Hunger-USA has over $60 million in programs, and approximately 1,500 permanent staff based in New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi, and country offices.

About the position.

On behalf of the Health consortium, Action Against Hunger is the lead agency to ensure implementation of the program in Somalia. As an Action Against Hunger Representative and working closely with the Consortium partner staff, the consortium lead will ensure effective coordination of all activities (Health, Nutrition and WASH). This will include being responsible of overall performance and results of the project including management and quality oversight of the programs technical, operational, financial and administrative activities.

You’ll contribute to ending world hunger by …

providing strategic leadership, program planning, management, performance, technical knowledge and oversight for all the stages of the project cycle.

Key activities in your role will include:

  • Providing health/nutrition technical support to consortium partners to ensure application of project cycle management from conception to evaluation.
  • Provide technical advice on implementation of the action to ensure relevance, impact, sustainability and quality of the intervention.
  • Ensure adherence and appropriate management of medical products and supplies in country to include quality control, quantification guidance, and procurement.
  • Provide technical support on priority health systems strengthening and/or health financing needs.
  • Hold regular meetings with consortium partners to discuss on project implementation, challenges faced and document lessons learnt.
  • Overall management of the budget under the action to ensure all activities are conducted as planned.
  • Ensure an emergency response plan is in place.
  • Establish and ensure regular communication and coordination with all relevant sector stakeholders within Somalia
  • Ensure proper reporting, communication and coordination with Consortium Management Unit, between CMU and Action Against Hunger, as well as with consortium partner’s representatives, within Somalia.
  • Lead the annual work planning process in close collaboration with partners and the project team.
  • Work with monitoring, evaluation and learning staff to develop M&E frameworks, learning agendas and effectively track data/results to incorporate learning for adaptive management.
  • Submit quality project technical and financial reports on time and in accordance with donor guidelines.

Requirements

  • You have a Masters Degree (or higher) in Public health, health systems Management, international development, health policy or an advanced degree in a related field.
  • You have a minimum of 10 years of experience managing and leading technical and administrative teams for complex health projects in developing countries, preferably in East Africa.
  • You have Demonstrated success in complex health program management including experience in the following:developing program work plans, developing program budgets, managing program implementation, and managing short term technical assistance for donor-funded programs.
  • You have senior-level expertise in any one or more of the following technical areas: systems strengthening; reproductive health; and/or maternal, newborn and child health.
  • Additional technical expertise and experience within one or more of the following systems strengthening sub-areas: health financing, health governance and leadership, human resources for health, health information system
  • You have experience leading consortia consisting of local and international non-governmental agencies as well as proven capacity to start up and close out projects, and effectively manage staff and project funds.
  • You possess excellent strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • You have excellent people skills including warmth and sensitivity, conversational, able to relate to and effectively communicate with people from different cultures and at various levels.
  • You intuitively adapt how you communicate context analysis, strategy, policies & procedures to suit different audiences – both verbally & in writing.
  • You are able to continuously motivate yourself and your teams to deliver high standards of work.
  • You are able to remain calm under pressure and can easily adapt to changing circumstances.
  • You demonstrate strong self-awareness and are not afraid to take responsibility for your actions.
  • You are ready and willing to integrate into hard working and fun team that believes in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
  • You are proficient in spoken and written English
  • Previous experience in Somalia desirable.

Our Core values.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA’s five core values

Respect- we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.

Integrity-: we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work. conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.

Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.

Excellence– we strive to provide services that meet and even exceed the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).

Empowerment– we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

Gender Equality Commitments

  • Ability to foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion. race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Value and respect for all cultures.

Benefits

What we offer.
Action Against Hunger values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to: –

  • Competitive salary
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid annual leave (vacation)

For an all-inclusive list of benefits check the Action Against Hunger Website.

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