Population Services International

  • Field Operations Manager, South Sudan

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/6/2018 11:12 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-2621
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Country Program Operations
    Position Location: City
    Juba
    Region
    East Africa
    Position Location: Country
    South Sudan
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    Field Operations Manager

    East Africa

    Based in Juba, South Sudan

    Reports to the Deputy Team Leader  

     

    Who we are

    We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.

     

    There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a motivated group of entrepreneurs and professionals with a diverse range of backgrounds all the way from the medical industry to the music business, all with unique skills we bring to the job.

     

    Project Background

    The Health Pooled Fund 3 (HPF3) will start in August 2018 until 2023 and will be supported by the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Government of Canada, the European Union, the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

     

    HPF will support delivery of essential primary health care, secondary health care and referral health services at the national, state, county and facility/community levels. It will be implemented in eight state hubs of South Sudan’s formerly known as: Eastern Equatoria, Central Equatoria, Western Equatoria, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, Unity and Lakes.

     

    HPF’s overall goal is to reduce maternal and children under five years old mortality, ensuring universal coverage, and improving the overall health status as well as the quality of life of the South Sudanese population. Its

    overarching objectives are:

     

    • Improved health and nutrition services for the population, especially women and children;
    • Improved community engagement and accountability of health services;
    • Stabilisation of local health systems.

     

    To attain these objectives, the HPF team is responsible for the following work streams:

    • Management of the HPF fund, IPs and support to the HPF steering committees;
    • Ensuring continuity of and support to service delivery, with a focus on improving quality;
    • Management of fiduciary risk associated with use of donor funds;
    • Development of and support to the implementation of a nutrition component, integrated within the health services delivery and health systems strengthening work streams; and
    • Procurement of essential medicines.
    • In country distribution of essential drugs

     

    Position Start Date: approximately July 15, 2018

     

    Position Summary

    The Field Operations Manager will be responsible for the oversight of the HPF3 program implementation, operation and administration in the HPF3 8 operation states. It will be the Field Operations Manager’s job to ensure that HPF Work Stream activities are harmonized in the States with deliverables effectively monitored. The Field Operations manager will report to the Deputy Team Leader of the Health Pooled Fund, will be based in Juba, Central Equatoria State with frequent travel to the eight HPF3 States.

     

    Your contribution

    • Provide strategic support and leadership to State Coordinators and their field teams and ensure synergy of HPF activities across the six states.
    • Provide support to State Coordinators (SC) in the completion of reports and work plans, ensuring compliance with reporting requirements
    • Coordinate with the HPF implementing partners to ensure information and objectives of the HPF work streams are implemented in a timely and harmonised manner.
    • Monitor implementation activities, collecting relevant data.
    • Work closely with HPF management to provide feedback on field activities, track project results and provide feedback to relevant Work Streams.
    • Develop and maintain good working relationship with the State Government and County authorities, including State Ministries of Health, Finance and Labour
    • Perform, arrange and coordinate field visits
    • Record and share best practices and challenges in the field in order to improve project implementation.
    • Collaborate with Finance Manager and the HPF Stream Managers to determine and review monthly budgets for field offices and have oversight over field office expenses.
    • Draft weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual project reports for submission to the HPF Deputy Team Leader and DFID.
    • Review and approve all procurement requests related to field office equipment and supplies in the states.
    • Represent State Coordinators in HPF Management meetings.
    • Perform any other related duties that may be assigned by the immediate supervisor. 

     

    What are we looking for?

    • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience; with minimum five years management experience in a developing country;
    • Bachelors or Masters degree from a recognized university in Management, Health or a related field
    • Extensive experience in management and supervision of staff
    • Strong problem-solving skills
    • Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with staff, vendors, outside agencies and government officials.
    • A team player able to work with policy, management and service delivery colleagues
    • Ability and willingness to work in a resource-scarce environment
    • Sensitivity working with government structures in South Sudan
    • Ability to work in a quickly changing political environment and ability to respond to needs as they arise
    • Sound knowledge of operations within the health sector
    • Previous work experience in a similarly hard to work country.  Previous experience in South Sudan preferred.
    • Experience of managing and mentoring large teams and drive them to achieve their full potential and the project’s outcomes;
    • Proactive and flexible with the ability to multi-task
    • Excellent experience of working in multicultural and diversified environments. 
    • Familiarity with the international donor community;
    • Experience working in fragile states and/or situations of political sensitivity;
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and cultural sensitivity.
    • References will be required

     

    PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status 

     

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