Botswana: HIV/AIDS Test and treat scale-up project manager

Organization: Chemonics
Country: Botswana
Closing date: 09 Dec 2016

Chemonics seeks a HIV/AIDS test and treat scale-up project manager for USAID's Global Health Supply Chain — Procurement and Supply Management Project (GHSC-PSM). GHSC-PSM is the primary vehicle through which USAID procures and provides health commodities, offers technical assistance to improve partner countries' supply chain management, and collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee initial scale-up project implementation, including the procurement, warehousing, and distribution of antiretroviral drugs to health facilities in Botswana
  • Ensure global best practices are implemented by utilizing select private-sector approaches to provide a secure, transparent, and reliable supply chain with end-to-end visibility from the port of entry to the patient
  • Work closely with Botswana's Ministry of Health and central medical stores to jointly learn and leverage implementation lessons from the scale-up pilot to ensure a smooth transition to the governm​ent at the end of the project

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in public health, supply chain management, or related field
  • At least 10 years' work experience in pharmaceutical supply chain management, including at least five years' experience managing high-value projects, including budget oversight
  • Experience working on USAID or donor-funded projects preferred
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with multiple stakeholders (including USAID, consultants, health ministries, and international organizations) in capacity-building efforts
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Willingness to travel throughout Botswana as requested
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English required

How to apply:

Send electronic submissions including your CV and cover letter (if applicable) with "HIV/AIDS Test and Treat Scale-Up Project Manager" in the subject line to botswanapsmrecruit@gmail.com by December 9, 2016. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Botswana: Outsourcing project advisor

Organization: Chemonics
Country: Botswana
Closing date: 04 Nov 2016

​Chemonics seeks an outsourcing project advisor for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management Program in Botswana. The program works to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities in support of U.S. government-funded public health initiatives around the world. It provides direct procurement and supply chain management support to the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the President's Malaria Initiative, and Population and Reproductive Health Initiative. The program will develop and manage a wide array of services for health commodity procurement and related systems strengthening within a comprehensive supply chain. This position is based in Gaborone and has an anticipated tenure of one year. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with the Ministry of Health, Central Medical Stores, and the Public Enterprises Evaluation and Privatization Agency to establish a new contract for outsourced warehousing and distribution operations, complying with the scope as agreed upon by all stakeholders and documented in the Project Charter
  • Build and maintain strong working relations with the Ministry of Health management and other key partners by providing strategic advice and assistance during tender preparation and pre-contract award
  • Provide technical assistance to the Transition Team during the post-contract period, including guidance to resolve startup supply chain issues; advice to establish procedures for contract management such as technical, administrative, and financial components; and reporting on project risks

Qualifications:

  • Masters' degree in public administration, business, supply chain management, health administration, law, or a related field
  • Minimum 10 years of work experience in procurement and contract management with country systems legal frameworks in a diverse range of international countries
  • Minimum five years of work experience managing high value projects including budget oversight
  • Management and supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Experience working on a USAID or other donor project preferred
  • Ability to contribute to capacity building efforts and work with colleagues in diverse cultures
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English required

How to apply:

Send CV and cover letter to botswanapsmrecruit@gmail.com by November 4, 2016. Please include “Outsourcing project director” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only "Outsourcing project director” in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.​

Botswana: Project Director – Gaborone, Botswana

Organization: Jhpiego
Country: Botswana
Closing date: 03 Oct 2016

Overview:

Project Director needed to provide vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity for anticipated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) project focusing on increasing access to and utilization of high quality, integrated, confidential, voluntary client- (VCT) and provider-initiated (PITC) HIV testing and counseling (HTC). The Project Director will have the overall responsibility for leadership and management of and reporting on the recipient’s activities, making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and program quality and integrity and serving as the recipient’s first point of interface with CDC on routine and strategic matters. This includes ensuring effective organizational management and communication interacting with other projects, host country governments at all levels, and international partners and agencies. The project will operate over a five-year period. This position is contingent upon award from CDC. Botswana nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of HIV testing and counseling project and to achieve rapid and sustained project goals, objectives and targets

  • Ensure compliance with the project award results and the oversight of project activities to achieve the stated objectives

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships and alliances with the Botswana Ministry of Health, CDC, as well as other USG implementing partners, private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Botswana to maximize resources and avoid duplication of effort

  • Represent Jhpiego’s interests and present progress, achievements and lessons learned to key Botswana stakeholders including CDC and implementing partners in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations

  • Provide technical leadership in the design, analysis, and synthesis of interventions

  • Ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions particularly in the HIV testing and counseling and capacity building

  • Participate in relevant technical advisory groups with counterparts and partner institutions

  • Lead the annual work planning process in close collaboration with CDC, Botswana Ministry of Health, project team and project partners

  • Oversee preparation of periodic project reports to donor

  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results

  • Manage subgrantee partners if applicable

  • Write and/or review technical components of materials and publications related to integrated health and its development

  • Ensure resources for project implementation are available

  • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets

  • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to develop M&E frameworks and effectively track data/results

  • Work closely with Jhpiego headquarter office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation

  • Ensure compliance with CDC operational policies and regulations

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in public health, health administration, international health or a related field; MD preferred.

  • Previous experience serving as Project Director, Deputy, or similar senior program management role

  • 6+ years' experience managing large, multi-year international health sector development projects (over $ 1M per year) that have implemented successful activities in HIV prevention, care and treatment in Southern Africa

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing project management systems and overseeing project start-up

  • Understanding of the Botswana social and political context, and developments in the health sector

  • Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving program needs

  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with Ministry of Health and other host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, the private sector and other donors.

  • In-depth knowledge of CDC projects, regulations, compliance and reporting

  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building and representational skills.

  • Management, training and clinical background in HIV prevention, care and treatment, TB, and health systems strengthening

  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities

  • Previous experience working in Botswana, with intimate understanding of local health system and health systems strengthening, HIV care and treatment gaps and opportunities, and solid relationships at government agencies

  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

  • Fluent in written and spoken English

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally

How to apply:

For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at www.jhpiego.org

Apply at:

https://jobs-jhpiego.icims.com/jobs/2585/project-director/job

Job ID#: 2016-2585