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Country Representative/Health and Nutrition Manager

Project Concern International
Location: Liberia
Last Date: May 7, 2010
Email: careers@projectconcern.org (Reference: DevNetJobs.org)

 

 

 

Country Representative/Health and Nutrition Manager
Liberia (pending final approval of funding)

Position Description:
PCI is currently seeking a Country Representative/Health and Nutrition Manager for a P.L. 480 Title II USAID multi-year assistance program (MYAP) in Liberia. The overall goal of the project is to reduce chronic food insecurity and vulnerability of individuals, households and communities in four counties of Liberia. Program objectives include increasing agricultural production and productivity reducing chronic malnutrition among children under five, and promoting increased access to education opportunities. Cross-cutting objectives include strengthening resiliency to chocks and ensuring a fully integrated program.

The Country Representative/Health and Nutrition Manager will effectively lead the implementation of the overall health/nutrition strategies aimed at preventing malnutrition in children under five, improving maternal and child health and nutrition, and promoting appropriate sanitation and hygiene, among other health interventions. The Country Rep is responsible for managing staff, overseeing budgets, writing reports, and establishing appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems. S/he will also ensure the effective start up, management, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of grant resources. The Manager will also serve as the PCI’s senior representative in Liberia.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Oversee technical and program implementation staff and subcontract recipients to ensure optimal programmatic quality and provide overall vision and leadership;
• Develop and implement the health and nutrition program strategies as a part of an integrated overall program and in line with USAID and MoHSW guidelines;
• Assure financial controls (project budgeting, monitoring and reporting processes) and adhere to PCI and USAID budgetary guidelines;
• Coordinate ACDI-VOCA, other project partners, and stakeholders;
• Fulfill all reporting obligations in a timely, quality manner to donors and implementing partners as required;
• Define the project management structure and communication mechanisms with partners; and
• Supervise personnel and recruit and hire new staff, as needed.


Qualifications:
• Post-graduate degree (e.g. MPH, MSc)
• Minimum of 8 years of overseas experience in international development, including significant experience in maternal and child health and nutrition, preferably in Liberia or other post-conflict societies in the region
• Excellent understanding and familiarity with US Government donor regulations
• Demonstrated abilities in NGO reporting, budgeting, procurement, and project management
• Project performance management, including monitoring and evaluation
• Capacity to develop and mentor a team of highly qualified professionals
• Ability to collaborate with people and organizations of diverse backgrounds
• Excellent facilitation, analytical and organizational skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
• Strong Excel and financial management abilities

Interested Parties: Email resume to careers@projectconcern.org; include the word “Liberia” in the subject header. PCI is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

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