Consortium Manager/Chief of Party

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Yemen
  • Location
    Sana'a/Aden, Yemen
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Apr 24

Position description

The ADRA International-led consortium for Community-Led Health Systems Strengthening (CLHSS) under the Yemen Systems, Health and Resiliency Project (SHARP) is designed to maximize available windows of opportunity in Yemen’s fragile, conflict and vulnerable setting for catalyzing health system strengthening triggered through community-based approaches and action. In partnership with a range of stakeholders CLHSS identifies key evidence gaps and de-velops a realistic research agenda over a three-year period to guide priority investments in evi-dence-based solutions. It anticipates an increasing integration of development and humanitarian effort to strengthen the Health System both for “normal” functioning and to build resilience for inevitable shocks. CLHSS will address the following key questions related to Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) within Yemen’s humanitarian-development nexus

ADRA Yemen seeks a qualified and experienced Consortium Manager/Chief of Party to provide program operation and technical guidance for an upcoming Systems Health and Resiliency project which aims to improve health outcomes and ensure core health services are provided for the most vulnerable and hard to reach areas through a comprehensive community approach in selected districts and governorates in both the north and south of Yemen. The Community-Led Health Systems Strengthening (CLHSS) program will operate over a 3 to 4-year period in which multiple partners will work collaboratively to achieve maximum results in increasing the coverage and quality of essential services.

Under the supervision of the USG Programs and Partnerships Senior Programs Manager/Director, the CM/CoP will work closely with technical implementation teams to ensure that the CLHSS program is progressing towards expected results. The CM/CoP will primarily be responsible for making linkages with the donor (USAID), the consortium members and the Government of Yemen among other stakeholders; negotiating project plans and managing partners to ensure smooth and successful implementation of the project. S/he will also work with M&E staff to ensure project deliverables are monitored and course corrections are identified and implemented as appropriate. Additionally, S/he will be supervising program management and operational staff, overseeing work plan, leading the design, implementation and reporting of project activities, and the management of the program as required. S/he will be specifically responsible for facilitating integrated programming in joint areas of operation with a focus on: cross-learning, downward accountability, monitoring integration aspects and producing consolidated narrative reports. The Consortium Manager provides analysis and information to the consortium’s Steering Committee for overall strategic direction. This position is contingent upon award from the donor. 

Responsibilities: 

Provide project vision, strategic planning, direction and leadership. Including day-to-day technical and programmatic oversight for design, planning and implementation of activities in support of the SHARP goals and objectives.

Represent the Consortium Lead and partners to stakeholders, donors, and other relevant institutions or individuals.

Serve as the primary liaison with project partners; key local stakeholders, INGOs, the ADRA Country Office and ADRA International, including maintaining appropriate communication and consultation.

Foster relationships with local implementing partners as a representative of ADRA Yemen and the SHARP.

Facilitate the project team member’s relationship with their designated counterparts within USAID, the Ministry of Public Health(MoPH), private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Yemen ensuring effective technical assistance and smooth implementation of the program activities. 

Provide technical leadership and ensure the quality and sustainability of the interventions. 

Responsible for presenting the program’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors, partners, and other key stakeholders.

Facilitate Annual Work Plan (AWP) in close coordination with USAID, Ministry of Health, Department of Health Services, program team and program partners.

Contribute to mentoring and managing a professional team and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results. 

Ensure appropriate coordination of all sub-awards or sub-contracts, including supporting management of these partners and ensuring reporting and compliance with donor regulations, ADRA policies and requirements, and host country legislation. As well as oversee technical and programmatic capacity building for sub-contractors and sub- grantees.

Responsible for development of accurate and timely project reports to the USG Programs Director and the donor in line with the reporting requirements.

Coordinate activities for monitoring, evaluation, and reporting including drafting and reviewing quarterly or annual reports and managing the mid-term and final evaluation processes;

Hire, supervise, coach all local staff affiliated with the project; Identify and facilitate opportunities for staff professional development;

Qualifications

·      Advanced degree (Master’s or higher) in international development or a relevant field;

·      8 to 10 years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international development projects, previous experience as a Consortium Manager/Chief of Party is highly desirable 

·      At least 7 years of international work experience in interacting with developing country governments, international organizations, other bilateral donors and civil society representatives and senior level government officials is desirable.

·      Experience in managing Consortiums, relationships and international partners at the field level.

·      Experience managing a USG cooperative agreement or contract, at least five years of senior project management experience including direct supervision of professional and support staff is required

·      Demonstrated technical experience in Health and WASH sectors

·      Demonstrated ability to manage a multinational and diverse staff; and ensure highest level of morale within team 

·      Exhibit the highest quality of project monitoring, evaluation, reporting and communications.

·      Knowledge or understanding of social, economic, cultural and political context in Yemen.

·      Excellent communicator with demonstrated experience in communicating complex processes to diverse stakeholders, including government officials at the national, provincial and district levels, service orientated NGOs, civil society organizations, donors;

·      Highly competent in building networks/networking skills, have strong problem-solving skills, and possess ability to listen and influence, negotiation, and other techniques, strong communication ability both written and orally;

·      Experience with systems strengthening, capacity building, service delivery and quality improvement or policy development is desirable;

·      Demonstrated knowledge and skills in financial planning, management, and budget design, human resources, and procurement, along with other management support areas/functions.

·      Experience in financial management, , and partner management;

·      Experience in leading and managing large grants in complex environments is a plus;

·      Experience managing sub grants and contracts under grants for complex projects;

·      Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills in English. 

·      High verbal and written proficiency in Arabic is desirable.

·      In-depth knowledge of USAID’s programs, regulations, compliance and reporting. 

·      Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical and operational capacity of staff.

·      In depth knowledge of financial software applications, databases, and spreadsheets, including Microsoft Office Package

Perform other reasonable duties as assigned.

Application instructions

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