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Gavi Management Partner

Location(s): Conakry
Application Deadline: 5/31/18 at 11:59 pm EST.
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Description

 

About You

 

 

You have a keen interest on public health. You have management experience in the private sector and a deep knowledge of the issues associated with the implementation of public health programs. You have strong problem-solving and analytical skills, strategic thinking, the ability to build strong relationships, and you want to apply these skills to transform and positively impact an organization, advise decision-makers, and support the implementation of global health initiatives.

Management Partner Competencies: The ideal candidate should have the following qualities:

  • Strong problem-solving and implementation skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills, high resilience and adaptability;
  • Private sector managerial experience, combined with global health experience (ideally vaccines or immunisation programs); experience in management consulting with top firms a strong plus;
  • In-depth and capitalized knowledge of staff performance management tools and methods;
  • In-depth and capitalized knowledge of program management tools and methods, operational planning, budgeting, financial management cycles and procedures;
  • Strong knowledge in financial management;
  • Strong knowledge of the region - or specifically Guinea - and experience working in complex environments where resources are limited;
  • Commitment to reside in Guinea for 24 months;
  • Relevant advanced degree (Master, MBA, Master in Public Health (MPH));
  • Fluent in French
  • Proficiency in English is a strong plus.

Benefits: The position of the Management Partner leads directly, effectively and visibly to leadership positions in the public or private health sectors. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute actively to improvements in the health system and to strengthen the leadership and management capacities of the immnunisation management team. An attractive remuneration will be proposed.

 

What You Will Do and How You Will Grow

 

Responsibilities: Embedded in the immunisation team in the Ministry of Health the Management Partner will be a partner and coach to the immunisation management team. Specifically, the Management Partner will be responsible for: (i) sustainably strengthening the EPI's capacity in the area of program and vaccine management; (ii) strengthening the leadership of the EPI management team (National Coordinator, Deputy National Coordinator, Unit Heads, Activity Leaders) and passing on to them the approaches, techniques and tools for project and team management ; (iii) supporting the organizational optimization of the EPI by reviewing the macro-processes and procedures manual and recruiting qualified resources; (iv) developing a human resources management plan in accordance with recognized standards, and performance management; and (v) providing the Inter Agency Coordination Committee (immunisation supervisory body) with adequate monitoring and reporting tools.

The Management Partner will report to a senior Ministry of Health official, the Gavi Country Support Team, the Global Fund, and the Dalberg team.

Context

 

 

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, is an international organization is a public-private partnership committed to saving children's lives and protecting people's health by increasing equitable use of vaccines in lower-income countries. The Alliance brings together developing country governments and donor such as the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, the vaccine industry, technical agencies, civil society, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other private sector partners. Since 2000, Gavi has contributed to the immunisation of nearly 640 million children and the prevention of more than 9 million future deaths

Strong leadership and management of national governments is necessary to reach all children with life-saving vaccines. To sustainably strengthen that capacity Gavi is rolling out the Management Partner (MP) program together with Dalberg Advisors. The short-term goal of this engagement is to increase immunization coverage and equity goals, while strengthening the executive capacity of managers and other stakeholders in Ministries of Health.

The Management Partner will be placed in the Executive Team of the immunisation team in Guinea. According to its official remit, the EPI is responsible for: (i) managing the Expanded Program on Immunization, at the central  and national levels, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and international partners respectively, (ii) providing technical support to Regional Health Delegations as well as supervising and evaluating  the implementation of local response plans (iii) assisting partners involved in the sectoral response, (iv) developing the strategy for the EPI communication, (v) coordinating  the epidemiological surveillance activities, and (vi) mobilizing and managing state funds available to the EPI.

Gavi is partnering with Dalberg Advisors (Dalberg), a strategy consulting firm specialized in economic development, with a strong focus on public health, to implement the Management Partner program. The Management Partner will be part of the Dalberg community and work closely with the Dalberg leadership to drive the program. Dalberg will provide the Management Partner with continuous strategic guidance, as well as management expertise and tools throughout her or his tenure.

Join Our Team!

 

 

Our current opportunities are in Conakry, Guinea

Please apply online at https://www.dalberg.com/join-our-team/current-openings, by May 31 2018. Your application should include a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please note your earliest possible start date. During the same recruitment period, please only apply to one position at Dalberg.  This position should be the role best suited to your current professional experience and to your first preference location. 

Candidates selected for interviews will be invited for a number of interviews to test analytical and conceptual thinking skills through consulting case questions, and to discuss interests and experience. A candidate’s specific title and level of entry will be assessed during the interview process.

Dalberg is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.





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