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Title Country Implementation Mgr (UNITAID)
Role Serve as the key institutional resource and focal point for the UNITAID project
Category Other
Location Yaounde
Company cameroonjobs, Vacancies [ - - ] ( Posted on 01/25/2018, 11:01:26 PM)
Experience 2 to 5 Years
Educational Qualification Bachelor's Degree
Skills Experience
Salary - -
Career Level Senior Management
Job Type Permanent
Job Status Full Time
Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Country Implementation Manager is responsible for providing the day-to-day oversight and coordination to effectively implement the UNITAID project in Cameroon. He/she will be a key member of the country and institutional project team, and will work in close coordination with EGPAF staff in Cameroon and at the global level.
This position will work closely with representatives of the Ministry of Health in Cameroon, national and international implementing partners, and representatives from other donors and normative agencies to support the optimization of early infant diagnosis in Cameroon through the strategic placement and utilization of POC EID platforms. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience supporting the implementation of complex HIV programs, working collaboratively with donors and other partners, and demonstrated experience in pediatric HIV. Strong HIV technical and program management skills will be required. He/she will supervise a Country Implementation Officer and will work very closely with the regional and global units to provide leadership, facilitation, coordination and support in managing and implementing the UNITAID project.
The successful candidate should have strong communication skills, the ability to work well with a country and global team, and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities will be key qualifications for this role. This individual will also be responsible for assuring high quality technical and operations support to national partners. This position requires the ability to move different agendas with different timelines and the ability to keep things moving forward and provide ongoing and responsive guidance to country teams.
Essential duties:
Serve as the key institutional resource and focal point for the UNITAID project in Cameroon
Provide technical support to the Ministry of Health to assess and map the existing EID network in country;
Identify appropriate facilities for the introduction of POC EID, as part of the effort to optimize the pediatric cascade;
Support the development of training materials and curricula for the MOH and national partners;
Support the roll out of national trainings in POC EID;
Work with the EGPAF/Cameroon country team to monitor project spending.
Contribute to technical reports to donor;
Disseminate information and lessons learned through the project to other national partners
Lead the in-country process of developing and updating country operational plans semi-annually;
Develop and share deployment models and strategies on how to maximize the impact of new POC diagnostics
Provide oversight and support to the UNITAID project staff in Cameroon to ensure on-time and effective program implementation
Assist the Ministry of Health in the development of POC testing policies and National implementation plans, and the creation of operational systems to support the wide-scale implementation of new POC diagnostic products, such as training, quality assurance, and data management
Provide regular updates to the Country Director, Technical Director and Global UNITAID team;
Develop and ensure timely submission of technical reports to the donor;
Support human resource planning, annual work plan and budget planning and monitoring, use of data for decision making and ensuring achievement of program results;
Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence by providing, facilitating or coordinating high quality technical, programmatic, and management support to national partners
Support development of appropriate country specific systems to ensure consistent, high-quality project management;
Work with EGPAF country team, government, and partners to identify funding for increased investment in new POC diagnostic products, mainstream supply of reagents and equipment for POCs

How to apply
Qualified candidates should submit a CV and cover letter through this portal.
Applications will be considered until January 31, 2018.
Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

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