Program Coordinator PROTECT at BCMCF Lesotho

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Overview:
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Lesotho. The Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Lesotho (BCMCFL), is the result of a public-private partnership between Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative and the Government of Lesotho, and is a legal, non-profit/tax exempt organization registered in Lesotho. BCMCFL provides free pediatric and family-centred HIV and tuberculosis prevention, care, treatment and support, serving thousands of children and families affected by HIV, TB, or other child health conditions. BCMCFL is responding to the request for proposal by the Ministry of Finance Project Management Unit (MOFPMU) to be Sub-Recipient to support implementation under New Funding Model 3 (NFM 3) Grant of the Government of Lesotho supported by the Global Fund.

BCMCFL is looking for highly qualified candidates to fill in the following positions on a full-time, Fixed-Term Contract basis.

Position

Program Coordinator PROTECT * 1
Based in Maseru COE

Duties and Responsibilities

Position Overview

The Program Coordinator will have responsibility for overall coordination, implementation, administration and reporting of the project activities. S/He will provide leadership for the project and support the Projects Manager in the design, implementation and management of project activities. S/He will take overall responsibility for liaison with Project staff, DHMTs and stakeholders in the Project’s area of responsibility. The Program Coordinator will report directly to Projects Manager. S/He will be expected to travel 60% to project(s) in the districts.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
• Oversee day-to-day implementation of project activities;
• Track project progress to determine any delays or deviations and ensure all project activities are completed on-time;
• Ensuring projects adhere to frameworks and all documentation in maintenance appropriately for each district;
• Coordinate with management in developing project scope, plans, deliverables, budget and milestones;
• Ensure appropriate use of project funds in accordance with approved work plans;
• Coordinate with management in developing SoPs ;

• Ensure all staff receive relevant trainings and refresher trainings as needed;
• Ensure project is appropriately staffed and availability of job aids to the teams;
• Lead the development of relevant SOPs, IEC materials and behavioral change communication messages to promote health education and quality service;
• Ensure project staff is conversant with relevant MoH guidelines and protocols;
• Create and maintain an up-to-date reporting schedule;
• Coordinate with M&E teams to identify gaps in performance and develop corrective measures;
• Communicate regularly with project leader regarding implementation of activities;
• Produce regular reports including monthly, quarterly and annual reports;
• Perform other tasks assigned by the administration.

Educational Qualifications, Work Experience and Key Competencies

• Ensure all staff receive relevant trainings and refresher trainings as needed;
• Ensure project is appropriately staffed and availability of job aids to the teams;
• Lead the development of relevant SOPs, IEC materials and behavioral change communication messages to promote health education and quality service;
• Ensure project staff is conversant with relevant MoH guidelines and protocols;
• Create and maintain an up-to-date reporting schedule;
• Coordinate with M&E teams to identify gaps in performance and develop corrective measures;
• Communicate regularly with project leader regarding implementation of activities;
• Produce regular reports including monthly, quarterly and annual reports;
• Perform other tasks assigned by the administration.

Highly qualified Citizens and Residents of Lesotho are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply: Interested candidates who meet the criteria must email applications letters including CVs, certified copies of identity documents, certified copy of current registration with Lesotho Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Council or Lesotho Nursing Council where applicable, qualifications and three work-related referees with contact details (one should be from current supervisor/employer).

All applications must be emailed to [email protected] on or before 12:00 pm on Friday, 20th August 2021. Clearly indicate the name of the post applied for on the subject Line. Applications to be submitted through the email provided only. No hard copies will be accepted. Late applications will not be considered. Failure to comply with the above directions will results in the application being disqualified.

BCMCFL reserves the right to leave an advertised position unfilled if no suitable candidate is identified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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