PROJECT MANAGER – USAID HIV Project
Reports to: Grants Acquisition and Management Manager
Purpose of the Position:
The Project Manager (PM) will play the technical lead role in a USAID HIV project focused on Demand Creation for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC). The PM will lead coordination of demand creation actvities to raise awareness of PrEP and VMMC interventions among young women and men to increase use of these services. This position will provide capacity building and mentorship of mobilizers and project staff, as well as oversee design and content generation of IEC materials for VMMC and PrEP services. The PM will oversee project staff in Berea, Leribe, Mafeteng, Maseru and Mohale’s Hoek.
Providing leadership across project
Provide leadership and management support, coordination, and technical expertise of demand generation activities for VMMC and PrEP services.
Provide technical oversight and capacity building of mobilizers and other stakeholders in supported sites to assure delivery of quality, relevant and quantifiable services while integrating these services in clinical and community settings.
Maintain working relationships with stakeholders
Play key role in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with the district health leadership, faith leader representatives, and health facilities administrators.
Liaise with district and cluster health officials, community leaders & other stakeholders in coordinating the implementation of HIV services in supported site;
Working with CSO, FBO and clinical partners and other community stakeholders will create an enabling of designated services.
Lead / support capacity building of mobilizers and other stakeholders:
Lead and participate in training, coaching and mentorship of mobilizers, and HCWs at supported sites.
Provide direct oversight and support for the training of community leaders and engagement for project activities.
Support Referral Processes:
Ensure availability and proper usage of programmatic tools and standards of care in all supported sites and communities for PrEP and VMMC services.
Support monitoring and evaluation to ensure targets are met
Assist in monitoring and evaluation and ensuring quality assurance of VMMC and PrEP.
Manage reports and ensure donor deliverables are met
Ensure timely preparation of work plans, budget requests and technical project performance reports and participate in the weekly and monthly project performance review meetings.
Submit timely project reports to the WVL Grants and Acquisition Manager.
Supervision and coaching of staff
Directly supervise Project Officers at the district level and provide mentorship and support.
Lead coordination of staff across the entire project.
Conduct routine performance review at program level with the aim of identifying performance gaps and best practices for the supported communities and health facilities.
IEC Materials Design
Provide technical guidance and support to graphic designer for content creation of IEC messages (both print and social media).
Provide direction and content guidance on video shoots.
Apply basic programme management approaches (develop work plans, monitor, execute and report on work plans)
Facilitate learning from monitoring and evaluation processes
Facilitate proper management of knowledge through WV and donor systems.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of PEPFAR Program and MOH reporting requirements including familiarity with the data collection and reporting tools used by MOH, direct experience implementing PEPFAR or USAID programming is highly preferred;
Knowledge of VMMC and/or PrEP services, with direct technical experience with VMMC and/or PrEP activities preferred;
Experience in establishing and sustaining working relationships with the MOH at regional and district and facility level;
Experience in HIV prevention, testing, care and treatment services PLHIV with demonstrable results and expertise in initiating HIV care and treatment services in a public, faith-based or private health facility;
At least three years of management experience;
Demonstrated experience in organizing and facilitating training, mentorship and capacity building of HCWs in prevention, care and treatment areas;
Fluency in Sesotho and English are required
Proficiency in computer basic skills- MS Office; Internet; Basic data analysis skills;
Self- managed, self-driven, results oriented individual with excellent communication, interpersonal, report writing and analytical skills;
Dedicated team player with ability and experience to work in a multidisciplinary team.
Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position
Bachelors level degree required for this position with at least 5-8 years of experience in donor funded health programming, preferably in HIV prevention, testing, care and treatment services, VMMC or PrEP.
Additional work experience required as a minimum qualification for this position
A Master’s Degree in public health or related field is a distinct advantage;
Direct experience managing PEPFAR or USAID HIV programming.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience
Adaptability and flexibility
Honesty and personal integrity, accountability and quality achiever
Excellent communication skills
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities
Work environment: Office-based with travel to the field
Travel -extensive domestic travel and International travel on a need basis.
Note: Position contingent on funding
The position is contract based (8 months’ contract)
Competitive with market standards
Closing date 03rd February 2021