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Responsible for the overall technical direction of the project and management of project activities, providing leadership to the project team to ensure high quality programming and alignment with USAID’s NPI principles to achieve project results.
Serve as the project’s primary liaison with USAID, partners, governments, and other key project stakeholders.
Oversee project planning (i.e., development of work plans and operating budget) and reporting (i.e., review and approve periodic budgets and reports).
Manage project budget to meet expected results, ensuring cost-effective use of donor and Pact resources.
Ensure provision of high-quality technical assistance to local implementing partners; conduct regular monitoring and mentoring visits to local partners.
Ensure that all project reporting requirements are met to the highest standards.
Oversee project staff in helping partners establish reporting and tracking systems to provide key information in an efficient and timely manner.
Ensure close coordination with other relevant global, regional and in-country initiatives.
Represent the project at conferences, working groups, and meetings to support USAID’s programmatic leadership and the role of Pact and its local partners in the COVID-19 response.
Broker and manage relationships and collaborative ventures with private sector partners.
Provide regular written/oral program progress updates as requested.
Other tasks as assigned.
Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in a relevant field, such as public health, or international development.
Minimum of 8 years of senior-level experience in managing a complex activity in multiple countries, including prior Chief of Party, Team Leader, or Technical Director experience with proven project management, leadership, change/transformation management, and technical skills.
At least 10 years of experience working on infectious diseases, health and/or civil society assistance programs in developing or transitional countries.
Significant experience with USAID programming at country and global levels.
Demonstrated track record of successfully building and effectively managing diverse teams of employees.
Demonstrated effective interpersonal and creative problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated ethical management practices.
Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with governments and civil society partners.
Professional-level English language skills (written and oral).
Ability to travel within South Africa.
South African nationals or permanent residents preferred.
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