The primary purpose of the Deputy Director, Health and Nutrition, Ethiopia is to oversee a team to conceive, develop and manage a complex portfolio of grants at federal level and in regional states involving multiple foundation global health and linked global development and global growth and opportunity strategies in collaboration with Seattle-based teams to achieve results. The DD will manage the Ethiopian Integrated Health (and Nutrition) team (EIHT) and Plan (EIHP) portfolio while focusing of the foundation’s programmatic and health system development, testing and scale-up of high impact and cost-effective solutions in critical health and nutrition areas, to drive impact and influence scale across Ethiopia and potentially other similar contexts within the region and Africa. This role will brief the Investors’ group (IG) comprised of Seattle based PST directors that contribute to the EIHP fund, on a bi-annual cadence, on performance of the EIHP investments. This role reports to the Ethiopia Country Director.
Facilitate development of annual investment plans and budgets, develop, modify and implement strategy under the leadership of the Director and in partnership with Program Strategy Teams (PSTs) and Global Policy and Advocacy (GPA). Work with foundation leadership as requested to address cross-cutting issues and improve functions and performance. Develop strategies, programs investments, and an influencing agenda that will lead to improvements in key health and development indicators across RMNCH-N continuum and related development areas, in collaboration with foundation PST strategies in Ethiopia. ln partnership with other Deputy Directors and relevant program officers in charge of country impact at the foundation, design and oversee the implementation of integrated strategies to accelerate the achievements of joint (foundation and others) health and nutrition goals in Ethiopia. Position the country office to inform the Seattle-based teams managing and implementing mixed health system (public, NGO, and private sector) primary care systems strengthening strategies. Identify, negotiate, execute and conduct and/or manage complex, performance-based contracts/grants to accelerate increase in RMNCH-N outcomes. This includes development and review of MoUs, letters of interest and grant proposals and summaries of progress. Represent the foundation to the National Health, Population and Nutrition (HPN) group on Health and Nutrition (the highest independent policy and SDGs pooled fund decision making body in the health sector in Ethiopia) and other key selected government health and nutrition related committees, platforms and working groups. Support and advise colleagues within the foundation and their grantees in the design, enhancement, and execution of project, initiatives and engagements to maximize impact in Ethiopia. Manage partnerships and grantee relationships to ensure learning and impact, for example, by conducting site visits, convening meetings of key stakeholders, monitoring and evaluating components of grants. Serve as a senior member of the Ethiopia Country Office, overseeing performance management, teamwork, internal communications and contribution towards foundation-wide priorities. Manage people and be responsible for hiring the talent needed to achieve foundation goals, ensuring successful employee onboarding, communicating performance expectations, creating goal alignment, integrating project and change management, giving and seeking feedback, providing coaching, measuring progress and holding people accountable, supporting employee development, and recognizing achievement and lessons learned. Ensure high quality interactions and clear and consistent communications with government officials, foundation staff, and leadership, grantees and partners.
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