Project Director - Global Fund Malaria

Project Director - Global Fund Malaria

CRS - Catholic Relief Services

Conakry, Guinea

Job Summary:

As Senior Program Manager - Global Fund Malaria Project Director, you will provide overall leadership to the Global Fund Malaria and health system strengthening project team and be responsible for the overall management of the project including the quality of programmatic implementation (monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning) and administrative elements of the project to serve the poor and well as relationship with the GFATM, Ministry of Health and different services and other public, private and non-government stakeholders. You are responsible for ensuring that project results are achieved on time and on budget, including strategies for phase out and sustainability, and that the budget is consumed as planned. As a senior leader, you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.

Roles & Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the development, implementation and consolidation of the GF Malaria project. Provide oversight for all aspects of program quality, program management, representation, and human resources. Serve as the primary point of contact to GFATM as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders including SRs and ICN.
  • Ensure strategic objectives and results are accomplished and meet technical quality standards through annual and quarterly activity planning and budget forecasts. Lead quarterly technical review of implementation plans.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching and mentoring. Strategically tailor development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Oversee the development of staffing plans and recruitment process of senior staff
  • Coordinate with Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Accountability (MEAL) department to oversee the design and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation system, using appropriate forms, procedures, and tools for data collection and analysis, promote ICT4D as the basis for measuring, documenting and reporting outcomes.
  • Manage and mitigate risk. Ensure compliance in GF Malaria grant including oversight of partner budgets, finance and administration, and reporting to GFATM.
  • Coordinate relationships with consortium partner organizations. Contribute to coordination of roles and activities of staff from consortium member organizations in implementation in line with CRS partnership principles.
  • Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies. Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and ensure the design and delivery of high-quality training and technical assistance.
  • Ensure that the Zero Cash Policy (ZCP) is respected, progressively evaluated and develop/update ZCP alleviation plans with Ministry of Health and its programs & entities.

Basic Qualifications

  • Masters degree in International Development, International Relations or a related field.
  • 7 or more years’ relevant experience managing large scale development grants, preferably focusing on Health and Malaria.
  • Proven track record of successful Global Fund (GFATM) funded program management, including management of multi-activity projects, complicated logistics and large budgets, as well as health products & medical commodities.
  • At least 5 years of supervisory experience, including performance evaluation, coaching and mentoring. staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.

Required Languages

  • French and English Fluency required.


  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 30%.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proven leadership and ability to build and motivate diverse and talented teams
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining institutional linkages
  • Ability to work to meet deadlines in multiple tasking environments
  • Excellent organization, planning and analytical skills; detail oriented
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated strength in relationship management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing Global Fund grant, preferred.
  • Knowledge & experience of Partnership strategy and Partner Capacity Building.
  • Commitment to local leadership and empowering local actors.
  • Prior experience working in West Africa region, preferred.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in budget management and project management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Publisher, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
  • Application of program quality standards to project design and organizational learning, performance improvement and application of gender equity
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: Deputy GF Project Director, Supply Chain Manager, HMIS/Health System Strengthening Manager, Finance Coordinator, Community Health Project Manager

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Country Representative, Head of Programming, Head of Operations, Deputy Regional Directors, Regional Technical Advisors, Global Fund Support Unit, GF Malaria Project staff, Guinea Staff

External: Global Fund Portfolio Senior Manager, GF Portfolio Team, ICN (CCM), Ministry of Health (NMCP, DNPM, DNSCMT, DNGELM, BSD, DRS, DPS, Central Pharmacy of Guinea), LFA, Sub-recipients, USAID, CDC, UN agencies, other Global Fund Principal Recipients for the HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis grants. The project is implemented through agreements with Government and civil society partners.

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