Senior Operations Director

Entreprise: Pathfinder International

Type de contrat de travail:
Temps plein

Secteur d'activité:
Organisations Internationales

Localisation: Petion-Ville, Haiti

Date d'embauche: 4 mai 2015

Publiée le: Mar 10, 2015


Senior Operations Director at Pathfinder International

Description du poste:

Position purpose

Working closely with Chief of Party (COP)/Country Representative (CR), the Senior Operations Director coordinates and manages the implementation of the SSQH Project in Haiti and oversees programmatic and administrative functions within the technical team. S/he works closely with Pathfinder International’s in-country and Headquarters staff to conceptualize and plan program development activities and build on country and international best practices.
S/he ensures that the annual work plans are implemented on a timely basis with expected quality, and that program objectives are met.

Key Responsibilities

 Utilize a participatory approach to developing and updating the Country strategic plan, ensuring that programmatic directions are technically sound, evidence-based and consistent with Pathfinder’s country priorities.
 Ensure local organizations are developed and strengthened to become successful, sustainable bodies to promote reproductive health and family planning RH/FP in their respective communities and countries.
 Implement administrative operations of the Program, ensuring ethical standards and compliance with corporate philosophy, local laws, and Pathfinder International’s policy and contract provisions.
 Develop efficient and high quality management policies and procedures and , they are adhered to, and in compliance with local laws, donor rules and regulations. Ensure allresources are in place.
 Contract and manage local individuals/organizations for identified tasks according to donor and Pathfinder International procedures. Negotiate consultancy agreements, provide training and/or develop capacity of local partners in mandated program areas.
 Coordinate with project F&A Director to ensure that security guidelines and procedures are established, maintained, updated regularly and adhered to by the Country team. Monitor the security situation and provide leadership for staff in emergencies.
 Protect the organization’s resources and assets and ensure that they are used efficiently in furtherance of PI mission and programs.
Human Resources Management
 With the COP, build a culture and work environment where every employee regardless of role/title or parent organization, feels s/he contributes to the larger purpose of the project.
 Select, hire and supervise staff and subcontractors; assign roles and responsibilities, manage performance, and monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of their work.
Program Management and Implementation
 With the COP, direct the successful implementation of programmatic and technical activities of the country’s programs and awards including the timely completion of high quality reports, work plans, performance objectives and other mandated deliverables.
 Undertake travel within the Country as necessary for the development of new projects and monitoring of ongoing Program activities.
 Partner successfully with PI’s Country Rep/COP and Headquarters financial, technical, and program operations backstop officers by providing accurate and timely reporting and updates on the Program progress and difficulties.
 Contribute to other country programs, provide technical assistance, and support and foster cross country collaboration and fertilization.
 Manage all subcontract relationships to ensure that subgrantees are accomplishing programmatic objectives and that both PI and the subgrantees comply with applicable rules and policies.
 Document technical components of materials and Program achevements for communications materials such as annual reports, brochures, and website updates.
 Monitor the country program progress and achievements vis a vis the goals and objectives utilizing tools and methods developed by Pathfinder and in alignment with donor requirements.
Financial Management
 Work closely with the F&A Director to prepare the budget and manage expenses within approved budget.
Monitoring and Evaluation
 Support development of a strong Monitoring and Evaluation system that meets the needs of the project contract.
Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications requises:

Basic Requirements

 Proven track record for achieving expected results on USAID funded projects in developing countries. Demonstrated experience in successfully fulfilling performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities.
 Master’s degree in public health, social sciences or related field.
 Minimum of 5 years of experience managing mid-large scale donor funded Reproductive Health projects in developing and transitioning countries including operations and financial management experience in developing countries.
 Hands-on experience working effectively with local, regional and central-level government authorities.
 Excellent diplomatic, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills.
 Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relations with senior Government personnel, international organizations, NGO partners, host country governments, and U. S. Government Agencies.
 Demonstrated ability to manage, motivate, mentor and direct staff while creating a positive team environment.
 Ability to present results and products to USAID and other key stakeholders.
 Thorough understanding of financial management functions, including monitoring internal controls, budget development, analysis of financial documents, projections, expenditures and accruals.
 Expert computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
 Fluency in English and French.
 Ability to travel 35% in-county depending upon project needs with Occasional travel to the US Headquarters.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working in Haiti

Location: Pétion-Ville
Please visit the website link below for further information and to apply:
Or applicants should send cv and cover letter to the following address:
89, angle des rues Dr. Wallon et Villate, Pétion-Ville, Haïti.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

A propos de Pathfinder International

Organization Profile: Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.

Background: Pathfinder International seeks a Senior Operations Director for the USAID/Haiti health systems strengthening and service delivery project, Services de Santé de Qualité pour Haïti (SSQH). The overall purpose of the SSQH project is to improve the health status of the Haitian population, specifically in the areas of HIV and AIDS, family planning and reproductive health, and maternal and child mortality and nutrition. This will be achieved by: (1) increasing utilization of the Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population's (MSPP) integrated package of services at the primary care and community levels; (2) improving the functionality of the USG-supported health referral networks; (3) facilitating sustainable delivery of quality health services through the institutionalization of key management practices at both the facility and community levels; and (4) strengthening departmental health authorities' capacity to manage and monitor service delivery.

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