Country Director, Cameroon at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Title: Country Director
Location: Cameroon (Local position not opened to International Assignees)
Reports To: Regional Director, Program Implementation and Country Management (PICM)
Direct Reports: Director of Operations, Associate Project Directors (2), Associate Director Public Health Evaluation, Director of Strategic Information and Evaluation, Manager Compliance and Internal Review
How will you fight for an AIDS-free generation?
Serving On The Global Leadership Team, The Country Director Will Collaborate With Global Support Units To Ensure That The Following Goals Are Achieved
The Country Director will promote the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s mission of eliminating pediatric HIV/AIDS through its global strategic plan by leading and managing the country program strategy and team as well as the effective and efficient delivery and expansion of Foundation supported country programs and services in collaboration with local government, donors and other stakeholders in Cameroon. The Country Director will lead and facilitate the development, review and implementation of Strategic and Business Plans to ensure the Cameroon Country Program remains strategically focused, viable and competitive.
No two days are alike at EGPAF, but what can you expect in this role?
Acting as the primary Country’s spokesperson for the Foundation at all stakeholder levels, as EGPAF’s representative for internal and external communications and visitors and provide reports and proposals to all stakeholders. To advance advocacy and policy efforts in the country related to the Foundation’s mission at the national and local level so as to identify and influence decision makers in the area of pediatric HIV/AIDS policy and associated funding opportunities.
- Exercise close oversight of all legal issues impacting the country program, ensuring the best interests of the Foundation are protected, and that all legal requirements are fully complied with. Provides direction and overall leadership on critical legal matters, and ensures adequate budget and resources for legal support. Keeps abreast of key legal developments, ensures a comprehensive annual review and work with the ADO/DO to ensure implementation of necessary changes. Ensures that issues are elevated to the relevant Senior Leadership Team member in DC, as appropriate.
- Represent the Foundation in Cameroon to the Government, the USG, other donors, NGOs, private companies, and relevant stakeholders.
- Serve as the Foundation’s principal liaison with USG and other donors on matters related to the program, and ensure financial and programmatic accountability. Work with key USG or other donor staff to develop and maintain an optimal financial and programmatic relationship.
- Work in collaboration with the Global Communication, Advocacy and Development Team to advance advocacy and policy efforts in the country related to the Foundation’s mission at the national and local level.
- Work with stakeholders and partners to support national guidelines, standards, policies, and procedures related to our programs, with the focus on eliminating pediatric HIV/AIDS.
- Develop and enhance sound relationships and communication between the country office and EGPAF US based offices, other EGPAF Africa country offices, local and international stakeholders related to our program efforts.
Developing a cohesive and productive team, creating goals, communicating direction, utilizing creative thinking, and demonstrating good judgment and decision making. Being a strong example to others through a productive work environment and supporting ongoing development of staff; working in close collaboration with global support units, Country Support Officers, and the Global Support Team.
- Develop and implement a long-term strategy for the Foundation's work in Cameroon.
- Provide effective and efficient management and supervision of the country team to ensure that it functions in a strong, effective, collaborative and productive fashion; ensure effective collaboration and partnering between country and global support teams.
- Ensure that strong, effective, and collaborative communications exist between the Programs and Operations teams.
- Provide effective and efficient management and supervision of all direct and indirect reports and oversee the maintenance and functioning of a strong and effective team.
- Develop mechanisms to build the leadership and management capacity of the senior leadership team and mid-level managers.
- Oversee development of staff supervision and recruitment systems, as well as staff development, training, mentoring, and performance assessment.
- Monitor, evaluate and report on all program activities and progress to the Foundation’s central office and donors.
Program and Technical Support
Understanding programmatic and technical aspects of program needs and with the country and global teams appropriately applying procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies ensuring technical goals are attained and programmatic commitments to donors and partners are met.
- Supervise technical leadership teams to ensure that the program meets appropriate quality standards targets and deliverables outlined in the cooperative agreement and satisfies other program commitments for service implementation, M&E, policy/advocacy, and research.
- Ensure execution of quality program implementation plans and achievement of program targets consistent with donor and MOH expectations, country work plan, country strategic plan and global strategic plan.
- Ensure the preparation and implementation of the agreement work plans, country program strategic and operational plans for programs/services in keeping with the overall goals and objectives of the Foundation and the MOH in Cameroon.
- Ensure timely and effective monitoring, evaluation, and reporting on all program activities and progress to the Foundation’s US offices, relevant donors and the MOH, as appropriate.
- Facilitate staff development of innovative ideas and solutions to address program and country needs related to Foundation’s mission.
Supervising the Director Operations (DO) to ensure that the program‘s corporate services follow Foundation policies and procedures and meet all program, donor commitments.
- Oversee program implementation, operations and reporting, ensuring compliance with Foundation policies, USG rules and regulations, donor agreements, MOH policies, and Cameroon.
- Oversee management of program and operational budgets in accordance with the Foundation's procedures, submitting timely reports along with all supporting data, and be directly responsive to the Controller and Chief Operating Officer on all fiscal matters.
- Ensure that the program’s human and financial resources are managed in line with the EGPAF policies, donor requirements and national policies/laws.
New Business Development
Maintaining and securing mid- to long-term funding for the country program by actively seeking diversified international and local sources of funding in view of identified country program needs and/or local requests related to the Foundation’s mission.
- Work in collaboration with the New Business Development support team and the Development unit to identify and develop relationships and initiatives to secure additional and longer-term funding from international and local sources.
- Interface with the national government and relevant agencies to ensure mutual understanding of programs and optimize resource distribution and the allocation of available funds.
- Oversee the preparation of annual country operating plans, country reviews, strategic and business plans and proposals to other funders as appropriate.
To Be Successful, You Will Have
- Bachelor’s degree or higher education (MD, MPH, MBA, MSc, MA, PHD).
- 8+ years successful experience managing complex multi-sector programs in Cameroon
- 5+ years of experience in managing US government grants and/or cooperative agreements; other international donor experiences an advantage.
- 5+ years of experience in leading and managing staff, including recruitment, staff development, training, mentoring, and performance assessment.
- Strong proficiency in written and spoken French and English
- Demonstrated financial management experience, including the preparation and management of budgets and contracts, and the management of banking activities and relationships including the adherence to procurement procedures.
- Proven experience in networking, public relations, communications, advocacy and new business development.
- Proven track record of supporting, working and providing technical assistance to governments to design, implement and monitor HIV programs; Knowledge of principles and practices governing CDC, USAID, and/or other US Federal grant programs.
- Ability to travel nationally and internationally up to 30%.
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is on a mission to create a world where no mother, child, or family is devastated by HIV and AIDS, and we are making an impact. We are a proven leader in the global fight to end HIV and AIDS, and an advocate for every child to live a full and healthy life into adulthood. For more than 30 years, EGPAF has been a leader in meeting urgent needs in pediatric HIV and AIDS in the world’s most affected regions. We carry out our values of passion, innovation, teamwork, leadership, integrity, excellence and equity every day, while maximizing our impact in the communities we serve. Join us on our fight for an AIDS-free generation!
As a global, multinational and multicultural organization, EGPAF believes that diversity in the workplace enriches our work and enhances our impact and effectiveness. We believe that employees have the right to work in a climate of mutual respect and integrity that promotes dignity and respect for all, and that enables them to reach their full potential. The Foundation is committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B), and we strongly encourage those with the following identities to apply: BIPOC, women and non-binary, LGBTQIA+, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other members of historically underrepresented communities.
EGPAF is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to country law requirements, EGPAF complies with US laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the Foundation has facilities.
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