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Director of Operations in Liberia , Liberia

Position Overview:
The Operations Director is crucial to ensure that we effectively and efficiently run operations in Liberia. The Operations Director will oversee operations functions in Monrovia and Harper, including Supply Chain, Infrastructure, Security, Fleet Management, IT, and Staff Administration. With guidance from the Executive Director and County Directory, they will partner with clinical and programmatic teams to achieve the organizational goals most efficiently.

The Operations Director is responsible for designing, implementing, and managing operational systems that simplify and streamline responsibilities across functions. The role requires regular coordination and communication with departments and senior leadership, as well as proficiency in budget management and operational forecasting.

Job Responsibilities:
• Design and implement new organizational operations structures and teams.
• Support and build capacity among the operational managers and staff.
• Understand the immediate-term and long-term operational strategy, in order to ensure the supply chain and operations infrastructure appropriately enables that strategy.
• Partner with the Ministry of Health, local government, and other public sector and non-profit organizations and community leaders to ensure well-integrated processes and procedures.
• Ensure effective communication with International Ops team in Boston.
• Create efficient transport and procurement operations, including developing protocols/policies for standardizing daily operating procedures for stock management, procurement, transport, and infrastructure.
• Oversee infrastructure and capital projects in Liberia
• Provide in-country coordination for large purchases, alongside the Boston-based operations and clinical team, including international procurement.
• Oversee and harmonize cross-site Liberia operations systems including procurement, supply chain, fleet management, and logistics.
• Foster development of IT organization to support growing and evolving operational dependencies on technology.
• Implement procedures to track and maintain high value assets, including medical equipment and vehicles.
• Oversee safety, security and crises management plans and implementation.
• Oversee network performance and security; manage ISPs and service contractors.
• Design and implement systems for everyday staff and clinical operations -- staff and patient travel/accommodations, communications, etc.
• Oversee risk assessment activities for violations of code of conduct.
• Oversee construction projects design/implementation processes; ensure projects adhere to budget/timeframe on deliverables.
• Take responsibility for operations budget management.
• Recruit, oversee, and build capacity of team of operations managers.
• Serve on senior leadership team, guide the organization on strategic planning and oversight.
• Serve as senior operations external liaison; negotiate all large-scale contracts; vet partnerships and manage external operations relationships.

Qualifications:
• Minimum of Five years of administration or operations experience, preferably in international projects, with demonstrated increasing responsibility.
• Strong ability to manage and empower a diverse team focuses on many priorities.
• Experience managing budgets and financials.
• Comfort with ambiguity, shifting priorities, and need to juggle competing demands in a fast-paced and challenging work environment.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Strong organizational skills and operational and business analytics thinking.
• Proven ability to exercise good judgment, demonstrate political astuteness, and tact.
• Prior experience working in Africa and in resource-poor settings, a plus.
• Sense of humour and flexible disposition very helpful.
• Interest in social justice and health care issues.
• Ability to live in Harper, Liberia full-time required.

Partners in Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in becoming a Director of Operations in Liberia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: May 27, 2019
Recruitment Manager in Rwanda , Rwanda

Description
Job Title: Recruitment Manager

Reports to: Director of People and Culture

Group/Department: University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Organizational Profile:

University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new kind of university focused on training the next generation of global leaders in health care delivery. The university launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with its flagship degree program: the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery. Through an academic experience uniquely rooted in the values of equity, students are empowered to both ease suffering at the bedside and drive transformational, systemic changes to the health system.

UGHE is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. In over nearly three decades of operating alongside public sectors in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high quality health care to some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Nowhere has this impact been more profound than in Rwanda, where Inshuti Mu Buzima—PIH’s sister organization—and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade.

Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in needed, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.

Position Overview

The Recruitment Manager will oversee all aspects of recruitment and onboarding for staff. Working closely with the HR Management Team reporting to the Director of People and Culture, the Recruitment Manager will support the HR organizational goals by coordinating high-priority recruitment needs and building systems and structures for tracking, analyzing, and reporting outcomes. The Recruitment Manager will lead the onboarding process for new hires and provide advice and support to Hiring Managers to ensure procedures are being executed in a timely and effective manner.

Responsibilities

Recruitment and onboarding
- Work with the HR Management team to strategize human capital needs and create staffing plans;
- Coordinate recruitment, hiring, and onboarding of new UGHE positions including Rwanda-based, US-based and remote.
- Support job postings via internal recruitment software, liaisoning closely with Hiring Managers and Partners in Health's central HR team in Boston;
- Develop procedures and strategies for optimizing recruitment, providing high-level reviews and reports analyzing current systems to be briefed to the HR Management Team and Senior Managers;
- Coordinate recruitment efforts with external firms as needed;
- Conduct orientation and training programs for new employees and semi-annual performance reviews of existing employees;
- As a member of a dynamic start-up Human Resources team, work on other priority projects as needed.

Consultant, Fellow, and Intern Support
- Draft and execute contracts with external consultants and collaborators including adjunct faculty, fellowship positions, and interns
- Advertise contract opportunities;
- Onboard contractors and liaise with staff members to create cohesion across teams

Qualifications
At least 4 years of human resource experience in a senior level position required
Master’s or advanced degree in Human Resources or related field preferred
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with professionals at all levels in diverse settings; must be flexible, reliable, responsive, and resourceful
Prior experience in leading high-level recruitment campaigns, including managing international recruitment efforts, as well experience with processes related to on-boarding
Previous experience working in an academic field preferred
Ability to design and implement administrative processes and systems, both independently and as part of a team
Excellent written and oral communication with outstanding Kinyarwanda and English proficiency
Great attention to detail
Strong ability to understand and manage data
Integrity and respect for confidentiality of HR records is a must
Adaptability to work in a rapidly changing environment and flexibility with schedules
Experience with hiring software and Microsoft Powerpoint a plus
Commitment to global health and social justice

Are you interested in becoming a Recruitment Manager in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Nov 08, 2018
Research Fellow in Malawi , Malawi

Position Title: Research Fellow
Reports to: Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Research
Location: Neno District, Malawi

Organizational Profile
Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

Job Description Overview
The Research Fellow will provide research, analytics, and high-level administrative support to the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) as well as the clinical leadership. Responsibilities will include managing the organization’s portfolio of research studies, coordinating research teams, reviewing data, conducting data analyses, managing ethical approval submissions, managing PIH’s internal research committee, supporting coordination with the Ministry of Health of Malawi, building research capacity, and guiding manuscripts through the publication process. The candidate must be highly self-motivated, experienced, and energetic, demonstrating exceptional attention to detail and diplomacy.

Responsibilities and Duties

Research and Writing Coordination (55%)
- Manage the progression of all research studies in PIH Malawi’s research portfolio and coordinate author teams
- Conduct robust literature reviews and synthesize results
- Prepare, write, and edit scientific manuscripts in conjunction with clinical leadership, the Ministry of Health, and other staff or partners
- Build research capacity with PIH Malawi staff including supporting background literature searches, editing and writing manuscripts, drafting conference abstracts, and developing study budgets
- Provide general writing, scientific editing, and presentation preparation support
- Manage timeline and coordination of research publications, presentations, and other submissions
- Organize and support PIH Malawi’s research committee process and meetings
- Review and analyze research proposals
- Provide assistance to coordinate and facilitate a Research Seminar Series
- Manage Boston and Malawian ethics review applications, including all submissions and continuing reviews

Research Grant Support (5%)
- Research possibilities for research grant funding to PIH Malawi in collaboration with the Director of M&E, clinical leadership, and the PIH M&E team
- Support research grant applications
- Work closely with programmatic, implementation, and administrative teams to support deliverables on research grants, prepare concept notes and reports, and provide administrative support

Data Analytics & Light Administrative Support (40%)
- Perform basic and intermediate statistical analyses using STATA or R
- Consult with PIH Malawi M&E department to develop customized reports from various databases and through statistical programming
- Draft reports on routinely collected data for audiences with varying levels of data literacy
- Organize databases, and transform, prepare/manipulate data for data processing and statistical analysis
- Develop automated and standardized data solutions for data management and report generation
- Draft, finalize, and implement relevant programming guidelines, SOPs, data dictionaries, and documentation
- Mentor program staff to improve data literacy and basic analysis skills
- Any other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications and Attributes
- At least a bachelor’s degree in statistics, public health, or economics
- Proficiency with statistical analysis (R or Stata)
- At least 2 years of experience in health-related research
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point. EndNote or other reference software a plus.
- Ability to manage and prioritize projects with attention to detail
- Ability to collaborate with professionals at all levels in diverse settings; must be flexible, reliable, responsive, and resourceful
- A strong interest in learning social medicine; that is, a willingness to look at diseases of poverty through a wide “biopsychosocial” lens that draws upon knowledge from a wealth of disciplines including clinical medicine, sociology, anthropology, and public health
- Willingness to work and live in a very rural setting

Preferred Qualifications and Experience
- Willingness to commit to two-year position highly desired
- International working experience desired, with preference to those who have lived in sub-Saharan Africa
- Chichewa language skills highly desired

Are you interested in becoming a Research Fellow in Malawi? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Feb 16, 2019
Operations Coordinator in Liberia , Liberia

Description
Position Title: Operations Coordinator – Monrovia
Reporting to: Director of Operations
Location: Montserado County, Liberia

Organizational Profile:
Partners in Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and work closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

Position Overview:
The Operations Coordinator provides oversight to the transport, residential, Staff Ops, Security and general operations for Montserado county, working hand in hand with the Supply Chain and Procurement team

Specific Responsibilities:

Operational Planning
- Work with departmental and program manager/directors to set monthly priorities and determine key tasks.
- Takes responsibility for overall operations in Monrovia and Montserado County
- Assist departmental and program Managers/Directors in day-to-day coordination and management of program operational activities.
- Monitor, control and manage operations to meet staff expectations and organizational goals.
- Takes accountability for operations processes including quality assurance, control, and compliance.
- Manage operations staff and to create feasible work plans that harmonize with one another.
- Work closely with country leadership to develop, communicate, and implement the strategic priorities of the county
- Communicate regularly with site operations managers and supply chain managers/officers to cross-share information and troubleshoot.
- Collaborate across the team to create and present timelines and GANTT charts for key initiatives to facilitate planning and decision making.
- Maintain accurate operations materials and documents for reference purposes
- Coordinate project launches, organization meetings, and seminars by ensuring that all logistics are managed properly
- Work with transport officer in making sure fuel usage for vehicles and generators is managed efficiently and all protocols are followed
- Coordinate all fleet and generator, including tracking, parking, repairs, cleanliness, and movement
- Manage operations equipment’s spare parts usage making sure all procedure and protocols are adhered to within delivery, distribution, and usage.
- Identify problems in operations process and resolve them in quickly and timely manner.

Supply Chain
- Work with the supply chain in making sure medicine from MOH NDS to the to the MOH field sites warehouse are transported.
- Coordinate activities with procurement manager to ensure delivery of supplies and equipment in a time efficient manner
- Oversee inventory of supplies and equipment and make sure that any low stock levels are immediately communicated to procurement manager

Logistics
- Work with Transport officer in supervising and supporting drivers and mechanical staff member to optimize his/her time and respond to unforeseen issues.
- Supervise all staff operation and residential team in Monrovia

Human Resources
- work with HR in systems reviews, policies, and procedures to maximize capacity and efficacy at county and national levels.
- Ensure systems are in place for clear communication between HR and operations team
- Ensure all operations staff are compliance with organization standards and procedures.
- Evaluate current operational performance including staff and provide strategic plan for improvements.
- Provide recommendations for disciplinary actions including reprimanding, suspension and termination

Are you interested in becoming an Operations Coordinator in Liberia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Oct 29, 2018