Consortium Coordinator – Central African Republic

MENTOR Initiative

Consortium Coordinator – Central African Republic

Position Title: Consortium Coordinator Emergency Health

Base: Bangui, regular travel to field locations of all Consortium partners across the country

Reporting to: MENTOR Country Director and MENTOR HQ Consortium Manager

Background:

The MENTOR Initiative (MENTOR) is a “not for profit”, charitable, non-governmental organization devoted to reducing death and suffering from malaria and other vector borne diseases in humanitarian crises. MENTOR has worked in CAR since 2008, instigating an effective and innovative community healthcare approach.

The MENTOR Initiative applies zero tolerance to the exploitation, sexual abuse and mistreatment of women, children and all others, and, mobilizes all its staff in the implementation of its global policy. The MENTOR Initiative will contact previous employers of applicants to determine if they have had a history of violating codes of conduct relating to sexual harassment, exploitation or abuse and fraud.

Overall Job Purpose:

MENTOR is Lead Agency of a FCDO funded consortium of NGOs focused on improving healthcare delivery at community, health facility and hospital level in four prefectures of CAR.

The Consortium Coordinator will act as the focal point for the Consortium of 3 NGO’s delivering essential health care. She/he acts as lead representative for the consortium as a whole and as required at humanitarian coordination meetings and meetings involving relevant Ministries, UN agencies and INGO’s coordination bodies. She/he acts as a liaison for donor, government authorities and partners in country. She/he manages and represents a Consortium Coordination team and is the overall Phase III process manager of the FCDO funded consortium.

This Consortium Team consists of the Consortium Coordinator and the Consortium Finance Coordinator supported by the MENTOR in-country team. At HQ level there is the Consortium Manager as well as the network of support provided by HQ. The Consortium Team supports and collaborates with a Steering Committee comprising of the Country Directors of Consortium partner organizations as well as technical working groups made up of focal points from each partner agency. The Consortium Coordination team is responsible for the overall implementation of the grant and its technical veracity, whilst ensuring compliance and best practice in safeguarding and donor guidelines. The Consortium Coordination team will be responsible for ensuring that the project is implemented according to the approved proposal in an impactful and effective manner.

Personal profile

Masters in Public Health, Epidemiology or equivalent

At least 5 years’ experience in health programme implementation in developing country settings

Fluency in English and French

Excellent diplomatic and communication skills

Operational programme management skills in budget, asset management and compliance specifically with regard to safeguarding.

The Mentor Initiative applies zero tolerance to the exploitation, sexual abuse and mistreatment of women, children and all others, and, mobilizes all its staff in the implementation of its global policy. The Mentor Initiative will contact previous employers of applicants to determine if they have had a history of violating codes of conduct relating to sexual harassment, exploitation or abuse and fraud.

How to apply

CV and letter of motivation to be sent to recruitment@mentor-initiative.net

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