Burkina Faso Country Director

The Burkina Faso Country Director is a full-time position for an upcoming award in Burkina Faso and Niger to strengthen and improve the quality of health, family planning and nutrition services provided by local clinics and referral centers. It will also strengthen government systems of support and oversight for village health workers, community engagement in health service delivery accountability, and assist in developing linkages among health services and with other development sectors. The mechanism will provide a means of involvement and collaborative ideation by a wide spectrum of participants from family planning, maternal child health, nutrition, communities, and the health sector. Palladium is hiring a Burkina Faso Country Director to lead and provide strategic direction for the RISE II Health Services Delivery (HSD) Activity in Burkina Faso. The Country Director will be responsible for the overall managerial and technical leadership of the program in Burkina Faso, including stakeholder engagement, administration, finance, and procurement.Reports to:           Chief of PartyDuration:              5 yearsLocation:              Ouagadougou, Burkina FasoResponsibilitiesOversees country-level programmatic and technical aspects of the project and is responsible for coordinating in-country technical teams by providing strategic guidance, technical oversight, backstopping, and quality assuranceParticipates in relevant national-level TWGs and leads country-focused support to the MOH updating RMNCH/nutrition and quality policies based on global, national and subnational  needs, and supports adoption and adaptation of relevant national policies to achieve program goals;Ensures the strategic and functional integration of all technical areas as well as strong collaboration with other implementers, and local counterpartsIs responsible for meeting country-focused contractual obligations, producing deliverables and targets, and achieving project results as specified by USAID/SenegalWorks in tandem with the country-focused technical team leads to ensure a tight technically coordinated approach across the projectOversees country-focused project planning, contributes technical expertise as necessary to ensure country project, with a focus on results, quality, and financial accountabilityEnsures country program has strategic vision on program sustainability and resilienceProvides strategic vision on program sustainability for the countryAdvises and incorporates best governance principles, including ownership, inclusiveness, transparency, accountability, integrity, and ethical standardsConducts active networking among various sectors to sustain program success, including private sectorCoordinates with other USG projects as well as other development partners to ensure collaboration, integrated approach, and complementarity of the interventions to add value to the service delivery improvement and health systems strengtheningCommunicates/works with relevant health sector stakeholders at the national and subnational levelsCoordinates and collaborates regularly with other senior members of the RISE II team as well as with the Niger Country Director to share lessons learned, innovations, activity planning, etc.,Supervises technical director, operations manager, other top-level staffReports directly to RISE II HSD COPRequirementsMedical degree or a Master's or Doctoral Degree in public health, social sciences, international development, or a related field. At least 10 years of professional experience in reproductive health, family planning, maternal and neonatal health, child health, nutrition, with significant experience in project management and service deliveryAt least 5 years of management and supervisory experienceContext working with bilateral donors and multi-sector stakeholders, USAID experience requiredDemonstrated experience working with collaboratively with non-health sectors (economic growth, agriculture, resilience, environment) to achieve broader development objectivesStrong interpersonal, writing, presentation, and organizational skills requiredProficient in the use of Microsoft OfficeDemonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial, and evaluative skillsKnowledge of project management methodologyAttention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframeAbility to respond and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demandsAbility to take initiative and/or respond independently to situationsFluency in English and French


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