Ipas South Africa
Supervisor: Country Director (CD)
Geographic Focus: National
The Country Technical Associate Director - provides overall leadership, management and technical direction to SRH-R programs. The CTAD is responsible for ensuring that the range of vertical programs implemented by IPAS SA SRHR activities (comprehensive abortion care, comprehensive contraceptive care, sexual and reproductive health) are directed towards fulfilling Ipas SA’s mission; and in that sense is the leader, clinical manager and the focal converging point of Ipas -SA technical activities.
The position is responsible for increasing the impact and relevance of Ipas SA’s interventions and utilization of services in program areas; and plays a key role in representing Ipas -SA with national and provincial governments, donors and other stakeholders, under the leadership and supervision of the CD. Lead planning and co-facilitation of monthly technical team meetings with the CD to guide the technical discussions.
Lead the coordination of all technical meetings and special output specific or deliverable specific technical meetings. Supervise the whole technical unit and coordinate the implementation model from the national to the districts and ensure appropriate feedback loops.
The position also provides leadership and strategic direction to Ipas SA’s technical units (Health Systems, and Community Access). Provide oversight and / or leadership to all technical dissemination and communication, at the sub-national, national, region and international levels, as appropriate, in liaison with the CD and IPAS Global and, where appropriate.
Overall, the position plays a key role in shaping the organization’s technical, clinical and programmatic strategy and in ensuring that this is implementable and impactful. And therefore, an ideal candidate would be an individual with the unique combination of abilities to plan, strategize and review with an expanded vision and at the same time be hands-on to ensure smooth and efficient on ground operations. Ensure High Quality assurance all programme output reports and technical papers.
This position reports to the Country Director.
Duties and Responsibilities
Contribute to development of Ipas SA’s programmatic strategy in response to funding opportunities and/or grant renewals. This position will lead or drive all proposal writing opportunities within the country office. As a member of the senior management team, the position will interface with other units to maintain synergies and contribute to operational decisions related to strategy, HR, organizational plans. Work with appropriate staff, consultants, national and state government officials, donors and partners, and contribute to country-level program strategies based on field realities and implementation feasibilities. Collaborate with relevant units to determine impact of interventions and way to improve the same.
Program Leadership and Supervision:
Provide strategic leadership to plan and implement programs in specific geographic areas. Responsible for translating plans/strategies into operational activities keeping in mind context and feasibility. Ensure integration of activities from various restricted projects and ensure programmatic progress in line with committed deliverables and financial availability, support budget management – ensuring that program budget spending is in line with committed budgets and determine reallocations as appropriate. Lead the technical teams (Health System & Community access, policy, advocacy and ensure upkeep of Ipas SA’s standard of quality of care and technical excellence. Drive the development technical materials and other collaterals to be used in the field.
Promote Ipas SA’s mission and work by participating in relevant advisory and/or working groups with counterparts, partners, donors, National and Provincial Departments of Health and other stakeholders.
Field Staff & Oversight on Consultant:
Oversee and strive to improve systems and procedures between the field resources, activities and staff/national activities. Promote organizational culture and ensure adequate standards are met. Troubleshoot and provide quick solutions to implementation challenges, including HR-related issues.
- Master’s degree Public Health/ Medicine or related field of study or equivalent work experience required
- Minimum 10 years of technical leadership experience with focus on sexual reproductive health, rights, contraception, abortion and family planning
- Strong leadership and managerial skills
- Experience of leading multi-locational; multi-disciplinary teams
- Experience of managing annual project budgets in excess of $3 million dollars
- Strong strategic thinking and program management skills and expertise including budgeting and negotiation skills
- Demonstrated accomplishment in working and establishing linkages with government and donors
- Excellent understanding of the functioning of public health sector in SA, especially SRH
- Ability to travel 40% of the work time.
To apply, kindly follow this link: https://ipas.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Ipas/job/South-Africa-Johannesburg/Country-Technical-Associate-Director_R151
Note: Ipas reserves the right to modify the contents of this position description at any time.
Ipas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.