Myanmar: Consultant -Support SCI-PR for NFM 2018-2020 Negotiations

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 13 Feb 2017

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JOB TITLE: Consultant to Support SCI-PR for NFM 2018-2020 Negotiations in 3 diseases

1 Background

Save the Children has been the co-Principal Recipient (PR) of three grants under the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in Myanmar since January 2011. Under the first phase of the Round 9 grants (2011-2012), Save the Children and its implementing partners, known as sub-recipients (SRs), delivered HIV, malaria and TB services at the health facility and community levels.

After successful implementation in Phase I, Save the Children, under the leadership of the Myanmar Health Sector Coordinating Committee (M-HSCC) and the National Programs, signed three additional Global Fund Grants under the New Funding Model (NFM) for 2013-2016 for an approximated value of USD132 million. Under these grants, Save the Children has directly disburse Global Fund financing to 17 SRs in total (7 for TB, 7 for malaria and 16 for HIV) covering all 14 states and regions of Myanmar. We now implement in more than 250 townships (out of 330).

Save the Children has been also selected by the M-HSCC as a co-PRs (UNOPS is the other PR) for the incoming Myanmar Global Fund grants to be implemented during the period of 2017-2020. Grant Negotiations with donor are expected during the month of June/July 2017 in Yangon.

As a result, Save the Children PR team is seeks a consultant to support in country the preparatory work for the Global Fund negotiation process for the 3 diseases for the period 2018-2020. Including the integration of the NFM Malaria grant into the overall malaria grant to be managed by UNOPS-PR.

This is a high profile with extensive interaction/coordination with different units within Save the Children-PR, SRs and external strategic partners.

II Objectives of Consultancy

Work closely with the different SC PR units, including Program, M&E, Finance and PSM teams, and SRs to develop and consolidate all required documents needed for the NFM 2018-2020 Grant Negotiation with Global Fund for Malaria, TB and HIV.

Person Specifications:

  • Master’s in Public Health
  • 10 or more years professional experience with Global Fund Grants Mangement
  • Previous experience of working with Save the Children or UN agency in Myanmar.
  • Understands the context of the Myanmar Health Sector and has had previous experience working in Myanmar with key health stakeholders
  • Fully familiar with updated Global Fund requirements and policies and practical experience working with PR, SRs and CCMs under a Global Fund country context
  • Familiar with the functioning of Myanmar Technical Strategic groups and the way organizations such UNAIDS, UNOPS and WHO operate in Myanmar.
  • Understanding of the functioning of the Myanmar Health Sector Coordination Committee (M-HSCC)

    Desirable

  • Familiar with the functioning of Myanmar Technical Strategic groups and the way organizations such UNAIDS, UNOPS and WHO operate in Myanmar.

  • Understanding of the functioning of the Myanmar Health Sector Coordination Committee (M-HSCC)

Skills and Experience:

  • Greater than 10 years’ experience with similar Global Fund assignments.

Education:

  • At least a Master’s in in Public Health in the context of developing countries.

Communication and Technical Skills

  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent personal organisational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure

Management:

  • Excellent people management skills/experience and proven ability to create an environment which encourages team-working and motivates a team across various disciplines.

General:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation developing effective working relationships to deliver outstanding results.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • Willingness and capability to comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies, including the Child Safeguarding Policy

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: ‘dkoh.28099.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com

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