Country Director Job at Clinton Health Access Initiative – Career Opportunity in Rwanda

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Vacancy title:
Country Director

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Healthcare , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

Clinton Health Access Initiative

Deadline of this Job:
13 April 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: CHAI Rwanda is currently seeking a Country Director to meet the evolving needs of the Rwanda health sector and the priorities of the Rwanda Ministry of Health. Reporting to the Regional Director for East & Southern Africa, the Country Director is responsible for realizing the vision and strategy for the country office by coordinating and managing the day-to-day efforts of the country program and the office’s administrative and technical staff. The Country Director will have overall responsibility for the performance of the country’s programs, oversee operations for the office pertaining to team safety, logistics, human resources, and finances. Specific responsibilities include strategically aligning the country’s programs with the overall CHAI program strategy, programmatic and financial planning/reporting, fundraising, and monitoring and evaluation efforts for all work areas. The Country Director will manage relationships across all stakeholders ranging from Government leadership, Ministry technical experts, in-country partners, to global counterparts within CHAI and donors. The Country Director will also ensure the office’s ongoing compliance with all CHAI policies and procedures. .

• Define the Country Team's overall strategy, develop clear operational plans for execution, and continually identify opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize the impact
• Ensure effective implementation and long-term sustainability of CHAI Rwanda’s programs (Nutrition, Health Financing, Hepatitis & Malaria ), including:
• Strong design, execution, and monitoring & evaluation.
• Ensure program results meet/exceed targets aligned with the internal CHAI program strategy and committed to donors.
• Facilitate knowledge sharing internally and externally to ensure programs are fully leveraging available resources and partnerships.
• Build and leverage strong effective relationships with key partners and stakeholders, identify and establish additional partnerships as appropriate.
• Establish robust financial, administrative, and human resource policies and systems, ensuring they are aligned with CHAI global policies.
• Oversee the financial management of the country program, including monthly cash flow and financial reporting, cash allocations, and budget forecasting and planning - Develop and manage program budgets in collaboration with program staff.
• Support human resources management, including recruitment and management of existing staff.
• Oversee internal management of the office's daily operations, including contracting with vendors, ensuring compliance with local laws, and interfacing with CHAI's legal and financial teams.
• Lead and support fundraising efforts, including new program development, budgeting, and the development and management of relationships with existing and potential donors.
• Manage processes for internal and donor reporting.
• Develop communication materials, make presentations and represent CHAI at public forums.
• Coordinate efforts with CHAI's partners and establish new partnerships.
• Maintain appropriate bi-directional communication with CHAI’s Boston office to ensure that CHAI's global capabilities are being fully leveraged.
• Facilitate communications and coordination between stakeholders
• Lead the M&E development and implementation plans of CHAI supported interventions and lead the country team in the preparation of donor reports
• Perform other tasks as directed

• Ability to navigate complex government processes with multiple influencers, and to negotiate and achieve consensus - Demonstrated ability to work with organization leadership on strategic, operational, and organizational issues, as a strong yet collaborative team member
• Ability to work independently to solve complex problems without extensive structural or operational support from CHAI’s Boston office
• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, delegate, and work independently - Ability to achieve maximum efficiency and impact with limited human and financial resources
• Strong mentor, manager, role model, and team player who demands 100% performance from self and entire team
• Strong analytical and quantitative skills, including fluency in Excel and PowerPoint
• Excellent business-oriented oral and written communication skills
• Prior experience working in Rwanda is strongly preferred
• Fluency in English, French, and/or Kinyarwanda is preferred

• Bachelor's Degree in Business, Economics, Health Sciences, Health Economics, Public Health or related disciplines, plus a minimum of 10 years work experience; or a Masters or PhD degree in the same disciplines plus a minimum of 8 years work
• Experience conceiving, planning, and executing complex programs or projects with verifiable results
• Demonstrated people management skills and verifiable experience in managing complex cross-cultural teams in a high performing result driven environment
• Exceptional strategic thinking, problem-solving, team building, and interpersonal skills
• Comfortable in a peer relationship with political leaders such as the Minister of Health, as well as civil servants

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 108

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree


Job application procedure
Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and a resume as well as the names and contacts of three professional references to the following email address: [email protected] no later than April 20th 2021 . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further steps

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