About the role
This is an exciting and varied role for a dynamic and highly organised professional who is keen to make a difference to the lives of those suffering from NTDs. It is an opportunity to be a part of this exciting programme across East and Southern Africa and South Asia, to work with the UK donor, and a wide variety of colleagues from across a consortium of four respected international development organisations. This position is responsible for ensuring the effective operational implementation of the project under the guidance and supervision of the Regional Manager (East Africa), and close links with the Team leader. This role will also ensure effective operations support to the twelve countries of delivery. This includes logistics, risk management, correction where required, duty of care and safeguarding. This may include travel as requested and regular contact with national and international partners. The role will require agility and pragmatism, tempered with an eye for compliance and attention to detail. Above all, the role needs someone who can influence and negotiate effectively and form excellent working relationships across a wide variety of stakeholders.
A good understanding of procurement and health supply chain management.
Essential personal requirements
Accelerating Sustainable Control and Elimination of NTDs (ASCEND) is a £200 million investment from the UK government’s Department for International Development, to advance the impact and sustainability of national programmes tackling 5 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Implemented between September 2019 to March 2022, ASCEND comprises of two lots – Lot 1 focusing on South Asia, East and Southern Africa (India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Uganda, Zambia, Kenya) and Lot 2 on West and Central Africa. ASCEND Lot 1 is implemented by a consortium of technical partners lead by Crown Agents, including Abt Associates, Oriole Global Health and the Royal Tropical Institute. Central to ASCEND Lot 1’s approach is close collaboration with National Governments and other implementing partners, in order to enhance national approaches to NTD control and elimination, resulting in more integrated, cost-effective and sustainable programmes.
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