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Position Details: Consortium Team Leader (CTL) - Menyumenyeshe

Location: Bujumbura, Burundi
Openings: 1


Consortium Team Leader (CTL) - Menyumenyeshe

Program Conjoint – Menyumenyeshe is a 5-year program (2015-2020) on sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents and youth in Burundi (10 to 24 years old). The program is financed by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Burundi and implemented by a consortium of CARE, UNFPA, Cordaid and Rutgers.

The Consortium Team Leader falls functionally under the Country Director of CARE Burundi. CARE Nederland provides quality and administrative support. The Consortium Leader will coordinate program implementation through close collaboration with the team of coordinators (équipe des coordinateurs).

This is 100%; fulltime position (40 hours a week).

Work environment: The CTL is provided with an office space at the CARE Burundi office.

Key Responsibilities:

1.       Coordinating proper planning, management, monitoring and reporting of consortium activities in alignment with national policies and plans.

a.       Harmonizing and overseeing an annual program cycle, based on the annual plans of each consortium partner;

b.      With consortium partners, translating program goals and objectives into implementable strategies and plans based on experiences in the field (ensure flexibility without losing focus);

c.       Coordinating the joint planning and budgeting processes, in close collaboration with all consortium partners through monthly coordinators meetings.

d.      Support the program’s operational, and administrative priorities;

e.      Financial management for 3 consortium partners (CARE, Rutgers and Cordaid) and integrating UNFPA (financial) reports in an overall consolidated report;


2.       Responsible for the adherence to donor contractual obligations:

a.       Coordinating the completion of all technical requirements, such as program results and deliverables, in accordance with the program work plan.

b.      Guiding the team of coordinators (équipe des coordinateurs) of the consortium partners to fulfill the program’s strategic goals and objectives.

c.       Maintaining productive working relationships with CARE NL, EKN, consortium partners, and key counterparts.

d.      Facilitation of bi-monthly meetings with the Embassy. Share and transmit updates from EKN to the consortium partners and ensure follow- up of recommendations.

e.      Consolidation of narrative and financial reports and timely reporting to EKN, in close collaboration with CARE NL.

3.       Represent the consortium towards external key stakeholders (donors, CSO’s and others), within and outside Burundi.

a.       Functioning as the primary liaison between all program stakeholders;

b.      Responsible for consortium communication of the program coordinators vis-à-vis the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) and the Advisory Committee members.

c.       Responsible for the visibility of the program, its impacts and results. This includes leadership on the communication plan and strategy on the use of (social) media.

d.      Organises bi-monthly Advisory Committee meetings as secretary of the AC. The CTL does not have a vote, but is responsible for the logistics, the development of the agenda and the notes.

e.      Participates in joint field visits

f.        When deemed necessary by the Advisory Committee, coordinate and/or facilitate meeting of the consortium with government representatives (MoH, MoE, MoY, MoG, PNSR).


Job requirements

·         University degree in social science, education, medical or related fields (MD, PhD, Masters in Public Health);

·         Experience of at least 8 years in the coordination of large projects/programs in the field of health;

·         Extensive experience in managing finance and partnerships, with proven strength in networking and collaboration; proven experience in managing consortia with various donors, such as the Dutch Government, the European Union, USAID, etc; + collaboration with UN agencies

·         Proven capacity in project preparation, implementation and managing large budgets;

·         Strong planning and coordination skills with diverse teams and local NGO partners;

·         Strong analytical skills in interpreting and writing narrative and financial reports;

·         Demonstrated experience and familiarity with M&E plan;

·         Proficiency in computer skills, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and the Internet;

·         Knowledge of the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; Readiness to promote SRHR, with an emphasis of SRHR for youth and adolescents.

·         Permission to work in Burundi (position is based on a local contract)

·         Fluent in Kirundi, French and English. English is a must.

·         Burundi national or permanent resident holding Burundi work permit.

·         A mature, enthusiastic and inspirational personality who takes initiative.

·         A team builder with an open mind

·         Strong negotiation skills

Deadline on 19th March 2017 at 5pm

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