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STOP Spillover Country Team Lead (Côte d’Ivoire)

STOP Spillover’s approach centers on leveraging global-level Resource Hubs made up of consortium partner staff and key short-term technical advisors and consultants who provide expertise, technical assistance, and support to a Country Team. The Country Team, composed of a full-time Country Team Lead and four supporting members, drives implementation of the project, ensuring that project activities are responsive and contextualized to the needs of Côte d’Ivoire.

This is a leadership position. The Côte d’Ivoire Country Team Lead is responsible for the programmatic, administrative, and strategic management of STOP Spillover in country (i.e., formulating and implementing programmatic strategies and policies and managing the day-to-day operations of STOP Spillover in Côte d’Ivoire to achieve the objectives of the program. (Job posting in French)

Some of the tasks and responsibilities associated with this position include:

  • Provide leadership for project implementation in country and contribute to project leadership at the global level.
  • Manage and provide oversight of country-level activities and the work of the Country Team in accordance with the work plan and budget.
  • Supervise Country Team members and ensure the quality and timeliness of programmatic reporting.
  • Work with the Country Team to develop a workplan and oversee its implementation.
  • Supervise the implementation of activities and ensure that goals and reporting requirements are met.
  • Lead the recruitment and supervision of One Health-Design Research and Mentorship (OH-DReaM) teams, which lead the design, implementation, and validation of interventions.
  • Serve as the point of contact for in-country internal and external stakeholders and facilitate communication, networking, and coordination with other partners.
  • Liaise and build strong relationships with government and other collaborators/stakeholders to implement interventions designed to achieve the program’s goals and objectives.
  • Lead efforts to document lessons, highlight successes, and ensure appropriate branding and visibility for the program.
  • Perform management functions and execute any other assigned tasks. Oversee the in-country budget, monitor expenditures, and evaluate impact.
  • Report to the Africa Regional Lead and in-country institution leadership.
  • Work collaboratively with the country leads from other STOP Spillover-supported countries.

Some of the requirements associated with this position include:

  • Must be a resident of Côte d’Ivoire.
  • A minimum of a master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., public health, epidemiology, veterinary medicine, environmental sciences, nursing, biomedical sciences, biotechnology, agriculture, economics, social science, project management, international development). A Ph.D. is an additional asset.
  • At least 5-10 years of in-country experience managing projects with government partners, academics, international stakeholders, funders, and/or the private sector, including supervising professional and support staff, oversight of programmatic/technical issues, and project/grants management.
  • Ability to speak the dominant national language.
  • A good understanding of One Health concepts and approaches, as reflected in expertise in areas such as social and behavior change, surveillance, risk reduction and management, intervention implementation, the mitigation of zoonotic disease amplification and spread, public health, and/or ecosystem health.
  • Excellent collaboration capabilities (e.g., capacity to work productively in a team and in multicultural and multidisciplinary settings).
  • Experience working with government and intergovernmental agencies, communities, academic institutions, international agencies in country (e.g., WHO, FAO, OIE), and/or NGOs.
  • Excellent organizational and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven experience managing donor-funded projects, especially those funded by USAID.
  • Gender and cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Experience working in and across academia and the public and private sectors.
  • Experience planning and managing large, multi-actor public health interventions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs. Comfort with social media.
  • Willingness to travel locally and internationally.

STOP Spillover does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, language, religion, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. This organization is committed to the recruitment of a diverse, inclusive workforce; thus, women and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The salary for this position is dependent on the final candidate’s qualifications and experience and will be in alignment with project funding.

If your career aspirations, qualifications, and experience align with the above requirements, please email your application in English, referencing “Country Team Lead Côte d’Ivoire” as the subject to by June 13, 2022 at 17h00 East African Time.

Your application package should include an application letter, CV with two referees, and copies of relevant academic certificates. All documents should be combined into one PDF file.