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Women In Vector Control - WIVC Coordinator

Reports to:

Programme Manager Capacity Building, Gender Main Streaming and Career Progression (PM-CB,GM&CP)

Reponsible for:

Leading and coordinating the implementation of PAMCA’s Women in Vector control initiative (WIVC). The post holder will support programme activities and oversee the establishment of WIVC in the chapters in the region, grow the initiative through targeted engagement activities, build strategic partnerships with a variety of stakeholders, coordinate the WIVC programme support to members, including the implementation of training/development opportunities, manage administrative systems of the programme and contribute to internal and external communications of the programme.

Location:

Can be based in any African country. This role requires occasional travel to field and partner offices in Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Tanzania.

Terms:

  • 3 years (Fixed term renewable subject to availability of funds).
  • The post holder will be expected to work at 100% FTE at PAMCA Job Grade 10 DPM

Job purpose:

PAMCA is committed to building the capacity of women leaders in the vector-borne diseases control in Africa, more so, mobilizing expertise and a pool of technically skilled women in the field of VBDs. The PAMCA WIVC programme initiative is to strengthen the role women in the control of vector-borne diseases. The role of the WIVC coordinator is to facilitator implementation of the programme activities within the region, advocate for gender inclusivity and equity, enhancing collaborations, partnerships and visibility of PAMCA WIVC initiative.

Application Period:

Application starts on Tuesday 14th to Friday 28th January 2022

Responsibilities:

1. Membership and Programme Support

  • Work with the Programme manager, Programmes team, Chapters and Centres of Excellence to mobilise network membership at the local, regional and international level.
  • Provide support to members and promote member led initiatives
  • Cultivate strategic partnerships across multiple sectors

2. Capacity Building

  • Lead coordinator of capacity building/mentorship/training initiatives including delivery of the online meetings, mentorship and workshops
  • Supports PAMCA WIVC professional and community engagement at regional and country level
  • Supports internal and external peer review processes to provide technical quality assurance of Programme’s M&E initiatives.
  • Organise and promote regular webinars on WIVC or related topics
  • Organize in person meetings, conferences and workshops.

3. Communications

  • Provide technical assistance in the development of programme briefs and external marketing and communications materials.
  • Generate key messages about Women in Vector Control strategic objectives to targeted audiences.
  • In partnership with the secretariat Communications Officer and Communications professionals with partner organisations, develop and implement a comprehensive communications plans and content.
  • Contribute to communications content for a regular newsletter, network microsite, online forum and social media.
  • Work with the IT consultant, graphic designer and any other external consultants to realize and maintain IT/online requirements for the programme, such as microsite, online communication platform and expert database etc.
  • Work with Programme manager (CB, GM& CP), , PAMCA’s centres of excellence leads and chapter focal points to disseminate information about the WIVC’s activities and foster programme growth.
  • Keep up to date with the latest developments in vector control, innovations, gender issues and support the transfer of this knowledge to programme members.
  • Represent PAMCA at high level meetings with international organizations, partners and donors.
  • Coordinate external communications and media liaison with Programme manager.

4. Reporting

  • Generate narrative reports detailing progress and challenges as per donor contract
  • Provide regular briefings for programme team as appropriate
  • Monitor and evaluate WIVC activities, through the development of needs assessments, surveys, success metrics and data collection tools.

5. Knowledge Management

  • Promotes learning agendas, collaboration, adaptive programming, and knowledge management activities
  • Liaise with PM Knowledge management to ensure PAMCA has the correct systems to collate and disseminate knowledge in accordance with Data Protection regulations
  • Interpret outcomes of implementation through data or other evidenced-based sources and provide program recommendations as needed.
  • Ensures the integrity and quality of data in support of PAMCA’s programmes and other projects. 

6. Resource Mobilisation

  • The WIVC Coordinator will work with the Secretariat to identify fundraising opportunities to sustain the programme beyond 2023.

Key Perfomance Indicators:

  1. Up to date information for WIVC on PAMCA’s webpage and social media pages and increased engagement metrics
  2. Clear marketing, dissemination and public outreach strategy/ approaches
  3. Quality press releases and statements
  4. Reports, reviews and data tools are employed that demonstrably add value to PAMCA’S analysis and knowledge
  5. PAMCA accounts for its performance, and builds trust in stakeholders through WIVC programme
  6. Robust learning agenda is promoted within PAMCA and partners.
  7. Knowledge initiatives contribute to new findings and innovation.
  8. M&E data provided by PAMCA is consistent and aligned with global accepted expectations and indicators. And is set in context of industry best practice with an appreciation and understanding of emerging trends in the sector as a whole.

Competencies:

1. Communicating and influencing–Adds Value :

Communicating in a way which is clear, concise, well structured, engaging, easily understood; ensuring people can clearly understand messages; networking and building relationships with others in order to gain support for ideas. Influencing others by relating own plans to their needs and requirements and explaining the advantages and disadvantages.

2. Working together – Adds Value

Involving people in issues that affect them; drawing out contributions from other team members and facilitating dialogue so that they understand the links between different ideas and perspectives; actively listening and summarizing/reflecting back to others; using open questions.

3. Striving for excellence – Adds Value 

Building a performance culture and creating an environment of continuous improvement and learning. Continually challenging existing ways of working to raise performance standards. Encouraging a culture of openness, bringing in new ideas and best practice from outside PAMCA.

4. Thinking strategically – Aware:

Understands the context of own role; considers impact of own work on others. Capacity to navigate communications requirements specific to the Scientific programs sector

5. Delivering results – Strength 

Putting clear prioritized plans in place with key milestones and monitoring progress against them. Ensuring implementation of longer term, complex plans or delivery of large-scale projects. Creating a strong focus on action, high quality and sense of urgency; making difficult decisions and supporting others to do so. Pro-actively reducing barriers to successful implementation.

6. Managing Resources – Aware:

Spends PAMCA’s money responsibly; organizes own work to meet objectives on time.

7. Developing people – Adds Value:

Helps team members to create and implement clear development plans that meet their own shortand long-term needs.

8. Managing knowledge – Strength

Proactively developing and maintaining a wide network of internal and external sources of knowledge; being a role model for sharing sources and knowledge across the Pan-African organization and externally; proactively thinking who will benefit from information, allowing knowledge transfer and the development of knowledge management skills in others.

9. Leading for the Future – Aware

Showing enthusiasm for PAMCA’s areas of work and communicating this to others within and outside own team; being aware of PAMCA’S values and how they can feed into own work. Understanding the need to continuously adapt for the future.

Skills Knowledge Experience:

1. Essential:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) Entomology, parasitology, Public Health, Social Science, Science communication or related fields or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a development, research or academic organization,
  • Good command of modern-day communication media such as Facebook, Linkedin; Twitter etc
  • Knowledge of M&E principles
  • Excellent verbal and presentation skills
  • Experience writing reports, findings and recommendations in assessment or evaluations, especially under institutional donor contracts.
  • Experience in events management, logistics and administration
  • Strong project management & organizational skills
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) with ability to analyze and interpret data using Excel, MIS online reporting tools.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse range of people at different levels,
  • Excellent relationship management skills and experience working with people in different contexts.
  • Self-starter with initiative and confidence to lead in their designated field – can work independently and prioritize own workload
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged and sensitive information at all times 

2. Desirable

  • Experience working in Health and/or scientific programmes
  • Research and evaluation methodologies.
  • Proven ability to connect with local and international organizations and form relationships across geographical locations.
  • Ability to work in a team and establish effective working relations with colleagues from different cultural backgrounds.
  • English and French are the working languages of the PAMCA Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another PAMCA working language (French, Portuguese) is an added advantage.

Application process

All applicants must submit all of the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter detailing your motivation and suitability for the WIVC coordinator role
  • Completed Biodata form 

(Download Biodata Form Here)

Send applications to:

careers@pamca.org with ‘WIVC Coordinator Application’ in the subject heading of the email

  • Due to the huge number of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Application deadline: Friday 28th January 2022, midnight East African Time.