Chief of Party - Global Fund Liberia - Tenders Global

Chief of Party – Global Fund Liberia

Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

The Opportunity

Plan International has been implementing grants funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, since 2005 (Round 4 funding cycle) in various roles of Principal Recipient (PR), Sub- Recipient (SR) and Sub Sub-Recipient (SSR). Plan International continues to implement Global Fund Programs in 10 West and Southern Africa countries with highly satisfactory results and excellent performance.  

Plan International Liberia has been selected as PR to implement the TB/HIV/RSSH grant from January 1st, 2024 to end of December 2026 and C19RM grant from January 1st, 2024 to end of December 2025. This will be done in coordination with multiple partners including Ministry of Health entities like NACP (National AIDS and STIs Control Program) and NLTCP (National Leprosy and TB Control Program), as well as various civil society organizations and UN agencies. As Principal Recipient, Plan International Liberia will be coordinating a total of 5 sub recipients, 10 sub-sub recipients and 2 service providers throughout the 3 years with national scope of intervention. The total budget for this 3 years national program represents 70 million USD, with 45 million USD for the GC7 TB-HIV-RSSH grant and 25 million USD, 28% of this budget being dedicated to the purchase of health products.

Do you have what it takes?

Plan International Liberia (Plan) requires a Chief of Party (COP) to lead the implementation of a large-scale Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) program alongside the Liberian Ministry of Health in addition to community-based HIV and TB prevention efforts.

The COP is responsible for the overall delivery, performance and management of the grant and will provide leadership and adequate management of a PR team of over 30 staff with diverse professional backgrounds.

 The COP has overall responsibility for ensuring: (1) a high-quality TB/HIV, C19 and RSSH program is delivered and performance targets are met; (2) contractual obligations, including effective budget management, are met in a timely and cost-effective manner; and (3) sub-grants to all sub-recipients and implementation partners are well managed. The COP will also ensure that Plan as PR performs as an excellent partner with other stakeholders in Liberia, including the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), Ministry of Health, key government ministries, UN agencies, multilateral and bilateral donors and non-governmental stakeholders, the Local Fund Agent, and the donor: The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

The Chief of Party or (CoP) will have overall responsibility for the achievement of the project objectives, working in collaboration with the MOH and sub-recipients, and other stakeholders, and guiding the coordination team in the implementation of all project activities. Furthermore, the COP:

  • Reports to the Country Director of Plan Liberia
  • Has a delegated authority for expenditure up to $100K
  • Is a member of Country Management Team
  • Is responsible for Program systems and processes for compliance and management information
  • Is responsible for Management, coaching and development of the program team at Country Office.

For more information regarding the job and person specification please click the below link:

Chief of Party _ GF-GC7_ JD_Final.pdf

Location: Monrovia, Liberia 

Type of Role: 2-year fixed term contract, Accompanied posting, re-location available

Reports to: Country Director

Competitive salary and package available

Travel required: Quarterly travel to all 15 countries, international travel as necessary. 

Closing Date: 31st December 2023

Anticipated 1st round interviews: Week commencing 8th January 2024. 

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 

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