The COVID-19 Implementing Partner (IP) Coordinator is responsible for all coordination aspects of the 11 USAID implementing partners supporting COVID-19 response, as well as seven additional partners supported by CDC, DoD, and UNICEF.
- Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
- Experience Level:Mid level
- Experience Length:3 years
QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.
The purpose of the USAID Learning Activity (ULA) is to further strengthen USAID/Uganda performance and improve the performance of its implementing partners, with a focus on collaborating, learning and adapting, in order to enhance the impact and sustainability of USAID-supported contributions to Uganda’s development. The ULA will achieve this through three objectives:
- Collaboration: Strengthened collaboration, both internally and with external stakeholders, enables USAID to better leverage expertise, learning and resources; and deepens local ownership.
- Learning: Systematic learning, through applied research, monitoring and evaluation, informs and improves the relevance, quality and cost- effectiveness of programs and operations
- Performing: Adaptive management of program implementation and meta-level interventions to improve the quality of USAID program outcomes.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented public health, social, and economic crisis globally. While USAID programs have continued since the inception of the outbreak, COVID-19 has resulted in dramatic backsliding of key public health indicators. USAID continues to work with the national governments, COVAX, UNICEF, World Health Organization (WHO) and international donors and partners to mount a comprehensive response and track the effects as the pandemic continues into its third year. The USAID COVID-19 Response and Vaccination serves to both support the Government of Uganda (GoU) and the USG’s Initiative for Global Vaccine Access (“Global VAX”) in meeting national vaccination targets of 70% full vaccination by the end of 2022.
The COVID-19 Implementing Partner (IP) Coordinator is responsible for all coordination aspects of the 11 USAID implementing partners supporting COVID-19 response, as well as seven additional partners supported by CDC, DoD, and UNICEF. The COVID-19 IP Coordinator will support efforts to ensure that partners use resources effectively and efficiently, are providing timely information on performance and support needed, avoid duplication of efforts, and are able to maintain strong relationships with national government and interagency partners
Period of performance: August – December 2022
Level of Effort Expectations: This consultant is expected to work full-time LOE.
- Weekly USG COVID-19 weekly coordination slides
- Weekly emails to IPs on vaccination status
- Other products as assigned
External partner coordination and communications:
- Ensure strong performance of implementing partners according to work plans.
- Manage and streamline communications to partners on key program needs or updates.
- Provide accessibility and hands-on support to partners as issues/needs arise at the national, regional, and district levels; meet with partners individually on a frequent basis.
- Plan, prepare presentations, and facilitate the weekly all-USG COVID-19 Implementing Partner meetings.
- Assist partners in completing templates and tools as requested by the Ministry of Health.
- Ensure IP performance records are maintained on Google Drive in coordination with the knowledge management consultant.
- Share COVID-19 sitreps and COVID-19 vaccination updates with IPs.
- Manage the USG Global VAX IP WhatsApp group and any other communication fora.
Internal USG and interagency support:
- Identify and elevate issues that require intervention by USAID and COVID-19 team leadership.
- Support the USAID/Uganda COVID-19 team to ensure USG IP activities and accomplishments are clearly and regularly communicated.
- Work with the USAID MEL, supply chain, and knowledge management consultants to ensure that partner progress is shared regularly based on team needs.
- Establish and steward a positive working relationship with USAID/CDC/DOD A/CORs and activity managers to support interagency coordination efforts.
- Provide inputs into USAID COVID-19 team daily check-in meetings and weekly team meetings.
- Provide any additional/ad hoc support to the USAID COVID-19 team as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree in public health, business administration, communications, or a closely related degree required. Master’s degree is desirable but not required.
- Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum 5 years OR master’s degree plus a minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible professional experience working in the health or administration fields with an emphasis on partnerships, communications, or other similar areas.
- Experience in developing country settings is required.
- Prior experience with both USAID grants, activities, and/or project implementation and in planning and programming with host country organizations, country governments and international donors is desired.
- Positive and proactive attitude.
- Leadership and diplomacy skills and ability to work with technical and senior officials in the MOH, other national institutions, USAID IPs, other HDPs, the private sector, and civil society, and others.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and critical thinking skills in communicating across this array of stakeholders
- Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PPT, and the Google Suite (Google Drive, Google Meet, Google Docs) is required.
Place of Performance
The COVID-19 IP Coordinator will work in Kampala, Uganda with potential occasional travel to other parts of Uganda as need
Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without either a resume/CV and/or biodata may not be considered. Only finalists will be contacted; no phone calls, please.
A submitted application to QED in response to a position on a bid or proposal indicates your agreement to be included in our submission to the client at least on an illustrative named basis.
The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. AA/V/D. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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