Program Manager – Malaria (GFATM)


The post holder is responsible for technical assistance, quality assurance and management support and oversight of the sub-recipient’s grants, including activity implementation and fund use for Malaria portion of the GFTAM grant under the supervision of Head of Malaria (GFATM).




Reports to: Head of Malaria (GFATM)

Direct Reports: Nil

Financial Approval: No financial approval

External Representation: Represent when required Save the Children’s thematic programme under GFATM to government, the UN and other international agencies.


Travel: Frequent (up to 6 days per month)




Under the guidance and with the support of Head of Malaria  Programs (GFATM), the incumbent will provide-


Technical oversight

  • Participate and provide input (policy advice, strategy of disease control, operational plan) to the National Malaria technical strategy groups and technical working groups
  • Provide technical assistance to SRs not only on quality programming but also epidemiology and medical subjects to ensure that GFATM grants are implemented in compliance with the national strategic guideline and treatment protocol and SC/GFATM expectations;
  • Ensure high quality, accessible information about the thematic programme is available for internal and external audiences (including current donors, Save the Children, potential funders, etc.)
  • Stay abreast of global guidelines and ensure dissemination of and application of new guidelines and technical updates, among SRs.


Program management

  • Analyse  results  of  SRs’  work  plans  and  budget  expenditure  on  semi-annual  basis,  and  make recommendation for management actions to Head of Malaria Program (GFATM).
  • Ensure effective and efficient management and optimal use of all resources in line with Save the Children’s and GFATM’s policies and guidelines.
  • Explore opportunities for improvement to, and/or expansion of existing initiatives, and/or other initiatives in thematic area – particularly in relation to any future GFATM rounds engagement but also maintain close coordination and synergy with other Malaria responses from diverse funding sources.
  • Incorporate lessons learned into the decision making process of recipients and donors with PR, LFA and Sub recipients.
  • Work with finance and assist Head of Malaria (GFATM) in completing PUDR for reporting to the GF and maintain support documentation on all decision points for LFAs review.
  • Review proposed budget changes/ revision in relation to activities and recommend to Head of Malaria for approval or disapproval with justifications.


Management, supervision & support to SRs

  • Monitor and provide direction to SRs to ensure that project implementation is technically sound, of high quality in accordance with national standards, and scope and implementation of SR work plans, ensuring that projects are implemented in accordance to work plans and are programmatically sound.
  • Organize the collection of training plans, review in term of relevance, budget, work plan, compilation and finalization for submission to Head of Malaria Program (GFATM).
  • Review budgets, work plans and expenditures of SRs semi-annually and clarify variances on overspending and underspending and provide recommendations to GFATM SMT on any actions to be taken.
  • Lead in organizing and participate in regular technical sessions with SRs for sharing technical updates.
  • Organize regular monitoring and support visits to SRs’ project sites in collaboration with other PR teams.
  • Provide program management oversight, strategy, and technical support to SRs for implementation of Mobile Case-based Reporting application (MCBR)
  • Provide programmatic support in designing, implementation and dissemination of program evaluation of MCBR, and other operational researches/assessment as required during grant implementation; addressing key implementation bottlenecks, producing high quality evidence to guide future resources investment and to inform national strategies, and documenting implementation findings, lessons learnt and recommendations.
  • Participate in development of case studies and in conducting operational research by the PR to showcase good practices and successful achievements.



External representation and communication

  • Represent Save the Children’s thematic programme under GFATM to government, the UN and other international agencies and donors to proactively coordinate implementation.
  • Represent SC PR and provide substantive contributions in Technical Strategic Groups upon request by supervisors.
  • Represent SC PR in malaria CSO platform and working actively with country CSO partners and regional CSO platform
  • Under the direction of the supervisor, ensure effective coordination with different functional departments across the GFTAM unit within Save the Children and conduct regular meetings to identify and address any key issues or challenges in a timely and systematic manner


Child Safeguarding Responsibilities

  • Ensure that your staff is providing all beneficiaries of your programme with ongoing, age-appropriate verbal or written information in relevant languages about Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. 




  • MD/ MBBS is required. In addition, Master Degree in Public Health, Business Administration, Public Administration or other related area is strongly preferred.




  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience of steadily increasing seniority/level of responsibility including 3 years program management and technical experiences in the fields of Malaria.
  • Grants management experience preferred.
  • Previous experience working on donor-funded projects preferred.
  • Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.
  • Proven skills facilitating workshops or delivering training.
  • In-depth understanding of updated national and international development issues related to Malaria
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent personal organisational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Willingness to travel and work in difficult environment according to travel requirements
  • Significant people/partners management skills/experience and proven ability to create an environment which encourages and motivates a team/partners.
  • At least 3 years of management experience
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation developing effective working relationships to deliver outstanding results for children
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • Willingness and capability to comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies, including the Child Safeguarding Policy

Location: Head office, Yangon, Myanmar

Permanent - Full-Time

Closing date: Tuesday 22 January 2019

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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