Field Manager

at Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
Published November 13, 2022
Location Bomi, Liberia
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

The Field Manager will be responsible for managing day-to-day implementation and oversight of Breakthrough ACTION Liberia’s programmatic interventions and monitoring and evaluation activities at the county, district, and community levels. S/he will be expected to work in close coordination with the county health team, USAID implementing partners, and civil society organizations. S/he will report to the Deputy Chief of Party and work in close consultation with the SBC Advisor and M&E Advisor, as well as the broader SBC and research, monitoring, evaluation, and learning (RMEL) teams, as appropriate. S/he will also be responsible for providing context-specific input on county implementation while working to strengthen capacity and promote collaboration among government partners and other non-governmental stakeholders in the counties through advocacy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Field Manager's specific duties will include:

Collaborate with government and non-governmental partners at the county, district, and community levels, serving as a liaison regarding SBC-related health issues.
Provide technical assistance and advise the county health team on Breakthrough ACTION SBC approaches and monitoring and evaluation activities.
Enhance county-wide capacity to roll out Breakthrough ACTION Liberia approaches through capacity gaps assessment, provision of simplified tools and resources, distance-based training and guidance, and rapid deployment of expertise.
Direct and manage the planning, organizing, budget preparation/maintenance, and program implementation and research functions required in the daily operations of project implementation at multiple levels.
Identify, build and maintain partnerships through networking and proactive collaboration with strategic partners, e.g., academia; social networks; celebrities, journalists, media, all sectors/levels of (socially aware) society, formal and informal community leaders, and other civil society organizations and key stakeholders to reinforce cooperation and/or pursue opportunities for SBC advocacy to promote positive behavior change related to malaria, MNCH, FP/RH, Nutrition, WASH, GHSA, and Gender.
Participate in and/or effectively represents Breakthrough ACTION Liberia at SBC and health-related meetings, pieces of training, and stakeholder forums.
Enhance the sustainability of SBC programming through partnership and collaboration with other development partners and health/learning host institutions.
Monitor and evaluate the reach and effectiveness of Breakthrough ACTION Liberia’s interventions and activities, with direction from the RMEL unit.
Perform job duties/responsibilities in support of CCP’s mission and values, as appropriate.
Perform other duties as may be assigned by Breakthrough ACTION Liberia Deputy Chief of Party.

Skilled in mentoring, coaching, and training stakeholders with varying educational backgrounds and aptitudes
Strong organizational skills with an ability to manage a fast-paced workload with minimal supervision.
Demonstrate high-level oral and written communication skills (in English) including the capacity to communicate and work with people from diverse backgrounds.
Possess knowledge of country-specific contexts and networks
Strong experience working with community channels or structures
Well-developed interpersonal skills and demonstratable ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to develop collaborative relationships and networks between government, nongovernment organizations, and other relevant stakeholders

Education

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field (public health, social science, humanities, other)

Experience

Minimum of 8 years progressive experience leading health and/or development project implementation, including 3+ years' experience with community mobilization, partners development, and maintenance

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