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Position Title Programme Manager
Duration of Assignment To be negotiated
Location Singapore
Reports to Senior Director, Operations and Board Affairs
Application process Please send your CV with relevant information to admin@aplma.org by 20th June 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
Program Overview

Background

The Asia Pacific Leaders’ Malaria Alliance (APLMA), is an alliance of Heads of Government committed to addressing the challenge of malaria elimination. The Alliance was formed at the 2013 East Asia Summit (EAS) in Brunei in response to leaders’ concerns about the rising risk of malaria resurgence, due to increasing drug resistant malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

The APLMA secretariat works with and through national and international agencies to progress elimination. Specifically, APLMA works to ensure leaders and their senior officials are informed of progress, key enablers for success and risks to progress. APLMA works to assist in translating the collective will of the region’s leaders into coordinated action supported by relevant authorities and partners. These are structured around the six Roadmap priorities and articulated in the APLMA Strategic Plan 2016-2020.

The Role

The APLMA Secretariat is designed to support and facilitate the acceleration of malaria elimination across Asia and the Pacific regions by driving the APLMA Malaria Elimination Roadmap.

The overall purpose of the role is to lead coordination of monitoring, evaluating, tracking and reporting APLMA’s progress as measured against the APLMA Business Plan, including the six APLMA Roadmap priority areas.

Specific Objectives

The objectives of the position are to:

  1. Track programmatic progress against the APLMA Business Plan and APLMA Roadmap
  2. Coordinate staff reporting on activities and accomplishment against programme deliverables
  3. Support engagement and meetings with key external stakeholders
  4. Maintain a register of risks to APLMA
  5. Coordinate APLMA progress reporting to donors, stakeholders and government agencies
Accountability/ Working Relationships

The post holder will report to the Senior Director of Operations & Board Affairs.

Key Responsibilities

Monitor & Evaluation

  • Ensure all activities and outputs included in the annual APLMA Business Plan are effectively and efficiently tracked towards completion using a single integrated Gantt chart in MS Project.
  • Ensures APLMA staff provide reports to capture meeting outcomes when returning from significant stakeholder meetings and events.
  • Ensures that staff use a common tracking tool to report progress, outputs, meetings, events, issues and risks on a monthly basis.
  • Collate a list of targeted engagement activities including engagement with private sector and with senior officials and politicians.
  • Monitor attendance and representation at key events convened by APLMA to assist with analysis of influence and engagement.
  • Works with the Communications Manager to ensure all data and information published is concisely presented and up to date.

Reporting

  • Develop and maintain an output register that compiles all programmatic outputs as specified in the Results Framework and tracks progress and completion.
  • Compiles and summarizes overall programme achievements by Roadmap priority area on a monthly basis based on staff reports.
  • Compile and summarize a list of emerging risks captured monthly from staff reports for senior management action.
  • Coordinate the drafting of annual donor progress reports and statutory reports for Government of Singapore.
Selection Criteria

Qualifications

Masters degree or advanced qualification in programme management, public health, health policy, or a related discipline.

Experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in relevant posts with increasing levels of responsibility;
  • Extensive experience in programme management with a strong knowledge of global public health or health policy and ability to lead a monitoring and evaluation platform; and
  • Experience with reporting to international development and private donors in Asia and the Pacific.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of programme management systems, with skills in MS Project an advantage.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation processes for health and policy programmes in Asia and the Pacific;
  • Ability to work with diverse staff and multiple reporting systems to coordinate clear and concise progress reports;
  • Ability to work with multiple international stakeholders.

Personal Attributes

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work effectively and engage with a broad range of staff and stakeholders;
  • Excellent data and information management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with senior officials in donor organizations;
  • Excellent writing and persuasive oral communication skills in English language;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanour at all times.

Email to admin@aplma.org

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