GAVI DSI Team Leader at Crown Agents Ltd

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Crown Agents are currently seeking a seasoned Team Leader who will provide strategic, technical, and managerial oversight of the programme. He/She will be responsible for ensuring the successful and timely delivery of the programme deliverables in accordance with the terms, conditions and regulations of Gavi. He/she will supervise a team of country-based experts, local partners as well as a programme technical and support team. He/She will also be responsible for overall management and coordination of consortium partners, implementing partners and other relevant stakeholders.  The Team Leader will act has the primary representational link with GAVI staff for the activity and will liaise with the Mission to provide project updates, discuss strategies, obstacles, performance plans, and progress against targets.



  • Set the strategy and oversee total implementation of programme deliverables against contracted deliverables
  • Build and support a cohesive technical and operational team that is effective, efficient, and outcome-orientated
  • Socialise and lead team to work in ways that align to Crown Agents’ Ways of Working, GESI and Adaptive Management delivery strategies
  • Lead and drive continuous quality improvement processes
  • Where applicable coordinate activities with other Crown Agents programmes in country
  • Work closely with Crown Agents Global Health team to distil and apply lessons learnt from work in the programme countries across the Crown Agents portfolio of programmes

 Stakeholder coordination

  • Establish and maintain effective, trust-based relationship and dialogue with Crown Agents programme sub-contractors, MoH and other programme stakeholders across the programme countries
  • Establish and maintain effective, trust-based relationship and dialogue with key programme representatives from Gavi
  • Represent the project and Crown Agents in national, regional, and international fora, including technical conferences and policy briefings, and share information about project achievements and lessons learned within the organization and wider development community

Technical leadership

  • Work in close collaboration with the in-country technical specialists to provide national MOH’s with sound technical assistance on the preparation and implementation of the role out demand-side incentives to increase vaccination coverage
  • Oversee technical direction and project delivery to ensure activities are in line with the performance framework and meet all standard operational policies and procedures
  • Oversee development, review, and monitoring of yearly work plans, project strategy documents, implementation measures, knowledge management, and sustainability efforts to ensure long- and short-term impact goals are achieved
  • Quality assurance of technical products developed

 Programme Management

  • Provide overall technical, programmatic, financial oversight of the programme
  • Provide strategic management of the programme including overseeing all inception phase and planning activities, and subsequent implementation strategies, to ensure activities are implemented within timelines to achieve expected results
  • Manage consortium partnerships and maintain collaborative partner relations, ensuring that all partners are aware of the project’s expectations and are actively involved in achieving the objectives while using the project management tools developed or adapted for the consortium
  • Work closely with the Programme Management and Technical Advisory teams within Crown Agents HQ to ensure programme deliverables are implemented according to Gavi standards and regulations

Person Specification:

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • At least 15 years’ experience working in the international development/global health field in a leadership role
  • At least 10 years of project management experience with previous experience as Team Leader, Chief of Party, Project Director, Deputy Team Leader, Deputy Chief of Party, of institutional donor funded programs.
  • Strong proven technical expertise in the field of demand side incentives in health and/or routine immunisation programming
  • Experience working in fragile contexts on health programming, including immunizations, health financing, improving quality of and access to care, building capacity of local partners and Demand Side Incentives (DSI), including conditional and/or unconditional cash transfers.
  • Excellent people management skills, managing and coordinating teams within a matrix organisation and based in multiple locations.
  • Proven experience managing diverse sub-grantees/sub-contractors, including INGO, NGO, local FBO and private sector actors.
  • Experience working with Gavi and Alliance partners
  • Expertise in stakeholder engagement, inspiring action based on evidence and influencing change, including with governments, partners and clients
  • Proven experience managing programmes including work planning, financing management and programme quality assurance and control
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to develop relations with local counterparts, donors, and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender and social inclusion
  • Fluency in English
Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Crown Agents Ltd on to apply