The Director will have overall responsibility for all programs in the CHAI Malawi office, with specific responsibilities that include: Program Management and Strategic Planning- Provide comprehensive oversight for all program implementation for CHAI Malawi.- Establish effective communication and coordination mechanisms across all workstreams to ensure maximum impact of activities and optimization of resources.- Identify key impediments to the successful execution of the program strategy and work with the MoH and partners to develop and implement solutions to rapidly address these bottlenecks.- Identify opportunities that could be catalytic for program and office growth to achieve expanded technical assistance to government.- Support cluster leads in their strategic planning, budgeting, and problem-solving and oversee project performance against work plans and budget.- Manage communication with CHAI global teams, and ensure monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements to program donors are met.- Provide technical guidance, oversee quality of deliverables and ensure that communications and work products that are shared externally meet CHAI standards.- Ensure effective documentation, knowledge management and learning within and across programs.People Management- Lead and support staff to ensure optimal delivery of CHAI’s program activities.- Manage a team of highly motivated, and high-performing individuals with diverse work and educational backgrounds.- Work with HR and cluster leads to lead and support talent management initiatives, succession planning and provision of continuous feedback and capacity building to staff.- Provide support to HR and assist in the process of hiring, promotion, and teambuilding to ensure effective team staffing and performance in a multicultural environment.Technical Assistance and Relationship Management- Provide effective technical guidance to program teams and the Malawi government.- Support government in driving strategic discussions and decisions, and make technical contributions to national policies, strategies, plans, guidelines and programs.- Develop and manage key relationships with senior government and nongovernmental stakeholders.- Represent CHAI Malawi at local and international meetings, as designated by the Country Director.Resource Mobilization, New Initiatives and Grant Management- Provide strategic direction and leadership for resource mobilization efforts across CHAI Malawi, including cultivating new funding relationships.- Identify strategic areas for expansion or redirection of office priorities and guide strategic planning and proposal development.- Lead the office wide new program development initiative. Specifically, timely quality proposal/grant writing, application, follow up and new project/program start up.- Work closely with the Finance Manager in grant management, and provide direct support to cluster leads in grant management and tracking of programmatic budgets and expenditure.Office Leadership- Support the Country Director in setting programmatic strategy for CHAI Malawi.- As a Senior Management Team member, provide strategic guidance and support on issues that affect the CHAI Malawi office, including embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our teams.- Perform any other tasks assigned by the Country Director.
- Develop scalable synthetic processes to reduce costs of drugs of interest- Set up and perform multiple experiments. Use lab equipment for reaction, distillations, re-crystallizations. Etc. Ensure the laboratory and equipment are maintained and cleaned- Search out and place purchase orders for intermediates, solvents and chemical supplies- Ability and desire to work in the laboratory is essential- Develop and run analytical methods to test outcome of experiments. Analyze samples by NMR, HPLC, MS and GC- Document the outcome of lab work in technical papers and reports. Communication and transfer of results to manufacturers and to partners- Maintain instruments and equipment. Troubleshoot issues when they arise- Assessment of potential manufacturers and contract research organizations involved in CHAI's research and development efforts- Partner with academic groups and NGOs to advance global health through the development of better, safer, and less expensive medicines- Contribute to CHAI and CHAI's Global Health Sciences department, including providing advice to other teams and CHAI collaborations, supporting the department’s fund raising and grant writing activities, and support for various product initiatives- Additional responsibilities as requested by supervisor.