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Mérieux Foundation

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  • Admin and Finance Manager South East Asia JOBDESCRIPTION March 2021Organization: Merieux Foundation LaosTitle: Admin and Finance Manager South East AsiaObjective of the job:He/She will be in charge of the supervision of the admin and finance team in South East Asia (SEA) and will manage the human resources.He/she will also be in charge of the financial follow-up of some projectsOutline of the job:Established in 1967, the Mérieux Foundation is an independent family foundation, chaired by Alain Mérieux, and has public interest status. Its mission is to strengthen local capacities to fight the infectious diseases that affect vulnerable populations in developing countries, particularly mothers and children.Present in 20 countries in West Africa, in Latin America, in Asia and in the Middle East, the Mérieux Foundation focuses on 4 objectives:Increasing vulnerable populations’ access to diagnostics by strengthening clinical laboratories in national healthcare systemsEnhancing local applied research capabilities by training researchers, developing collaborative programs and creating Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratories, transferred to local partnersEncouraging knowledge-sharing and public health initiatives leveraging Les Pensières Center for Global HealthImproving conditions for mothers and children taking a global health approach.Main Responsibilities:For the SEA offices admin and finance supervisionThe Admin and Finance Manager SEA will supervise the work of the 3 Merieux Foundation admin staff in Laos, in Cambodia and in Myanmar.He/she will be in charge of supporting all the admin/finance process in the regions and especially:To assist the admin team in the use of the ERP (Business Central)To control the financial reportsTo control the tender processTo administrate the human resources via the informatic systemTo supervise the logistic and accounting process in the regionTo follow the legal aspectsTo provides training and support to any new staff on admin/Finance and LogisticAdmin, Logistic General services:He/She will participate to the logistic organization of the project activities (training mission, event, travel, visa, accommodation, cash advance…)He/She will manage all the procurement following Foundation Merieux proceduresHe/She will follow tendering procedures for equipment and works contracts and follow contract proceduresHe/She will hold the inventory, compile and archive the project documentation.Profile:Initial BackgroundAdministration and financial in ASIA backgroundSpecialization/Experience in the position5 years or more of experiences in admin and finance in Lao PDRRequired job skills (RJS)ReportingDeveloping proceduresPack Office softwareAccounting systemGood writing in EnglishSpeaking in EnglishRequired comportemental skills (RCS)ThoroughnessCollaborative workOrganizational skillsLanguagesLao/EnglishFrench is a plusInterest in development aid projectsType of contractAt the beginning this position will be a full-time position and a short-term contract for 11 months.ApplicationsPlease note that all candidates must submit their resume together with cover letter with email to the following address:  benoit-chevalier@fondation-merieux.org
  • Project Manager Job descriptionJune 2020                                                                                                                                                                                  Title :                 Project Manager Organisation :   Fondation MérieuxLocalisation :     Vientiane, Laos                                                                                                                                                                                Main objective of the job :The project manager will be in charge of the implementation of projects leaded by Merieux Foundation.Under the coordination of the Country representative, She/he will implement a capacity building project to strengthen the network of laboratories                                                                                                                                                                             Outline of the job :Established in 1967 by Doctor Charles Mérieux, Fondation Mérieux is an independent family foundation and is a recognized state-approved charity. It fights against the infectious diseases that affect developing countries and is currently present in about fifteen countries (mainly in West Africa and South-East Asia, China, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Haiti, Brazil).It offers a specific model based on a long history of expertise in clinical biology and a comprehensive approach to public health issues.The mission of Fondation Mérieux is to contribute to global health by strengthening the local capacities of developing countries to reduce the impact of infectious diseases on vulnerable populations. Its action is based on four main priorities: clinical biology laboratories, collaborative research programs, training and exchange of knowledge, support to international solidarity projects specifically concerning Mothers & Children.Since it was created, Fondation Mérieux has given priority to opening and partnering, initiating and leading a major international scientific network. It acts as a catalyst in both local and international initiatives with the same objective of improving public health including infection prevention and quality of care.The program objective is to build capacity to detect and respond to infectious disease outbreaks through laboratory strengthening in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. The focus will be on laboratory systems. Indeed, when strengthening laboratories, working only at facility level will have an impact which could rapidly be compromised if laboratories are not linked into a network allowing supervision, mentoring, support, equipment maintenance and calibration, data management solutions, sample transportation and surveillance. The consortium is thus proposing an assessment of human (H) and veterinary (V) laboratory systems, with the development of a national plan of action at system level. Following this report, a one-week intensive training on what is practically a laboratory system, a laboratory network and how to maximize the use of resources and improve systems in a sustainable way will be held. In order to reach its objective, the consortium will reinforce the national workforce, the quality management system (H and V), the data management and the supervision and control of laboratories.Human laboratory and IT strengthening activities will be conducted in all 3 countries, while veterinary strengthening activities will only occur in Cambodia and Laos.                                                                                                                                                                                    Position :He will be in charge of the project management and will interact with all the stakeholders and will be responsible for the good management of the project. He will manage the work of the technical onsite supervisor.  He will have very regular s with the national authorities to align the project with the national strategies. This project manager will have a laboratory background and will visit the different laboratories between the different workshops and training sessions in order to do some mentoring. He will be in charge of the reporting at the national level.              Project Manager also responsible to leverage technical skills to create strong linkages with the institutional and technical partners and share best practices and lessons learnt in the areas of project coordination and development.Also, contribute to training materials development and inputs to counterparts training and capacity development in the project training plan alongside with international experts.He could be involved in any activities related to the Fondation Mérieux strategy in Laos identified by his manager.                                                                                                                                                                                    Description of DutiesThe Project Manager will work under direct supervision of Country Representative for “SEALAB” Project and the functional authority of the Head of the Project. He/she will receive technical and administrative backstopping by the Adnministrative, Finance and Logistic Manager/ Headquarter of Fondation Merieux and will work in close collaboration with the national partners, other project team members and other related programmes/projects of the country office as required, in particular with country office implemented projects.His main missions are :To participate to the est-up of the projectTo propose monitoring tools: planning, budget, logical framework, budget, risk managementTo implement the activities of the project in accordance with the action plan and the management rulesTo be responsible of the achievement of objectives and the production of deliverables.To complete the monitoring tools and assess the completion of indicatorsTo perform the regular reporting to HQ and to technical and financial partnersTo be responsible of the compliance with management rules and national legislationManage and mitigate risks linked to the projectCommunicate on the project results to HQ and partnersTo maintain good relationships with partnersTo contribute to assess the impact of the project on public healthTo represent Fondation Mérieux in meeting and events in Laos To contribute to the identification and development of new projects                                                                                                                                                                                    His main mission will be focused on the SEALAB project but he could be involved in any other project identified by his managerQUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLSEducationMedical Doctor or master in Public healthProject management degree would be an added advantageSpecialization / Competence in Coordination and project analysisExperienceAt least minimum five years of professional experience with the project management at National Level/with iNGOS, implementation and monitoring and evaluationProven experience in working effectively with government sector especially Ministry of Health and with international partners would be an asset.LanguagesNational Language and Excellent English LanguagePlease contact benoit.chevalier@fondation-merieux.org
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