Work with BMGF’s TB Program Strategy Team, key stakeholders, and partners in South Africa to identify the challenges and opportunities to control the country’s TB epidemic. Develop the strategy for BMGF’s work, including demonstration of innovations, introduction and implementation of new tools and approaches, and advocacy for government funding and scale-up.
Responsible for BMGF’s work with grantees and the South African government. Negotiate, execute and manage complex, performance-based contracts/grants. Monitor and evaluate the quality and progress on a portfolio of grants/contracts. Maintain high-quality interactions with grantees as part of collaboration with and oversight of the grantees as they execute their grant, providing course correction as needed.
Review letters of inquiry and grant proposals; provide clear, concise and insightful written analyses and recommendations for funding including drafting and editing proposal summaries and progress reports for existing grants for review by Foundation leadership.
Regularly update the BMGF TB strategy for South Africa, ensuring alignment with the broader BMGF TB delivery strategy as it evolves. Work collaboratively with BMGF colleagues working on HIV to ensure synergy between the TB and HIV programs. This includes the technical, policy, advocacy, and funding components of both programs.
Build and maintain strong relationships with government at national, provincial and local levels. In addition, maintain a strong advocacy portfolio in South Africa. Responsible for high-quality interactions and clear and consistent communications with grantees and partners in the field.
Oversee our support to the development of the National Strategic plan and TB Investment Region, and our support to the TB Consider Tank as they formulate the technical guidance for the National Department of Health (NDoH), including the evaluation and the introduction of new tools and delivery approaches.
Attend and give input to multiple TB meetings in South Africa arranged by academia, government and civil society, taking into account the impact of COVID-19 on TB.
Consult with grantees and other partners to maximize impact of projects and ensure optimal learning. This may include: site visits, providing operational guidance and convening meetings of key stakeholders.
In collaboration with the Deputy Director of Health in Africa, effectively communicate BMGF TB activities and strategies in South Africa to government representatives, partners, and grantees.
Serve as the main point of contact in Africa for the foundation’s TB and HIV Team on TB-related issues with key bi-lateral and multilateral organizations, including the US Government, UNAIDS, GIZ, and the World Bank as required to execute the country’s TB strategy.
Contribute to writing background documents, briefs, articles, and presentations, including relevant literature reviews, landscape analyses, and data analysis; organize and prepare for high-level foundation leadership trips.
Manage internal processes and work on cross-foundation activities essential to our TB strategy in Africa, including the design of new strategies, collaborations and implementation plans to ensure sustainability/impact.
Collaborate with the broader Africa Team and other foundation teams to support the development of multiple foundation country strategies for TB and other health-related issues as appropriate across the continent.