Strategic Objectives Coordinators (OC) to guide and support PMNCH Workplan implementation
Call for nominations
The PMNCH Board has approved both a Strategic Framework for 2012-2015 (in June 2011) and rolling Workplan for 2012 and beyond (in Oct 2011). The Strategic Framework highlights the value added of PMNCH and identifies three Strategic Objectives (SOs) and three cross-cutting objectives for the Partnership’s workplan during that period:
- SO1. Broker knowledge and innovation for action;
- SO2. Advocate for mobilizing and aligning resources and for greater engagement;
- SO3. Promote accountability for resources and results.
The implementation of the Workplan will be coordinated and facilitated by Strategic Objective Coordinators (OCs), supported by the PMNCH secretariat ( i.e. three for each SO, a total of nine). OCs will be chosen based on agreed criteria. These include technical expertise, strength of networks and the ability to dedicate time and resources towards these tasks. One of the three OCs for each specific Strategic Objective will be a current PMNCH Board member.
Strategic Objectives Coordinators (OCs) will:
- Guide the implementation of each of the SOs to ensure that the deliverables stated in the Workplan are achieved;
- Present progress, and any particular challenges, in implementing the SOs to the PMNCH Board;
- Share responsibility for initiating and maintaining communication with members of the PMNCH constituencies, and for involving non-members of PMNCH as required;
- Advise the Board and/or Secretariat as appropriate on the delivery mode to be used for implementation to be carried out by, for example: e.g. i) partner institutions; ii) through an open RFP process; iii) invitation for proposals from specific specialists; iv) PMNCH Secretariat staff)
- Contribute to strategic planning, such as defining relevant assumptions and risks as they apply to individual activity areas in the specific SO;
- Respond or coordinate responses, as feasible, to Partners’ and others’ requests for technical support, review of documents etc.
OCs, or their institutions, can themselves apply for specific projects. In this case, they should remove themselves from any decisions taken around those projects, and should be aware of the conflict of interest policies pertaining to PMNCH. OCs will work closely with the PMNCH secretariat, which will endeavour to provide necessary support. The time commitment envisaged for the OC is half a day a week – and a provision has been made for symbolic financial support should the organization not be in a position to finance the time allocated for the tasks.
Names will be confirmed after 15 November, after the discussions during the next PMNCH Executive Committee call and feedback from the OCs. An effort will be made to ensure that the optimal necessary balance is achieved in terms of constituencies, expertise, gender, geography and other factors.
How to nominate
Please send an e-mail to email@example.com with the following information:
- Subject: Nomination for 2012 workplan OC
- Name, title and organization
- Full contact details
- Strategic Objective for which the nomination is being submitted
- Interest in being considered for other SOs, or specific deliverables or activities, and if so, which ones
- Short paragraph (200 words maximum) summarising reasons for applying for this position, and relevant expertise and experience.