Salary is commensurate with experience and education
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The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a collaboration between the University of Washington and the University of California, San Francisco. It is a center in the University of Washington's Department of Global Health and has offices throughout Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. I-TECH's 600 worldwide staff work in partnership with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), medical facilities, and other organizations to support the development of a skilled health work force and well-organized national health delivery systems. I-TECH's activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening; health workforce development; operations research and evaluation; and prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases.
I-TECH has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Senior Program Manager. The Senior Program Manager (SPM) is a senior management position with significant program and leadership responsibilities. As delegated by the Principal Investigator (PI), this role works directly with Country Directors/Country Representatives (CD/CR) or the grant Program Director in-country, with funders, and with local Ministries of Health or other stakeholders to effectively design, conduct, and achieve grant project deliverables. The SPM assures program and project activities are compliant with grant terms and requirements and are integrated and compliant with I-TECH Center financial, operational, and grants management and administration systems. He/she partners with CD/CR or in-country Program Director to assure effective Country Office (CO) management of the grant program, including development of program strategies, technical assistance, and planning in response to funder requirements. The SPM, depending on the size and scope of the grant, may supervise a multi-disciplinary team of technical staff and other administrative/management staff, as needed.
This position is responsible for managing the Cote d'Ivoire program.
Program & Team Leadership
Work with Country Office leadership, PIs, funders or technical experts in defining grant program or project deliverables, developing project plans and budgets, identifying positive health outcomes, and directing team members in accomplishment of their duties.
Organize and lead a multi-disciplinary Technical Teams at I-TECH Headquarters, assuring employees with needed technical expertise and specialized skills fully contribute to successful implementation of adopted project plans; achievement of program and project deliverables on time, within budget, and at the level of quality required; and in building local capacity.
Collaborate with Team Members in identifying opportunities, approaches, and tactics for providing technical assistance and capacity building to the ministries of health and local partners.
Assess the viability of approaches and activities proposed by stakeholders that may not be strongly supported by accepted theory or experience, advocating for a higher level of technical quality where appropriate.
Facilitate Technical Team meetings consistent with I-TECH's Operating Principles and in a manner that sustains Team Member focus, energy and motivation towards program and project results.
Participate in quarterly Country Stakeholder Group meetings with other PIs, SPOs, and Program Officers.
May participate in ongoing Country Office leadership activities as a member of a Country Office leadership team and grant management team consistent with program scope.
May represent I-TECH or the Country Office in meetings with ministry officials, funding agencies, or partner organizations.
Technical Program Oversight
Monitor project progress against adopted plans and I-TECH standards and Operating Principles, addressing technical, quality and teamwork challenges, as needed, to maintain project momentum.
Champion the development of team member skills as consultants and technical advisors.
Network with other SPMs and Associate Director of Global Programs to promote knowledge sharing and learning across teams.
Budget Development & Monitoring
Oversee budget management, M&E, and donor reporting activities of assigned Technical Teams.
As delegated by PI, responsible for for all grants financial and budget performance in country.
Monitor and review monthly expense reports against adopted budgets; authorizes or recommends the approval of expenditures consistent with adopted budgets and UW, I-TECH, and funder requirements.
Work with Team members in leading the development of the annual grant budget.
Prepare and monitor internal budget reports in I-TECH's financial systems (Host Analytics). Collaborate with the Country Office to prepare quarterly and ad hoc budgetary reports for stakeholders and funders.
Analyze monthly revenue and expense reports against budget projections, keeping PI, Country Office staff and Team members apprised of the implications of the program's financial status on program activities. Advise and collaborate with Team members in revising project plans and program activities to align with emerging budgetary, cash flow, and funding realities.
Prepare program monitoring reports to funders in collaboration with Country Office staff.
Develop workplans and M&E plans for effective implementation and monitoring of grant activities.
Work with PI and collaborate with Country Office leadership and funders or technical experts in identifying operations research opportunities, advising on the application of relevant I-TECH Program Standards and principles to project activities and monitoring and evaluation methods.
Supervision & HR Management (depends on program size/future grants)
Supervise individual Technical Team members, helping them set goals, providing feedback and coaching, and fostering professional growth and development.
Serve as hiring manager in filling Technical Team vacancies, defining jobs, developing interview questions, and selecting candidates in keeping with applicable requirements and hiring process best practices.
Champion the development of team member skills as consultants and technical advisors.
As needed, constructively address employee performance deficiencies on a timely basis consistent with applicable policies.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Master in Public Health with at least 5 years' experience in technical global health experience.
Experience managing USG funded health projects and demonstrated ability to represent a global organization to foreign government officials, funding agencies and NGO partners.
Fluent in French language- reading, writing and speaking.
Successful award and manuscript writing skills.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of health systems strengthening in developing countries.
Project planning and management skills.
Supervisory skills and a track record of successfully fostering employee contribution and development.
Demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams.
Demonstrated ability to facilitate communication between professionals with a variety of cultural backgrounds in a respectful and diplomatic manner and enhance effective partnerships;
Demonstratively ability to authoritatively represent I-TECH with a wide range of officials and partners.
Grant writing and grant management skills.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively across cultures.
Ability to travel as needed to facilitate project progress.
Demonstrated ability to think conceptually about evaluation questions and to apply evaluation theory to practice.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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