Salary is commensurate with experience and education
Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by 09/27/2017.
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The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a center in the University of Washington's Department of Global Health that works in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco. I-TECH has projects in more than 20 countries, and its worldwide staff work with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations, medical facilities, and other partners to support efficient, well-ordered health care systems that provide high quality care to all citizens.
I-TECH began working in Mozambique in 2005, providing technical support to the Ministry of Health (MISAU) to address the shortage of health care providers in the country through clinical training and curriculum development. I-TECH also works to improve the quality of HIV prevention, care and treatment services, including antiretroviral treatment (ART) and voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). Ongoing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities, including technical assistance to MISAU, measure the effectiveness of health care programs and provide quality data for decision-making and program improvement.
I-TECH has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (50% FTE) Program Officer. The Program Officer provides programmatic support to the Senior Program Manager (SPM) at I-TECH Headquarters, performing a variety of administrative and analytical duties to ensure the project activities are effectively implemented. The Program Officer will work closely with the both in the Country Office and Headquarters to provide input and assistance related to technical and managerial issues such as tracking and monitoring agreements, participating in the development of programmatic and financial reporting to donors and other duties as required.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Budget & Financial Analysis
Contribute to the development of annual budgets and forecasts.
Prepare and monitor internal budget reports in I-TECH's financial systems. This includes budget projections, spending trends, expenditure analysis and monthly budget reports.
Provide updates to the SPM, Country Director and Principal Investigator (PI) of implications of the program's financial status on program activities.
Collaborate with the Country Office to prepare quarterly and ad hoc budgetary reports for stakeholders and donors.
Work with the SPM to identify and resolve budget and financial management issues.
Authorize purchases on assigned budgets as delegated by the PI or Senior Program Manager and in alignment with grant regulations and I-TECH and UW policies.
Promote the implementation and use of I-TECH's Program Standards and Global Operations Manual at the Country Office level.
As needed, work with the PI, SPM and Country Office staff in developing annual workplans, including identifying deliverables, tasks and results indicators, and in establishing mechanisms to assure efficient work plan implementation.
Provide technical assistance to local staff to ensure the Country Office complies with I-TECH standards and UW policies and procedures.
Collaborate with technical staff on the team to identify in-country technical assistance needs, assure a response to these needs, and link the assigned Country Office with network-wide initiatives.
Represent the I-TECH in meetings with external organizations, as delegated by PI.
Develop and monitor HQ-based consulting agreements including well-defined scope of work, deliverables, and compensation terms. Recruit, hire, evaluate, and discharge consultants to help meet project needs.
Guide the development of and oversee HQ-based subcontracts and vendor agreements.
As needed, assist with recruitment and hiring of in-country staff positions, including development of job descriptions, interview questions, and screening tools.
Coordinate travel and meetings for HQ-based staff as needed.
Data Analysis & Reporting
Compile and analyze program data for reports to funders, as needed, and coordinate HQ-based reporting to funders documenting activities, spending, and results.
Support Country Office staff in completing data synthesis and analysis to contribute to improved program activities.
Develop and deliver presentations on program results.
Contribute to the documentation and knowledge sharing of program results through articles, conference posters, web postings, and presentations.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor's degree and minimum 3 years' experience, preferably working in complex, multi-faceted programs. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for minimum education requirement.
Knowledge of project management principles and practices related to public health program design and implementation.
Familiarity with U.S. Government-funded award administration.
Ability to work with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds and expertise and build consensus among a diverse group of individuals with varying opinions.
Strong analytical skills; ability to synthesize complex data and present it in a clear, logical, appropriate format for a range of target audiences.
Ability to solve problems independently.
Exceptional skills with Excel to develop and monitor budgets, activity plans and data sets; familiarity with other statistical packages a plus.
Proficiency in written and spoken Portuguese or Spanish desirable.
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.
This part time (50%) position is based at the I-TECH offices at the UW in Seattle. The Program Officer position may require travel to Mozambique. Travelers must be prepared to follow the UW and US government recommended precautions and prophylaxis for travel safety and disease prevention. This position requires frequent participation in early morning and late evening telephone conference calls in order to accommodate time zone differences between Seattle and its country project sites.
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