Senior Program Manager, Namibia and Caribbean (Academic Coordinator II)
UCSF Global Health Sciences (GHS) is dedicated to improving health and reducing the burden of disease in the world's most vulnerable populations. GHS is an interdisciplinary educational, service and research organization that harnesses UCSF’s scientific strengths to train global health leaders of tomorrow and develop solutions to today’s most pressing health challenges. Our faculty, staff and students are on the cutting edge of research, treatment, public health practice and policy development for HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases, immunizations, women’s reproductive and children’s health, and other conditions that have a devastating impact on vulnerable populations both globally and locally. We work in more than 50 countries and partner with academic centers, international organizations, ministries of health, private industries and others to effectively deliver UCSF’s promise of advancing health worldwide. www.globalhealthsciences.ucsf.edu
Global Strategic Information, a group within GHS, has approximately 50 employees working on projects that focus on strengthening health systems by providing public health leaders, clinicians, and policy makers with the knowledge and means to develop strategic information for planning and decision-making. GSI activities focus on Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), Surveillance and Health Information Systems for infectious diseases in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean with major funding coming from the Presidents Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The projects span 20+ activities in 8-12 countries and the annual budget is approximately $10 million. GSI is seeking a Senior Program Manager who will be responsible for management of all program implementation and administration of GSI activities in two highly complex and growing countries/regions: Namibia and the Caribbean region. The SPM will lead and support other programs and projects as needed.
Namibia Country Program: Namibia is a portfolio of approximately $4 million/year and receives funds from CDC Namibia, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), subcontracts – which result in multiple pots of funding to track separately as well as multiple mechanisms. The portfolio in Namibia has grown approximately six-fold in the last two years. The GSI Namibia program includes activities spanning surveillance and surveys, monitoring and evaluation, health information systems and informatics, implementation science and various pilot projects for new HIV prevention, care, and treatment strategies. The SPM will be the SF-based lead for all Namibia operations including finance, planning, human resources, supervision of 2-3 direct hire staff, communications, and reporting. This includes overseeing the establishment of Global Programs for Research and Training – Namibia office, which will have approximately 10 local hires. The SPM will also serve as a technical advisor on projects which will include developing concept notes, project SOWs, and protocols for scientific and ethical review; supporting tools development; and significant efforts in identifying and developing funding applications.
Caribbean Regional Program: The Caribbean region is a unique program for GSI in being the only multi-country, regional program. The program includes 12 countries: the Bahamas, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Guyana, and Suriname, which are supported by the PEPFAR Caribbean program. The SPM will be the primary liaison with CDC Caribbean Regional Office (CRO) based in Barbados for all program planning and implementation including country-specific activities as well as regional/multi-country activities that require relationship building with several country Ministries of Health as well as numerous regional institutions such as Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), UNAIDS Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office (UNAIDS), and other international and regional organizations. Currently UCSF has multiple studies and projects in Jamaica and Suriname, but the specific countries where UCSF works and regional initiatives that UCSF supports may change at any point given country priorities and requests, and may expand to include other Tier 1 countries for CDC CRO (the Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago). The SPM will supervise UCSF staff in Jamaica and Suriname including direct hires, consultants, and contract staff. The SPM will be the SF-based lead for all Caribbean regional operations including finance, planning, human resources, supervision of 2-3 direct hire staff based in focus countries, communications, and reporting.
For both Namibia and Caribbean region, the SPM will serve as primary lead for: developing project SOW and budgets, identifying and filling staffing needs, providing mentoring and supervision, identifying and contracting with partners, building relationships, developing work plans, fulfilling responsibilities of study coordinator (when needed), project monitoring, financial management, and continuously seeking opportunities to diversify funding and activities.
Master’s in Public Health with focus on epidemiology;
At least 7 years’ experience managing large and complex international HIV technical assistance programs, including project management, financial management, monitoring, team leadership, and staff supervision
At least 2 years work experience of living and working overseas in a developing country
At least 3 years combined work experience in Namibia and the Caribbean region
At least 5 years’ experience designing and implementing HIV surveillance and M&E studies/activities/projects under CDC/PEPFAR
At least 5 years’ experience in communicating with USG, donor agencies and Ministry officials
Demonstrated ability to network effectively and build relationships across a wide sector including community partners, government, donors, and academia
Demonstrated ability to write successful grant applications
Strong supervisory skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Strong organizational, time management, and prioritization skills
Strong knowledge of USG and UCSF policies, procedures and regulations.
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
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