| Advertised Summary Job Description: The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health seeks a Senior Program Officer to work with the Systems Improvement at District Hospitals and Regional Training of Emergency Care (sidHARTe) program. sidHARTe works in low-resource settings within all levels of the system to improve Acute Care Health Systems Strengthening through technical assistance, application, research and advocacy. This is done through the development and implementation of sustainable programs in acute care and child survival throughout the health care systems, especially among underserved and rural populations in sub-Saharan Africa. sidHARTe also collaborates with various ministries of health to develop national guidelines and tools for the management of critically ill patients throughout the public health system. |
The Senior Program Officer will serve as the programmatic and administrative leader of sidHARTe. The Senior Program Officer will work closely with the Director/Principal Investigator to develop overall program strategy and annual work plans, with a strong focus on grant writing. (S)he will represent the program with high-level government stakeholders in Ghana and proposed project sites. The Senior Program Officer may supervise staff, including but not limited to administrative, graduate students, consultants, and other part-time program staff in New York and/or overseas. Supervisory duties are dependent on program scope and current funding to finance additional roles. (S)he will also be responsible for budgeting and financial oversight.
Position is based in NYC at Mailman School of Public Health with approximately 30 +/- % travel as needed.
Work closely with the Director and team to identify new funding sources and draft and submit grant proposals as necessary
Contribute to the development of the overall program strategy, in collaboration with sidHARTe leadership, partners and donors.
Oversee development, implementation and periodic revision of program and staff work plans and organizational charts.
Oversee all publicity and external communications, including the program website.
Monitor progress towards program objectives and timelines including regular reporting to and communication with donors.
Write quarterly and annual reports and other written materials such as lessons learned, case studies and other materials needed for internal and external documentation.
Work closely with the Principal Investigators, Investigators and Study Coordinators to oversee data collection.
Build and leverage a supportive relationship with local and national government officials to support them in designing and implementing relevant policies, programs, and activities.
Work closely with partners to develop joint program work-plans and coordinate technical support and program activities.
Financial and Admin oversight
Monitor and regulate all spending, budgets, financial reporting, donor reporting for each of the sidHARTe grant
Ensure that all grants are in compliance with donor and Columbia University regulations and policies
Manage human resource activities including hiring and supervision
Work closely with the Director to respond to all donor requests
Complete finance report in Columbia University systems e.g. profit and loss, and expense reporting, vendor set-up and payments, etc.
Support the Director/Principal Investigator on scheduling, emails or reports.
Other duties as assigned and as needed
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of related experience.
To be considered for this position, the candidate must complete the employment application in its entirety, including the employment and education sections.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: At least three years management experience, including budget oversight and supervision. Work experience in sub-Saharan Africa. Deep knowledge of health systems in low and middle-income countries. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently with attention to detail. Strong interpersonal skills. Flexible personality and skillset; ability to seamlessly switch between diverse responsibilities and balance competing priorities. Proven problem-solver with talent for calmly navigating complex situations
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in public administration, public health, international development (or equivalent)
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