Salary is commensurate with experience and education
Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by 06/07/2017.
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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.
The I-TECH Namibia program provides technical assistance and direct service delivery to improve HIV care and treatment services in 60+ facilities in five regions, VMMC services in two regions, as well as implements programs for adolescent girls and young women to remain HIV- in two regions in Namibia. The I-TECH Namibia program also works in the areas of distance education, cervical cancer, and implementation science.
I-TECH has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Dreams Project Director. The Dreams Project Director will lead the design, implementation, and robust monitoring and evaluation of a one-year pilot project to support adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) to stay HIV negative through educational campaigns and the delivery of PrEP in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS). The project will be implemented in two regions of Namibia: Khomas and Zambezi. This position reports to the country director and requires ongoing communication and collaboration with senior staff at the MoHSS and senior staff in Namibia and Seattle.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Program Design, Implementation, and Management:
Develop evidence-based work plan for program implementation, clearly identifying underlying program theories of change and ensuring the theories are relevant to the Namibian context, in collaboration with Namibian and UW stakeholders, including relevant MoHSS stakeholders and the CDC project officer.
Foster collaborative relationships with external program and Strategic Information (SI) technical personnel such as the CDC DREAMS advisor, and personnel at MoHSS national, regional, and district levels.
Manage all processes associated with project implementation ensuring all key deliverables and deadlines are met according to specified timelines.
Identify, recruit, and hire project implementation staff, including DREAMS-specific monitoring and evaluation field-based staff.
Develop and manage DREAMS project implementation budget, including completion of monthly forecast of projected expenditures.
Program Monitoring and Evaluation:
Collaborate with Seattle-based Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Advisor assigned to the DREAMS project to develop a robust monitoring and evaluation plan and associated framework and tools including development of performance indicators (process, output, outcome) for DREAMS project.
Develop and implement efficient systems for the timely development and submission of weekly, monthly, and quarterly program monitoring data, inclusive of narrative reports, to internal and external audiences.
Track program performance and progress against targets and make recommendations for program improvement.
Identify and outline papers for dissemination in Namibia and the larger global health community.
Mentoring and Supervision:
Mentor and supervise DREAMS project implementation team via on-going coordination, observation, and assessment of staff performance.
Develop system for staff oversight and ongoing DQA of project reports.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Master's degree in social science, public health, public administration or related discipline and a minimum of 10 years of demonstrated experience in the implementation of large, evidence-based health programs with robust monitoring and evaluation expectations in resource-limited settings.
Experience with empowerment programs to improve public health, reproductive health, and PrEP for AGYW in resource-limited settings.
Strong qualitative, quantitative, and research methods skills, with track record of publishing program evaluations.
Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and environment.
Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to use a high degree of diplomacy, cultural competency and to function in a team-centered work environment.
Excellent written and spoken English.
PhD, MD, or RN.
Professional experience in Southern Africa, particularly Namibia or South Africa.
Experience working with adolescent populations, particularly AGYW, and/or in demand creation and awareness building.
Experience with PEPFAR programs/projects and reporting requirements.
Experience providing mentorship and supervision to field staff.
Experience developing and managing health databases as well as mobile data collection platforms.
Knowledge and experience with statistical and/or qualitative analysis software such as Epi- Info, STATA, or SPSS/NVivo and Atlas.ti.
Condition of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
This position is based in Windhoek, Namibia with up to 50% travel to the Zambezi region. 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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