Salary is commensurate with experience and education
Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by 06/30/2017.
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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 Ukraine in 2011 at the invitation of CDC and the Ukraine Ministry of Health (MOH). Today, I-TECH's key partners in Ukraine include the MOH National Center for Public Health and Bogomolets National Medical University Ukrainian Center of Family Medicine (UCFM), as well as several other local institutions. Together with these partners, I-TECH works to strengthen training on HIV care and treatment, build the capacity of local training centers, and support continuous quality improvement at the facility-level.
I-TECH has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (50% FTE) 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 the Country Representatives (CR), 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.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
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.
Assure effective communication between headquarters and country office, including sharing emerging issues and initiatives with CO leadership.
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.
As specific program needs emerge, identify technical resources at I-TECH Headquarters, assuring those 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.
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.
Participate in quarterly Country Stakeholder Group meetings with other PIs, SPMs, 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.
Prepare program monitoring reports to funders in collaboration with Country Office staff.
In collaboration with the CR and CO staff, develop workplans and M&E plans for effective implementation and monitoring of grant activities.
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 others to promote knowledge sharing and learning across teams.
Work with PI and Program Director, in 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.
Budget Development & Monitoring
As delegated by PI and in collaboration with CR, responsible for all grants financial and budget performance in country.
Work with Country Representative in leading the development of the annual grant budget.
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.
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 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.
Prepare reports as required by the primary award sponsor, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), including semiannual and annual reports, responses to requires of award terms and conditions, and ad hoc requests.
Be familiar with UW, I-TECH, and US federal regulations and policies, as well as grant- specific terms and conditions. Support all members of the team to assure compliance will all applicable requirements.
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, Public Administration or related degree with at least 5 years' program management experience within global health programs.
Other skills required:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of health systems strengthening in developing countries.
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 represent I-TECH with a wide range of officials and partners.
Previous grant writing and management skill experience, and project planning and management skills.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to think conceptually about evaluation questions and to apply evaluation theory to practice.
Ability to travel as needed to facilitate project progress.
Condition of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
This part time position is based at the I-TECH offices at the UW in Seattle. The SPM position requires up to 20% travel to countries that often lack adequate public health and safety infrastructure. Travelers must be prepared to follow the UW and US government recommended precautions and prophylaxis for travel safety and disease prevention. The SPM 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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