Salary is commensurate with experience and education
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The Department of Global Health was established in 2007, bridging the schools of Medicine and Public Health, with a mandate to harness the expertise and interdisciplinary power of all UW schools and colleges. Our mission is to improve health for all through research, education, training, and service; to understand and address the causes of disease and health inequities at multiple levels; and to collaborate with partners to develop and sustain locally-led, quality health systems, programs and policies. Driven by tremendous interest among both students and faculty, the Department has grown explosively to more than 400 graduate students and hundreds more undergraduates. We have more than 380 faculty and 1,000 staff working on projects across 130 countries with our deepest ties in United States, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Mozambique, India, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nicaragua. At the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and equity for all.
In 2009 the University of Washington began working with several US and African universities to form a consortium to create a model program to provide future global health leaders with practical skills that are currently not part of traditional training in the health professions. The goal is to strengthen health systems in Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Botswana. The group adopted the name Afya Bora Consortium (Swahili for Better Health) to reflect the goal of an Africa-centered fellowship that would bring together institutions from the South to train health professionals from the Ministry of Health, PEPFAR implementing partners and universities in impactful leadership, high-quality program management and rigorous evaluation. The Afya Bora Consortium is comprised of a multi-institutional consortium, including the University of Washington, University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University and University of California, San Francisco and international institutions in Africa that include University of Nairobi, Botswana University, Makerere University, and Muhimbili University, with collaborative interactions with the local African groups that include Ministry of Health, PEPFAR missions, CDC field station, and NGOs. Now in its sixth year, the Afya Bora Consortium Fellowship has enrolled 43 nurses, 54 doctors, and 3 public health professionals from Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and the United States in a one-year fellowship training program. Of the 80 program graduates, 100% of African fellows have remained in their home countries during the last 5 years. Emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach has helped us achieve gender equity within our trainee cohort with 64% female Fellows.
The Department of Global Health has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Program Manager. The Program Manager will manage health systems strengthening efforts in 5 international sites. The Program Manager will direct all administrative aspects of the Afya Bora Consortium at all 9 universities. Along with the Principal Investigator, the Program Manager will ensure that the mission of the program is fulfilled. With a high degree of autonomy, independent judgment and discretion the Program Manager will be responsible for an annual budget of over $8.6 Million which is supported by the NIH, Office of AIDS Research, the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The Program Manager will be required to make strategic spending decisions and allocate costs to appropriate departments based on negotiated memorandums of understanding. Spending decisions will include support for salaries, research, recruitment, and administrative expenses. Budgetary responsibilities will include budgeting and spending on equipment, events, and professional services. This will require negotiating service contracts with professional services and memorandums of understanding between international institutions. The Program Manager will also work to strategically expand the program structure to other international sites and PEPFAR target countries, oversee the execution of strategic plan, coordinate with local, international stakeholders, manage the program communications plan, including promotional materials for internal and external use, as well as implement program activities such as speaker events, seminars, and pilot research grants.
Program Leadership and Management
Work with Country Leads, PIs, funders and/or technical experts in defining grant program or project deliverables, developing project plans and budgets, and directing team members in accomplishment of their duties.
Develop, manage, and oversee all administrative aspects of Afya Bora Consortium involving 4 US institutions and multiple international partners and universities.
Represent Afya Bora Program in meetings with ministry officials, funding agencies, or partner organizations.
Manage team on deliverables including the development of concept notes, proposals/protocols and technical reports due to donors and other stakeholders.
Monitor project progress against adopted plans and UW standards and Operating Principles, addressing technical, quality and teamwork challenges, as needed, to maintain project momentum.
Serve as a central liaison for the investigators, fellows, partnering institutions, departments, and central administration
Network with leaders from Consortium collaborating organizations to promote knowledge sharing and manage new collaborations.
Budget Development & Monitoring
Oversee budget management, M&E, and donor reporting activities
Responsible for all grants financial and budget performance in country.
Prepare, monitor and review monthly expense reports against adopted budgets; authorizes or recommends the approval of expenditures consistent with adopted budgets and UW, and funder requirements.
Analyze quarterly revenue and expense reports against budget projections, keeping PI, 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.
Initiate and manage subcontracts to international sites
Develop work plans and collate M&E plans for effective implementation and monitoring of grant activities.
Supervision & HR Management
Supervise team members, helping them set goals, providing feedback and coaching, and fostering professional growth and development
Serve as hiring manager in filling team vacancies, defining jobs, developing interview questions, and selecting candidates in keeping with applicable requirements and hiring process best practices.
As needed, constructively address employee performance deficiencies on a timely basis consistent with applicable policies.
Support and coordinate development of training curriculum with technical experts
Broadcast distance learning activities through scheduling, enrollment, and procurement
Develop program materials and maintaining aspects of program website
Write and/or support development of abstracts for conferences and presentation and posters on specific program scope and achievements as needed.
Oversee coordination of meetings and trainings at international and domestics sites; including follow-up of action items and decisions
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Demonstrated experience in managing complex programs in a diverse and changing work environment.
Experience building organizational structure and implementing systems.
Financial, and program management experience
At least 3 years of work experience in position requiring self-motivation, budgeting, creativity, and planning.
Demonstrated experience working successfully in interdisciplinary groups.
Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills.
Ability to exercise independent judgment, negotiate multi-layered regulatory systems, manage competing priorities, strong organizational and communication skill
Interest in global health, particularly HIV/AIDS, and international research and training
Experience with UW administrative systems
Familiarity with administration of US federal grant
Master's degree in public health, public administration or related field
Condition of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
Ability to travel multiple times per year to Africa and occasional domestic travel
Flexible morning hours for international calls
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