JOB TITLE ： Program Officer, CAP-TB Project
LOCATION ：Remote worker, China
REPORTS TO ：Country Program Manager, CAP-TB Project
This position is responsible for organizing, implementing, coordinating, and monitoring project activities of Control and Prevention of Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis (CAP-TB) project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in China. S/he works with implementing partners/agencies in technical assistance, project design, training program design and delivery, proposal and contractual agreement development, coordination, provision and arrangement of monitoring and technical visits and inputs, project evaluation and reporting.
Assists in developing, coordinating, and monitoring the annual workplan and budget for the assigned activities.
Assists in developing, coordinating, and implementing technical assistance and capacity building plans, training programs and subprojects with collaborating partners, implementing partners, stakeholders and government.
Assists in developing subgrants/subcontracts and ensuring that they are completed, reviewed, approved, amended and filed in a systematic and timely way as required.
Works closely with technical and program staff, Finance, Contracts & Grants, Administration and/or FHI 360 country program staff in project management, monitoring and reporting of the responsible subprojects/activities.
Assures that technical assistance is provided to implementing agencies/partners when needed and follows up the work progress.
Assists in developing consultancy agreements and works closely with technical officers to track work through final payment.
Monitors expenditures against approved budget and program needs and recommends modification to budget or program as appropriate.
Consults, informs and discusses with supervisor to ensure that program activities are implemented based on the FHI 360 and donor regulations.
Provides progress reports for the assigned subprojects/activities and ensures timely submission of the reports.
Travels when needed to coordinate, monitor and/or participate in related China program activities.
Represents FHI 360 at project sites and meetings as needed.
Performs other relevant duties as assigned.
Develop, submit and track workplans, budgets, technical assistance requests or provision, and capacity building plans for China activities in timely manner.
Develop sub-grants and other subcontracting documents between FHI 360 and implementing partners and process internally for review, approval and execution.
Ensure that the program activities achieve their objectives in a technically sound way and in a timely manner.
Follow up for and submit periodic narrative and financial reports, including revised budgets as appropriate on time.
Develop consultancy service agreements for FHI 360 to provide technical assistance to partner agencies and follow up for reports and payment.
Coordinate meetings, trainings and workshops, facilitate sessions, and workshop logistics.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, ABILITIES, EXPERTISE AND COMPLEXITY:
Knowledge of TB, HIV/AIDS, public health, and community health programs
Ability to organize capacity building and training programs. Training and/or facilitation skills an advantage.
Excellent management skills and ability to monitor diverse subprojects/activities, set up priorities and plan for successful program implementation
Excellent interpersonal and team work skills
Excellent written and spoken English
Competent in using Microsoft Office package, particularly, Word, Excel and Power Point
Strong problem solving and analytical skills
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and work with others effectively
TYPE AND NATURE OF CONTACTS:
This position will work in close coordination with FHI 360 staff from Program, Technical, Contract & Grants, Finance and Administration units. It is also necessary for the Program Officer to liaise with collaborating partners, implementing agencies, stakeholders and government officials on a regular basis, depending upon the contexts of the responsible activities.
SUPERVISORY AND BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY
Supervisory responsibility is not applicable. The Program Officer is responsible for developing and managing the allocated budget for the assigned subprojects, training and other activities and in revising annual budgets as needed.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Usual office working conditions and travel domestically and/or internationally as needed to develop, coordinate, monitor and/or participate in China program activities and represent FHI 360 at some meetings as appropriate.
Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or related field is required;
3-5 years’ experience progressively responsible work in TB or public health program in managing and/or implementing TB prevention and care projects/programs with NGOs or donor agencies or governmental agencies;
Must have a thorough understanding of public health practices, theory, and methods
Excellent written and spoken English
Computer software skills, especially, MS Office programs.