POSITION TITLE: Senior Program Officer, CAP-TB Project
REPORTS TO: Associate Director, CAP-TB Project
This position is responsible for overseeing the design and implementation process of the National Action Plan to Combat Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis (NAP) project, providing technical assistance to partner agencies in implementing active TB drug-safety monitoring and management (aDSM) for new drugs and treatment regimens for MDR-TB, and contributing to document project tools and procedures, which could be adopted by national TB prevention and control program.
As member of a program team, s/he will provide program oversight and system improvement/development for field programs. The SPO willmonitor and support the program from initiation through delivery. S/he will collaborate with the Associate Director of CAP-TB project to organize the interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/program on schedule and within budget constraints.
• Provides ongoing programmatic; management; and financial oversight required by projects.
• Establishes strong cross-functional relationships and exhibits strong leadership skills with FHI 360 team and implementing agencies to ensure efficient execution of the project management processes.
• Proactively identifies potential operational challenges and in collaboration with team members provides resolution plans to ensure project remains on track
• Acquires and maintains an in-depth knowledge of the projects and assists other project staff to obtain this knowledge.
• Maintains cross functional project timelines in partnership with FHI 360 team and implementing agencies.
• Assistsin determining the activities to support the project’s priorities.
• Documents and coordinates review of project tools and procedures.
• Participates in resource development efforts to identify resource development opportunities and support proposal development teams, as necessary.
• SupportsAssociate Director of CAP-TB Project and builds capacity of implementing partners to manage programming.
• May serve as a resource for others within the organization for project management expertise.
• Develops and maintains compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and government representatives
• Represents field programs and other organizations, including donors, and local and international partners.
• Contributes to annual strategic planning, work planning and budgeting processes.
• Performs other duties as assigned by Associate Director of CAP-TB Project.
EXPERTISE AND COMPLEXITY:
• Masters’ degree in public health, social sciences or related field, and 7 years’ relevant experience with international development programs
• Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, TB, reproductive health, family planning, public health, and community health programs
• Effective strategic planning and project management skills
• Experiencing with managing and reporting on donor funded projects.
• Ability to analyze and establish effective and supportive cross- program coordination, organizational procedures, and management systems.
• Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills to plan, organize, and manage resources for successful completion of projects
• Written and verbal communication skills.
• Relevant language skills.
• Relevant computer software skills.
• Work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow, may structure work of staff members.
TYPE AND NATURE OF CONTACTS:
This position will work in close coordination with FHI/APRO 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
The Senior 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 regional and China program activities and represent FHI360 at some meetings as appropriate.