Senior Program Officer, EpiC Program
FHI 360
Washington DC (United States)
Grade: Unspecified
Occupations: Programme and Project Management
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Program Description

Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). EpiC is dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control and the project provides strategic technical assistance (TA) and direct service delivery (DSD) to break through barriers to 95-95-95 and promote self-reliant management of national HIV programs by improving HIV case-finding, prevention, and treatment programming. EpiC is dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control among at-risk adult men, women, priority populations and key populations and the project is led by FHI 360 with core partners Population Services International (PSI), Palladium Group, Right to Care, and Gobee Group. While originally designed as a HIV program, EpiC has been modified to accept Pillar 2 COVID-19 funding to prevent, prepare for, respond to and bolster health systems to address COVID-19 and reemergence. Currently, EpiC and its consortium members are implementing Pillar 2 COVID-19 activities in more than 20 countries on three continents. EpiC is seeking for qualified candidates to fill the vacant position of Program Officer III at its HQ office to contribute to COVID-19 efforts around vaccine roll-out and scale up of COVID-19 clinical care as well as support ongoing HIV projects in Asia.

Position Description

The Senior Program Officer is primarily responsible for providing technical assistance and support on a full range of project management issues to the global EpiC program and EpiC project staff located in field offices. The successful candidate will also collect, compile, and analyze information relevant to the program; provide project support for a full range of activities including project start-up, compliance and programmatic monitoring and close-out; liaise with project field offices related to program management and execution. The Senior Program Officer will ensure compliance with internal and external regulations, monitor budgets for programs, and develop monitoring systems for reviewing project status. The Senior Program Officer ensures completion of program while adhering to budget, scope, and schedule requirements. He/she/they develops/reviews work plans, budgets, grant documents, environmental mitigation and monitoring plans, team operating agreements, USAID waiver requires and prepares presentations while supporting other related program objectives and deliverables.

Suitably qualified candidates openly living with HIV and/or who are representative of the key populations affected by HIV are also actively encouraged to apply.

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • Provide technical and management support to initiate, implement and monitor EpiC project COVID-19 vaccine and clinical care programs, as well as HIV projects in Asia, including communicating with USAID Missions, developing work plans, ensuring effective implementation, troubleshooting, and monitoring program activities.
  • Track performance against project timelines, budget, objectives, and deliverables.
  • Serve as point of contact and interacting independently with EpiC field-based colleagues, using good judgment to monitor and address issues in a timely manner, and keeping senior project management apprised of activity progress.
  • Assist with the preparation of project administrative reports and documenting program activities and deliverables for assigned portfolio or country programs.
  • Ensure timely implementation and achievement of project performance objectives and deliverables.
  • Respond to programmatic, financial, administrative, and logistics needs and requirements generated from EpiC leadership, and act as primary point of contact for select countries.
  • Coordinate the provision of technical and management support to established country programs, e.g. managing employee and consultant hiring process including recruitment, interviewing, and development of solicitations and scopes of work.
  • Contribute to the EpiC project annual work planning and budgeting processes.
  • Ensure compliance with FHI 360 procurement and financial reporting procedures by field-based programs and serving as a resource to field finance and administrative staff on procurement and payment procedures.
  • Draft and submit program agreements, (subcontracts, purchase orders, sub-award, consultant agreements, etc.) in a timely manner.
  • Serve as the liaison for internal units, such as Accounting, Travel, Contracts, Business Services, and others.
  • Maintain and update project tracking sheets for deliverables, contracts, and accruals, as well as maintaining relevant project files.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree (Masters preferred) or its International Equivalent – Public Health, International Development, Human Development or Related Field. 
  • Minimum of 8 + years’ experience with program management, cross- cultural communications, USAID rules and regulations. 
  • Substantial experience using computerized information systems. 
  • Experience with USAID funded health programming.
  • Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff. 
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.  Spanish or French skills would be welcome.
  • Prior team lead experience preferred. 
  • Demonstrated leadership experience preferred.

Typical Physical Demands

  • Typical office environment. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

Technology to be Used

  • Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.

Travel Requirements

  • 10%-25%

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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