Project Director - Translating Data for Implementation (DFI)

  • Posted on 30 November 2018
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 29 January 2019

Job Description

Provides leadership in the development, management and quality assurance of the 5 year USAID Translating Data for Implementation (DFI) program. Oversees operations and is the primary organization representative for the program. Ensures strong collaboration with funders, government representatives, program partners and other stakeholders. Develops and implements evidence-based interventions, and innovates new practices. Ensures quality and impact of DFI. Represents organization with external sponsors and leads business and resource development efforts. Builds the talent and leadership of other staff working in the program area.

  • Responsible for overall leadership of the DFI program, including managing the team and activities towards project objectives and monitoring expenditure against the budget
  • Responsible for overseeing the development and dissemination of workplans, budgets and project progress reports.
  • Assists grantees/funders to develop and to implement agreements with those responsible for assuring the DFI program meets requirements.
  • Builds new partnerships with agencies to bring additional resources to grantees/funders.
  • Builds and utilizes a range of collaborations and networks to leverage resources & facilitate service delivery for grantees/ funders.
  • Supports government efforts to increase self-reliance, interoperability and functionality in health informatics solutions
  • Leads development of collaborative framework for the program with consortium partners
  • Responsible for managing inputs from program and technical specialists.
  • Analyzes programmatic data to determine areas for improvement and recommendations for strategies to meeting organizational needs.
  • Provides on-going information relevant to programmatic areas and other information via posting on the Web site, through email, mail, fax and phone.
  • Designs, plans and conducts relevant training sessions at conferences, seminars, and workshops for small and large groups.
  • Develops, writes, and submits articles, papers and workshops for presentation at national conferences and other organization related functions.
  • Performs other supervisor assigned annual work plan related job responsibilities and activities in a timely and professional manner.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned by the Director, Project Portfolio.
  • Supports performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support.
Applied Knowledge & Skills:
  • Comprehensive knowledge of design, implementation, and management of programs, particularly related to Strategic Information under PEPFAR.
  • Demonstrated management, supervision, networking and leadership skills working with large complex programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning, administrative, and financial management systems.
  • Demonstrated experience with policy development and in undertaking high-level policy dialogue with different stakeholders.
  • In-depth knowledge in area of expertise.
  • Sensitivity to regional and cultural differences, and understanding of the political, social and ethical issues affecting implementation and participation.
  • Knowledge of various funding mechanisms, general contracting and reporting requirements
  • Strong knowledge of funders’ planning and report systems.
  • Ability to motivate, influence, and collaborate with others.
  • Ability to build positive effective working relationships
  • Excellent follow through
  • Experience in budgeting, financial planning and interpreting financial reports
  • Knowledge of business development process and proposal development * Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Problem Solving & Impact:
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills to plan, organize, and manage resources for successful completion of projects.
  • Prioritizes problems and establishes practical and achievable action plans
  • Ability to apply new critical thinking approaches and overcome barriers to strategic problem solving.
  • Decisions and actions have a significant impact on programs.
  • Problems encountered are complex and highly varied.
  • Exercises judgment to meet business strategies and develops objectives that align with organizational goals.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities.
Supervision Given/Received:
  • Sets goals and budgets for projects and leads department in achieving strategic goals in a particular program area.
  • Leads coordination of resources for ongoing projects across functional areas and addresses/resolves project issues.
  • Typically reports to a Director, Project Portfolio.
  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent • Public Health, Biostatistics, Informatics, Demography, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences or Related Field. PhD a plus.
  • ​Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.
  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of project management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in multi-sector project management and implementation.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature and national/international in scope.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.
  • Experience working in a non-profit organization.
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:
  • Greater than 25%

This job description 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.

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