Project Management Specialist (Deputy Infectious Disease Team Lead)

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 30 April 2021
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Closing on 12 May 2021
  • Current
  • Annual gross 27,642 - 49,770 US Dollar

Job Description

STATEMENT OF DUTIES

1. General Statement of Purpose of the Contract

Reporting directly to the Infectious Diseases (ID) Team Lead, the Deputy provides technical, operational, and management support and is involved in the planning, design, and evaluation of ID Team activities. The incumbent shares leadership with the ID Team Lead in providing day-to-day oversight for the entire ID portfolio, including budgetary, procurement, reporting and programmatic activities. S/he is responsible for helping the team achieve its results and supervises three health professionals.

S/he facilitates communication and maintains collaborative working relationships with mid- to senior level staff at USAID and other USG agencies, government officials of the Federal Ministry of Health, Regional and City Health Bureaus, Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Organization (HAPCO), regional HAPCOs, donors and other government entities and non-governmental organisations working in the area of Infectious Diseases. S/he represents USAID on various high-level governing bodies and technical working groups to support coordination and harmonization of infectious disease activities in Ethiopia, as needed.

S/he facilitates communication and maintains collaborative working relationships with mid- to senior level staff at USAID and other USG agencies, government officials of the Federal Ministry of Health, Regional and City Health Bureaus, Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Organization (HAPCO), regional HAPCOs, donors and other government entities and non-governmental organisations working in the area of Infectious Diseases. S/he represents USAID on various high-level governing bodies and technical working groups to support coordination and harmonization of infectious disease activities in Ethiopia, as needed.

2. Statement of Duties to be Performed

The Deputy Infectious Diseases (ID) Team Lead provides operational leadership in the implementation of USAID Infectious Disease activities in Ethiopia. S/he must have an understanding of the entire Infectious Diseases portfolio and may serve as an Assistance/Contracts Officer Representative or Activity Manager for selected programs. In this capacity, the Deputy will monitor program progress and identify implementation achievements as well as problems in performance and initiate appropriate actions in consultation with the ID Team Lead and other ID Team Members. Specific activities of the Deputy ID Team Lead include the following:

A. ADMINISTRATION OF THE INFECTIOUS DISEASES PORTFOLIO (30%)

B. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (50%)

C. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT MONITORING (20%)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

a. Education: A Medical degree plus a master’s degree in Public Health, International Development, Health, Social or Behavioral Sciences, Organizational Development, Epidemiology, Biology, Infectious Disease, Political Science, or Business Administration.

b. Prior Experience: A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in clinical care and management of infectious diseases in Ethiopia is required. Experience in HIV/AIDS, particularly with PEPFAR programs is required. Three of the seven years should include experience in program design and management. At least one year of supervisory experience.

c. Language: Fluent in spoken and written English (IV). The ability to communicate effectively in Level 4 in both spoken and written in Amharic and/or another Ethiopian regional language is required

CLOSING DATE/TIME: May 12, 2021

About the Organization

The United States has a long history of extending a helping hand to those people overseas struggling to make a better life, recover from a disaster or striving to live in a free and democratic country. It is this caring that stands as a hallmark of the United States around the world -- and shows the world our true character as a nation. U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America's foreign policy interests in expanding democracy and free markets while improving the lives of the citizens of the developing world. Spending less than one-half of 1 percent of the federal budget, USAID works around the world to achieve these goals. USAID's history goes back to the Marshall Plan reconstruction of Europe after World War Two and the Truman Administration's Point Four Program. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed the Foreign Assistance Act into law and created by executive order USAID. Since that time, USAID has been the principal U.S. agency to extend assistance to countries recovering from disaster, trying to escape poverty, and engaging in democratic reforms. USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. Our Work supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting: * economic growth, agriculture and trade; * global health; and, * democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance. USAID's Strategy in Senegal Senegal has progressed significantly in the past decade both politically and economically. This progress has led to the country achieving eligibility status for the Millennium Challenge Account, due primarily to its strong commitment to ruling justly, investing in people, and promoting economic freedom. A democratic, predominantly Muslim but secular country, Senegal is a moderating voice in the Islamic and African worlds. USAID assists Senegal to enhance the productivity of its people and, in so doing, create jobs for unemployed youth, improve access to education and health care and further institutionalize democracy.

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