International is seeking a qualified Project Manager for the International
Development Group’s (IDG’s) Global Health Division (GHD). GHD currently has a
staff of over 400 and works in over 25 countries. GHD implements broad-based
programs in infectious diseases –specifically NTDs, HIV, and Malaria;
Integrated Health; and Health Systems Strengthening. The Project Manager will
sit within the Project’s Implementation Unit and primarily support the newly
awarded five-year Act to End NTDs | East Project (through 2023).
positions will be based in either Washington D.C. or Research Triangle Park,
NC, report to an Act|East Senior Manager, and require international travel
Senior Manager and Chiefs of Party (COPs) to respond to requests for
information and ensure project leadership and USAID are informed in a timely
manner regarding project challenges, grantee issues, or changes to work plans
or budgets, and disseminating key results.
technical performance monitoring and support Senior Manager to ensure quality
implementation across required deliverables.
country-specific goals within the portfolio are met in accordance with USAID
rules and regulations.
Support the Project
Coordinator to monitor project activities and spending to ensure proper
activity planning and to meet USAID financial and management reporting
support for annual work plan and budget development and for project semi-annual
reports. Responsible for drafting annual work plan and semi-annual reports for
countries without COP functions.
preparation, review, and submission of selected country work plans, ensuring
consistency of technical approaches across countries and alignment with project
contribute to preparation of project documents for submission to USAID (e.g., semiannual
report, annual work plan, etc.).
teams and national NTD programs to identify technical assistance needs and ensure
assistance is provided in an efficient and effective manner.
to relevant technical resources within ACT|East, RTI, partners, or external
to develop scopes of work for technical assistance and work with Technical
Unit, country teams, and Project Coordinators to identify needed talent and
collaboration with the Project Coordinator, liaise with national program
managers, drug donation programs, and WHO to monitor procurement of donated and
purchased drugs (e.g., submitting applications, timing of drug shipments,
in-country supply chain, etc.).
and country teams to develop periodic health highlights for USAID Missions and
content for country examples at technical reviews such as USAID Data Days. In
countries without COP functions, develop these in consultation with national
internal monthly country work plan review meetings
monthly country updates for USAID
Project Coordinator to arrange high-profile field visits for USAID staff and
other partners (pharma, drug donation organizations, etc).
with COPs to develop talking points, briefing documents, and other technical
content (under technical unit or MEL direction), to address ad hoc
requirements, meetings, or celebrations.
communications materials periodically to ensure accuracy.
Communications Manager to support fulfillment of communications strategy goals
(e.g., disseminate information of country-level activities, assist to identify
stories for publication and sharing through various media).
international travel as needed.
technical and management support to a regional portfolio of project activities
to ensure high-quality support and management of country-level project
up-to-date knowledge on current WHO technical guidelines and research on NTDs.
technical review and oversight of execution of country work plan activities, in
accordance with WHO guidelines for NTD control and elimination. Serve as
headquarters-based surge support for COPs and country teams.
grow within an area of technical specialization. Collaborate with the Technical
Unit to provide discrete technical support to countries based on relevant
skills and needs.
technical expertise on use of relevant tools or support MEL and other units to
build country-level capacity.
Review and provide
feedback on MOH strategic plans and other high-level documents.
the Project Technical team to build capacity of national programs, ACT|EAST
country teams, and other stakeholders through training facilitation or direct
grow RTI’s scientific stature in NTDs: documentation of project accomplishments
and innovation in peer-reviewed journals, development of technical briefs,
blogs, etc; present, review and attend relevant global and regional technical
meetings and conferences.
part of conferences, webinars, communities of practice, etc.
opportunities to build RTI’s work and impact in NTDs (or other relevant technical
areas) through engagement in business development efforts, where appropriate