Senior Officer, Programs - Temporary

  • Part-time staff position
  • Posted on 29 June 2020
  • Durham, North Carolina, United States | Raleigh, North Carolina, United States | Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
  • Remote position
  • Closing on 29 July 2020
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Job Description

Why Join IntraHealth

IntraHealth International is a global health nonprofit that has worked for 40 years in over 100 countries. We improve the performance of health workers and strengthen the systems in which they work so that everyone everywhere has the health care they need to thrive.

IntraHealth’s programs generate long-term social and economic impact to keep communities around the world healthy, strong, and prosperous. And our dynamic staff are passionate about global health and committed to excellence. Join us. The future of global health starts here.

Summary of Job

The temporary senior program officer (SPO) is a mid-level position within the Center for Program Delivery & Learning. S/he has no direct supervisees and reports to a program manager (PM) or senior program manager (PM/SPM). The SPO will typically have served at the program officer (PO) level for a minimum of two years, demonstrating increased competency and independence, while taking increased responsibility in the performance of all assigned tasks. The SPO supports the PM/SPM and in-country teams in ensuring high-quality program delivery as well as adherence to organizational and donor requirements by supporting both technical and program deliverables, specifically for three PEPFAR/USAID-funded projects: DREAMS/Twagamenwa and KP-STAR projects in Namibia and the regional HIV Care and Treatment Project in Central America. Main responsibilities include operational management and coordination throughout the project life cycle; technical quality management and collaboration by assisting the PM/SPM and in-country teams with sourcing relevant technical experts that will support IntraHealth International’s signature tools and approaches; contributing to new business development through proposal and cost application development; and other support functions as delegated that will foster cohesion and collaboration. The SPO liaises with other HQ and field departments to problem-solve solutions that aid project implementation.

This is a part-time temporary position that will commence from June through September. Although this is a temporary position, there may be an opportunity to extend the assignment depending on business need.

Education & Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree plus 8 years of experience OR a Master’s degree plus 6 years of experience or equivalent in public health, international health, or related fields is required with program management experience.
  • Experience in finance, administration, and management, developing and tracking budgets, logistics, and operations.
  • Experience with USAID- or CDC-funded projects highly desirable.
  • General knowledge of international health program areas (e.g., MNCH/FP, HIV/AIDS, HRH, integrated health).
  • Overseas field experience in low to middle income countries preferred.

Skills & Requirements

  • Ability to analyze and interpret data to inform program and resource mobilization decisions.
  • Comfortable working in teams, with a diverse group of people of various nationalities and cultural backgrounds, as well as acting independently in the implementation of specific tasks, multitasking and prioritizing, working under pressure and meeting deadlines.
  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills, including editing skills.
  • Fluency or professional working proficiency in Spanish and/or French is desirable.
  • Organizational competencies include: Communication & Collaboration; Ethics & Integrity; and Professional Skills.

Key Performance Areas

Operational Management & Coordination | 50%

  • Facilitate the linkages of key staff by supporting the PM/SPM in bringing together country-based project teams and appropriate HQ departments (e.g. HR; Finance and Accounting; Contracts, Procurement, and Pricing) to ensure excellence throughout project life cycle.
  • Prepare and/or review project contract documents (subcontracts, sub-agreements, purchase orders, and Memoranda of Understanding) as requested; support the creation of systems to help manage subcontracts and subgrants.
  • Work closely with the country project finance team and the IntraHealth Finance Department to develop, monitor, track and analyze annual, quarterly and monthly expenditures compared to project budget, including invoice review and preparation of payment requests.
  • Support a culture of data use among project teams by developing tools and other resources to track resource utilization and achievement of results. Orient/train other staff in use of these tools.
  • Lead project knowledge management efforts by maintaining project SharePoint site: archive final project documents, keep project and country landing page information up to date, and maintain project OneDrive for team document sharing.
  • Support the development and facilitation of Learning Plans, Country Portfolio Review Meetings, and data review meetings, documenting and following up on key action items.
  • Assist Measurement & Learning Lead (and/or PM/SPM as relevant) in design, implementation, data analysis, results write-up and dissemination of studies, assessments/evaluations and similar activities.

Technical Quality Management & Collaboration | 25%

  • Support country teams in identifying and coordinating external technical assistance that is responsive and of high-quality through development of scopes of work and coordination of logistics.
  • Assist PM/SPM and in-country staff with development of annual workplans and budgets that are feasible, responsive to local needs, reasonable in cost, and deliver sustainable results. May lead development of assigned sections or deliverables.
  • Support project monitoring efforts by creating and/or adapting dashboards and other tools to ensure project deliverables are completed on time and in accordance with contract scope of work.
  • Contribute to program visibility efforts through development, editing and formatting of products for IntraHealth’s various social media channels detailing project innovations, results and impact. Support the development of technical publications and journal articles, where applicable.
  • Support the preparation and facilitation of frequent project reviews to assess progress and the quality of work being conducted.
  • Support the preparation, editing, and formatting of quarterly and annual reports and other project deliverables.

New Business Development | 15%

  • May support pre-positioning efforts including conducting desk research and landscape analyses and participation in strategic planning.
  • Contribute to technical application including supporting development of workplans and management and staffing plans, and by providing targeted technical inputs as requested and in collaboration with the technical lead.
  • Support cost application development through verification of local costs, development of activity budgets, and management of consortium partner cost applications, while ensuring budgets are aligned with technical application.
  • Participate in interviews for non-key personnel.

Other | 10%

  • Assist in internal systems improvement initiative working groups, as needed.
  • Represent IntraHealth at external conferences and events, as assigned.
  • Undertake other related tasks as requested by supervisor.

Summary of Benefits

IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package for permanent classified roles. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.

IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

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About the Organization

Dedicated to strengthening health workers and the systems that support them, IntraHealth International has served the public health needs of developing countries for 30 years. We bring about positive change by harnessing the potential of technology, valuing the power of partnership, and maintaining a sharp focus on the health worker. To help close the gap in access to health care we have developed and share a depth of expertise in: •Health workforce and systems strengthening •Health worker training and performance •eHealth solutions •Maternal, newborn and child health •Family planning and reproductive health •HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis prevention, treatment and care •Malaria prevention and treatment •Gender equality. Founded in 1979 as the Intrah program at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, IntraHealth incorporated as an independent nonprofit organization in 2003. We have worked in more than 75 countries throughout our history, and currently have programs in over 30 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Eurasia. Our work is funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Pfizer, Inc., the Tides Foundation, and by individual contributors. IntraHealth’s main office is in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We also have offices in Washington, DC, Armenia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Southern Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

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