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The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a Center of the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health, a division of the Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Formed in collaboration with its primary partner, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), I-TECH is focused on the mission of working with local partners to develop skilled health care workers and strong national health systems in resource-limited settings. Work is primarily supported through multiple federal awards, many of them targeting prevention, care and treatment of HIV and other infectious diseases, with an annual budget that ranges between $50-85 million. I-TECH is headquartered at UW in Seattle and has offices in 10 of the 30 developing countries where it is invited to work by host governments. Upwards of 600 staff work for I-TECH worldwide.
I-TECH has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time Senior Program Manager - Haiti. This part-time position is for 30 hours a week.
The Senior Program Manager will work with the Centre Haïtien pour le Renforcement du Système de Santé (CHARESS, the prime Haiti-based partner), the I-TECH-based Principal Investigators (PI) and I-TECH Haiti team, the Digital Initiatives Group at I-TECH (DIGI), CDC Haiti and other funders, and the Haiti Ministry of Health and other Haiti-based stakeholders to effectively design, conduct and achieve global health program or project deliverables. The Senior Program Manager assures program and project activities meet adopted I-TECH standards and applicable budgetary requirements.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Program & Team Leadership Work with CHARESS leadership, PIs, funders or technical experts in defining program or project deliverables, developing project plans and budgets, identifying positive health outcomes, and directing team members in accomplishment of their duties. Organize and lead one or more multi-disciplinary technical teams at I-TECH Headquarters, assuring that faculty and professional staff with needed technical expertise and specialized skills fully contribute to successful implementation of adopted project plans and achievement of program and project deliverables on time, within budget, at the level of quality required, and by building local capacity. Facilitate technical team meetings consistent with I-TECH’s Operating Principles and in a manner that sustains team member focus, energy and motivation towards program and project results. Collaborate with team members in identifying opportunities, approaches, and tactics for providing technical assistance and capacity building to the staff of CHARESS, Ministries of Health, and local partners. May participate in ongoing CHARESS leadership activities, consistent with program scope. May represent I-TECH in meetings with Ministry officials, funding agencies, or partner organizations.
Technical Program Oversight Monitor project progress against adopted and approved workplans, I-TECH standards, and Operating Principles, addressing technical, quality and teamwork challenges as needed to maintain project momentum. Assess the viability of approaches and activities proposed by stakeholders that may not be strongly supported by accepted theory or evidence, advocating for a higher level of technical quality where appropriate. Collaborate with CHARESS leadership, PIs, funders, or technical experts in identifying operations research opportunities, advising on the application of relevant I-TECH program standards and principles to project activities and M&E methods. Network with other Senior Program Managers to promote knowledge sharing and learning across teams. Partner with I-TECH senior leadership in identifying opportunities for advancing I-TECH’s strategic priorities. Help expand I-TECH’s funding portfolio by researching new grant opportunities, cultivating relationships with PIs, and developing grant proposals in collaboration with UW and CHARESS staff, or with other partner organizations.
Budget Development & Monitoring Oversee budget management, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and donor reporting activities of assigned technical teams. Regularly monitor and review monthly expense reports against adopted budgets and authorize or recommend the approval of expenditures consistent with adopted budgets and UW, I-TECH, and funder requirements. Provide technical assistance to CHARESS on budget management and reporting.
Supervision & HR Management Supervise individual technical team members- helping them set goals, providing feedback and coaching, and fostering professional growth and development. Serve as hiring manager in filling technical team vacancies, defining jobs, developing interview questions, and selecting candidates in keeping with applicable requirements and hiring process best practices. Champion the development of team member skills. As needed, constructively address employee performance deficiencies on a timely basis consistent with applicable policies.
REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree in Public Health or a related field. Four years of technical global health experience, including at least two years in a supervisory role. 1. Knowledge of the principles and practices of health systems strengthening in developing countries. 2. Project planning and management skills. 3. Supervisory skills and a track record of successfully fostering employee contribution and development. 4. Ability to lead and facilitate cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams. 5. Ability to authoritatively represent I-TECH with a wide range of officials and partners. 6. Grant writing and grants management skills. 7. Strong oral and written communication skills. 8. Ability to work effectively across cultures. 9. Ability to travel, as needed, to facilitate project progress.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •Proficient in French, both written and spoken. Knowledge of health information systems and software development processes. Experience working with Host Analytics software.
Conditions of Employment: This part-time position is based at the I-TECH offices at UW in Seattle. The Senior Program Manager (SPM) job requires up to 30% travel to countries that often lack adequate public health and safety infrastructure. Travelers must be prepared to follow the UW and US government recommended precautions and prophylaxis for travel safety and disease prevention. The travel requirement for the Haiti SPM job is unlikely to surpass 1-2 weeks per year. The SPM job requires participation several times a week in early morning and late evening telephone conference calls in order to accommodate time zone differences between Seattle and its country project sites.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY The Department of Global Health recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age. The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
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