FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following position on our USAID-funded Control and Elimination Program for Neglected Tropical Diseases (CEP-NTD).
The CEP-NTD program is a global USAID-funded, 5-year, multi-million-dollar program intended to support disease-endemic countries to control and/or eliminate NTDs with proven, cost-effective public health interventions to treat and measure treatment impact against seven NTDs: lymphatic filariasis, blinding trachoma, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, and three intestinal worms known as soil-transmitted helminths. Building on the successes that have been achieved through previous USAID investments to expand national, integrated NTD programs, CEP-NTD will continue to support countries in their advancement towards global elimination goals, and to support countries to effectively access and leverage the drug donations needed to control the NTDs that cannot be eliminated with current strategies
Broadly the Program Manager plans, executes, and finalizes project’s activities according to strict deadlines and within budget. He/she manages and defines the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout the completion of the project(s) life cycle. Creates work plans based on goals/ targets and implement evidence-based interventions in one or more multi-sector areas. The Program Manager and his/her team will be based in Accra, Ghana at the NTD Program Office.
Performs the role of leader and supervisor of the FHI 360 CEP-NTD team that works with the Ministry of Health (MOH)/Ghana Health Service (GHS) NTD Program.
Plans, directs, and coordinates activities for CEP-NTD to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters.
Reviews plans to determine scheduling, budget, procedures, staffing, and allotment of resources needed for a sound execution.
Develops NTD program planning, coordination and implementation including impact assessments as spelt out in the NTD Program work plans and all its program of activities in close collaboration with the appropriate structures within the MOH. This should be in conformity with existing national and WHO protocols and guidelines.
Establishes, serves and maintains partnerships with internal and external stakeholders on project matters.
Manages the NTD Program to ensure the necessary commodities and logistic arrangements are in place for all program implementation activities including impact assessments.
Manages the timely reporting of all program activities through the USAID workbooks, narrative reports and activity reports as spelt out in subawards and as required by the program. This should include semi-annual reports (SARs), which are to be prepared as a collaborative effort between the FHI 360 NTD team and the MOH NTD Program for submission to the CEP-NTD regional hub upon approval by the NTD Program Manager, and any other NTD Program reports.
Oversees the NTD Program to identify and report potential program threats (SAEs, drugs preemption, stock-outs, etc.) to the appropriate quarters in a timely manner upon approval from the MOH NTD Program Manager.
Works with the M&E Officer, and the Finance Officer and coordinates the support they provide to the NTD Program to ensure the support provided is appropriate.
Leads the NTD Program in effective data collection and management for all targeted NTDs including performance monitoring.
Works with the CEP-NTD Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Director and Knowledge Management Advisor to document best practices and lessons learned.
At least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in public health, epidemiology, social sciences or other related field A minimum of 8+ years of project management experience. Preferable on infectious diseases programs with emphasis on NTDs. Demonstrated experience in multi-sector project management and implementation. Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience. Demonstrated talent management, strategic planning, performance management, staff development, and capacity building experience. Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature and national/international in scope. Experience working with government entities, such as the MOH/GHS. Excellent management and interpersonal skills. Strong ability to plan, organize, prioritize work, and multi-task to meet tight deadlines. High degree of judgment, maturity, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy, analyze, develop and present work results, and monitor and evaluate the implementation of programs. Experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO).
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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