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Job Summary:

Provides technical and scientific leadership. Assesses current technical, scientific, managerial and operational efficiencies. Provides guidance to ensure that program implementation adheres to appropriate technical standards and guidelines and that programs are technically sound. Responsible for sharing best practices in their field of expertise and contribute to the knowledge base through participation in scientific forums and technical networks. Shares new knowledge/evidence and best practices through collaboration with relevant departments and personnel. Coordinate and work with a diverse group of organizations, such as; the Ministry of Health and Wellness, District Health Management Teams, several international and national development Implementing Partner organizations, and the USAID mission in order to complete work. Oversee management and coordination of FHI 360/ APC 2.0 Project districts.

Accountabilities:

  • Coordinates overall district activities within the organization and ensure that they comply with care standards and quality key performance indicators

  • Identifies opportunities and potential strategies to coordinate the Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives for the project

  • Identifies key priority areas for QI and makes recommendations to the project team

  • Works closely with the district teams and technical team to design, implement, document, and report quality improvement (QI) activities, as per APC 2.0 implementation plan.

  • Facilitates networking with implementing partners in identifying problems and coming up with solutions

  • Provides strategic guidance and commitment to the direction and outcomes of the QI initiatives

  • Participates in periodic QI assessments

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Ensures appropriate and timely technical support to field programs.

  • Ensures the quality of implemented technical activities and systems at all levels.

  • Conducts routine coordination with employees and consultants, on-site and in the field.

  • Strong knowledge and skills in specific technical area/function and general understanding of concepts and principles of related technical areas/functions.

  • Solid knowledge of standards for the technical area/field, operational processes and procedures, work and task flow.

  • Ability to manage own work to job and performance standards.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Demonstrates ability to assess needs within agreed upon duties and considers course of action best to meet those needs.

  • Effectively applies knowledge of technical area to solve range of problems.

  • Demonstrates ability to develop solutions to problems that cannot be solved using existing methods or approaches.

  • Faulty decisions/ recommendations /failures to complete assignments will normally result in serious delays to assigned programs resulting in considerable expenditure of additional time, resources and funds.

  • Decisions and actions impact primarily work flow, project processes and timeframes.

  • Problems encountered are generally varied, requiring review of practices and precedents to resolve.

  • Problem solving involves evaluating and resolving discrepancies with data, analyses, processes, etc. within prescribed guidelines.

  • Policies or guidelines generally exist for most problems; others must be referred to supervisor or more senior professional.

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Coordinates own work flow and sets individual priorities.

  • Works under general guidelines for completion and accuracy as determined by the supervisor.

  • Accomplishes results through lower level staff managers or through experienced staff who exercise independence in their assignments.

  • May manage a centralized functional area of activity.

  • Supervision of District Coordinators

Education:

  • Medical Degree with a minimum of 5-7 years relevant experience or a Nursing Qualification with Master’s degree in Public Health or its international equivalent with 7-9 years relevant work experience in program management

Experience:

  • Relevant experience in management of large projects and/or programs.

  • Has ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.

  • Proficient writing and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience in specialized technical/medical field of study.

  • Conversant with US Government rules and regulations

  • Experience with Quality Improvement

  • Experience with HIV/AIDS Programming and PEPFAR program implementation

  • Strong knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures with program design; demonstrated leadership or training experience preferred;

  • Conversant with Microsoft Office packages

  • Ability to travel in country periodically

  • Fluent in Setswana and English.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.

  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.

Travel Requirements:

  • 10% – 25%

This job posting 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.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

Please click here to continue searching FHI 360’s Career Portal.

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FHI 360 (formerly Family Health International) is a nonprofit human development organization based in North Carolina. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. Established in 1971, the organization has long managed in projects relating to family planning and reproductive health. In 1986 the organization began a worldwide response to HIV/AIDS. FHI's research and programs also address malaria, tuberculosis, and other infectious and chronic diseases and international agencies, governments, foundations, research institutions, and individual donors.

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, technology, communication and social marketing — 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.

As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.

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Job Summary:

Provides technical and scientific leadership. Assesses current technical, scientific, managerial and operational efficiencies. Provides guidance to ensure that program implementation adheres to appropriate technical standards and guidelines and that programs are technically sound. Responsible for sharing best practices in their field of expertise and contribute to the knowledge base through participation in scientific forums and technical networks. Shares new knowledge/evidence and best practices through collaboration with relevant departments and personnel. Coordinate and work with a diverse group of organizations, such as; the Ministry of Health and Wellness, District Health Management Teams, several international and national development Implementing Partner organizations, and the USAID mission in order to complete work. Oversee management and coordination of FHI 360/ APC 2.0 Project districts.

Accountabilities:

  • Coordinates overall district activities within the organization and ensure that they comply with care standards and quality key performance indicators

  • Identifies opportunities and potential strategies to coordinate the Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives for the project

  • Identifies key priority areas for QI and makes recommendations to the project team

  • Works closely with the district teams and technical team to design, implement, document, and report quality improvement (QI) activities, as per APC 2.0 implementation plan.

  • Facilitates networking with implementing partners in identifying problems and coming up with solutions

  • Provides strategic guidance and commitment to the direction and outcomes of the QI initiatives

  • Participates in periodic QI assessments

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Ensures appropriate and timely technical support to field programs.

  • Ensures the quality of implemented technical activities and systems at all levels.

  • Conducts routine coordination with employees and consultants, on-site and in the field.

  • Strong knowledge and skills in specific technical area/function and general understanding of concepts and principles of related technical areas/functions.

  • Solid knowledge of standards for the technical area/field, operational processes and procedures, work and task flow.

  • Ability to manage own work to job and performance standards.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Demonstrates ability to assess needs within agreed upon duties and considers course of action best to meet those needs.

  • Effectively applies knowledge of technical area to solve range of problems.

  • Demonstrates ability to develop solutions to problems that cannot be solved using existing methods or approaches.

  • Faulty decisions/ recommendations /failures to complete assignments will normally result in serious delays to assigned programs resulting in considerable expenditure of additional time, resources and funds.

  • Decisions and actions impact primarily work flow, project processes and timeframes.

  • Problems encountered are generally varied, requiring review of practices and precedents to resolve.

  • Problem solving involves evaluating and resolving discrepancies with data, analyses, processes, etc. within prescribed guidelines.

  • Policies or guidelines generally exist for most problems; others must be referred to supervisor or more senior professional.

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Coordinates own work flow and sets individual priorities.

  • Works under general guidelines for completion and accuracy as determined by the supervisor.

  • Accomplishes results through lower level staff managers or through experienced staff who exercise independence in their assignments.

  • May manage a centralized functional area of activity.

  • Supervision of District Coordinators

Education:

  • Medical Degree with a minimum of 5-7 years relevant experience or a Nursing Qualification with Master's degree in Public Health or its international equivalent with 7-9 years relevant work experience in program management

Experience:

  • Relevant experience in management of large projects and/or programs.

  • Has ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.

  • Proficient writing and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience in specialized technical/medical field of study.

  • Conversant with US Government rules and regulations

  • Experience with Quality Improvement

  • Experience with HIV/AIDS Programming and PEPFAR program implementation

  • Strong knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures with program design; demonstrated leadership or training experience preferred;

  • Conversant with Microsoft Office packages

  • Ability to travel in country periodically

  • Fluent in Setswana and English.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.

  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.

Travel Requirements:

  • 10% - 25%

This job posting 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.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

Please click here to continue searching FHI 360's Career Portal.

2020-11-07

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