FHI360 Senior Program Manager – HIV Surveillance among Key Populations in Washington, District Of Columbia

FHI 360 is currently seeking a Senior Program Manager – HIV Surveillance among Key Populations for a five-year CDC-funded project on HIV-focused population surveys in countries supported under PEPFAR. This activity is going into a second phase and will expand beyond the general population-focused Population HIV Impact Assessments (PHIA’s) to now include HIV-focused surveys and size estimations of key and priority populations in PEPFAR-supported countries. These activities serve to assess program impact to inform national and local responses to HIV, mostly located in sub-Saharan Africa. These surveys estimate HIV prevalence and incidence, viral load, drug resistance, and other biomarkers; inform the uptake of prevention and treatment services; and estimate progress towards population-level UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets. The surveys may also measure diseases and health conditions related to HIV, such as TB, hepatitis, and syphilis, to inform compatible public health action. The activities include generating high quality laboratory and interview data using standardized methods; strengthening local survey capacity; ensuring publicly accessible data to improve public health programs; and creating specimen repositories for future study.

FHI 360 has a long history of scientific and technical expertise in designing and managing large-scale national surveys, such as second-generation Biological and Behavioral Surveys (BBS) and Behavioral Surveillance Surveys (BSS), as well as project-specific Behavioral Monitoring Surveys (BMS). Since 1993, FHI 360 staff have measured the levels of risk behavior within communities and used this data to adapt and strengthen organizational and country responses. In 2000, FHI 360 wrote the most widely used BSS guidelines and standards (the ‘Red Book’), and worked under the leadership of CDC/WHO/UNAIDS on the updated 2017 biobehavioral survey guidelines among populations at risk of HIV. FHI 360 has worked with various national and local governments to conduct 130 BSS/BBS’s in 50 countries and has also provided technical assistance and support to many national governments to estimate the size of most-at-risk and hidden population groups.

The Senior Program Manager (SPM) – HIV Surveillance among Key Populations, under the PEPFAR Program led by ICAP, will oversee all aspects of FHI 360’s Program performance. Under the supervision of the FHI 360 SI/M&E Director, the SPM will serve as the project’s principal contact point for ICAP, CDC, health ministries, and implementing partners. The SPM will supervise and oversee project staff and consultants. S/he will have overall responsibility for ensuring that procedures are established and adhered to for activity development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, procurement, budgeting, and financial accounting. S/he will provide overall supervision of implementing partners and activities and ensure timely progress against schedules, achievement of deliverables, and quality of results.

Essential Job Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities

  • Lead and provide day-to-day management oversight and technical guidance to the Program, including general financial oversight and programmatic monitoring, ensuring quality and timeliness of all activities

  • Oversee the Program’s technical and strategic planning, including annual work plan, budget, progress reports, and financial reports, and ensure timeliness and quality of project deliverables

  • Ensure that programming complies with priorities and systems of the local health ministries where survey activities will take place, ICAP, the funder (CDC), and FHI 360/global rules and regulations, and that systems are in place so that local implementing agencies fully comply with programming, implementation, reporting, and evaluation procedures

  • Serve as the primary liaison for the Program with the ICAP, government counterparts, other stakeholders, and FHI 360 headquarters, playing a coordination role as needed

  • Provide ongoing programming/technical support and guidance to build the capacity of the government counterparts, and ensure the production of high quality reports, articles, and fact sheets

  • Conduct appropriate monitoring of subprojects to achieve financial, administrative, and programmatic goals

  • Manage the selection, development, supervision, and evaluation of assigned staff and budgets, including recruitment, establishment of performance expectations, performance assessments, and recommended actions based on performance (e.g., recognition, disciplinary action, etc.)

  • Provide leadership and team building at the project level and supervise project staff

  • Represent the project and FHI 360 with external audiences as needed

  • Participate and contribute to the overall mission of FHI 360

  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor

Minimum Requirements

  • PhD in relevant field, with at least five years of professional experience; OR an MS/MA/MPH/MBA in international development, public health, or related field and at least 10 years of relevant professional experience, and at least four of which are at senior-level project management; OR a BS/BA in public health or related field and at least 12 years of relevant professional experience, and at least eight of which are of senior-level experience in coordinating development efforts in public health

  • Experience managing U.S. government-funded projects with sub-awards to local partners highly desirable and preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, lead teams, make high-level decisions, and navigate politically-sensitive terrain

  • Familiarity with U.S. government programming and rules and regulations

  • Experience working with an international non-governmental organization (NGO) preferred

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

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.

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

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