As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Program Manager (SPM). The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a center in the University of Washington's Department of Global Health. I-TECH has projects in more than 20 countries, and its worldwide staff work with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations, medical facilities, and other partners to support efficient, well-ordered health care systems that provide high quality care to all citizens. I-TECH's project in Cote d'Ivoire is aimed at providing direct technical assistance to the Ministry of Health, National HIV Program, National Public Health Laboratory, district health teams, and PEPFAR implementing partners to implement 6 key activities in PEPFAR-supported laboratories including: 1.Strengthen national laboratory policies and increase adherence to national guidelines; 2.Strengthen implementation of national policies, regulatory documents, and guidelines for biosafety and biosecurity; 3.Strengthen laboratorian professional's capacity within the national network; 4.Implement and sustain quality management systems in the entire laboratory network and implement the rapid testing quality improvement initiative (RTQII) for HIV rapid testing; 5.Improve and implement laboratory information systems for improved data management and utilization; 6.Support laboratory-related blood safety interventions and accreditation of laboratories in the National Blood Transfusion Services network. The goal of this project is to build a functional laboratory network to reach 80% saturation for HIV care and treatment in selected districts by offering quality laboratory services and targeting blood banks to ensure quality of blood and blood products, working towards accreditation of laboratories.The Senior Program Manager (SPM) is a senior management position with significant program management, budget oversight, and finance management responsibilities. As delegated by the Principal Investigator (PI), this role works directly with the Country Director (CD) in-country, with funders, with the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders to effectively design, implement, and achieve project deliverables. The SPM is an experienced manager who is able to align project resources to achieve annual deliverables. As such, the SPM will organize annual work planning with the PI and CD as well as assure staffing and other resources can adequately address implementation needs. The SPM will also assure project activities are compliant with award terms and requirements and are integrated and compliant with UW financial, operational, and awards management and administration systems. They report to the PI at HQ and works closely with the CD and the Operations and Finance Director to assure effective Country Office (CO) management of the award in response to funder requirements. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:Project Management & Team Leadership*Manages the project budget and workplan working closely with the PI, the CD and the CO.*Works with the PI, CD, partners, funders and technical experts in defining program/project deliverables.*Coordinates/contributes to project workplans, and M&E plan development with all project staff including timelines and budgets, monitoring project implementation outcomes, and directing team members in accomplishment of their duties. *Manages project resources including a multi-disciplinary staff, assuring appropriate technical expertise is being applied to achieve project deliverables on time, within budget, and at the level of quality required.*Lead monthly and quarterly report writing as well as technical responses to the donor with input from the CO, CD and the PI.*Collaborate with project staff in identifying opportunities and approaches for providing optimal technical assistance and capacity building to the Ministry of Health and local partners.*Regularly communicate project updates to team members, funders, partners and Ministry of Health stakeholders through monthly, quarterly and annual meetings and written reports and concept notes.*Organize and manage team meetings and teleconferences with partners and stakeholders.*Maintain the team's shared folders, calendar and other information management tools.*Monitor project progress against adopted plans and I-TECH policies and practices, addressing technical, quality and teamwork challenges, as needed, to achieve project goals.*Foster team trust, accountability and the development of team member skills.*Participate in I-TECH center meetings with other PIs, Senior Program Managers, and Program Officers to promote knowledge sharing and learning across project and country teams.*Enable and assist project knowledge management and dissemination by contributing to data analysis and writing of manuscripts.*As needed, represent I-TECH in meetings with ministry officials, funding agencies, or partner organizations.Budget Management*Lead the annual operational budget development working closely with in-country Operations and Finance Director, CD, PI and other project staff as applicable.*Develop/update budget trackers on a monthly basis and discuss expenditures with the PI, the CD and HQ-based leadership.*Organize and lead quarterly program and expenditure reviews with the PI, CD and CO.*Develop and manage annual procurement plans. *Coordinate/lead reporting to donors and other stakeholders as needed.*Authorizes or recommends the approval of expenditures consistent with adopted budgets, meeting UW, I-TECH, and funder requirements.*Prepare and monitor internal budget reports in I-TECH's financial systems.*Analyze monthly revenue and expense reports against budget projections, keeping PI, and all project team members apprised of the implications of the program's financial status on program activities. *Advise and collaborate with team members in revising project plans and program activities to align with emerging budgetary, cash flow, and funding realities.*Organize and coordinate budget reviews and reallocations in line with the workplan and implementation.*Manage subawards and vendor agreements.Supervision & HR Management*As needed, supervise other project team members*Revise staffing plan as needed working with the PI and CD*Assist the PI and CD in filling project team vacancies*As needed, constructively address employee performance deficiencies on a timely basis consistent with applicable policiesREQUIREMENTS:Master in Public Health with at least 5 years' work experience in global health project management.Knowledge, skills and experience that demonstrate the following: *Fluent in French language- reading, writing and speaking.*Strong project planning and team management skills with a successful record of public health project implementation;*Experience managing USG funded health projects and demonstrated ability to represent a global organization to foreign government officials, funding agencies and NGO partners.*Demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams;*Knowledge of the principles and practices of health systems strengthening in resource-limited countries.*Effective communication skills.*Successful award and manuscript writing skills.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.DESIRED EXPERIENCE*Professional certificate in Project Management desired.WORKING ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONSThis full time position is based at the I-TECH offices at the UW in Seattle. The Senior Program Manager requires up to 30% travel to countries that often lack adequate public health and safety infrastructure, such as Cote d'Ivoire. Travelers must be prepared to follow the UW and US government recommended precautions and prophylaxis for travel safety and disease prevention. The Senior Program Manager requires frequent participation in early morning and late evening telephone conference calls in order to accommodate time zone differences between Seattle and its country project sites, including Cote d'Ivoire.COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITYThe 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.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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