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Project Management Specialist (Local Partner / Organizational Development)

Closing: May 31, 2022

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Published: May 4, 2022 (20 days ago)

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Solicitation Number: 72061722R10016 that provides the full position description, selection criteria, and the specific instructions is found at:  https://ug.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

Education:

Master’s degree in a relevant profession: public health, public administration, international development,accounting, law, business, finance, contracting, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitativemethods, and/or organization or management.

Prior Work Experience:


--A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in organizational development,

development program management, and/or health systems development in a developing country context.

--At least two years’ experience in a development-oriented workplace such as: USAID, donor agencies, host

country government, private-sector institutions, or other related organization.

Language Proficiency:

Level 4 (advanced professional proficiency) English and local language proficiency (if appropriate), both oraland written, is required. Language proficiency may be tested.


Responsibilities
Solicitation Number: 72061722R10016 that provides the full position description, selection criteria, and the specific instructions is found at:  https://ug.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

Education:

Master’s degree in a relevant profession: public health, public administration, international development,accounting, law, business, finance, contracting, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitativemethods, and/or organization or management.

Prior Work Experience:


--A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in organizational development,

development program management, and/or health systems development in a developing country context.

--At least two years’ experience in a development-oriented workplace such as: USAID, donor agencies, host

country government, private-sector institutions, or other related organization.

Language Proficiency:

Level 4 (advanced professional proficiency) English and local language proficiency (if appropriate), both oraland written, is required. Language proficiency may be tested.


Technical and Strategic Leadership

1. Serve as USAID’s technical expert on the organizational development of local (indigenous) partner

organizations and provide senior/high level technical guidance to the Mission, the PEPFAR interagency team,the host country government, notably the MOH, and to other development partners on issues pertaining toorganizational development.

2. Provide overall guidance and direction to the capacity strengthening of local (indigenous) partner

organizations, and oversee the implementation of organizational development plans, ensuring requisitetechnical support is available to partners to support these efforts.

3. Provide expert technical assistance and support to local partner organizations in the following organizational

development areas: governance; administration; human resources; financial management; organizationalmanagement; and project management.

4. Work closely with Technical Advisors to ensure the quality of programs implemented by local partner

organizations are simultaneously being addressed.

5. Provide expert advice and guidance to other HIV/AIDS Team colleagues on matters related to organizationaldevelopment and capacity building of local partner organizations.

6. Provide oversight to annual HIV funding directed to local partner organizations and ensure costs related toorganizational development are allocated appropriately and utilized effectively.

7. Through literature review, research, and regular communication with local and international stakeholders,keep abreast of emerging developments in organizational development approaches, especially as they pertain toindigenous organizations and the national and global HIV care and treatment landscape, and advise accordinglyon how these policies and strategies can most effectively be incorporated to enhance USAID’s approaches.

8. In collaboration with the Strategic Information Team, advise on the development of tools (such as dashboards) that support monitoring organizational development and continuous learning and adapting.

9. Provide strategic and technical leadership in the preparation of key annual and mid-term planning and

reporting documents including the Country Operational Plan, Operational Plan, Congressional BudgetJustifications, Technical Notifications, Quarterly, Semi-Annual and Annual Progress Reports.

10. Support PEPFAR’s annual budget preparation process, providing technical assistance to USG financialteams and technical working groups in completing the PEPFAR Funding Allocation to Strategy Tool (FAST)and any other new tools that may be provided for use in the planning processes.

11. Participate in and ensure the effectiveness of Site Improvement Monitoring System (SIMS) and other field

visits
12. Identify and arrange for procurement of short-term technical assistance (STTA) and ensure that objectives
and outcomes of the STTA are consistent with and support the furtherance of the Mission HIV/AIDS portfolio.

13. Organize site visits and prepare orientation materials for delegations from OGAC, USAID Headquarters,

State Department, and other agencies.

B. Program/Project/Activity Management


1. Serve as Contracting or Agreement Officer’s Representative (COR/AOR) or Activity Manager (AM) for the

Mission’s HIV activities awarded to local partners, with responsibility for providing financial andprogrammatic oversight to ensure contracts and grants achieve anticipated results, and are linked to andenhance attainment of the Health Office, Mission and USG objectives.

2. Conduct site visits as required in order to monitor progress, and to provide technical and programmatic

recommendations to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and judicious use of USG funding.

C. Representation and Reporting

1. Represent USAID and PEPFAR at designated national, regional and international meetings that relate toorganizational development and local partners, including regular participation in national level technicalworking groups and related committees.

2. Represent USAID on the inter-agency USG PEPFAR on issues pertaining to organizational development

and local partners.

3. As requested by the Mission Director, Health and HIV Office Director or HIV/AIDS and TB Unit Leader,

represent USAID at meetings outside of the HIV/AIDS field when needed.

4. As a member of the PEPFAR Team, respond flexibly and capably to a wide range of work-relatedrequirements including responding to requests for information from HQ, Congress and OGAC.

5. Using diplomacy and technical acumen, establish and maintain strategic working relationships with senior

MOH and other relevant Ministry officials at the national and district level, development partners, civil societyorganizations, faith-based organizations, private sector health counterparts, and professional associations toenhance regular and timely sharing of information on issues related to local partners and organizationaldevelopment, including changes in key policies, and legal and regulatory environments that could affect theimplementation of USAID programs.The contractor is eligible for temporary duty (TDY) travel to the U.S., or to other Missions abroad, toparticipate in the “Foreign Service National” Fellowship Program, in accordance with USAID policy.

(3) Supervisory Relationship

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The Specialist will report to the HIV/AIDS Team Lead in the Health Office in USAID. The Specialist isexpected to work independently in carrying out responsibilities. The Specialist develops annual workobjectives in consultation with the supervisor. The supervisor makes assignments in terms of overallobjectives and resources available. Completed work is reviewed in terms of achievement ofprogram/project/activity goals, effectiveness in meeting host-country and USAID objectives, and integrationwith other initiatives in the Office and Mission portfolio. Some technical direction may come from otherprofessionals in the Office; in general, however, the Specialist will be expected to exercise considerableautonomy and best judgment in discharging the duties of the assignmen


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