Technical Advisor, Capacity Building At Project HOPE



Project HOPE is an international NGO of more than 900 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients and provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world. We have helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to treat each other with respect, take affirmative steps to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Trafficking in Persons, and to disclose all potential and actual violations of our Code of Conduct, which may include Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption, Discrimination or Harassment. Together we can reinforce a culture of respect, integrity, accountability, and transparency.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Project HOPE leads and implements global health programs in international health and humanitarian assistance as well as domestic public health issues in the United States. Project HOPE prides itself in ensuring that every project allowed to implement has a parallel system for monitoring and evaluating. It also improves the programming by adapting findings during the implementation process to improve indicators to achieve the program’s goals. Additionally, Project HOPE believes in the need to document program progress, account for the impact of intervention provided during program implementation, document and address the underperformance of programs, and be very innovative as an international NGO in our implementation and reporting to donors.

The Project HOPE mission is to place power in the hands of local healthcare workers to save lives across the globe. Project HOPE Twinning Center Program creates peer-to-peer relationships between organizations working to improve health services for areas such as MNCH, emerging Diseases, Mental Health, and NCDs.

These twinning partnerships build sustainable institutional and human-resource capacity to strengthen health systems by establishing a practical framework for exchanging knowledge, information, and professional experience. Currently, the Project HOPE Twinning Center manages partnerships and initiatives on Maternal and Child Health, Emerging diseases, and Neonatal Nursing based in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Health Officer, the advisor is responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing programmatic and new business strategies and interfacing with project funding sources, national ministries of health, “north” and “south” institutional sub-grantees, and representatives from other constituencies with which the project collaborates and coordinates.

As a member of the technical unit, the advisor plays a significant leadership role in the development and implementation of global health capacity-building and system-strengthening strategies and overall twinning methodology. The advisor will coordinate with program staff in the Washington, DC, headquarters, and country field offices.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Strategy

  • Provides leadership and technical expertise and related system strengthening and human resource capacity building; identifies developmental opportunities and shapes the strategic direction of the Twinning Center. Organizes and leads the related strategic program and project planning and development.

Program Management

  • Leads development, implementation, and monitoring of the Twinning Center Program to achieve programmatic, financial, and administrative goals while ensuring that project resources are utilized by donors and Project HOPE policies and procedures.
  • Defines and acts on tasks, participates in planning, supports professional development, conducts performance reviews, and motivates staff to improve work performance and employee satisfaction.
  • Serves as the senior cost center manager for identified program areas. This includes supervising budget development, monitoring and forecasting costs, and spending analysis to enhance programs and ensure appropriate and effective funds utilization.
  • Oversees the development and management of project monitoring and evaluation activities, ensuring that quality data is available for documenting and reporting successes, strategic decision-making, and future program development.
  • Provides leadership in assessing and improving the twinning methodology and internal work processes to ensure flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of participating grantees and institutional partners and to achieve programmatic objectives.

Business Development and Growth

  • Provides leadership at headquarters in new proposal development and in the field to achieve project and organizational goals and objectives.
  • Support the Business Development, Development department, Country Directors, RDs, country, and other technical staff to prepare M&E sections, including developing the M&E narrative, indicators, and PITT tables within identified proposals
  • Actively represents the Twinning Center, promoting its programs and methodologies and contributing to Project HOPE’s reputation of excellence in system strengthening and development assistance through peer-to-peer, institutional “twinning,” capacity building, and service to target countries.

Partnerships and Representation

  • Oversees establishing and implementing “twinning” partnerships, including solicitation and selection, partner orientation, ongoing support and guidance, approval and monitoring of program work plans and budgets, and evaluation.
  • Oversees the planning, coordination, and implementation of Twinning Center-managed country and regional conferences, workshops, and other activities related to the Twinning Center programs.
  • Serves as liaison to the funding agency, other donor agencies, and the general public regarding Project HOPE’s Twinning Center programs.

Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PH, MD, PhD, or master’s degree and equivalent experience in public health or a related field (clinical experience, either domestic or international, a plus.
  • Five plus years of relevant international experience in a senior advisory or management role, preferably in Africa, successfully managing related programs.
  • Strong technical and advisory experience in
  • Significant experience in PEPFAR funding from US Government Agencies.
  • Ability to establish and build strong internal and external relationships.
  • Experience developing multi-million-dollar strategic work plans and budgets.
  • Must be able to train and mentor others.
  • Ability to present to large and small audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and cross-cultural skills.
  • Must be able to travel approximately 30% of the year.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment.
  • Must be able to communicate in verbal and written form and must be able to travel internationally.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship.”

Work environment:

  • Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level.
  • Emergency deployments may be in resource-deprived environments with austere living conditions.
  • Travel for extended periods may be by air and/or other modes of transportation.
  • While international travel is not a regular part of every job, programmatic needs may require it intermittently.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship

Salary range starting at $95,000 USD per year. Compensation for the role is dependent on several factors including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, and experience. Project HOPE offers comprehensive benefits as part of the total compensation package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, 403(b), paid leave, and much more. For more information about our benefits please visit our benefits page.

Due to the substantial number of inquiries, we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be considered. No phone calls please.

However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

Thank you for your interest in Project HOPE.

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