United States of America: Program Coordinator-New Partnerships Initiative (GS 12 Equivalent)
|Closing Date : 2019-11-19
Duty Station : Aleppo, Syria
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Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 19 Nov 2019
USAID s New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) was launched on May 1, 2019 to increase the use of new and underutilized organizations on the Journey to Self-Reliance. Consistent with the Agency-wide NPI focus, the Bureau for Global Health (GH) issued a NPI Annual Program Statement (APS) on July 12 to support Mission-issued awards under individual Rounds. Under this APS, GH has also issued two Rounds, and Office of Country Support (OCS) will be responsible for managing awards made under these rounds.
The Program Coordinator will support the Agreement Officer Representatives (AOR) for NPI awards in the execution of their duties. Responsibilities may include tracking buy-in and expenditures by missions and by the source of funds, and coordinating between Missions, OCS staff and other relevant GH Offices. The position will also assist OCS and other GH staff with supporting Missions in capitalizing on opportunities generated by NPI such as providing guidance to Missions on how to issue their own Rounds. NPI is an Agency and Global Health priority, focused on promoting new and underutilized partnerships to address health priorities. The Coordinator will be closely working with the Deputy OCS Director (Regional Coordination and Country Support).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Providing technical assistance to USAID on program introduction, implementation and/or policy. Responsible for the overall coordination of the planning, technical oversight, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of GH NPI project activities. Provide guidance and expertise, including assisting with the preparation and/or review of strategies and program plans to address policy and implementation issues at the global level.Drafts program documents to secure funding for GH NPI awards, and coordinates the relationships between Missions, OCS project staff and other GH offices. Provides technical/programmatic assistance in the implementation of activities.Serving subject matter expert to USAID and its partners and serves as an expert in NPI project management.Providing technical updates, briefers and other documents that describe GH NPI activities and progress; preparing portfolio reviews and reports; reviewing documents such as annual reports and operational plans; and preparing responses to Q&As and other requests for information.Assisting countries in developing their capacity to plan management activities. Closely coordinates, collaborates, aligns and integrates GH NPI activities with Mission, OCS and other GH Office staff working to improve other components of the portfolio and quality improvement to ensure synergies and effective management of health activities.Assisting international and local partners at the country level. Conducts site visits to monitor NPI activities.Providing technical advice to ensure that country programs are consistent with current practice, international standards and recommendations. Provides guidance on GH NPI, drafts program documents to secure funding and implement activities, and coordinates the relationships between Missions and OCS staff supporting NPI. Monitor NPI activities to ensure they achieve the expected results, are linked to and enhance attainment of strategic objectives, are aligned with host government priorities, and are implemented within the framework of the USG foreign assistance policies.Participates in relevant GH NPI-related working groups, providing technical advice and guidance.Advocates for programs and for funding required for achieving the desired GH NPI outcomes within a health results framework.Ensure GH NPI s work contributes to relevant USG plans and goals. S/he responds to reporting requirements and requests from USAID/Washington, and others, as needed.Provides technical and programmatic support, including developing and delivering presentations on GH NPI, reference materials, and speeches, as necessary, for informational, advocacy and coordination purposes.Supports Agreement Officer s Representative (COR/AOR) with coordination responsibility for the NPI portfolio supporting evidence-based, high-impact, cost effective interventions for the improvement of health.Participate in professional continuing education, skills training and professional meetings to enhance relevant technical skills and career development.Complete and execute an Individual Learning and Training Plan and Annual Work Plan.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Minimum of Master s degree and 5 years professional experience or Bachelor s and 7 years or more of relevant experience in social science, public health, public policy, business or related discipline; At least 5 years of professional experience with two or more public health technical disciplines (such as, Maternal & Child Health, Nutrition, HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease, etc.); job duties/responsibilities generally related to position description requirements.Strong organizational/administrative, analytical and budget skills.Good judgment, excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, and strong writing skills.US citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance is required.
Applications closing date:11/19/2019
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