Program Director, Global Health Security

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  • Added Date: Thursday, 18 May 2023
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Job Summary / Responsibilities:

The Program Director (PD) will provide leadership and management oversight for the technical implementation of assigned Global Health Security (GHS) programs. The PD will provide technical, and strategic leadership to the design, implementation, and monitoring of technical strategies to strengthen GHS functions and initiatives that are intended to support countries to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. Work is expected to include technical support to both human and animal health networks and facilities using a One Health approach.

The PD will lead technical support to GHS programs including developing technical work plans and budgets, hiring and mentoring local implementation staff and/or partners, overseeing implementation of all technical activities, leading monitoring and evaluation and providing all required technical and financial reports to clients. Fundamental to the work will be the principles of capacity building and localization. The primary responsibility of the PD is to ensure the successful technical implementation of the assigned GHS programs and the achievement of associated technical targets and deliverables while managing and remaining within the approved budgets for those technical activities. This position will be based within the continental USA/Canada. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Leads the management, supervision, and capacity building of technical country and US-based FHI 360 GHS technical and support staff assigned to the PDโ€™s GHS program.

  • Leads the development, coordination, and quality of technical assistance and oversight, and the design of GHS strengthening and quality improvement interventions in line with joint external evaluation (JEE) reports, country national action plans (NAPs) and other assessment reports. This is ensured either directly through PD efforts or through coordination with appropriate technical staff and/or partners.

  • Ensures technical standards inform design, implementation, monitoring and evidence-informed adjustments

  • Provides technical assistance to GHS activities as needed.

  • Contributes significantly to the development of country-specific workplans and budgets for GHS activities aligned with JEE and local stakeholder improvement goals, ensuring complementarity with other, non-GHS interventions by the project.

  • Ensures budget aligns with work plan and is achievable with the available resources

  • Leads and provides oversight to the implementation, monitoring, and reporting of GHS strengthening activities in countries according to country-specific work plans.

  • Develops and oversees implementation of improvement efforts โ€“ assess performance against stated/approved objectives/deliverables, which might be related to oversight

  • In close collaboration with EIDHS surveillance staff, provides technical assistance to GHS networks to strengthen the accuracy and timeliness of reporting into national reporting databases such as DHIS2.

  • Builds capacity in country-level, regional or global GHS technical staff.

  • Provides guidance to ensure that program implementation adheres to appropriate technical standards and guidelines and that programs are technically sound.

  • Provides technical leadership by staying current of evolving technical standards, guidelines, and program developments in area of expertise.

  • Fulfills assigned GHS program reporting requirements (financial, performance/narrative) to FHI 360 and clients.

  • Synthesizes and shares best practices, knowledge/evidence, and lessons learned for high-impact practices.

  • Represents FHI 360 in relevant forums.

  • Coordinates across functional units (regions, departments, countries, other).

  • Complies with rules, regulations, policies (donor, FHI 360 and country, as indicated).

  • Provides assigned project management and financial leads all required data and reports as needed for client reporting and updates.

  • Contributes to strategy to expand market share in GHS space (identify new partners, assess business opportunities, support or lead business development efforts and foster new relationships) in both the public and private sectors.

  • Supports knowledge management and EIDHS marketing initiatives including publications, presentations, best practices, thought leadership events, and other internal and external communication vehicles.

  • Ensures talent development and team building. Supports performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support.

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