FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Senior Technical Advisor for the COVID-19 Intervention in Papua New Guinea.
Purpose of Assignment
The USAID HIV Support in Papua New Guinea (PNG) Activity implemented by FHI 360 will work to strengthen the Papua New Guinean healthcare system both within the National Capital District (NCD) and at national level to respond to the COVID-19 crisis as well as to prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by the global pandemic. The Senior Technical Advisor – COVID-19 Intervention will provide overall technical and operational leadership for this specific component of the Project, including communicating with and being accountable to FHI 360 for all aspects of the COVID1-9 Intervention in PNG. He/she will ensure strong collaboration with national agencies, local government, and civil society and private sector partners while ensuring that the COVID-19 intervention to support PNG succeeds.
Detailed Description of Tasks to be Performed:
Consultant Summary / Responsibilities:
• Leads technical and operational aspects of the project, including planning and implementation of all aspects of the COVID-19 component under the USAID HIV Support Project in PNG;
• Work remotely to supervises an in-country team of FHI 360 technical and operational staff working on the COVID-19 intervention in PNG;
• Guarantees the efficient and effective use of the resources to reach the desired results of the project, monitoring the work plans, budgets and finances, in accordance with the procedures of the donor;
• Coordinates and responsible for the preparation of the annual work plans, budgets quarterly and annual progress reports in a timely fashion for submission to FHI 360 and the donor;
• Works with HQ for subcontracting with, and managing performance expectations for, in-country project partners to ensure they work in a coordinated and effective manner to complete each year’s activities and provide data and reports in a timely fashion;
• Communicates and collaborates effectively with the Ministry of Health, District Health Services and other local and international partners;
• Ensures high technical standards are used to guide the technical and programmatic aspects of work plans and activities;
• Communicates with and is accountable to FHI 360 for all aspects of the project;
• May serves as a member of the FHI 360 PNG senior management team to further the goals and successes of the organization in-country
• Bachelors degree required; clinical, doctoral-level degree or advanced degree preferred in public health, health sciences, or other relevant discipline.
• 8-10 years’ project management experience in international public health settings, with a proven track record of successful program strategic planning and monitoring and evaluation.
• Technical expertise in infectious diseases and other relevant areas.
• Experience in Pacific, Southeast Asia, and other developing countries (Previous experience working in Papua New Guinea is preferred).
• Previous Project Director experience, or similar positions of senior leadership with other organizations;
• Demonstrated experience in sector specific or multi-sector project management and implementation.
• Demonstrated staff development and capacity building experience.
• Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature and national/international in scope.
• Proven ability to build and effectively manage, mentor, and motivate a diverse team;
• Demonstrated interpersonal and cross–cultural skills
• Excellent communications skills, both oral and written in English;
• Skill at achieving consensus among funders, National Department of Health, National Capital District Health Services, and other partners;
• Experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO).
• Experience operating in challenging environments.
• Ability to travel within the region and/or within the project country as well as ability to travel internationally if needed.
• Ability to provide technical support for development of proposals, protocols and reports as needed.
The duration of the contract is about 6 months, starting on or around May 20th, 2020 and ending inOctober 30, 2020. The projected level of effort is expected to be approximately 120 days during this time period, though FHI 360 reserves the right to adjust levels of effort depending on the situation during the period of performance.
How to apply
Please submit your application to Sutinee@fhi360.org