FHI 360

Program Manager

FHI 360

Job Description

EpiC Kazakhstan Program Manager 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 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of EpiC Kazakhstan Program Manager. The position will be based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. EpiC Central Asia Region Project Description: Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). EpiC is dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control and the project provides strategic technical assistance (TA) and direct service delivery (DSD) to break through barriers to 95-95-95 and promote self-reliant management of national HIV programs by improving HIV case-finding, prevention, and treatment programming. FHI 360 through EpiC is launching a new multi-year project in Central Asia which will be implemented in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Building on the successes to date in the three countries, EpiC will focus on expanding HIV case finding in the community, and treatment initiation, adherence, and retention support for people living with HIV (PLHIV), with a focus on select key population (KP) groups. While EpiC will take a regional approach in the overarching management of the Central Asia project, each country will have its own respective targets, priority focus areas and expected deliverables. Job Description The EpiC Kazakhstan Program Manager will provide management and Coordination support for program implementation of the EpiC Kazakhstan project. Reporting to the EpiC Kazakhstan Project Director, s/he will provide management and quality assurance support to the project and ensure successful implementation of the work plan and achievement of the project’s targets and goals within budget. S/he will support the development of deliverables and reports for the program and ensure timely, quality submissions. The Program Manager will provide management support and guidance to the assigned Kazakh CSO subpartners to ensure timely results against project targets. Suitably qualified candidates openly living with HIV and/or who are representative of key populations affected by HIV are actively encouraged to apply. Position Responsibilities:
  • Coordinates the development of annual workplans, ensures smooth program startup and implementation, tracks performance against project timelines, budget, objectives, and deliverables;

  • Supports the EpiC Kazakhstan Project Director to ensure collaboration and coordination with the Ministry of Health, Republican AIDS Center, USAID and other key country stakeholders;

  • Monitors and addresses programmatic issues in a timely manner, and keeping senior project management apprised of activity progress;

  • Supports communication to EpiC CAR leadership and Kazakh local subpartners on project indicators, progress against targets, and results with CSO partners; facilitate/lead data Analysis at the community level to identify gaps and propose program decisions;

  • Coordinates with the Program and Finance teams to ensure high quality development and management of program subawards (subcontracts, purchase orders, sub-award, consultant agreements, etc.) in a timely manner;

  • Coordinates the planning of technical assistance for local CSO subawardees in finance, M&E and technical issues, as needed;

  • Contributes to the development of tools for the Design and implementation of strategic information (SI) systems for people living with HIV (PLHIV) and KP programs at national, sub-national and implementing partner levels;

  • Supports the analysis and use of data from routine information systems and special surveys to influence the design and scope of the project;

  • Provides Capacity Building support on subaward management, technical issues and other FHI 360 processes and procedures;

  • Contributes to planning and development of strategies for the Central Asia Regional SI team;

  • Works closely with the project leadership and the Finance team to track performance against budget, project timelines, objectives, and deliverables;

  • Assists with the preparation of project deliverables and documents program activities and deliverables for assigned portfolio or Country Programs;

  • Coordinates the response to programmatic, financial, administrative, and logistics needs and requirements generated from project leadership and the donor;

  • Provides inputs to the development of guidance, tools and materials related to KP programming;

  • Contributes to the preparation, review/approvals process, and submission of materials on behalf of the EpiC Kazakhstan project for presentation at academic conferences and/or publication in peer-reviewed journals;

  • Represents FHI 360 and the project in professional and public settings, and makes presentations at professional meetings and fora;

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor’s degree in management, international development, public health policy, or a related field, masters preferred;

  • Minimum of five to eight years of experience in Program Management for multi-year international health and HIV sector Development Projects; experience working on KP programs preferred; experience in monitoring & evaluation and/or strategic information an added advantage;

  • Experience managing US Government funding, preferably USAID and/or PEPFAR funding programming;

  • Demonstrated experience working independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow, being responsive to partners and donors, and troubleshooting issues;

  • Ability to manage projects, consultants, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of programs;

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders;

  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding people living with HIV/AIDS and KP;

  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project partners, staff, sub-partners, consultants, and recipients of assistance;

  • Knowledge of PEPFAR programming and reporting preferred;

  • English, Russian and Kazakh language fluency required.

Travel Requirements:
  • 10-15%, mostly within Kazakhstan

The position is open to Kazakh residents and will be based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.
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