FHI 360

Principal Investigator

FHI 360

Job Description

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Principal Investigator for an anticipated multiyear project to provide technical assistance (TA) to the Ivorian Ministry of Health (DIEM) of the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL), the Directorate of National Public Hygiene (DHP), the National HIV and TB program and the Pasteur Institute of Cote d’Ivoire . Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to donor approval JOB SUMMARY

The Principal Investigator provides strategic, managerial, financial, technical leadership and oversight for the project. S/he is the official representative of FHI 360 from the project and maintains all communication with appropriate donor officials, project partners, and local stakeholders to ensure adequate Coordination of laboratory technical assistance.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and manage strategic relationships with partners and stakeholders in Cote d’Ivoire
  • Oversee the management, finance, contracts and grants, security, legal, and Human Resources that support the project.
  • Manage sub-contracted organizations and review their programmatic and financial reports
  • Ensure that project management is compliant with FHI 360 and CDC policies and procedures.
  • Interact with other sectors and relevant departments to integrate and manage work plans, budgets, and multi-sector interventions. Implements evidence-based interventions in one or more multi-sector areas, as well as new technologies and practices.
  • Provide technical direction and external engagement of the project.
  • Coordinates a matrix management approach to Capacity Building, support, and oversight of technical and functional staff and ensure their training on operational procedures to achieve the project strategic goals.
  • Demonstrates strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience.
  • Ability to motivate, influence and collaborate with others.
  • Ability to coordinate efforts, and communicate program progress with FHI 360 networks (head quarters and regional offices) to advance the project
  • Provides operational support to the project regional/countries team, skills, and resources to ensure the quality of the project deliverables.
  • Develop and monitor workplans, reports and budget to achieve project and goals.
  • Establish, serve, and maintain partnerships with internal and external stakeholders on project matters.
  • Provide leadership to the project team, ensuring clarity over plans and priorities, encouraging effective teamwork.
  • Responsible for induction of project staff, ensuring their familiarity with mandate values, quality standards, policies and program objectives and their individual responsibilities in upholding these standards and policies.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 8+ years’ experience in international public health, biomedical science, or equivalent related field with experience in management positions, implementing programs of similar size and scope in international health; Master’s degree preferred
  • Management experience on USG or other donor funded programs supporting strengthening of national laboratory systems in developing countries, preferably with experience in Africa.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain relationships with project staff, donors, sub-contractors, and other partners.
  • Ability to identify problems, Design interventions and oversee their implementation
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Ivorian government laboratory facilities, health care system and structures including familiarity with MOH policies, program priorities and regulations is required
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the organization and respective roles of the different levels of the Ivorian Government, and the role of units within each level, in order to enhance effective communication, and to develop consensus on program/project strategy and implementation plans.
  • Skill in project programming, policies, and plans, and in developing strategies for implementation, is desired
  • Skilled in managing grants (PEPFAR) and a proven track record of managing large budgets
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Travel Requirements:

Minimum 25% within Cote D’Ivoire 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.

This job posting 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.

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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, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

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