FHI 360

Program Officer (Epic Project)

FHI 360

Job Description

  FHI 360 is seeking applications for the position of Program Officer for the Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project in the Philippines. 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). The project provides strategic technical assistance (TA) and direct service delivery to break through barriers to 95-95-95 and promote self-reliant management of national HIV programs by improving HIV case-finding, prevention, treatment programming and viral load (VL) suppression among key populations (KPs) and priority populations (PPs). In the Philippines, EpiC will work in Mega Manila to address critical gaps and bottlenecks in the response to HIV among KPs in the Philippines and build capacity of local, community-based KP organizations and work closely with the government of the Philippines to deliver HIV services tailored to the needs of KPs. In addition to the activities mentioned above EpiC Philippines will focus on expanding HIV case finding in the community, expansion of PrEP and treatment initiation, adherence, and retention support for People Living With Hiv (PLHIV), with a focus on select key population groups.

Job Description:

· Conducts pre-award assessments with implementing partners, reviews and compiles pre-award documents, and collaborates with IPs to develop subaward budgets, budget narratives, and program descriptions.

· Provides Capacity Building support to implementing partners on sub-award Financial Reporting/management and monitors USAID and PEPFAR compliance; supports subaward modifications and close-out as needed.** · Ensures timely implementation of the Philippines program, and monitors project activities against work plans. Tracks performance against Financial Cost Objective (FCO) ID, project timelines, budget, objectives, and deliverables.

· Facilitates communication by answering implementing partner inquires and liaising with FHI 360 HQ, government officials, USAID, and other local, regional, and international stakeholders.

· Reviews and contributes to work plans; provides support to programs by writing and/or reviewing reports on a quarterly basis.

· Supports program teams administratively and technically to provide high quality deliverables.

Required Skills:

• Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding Public Health issues among key populations in the Philippines.

• Ability to manage and complete numerous tasks with a high degree of organization and limited resources.

• Experience working with Civil Society Organizations on financial reporting and compliance for HIV and/or health-related activities.

• Experience of proactively identifying risk, addressing issues and appropriately communicating these to the project staff, FHI 360 HQ, and USAID as needed.

• Experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different organizations and cultures.

• Ability to meet deadlines with strong attention to consistency, detail, and quality.

• Ability to travel within the Philippines, as needed Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or related field required. Master’s Degree or international equivalent preferred.

• 5-8 years’ relevant experience in non-governmental accounts, program/grant management, and US Government rules and regulations.

• Prior work experience on USAID funded programs with USAID PEPFAR funded programs preferred; HIV/KP-focused programs a plus.

• Native Tagalog speaker and good communication skills and good command in written and spoken English.

• Previous experience in the Philippines is required.

The position will be based in Manila, Philippines and work out of the FHI 360 Country office. Preference is for Filipino national candidates.

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