Technical and Program Manager – Capacity
IntraHealth International
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Last Date: July 2, 2008

Technical and Program Manager – Capacity

The Technical and Program Manager-Capacity provides HRH technical and program operations leadership in support of the USAID-funded Capacity Project to achieve excellence in implementation and high quality results and deliverables. S/he is responsible for ensuring that the project(s) has the technical, programmatic, financial and other inputs and resources needed for the project(s) to be successful and meet or exceed donor and Ministry of Health (or other key host country partners) expectations, in support of the Project Director and technical team. S/he is also responsible for ensuring that implementation is in compliance with IntraHealth and donor policies and contractual requirements.

The Capacity Technical and Program Manager-Capacity travels internationally approximately 35% time to provide technical and program management and quality assurance assistance in technical and program management areas. S/he reports to the Capacity Project Director of Technical Resources.

Specific functions include providing strategic program leadership and management, operations and technical assistance and support to the Capacity Project and her/his in-country teams to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, financial and contractual integrity of the project from project start-up through implementation and close out; providing leadership in transferring technical expertise to country partners, field staff and others; providing HRH technical guidance, assistance and/or technical support to the project; working with the Operations Team to ensure that the operational systems of the project are fully functional in country and support project implementation and success (operations systems include budgeting and financial monitoring and reporting, issuing and managing sub-agreements, hiring and compliance with local labor laws, maintaining the tracking code system, project office registration and adherence to local laws, and meeting project and contractual requirements);liaising with other technical, program and foundations systems staff in Chapel Hill as appropriate to advance the goals and objectives of the Capacity Project; working with the Project Leadership Team and country level staff to ensure the visibility of the Capacity Project to internal and external audiences, highlighting technical and programmatic innovations and strengths, prepares program briefs, presentations at USAID working group meetings, conference presentations, etc.) as requested; serving as a primary source of information about the Capacity Project for Chapel Hill staff, US-based partners and sub-contractors, USAID/Washington, other cooperating agencies or projects and/or other donors, as needed; in coordination with the Chapel Hill-based Contracts Officer, supporting the Operations team to prepare a cost share strategies and reports to fulfill cost share requirements; and, representing IntraHealth and the Capacity Project at a variety of public health forums including, Global Health Council, APHA, USAID and/or other donor technical working groups (e.g., FP/HIV integration, PMTCT, PPH), management committees of bilateral/global projects.

Requirements include an advanced degree in international public health, social sciences, or related discipline; a minimum ten years professional public health and/or development experience with at least two of those resident in a developing country highly desirable; extensive experience in at least 2 technical areas related to human resources for health (e.g. improving workforce policies and planning, developing more effective education and training programs for the workforce, strengthening systems to support workforce performance); at least 6 years’ demonstrated experience in project management with USAID or a USAID funded project, including workplan development and management, budgeting and financial management, USAID rules and regulations, and project and financial reporting; demonstrated experience in and broad based knowledge of health care and related social issues in family planning and other reproductive health, maternal-child health, infectious diseases, etc; demonstrated ability to work with multiple-stakeholder groups and facilitate participatory discussions; demonstrated capacity in supportive supervision; excellent oral and written communication skills in English; demonstrated capacity to manage sensitive communications; comfortable with e-learning and other virtual approaches to performance improvement; demonstrated capacity to consistently complete deliverables on time, within budget and with an emphasis on high quality products; demonstrated ability in a second language highly desirable; and, strong writing and editing skills for internal and external documents and presentations.

This position is with IntraHealth International in Chapel Hill, NC. For immediate consideration, please forward CVs to and reference TPM-GEN in the subject line. IntraHealth International, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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