Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Advancement , contributes to realizing this purpose by:
* Working across Pact to ensure that Quality and Impact are central to everything we do
• Playing a key role in new business acquisition from prepositioning to submission
• Articulating Pact’s expertize externally.
The position requires the ability to lead and mentor technical staff around the world, win new business in line with our strategic priorities, mission, goals and objectives and to lead through strong behaviors in line with organizational values. The Director
leads and develops the network of staff around the world who provide technical assistance and quality oversight to programs comprising Pact’s global health portfolio. The position leads and facilitates innovation to ensure that Pact evolves and adapts its
technical capabilities in step with the evolving global health best practices. It plays a key role in establishing and articulating Pact’s technical excellence internally and externally.
With the support of team members from the Health portfolio, the Director contributes to development and monitoring of project work plans, especially for new projects, to ensure adherence to and planning for meeting best-practices and standards. The Director
creates opportunities for Pact to influence the global health agendas. This person represents Pact at technical meetings and forums with key donors such as USAID, CDC, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Global Fund, UNFPA and UNICEF. Through the development
and monitoring of technical quality standards, the Senior Director and his/her team work hand in hand with country offices to improve the technical quality of projects.
The Director contributes to the pre-positioning for and technical design of proposals that ensure the strength of Pacts’ business development pipeline while assuring compliance with Pact standard operating procedures, relevant quality standards, legislation,
and all applicable national and international regulations. The position reinforces our drive for transparency and accountability.
The Director leads a global “community of practice” made up of interested individuals inside Pact to share information professionals from within and outside Pact to help advance the state of the art of health practice and measurement at Pact.
The role will work toward the strategic goals and objectives on Pact’s strategy map and the accompanying Balanced Score Card metrics, specifically focusing on program quality, transparency and accountability, enhanced and diversified revenue, deepening partnerships
and continuing to improve global indicator design and relevance.
Provide Technical Leadership for the Health Sector:
• Lead technical excellence of Pact in the health sector
• Contribute to all aspects of project implementation to meet best practices and high quality implementation.
• Document and disseminate best practices internally and externally
• Collaborate with technical and management staff who are based in Pact’s country offices, to provide them with technical assistance as required
• Lead Pact’s presence in technical working groups and representation to donors and with global health partners
Position Pact as a leader in the field
• Play a representational role for Pact in relevant forums and working with our field offices to develop and present papers that help Pact build its reputation as a leader within the sectors and the wider industry
• Communicate Pact’s approaches and best practices at international forums and to a wider community
• Promote the use of technology to improve business practices and program outcomes for Pact and position us as a leader in the field
Advance new business development
• Play a key role in defining and leading new business development in the sectors and support the development of technical design of evidence-based projects
• Ensure that all proposals submitted by Pact in the health sector are technically sound and capitalize upon learning from other parts of Pact world and international best practice
• Network with donors active in the sectors and gather intelligence on up-coming funding opportunities
• Help Pact broaden its health sector portfolio beyond HIV/AIDS, particularly into areas that are critical for improving the quality of life for vulnerable parents and their children including MNCH, reproductive health, and health, social welfare systems strengthening
or other niches as identified
Lead community of practice
• Facilitate a dynamic community of practice of Pact staff worldwide within the health sector that serves to ensure continuous learning across field offices as well as across all Pact offices, largely virtually through the web-based Mosaic (Jive) platform and
in person when financially feasible
• Provide intellectual leadership to Pact within the Health sector by staying abreast of trends and research findings within the public health field and disseminating them to country offices and relevant communities of practice
• Coordinate efforts to identify and document best practices in the health sector that Pact should adapt replicate
Manage a team of technical experts
• Provide technical and managerial leadership to a group of health experts that serve Pact.
• Seek opportunities for professional growth and challenge for staff and strive for staff continuity.
• Provide leadership around Pact’s values and behaviors
• Masters or Doctoral Degree in a health discipline (public health, nursing, medical background) with substantial experience in HIV, maternal/child health, child survival, reproductive health and health systems strengthening
• At least 7-10 years of experience in international public health
• Documented success in successful fundraising in the health sector
• Demonstrated thought leadership on international health and measurement issues.
• Publication of relevant journal articles, book chapters or technical reports and participation in international conferences
• Extensive travel and field experience in our practice regions
• Language skills in the practice areas where we serve
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic
information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.