The Tuberculosis Implementation Framework Agreement (TIFA) Project is a five-year cooperative agreement (2019-2024) funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Cooperative Agreement 7200AA19CA00013. TIFA is a key component of the USAID Global Accelerator to end TB in 24 countries. TIFA focuses on enhancing collaborative, locally-led efforts to build countriesâ€™ capacity to plan, finance, monitor and sustain their own high-quality TB programs. TIFA will contribute to the Journey to Self-Reliance by strengthening the ability of governments and civil society to reach the TB targets set by the UNGA HLM on TB. Financial support to government entities will depend on quantifiable milestones and targets designed to incentivize and strengthen the accountability of national TB programs, while simultaneously increasing domestic investment in the fight to eliminate the disease.
As a member of the TIFA Team, the Program Officer will provide grants, administrative, finance, and program support for successful implementation. This includes tracking and reporting on grants, reviewing and processing financial transactions, and liaising with program staff at all levels to ensure project cohesion. The Program Officer is expected to travel internationally to TIFA countries as needed. The Program Officer will initially report to the Program Director.
- Support the day-to-day implementation of the TIFA workplan activities, including coordination of routine team meetings, internal program updates, preparation of technical reports and other required deliverables as needed;
- Draft scopes of work (SOW) for short term technical assistance visits and coordinate the logistics for international TA providers;
- Provide support for managing external technical assistance, including identifying consultants, drafting contracts, monitoring deliverables, processing, and tracking payments;
- Assist with procurement activities including preparation, negotiation, and management of subcontracts and vendor agreements;
- Support the development, maintenance, and updates of the projectâ€™s grant management system in coordination with the Senior Agreements Management Officer (SAMO), and other team leads (Strategic Information, Capacity Building, and Finance & Operations); produce grant reports and dashboards as needed for effective monitoring of grantee performance;
- Participate in-country start-up activities in coordination with Finance and Operations team, including field visits as necessary;
- Liaise with country teams and provide support as needed to ensure effective oversight of their grant portfolio and related program activities;
- Review and process monthly field office accounts for assigned portfolio of countries, working closely with in-country finance staff;
- Work with SAMO and the Agreements Specialist to coordinate country grants reporting submissions to HQ office;
- Perform other duties as determined by the Project Director and/or other members of the senior management team.
- Bachelorâ€™s degree in Management, Finance, International Development, or related field preferred;
- Three years of experience working on USAID/USG-funded projects, grants programs strongly preferred;
- Ability to work independently, take initiative, and manage various activities in a team setting with minimal supervision;
- Excellent oral and written English communication skills; professional proficiency in additional languages is desirable.
- Computer literacy required (Excel, MS Word, and Windows); familiarity with accounting and database software highly preferred;
- Experience living/working in a culturally diverse environment;
- Ability to travel internationally
Salary commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 08/23/2019.
No phone calls please.
Principals only please.