Reporting to the Technical Director, the Senior Technical Program Manager (STPM) leads HQ support and direction in project management, project development, and technical guidance for the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) programs in Tanzania and Haiti. The STPM is responsible for leading technical, administrative, logistical and managerial support for project implementation with high quality standard. This position will serve as the primary liaison between the field offices and headquarters and is expected to communicate with donors, country directors, field staff, partners, sub-contractors, and consultants regularly. Internally, s/he is expected to excel at working in a matrixed organization by developing productive relationships with colleagues in the technical, operations, finance, and business development departments.
- Monitor implementation of the NTD project, including tracking progress of program targets and deliverables, identifying issues that need to be addressed, and ensuring that program, technical and financial reporting requirements are met on time and with high quality.
- Provide daily support to Country program Managers to monitor NTD project activities and to ensure proper activities planning meet USAID financial and management reporting guidelines;
- Collaborate with field teams to prepare routine technical and programmatic reports, including monthly reports, quarterly and semiannual reports, workplan and budget, disease specific assessment (DSA) protocols and reports, abstracts development for health conferences, newsletters, web updates and press releases.
- Track topic-specific assessment planning and outcomes, in collaboration with MERLA teams and Technical Director
- Serve as designated focal point on one or more specific cross-cutting topics (e.g., a specific NTD and/or other topics such as gender or WASH). Maintain up-to-date knowledge on current WHO technical guidelines and industry-wide research on those specific topic(s);
- Work with the Project Financial Analyst(s) and project field staff to: supervise grant funds and sub-agreements/contracts through review of annual budgets; ensure timely financial reporting; and review project expenditures
- Play a lead role in budget review for existing projects.
- Contribute to the annual FAA review and oversight process.
- Contribute to monthly or quarterly forecast and cost share review.
- Work with the Business Development Team to identify NTD opportunities, prepare concept notes and proposals; participate in representation, networking, and cultivation of relationships with partners and other organizations implementing programs.
- Play a supporting role in budget development for new NTD opportunities.
- Help to identify “win” themes for upcoming proposal opportunities based on in-country expertise.
- Establish and develop key partnerships for project development and implementation; lead the development key implementation strategies alongside relevant host country counterparts.
- Represent Corus International for technical and planning meetings domestically and internationally at professional conferences and other events.
- Masters Degree in Public Health or a related field
- At least ten years’ experience in NTDs implementation, particularly the preventive chemotherapy (PC) NTDs, and other international health best practices; of which at least 7 years’ experience managing and implementing international development programs; working knowledge on gender issues
- Proven track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with host country counterparts including ministries of health and NGO/FBO/CBO actors, as well as donors/clients.
- Demonstrated experience working with USAID; experience working on USAID contracts and/or global awards.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and implement successful strategies to track and submit high quality award deliverables on-time and on-budget.
- Excellent English technical writing skills and analytical abilities
- Advanced cross-cultural sensitivity, including experience working with professional and support staff in a multicultural, multi-linguistic environment
- Ability to travel up to 30% of time annually (depending on Covid situation); including to hardship locations
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Experience multi-sectoral programming, including gender, Vector control, WASH.
- At least 5 years’ experience living and working in East Africa
- Flexibility and ability to travel on short notice
- Proficiency in Salesforce software
- Basic French or French fluency/proficiency highly favored
Corus International is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). As such, Corus makes employment decisions and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an applicant’s or employee’s race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state and local laws. If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please notify Corus’s Human Resources department.