Program Director

Job
from CAMRIS International
Closing date: 12 Oct 2017

CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today's most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.

CAMRIS clients include U.S. government agencies and multilateral and private organizations. Our core practice areas include public health, agriculture and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, and medical research.

CAMRIS is currently seeking a Program Director for the anticipated Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) cooperative agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development. The goal of the STAR program is to improve the effectiveness of global health programs worldwide by developing and strengthening the capacity of global health professionals. The primary focus of the STAR program is strengthen the technical and analytic professional cadre of human resources for global health by partnering with organizations of higher learning, development, and/or health professional associations.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID and follow all FAR regulations.
  • Serve as the lead technical person and provide overall guidance and management of the project.
  • Ensure the objectives of the project are successfully met.
  • Manage the preparation and presentation of proposed implementation plans and all reports.
  • Ensure outstanding quality of written reports and the timely submission of all deliverables to USAID.
  • Establish appropriate mechanisms to ensure that activity progress and specific implementation concerns are regularly and promptly reported and addressed.
  • Work to advance the Bureau of Global Health's core objectives and mandates and to further USAID's development and policy objectives throughout the world.

  • Must hold a MD or a PhD in global health or a related field.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience providing program operational support and management services.

  • Experience with management and administration of donor-supported health programs.

  • Demonstrated experience in international human resource management and in addressing the challenges of human resource management.
  • Experience in supporting program implementation and research related to public health programs in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a wide range of institutions that provide technical leadership and direction for public health programs, including academic institutions, host- country governments, US government, and/or program implementers.
  • Broad management expertise and experience in setting up administrative and financial systems.
  • An ability to and interest in mentoring individuals from developing countries to strengthen their technical capacity and support their professional development goals.
  • Well-versed in USAID regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Excellent leadership, management, and written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong cross-cultural and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

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