Senior Program Manager
Salary – market related
This position requires the ability to motivate teams and think outside the box to integrate and maintain the organisation’s technology based competitive advantage. The ability to conceptualiaze, develop and implement client centered programming is an absolute requirement.
Candidate must have a strong balance of skills including: experience in comprehensive HIV programming as well as sexual and reproductive health, proven ability to effectively lead multidisciplinary staff, academic productivity, and high level administrative skills such as clinical quality improvement (CQI) management, grant/report writing, and budget management. Proven ability to effectively communicate with providers, government partners, community organisations, youth and family populations is also required.
Duties and Key Responsibilities:
Goals and Strategy
Promote strong technical implementation and program management
Facilitate a culture of using routine evidence for timely programmatic decision-making
Develop strategic plans based on what funders, government and what the organisation requires
Write operational protocols for new programmes or extensions of the current ones
Monitor and evaluate progress toward goals/targets/outcomes
Initiate development of new programmes and innovations in ongoing programmes
Develop and ensure that effective and efficient systems and process are in place to support delivery of high quality care and prevention services
Ensure all reporting obligations are met
Disseminate program evaluation and/or research findings and communicate all findings to key stakeholders (i.e., government or funders)
Provide guidance to all programmes including the development and management of operational procedures
Contribute to research programmes and activities related to programme areas
Ensure the quality and effectiveness of all programmes
Quality and Governance
Practice within the scope of professional discipline and range of activities
Promote and embed a culture of innovation, clinical best practice, quality improvement and measurable outcomes
Internal – Manage inter-departmental synergies
External – Build and maintain relationships with funders, government, partners, etc.
Build and maintain strategic partnerships at all levels
General Personality Traits
Exceptional leadership qualities
Strong energy level and dedication
Qualifications and Experience
7+ years practical public health and/or clinical work experience in the areas of HIV and Sexual Reproductive Health technical program design and implementation. MPH or related qualification a must, MD preferred.
Minimum 5 years staff management experience and a demonstrated affinity for working through others and strengthening the capacity of teams to assume higher levels of responsibility over time.
Demonstrated expertise in designing/implementing integrated HIV/SRH/Behavioural clinical service delivery programs.
Demonstrated experience working on donor funded programs and familiarity with other international donors such as USAID, CDC, and the Global Fund
Research experience in public health services, preferably in HIV and/or SRH
Exceptional communication skills and the ability to convey information to various audiences, including a range of cultures and backgrounds
Ability to garner trust among project team and stakeholders