Program Manager - Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis in Haiti – Full-time
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IMA World Health, a subsidiary of Corus International, is seeking a Program Manager to support an anticipated U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded elimination of lymphatic filariasis project in Haiti.
Corus International is a family of organizations which believes that those who were born into impossible circumstances deserve the opportunity for a better life. Corus was formed through the strategic merger of IMA World Health (operating as a public health organization since 1960), and Lutheran World Relief (operating as a livelihoods organization since 1945), and today includes smaller entities of Charlie Goldsmith Associates, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Coffee. Corus International works in over 20 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America with a primary focus on health, livelihoods, and emergency response.
IMA World Health is pursuing a CDC opportunity to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Haiti via a five- year project that will focus on:
- Improving the quality of, access to, and participation in mass drug administration (MDA) campaigns;
- Improving the management of chronic disease;
- Identifying feasible and affordable approaches for managing areas of enhanced transmission, while conducting post-validation surveillance; and
- Improving the conduct of LF monitoring, evaluation, and surveillance before, during, and after MDAs.
The Program Manager will provide direction and technical/clinical oversight of the project to ensure activities are designed and implemented with high quality and meet project targets. The Program Manager will provide day-to-day implementation of technical activities for MDA. S/he will be responsible for making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes, while ensuring operational and project quality.
This position will report to the Technical Director and will be embedded in the project office within Haiti.
Actual hiring is contingent upon successful award and CDC approval.
- Provide day-to-day direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of the LF project to achieve objectives and targets
- Supervise mass drug administration (MDA), evaluation assessments and surveys, and other project field activities
- Develop MDA TV and radio messages and manage the dissemination of these messages for MDA
- Plan meetings and facilitate communications with communal level Ministry of Health and Population (MSPP)
- Either conduct or monitor and provide oversight of training to project personnel and volunteers
- Liaise with the volunteers of the LF project
- Identify and implement appropriate strategies and interventions to address LF service delivery gaps
- Take the lead on project deliverables by researching, writing, editing, and formatting documents and training materials and developing PowerPoint presentations
- Maintain relationships and liaise with the Ministry of Health (MSPP) (all levels), the Ministry of Education (MENFP), CDC, partners, PAHO, and other NTD-related agencies on project implementation, including attending meetings as the project representative and sharing project updates
- Work with Ministry staff, health care providers, communities, and project team to identify LF treatment delivery issues that impede access to care and uptake of services
- Identify training needs for Ministry staff, healthcare providers, and communities to build their capacity in LF interventions and assist in the design and implementation of measures to address those needs
- Take the lead in the preparation and design of annual work plan activities and budgets to ensure project design is in line with CDC and Ministry strategies
- Liaise with IMA Haiti project team and IMA headquarters operations staff to assure timely project planning, implementation, reporting
- Assure timely execution of the work plan and management of resources to meet deliverables and all project deadlines
- Manage technical contributions of subgrantees, including defining the scope of work
- Develop relationships and liaise with other national programs and other donor initiatives
- Represent IMA at NTD related meeting and events, including actively participating in relevant national technical working groups(s)
- Communicate frequently with the Technical Director, project senior management team, and IMA headquarters to resolve challenges and share reports
- Contribute to the development and sharing of information and knowledge products with all relevant stakeholders in a timely manner
- Collaborate closely with Human Resources to assure project staffing needs are met
- Supervise and manage a team of staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results
- Work with project finance team to develop and track budgets; track expenses to monitor budget execution versus previsions to assure program implementation is on track and within approved budgets
- Monitor cash pipelines to assure availability of funds for planned program implementation
- Work in close coordination the M&E Manager to develop system to effectively track data/results and ensure reporting requirements are fully met in a timely manner
- Represent IMA and the project through author/co-author abstracts, presentations, and articles for journals and conferences
- Oversee the preparation and timely submission of routine periodic project reports to CDC
- Work with the project team to develop annual and quarterly work plans and budgets
- Ensure compliance with the terms of the award
- Advanced degree in public health, health administration, or international health; MD preferred
- At least five (5) years of experience in the design and implementation of health development projects implemented by national/international NGOs
- Previous experience working in Haiti, with intimate understanding of Haiti health care system
- Demonstrated experience in coordinating LF elimination/control within and among NTD programs in Haiti preferred
- Demonstrated understanding of and expertise in U.S. government (preferably CDC) funded project implementation and reporting preferred
- Demonstrated experience supervising personnel to ensure project results
- Must have demonstrated mentoring and facilitation skills, especially with Ministry staff and health care providers
- Proven ability to network and communicate with a wide range of key stakeholders
- Excellent English writing skills and analytical abilities, including the ability to effectively express ideas verbally and in written or graphic form, using correct grammar and structure
- Advanced cross-cultural sensitivity, including experience working and communicating with professional and support staff in a multicultural, multi-linguistic environment; ability to promote an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect
- Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, and SharePoint
- Fluency in English, French, and Haitian Creole in oral and written communications
- Willingness to support IMA World Health's mission
IMA World Health prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by US or International law.
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