21 Oct 2016

University of Maryland Program Director 2016

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University of Maryland

School of Medicine

University of Maryland Programs (Kenya)

Position: Program Director

Reporting To: Country Director

Project: Technical Assistance for Public Health Impact in Kenya (TAPHIK)

Location: Kisumu

Overall Job Summary: The Program Director is the overall lead and key contact for all programmatic and technical issues of the grant and is responsible for ensuring program outcomes.

In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, the Program Director develops, executes and continually updates the strategic plan for the program by providing daily guidance to the component leads and ensures technical components work effectively with their KEMRI counterparts by coordinating with UMB Advisors/Leads and KEMRI Co Investigators across all component areas.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall programmatic oversight in the implementation of TAPHIK by offering guidance and working closely with component leads to ensure program supports activities as required
  • Support Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Co-Investigators and ensure proper linkages and synergies of activities
  • Coordinate epidemiological studies
  • Support research design and data analysis
  • Contribute to manuscript development and peer reviewed publications
  • Develop policy briefs based on project supported studies
  • Ensure collaboration across components within and outside KEMRI
  • Provide technical oversight and supervision for the development of the program work plans and implementation of the program strategy
  • Liaise with sub grantees to plan, implement and monitor supported activities in adherence to project objectives and goals
  • Lead UMB technical teams in monitoring the project performance towards its goals through use of data for monitoring and evaluation and programmatic decision-making
  • Work closely and in collaboration with KEMRI and other partners to maximize partnership strengths and effectively collaborate to implement program goals
  • Represent UMB at important Technical and Policy related meetings at KEMRI, County and National level, Donor and other stakeholder fora
  • Support technical teams in monitoring the project performance towards its goals through use of data for monitoring and evaluation and programmatic decision-making as well as prepare program reports as required for reporting to UMB and CDC
  • Liaise with sub grantees to plan, implement and monitor supported activities in adherence to project objectives and goals

Qualifications:

  • PHD in Epidemiology preferred
  • 8+ years’ experience in research and 5 years’ experience at managerial level.
  • Research design and coordination experience of at least 5 years
  • History of peer reviewed publications
  • Progressive experience of program management (at least 5 years) in the INGO sector in Africa with a proven track record as a senior manager and leader, including experience in developing and implementing strategic plans.
  • A strong understanding of managing similar program operations in the developing world, preferably within the HIV/AIDS sector with hands-on experience in implementing similar Programs
  • Proven experience in proposal development from concept note to full proposal and experience in other innovative strategies of resource mobilization with a proven record in raising substantial research/development funds.
  • Knowledge and Experience managing compliance to diverse donors: in particular USG Funded programs
  • Demonstrable network of contacts and high standing in his/her profession with proven record of building and managing effective partnerships arid strategic alliances.
  • Proven experience in research and advocacy
  • Strong People and financial Management skill

 

 



How to Apply

  • Kindly send your application, cover letter and current CV with the names of three professional referees to [email protected] on or before 31 October, 2016 with subject, PROGRAM DIRECTOR
  • Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.





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