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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, LINKAGES (Requisition # 14959)

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Organization : FHI 360
Type : Nonprofits / องค์กรไม่แสวงหาผลกำไร
Date : 29 Oct 2014
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About FHI 360

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

 

LINKAGES is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and implemented by FHI 360 in partnership with Pact, IntraHealth International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. LINKAGES will conduct a range of activities to reduce HIV transmission among key populations — sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons and people who inject drugs — and to improve their enrollment and retention in care across the HIV cascade. LINKAGES will accelerate the ability of governments, key population leaders, organizations working with key populations, and private-sector providers to plan and implement services that reduce HIV transmission among key populations and their sexual partners and extend the lives of those already living with HIV. LINKAGES is managed by USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS and is designed to accept funding from USAID Missions interested in initiating or expanding programs that address the needs of key populations. The USAID Regional Development Mission of Asia (RDMA) has bought into LINKAGES for projects in Lao PDR and Thailand. We are seeking qualified candidates for the position of Associate Director, LINKAGES, based in Thailand

 

The Associate Director, LINKAGES, will support the LINKAGES regional team and the LINKAGES project offices in the Asia Pacific region. S/he will lead the LINKAGES regional team to support the timely and high quality implementation of the LINKAGES’ work plan activities in the participating countries in the region. The AD will ensure compliance with the USAID rules and regulations. The AD will support the coordination and rapid start-up of all LINKAGES buy-in countries in the region and will coordinate with the RDMA to ensure success of the LINKAGES projects.

 

Accountabilities:

Provide leadership to the LINKAGES projects in the Asia and Pacific region for the development, management, implementation and evaluation of all LINKAGES activities.

Take the lead in the assessment and design of LINKAGES project activities including day–to-day backstopping of LINKAGES country projects, the design and implementation process of subawards and capacity building as well as monitoring, evaluation, and reporting to FHI 360 Headquarters.

Lead and oversee the development and review of start-up and annual work plans and budgets.

Oversee the development, review and submission of progress reports to FHI 360 Headquarters and RDMA, as appropriate.

Ensure the quality of subawards management and assist the Enterprise Services team to ensure compliance to the donor and FHI 360 regulations. Track follow up items on OCIA reviews and provide technical assistance to country teams to ensure all findings are cleared according to deadlines.

Lead the development and implementation of capacity development strategies to build requisite skills of LINKAGES country office staff to effectively manage and implement LINKAGES activities at the country level.

Take the lead in country visits to assist country offices in developing systems for effective management of LINKAGES.

Provide management support through field visits; fill in at the country level when there are leadership gaps on LINKAGES. Facilitate communication with ministries of health, local implementing partners, and international partners.

Track level of effort for the LINKAGES staff working closely with the country teams and regional finance teams to ensure maximum coverage as appropriate.

In coordination with the LINKAGES country team, maintain risk logs for each project and contribute to country dashboards and collection of data to measure indicators.

Coordinate with LINKAGES HQ Operations to facilitate international travel requests, pipeline analysis of LINKAGES country projects, and reporting for LINKAGES projects.

Collaborate in leading the development and management of the portfolio of LINKAGES projects across the region.

Oversees the technical advisors and consultants who work on LINKAGES country projects. Develop consultant agreements and oversee consultant invoices and monitor quality and completion of the consultant’s deliverables.

Serves as a management expert on LINKAGES implementation across the region.

Assure the coordination with the Asia Pacific Regional Office (APRO) technical staff and country programs in strengthening of monitoring and evaluation systems that track and report program progress.  Monitor and evaluate LINKAGES interventions and utilize data for management decision-making.

Provides support to the LINKAGES technical team and technical director to develop and implement technical assistance tasks/activities, project implementation and evaluation services.

Recruits and supervises LINKAGES program management staff, assuring effective management of workloads and reviews work to ensure that it meets the LINKAGES quality standards.

Leads the program technical quality assessments for LINKAGES country offices.

Collaborates with the Deputy Regional Director and LINKAGES technical director in communicating with USAID RDMA, local and international partners, and other contacts about business and projects.

 

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

Effective knowledge of design, implementation, and management of global cooperative agreement funded by USAID.

Knowledge of various funding mechanisms, general contracting and reporting requirements.

Knowledge of USAID planning and report systems.

Knowledge of HIV prevention, care and treatment interventions for key populations and an understanding of the HIV cascade for the continuum of prevention and care.

Highly proficient with MS Project, and the Microsoft suite of programs (Word, Excel,

PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio).

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.

Ability to motivate, influence and work well with others.

Positive working attitude and interpersonal skills.

 

Experience:

Typically requires a minimum of 5-8 years with project management experience.

Demonstrated experience in multi-sector project management and implementation.

Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English and Thai.

Experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO) USAID.

Experience managing USAID-funded cooperative agreements.

 

Problem Solving & Impact:

Solid operational and tactical decision maker with the ability to handle unforeseen issues.

Decisions and actions have minimal to moderate implications with costs and short term goals of management and the operations of an area within the department.

Problems encountered are often minimal to moderate; narrowly defined, and require basic approaches to resolve them.

 

Supervision Given/Received:

Practices routine coordination with all employees and consultants at the regional and country level.

Works well with others; develop and maintain compatibility among regional, country and project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.

May supervise small number of staff.

 

Travel Requirements:

25-35%

 

Competencies:

Conflict Management

Understanding and Building the Team

Talent recognition

Making Others Great

Finance Management

Diversity Appreciation

Directing and Delegating

Creating and Managing Systems and Processes

 

Education:

Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent - Knowledge/Information Services,

Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.

 

Certifications:

Certification in project management.

Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent.

Qualification in Humanitarian action and/or Project Cycle Management and/or Monitoring & Evaluation.

 

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

 

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Interested candidates, please register online through FHI 360’s Career Center at http://www.fhi360.org/careers

 

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.

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