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Country Program Officer, Mozambique

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Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation


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Published 26 days ago

Overview:

The Country Officer (CO), functions as an integral team member of the Program Implementation and Country Management Team, while also backstopping, representing, and supporting programs implemented in Mozambique. With limited oversight, the CO will provide support and coordination in the areas of strategic planning, program/agreement management, documentation, new business development, and technical assistance that are consistent with the Foundation’s goals and strategic plan.

Job Responsibilities:

Program & Agreement Management Support: The CO provides support to the country and global office and acts as a link to the country and global organization for communication purposes. Duties may (depending on the specific needs and capabilities of the country program) include

  • Supporting the development of project work plans and donor reports, coordinating inputs from multiple sources, and facilitating the internal review process to ensure timely submission
  • Conducting routine monitoring of program/project progress, identifying best practices, lessons learned, and areas for improvement, including short-term technical assistance needs.
  • Field visits at least twice each year.
  • Reviewing and providing comments on sub-agreements and grantee reports
  • Reviewing or assisting with the development of programmatic and organizational budgets.

Coordination & Country Representation: The CO plays a critical role in supporting day-to-day communications and ensuring cross-functionality and departmental links between the global office and the country office. Duties may include:

  • Identifying and coordinating HQ-based technical assistance for program design, work plan development, reporting, M&E, and operations research. Advocating for the needs and concerns of the country program to those able to assist at HQ and EGPAF/Global.
  • Maintaining frequent correspondence with internal points of contact within EGPAF/Global and the country program.
  • Participating in (and occasionally leading) department meetings, brown bags, lectures, and presentations to stay current and share key information back to the country program
  • Responding to external or internal requests for information about the country program, with input provided by the country team as necessary.

Technical Work & Strategic Guidance: The CO contributes to the strategic direction of the country program by participating in program planning, facilitation, and coordination. Duties may include:

  • Supporting and actively participating in the regular updating and use of country strategic plan
  • Supporting and/or leading analysis and documentation of best practices and innovations taking place in-country.
  • Participating in new business development initiatives, including preparing, strategic planning, drafting narrative, reviewing, editing and formatting.
  • Possibly providing direct technical assistance in area of expertise.                              

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced fluency in Portuguese 
  • BA/BS in Public Health, International Affairs, Development, Science, Business, or related field. MPH or equivalent, preferred.
  • Minimum 4 years relevant experience in national and/or international health programs in a public or private sector environment, preferably non-profit.
  • Prior experience with USG awards (USAID, CDC, HHS or NIH) preferred.
  • Willingness to travel internationally, up to 25%.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and an energetic, can-do work approach.
  • Self-motivated worker, able to be effective with limited direct supervision
  • Ability to work as a part of a team, providing strategic added value towards the completion of tasks
  • Ability to be flexible, balancing multiple priorities, deadlines, and competing interests.
  • Demonstrates professional maturity, a consistently positive attitude, and an energetic, can-do work approach.
  • Excellent English (written and verbal) communication skills.
  • Good analytical skills; must be organized and detail-oriented.
  • Familiarity with MS Office suite.
  • Willingness to take on highly strategic initiatives as well as very administrative tasks, depending on the needs of the program at any given time
  • Experience living and/or working in Africa preferred.

Competencies

The Foundation expects all employees to possess the fundamental competencies of interpersonal skills, communication, accountability, continual learning, and driving results. The ideal candidate will either be proficient or advanced in the following set of competencies, specific to this position’s level of Officer:

  • Team Building  – Team building is a person’s ability to inspire and foster team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. He/she also facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.
  • Customer Service – Customer service is a person’s ability to anticipate and meet the needs of internal and external customers while delivering high-quality products and services and being committed to continuous improvement.
  • Decisiveness  – Decisiveness is a person’s ability to make well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data is limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences. He/she will also perceive the impact and implications of decisions.

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. EGPAF complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the Foundation works. EGPAF does not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process. If you are asked to pay a fee at any stage of this recruitment, please report to         fraud@pedaids.org

Overview:

The Country Officer (CO), functions as an integral team member of the Program Implementation and Country Management Team, while also backstopping, representing, and supporting programs implemented in Mozambique. With limited…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Level of Language Proficiency

Portuguese fluency

Portuguese fluency

Location

Washington, DC

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