Salary is commensurate with experience and education
Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by 04/24/2017.
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The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a center of the University of Washington (UW) Department of Global Health (DGH), a division of the Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Formed in collaboration with its primary partner, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), I-TECH is focused on the mission of working with local partners to develop skilled health care workers and strong national health systems in resource-limited settings. Work is primarily supported through multiple federal awards, many of them targeting prevention, care, and treatment of HIV and other infectious diseases, with an annual budget that ranges between $50-85 million. I-TECH is headquartered at UW in Seattle and has offices in 13 developing countries. Approximately 500 staff work for I-TECH worldwide.
The IAETC has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Program Director. The International AIDS Education and Training Center (IAETC) is the largest grant in the Center, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) with an annual budget of approximately $25 million. The Program Director operates under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Ann Downer. The IAETC Program Director oversees all activities and operations of the IAETC. In addition to working with the PI and Co-PIs (Drs. Reyes and Holmes), the Program Director (PD) will supervise the senior management staff of the IAETC and work closely with the leadership of the I-TECH Center, I-TECH Country Directors, the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for the IAETC, and the HRSA Project Officer to assure programmatic and operational excellence.
I. IAETC Leadership
Collaborate with the PI, Co-PIs, Director of M&E, and other technical experts to ensure that best practices are employed throughout the program;
Build and maintain an effective senior management team for the IAETC;
Lead management team meetings to assess progress, address challenges, and problem-solve solutions;
Pursue partnerships and collaborations within and outside the UW that promote the ability of the IAETC to manage global programs with skill and ingenuity;
Analyze and resolve emergent issues, interfacing with staff and partners as well as UW systems and stakeholders;
Assure effective management and organizational structures to support accomplishment of program goals;
Embody and engender those qualities that support an effective, efficient, inspired workplace, including commitment to the I-TECH Operating Principles;
Support each IAETC team member in optimally contributing to the achievement of overall programmatic goals and objectives;
Manage change and manage for results, applying these skills in frequently ambiguous situations and changing conditions; and
Model superior leadership and team-building skills.
II. Grants Management
Liaise with HRSA Project Officer, including providing regular updates and collaborating on issues such as funding flow;
Track expected and awarded funding across the IAETC portfolio;
Assure compliance with all terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement;
Coordinate annual renewal applications for the IAETC cooperative agreement;
Prepare for and lead site visits to and by the IAETC;
Assure timely responsiveness to requests for reports and data from HRSA; and
Support efforts to document and communicate performance of various IAETC projects to donors and other stakeholders.
III. Operational Oversight
Work in collaboration with the I-TECH Managing Director and staff to oversee contractual and operational compliance with terms set by funding organizations, university administration, and relevant governmental jurisdictions;
Assure effective and robust budget management systems in order to manage a cumulative annual budget in the tens of millions;
Manage the development of an annual operating budget for the IAETC Headquarter and monitor expenditures;
Assure audit compliance for all IAETC activities; and
Build capacity in program staff at all levels to participate in and lead, as needed, management of awards.
IV. Legal and Risk Management Oversight
Work in close collaboration with the I-TECH Center Managing Director to assure effective implementation of I-TECH Center and UW policy;
Assure close collaboration with the UW Office of the Attorney General and locally contracted attorneys to assure compliance with domestic and international laws in relation to IAETC operations, particularly in foreign settings;
Assess risk using the Enterprise Risk Management framework and make recommendations to the PI about optional courses of action; and
Work closely with I-TECH Center and Country Office management to assure the safety and security of staff and assets in foreign locations.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Master's degree in public health, public administration, business administration, or related field.
Management and leadership experience of 10 years or more in a global development setting.
Experience that demonstrates:
Knowledge of and experience with federal grants/cooperative agreements, and associated federal regulations.
Experience in managing global health projects in resource-limited settings.
Ability to work in close collaboration with senior technical experts.
Knowledge of the financial, legal, risk management, operations, and personnel policies and practices of US-based public research universities.
Financial skills in budget management and financial analysis and ability to lead the definition and oversight of compliance assurance systems.
Supervisory skills and a track record of successfully fostering employee contribution and development.
Ability to lead and facilitate cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams and to work effectively across cultures.
Ability to authoritatively represent the IAETC with a wide range of officials and partners.
Ability to make decisions based upon judgment and experience even when all necessary evidence or information is not available;
Grants management skills.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to travel, as needed, to problem-solve and facilitate solutions.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Familiarity with the HRSA AETC program;
Extensive experience at UW or within a similar public/state institution; and
Extensive international work travel, especially in low-middle income countries.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
This full-time position is based at the I-TECH/ offices at UW in Seattle. The Program Director of the IAETC requires up to 30% travel to countries that often lack adequate public health and safety infrastructure. Travelers must be prepared to follow the UW and US government recommended precautions and prophylaxis for travel safety and disease prevention. The Program Director position requires frequent participation in early morning and late evening telephone conference calls in order to accommodate time zone differences between Seattle and its country project sites.
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