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Chief of Party - Tuberculosis Diagnostics Network Strengthening (TBDNS)
Chief of Party
Are you passionate about improving quality of life through accessible public health services? Then consider ICF, we work at the forefront of today’s global health issues, helping clients understand the specific needs of diverse populations and address complex health challenges with behavior and disease surveillance and monitoring, research and surveys, technical assistance, and organizational capacity building support.
ICF is seeking candidates for the role of Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID Tuberculosis Diagnostics Network Strengthening (TBDNS) project. The Tuberculosis Diagnostics Network Strengthening activity will apply system strengthening interventions to improve the quality of TB laboratory diagnostics, strengthen information management systems, and improve sample transportation networks. The purpose of this five-year project will be to encourage research and innovation to accelerate performance improvements. Strengthening the overall diagnostic network within Bangladesh will improve timely and accurate TB diagnosis, so patients can be linked to care and treatment services, reducing the spread of TB and decreasing mortality rates. TBDNS will support two objectives: Objective 1: Improve Diagnostic Network Service Delivery and Objective 2: Ensure Diagnostic Network Quality.
The position will be based in Bangladesh but may involve international travel. The COP will have both administrative and technical responsibilities. Administrative responsibilities include routine liaising with the client; management of staff; overseeing of project budgets; and overall planning and management of the project. Technical responsibilities concern the ability to generally understand the range of project’s technical activities, the performance of senior and mid-level staff overseeing those activities, and the ability to assess technical performance of the project and staff. We prefer a candidate with a background in the following areas: large project management of multi-country projects and experience in USAID funded Tuberculosis programs.
The COP will lead ICF’s management of TBDNS Global. Responsibilities will include the overall planning and coordination of activities, including the work of subrecipients. The COP will provide agile and high-quality leadership to the project’s interventions across Bangladesh, overseeing the technical and strategic direction of a $10-25M, 5-year USAID investment.
- Provide agile and high-quality leadership to the project’s interventions in Bangladesh, overseeing the technical and strategic direction of a 10-25M, 5-year USAID investment.
- Build upon the documented successes and lessons learned of concurrent and predecessor efforts in strengthening national programs’ infectious disease response, technical capacities, and human resourcing to ensure that all relevant lessons learned are applied and adapted in implementation.
- Provide oversight and strategic guidance for all project activities ensuring key results are consistently delivered and key lessons are broadly disseminated.
- Apply a deep understanding of the global health, infectious disease, tuberculosis, and global health security sectors to ensure the project responds to and leverages all relevant global, regional and national efforts.
- Make programmatic decisions and troubleshoot implementation challenges; oversee program data quality compliance, including development of data tracking and monitoring systems USG or donor funding audit standards; and oversee sub-grant development, including compliance with programmatic objectives and ICF\donor financial and administrative regulations.
- Serve a critical role as liaison, facilitate meetings between high level project stakeholders across multiple fora, including serving as the primary interface with the client.
- Establish and maintain effective and highly collaborative communication channels with USAID/Washington, USAID Missions, MOH, WHO, and other national and regional health entities and stakeholders, international organizations, etc.
- Oversee project management processes and methodologies to ensure projects results are delivered on-time, within the budget and adhere to high quality standards.
- Provide strategic guidance to the project’s learning, documentation and dissemination of findings, impact, innovations, and lessons learned.
- Ensure the project’s timely and complete submission of high-quality work plans, quarterly and annual reports, M&E reports, financial reports, and any other deliverables required by USAID.
- Use professional judgement in handling information and demonstrate sensitivity to project team, individual and all levels of organizational concerns; make use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, explanatory and predictive modeling, and fact-based management to drive decision making.
- Mentor and support the success of senior leadership team members within ICF and its subrecipients.
- Apply the principles set forth in USAID’s Office of Infectious Disease Development policy to the strategic and tactical approaches of the project to meet national and global TA and staffing needs.
- Bachelor's degree in public health, Microbiology, Medicine, or a related field.
- 8 + years of senior leadership experience on USAID programs of similar size and complexity is required. COP/Deputy COP or Project Director experience preferred.
- 15 + years of relevant experience working in Bangladesh or within the region, on public health programs in TB, quality of care, infectious diseases, or community health, especially experience working with donor-funded projects.
- 15 + years of experience interacting with other government agencies, host country governments, and international organizations in one of the countries proposed.
- 10 + years of relevant experience managing, designing and implementing similar, international, multi-million, donor-funded programs.
- 10+ years in infectious disease and tuberculosis global health programs.
- Master’s degree in public health, Microbiology, Medicine, or a related field
- Have strategic vision, leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, solid management experience, strong interpersonal, written, and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program description.
- Experience designing, managing, and implementing complex and comprehensive activities in TB and other infectious diseases in developing countries involving multiple stakeholders and implementing partners.
- Experience with USAID project management, agency policies, regulations, and MEL and reporting requirements
- Prior leadership of global health, infectious disease or Tuberculosis projects desired.
- Experience working with national and sub-national level government officials and health providers, and other relevant stakeholders.
- Demonstrated ability to manage success in multi-component projects with multi-functional teams and international consultants.
- Experience working in Bangladesh and/or Asia preferred.
- Advanced communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.
ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award-winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.
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