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Country Coordinator (Country Programs – Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance)
Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance (IDDS) is a five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project with the following overall objectives: (1) Improve the detection of diseases of public health importance and identification of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in priority infectious diseases including Tuberculosis (TB) through an accessible, accurate, adaptable, timely, and integrated diagnostic network system; (2)Improve the quality of real-time surveillance systems for pathogens of greatest public health concern, including AMR and zoonotic diseases, and; (3) Generate evidence-based guidance and innovative solutions to strengthen in-country diagnostic networks and surveillance systems. This position is based in ICF’s Metro-accessible Rockville office though is presently home-based while offices are closed due to COVID-19; other members of the project team are based in Rockville and around the world.
Position and expectations
ICF is seeking a Country Coordinator to support global and individual country program management. S/he will coordinate designated program management processes and support 4-5 countries implementing global health security (Corona Virus, Ebola Virus Diseases), TB, and/or other infectious disease systems strengthening and emergency response programs in Africa and Asia. The country coordinator will help ensure that project processes and activities are planned to match resources and client needs, meet established milestones and deadlines, follow established procedures, and achieve high quality results.
The successful candidate is expected to
- Embody ICF’s values
- Demonstrate good judgement
- Organize and present ideas and information clearly in words, writing, and presentations
- Manage assignments as directed, taking into consideration short and long-term objectives
- Adapt to changing workload priorities
- Be a catalyst for action within the team
- Support an inclusive environment that enables others to contribute to their full potential
- Coordinate project planning, resourcing, staffing, subcontract management, progress reporting, troubleshooting, and project deliverables.
- Develop/contribute to development of tools, processes, protocols, and systems to make program management effective and efficient.
- Ensure project results meet requirements regarding technical quality, reliability, schedule, and cost.
- Monitor performance and recommend schedule changes, cost adjustments, or resource additions.
- Apply international health knowledge to research, plan, communicate and achieve project objectives.
Required Qualifications and Skills:
- Master’s in Public Health or equivalent degree in international development
- 1-2 years of program management experience, preferably in USAID-funded health-related projects
- Strong English writing and editing ability
- Attention to detail (writing, data, logical consistency)
- Strong problem-solving skills
- Ability to manage and advance multiple pieces of work in parallel
- Ability to work effectively within a geographically and culturally diverse team
- Ability to use Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams)
- Work planning and reporting for USAID projects
- Global health security, infectious disease (especially TB), and diagnostics/surveillance interest and experience
- Minimum of 1 year of experience living in low- or middle-income country
- Strong French, Portuguese, Swahili, and/or applicable Asian language skills (speaking, reading, and writing)
- Experience using SharePoint and Jira
- Experience with production of written deliverables and newsletters
Working at ICF
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