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Senior 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 Senior Coordinator, Country Programs to support IDDS program management, cross-project coordination, and internal communication. The Senior Coordinator will take responsibility for designated program management functions and cross-country planning and implementation functions that apply to IDDS country programs implementing global health security (Coronavirus, Ebola virus disease), TB, and/or other infectious disease systems strengthening and emergency programs in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
The successful candidate is expected to:
- Embody ICF’s values
- Demonstrate initiative, good judgement, and problem-solving ability
- Organize and present ideas and information clearly
- Communicate how specific activities and tasks contribute to country and project goals and objectives
- Proactively seek feedback for ideas, approaches, and recommendations
- Develop and apply tools and guidance in support of country programs
- Adapt to changing priorities and events
- Work under limited direction
- Create and maintain an inclusive environment that enables others to contribute to their full potential
- Proactively assist junior members of the team in their development
- Lead or co-lead specific program management processes (e.g. deliverables management, partner and monthly reporting, Jira management, SharePoint management, etc.).
- Develop, adapt, roll out, and refresh program management tools, guidance, processes, and systems to improve project efficiencies.
- Coordinate and ensure tracking of the development, review, and submission of work plans and their associated budgets, Quality Assurance Surveillance Plans (QASPs), and Monitoring & Evaluation Plans across various funding streams.
- Develop internal communications to project staff and partners.
Required Qualifications and Skills:
- Master’s in Public Health or equivalent degree in international development
- 3-5+ years of program management experience in USAID-funded projects
- Minimum of 1 year of experience living in low- or middle-income country
- Strong English writing and editing ability
- Attention to detail (writing, data, logical consistency)
- Strong problem-solving skills
- Team player
- Flexibility and ability to respond quickly and effectively to changing priorities
- 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 for USAID projects
- Global health security, infectious disease, and diagnostics/surveillance interest and experience
- 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
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.
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