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Country Program Director, Uzbekistan (Employment), Global Health

Location:
59, Mustakillik Str.
Tashkent, 100000
Uzbekistan


Background Information

The five-year (September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2019) USAID TB Control Program is implemented by Project HOPE – People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc., USA (Project HOPE) in two Central Asian countries, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

The USAID TB Control Program seeks to improve health status of the people in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan by building capacity of the National TB Control Programs to provide more effective and more accessible TB diagnosis and treatment services, which reduce the burden of TB and MDR-TB and the development of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB). The Program focuses on vulnerable populations including women, prisoners, ex-prisoners, migrants, people who inject drugs (PWID), and people living with HIV (PLHIV). The Program supports national TB prevention, care and treatment programs in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and contributes to the goals of the WHO’s Global Strategy and Targets for Tuberculosis Prevention, Care and Control after 2015 (the End TB Strategy) and the US Government 2015-2019 Global Tuberculosis Strategy.

Position Summary:

The Country Program Director for the USAID TB Control Program in Uzbekistan will provide overall programmatic and managerial oversight for the program. S/he will guide the regional strategic planning as well as design and implementation of the program in Uzbekistan and be responsible for overall reporting of activities and for all program deliverables. S/he will be the point of contact and manage relationships with key stakeholders in Uzbekistan, primarily the National TB Control Program, the USAID mission and partner organizations in the country. The Uzbekistan Country Program Director will ensure the administrative and financial integrity of the program in Uzbekistan and its operations working closely with Contract/F&A/Operations Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure activities meet and deliver the highest technical standards and program quality and achieve the Program’s strategic objectives in Uzbekistan

  • Facilitate the development of innovative programmatic approaches and interventions working closely with Chief of Party, Regional Technical Director, HQ Senior TB Portfolio Director, and regional specialists

  • Lead annual work planning process in close collaboration with the regional specialists, national counterparts and other relevant stakeholders

  • Ensure the Program's monitoring and evaluation system captures timely, high quality information and utilizes data to inform decisions and foster learning and innovation

  • Ensure timely preparation and submission of high quality reports (quarterly, annually and final) and provide periodic updates on the progress made, direction, approaches and successes of the activities to senior management team, USAID/Uzbekistan and other key stakeholders

  • Be responsible for the management of the country Program budget, including tracking of financial and material resources

  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of the country Program finances and progress status, review actual financial performance against the budget, and explain variances on a regular basis

  • Ensure compliance with all Project HOPE and USAID administrative and operational procedures and policies as well as Uzbekistan local legal requirements

  • Liaise with USAID/Uzbekistan as requested and cultivate strategic relationships and alliances with international agencies, host country partners, key stakeholders and other organizations to maximize and leverage resources and avoid duplication of effort

  • In collaboration with Project HOPE Country Representative and consortium members, strengthen linkages with key stakeholders and potential partner agencies in Uzbekistan

  • Lead, mentor, support and supervise Uzbekistan program staff to align efforts and ensure the successful achievement of program objectives

  • Conduct periodic reviews of staff performance in keeping with Project HOPE's performance management system and foster high levels of motivation, commitment, capacity, and teamwork among project staff

  • Manage the recruitment portfolio for the Program, in collaboration with the Human Resources Department

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in public health or the social sciences;

  • A minimum of 8 years working in a leadership/senior management role, preferably with

  • international organizations;

  • Minimum 6 years of technical experience overseeing projects with complex and challenging field operation;

  • Relevant background and experience in implementing public health and tuberculosis projects;

  • Good understanding of the former Soviet Union, Experience in Central Asia preferred;

  • Strong familiarity with operating grants, sub-grants, and short term technical assistance;

  • Considerable experience working with host country governments to implement projects, preferably

  • within the context of health interventions;

  • Ability to efficiently coordinate and manage the home office, field offices and field teams

  • Strong reporting, monitoring, evaluation, budget, and financial management skills;

  • Russian and/or Uzbek language skills desirable.