FSN# 2016/187 Project Management Specialist (Public Health)
USAID/Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA), BANGKOK
เลขอ้างอิงผู้ประกอบการ FSN# 2016/187
POSITION GRADE: FSN-11
SALARY: FSN-11 ฿1,262,783 per annum (Starting salary)
APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is seeking an individual for the position of Project Management Specialist (Public Health) to Office of Public Health in the U.S. Agency for International Development/Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA), located at Athenee Tower, Wireless Road, Bangkok.
The Project Management Specialist (Public Health) supports the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Regional Malaria Advisor in program planning, management, implementation, policy and monitoring and evaluation. The incumbent is responsible for program management and oversight support in the implementing of malaria program activities, monitoring and evaluation, interagency coordination, program administrative management, strategic planning and budgeting for program activities. The incumbent also provides managerial and technical support to National Malaria Control Program (NMCPs) staff in the six Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS).
A. Program Management Oversight: 40%
- Provide oversight and program management support to the PMI team in implementing malaria program activities.
- Work in collaboration with the NMCPs and PMI team to assist in the development of annual malaria operational plans (MOPs) and partner work plans in line with PMI objectives and goals.
- Assist in Mission outreach with grantee and contractor partners regarding required and requested program monitoring and reporting; collecting, managing, and analyzing data and information related to USAID supported programs.
- Provide support in collaborating with the U.S. Government team and technical working groups; manage evaluation tasks; malaria program audits, and other strategic information actions within the technical areas.
- Keep the Regional Malaria Advisor at RDMA and PMI team regularly informed of program implementation progress, results and issues/problems on a timely basis.
- Serve as Contracting / Agreement Officer’s Representative or activity manager for selected USAID- and PMI-supported cooperative agreements and contracts and ensure all necessary documentation and USAID processes are followed.
- Provide management and technical guidance to implementing partners who carry out malaria activities within the RDMA health and PMI portfolio.
B. Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E): 30%
- Provide support for evaluating selected PMI activities by ensuring that performance monitoring systems are in place and in line with PMI guidance.
- Assist in developing an M&E plan in line with the PMI targets, as well as ensure that PMI partners develop project monitoring plans and report in a timely manner on their activities.
- Review partners’ quarterly reports and provide guidance for implementing work plans.
- Track partner performance data as well as data from other programs and donor agencies; provide updated information to OPH and other RDMA senior staff as needed.
- Document activities of USAID-supported implementing partners such as establish routine communications, conduct site visits and inspections, maintain up-to-date information and files on the status of malaria partners’ activities, resources and work plans.
- Monitor activities undertaken by implementing partners, track progress against program descriptions, implementation plans and work plans, assess progress and barriers to achievement, recommend action for improvement or modifications to address problems, document, and highlight results.
C. Interagency Coordination and Administrative Management: 20%
- Organize and participate substantively in inter-agency strategic planning and meetings for purposes of discussing and developing strategies for furthering the programs.
- Prepare and occasionally present briefings for Congressional and Executive delegations, and other high-level visitors; participate in making arrangements for visits and serve as spokesperson as required. Serve as control officer for some site visits for agency and inter-agency senior-level officials such as facilitate site visits for RDMA staff and delegations from the PMI, Congress, White House, State Department and other agencies; prepare orientation materials and assist with visa coordination/applications.
- Prepare correspondence related to implementation, management and evaluation of assigned health program activities.
- Oversee and coordinate the visits of PMI headquarter staff, short-term advisors, evaluators, auditors and other in-country visitors associated with assigned PMI activities; prepare diplomatic notes and other clearance documents as required.
D. Strategic Planning and Budgeting for Program Activities: 10%
- Provide program management advice and coordinate USAID’s involvement in preparation of RDMA planning and budget documents with a particular focus on development of operational plans, semi-annual and annual progress reports, and various documents required.
- Perform budget formulation duties involved in the process of preparing detailed analyses and estimates of annual funding needs.
- Coordinate with relevant staff in the development and oversight of automated systems for tracking the principal budgetary processes including Operating Year Budget levels, allowances, obligations, Congressional Notifications, earmarks/directives, and mortgages and modifies those systems throughout the year to track budgetary information.
- Coordinate with Ministries of Health, donor agencies and international organizations such as Department for International Development, Global Fund, Asian Development Bank, Australian AID, and World Health Organization on implementation and policy issues.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AND SELECTION CRITERIA:
All applications must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item in DS-174 block no. 19-22. If the application submitted fails to demonstrate eligibility, the application will be marked unqualified. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide all pertinent information.
(1) Education: Master Degree in Public Health, Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Social Sciences, Biology or equivalent / relevant fields is required.
(2) Experience (40 points): A minimum of five (5) years mid to senior level experience managing and implementing public health program in developing countries is required.
(3) Language: Level IV speaking/reading and writing English and Thai are required.
(4) Knowledge (30 points): A comprehensive knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques and practices of public health issues and systems is required. A good working knowledge of project management procedures and systems, national and subnational level health sector development, and donor coordination is required. Well-versed in strategic planning, budget formulation, monitoring and evaluation, and policy dialogue cooperation with government agencies and other public and private stakeholders is required.
(5) Skills and Abilities (30 points):
- Excellent project management and organization skills, good time management and the ability to meet deadlines are required.
- Must possess strong people skills and ability to interact, communicate, establish and maintain effective work relationship with stakeholder at all levels (internal and external).
- Must be capable to effectively present technical information to top management, public groups and/or senior government officers, particularly non-health audiences.
- Must be proficient in the use of computers and Microsoft Office applications.
- Must be self-motivated and have strong work ethics.
- Physical fitness and ability to obtain a fit to travel clearance and be able to travel frequently within the region to support USAID projects required.
Applications will be initially screened and scored for eligibility in accordance with the required qualifications and points mentioned above. To be considered for candidacy, applicants must address each criterion in their application as to how they meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Top-ranked candidates who meet the minimum qualification will be given a recruitment test. The recruitment test and interview will be structured around the selection criteria above. Applicants with passing marks from recruitment test and with a valid TOEIC score of 855 or above will be invited for an interview. Recruitment test and interview will be conducted in USAID/RDMA Bangkok, Thailand. USAID/RDMA will screen for nepotism/conflict of interest in determining successful candidacy. Reference checks will be conducted once the applicant pool is narrowed down to the top candidate(s). Only shortlisted candidates for final interview will be notified of the selection result. Internal candidates must have successfully completed a one year probationary period of employment before being eligible to apply.
Please follow the check lists and submission guidelines, posted on the official website: http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/job_opportunities.html carefully and submit complete application package before the deadline.
Failure to follow the instructions will invalidate your application.
CLOSING DATE FOR THE POSITION: December 15, 2016
USAID/Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA), BANGKOK
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