Program Manager

2 weeks ago(1/5/2018 11:36 AM)
Job ID
International Positions



Program Manager will work under the supervision of the MCSP Project Director, and work closely in collaboration with the Technical Advisor for HIV/SRH. The primary focus of the position is to develop and/or refine project management systems to ensure thorough planning, budgeting, and implementation of the HIV/SRH related program activities to support a comprehensive package of HIV prevention, care and treatment and Sexual and Reproductive Health services for young girls and adolescents at Namibia Planned Parenthood Association (NAPPA) clinics. Program Manager will also provide support to the MCSP technical team and NAPPA to implement key activities related to the opening of three new clinical sites. The Program Manager position responsibilities will include traveling within Namibia approximately 50 percent of the time to conduct field-based activities including assessments, recruitment, implementation support, and logistical support in the field.  Program Manager will supervise the Program Coordinator position, overseeing all procurements and logistics.


The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) is the custodian of health and social services and regulates all public, private and non-governmental sectors in the provision of quality health and social services. USAID is a partner to the Ministry’s efforts and provides technical assistance, directly and through specialized local and international organizations, to support the Namibia's delivery of high quality evidence-based public health programs to all Namibians. Based on USAID’s technical assistance program to support public health objectives, the Maternal Child Survival Program (MCSP) is expected to provide specialized technical assistance to the MOHSS and national and regional stakeholders through support to the Namibian Planned Parenthood Association clinics. MCSP provides technical assistance that is designed to achieve impact at scale by maximizing the contributions of each level of the health service--from the community to the national level.  MCSP will work collaboratively with all key stakeholders, specifically the Namibian MOHSS and NAPPA to focus on USAID’s Principle of Transition and reflect country ownership of the collaborative design and management of the MCSP program in Namibia.



  • Develop and/or refine program management systems to ensure effective project management including routine program and budget reviews, development of implementation checklists, planning tools and financial reports, and briefing technical leadership on project performance

  • In collaboration with finance and technical teams, monitor the Jhpiego MCSP budget implementation and develop plans to address spending challenges should they arise
  • With support from Jhpiego Baltimore, develop and monitor sub-grants, and conduct local organization assessments as needed for sub-grantees
  • Meet with sub-grantees to review program status. Monitor program deliverable/procurements and budget/activity planning and monitoring, in-line with workplans
  • Represent Jhpiego at a variety of meetings, including with donors and the MOH
  • Support development of quarterly and other reports, prepare PPT presentations, respond to donor requests, etc.
  • Coordinate in-coming technical assistance visits from Jhpiego staff and other consultants
  • Serve as the main liaison with Jhpiego Baltimore program and finance offices
  • Travel regularly field sites for program coordination
  • Keep Project Director updated on program developments


Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Business Administration or relevant field
  • 7+ years’ experience managing health programs at a regional or national level, including planning, designing, budgeting, supervising, evaluating and documenting results of donor-funded programs
  • Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills, inspiring teamwork and motivating staff, consultants and partners to achieve results
  • In-depth knowledge of current international evidence-based HIV/AID prevention and treatment best practices and guidelines
  • Excellent systems management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated self-management (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability)
  • Excellent verbal, written communications and presentation skills
  • Strong project management knowledge including application of traditional project management principles in development project context
  • Experience working in HIV, MNH, FP fields
  • Credible understanding and experience in maternal, newborn, child health , HIV related issues
  • Demonstrated expertise working in a leadership capacity with international donors, senior government officials and policymakers
  • Availability and willingness to travel up to 50% around Namibia
  • Fluency in English


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