Project Manager - LINKAGES


About FHI 360:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Project Manager


FHI 360 is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of the LINKAGES Project Manager: Mali for the USAID-funded project, Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES), under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. LINKAGES is implemented by FHI 360 in partnership with Pact, IntraHealth International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and conducts a range of activities to reduce HIV transmission among key populations (KP) — sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons and people who inject drugs — and improve their enrollment and retention in care and treatment across the HIV cascade. LINKAGES will accelerate the ability of governments, key population leaders, organizations working with key populations, and private-sector providers to plan and implement services that reduce HIV transmission among key populations and their sexual partners and extend the lives of those already living with HIV. The key elements of the FHI 360-led team’s strategic and technical approach are:

  • Identifying key populations and locales and comprehensively assessing risk,
  • Diagnosing “leaks” and revealing access barriers within the HIV services cascade,
  • Scaling up “what works” while innovating to ensure the most strategic use of resources and access to newly emerging technologies,
  • Addressing structural barriers and transforming local KP organizations,
  • Ensuring interventions are sustainable over the long term, and
  • Supporting the mainstreaming of human rights, gender and competency and capacity development.

The LINKAGES Project Manager is the senior member of the LINKAGES staff and will provide technical and management leadership to the LINKAGES project in Mali. The primary responsibility of the RProject Manager is to ensure successful implementation of the LINKAGES work plan and achievement of the project’s targets and goals across the three Results Areas:

  • Result 1: Increased availability of comprehensive prevention, care and treatment services, including reliable coverage across the continuum of care for key populations.
  • Result 2: Demand for comprehensive prevention, care and treatment services among key populations enhanced and sustained.
  • Result 3: Strengthened systems for planning, monitoring, evaluating and assuring the quality of programs for key populations

The position will be based in Bamako, Mali. Malian nationals and candidates currently based in the region are encouraged to apply.
Suitably qualified candidates openly living with HIV and/or who are representative of the key populations affected by HIV are also actively encouraged to apply.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Manages, implements, and monitors systems, services, staff and budgets to achieve financial, administrative and programmatic goals.

  • Responsible for the implementation and oversight of technical activities in the LINKAGES work plan.

  • Supervises and provide technical guidance and mentorship to the LINKAGES team on technical assistance and project implementation.

  • Provides technical and programmatic expertise in HIV prevention, care and treatment activities for key populations including community-based outreach, peer education, drop-in centers, mobile outreach, health clinic, hospital, and private facility service provision, ICT, referrals systems for HIV, STI, GBV, PMTCT and FP services.

  • Oversees the development and monitoring of local organization sub awards in compliance with USG, PEPFAR and FHI 360 rules and regulations.

  • Build the organizational and technical capacity of local partners to implement HIV programs.

  • Works collaboratively with FHI 360 team in Mali and ensures strong coordination among team partners on the implementation of technical activities.

  • Ensures project achieves high quality results in accordance with the targets identified in the work plan and Performance Monitoring Plan. Ensure program quality according to FHI 360 standards including quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives.

  • Oversees production of timely and accurate technical and financial reports to FHI 360 and USAID as required.

  • Work with FHI 360 Country Office to identify, hire, and manage consultants.

  • Coordinates and meets with, as appropriate, USAID, the Ministry of Health, and local and international partners and other stakeholders in Mali. Serve as the LINKAGES point person for interactions with USAID/Mali, implementing partners, and the Government of Mali and MOH.

  • Monitors work plan activities; ensures appropriate levels of technical assistance in program operations; coordinates partner efforts in program implementation including assisting in the provision of technical assistance to each grant partner for the provision of high quality services; ensure appropriate program monitoring and reporting.

  • Works closely with FHI 360 staff in the Southern Africa Regional office, Washington DC and Durham, North Carolina to provide regular updates and coordinate with the global LINKAGES project.

  • Leads the development of Scopes of Work, memorandums of understanding (MOUs), technical management of activities for consultants and local institutions partnering with LINKAGES to ensure that activity timeframes and budgets are met and products are reviewed and finalized.

  • Coordinates with the LINKAGES headquarters teams for planning and management of LINKAGES technical assistance activities, including workshops, trainings, site visits, and other activities.

  • Reports regularly to LINKAGES/HQ (Project Director, LINKAGES) and to USAID/LINKAGES on progress and status of LINKAGES activities in Mali


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters level degree in Public Health (preferred) or related field or equivalent.
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated key population expertise, with HIV prevention, care, and treatment experience with at least one of the listed key populations.
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated excellence in a senior level leadership position, preferably in an international development context.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French.
  • Previous experience in West Africa; Mali experience strongly preferred.
  • Proven skills in the implementation of HIV prevention, care, and treatment projects for key populations in Mali or other countries in the region.

  • Knowledge of processes for developing and implementing HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs with key population groups in Mali.

  • Understands the HIV-related needs of key population groups in Mali to support and implement activities to reduce stigma and discrimination.

  • Design, implementation, and management of HIV public health/international development programs funded by USAID.

  • Proven skills in mentoring, leadership and networking.

  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding public health issues among key populations in Mali.

  • Ability to manage and complete numerous tasks with a high degree of organization and limited resources.

  • Experience working with civil society organizations to plan and implement HIV and/or health-related activities.

  • Experience of proactively identifying risk, addressing issues and appropriately communicating these to the project staff and USAID.

  • Experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different organizations and cultures.

  • Experience identifying, designing and brokering public-private partnerships.

  • Ability to meet deadlines with strong attention to consistency, detail, and quality.

  • Ability to travel within country or region and internationally if needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent • Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
  • Typically requires 5-8 years of project management experience.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: FHI 360
  • Location: Bamako
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
  • Closing Date: 2016-11-30

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