As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a center in the University of Washington's Department of Global Health that works in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco. I-TECH has projects in more than 20 countries, and its worldwide staff work with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations, medical facilities, and other partners to support efficient, well-ordered health care systems that provide high quality care to all citizens. The mission of I-TECH's Laboratory Systems Strengthening (LSS) program is to improve laboratory operations for optimal patient care and treatment, disease surveillance and response, biosecurity, and policy development. The LSS team fosters the development of sustainable laboratory systems and laboratory capacity in multiple countries throughout the world and comprises staff in Seattle, as well as country- based staff. The team leverages partnerships within UW and with external collaborators globally, and engages directly with Ministries of Health and funders to accomplish mutual objectives.I-TECH's project in Cote d'Ivoire involves direct technical assistance to the Ministry of Health, National HIV Program, National Public Health Laboratory, and provincial and district health laboratories. The goal of this work is to support a functional laboratory network towards reaching 80% saturation for HIV care and treatment in selected districts by offering quality laboratory services and targeting blood banks to ensure quality of blood and blood products, working towards accreditation of these laboratories.I-TECH has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time Program Officer. The Program Officer provides budget, procurement and programmatic support to the Senior Program Manager (SPM) at I-TECH HQ, performing a variety of administrative and analytical duties to ensure the project activities are effectively implemented. The Program Officer will work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI), SPM, HQ and in-country project team staff to provide input on managerial, operational and budget issues. This position will also work closely with other members of the team in finance and operations to assist in areas such as tracking and monitoring contractual agreements, participating in the development of donor program and financial reporting, and other duties as required.RESPONSIBILITIES:Budget, Operations & Financial Analysis*Prepare and monitor internal budget reports in I-TECH's financial systems. This includes budget projections, spending trends, and monthly budget reports.*Provide regular updates to the Principal Investigator (PI), SPM, and Country Representative on the financial status of programmatic activities*Contribute to the development of annual budgets and financial forecasts.*Collaborate with the management staff and PI to prepare quarterly and ad hoc budgetary reports (e.g. pipeline, expenditure analysis) for stakeholders and donors and participate in a monthly budget review.*Work with the SPM to identify and resolve budget and financial management issues.*Work with the in-country Operations Manager to develop annual procurement plan and purchase and ship all goods/items purchased in the US*Authorize purchases on assigned budgets as delegated by the PI or SPM and in alignment with grant regulations and I-TECH and UW policies.*Promote the implementation and use of I-TECH's Program Standards and Global Operations Manual at the Country Office (CO) level.Award Administration*Work with the PI, SPM, project team and CO staff in developing annual work plans, including identifying deliverables, tasks, accountabilities, and results indicators, and in establishing mechanisms to assure efficient work plan implementation.*Provide technical guidance to local staff to ensure the CO complies with I-TECH standards and UW policies and procedures. *Develop and monitor HQ-based consulting agreements, including well-defined scope of work, deliverables, and compensation terms. *Recruit, hire, evaluate, and discharge consultants to help meet project needs. *Oversee the development and management of HQ-based subcontracts and vendor agreements as well as payments.*As needed, assist with recruitment and hiring of in-country staff positions, including development of job descriptions, interview questions, and screening tools.Project Management & Reporting*Partner with the SPM and project staff regarding HQ-based reporting to funders documenting activities, spending, and results. *Arrange travel and meetings for HQ-based PI, project staff and visitors as needed.*Contribute to the documentation and knowledge sharing of LSS program results through articles, conference posters, web postings, and presentations.REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree and minimum 3 years' experience, preferably working in complex, grant-funded programs. An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.Required skills:*Experience performing award administration for USG-funded projects.*Minimum 1 year of experience developing and monitoring budgets and activity plans.*Minimum 1 year experience in international procurement and shipping to foreign countries*Demonstrated experience with project management principles and practices.*Previous experience working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds and expertise*Self-starter with the ability to solve problems independentlyEquivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.DESIRED EXPERIENCE*Proficiency in written and spoken French*Familiarity with UW systems is also desirable, such as My Financial Desktop, Ariba, and Host AnalyticsWORKING ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONSThis part time position is based at the I-TECH offices at the UW in Seattle. The Program Officer requires up to 10% travel to countries that often lack adequate public health and safety infrastructure. Travelers must be prepared to follow the UW and US government recommended precautions and prophylaxis for travel safety and disease prevention. The Program Officer requires frequent participation in early morning and late evening telephone conference calls in order to accommodate time zone differences between Seattle and its country project sites. I-TECH operates within a grant-funded environment. Due to this, the total amount of this position's FTE may fluctuate based on program funding and needs. COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITYThe Department of Global Health recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age. The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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