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Senior Program Officer: Health Practice

Company: Banyan Global
Location: Washington
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
Banyan Global, an international development consulting firm, is recruiting a full-time Program Officer to support our growing health practice. Banyan Global operates seamlessly within five practice areas: health; gender; youth; economic growth; and monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL). Banyan Global is looking for a self-starting mid-career professional with experience in health systems strengthening (HSS), human resources for health (HRH), private health sector development or health supply chains, who is interested in helping us manage and grow our innovative health practice. This is a Washington D.C. based position that requires legal authorization to work in the United States. -

Responsibilities:
Provide technical, program management and operational support to a portfolio of USAID-funded health projects that cover a range of technical areas, including HSS, HRH, private health sector development, innovative financing and business strengthening for the private health sector, and health supply chains. Up to 50% of effort will support a USAID bilateral HRH in Nigeria. -Provide technical inputs to health projects as requested. This may include conducting assessments, providing training, supporting activity design, implementation, MEL, and knowledge management (KM). -Recruit and mobilize staff and consultants for long- and short-term assignments. -Assist with project deliverables, including researching, editing, and formatting documents and training materials, and developing PowerPoint presentations.Contribute to project deliverables such as regular progress reports, financial reports, M plans, KM products, etc.Assist Program Managers and field teams with budget development and financial monitoring of projects by assisting with budget and contract modifications as well as monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting.Review client invoices and conduct monthly expenditure analyses of project budgets against expenditures.Help prepare project work plans and support monitoring of progress on key deliverables and against indicators and targets in MEL plans.Work closely with the Grants Manager to support grants under contracts (GUC) under the USAID bilateral project in Nigeriathroughout the grants cycle. Participate in the GUC selection committee as a reviewer.Support monitoring of subcontracts and provide programmatic input for clearance of partner invoices along with ongoing financial management of partner expenses, in coordination with the country backstop team.Ensure the on-time submission of high-quality project deliverables.Support external communications efforts including development and review of success stories, newsletter articles, blog posts, website updates, or other external communications products.Supervise and mentor Program Coordinator(s) assigned to the same portfolio of projects and provide guidance on policies and procedures. -Participate in new business development.Manage organizational deadlines and responsibilities such as completing corporate budget projections.Liaise with USAID, contracting agencies, and other clients on project issues.Travel abroad for project and/or new business assignments.

Qualifications:
At least 5-7 years of experience in international development, supporting USAID-funded projects.Experience in HSS, HRH, private health sector development, and/or health supply chains.Experience managing USAID grants under contracts strongly preferred.Experience with USAID policies, procedures, and regulations.Strong budget, financial management, and Microsoft Excel skills required.Experience with developing work plans, reviewing reports, and supporting field programs, including start-up and close-out.Experience in proposal writing, proposal management, (pre-)teaming agreements, and the overall bid process for USAID solicitations.Capacity to work effectively in different cultures.Excellent written and oral communication skills.Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently.Experience in Africa especially Nigeria a plus but not requiredFluency in a second language a plus but not required.

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