Henry M. Jackson Foundation(HJF)is seeking a Deputy Director (DD) – Public Health Programs and Policy, Department of Defense HIV Program Nigeria (DODHPN) located in Abuja Nigeria.
DEPUTY DIRECTOR- PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS& POLICY (207636)
The DD for Public Health Programs and Policy, DODHPN is responsible for the program achieving objectives executed under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEFPAR) and other public health activities/projects as introduced and assigned and outlined by the Country Director, DODHPN.
Under the supervision of the Country Director, the incumbent will direct the Nigerian Ministry of Defense (NMOD)-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) PEPFAR Program and any other public health funded programs introduced and support other DoD and/or HIV/AIDS activities in Nigeria as required.
In partnership with the NMOD, provide leadership, vision and direction to the DODHPN implementation of public health initiatives and develop other investigative, academic or administrative activities and actions as needed or identified.
The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating all program elements with the U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) headquarters and other US government, international and host government agencies as it relates to the needs/goals of prevention, care, treatment and research supported in Nigeria by the DoD/MHRP.
The incumbent will serve as DODHPN’s key representative on the US Embassy PEPFAR Senior Management Team (SMT), ensuring continued participation of DODHPN in PEPFAR as well as ensuring DODHPN is meeting USG guidance, regulations and strategy objectives associated with this funding.
In coordination with other U.S. Government and Nigerian Governmental Agencies involved in PEPFAR, the incumbent will contribute technical and leadership expertise to formulate the direction and implementation of the USG HIV/AIDS country strategy.
The incumbent will be under the direction of the Country Director, DODHPN; under Chief of Mission authority and will coordinate with other US Government (USG) agencies at the U.S. Embassy as directed by the Country Director.
Directing the implementation of the DoD PEPFAR program, and other public health initiatives as introduced, with the NMOD through a coordinated effort with other DODHPN leadership and a multidisciplinary group of physicians, laboratorians, other officers supporting the Emergency Plan Implementation Committee (EPIC).
Managing and directing Associate Directors and related technical personnel in the development of the DODHPN PEPFAR program workplans and associated evaluation metrics as defined by country operational plans and other guidance.
Work also includes direction and development of data collection/field reporting tools for the collection and tabulation of program metrics across technical areas and tracks progress of achievement against those metrics.
Managing the execution, implementation, and coordination of all public health and PEPFAR activities in DODHPN against allotted program area requirements.
Work includes managing Associate Directors and their staff in order to identify areas requiring external expertise, development of any contract for such support and monitoring of contract deliverables in relation to performance targets.
Directs development of DODHPN PEPFAR associated funding submissions and semi-annual and annual reports across technical areas, ensuring accuracy, quality and timeliness of submissions and data.
Oversee and direct Associate Directors and their subordinate staff in relation to their execution and/or implementation of public health/PEPFAR activities to include reviewing successes, areas needing improvement, and modifications to PEPFAR activities/work plans on a quarterly basis or more frequently as required.
Monitoring budget execution by program area in workplans to include various contracts and spending mechanisms in support of public health and PEPFAR activities.
Coordinate operational research, basic program evaluations and/or implementation science programming with the DD for Research to ensure PEPFAR and public health priorities are met through these efforts. Participate in establishment of hypothesis and study approaches and with the DD for Research co-manage study budgets falling under PEPFAR/public health funding. Co-direct development and execution of studies with DD for Research and Associate Directors and subordinate staff to ensure study objectives are met.
Serving as liaison with the Armed Forces Programme on AIDS Control (AFPAC), the Ministry of Defence, and EPIC to coordinate overall program execution and marriage of work plans, activities and leveraged funding.
Acting as a critical team member of the DODHPN within the U.S. Embassy’s Nigeria HIV/AIDS effort under PEPFAR in Nigeria, attending scheduled and ad-hoc meetings covering PEPFAR issues with other USG Agencies, including but not limited to the Department of State (DoS), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and other DoD representatives.
Representing DODHPN at meetings and functions as required, including Embassy meetings, DAO (Defense Attaché Office) coordination meetings, Country Team, EPIC Steering Committees, and other meetings as they are identified or directed.
Reports, disseminates and facilitates DODHPN contributions or responsibilities as a result of these meetings.
Work includes support and contribution to the USG team and a lead DoD public health representative, to the development and management of the annual budget; submission of the semi-annual and annual reports; technical assistance and other official visits; and other actions as required/directed by the Country Director.
Serving as subject-matter expert for Office of the Global Aids Coordinator (OGAC) and USG policy for the DODHPN, and is responsible for application of said polices across all PEPFAR activities.
Coordinating and participating in meetings with the HIV Senior Management Team (SMT), DoD HIV Program in Nigeria, NMOD, EPIC and other organizations within the scope of the incumbent’s work.
Coordinating activities with the Department of International HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment, Division of Retrovirology, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). Maintain routine progress reports/teleconferences and submit reports as required to same.
Interviewing and recommending hire/termination/promotion/demotion and other personnel activities as required as related to subordinates and related employment.
Adhering to all Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF), WRAIR, USG, and Embassy policies and guidelines as directed. Perform or complete all additional Embassy or other duties as assigned/directed.
Leveraging expertise in support of expansion of DODHPN PEPFAR and research activities.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of HIV disease, transmission, prevention and treatment.
Knowledge of USG contracting requirements and contract oversight Knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation.
Knowledge of applicable complex scientific procedures and techniques, and ability to troubleshoot technical procedures.
Ability to organize and function within a team to formulate budgets and programmatic descriptions .
Ability to work independently and supervise/manage technical health section leaders/staff Ability to work as part of a team.
Ability to analyze, understand and navigate organizations Excellent communication skills (oral and written) to include scientific/technical writing.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Masters in a health-related field such as an MPH, equivalent degree with experience in health programs.
MD or PhD preferable.
6-10 years of professional employment/full-time experience in Health/HIV/AIDS activity implementation and program management experience.
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Passing a U.S. Government “Secret” security clearance is a requirement for employment.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Will direct and supervise personnel in areas of care, treatment, laboratory, prevention and monitoring and evaluation and have authority to achieve program public health and PEPFAR objectives.
Incumbent will work at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria and under the supervision of the DODHPN Country Director.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work in Nigeria with frequent travel to isolated field sites and other developing countries with limited resources for medical services. Work in an office and field environments; will require working evenings and weekends.
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. is a congressionally authorized, not-for-profit corporation that provides unparalleled scientific and management services to military medical research and education programs worldwide. Our mission is to advance military medical research. AA/EEO