Job Title: Program Director (Senior Technical Advisor)
Job Ref: 16575
Employer: FHI 360
Job Location: Kenya-Any
Closing Date: 25/11/2016
 
Job Description:

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: Program Director (Senior Technical Advisor)

 

Description:

The Program Director (SeniorTechnical Advisor) will work in close collaboration with the Program Team, in providing high-level technical advice and mentoring, specifically to the planning, conducting and reporting assessments, audits, and accreditation-ready inspections of clinical laboratories to the Program on the “Supporting the Development of a HIV-Related Proficiency Testing Network and Quality Management Systems Program for PEPFAR-Supported Countries, including PEPFAR-Supported African Francophone Countries, under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)”.

 

Location: Based either in Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), or Kenya.

 

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership and overall mentorship in the planning, conduct, and reporting of assessments, audits, and accreditation-ready inspections of HIV-related proficiency testing and quality management systems.
  • Provide advisory services to the in-country teams on the development and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives upon request to build HIV-related proficiency testing and quality management systems with reference to the standards and requirements.
 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Biological Sciences or PhD in HIV-related proficiency testing and/or quality management systems, or related subjects;
  • At least 8-10 years’ experience in designing, implementing and managing donor-funded public health programs, particularly in HIV-related proficiency testing and quality management systems, Quality Assurance, ISO accreditation;
  • Experienced in advising on quality assurance laboratory audits and assessments against accepted national and international standards and regulations; and
  • Experienced in providing advisory services and mentorship on HIV-related proficiency testing and quality management systems at both the national and international level.
  • Proven capability and direct experience in HIV-related proficiency testing and quality management systems and services.
  • Proven and excellent HIV-related proficiency testing and quality management systems auditing skills.
  • Extensive experience in advisory and mentoring in the areas of HIV-related proficiency testing and quality management systems.
  • Working knowledge of quality assurance including pertinent national and international regulations and guidance.
  • Good in both written and spoken English and report writing.


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.

FHI 360's Career Center at http://www.fhi360.org/careers or through the Employment section at www.fhi360.org. Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements. Please specify source in your application.

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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