Duties: The Incumbent serves as a Cooperative Agreement Specialist in the Uganda Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Program Management Branch under the leadership of the Cooperative Agreement/Partner Management Team Lead. Incumbent assists the Team Lead and Associate Director for Program Management with day-to-day administration of agency grants and cooperative agreements to support and promote effective and coordinated implementation, monitoring, and overall management of activities funded under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP), and other CDC public health programs which are carried out by implementing partners (IPs) in Uganda. This position reports to the CoAg Team Lead and is one of five that are responsible for the CDC Uganda grants/cooperative agreement management portfolio involving up to 40 cooperative agreements worth approximately $210M, and up to 25 grantees/implementing partners. This position provides operational and fiscal management assistance to implementing partners and advises them on USG procedures and reporting requirements to assure compliance with CDC’s cooperative agreement management regulations and policies.
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Qualifications and Evaluations
EDUCATION: A bachelor’s degree in business administration, public health, management, science, or finance is required.
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in business, management, public health, or an international organization. This experience must include at least 2 years of substantial exposure to administration or management of programs or funding of special projects. Exposure to USG financial operations is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: A detailed knowledge of overall management principles, guidelines and procedures related to the administration of cooperative agreements, as well as related audit and accounting requirements, is required. An understanding of the structure and functions of the CDC’s role and function in support of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is required. The job holder must also have an in-depth knowledge of the host country operational environment, including a good understanding of host government laws and regulations regarding public health-related implementing agreements. A general knowledge of routine health information systems in developing countries, including knowledge of HIV administrative systems is required.
Evaluations: (This may be tested)
LANGUAGE: Fluent speaking/reading/writing English is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good communication skills, both oral and written, are required, to include ability to write clear and concise documents, reports, program and policy guidelines and ability to deliver oral presentations on CoAg related matters. Excellent inter-personal skills are required in order to coordinate with USG colleagues and implementing/cooperating partners to ensure mutual cooperation. Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a highly detailed work environment is required. The ability to assess problems and develop realistic solutions is required. Ability to plan and monitor budget expenditures to meet PEPFAR or other HHS/CDC program needs is required. Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases such as Facts Info, Grants Management Module (GMM) is required. Keyboarding skills that include both speed and accuracy are required. A facility to work with higher mathematical calculations for purposes of reporting is required.