15 Career Jobs Opportunities at Pathfinder International

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 Global Awards Manager
Job Category: Grants, Contracts & Procurement
Requisition Number: GLOBA01056
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Posted: November 06, 2020 

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 Full-Time
Locations

  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Dar es Salaam, TZA
  • Washington, DC, USA - Watertown, MA, USA
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh - Dhaka, BGD
  • Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Ouagadougou, BFA
  • Bujumbura, Burundi - Bujumbura, BDI
  • Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Abidjan, CIV
  • Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo - Kinshasa, COD
  • Cairo, Egypt - Cairo, EGY
  • New Delhi, India - New Delhi, IND
  • Nairobi, Kenya - Nairobi, KEN
  • Maputo, Mozambique - Maputo, MOZ
  • Niger - NAIMEY, NER
  • Sindh, Pakistan - Sindh, PAK
  • Lome, Togo - Lome, TGO
  • Kampala, Uganda - Kampala, UGA

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Job Details
Description
Pathfinder Overview
Pathfinder International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose. Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together, we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the need is most urgent. Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young people are able to choose their own paths forward.

Global Awards Manager

Location: Watertown, MA, Washington, DC, remote in the US, or based in any Pathfinder office globally
Summary:
The Global Award Manager manages the contractual and performance functions of a global awards portfolio, ensuring adherence to Pathfinder and donor standards, policies and regulations. They train Grants Management Specialists to design, administer, and monitor grants to local organizations. They develop and revise manuals. The Global Award Manager stays abreast of changes in donor rules and regulations and disseminates information globally.

Key Job Outcomes:
  • Subaward Administration Oversight: Oversees the administration of subcontracts and subagreements including determination of subaward mechanism, developing subaward templates, subaward modifications, and subaward closeout;
  • Grant Program Oversight: Provides backstop support to Grants Management Specialists in country offices. Provides surge support to Grants Management Specialists as needed including preparing for audit. Consulted on corrective action plan concerning grants management;
  • Grant Making Process: Supports Grants Management Specialists in designing project-specific grants manuals. Documents and shares best practices in the entire grant making process, including review of proposals, the selection process, and review of grantee financial documents. Closes out large grant programs. Develops and issues timely grants to the partner NGOS based on the budget and ensures cost effective implementation of program;
  • Award Administration: Serves as official liaison with donor contracts representative. Negotiates prime awards with donor/prime awardee. Drafts and submits approval requests;
  • Compliance: Monitors terms of agreements of awards for compliance. Ensures that Pathfinder and donor rules and regulations on grants management are properly followed and adhered to.
  • Development of NGOs: Supports Grants Management Specialists in preparation to build and develop capacity of NGOs in specific areas.
  • Local Partner Support: Implements quality controls and functional program management and performance evaluation. Provides training and development opportunities where needed. Develops and implements training modules about attaining financial sustainability and ensuring checks and balances. Supports the leadership of local partner organizations to maintain high operating standards, and ensure accountability.
  • Project Management and Participation: Leads, manages or participates in cross functional project teams.

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Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:
  • Grant Making Process: Advanced knowledge of the grant making process, including procedures, tools, roles and responsibilities.
  • Financial Analysis and Reporting: Ability in analyzing financial documents, projections, expenditures, and accrual.
  • NGO: Advanced knowledge of NGOs operations generally.
  • USAID and non-USG Subawards: Advanced skills in managing USAID and non-USG subawards, including fixed price and cost reimbursable mechanisms under both assistance and acquisition.
  • Award Administration: Ability to negotiate and manage USAID and non-USG prime awards, and correspond with donor contracts representative.
  • Training and Development: Ability to develop and deliver training and information sessions to Grants Management Specialists, US partners, and local subawardees.
  • Compliance: Advanced knowledge of donor rules and regulations under both assistance and acquisition mechanisms. Ability to exercise critical thinking and strategically advise Pathfinders on creative solutions to barriers imposed by donor rules and regulations.

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Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:
  • Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Office products, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services, including program strategies and indicators.
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
  • Languages: Advanced writing and speaking skills in the English language.
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Advanced understanding and commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices
  • Influencing: Proven ability to influence others at all levels within the organization.
  • Organization, Planning and Multi-tasking: Advanced organizational and planning skills, project planning and management skills. Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a discreet and professional manner.

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Required Education, Training and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or related field, or a combination of education and experience that yields the required competencies
  • 7 years’ experience in grants/contracts administration and financial management
Other Information:
  • Travel required (at least 10%)
  • Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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Location: Kigoma, Tanzania

Job Summary
Coordinates capacity strengthening of health care providers through organized workshops, on the job training and mentorship as well as through supportive supervision. Coordinates with the Ministry of Health and PO-RALG in conducting post training follow up and certification. Coordinates the assigned program or project. Assists in implementing SRHR strategies and assists in the development of tools and materials for the program or project. Provides technical support to the regional offices and to partners. Represents the program or project in all SRHR related materials and tools development.

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Job Description
Pathfinder Overview
Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.

Project Overview

Pathfinder International has received funding from USAID through the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to implement Reproductive Health/Family Planning activities under the Landscape Conservation in Western (LCWT) Tanzania project. Within the LCWT project, reproductive health (RH)/family planning (FP) activities fall under intermediate result (IR) 4, which covers both community and health facility-based FP interventions. The community-based interventions include recruitment, training, and working with community health workers (CHW) in the provision of integrated family planning education, services, and referrals.

Key Job Outcomes:
1. Strategic Plan and Budget Implementation. Works with others to implement the strategic approach of the program or project specific to SRHR services. Assists in the development of annual plans and budgets for the SRHR portfolio of the program or project.
2. Program Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation. Reviews quarterly and annual program or project progress and financial reports and gives constructive feedback on the regional programs or projects and IPOs as applicable. Compiles quarterly and annual reports for MEL to report to the organization. Partners with MEL to help conduct research and data gathering on significant and new developments. Identifies best practices in activities. Recommends improvements for program or project performance and assists in sharing innovative methods with partners.
3. Technical Direction. Assists in the implementation of capacity building and development in the different regional locations.
4. Project and Management Reporting. Assists in the development and delivery of reports related to the program’s or project’s activities. Submits a completed consolidated report to MEL team on a timely basis.
5. Meeting and Forum Attendance. Attends relevant meetings as well as forums to foster and enhance collaboration. Identifies new and improved approaches, methods and ideas.
6. Training Design, Development and Delivery. Assists in standardizing SRHR training curriculum.
7. Publications: Assists with coordinating publication of research findings, technical reviews and the development of manuals and guidelines for project related activities.
8. Product Development. Develops collaborative linkages and coordinates the publication of concept papers and proposals related to the SRHR program.
9. Project Management and Participation: Leads, manages or participates on cross-functional project teams.

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Minimally Required Job=Specific Competencies:
• Country Specific Public Health System: Foundational knowledge of countries’ public health systems.
• Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of assigned program or project, including program or project strategies and indicators.
• Training Design, Development and Delivery: Foundational knowledge of curriculum design and development. Ability to deliver training to diverse groups.
• Research Writing and Editing. Foundational knowledge of writing and publishing research results in national and international journals.
• Data Processing: Foundational knowledge of data processing.
PC Applications: Foundational knowledge of database and internet applications


Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:
• Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of programs, including program strategies and indicators.
• Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
• Multi-tasking Skills: Proven ability to manage multiple initiatives at the same time.
• Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
• Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills using English language.
• Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others at all levels in the organization through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills. Proven ability to develop and maintain supplier relations.
• Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and
Outlook. Advanced knowledge of procurement software.
• Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.
Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidential on work-related matters.

Minimally Required Education, Training and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in medicine or nursing with experience in Family Planning programs
• 4 years related experience, including work in SRHR services.
• Prefer: Experience in working in the rural areas

Other Information:
• Travel required (at least 50%)
• Uses cellular and mobile phone applications; laptop or desktop computer

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MODE OF APPLICATION:
Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV, including contact details for 3 references before the close of business on October 31,2020. Applications should be addressed to the Director for Human Resources and Administration, Pathfinder International, PO Box 77991, Dar es Salaam or sent via e-mail to Tanzania-jobs@pathfinder.org stating the position being applied for in the subject line.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted