Program Manager, Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation (AME)

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Updated: July 14, 2018
Job ID: 214061
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Rockville, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Program Manager, Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation (AME) to support the Center for Global Health Engagement (CGHE) located in Rockville, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CGHE.

Established by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), the CGHE works to lead, integrate and synchronize the University’s contributions to Department of Defense (DoD) Global Health Engagement (GHE) and national security objectives by providing a hub for GHE thought leadership and knowledge, strategic communications and outreach, operational support, research, and capability integration of education, training and planning. HJF provides direct scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CGHE.

Designated as the principal coordinating manager responsible for oversight of the USU CGHE assessment, monitoring and evaluation (AME)-focused programs and projects, the Program Manager, AME, is responsible to provide knowledge and expertise for the development, management and oversight of grant activities to ensure compliance with the strategic intent DoD GHEs and regional commands’ theater security cooperation objectives. The major role of the incumbent to CGHE will be to support multiple grants and programs at USU by providing project management, human capital management, financial oversight, and relationship management. 

Responsibilities:

  1. Develops and executes expansion of internally and externally funded AME programs/projects and implements project management activities to maintain stakeholder relationships including project planning, strategic communication and product development.
  2. Assists CGHE’s AME Director and associated Principal Investigators (PIs) in facilitating information flow between program members, scientific directors, HJF, and DoD. Participates in decision-making processes between program participants.
  3. Leads the development and finalization of products for specific stakeholders and provides guidance to the AME team in the types of quantitative/qualitative products to deliver.
  4. Oversees data collection, management, and analysis; coordinates with the AME to identify new measures and databases to be incorporated into the Master Dataset and oversees qualitative analysis and coding schemes and products.
  5. Assists the AME team in applying statistical theories, methodology, in program data collection programs in a full range of specialized projects.
  6. Establishes and grows collaborations/relationships with potential stakeholders, including opportunities to collaborate on scholarly publications and facilitates the approval processes.
  7. Identifies additional funding opportunities and coordinates efforts to obtain funding through USU and HJF processes.
  8. Provides guidance and oversight for the AME team. Develops position descriptions, reviews resumes, and screens candidates for potential new hires, and manages the team to ensure both professional development and tracking of individual workstreams in line with strategic goals.
  9. Develops quarterly and annual reports highlighting program/project progress, and ensures work is managed and implemented in alignment with the PI’s goals and overall vision.
  10. Translates the PI's operational guidance into tactical plans including Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms), Statements of Work (SOWs), timelines, budgets and other accompanying documentation.
  11. Monitors budgets and contracting documents, and ensures all administrative paperwork is in order to maintain funding streams.
  12. Completes other projects as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of organizational objectives;
  2. Proficiency in office automation to include Microsoft Office and Google platforms;
  3. Ability to work completely independently;
  4. Ability to use sound judgment in solving problems;
  5. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  6. Ability to coordinate many complex systems and programs at the same time;
  7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Minimum Experience/Education/Qualifications

  1. Master’s Degree in a related field; or
  2. Bachelor’s Degree and Project Management Professional (PMP) certification;
  3. 4-6 years’ related experience in program/project management, preferably within the DoD context;
  4. English fluency.

 Preferred Experience/Education/Qualifications

  1. Experience in administration of U.S. Government (preferably DoD) grants, contracts and/or cooperative agreements.

Security Clearance: US Citizenship required; Must possess or have the ability to obtain an active SECRET security clearance.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Supervises support and technical scientific staff.

Work Environment: Office and academic setting; 20% domestic and overseas travel may be assigned as required. Must have the ability to obtain medical clearance for international travel.

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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