International Program Manager - Madagascar & Peru (Austere environments Consortium for Enhanced Sepsis Outcomes)

Updated: March 24, 2020
Job ID: 215701
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking an International Program Manager-Madagascar & Peru to support the Austere environments Consortium for Enhanced Sepsis Outcomes (ACESO) located at the HJF Headquarters in Bethesda, MD.  HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to ACESO.

The HJF Austere environments Consortium for Enhanced Sepsis Outcomes (ACESO) is implementing clinical research programs internationally and requires a Program Manager (PM) to oversee the project in Madagascar and Peru. This Position is responsible for the following: Provides administrative project oversight to maximize the effective use of project resources and implement funder requirements. Oversees project budget, schedule and scope. Provides overall project management to assigned region, including site set up, identifying and managing subcontractors, vendors and partners, and ensuring study is implemented in line with ACESO and funder requirements. Responsible for coordinating and overseeing supply chain, partner agreements and contracts, in-country project personnel support, meetings and routine communications, completion of deliverables and overall objectives. Works on complex problems and identifies and evaluates solutions.  


  1. Oversees the strategic implementation of the funded project within their assigned area. Ensures compliance with all contract requirements schedules, deliverables, and provisions. Drive discussions, decisions, and actions for cross-organizational groups that define requirements, identify issues, and ensure implementation of appropriate solutions. This includes coordinating administrative and operational programmatic activities including weekly project calls and meetings (i.e. scheduling, organizing and minutes).
  2. Drives execution of program plans and budgets, working closely with ACESO Finance and Project Controls to develop and revise budgets and schedules as needed.
  3. Contributes to strategic planning. Works with project stakeholders to ensure detailed operational and technical requirements are defined to ensure success in program. Develops and manages project plans from inception to deployment, applying project management methodology and enforcing best practice standards.
  4. Analyzes costs and pricing data submitted by subcontractors, partners and vendors to verify and substantiate direct and indirect costs. Prepares requests for contract actions and proposals. Manages executed contracts and agreements to ensure invoicing and deliverables meet requirements.
  5. Initiates and monitors program actions to include conducting routine site visits to AOR to oversee project implementation and coordinate with in-country stakeholders. Facilitates travel to AOR for project stakeholders, in conjunction with ACESO leadership and administrative personnel. 
  6. Interacts with project stakeholders by facilitating information flow as a liaison between research staff, Principal Investigators, project sponsors, research administrators and ACESO leadership in the administration of the project, to include, agreements, contracts and research compliance. Applies expertise in managing complex standard operating procedures and leading improvements. Responds to complex requests and escalates actions to leadership when needed.
  7. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required conferences, meetings and training events in and around the Bethesda, MD area, as well as nationally and internationally.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of organizational objectives, the federal budget process, office automation; ability to work completely independently, use sound judgement in solving problems, and coordinate many complex systems and programs simultaneously. Knowledge of project management principles, and good communications, customer/client relationship skills and people management experience. Demonstrated ability to implement high quality clinical research studies. Demonstrated experience implementing international initiatives. Fluency in French and International Work Experience Required. Spanish fluency considered a Plus. 

Travel Requirements: This position will be based in Bethesda, MD; however, incumbent will be required to meet with partners, sponsors, and/or attend local conferences within a 50-miles radius of Bethesda, MD. International travel will be required at least quarterly and will be reimbursed by the program.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in Public Health preferred. 

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 3-5 years of relevant work experience. PMP preferred.

Work Environment: Office. 

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

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.