Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Program Manager, LINKAGES Project based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
FHI 360 in collaboration with Implementing Partners in Sri Lanka is implementing the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported “Technical Assistance Partnership” under the Global LINKAGES Project. This partnership assistance focuses on strengthening the HIV response among key population (KP), thereby helping to maintaining low HIV prevalence status.
Program Manager will be based in Colombo and will work under the direct supervision of Technical Advisor, LINKAGES Sri Lanka, based in FHI 360 in India. S/he will assist the Technical Advisor in developing annual work plan and progress reports for submission to USAID and to undertake other important documentation. S/he will play a major role in overseeing local procurements and in the day-to-day coordination with local partner/s and consultants to ensure timely execution of the different technical assistance activities in Sri Lanka.
Diploma and/or advanced degree in Social Sciences with a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work experience.
Past experience of working on HIV / AIDS prevention projects with key populations in Sri Lanka is essential.
Demonstrated ability to work with civil society organizations, local health staff, and government stakeholders.
Strong interpersonal skills, logical and clear thinking and articulation skills.
Motivated, enthusiastic, analytical and a logical thinker, with a learning mindset
Ability to work independently on multiple tasks simultaneously, and to meet deadlines with quality products.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Sinhalese is essential. Ability to communicate in Tamil will be an added advantage.
Ability to travel up to 50% of time.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Women candidates and People Living with HIV fulfilling above will be equally considered.