Summary The HIV/AIDS & Tuberculosis (TB) Program Opportunities Director, part of a larger program and resource development team, will lead program development and resource mobilization efforts to expand HIV/AIDS and TB programming within the Department of Global Health (DGH). The position will also provide program development support as a lead writer for opportunities in HIV/AIDS, TB and maternal, newborn and child health. He/she will lead and support selected program development opportunities, particularly U.S. government-funded opportunities, and will collaborate and coordinate closely with technical and departmental senior leadership and the New Business Development department to acquire new competitive funding.
The Director is a critical position to advance the agency's strategic growth. His/her actions will substantially contribute to Save the Children’s ability to competitively and successfully pursue and acquire funding, thereby increasing the agency's resource base for children.
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact In collaboration with technical teams, program development, and country office senior leadership, the Director is accountable for achieving DGH results in program development and resource mobilization. The incumbent may interact directly with senior management at the highest levels in the Agency and will frequently be relied on for providing essential information and inputs critical to program development functions and processes.
Support Program Development Resource Mobilization (Essential Duty, 85% of time) •Serve as technical lead or supporting technical writer/reviewer for assigned public and private global health, particularly in HIV/AIDS and TB opportunities, providing technical leadership, assisting, and closely collaborating with DGH, New Business Development, and Country Offices in positioning and responding to proposals. •Manage selected proposal development processes, including development of proposal calendars, designing, leading or participating in design workshops; collaborative drafting of results frameworks and associated strategies and activities; and coordination and editing of technical, capability, and management inputs. •Liaise and coordinate with prime partners to produce high quality competitive proposals, ensuring timely and responsive inputs that maintain and strengthen Save the Children’s reputation as a development partner while effectively representing technical, managerial, and budgetary priorities. Liaise and coordinate with sub-partners to provide clear, complete, and timely instructions and feedback for proposal deliverables. •Work closely and collaboratively with DGH and/or New Business Development Cost Coordinators to provide technical and managerial input into the proposal budgeting process, ensuring that staffing and activity costs align with and are sufficient to undertake what is proposed.
Prepositioning and Program Start up (Essential Duty, 5% of time) •In close collaboration with technical leads, country office leadership, donors, and partners, support the effective start up efforts for selected projects and ensure a smooth transition both at the headquarters and country office levels.
Strengthen DGH Program Development Capacity and Knowledge Management for Program Development (Essential Duty, 10% of time) •Collaborate closely with Knowledge Management and technical leadership to strengthen DGH program development resources, particularly technical content, global, country and thematic capability statements, and project past performance references. •Ensure program development resources are archived and uploaded and available on SaveNet for ongoing reference.
Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world's most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.
Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. As a humanitarian agency, Save the Children is obliged to create and maintain an environment that aims to prevent the sexual exploitation and abuse of children and promote the implementation of its child safeguarding policy. All representatives of Save the Children – employees, volunteers, interns, consultants, Board members and others who work with children on Save the Children’s behalf – are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.
Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.
Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors •Strong level of technical knowledge, skills, and experience in resource mobilization and technical writing. Minimum 7 years' experience mobilizing resources for global health programs.
TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: •Excellent writing, editing, computer and analytical skills, with strong attention to detail. Demonstrated track record preparing successful proposals and succinct technical documentation. •Minimum 7-10 years’ experience in global health, with expertise in HIV/AIDS programming required. •Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Public Health or a related field preferred. •Sound knowledge of PEPFAR and CDC is required. USAID and other donor programming and technical procurement procedures highly preferred. •Field programming experience and perspective preferred, including ability to work productively with a diverse range of country office program personnel, primarily in Africa and Asia.
BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES •Demonstrates Save the Children’s core values of accountability, collaboration, integrity, ambition, and creativity. •Communicating with Impact: Excellent written and verbal English language skills is essential. Proven ability to write compelling proposals to support resource mobilization efforts. •Thinking: Actively applies technical and professional experience; in close collaboration with others, able to solve problems, make decisions, and facilitate implementation and encourage acceptance of change for success while building trust and delegating responsibilities; applies innovative solutions and encourages others to seek opportunities that adapt to new environments. •Engaging: Balances focus on tasks with attention to building relationships, identifying, monitoring, and strengthening partnerships, and networking with key stakeholders internally, cross functionally and externally; Proven ability to work effectively independently and in multi-cultural team environments. Ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with departmental and cross-functional colleagues and groups to facilitate collaborative and effective programming. •Leading: Actively identifies areas for learning to develop self and others; aligns performance to deliver results; leads and inspires others. Ability to work collaboratively with and effectively represent Save the Children externally with senior level international health professionals and current and prospective partners and donors. •Strong time management and organization skills, with ability to independently schedule and prioritize multiple tasks. •Must be willing and able to travel to support proposal development, prepositioning and start up efforts in country offices, often on short notice. Estimated 25% international travel.
Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As ...the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world's most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.