Catholic Relief Services is seeking a qualified candidate for a Program Manager for the FOCUS project providing support to each of the six country teams. The Program Manager serves as the principal point of contact at HQ for the in-country Project Directors and their teams in the field and provides first line support for activity planning, implementation, management and reporting. S/he coordinates support across HQ units to ensure timely and high quality technical, operational, and programmatic inputs, both virtually and on-site as needed. The in-country Project Directors coordinate closely with the Program Manager through regular communication to ensure that country-level progress is closely monitored, and that project priorities and requirements are identified; communicated to the appropriate management, technical, and operational personnel; and supported in a timely and cost-effective manner.
FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) is a five-year CDC funded Cooperative Agreement supporting the provision of technical support and capacity building to faith-based organizations in the HIV response. Within FOCUS, CRS implements two separately funded project components: a) FASTER (Faith-Based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response), and b) the South Africa Treatment Surge. FASTER's overall goal is to ensure that all children and adolescents living with HIV know their status, enroll in treatment, and attain viral load suppression. The South Africa Treatment Surge works on reaching men and adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) with HIV treatment.
Internal: FOCUS global team members; Deputy Regional Directors for Program Quality, Heads of Programming, Program Impact and Quality Assurance Technical Advisors and other relevant HQ departments.
External: Subrecipient programming, technical and management counterparts; CDC grants management, agreement representatives, and technical branches; PEPFAR implementing partner representatives.