Overview

Job |Title : Extramural Advisor

RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes . We work with governments , businesses , foundations , universities , and other clients and partners to improve the human condition by turning knowledge into practice . Our staff of more than 5,000 tackles hundreds of projects to address complex social and scientific challenges facing our clients and the people and communities they serve . Our experts hold degrees in more than 250 scientific , technical , and professional disciplines across the social and laboratory sciences , and international development fields . RTI works in more than 75 countries and maintains offices on four continents . Our headquarters is located in Research Triangle Park , North Carolina . Our dedication to innovative , objective research and technical services makes RTI an outstanding partner for clients around the world whose greatest challenges demand rigorous approaches and science-based solutions .

RTI is seeking an Extramural Advisor to serve as a recognized expert in a broad range of extramural related subject matters and provide support to the CDC Tanzania , the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the PEPFAR interagency team via the cooperative agreements . Work in collaboration with the cooperative agreement team on monitoring activities using performance based funding and ensuring that funds are in-line with USG mandates .

Task Requirements

Serve as advisor to Extramural Branch Chief on all issues related to proper grant management under the PEPFAR Tanzania portfolio

  • Provide guidance and mentorship to strengthen Tanzania’s efforts to build the capacity of CDC Tanzania staff on PEPFAR extramural activities .
  • Participate in relevant Interagency Working Groups (IWG) as necessary , to consult on the development , advertisement , awarding and implementation of approved Cooperative Agreements;
  • Conduct site-visits across Tanzania to monitor implementing partners and ensure proper execution of approved work plans and use of funds; Upon conclusion of each site-visit draft a trip report . At a minimum each trip report must document/address the following :
  • Partner visited
  • Location – Region(s)/District(s)/Facilities
  • Reason for visit
  • Findings
  • Next Steps
  • Document and inform the CDC-Program Officers/Activity Manager and IWGs of all site-visit issues , decision points and concerns surrounding the monitoring of funded implementing partners to facilitate timely USG action and response;
  • Maintain soft/hard copy documentation of all cooperative agreements files according to USG records management protocols; and track funding action in grants solution system
  • Review work plans and budgets for accuracy , then provide analysis for Project Officer action;
  • Prepare PowerPoint representations and materials for CDC-Project Officers and IWG;
  • Ensure training and mentoring of local staff on utilization of extramural monitoring tools .
  • Coordinate with PEPFAR office , Project Officers , and other agencies to communicate , attend , and document progress on approved and funded cooperative agreements .
  • Ensure proper close-out with Project Officers and Financial Management Office (FMO) of all expiring cooperative agreements;
  • Ensure that approved cooperative agreement activities follow USG rules and regulations and are appropriately monitored .
  • Participate in the development of Standard Operating Procedure for both USG and host government
  • Review invoice and tax exemption document from implementing partners for compliance and accuracy
  • Annually review implementing partner progress report to confirm and verify that funded activities were completed to quality standard
  • Travel in country (Tanzania) to fulfill a specific program’s monitoring or training requirements and share expertise in extramural , financial , and program management . Upon conclusion of each trip draft a trip report .
  • Draft a weekly progress report
  • Draft a monthly report summarizing completed work

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in Science and a minimum of 7 years experience in partner management/oversight , finance , or health consulting
  • A minimum of 1 year experience managing Cooperative Agreements in an international setting/capacity .
  • Minimum of 2 years experience utilizing Microsoft Office suite in a professional/work environment .

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to ITOPSS@rti.org . Please use Tanzania : Extramural Advisor in the subject line .

  • Bachelor’s in Science and a minimum of 7 years experience in partner management/oversight , finance , or health consulting
  • A minimum of 1 year experience managing Cooperative Agreements in an international setting/capacity .
  • Minimum of 2 years experience utilizing Microsoft Office suite in a professional/work environment .

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to ITOPSS@rti.org. Please use Tanzania : Extramural Advisor in the subject line .

To apply for this job email your details to ITOPSS@rti.org