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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:


  1. Partner visited
  2. Location – Region(s)/District(s)/Facilities
  3. Reason for visit
  4. Findings
  5. Next Steps
  6. 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;
  7. Maintain soft/hard copy documentation of all cooperative agreements files according to USG records management protocols; and track funding action in grants solution system
  8. Review work plans and budgets for accuracy, then provide analysis for Project Officer action;
  9. Prepare PowerPoint representations and materials for CDC-Project Officers and IWG;
  10. Ensure training and mentoring of local staff on utilization of extramural monitoring tools.
  11. Coordinate with PEPFAR office, Project Officers, and other agencies to communicate, attend, and document progress on approved and funded cooperative agreements.
  12. Ensure proper close-out with Project Officers and Financial Management Office (FMO) of all expiring cooperative agreements;
  13. Ensure that approved cooperative agreement activities follow USG rules and regulations and are appropriately monitored.
  14. Participate in the development of Standard Operating Procedure for both USG and host government
  15. Review invoice and tax exemption document from implementing partners for compliance and accuracy
  16. Annually review implementing partner progress report to confirm and verify that funded activities were completed to quality standard
  17. 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.
  18. Draft a weekly progress report
  19. 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.

HOW TO APPLY
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.'

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