Program Manager I- HIV (Hybrid)

Henry Jackson Foundation of Medicine

About the organization

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.


HJF is seeking a Program Manager I to support the Program Management Team under the Department of International HIV Prevention and Treatment (IHPT) in management of contractual, administrative, financial and procurement activities supporting prevention, care, and treatment initiatives in Kenya, Nigeria, Philippines, and Tanzania, and provide programmatic support to Uganda, by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This position is located at the Rockledge Office in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to MHRP.

The Program Manager will use project and contractual management skills, and content knowledge to ensure high-quality ongoing technical support for country office contracting, administrative, financial and procurement teams.


Capacity to create and/or maintain systems and procedures for managing complex programs with many implementation sites, partners, and stakeholders.
Ability to build and maintain teams especially with diverse stakeholder groups with time-sensitive and competing priorities.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain teams with diverse stakeholders
Ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences.
Exceptional analytical skills and advanced written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated initiative, creativity, and flexibility in problem solving.
Ability to quickly absorb and apply new concepts and systems.
Prior experience in contract management in commercial and/or not for profit/NGO sectors.
International experience working abroad while performing contracting duties and/or working for NGOs strongly preferred.
PEPFAR experience is preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Assigned Lead: May recommend the following: employee hiring, disciplinary action, and starting salaries; provide input on employee performance evaluations.

Physical Capabilities

Ability to stand or sit at a computer for prolonged periods.


Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Business Administration or Life Sciences field of study preferred.
Minimum of 3-5 years of experience

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Serves as the managerial point for designated IHPT country/site, domestic task orders and procurements, domestically issued contracts and designated in country contracts and subawards.
Supports management of quality assurance/improvement related processes, systems, and knowledge management to include tracking quality assessment/site visit tools, capacity building resources, standard operating procedures, and annual priorities for improvement focus.
Oversees quarterly site program management reporting processes, including supporting the triangulation of financial and performance data and tracking of related programmatic pivots.
Supports the development and review of implementing partner workplans and budgets to ensure alignment with PEPFAR strategic direction, budgets, interventions, above- site activities, and targets from the Country Operational Plan (COP).
In conjunction with HJF Finance and the Lead Program Manager, coordinates quarterly and annual PEPFAR programs.

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