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The Technical Expert Lead III (TEL III) is a subject matter expert for an assigned group of grantees and, in collaboration with other TELs and project leadership, a team leader responsible for ensuring the design and delivery of all technical assistance (TA) and deliverables for JBS projects. As a subject matter expert and team leader, the TEL III supervises, coaches, and guides staff in the support and implementation of effective, high quality TA and communicates with the JBS client per the established project guidelines.

Fundamental Requirement: The TEL III must have a passionate commitment to consumer-centric design and delivery of TA and an understanding of and commitment to the project's model of TA as a strengths-based, continuous process that supports each grantee throughout its journey.

• Maintain professional expertise in content area, ensuring that subject area knowledge remains current; identify trends, emerging issues, policies, and evidence-based practices (EBPs) and share them with program area staff, other TELs, senior management, our clients, and other JBS staff as appropriate.
• Maintain communication with assigned client contacts, responding to requests; participating in meetings; providing up-to-date information about trends, issues, policies, and EBPs; offering recommendations regarding effective TA approaches for grantees, topics for grantee meetings and workshops, and skilled consultants and presenters.
• Ensure TA activities carried out by project staff meet all contractual obligations and requirements of the client/contract.
• Manage, guide, and monitor the design and delivery of all TA; ensure all TA­ related activities are documented (whether in the designated TA tracking system or other method) in a timely fashion.
• Develop budgets and monitor expenditures to ensure all allocated funds are spent appropriately and no overages are incurred.
• Lead preparation and ensure high quality finalization of written deliverables, including site visit reports, meeting reports, literature reviews, technical documents, and other products (e.g., PowerPoint presentations) requested by client.
• Supervise, guide, and manage assigned TA staff in carrying out delivery of all types of TA.
• Support professional growth, learning, and performance of each staff person, leveraging each individual's strengths and maximizing each person's contributions to the project.
• Work with other TELs, the project's senior management team, and JBS client(s) to identify trends in TA needs, analyze which types of TA work and why, identify emerging issues, and design long-term strategies for taking grantees to higher levels of performance/outcomes.
• Identify issues and successes to ensure transfer of lessons learned and increased efficiency in the delivery of TA.
• Collaborate with other TELs to support the exchange of information across all grantees served by the various projects.
• Oversee expenditure tracking and analysis, final review of consultant agreements processing, and follow up with grantees and consultants, review of expense vouchers, timely and accurate TA report preparation and submission.
• Work with senior management, operations, TA staff, and client(s), develop project budgets; monitor the budget to ensure all allocated dollars are spent and no overages are incurred; ensure expenditures comply with contractual requirements.
• Contribute to proposal preparation and business development activities.

Education: Master’s degree in relevant field

Language: English Fluency (oral and written)

Experience: At least 20 years of relevant work experience. At least 4 years’ direct program management, and contract management experience. A minimum of 3 years’ supervisory experience. At least 3 years’ Contract/Grant writing experience. Demonstrated expertise (e.g., publications, presentations, awards) in specific Public Health topic.

Knowledge: Content knowledge of current and emerging issues for assigned grant program areas. Strengths-based approach to delivering TA and to working with others. Knowledge of and experience in Federal government contracting.

Skills: Interacts well with others in a positive, courteous, and professional manner; functions well as a member of a team and is also able to work independently and without extensive supervision and follows chain of command to address personnel or management concerns. Honors, respects, and celebrates cultural differences. Effective, clear, and professional writing and oral communication skills. Attention to detail.

Location: North Bethesda, MD or Remote

Education: Doctorate’s degree

Language: Fluency in a language other than English

If you meet the minimum requirements for this position, please click on the "Apply" link posted below and complete the application. Please include a cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) professional references.

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