Federal - Global Policy Program Manager

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 20

Position description

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So, you can deliver what matters most.

Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.


The Global Policy Program Manager (PPM) position integrates diplomacy and a data use function to support the goals of the organization.

The incumbent will have comprehensive responsibility for one country and will work with headquarters staff to advance collective monitoring and progress to program impact for the international HIV/AIDS epidemic response, and data utilization at multiple levels, including contributions implemented through global funds and other mechanisms to achieve epidemic control with partner countries.

This organization is a data-driven program and the PPM will be expected to have the overall knowledge of the country’s epidemiology and be responsible for the various data streams which entails reviewing trends in performance, program quality, expenditure results, and data quality issues for improved results. The PPM will work across office functions supporting the organization's Chair, who oversees all of its activity within a given country from headquarters, and the Coordinator who coordinates the team at the U.S. Embassy in that country.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:


The PPM will serve a critical diplomatic function working with the team in-country, partner governments, civil society, and other stakeholders; responsibilities include serving as the primary communication channel for the country team, and help raise the level of engagement between the organization's technical staff in their interaction with the multiple agencies and their staff, to further advance complementary of programming.

Integrated Data Use Function:

  • Serves as the primary country expert, developing and maintaining intimate knowledge of HIV/AIDS epidemiology, program implementation, and performance for a single country;

  • monitors and evaluates Country Operations Planning (COP) implementation (targets and outcomes);

  • analyzes Panorama dashboards to identify trends in performance, program quality, expenditure and data quality issues and performs quarterly analysis on performance against targets, expenditures;

  • reviews work plans and budget for alignment with COP strategic direction; reviews and processes Operational Plan Updates;

  • reviews Table 6 progress; in conjunction with Country Chair and Program Quality;

  • develops interim- and long-term goals for systems investment;

  • routine (2-3 times a year) visits to country for program understanding and action;

  • informs the Chair and other Senior Leadership on country-specific progress/issues and collaborates with leadership to develop policy options to address gaps in program performance.

  • Maintains comprehensive understanding of all of the organization's guidance (PQ, OFPS, MER, ER, SIMS, etc.) and of tools used for COP development, execution and monitoring, including the FAST and the Datapack.

  • Works with the Country Coordinator and country team to translate policy and guidance, and back stops for the Country Coordinator as needed.

Multilateral and Diplomacy Function:

  • Together with the country team, develops an understanding and advises on complementarity of other donor investments in country;

  • builds overtime and maintains a professional network with key mid-level internal and external stakeholders including: In country (PCO and country team), Interagency HQ (ECT/iSMEs, Agency POCs), and External (Fund Managesr, Country Representatives, Partner government technical and program leads, and civil society representatives)

Other duties as assigned


Basic Skills & Qualifications:

  • US Citizenship required
  • Bachelor's degree in Social Science, Public Health, Public Policy, International Relations, or an equivalent field
  • 2+ years' work experience in Social Science, Public Health, Public Policy, International Relations, or an equivalent field
  • 2+ years' work experience in communicating with stakeholders, peers, and superiors
  • 2+ years' work experience in deliverable preparation using MS Excel, Powerpoint, and Word
  • 2+ years' work experience managing a delivery team
  • 1+ years' work experience managing personnel in a supervisory capacity
  • 1+ years' work experience in data analysis, including technical implementation and functional knowledge of sharing analytical work products

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Social Science, Public Health, Public Policy, International Relations, or an equivalent field
  • 3+ years' work experience in Social Science, Public Health, Public Policy, International Relations, or an equivalent field
  • 2+ years' work experience managing a delivery team
  • 1+ years' experience (either work or academic) of statistical and/or data visualization software (e.g., SAS, Tableau, MicroStrategy)
  • Conversational and/or written fluency in a language other than English


An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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