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Issue Dated August 8, 2014


Copyright 2014. All rights reserved. This information or any parts thereof may not be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of the Publisher. Lisa L. Hystad, Publisher.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROVIDER TO NATIONAL TB PROGRAMME, MYANMAR ON MULTI-DRUG RESISTANT TB DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT YANGON, MYANMAR
The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease is seeking a Technical Assistance Provider to National TB Programme, Myanmar on Multi-Drug Resistant TB Diagnosis and Treatment in Yangon. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist the National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP), Myanmar: Provide technical assistance to develop the MDR-TB operational plan, annual work plan, and procurement plan; Ensure the appropriateness of budget allocation under the different funding sources; Identify TA needs and HR needs to effectively implement the MDR-TB component; Assist in monitoring the progress of PMDT implementation through field visits, review, and analysis of performance reports; Assist in Expert Drug Resistant TB Committee and TB Technical Strategic Group meetings. Assist the National TB Programme, Myanmar to expand its PMDT: Promote ability of NTP to exert technical leadership of PMDT; Provide technical assistance to implement/ decentralize the activities to increase coverage of the diagnosis and PMDT; Help the NTP in its efforts to scale up the enrollment of MDR-TB, XDR-TB; Assist in establishment of MDR-TB related database by linking the laboratories, PMDT sites, and central NTP unit; Assist with piloting of shorter regimen for MDR-TB treatment; Provide technical assistance in PPM for MDR-TB management. Update the USAID TB team, the NTP, and the USAID Mission on the progress achieved. QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Prior Work Experience: Specialized experience is required in areas including but not limited to: clinical management of TB and MDR-TB; TB/MDR-TB case management; infection control; program design, management, and implementation; and program data management. Minimum of a Masters' Degree in public health or international health; MD strongly preferred from a recognized institution. Leadership Skills and Experience: The candidate must have at least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in designing, implementing and managing TB/MDR-TB health programs in developing countries, with a preference given to candidates with Asia experience. Demonstrated technical leadership, program management, strategic planning, policy experience, and problem solving skills working on complex projects in a highly sensitive environment are required. SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be based on commensurate experience and earnings history. TO APPLY: All applicants are encouraged to apply for this position by e-mailing a cover letter and brief CV describing their qualifications and experience to Tara Ornstein at tornstein@theunion.org. Please put "Technical Assistance Provider to National TB Programme, Myanmar" in the subject of your email.
****************************** PROJECT DIRECTOR FOR HEALTH CENTER AND ORPHAN PROGRAMS ETHIOPIA
Lalmba Association is a small, Colorado-based NGO that operates a Health Center, Public Health and orphan care programs in a remote area of the Ethiopian highlands. We are looking for project managers who are interested in overseeing these operations as a volunteer for a period of 2 years. Lalmba pays no salary but covers all expenses related to travel to/from Ethiopia, and working and living in Ethiopia (visas, immunizations, airfare, room and board, medical & life insurance). We will also pay for roundtrip tickets for a visit back home after one year. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Project Director(s) provides the overall leadership of the organization in Ethiopia and is responsible for managing the Health Center, public health and orphan programs. The Project Director is the primary liaison with government officials and US office, and is responsible for the management of 45 Ethiopian staff, procurement of medical and expat supplies, maintenance of the grounds and equipment, management of the finances and accounting and other miscellaneous duties. QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates have a desire to serve the poor and are willing to make a 2 year commitment to work in a very rural location. They must have strong organizational skills, be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities, and be very flexible. Proficiency with Word and Excel is required. Personnel management skills and/or experience are strongly preferred. Applicants must be college graduates with at least 5 years' work experience. Must be currently located in the U.S., South America, Canada or Europe. TO APPLY: For more information, go to www.lalmba.org or call 303-485-1810. If you meet the qualifications and would like to apply, please see our website, www.lalmba.org, and fill out the application form from our Volunteer page: http://www.lalmba.org/volunteer- application/
****************************** HEALTH CENTER MEDICAL DIRECTOR CHIRI, ETHIOPIA OR MATOSO, KENYA
Lalmba Association is a small, Colorado-based NGO that operates Health Centers, Public Health and orphan care programs in a remote area of the Ethiopian highlands and along the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya. We are looking for volunteer Medical Directors who will oversee the Health Center operations for a period of 1-2 years. Lalmba pays no salary but covers all expenses related to travel to/from site, and working and living in Ethiopia or Kenya (visas, immunizations, airfare, room and board, medical & life insurance). We can only consider candidates currently located and licensed in the U.S., South America, Canada or Europe. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Medical Director will provide the leadership over Lalmba's medical programs, including the health center and 15-bed inpatient ward, provide medical oversight to the Public Health programs and staff, and will supervise and provide medical training to local medical professionals. QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates are Physicians, Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants who have a desire to serve the poor. A current medical license to practice in the U.S., South America, Canada or Europe is absolutely required. Must be willing to make a 1 to 2 year commitment and work in a very rural location. No special training on tropical disease is necessary. TO APPLY: For more information, go to www.lalmba.org or call 303-485-1810. If you are a Physician, NP or PA currently located and licensed in the U.S., Canada, South America or Europe and would like to apply, please visit our website, www.lalmba.org, and fill out the application form on our Volunteer page: http://www.lalmba.org/volunteer-application/
****************************** PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR MATOSO, KENYA OR CHIRI, ETHIOPIA
Lalmba Association is a small, Colorado-based NGO that operates Health Clinics, HIV Treatment Centers, Dispensaries, Public Health and Education programs, orphan programs and community development programs in the Ethiopian highlands and on the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya. We are looking for volunteers who will serve as coordinator for the Public Health programs for a period of 1-2 years beginning March 2015. Lalmba pays no salary but covers all expenses related to travel to/from site, and working and living in Kenya or Ethiopia (visas, immunizations, airfare, room and board, medical & life insurance). KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: This person will provide the leadership and management of Lalmba's expanding public health programs. This includes overseeing mobile clinics providing ante- and post-natal care, planning and executing public health projects (such as community education groups, severe malnutrition interventions, promoting and providing HIV awareness programming, etc.) and supervising and training the local staff who work in these programs. QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates are MPHs with minimum 1-2 years' work experience, or RNs with management and public health experience. Must have good organizational and leadership skills and be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities. Must be willing to make a minimum 1 year commitment and work in a very rural location. Proficiency with Word and Excel is highly desirable. Personnel management skills and/or experience are required. MUST be currently located in the U.S., South America, Canada or Europe. TO APPLY: For more information, go to www.lalmba.org or call 303-485-1810. If you meet the qualifications, please visit our website, www.lalmba.org, and fill out the application form on our Volunteer page: http://www.lalmba.org/volunteer-application/
****************************** SENIOR HEALTH ADVISOR WASHINGTON, DC
The Global Health Fellows Program II is seeking a Technical Advisor III: Senior Health Advisor (GHFP-II-P3-111) in Washington, DC. Assignment: Two year fellowship. The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). GHFP-II's goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency's immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual working planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available. Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency's ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health. BACKGROUND: The Office of Sustainable Development (SD) in the Bureau for Africa (AFR) provides: strategic guidance and intellectual leadership to AFR; conducts economic, social and political analyses critical to the development of AFR policies, strategies, budgets and activities; manages and/or coordinates three Presidential and two Agency Initiatives; and provides technical services to AFR's field missions. In carrying out these functions, SD serves as the Bureau's principal liaison with African and international partners, US Government (USG) sister agencies, the private sector, universities, and the Private Voluntary Organization (PVO)/Non- governmental Organization (NGO) community. AFR/SD's Health Division has an annual budget of approximately $15 million, which includes the management of activities that support African capacity development and improving the quality, availability and access to health services for Africa's most vulnerable populations. The Division works across all health sectors, including maternal and child health (MCH), reproductive health, health systems strengthening (HSS), and infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS. The Health Division works in close collaboration with other USAID Pillar Bureaus, including the Bureau for Global Health (GH) and the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, in activities such as coordinating strategic and technical support to USAID missions, program reviews and assessments, and staff development. It also works closely with African and donor partners such as the World Health Organization's Africa Regional Office, the World Bank and UNICEF. One of the presidential initiatives that AFR supports is the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) managed out of the Global Health Bureau. PMI was launched in June 2005 as a 5-year, $1.2 billion initiative to: a) rapidly scale up malaria prevention and treatment interventions and; b) reduce malaria related mortality by 50% in 15 high-burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa. With passage of the 2008 Lantos- Hyde Act, funding for PMI was extended and, as part of the GHI, the goal of PMI was adjusted to reduce malaria related mortality by 70% in the original 15 countries by the end of 2015. INTRODUCTION: The Senior Health Advisor (Senior Advisor) will be based in the Health Division of AFR/SD and will serve as a principal member of the core team supporting PMI in USAID and the PMI inter-agency working group. S/he will also provide strategic guidance and technical leadership to the AFR, missions and PMI staff assigned to AFR. The Senior Advisor will also contribute to strategic guidance and technical leadership to the broader health portfolio of AFR, including managing relevant activities and helping to integrate maternal and child survival, malaria and other infectious disease programs. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary responsibilities of the Senior Health Advisor include: A. In coordination with the other AFR Health Team members, serving as a PMI Health Team liaison with GH and other USG counterparts: Providing technical leadership and support to one or more PMI country programs, supporting implementation of evidence-based malaria prevention and control interventions. Participating on one or more PMI interagency technical working groups to advance global and PMI malaria technical policy and guidance. Collaborating closely with colleagues from the GH and other USG agencies on malaria issues fundamentally important to the African context, including participating in high-level strategic policy meetings. Assessing country-specific malaria data, activities and plans, and collaborating with the Ministry of Health and other partner organizations to design national strategies that reach a high percentage of the most vulnerable populations with effective and comprehensive interventions ensuring rapid implementation of large scale interventions in PMI designated countries. Monitoring program initiatives throughout the region, their relationship to sectoral development constraints, and advising field missions and USAID/Washington on courses of action. Participating and supporting country and regional project/ program assessments and evaluations, including malaria operational planning visits. Directing field missions and grantee organizations in the application of Bureau priorities and strategies and providing them with assistance, guidance, and literature. Consulting with internal and external organizations on "best-practices" within malaria and MCH interventions and participating in the development of strategies, plans, and program guidance. B. Serving as a technical point of contact for malaria and MCH in the Africa Bureau: In conjunction with other AFR Health Team members, including two Malaria Advisors and two MCH Advisors, providing technical oversight and strategic guidance to the malaria and MCH portfolio in the Africa Bureau. Maintaining current knowledge of policy, frameworks, research and news on malaria and MCH in Africa. Reviewing and analyzing regional and country data, in collaboration with various analytic units and developing strategies for translating data into actionable interventions. Participating in consultations and working groups with colleagues from across USAID and the USG on new malaria and MCH activities, requests and initiatives that impact USAID missions in Africa. Engaging with technical and senior staff within USAID, including Mission Directors, Health and Human Services, other agencies in the USG, WHO, UNICEF, World Bank and other UN agencies and bilateral organizations. Representing AFR interests to senior level and other host government officials and working closely with African regional and sub-regional organizations to promote African leadership, capacity building and improved coordination in Africa. Participating in relevant international meetings and conferences. C. Assisting in strategic planning, communication and reporting within AFR/SD: Contributing to malaria and MCH-related planning and reporting requirements. Developing briefers and/or other communication materials to describe activities and results of USAID's malaria and MCH programs related to HSS, gender equality and community based interventions. Assisting in the development and presentation of African mission portfolio reviews for senior management. Assisting in formulating responses to congressional inquiries or requests. Providing other support to the AFR Health Team as needed. D. Providing support to USAID's missions in Africa and strengthening and maintaining the country support system: Serving as AFR Team Lead on GH Country Teams for a sub-set of African countries. Along with the AFR's regional offices, serving as a resource person for the health programs of assigned countries within AFR. Assisting USAID Missions through the provision of technical and policy guidance, consulting on and reviewing strategies, program designs, operational plans, and reporting documents related to AFR priorities, including malaria and MCH health technical issues. International travel approximately 25%. Training and Professional Development: Keeping abreast of literature and latest developments in malaria and MCH programming. Deepening knowledge of malaria and MCH interventions, policies and programming. Participating in interagency and intra-agency working groups as appropriate to SOW. Participating in professional continuing education and skills training within the purview of GHFP-II. REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: Master's degree in Public Health, health sciences or related discipline. Minimum ten (10) years' experience in design, implementation and evaluation of international health, especially malaria and MCH programs, with at least 3-5 years' experience in an international or resource challenged setting. Experience in conducting analysis and evaluation of technical and programmatic aspects of proposals and programs. Field-based experience, especially in the context of working with communities. Broad knowledge of African countries and specific knowledge of their relationship to US policy guidelines, including perspective on their historical relationship in the health sciences with the United States. Understanding of programs and organizational aspects of major international donors, multilateral agencies, and NGOs/PVOs supporting the social sector, with a focus that includes malaria or other infectious diseases. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, including cross-cultural teams. Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic environment. Demonstrated ability to work independently, exercise sound professional judgment to problem solve, and to make strategic decisions. Experience with USAID programming, budgeting, and evaluation functions and procedures, both in USAID/Washington and in USAID Missions, is preferred. Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills. Ability to travel domestically and internationally. Ability to speak French and/or Portuguese preferred. US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency required. SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be based on commensurate experience and earnings history. The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs. TO APPLY: All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP's online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on August 21, 2014. Applicants who applied previously have been given consideration and need not re-apply. We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.
****************************** PROJECT DIRECTOR GOMBE, NIGERIA
Pact is seeking a Project Director in Gombe. The Project Director will work in coordination with Pact staff to establish working relationships with state MOH, state Ministry of Local Government as well as Primary Health care development agencies, select LGAs and local health organizations. The Project Director will ensure that project activities proceed in a timely and successful manner and will ensure good financial management and compliance of all aspects of the project. The Project Director will also monitor security, carry out regular risk analyses and mitigate identified risks. The Project Director will work closely with the Country Director and other senior-level program staff to carry out duties and responsibilities. The job holder will ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of Pact Nigeria resources. Minimum QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Public Health, Development Studies, International Development or other closely related field. 10 or more years of work experience with NGOs in all or most of the fields of MNCH, system strengthening and livelihoods. Experience should include development of strategies, guidelines and approaches; market assessments, conducting surveys; facilitating training, field program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Extensive knowledge of and management experience in livelihood programming (design, development, implementation, evaluation). Prior experience in Nigeria preferred. Fluency in English required, and a local Nigerian language preferred. Knowledge of all aspects of community-based programming with a special focus on livelihood in Nigeria. Proven skills in building organizational capacity and grants management. TO APPLY: This position is open to local Nigerian hires only. Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resume/CV and cover letter on their suitability to: pactnghr@pactworld.org. All CV's/resume/applications MUST be in either word format or PDF. Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for on the SUBJECT of the mail. Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Requisition Number: 14-0081.
****************************** MEDICAL OFFICER, REPRODUCTIVE AND WOMEN HEALTH OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO
The World Health Organization seeks a Medical Officer, Reproductive and Women Health (P-4) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Duties: Strengthen the capacity of national health systems to train, utilize and enhance personal development of health care providers involved in Reproductive and Women' health programmes; Build the capacity of public and private sectors in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation on in-service and pre-service training programmes on various areas of reproductive and women health. REQUIRES: Medical degree with Post-graduate degree in obstetrics and Gynecology; At least 7 years' experience in senior managerial position in reproductive, maternal and newborn health at national and international levels. Please visit WHO's e- Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No. Closing date: 8/15/14. Vacancy no: AFRO/14/FT399
****************************** BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL ASSOCIATE III WASHINGTON, DC
FHI 360 has posted an opening for an Associate who will contribute to Business Planning and Proposal's strategic plans, work plan and budget processes. REQUIRES: BS/BA in education, health, social marketing/ communications or other area of human development and 7-9 years of relevant experience in proposal development, program design, project management, and other related work; or master's degree in education, health, social marketing or other area of human development and 5-7 years of experience in proposal development, program design, project management and other related work. Possess strong interpersonal skills with sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political and ethical issues addressed by FHI 360. For more information and to apply go to http://www.fhi360.org/en/WorkingWithUs/res_EmploymentOpportunities.htm. Vacancy no: 14543
****************************** ABT ASSOCIATES
ABT Associates has posted openings for the following positions. For more information please go to www.abtassociates.com
SENIOR ANALYST / TECHNICAL COORDINATOR BETHESDA, MD
This position will primarily support Francophone country teams in managing a diverse array of activities. REQUIRES: BA with 6-8 years of experience. Strong skills in management and coordination of multiple activities and teams. Able to multi-task. Previous international experience and/or interest in pursuing a career in international public health. Experience supporting international donor-funded programs, especially USAID, a plus. Excellent communication (written and verbal) and cross-cultural skills. Vacancy no: 9381
ASSOCIATE / PRIVATE SECTOR SPECIALIST BETHESDA, MD
There is an opening for an Associate/ Private Sector Specialist in Bethesda. Duties: Management of the Health Enterprise Fund (HEF), a grant program offering grant capital to health enterprises serving base-of-the-pyramid clients in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nigeria. REQUIRES: MA/MBA with 7-10 years of experience OR PhD with 4-6 years of experience. Master's Degree in Public Health, Business Management (MBA), or other relevant field required. Demonstrated leadership skills in project management and successful collaboration with USAID & host governments preferred. Experience with private sector issues related to family planning, maternal child health and/or HIV is preferred. Vacancy no: 9321
****************************** WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
The World Health Organization seeks candidates for the following positions. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No.
SCIENTIST GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
A Scientist (P-3) is sought in Geneva. The incumbent leads WHO's work in advocacy, research and development of topical microbicides for prevention of sexually transmitted infections, especially HIV grounded in comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and human rights, and builds capacity in developing-country institutions to advance topical microbicide products through the development of normative guidance, clinical testing, licensure and introduction. REQUIRES: PhD in basic or biomedical science or public health. At least 10 years' experience at international level in sexual and reproductive health, including in the development of global strategies and policies. Experience with monitoring and appraising woman-controlled prevention technologies in sexual and reproductive health and HIV such as intravaginal rings, topical gels, or female condoms. Experience working with pharmaceutical industry and technology transfer agencies. Closing date: 8/19/14. Vacancy no: HQ/14/RHR/FT396
SCIENTIST LYONS, FRANCE
A Scientist (P-2) is sought in Lyons. Duties: develop innovative research projects that take advantage of the extensive biological resources stored at IARC; contribute to the adaptation and optimization of next generation sequencing related workflows and bioinformatics analysis to enable their application within GCS scientific projects. REQUIRES: Doctoral degree(s) in cancer genetics. At least two years' post-doctoral experience within the field of cancer related genetics and/or genomics, more specifically in analysis of genomics data as well as the application of next generation sequencing data. Experience in supervision of technical staff. Closing date: 8/20/14. Vacancy no: IARC/14/FT380
SCIENTIST, STRATEGIC INFORMATION MANILA, PHILIPPINES
A Scientist, Strategic Information (P-4) is sought in Manila. Duties: Provides technical assistance in reviewing protocols and programmatic support on surveillance and monitoring of HIV, Hepatitis and STI, population size estimation and data triangulation. Provides support in the strengthening of health information systems relevant to HIV, hepatitis and STI including laboratory for surveillance. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in medicine, health sciences, social sciences or related field is essential. Postgraduate specialization in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, health sciences or its equivalent an advantage. Minimum of seven years of international experience in infectious disease surveillance, basic statistics, laboratory and/or medical sciences for HIV, hepatitis and/or STI. Experience in surveillance for HIV, hepatitis or STI and programme monitoring and evaluation is desirable. Closing date: 9/5/14. Vacancy no: WPRO/14/FT374
TEAM LEADER, HIV/HEPATITIS/STI PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
A Team Leader, HIV/Hepatitis/STI (P-5) is sought in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Duties: Provides strategic direction for and monitors implementation of the WHO country office programme on HIV, hepatitis and STI, including preparation of the bi-annual programme and budget proposals, and provides advice to the WHO Representative on country priorities and policies. Ensures close cooperation with other related areas and programmes such as health system development, TB, expanded programme on immunization, maternal and child health, laboratory/ diagnostic services, pharmaceuticals, health education, research promotion, and development of human resources for health. REQUIRES: University degree in medicine or related field in health sciences and postgraduate degree in epidemiology, public health or related discipline are essential. Postgraduate studies or training in clinical or epidemiological research an advantage. More than 10 years of professional experience in HIV/AIDS, and/or STI programme planning, monitoring, evaluation and surveillance are essential. Knowledge and experience of working on viral hepatitis prevention and control. Knowledge and experience of working in international organizations in low and middle- income countries with proven experience in partnering with national, regional and international counterparts, including managing multi-agency efforts and resources mobilization preferred. Experience in HIV and STI prevention sciences in low or mid- income countries an asset. Closing date: 9/8/14. Vacancy no: WPRO/14/FT378
****************************** *CLINICIAN AND PROJECT MANAGER HIV ANCUABE, CABO DELGADO, MOZAMBIQUE
SolidarMed is seeking a Clinician and Project Manager HIV in Ancuabe. Contract Type: Full time (100%) appointment, minimum 3 years. Tasks and responsibilities: Support the District health directorate with quality insurance and scaling up (decentralization, integration) of HIV services, and with the piloting of new strategies in the following areas: Counselling and Testing; Antiretroviral treatment; Prevention of Vertical Transmission; Monitoring and operational research; Coordination of a local team and a group of volunteers; Link treatment with prevention, follow up, mobile clinics and community health; Apply scientific evidence, promote lessons learned, network with research organizations and participation in research programs; Coordinate with stakeholders such as the Provincial health directorate, Ministry of health, other NGO's etc. This position is predominantly a Project Manager position, but we welcome clinical participation in ART or PMTCT services 1 or 2 days per week. Administrative tasks include budget control, PCM and reporting. To best fit into our active, interdisciplinary team we expect the following QUALIFICATIONS: Physician (MD, specialized) with strong interest/ degree in public health. Clinical and public health working experience and expertise, ideally also in the area of HIV and in Africa. Sound management experience, including Human Resource Management and PCM. Intercultural sensitivity, communication skills, capacity of networking; Interest in knowledge sharing and scientific exchange; Ability to assume responsibilities and to work within a team. Fluent English and Portuguese (written, spoken). Good German is an asset. If Portuguese is not yet spoken: French, Italian or Spanish and the willingness to learn Portuguese is essential (you should be at ease in learning new languages). Solid computer skills; Willingness to live in a safe, but rural and remote area of Africa as only foreigner in the community. We offer: A fascinating and up to date HIV project in a rural African setting. A stimulating environment, linked to bilateral organizations, universities and non-governmental organizations. A motivated team with flat hierarchies. Specific training, a possibility of clinical collaboration. The possibility to capitalize experiences, network scientifically and participate in conferences. An attractive benefit package. Family posting possible. Interesting, safe, rural African setting; but no international schools available at place of work. Other: Start of duties: as soon as possible (with flexibility; best before June 2014). SolidarMed is a medium size NGO, dynamic, flexible and with a clear vision. It is linked to bilateral organizations, universities, and other NGOs. See also www.solidarmed.ch. TO APPLY: Further information can be obtained by calling Dr. Michael Hobbins at SolidarMed or sending an email to jobs@solidarmed.ch. Applications are accepted in electronic format only, and with the reference "SMART Ancuabe PM Mocambique 2014". Please also mention how you heard about the job posting (if internet, please mention which site). Please send your application with CV (including your age), a short letter of motivation, and a photo to: jobs@solidarmed.ch. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. Application deadline: 30th May 2014. Contact: SolidarMed Luzern, Obergrundstrasse 97, CH - Luzern 4, Tel.: +41 / 41 310 66 60, www.solidarmed.ch
******************************* *TEAM LEADER FOR MID-TERM EVALUATION OF USAID/SENEGAL HEALTH PROGRAM SENEGAL
International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over eighty-five countries and has implemented over one hundred and fifty projects. IBTCI has served governments, private sector companies and several donor agencies in the practice area of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including education, health, economic growth and democracy & governance. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work. Respect and integrity form the basis of our core values. IBTCI is currently seeking a Team Leader to conduct a USAID/Senegal mid-term evaluation of its health portfolio. The program evaluation will aim to 1) assess progress towards achieving the expected results of program design in country, 2) assess the effectiveness of program design, implementation, and sustainability mechanisms and 3) identify lessons learned and propose actionable recommendations to guide implementation for the remaining period of the program to improve performance. POSITION SUMMARY: The Evaluation Team Leader is responsible for clarifying the scope and timeline with USAID/Senegal, team management and coordination, development of evaluation workplan, refinement of study design and methodology, oversight of tool development, writing assignments, field work preparation, oversight of data collection in the field, and lead client briefings/ debriefings. As the lead, h/she will be responsible for ensuring the quality of all technical deliverables. The Team Leader will be responsible for the analytical domains of the mid-term evaluation which are focused on program implementation and the quality of services. More specifically, s/he will: Assess effectiveness of the structure of USAID's overall health program in helping achieve the health development objective and the effectiveness of the division of program components; Assess the coordination and implementation of interventions in synergy across components, with other USAID programs, and with other development partners; Examine to what extent the direct financing has been successfully implemented and recommend improvements; Examine to what extent the system of regional bureaus and integrated work plans improved coordination among the program components; and Examine to what extent has the program strengthened government ownership and demonstrated sustainability. QUALIFICATIONS: The Health System Evaluator must possess the following qualifications: Advanced degree in public health, social sciences, development studies, or other relevant field; At least ten years of experience in international development; Extensive experience in strategic planning/ development; 10 years senior-level experience working in health/population programs in developing countries; 10 years of experience in evaluation, especially the effectiveness of malaria, family planning and reproductive health programs, or health systems strengthening; Experience in design and implementation of performance evaluations; Proven experience as a team leader of performance evaluations (preferably of USAID-funded health programs); Experience with state and non-state organizations working in the field of Health Systems Strengthening; Previous experience working with USAID required; Knowledge on the latest global development initiatives and trends in the health sector; Previous experience working in Senegal and/or familiarity with Senegalese health system highly desired; Fluency in English and French (both written and spoken); Excellent technical writing skills; Extensive experience in national level program evaluations highly desirable. TO APPLY: Please send an updated CV to recruiting@ibtci.com with the subject line "Team Leader - USAID/Senegal Evaluation". No phone calls please. Only final candidates will be contacted. IBTCI is an equal opportunity employer.
****************************** *E2A PROJECT DIRECTOR WASHINGTON, DC
Pathfinder International is seeking an E2A Project Director in Washington, DC. Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do - believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services - from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. Program Overview: Evidence to Action for Strengthened Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services for Women and Girls (E2A) is USAID's global flagship project for strengthening quality FP/RH service delivery. The project is designed to reduce unmet need by scaling-up proven best practices (BPs) to ensure that women and girls receive - and use - quality services through all stages of the reproductive life cycle. By promoting healthy FP/RH behaviors, gender-equality, and compelling evidence for FP use, E2A will directly support the principles of the USG Global Health Initiative (GHI). This five-year project is led by Pathfinder International in partnership with the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), IntraHealth International, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Partners in Expanding Health Quality and Access/ ExpandNet, and PATH. Position Purpose: The Project Director has overall responsibility for leading and managing the project to achieve its intended impact in strengthening quality FP/RH service delivery (facility and community based) and globally increasing family planning use. S/he provides strategic leadership and managerial oversight of the administrative, programmatic, technical, and operational aspects of the project. The Project Director oversees the day-to-day work and is responsible for the effective use and deployment of staff and financial resources to achieve project targets. S/he is accountable for all aspects of the project's effective management, including financial and budgetary oversight, timely implementation of activities, and stakeholder relationship management. The Project Director prominently positions the project as a leader in the field of FP/RH and as a successful partner in the development and cost effective implementation of USAID funded programs. S/he is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with USAID, Government agencies, and other RH/FP programs operating globally. Key Responsibilities: Provide strategic direction of project activities. Develop and update the project strategic plan, ensuring that programmatic directions are technically sound, evidence-based and consistent with international priorities. Ensure that project performance objectives and mandated deliverables such as technical activities, annual work plans and programmatic/ financial/ technical reports are carried out in a timely fashion and meet the highest quality standards. Provide leadership and direction to monitoring and evaluation strategies, frameworks, plans and indicators to capture project performance and results. Lead a periodic implementation review process to monitor progress and to identify specific actions that may be needed to achieve expected results. In collaboration with project staff, establish and maintain the ongoing administrative and financial operations of project offices, ensuring compliance with Pathfinder International's policy and USAID contract provisions. Ensure that appropriate security guidelines and procedures are established, maintained, updated regularly and adhered to by the staff in all project offices. Employ appropriate management procedures to ensure that all resources are in place, adhered to, and in compliance with donor rules and regulations. Work with Pathfinder International Headquarters to develop policies and procedures that improve efficiency and quality. Select, hire, and supervise staff and subcontractors; assign roles and responsibilities, manage performance. Develop, monitor and revise budget pipeline and conduct monthly reviews to ensure accountability of all project activities as well as the accurate and timely reporting of finance deliverables. Manage funds and approve expenditures in accordance with Pathfinder International and USAID procedures, cost principles, and regulations. In coordination with Pathfinder International Contracts Officer, contract with and manage local individuals/ organizations for identified tasks according to USAID and Pathfinder International procedures. Negotiate consultancy agreements and develop capacity of local partners in mandated program areas. Partner successfully with Pathfinder International's Vice President of Programs and Headquarters financial, technical, and operations backstop officers by providing accurate and timely reporting and updates on the project progress and difficulties. Cultivate and strengthen positive, productive relationships with USAID, partners, Ministry of Health and other governmental agencies ensuring that Pathfinder International is consistently viewed as an effective implementing partner in meeting and achieving project targets. Manage and coordinate activities of subcontractors and partners to create synergy and ensure that project responsibilities are carried out in accordance with donor regulations. Document project achievements for communications materials such as the annual reports, brochures, and website updates. Assist Development teams in planning for and developing proposal submissions for field support. Represent E2A and Pathfinder in relevant interagency working groups and international conferences. Perform other tasks to ensure effective implementation of the project as required. Basic REQUIREMENTS: At least 10 years of experience in designing and implementing health service delivery strengthening projects, with five of these years spent managing large, complex family planning projects while living in developing countries. A Master's Degree or higher in public health, social sciences, health systems, nursing administration, management, or a related advanced degree. Demonstrated international credibility as a leader in health and health service delivery strengthening in developing countries. Demonstrated experience in successfully fulfilling performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities. Significant operations and financial management experience in developing countries. Proven experience in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating development and intervention activities, preferably with USAID, WHO, or other donor organizations working in the health sector. Direct senior staff supervision experience required. In-depth knowledge of public and/or private health systems, decentralization of services, and the latest professional developments in FP/RH. Demonstrated management skills working with complex programs involving short deadlines, multiple tasks, intense pressure to perform, and coordination with multiple partners. Thorough understanding of and ability to analyze finanical documents, projections, expenditures and accruals. Excellent diplomatic, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills. Demonstrated capabilities in institutional capacity building, and high- level strategic visioning and leadership. Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relations with senior Government personnel, international organizations, NGO partners, host country governments, and U. S. Government Agencies. Demonstrated ability to manage, motivate, mentor and direct all levels of staff while creating a positive team environment. Familiarity with community-based approaches for service delivery and procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects. Excellent knowledge of the political, social, economic, and cultural context of working globally and thorough understanding of applicable US Government regulations and administrative procedures. Strong presentation skills including the ability to present results and products to USAID and other key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Health. Expert computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Must be fluent in English. Position requires up to 25% travel depending upon program needs. Preferred QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in FP integration with MNCH, nutrition and HIV/AIDS is highly desirable. Experience managing USAID funded activities preferred. Proficiency in a second language is desirable. Please Note: This is a two year position that is funded through September 2016. TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, please apply online at: http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment-opportunities/. Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
****************************** *RESULTS AND MEASUREMENT TECHNICAL ADVISOR KIEV, UKRAINE
Pact, Inc. seeks a Results and Measurement (R&M) Technical Advisor for the USAID RESPOND project aimed at improving HIV/AIDS services among key populations in Ukraine. The RESPOND project provides technical assistance and capacity development support to Ukrainian organizations implementing HIV/AIDS activities, with a focus on HIV prevention among key populations. The Advisor should demonstrate strong technical knowledge and working experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems, developing implementation studies for HIV programs, and collecting and interpreting strategic information in concentrated HIV epidemics. S/he must have a firm command of the M&E issues with respect to improvements in HIV/AIDS service programs and have supervised monitoring efforts of health programs. Successful applicant will be responsible for the quality of the design and delivery of RESPOND's M&E activities and ensure compliance with all donor, corporate, and project-specific policies. RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead the design, development and review of program monitoring and evaluation plans (PMEP) at Pact and partner levels as needed. Liaise with USAID staff to execute and update the PMEP. Provide expert support to RESPOND program staff as related to M&E design, planning, implementation, the use and visualization of strategic information. Represent the project at the National M&E technical working group and other relevant expert groups. Lead the development and implementation of project M&E procedures and tools, and coordinate specific M&E technical training. Build and support strong M&E data collection and analysis systems to ensure that program interventions are effective and replicable. Oversee data collection, collation, storage, analysis and reporting to ensure data quality. Coordinate regular data quality assessment within RESPOND and among partner organizations. Where problems exist, support the solutions to challenges faced. Ensure Pact corporate R&M standards are followed. Develop and support RESPOND database and its integration with Pact corporate R&M systems. Review and contribute to regular program reports prepared by program staff for USAID. Ensure the collected data are used to make informed and timely decisions related to program implementation. Contribute to program management through ongoing integration of M&E findings into program activities. QUALIFICATIONS: Required Education and Experience Requirements: Master's degree (or related equivalent degree) in social sciences or relevant discipline. 7-10 years progressive experience in designing and implementing M&E activities and implementation studies for complex health programs, particularly in concentrated HIV/AIDS epidemics, or in the East European and Central Asian countries. Management experience to lead RESPOND's R&M team. Proficiency in English is required. Other Qualifications: Experience with evaluation and research design, data collection and analysis, GIS, databases, and training curriculum development. Command of M&E issues with respect to improvements in HIV/AIDS service programs. Experience with PEPFAR reporting requirements. Strong analytical skills to measure and demonstrate the impact of RESPOND activities. Strong communication, writing and organizational skills for monitoring and effective reporting. Experience with evaluation and impact reporting to donors and to project managers demonstrating both analytical rigor and practicality. Ability to work independently, take initiative and manage a variety of activities concurrently. A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a high profile, fast-paced environment. Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through training and mentoring. Demonstrated skills in working with multinational groups and fostering collaborative relationships across multiple organizations. Preference for candidates with Russian or Ukrainian language skills. Experience working on a USAID-funded or other donor project pertaining to technical and organization capacity development. Experience working in the East European/ Central Asian region preferred. For more information, please see the RESPOND project website: www.respond.org.ua. TO APPLY: for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number: 14-0082. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** *SCIENTIFIC OFFICER, VACCINE DEVELOPMENT WASHINGTON, DC
PATH has posted an opening for a Scientific Officer who will ensure external review of specific vaccine development projects and technical review of the overall scientific program, as appropriate, and work closely with the Director in setting, monitoring, and evaluating development activities. REQUIRES: Doctor of Medicine or PhD in immunology, microbiology, virology, or related field, plus a minimum of 10 years' experience in vaccine or biologics research or biological production in industry; government or academia; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Significant experience in the planning, design, and execution of experimental and clinical studies and the interpretation of experimental and clinical data. Working knowledge of FDA and EMEA regulatory requirements for biological products and of the development and licensing of new biologicals, as well as knowledge of process validation. For more information and to apply visit www.path.org/employment.php. Vacancy no: 6191
****************************** *TECHNICAL COORDINATOR, TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS SEATTLE, WA
PATH has posted an opening for a Technical Coordinator who will help project leaders to plan, monitor, and implement internal and external technical activities in a timely fashion and ensure the availability of the required human and equipment resources. REQUIRES: B.S. or equivalent degree in engineering/ life/ health science field required; graduate level degree beneficial. Minimum two years of experience in product development, health science, or research study environment. MS Office experience to include extensive working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with statistical analysis programs (example: SPSS) and LabView a plus. For more information and to apply visit www.path.org/employment.php. Vacancy no: 6222
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The World Health Organization seeks candidates for the following positions. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No.
*COORDINATOR GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
A Coordinator (P-5) is sought in Geneva. The incumbent will develop collaboration and build partnerships across and outside the Organization. REQUIRES: Advanced degree in Medicine, Public Health or a Business Management area related to the function. At least 10 years' experience combined working on the control and prevention of infectious diseases including on epidemic diseases, some of which should be at a regional or international level. Proven experience in management (finances, budgets and staff) and clear proof of responsibility for management of work plan activities. Closing date: 8/29/14. Vacancy no: HQ/14/PED/FT375
*COORDINATOR KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
A Coordinator (P-4) is sought in Kabul. The incumbent will ensure the good performance of the Country Health Cluster by promoting and upholding the humanitarian principles and the principles of partnership. REQUIRES: University degree in a health related area and a Master's degree in Public Health or other health related field. At least 7 years of relevant experience at international level, including experience in managing and coordinating health humanitarian programmes in conflict or post-conflict countries. Closing date: 8/10/14. Vacancy no: EMRO/14/TA91
*POLIO AND EMERGENCIES (PEC) CLUSTER - DATA MANAGEMENT & GIS ROSTER MULTIPLE DUTY STATIONS
In order for WHO to address recruitment needs in the areas of polio eradication and health related emergency response, a pool of profiles with a variety of skill sets and experience levels is essential. Potential needs not only include senior specialists but also junior professionals, volunteers and interns. The purpose of this Vacancy Notice is to solicit expressions of interest from individuals who wish to be considered for short duration assignments with WHO's PEC cluster and related counterparts. REQUIRES: University degree preferably with a focus on GIS or data management (considerations of applicants who are currently pursuing a university degree in a data management or GIS related area may be considered for internships or as volunteers). GIS or data management certification from a nationally or globally reputed organization would be an asset. Normally two years of experience specializing in data management/GIS is required. Experience working in the field of public health desirable. Experience working for a UN agency an asset. Experience working in an emergency response setting may be advantageous. Closing date: 8/31/14. Vacancy no: HQ/14/HQ/ROST7
*PROGRAM MANAGEMENT & PARTNERSHIP SPECIALIST WASHINGTON, DC
A Program Management & Partnership Specialist (P-3) is sought in Washington, DC. Duties: Engage in corporate efforts for strategic and operational planning, programming, budgeting and resource coordination and mobilization to enable the Department's technical cooperation; Participate actively in the Program Management and Partnership Specialist Network (PMPN) led by PBU; and in the Resources Mobilization Network (RMN) led by ERP. REQUIRES: A bachelor's degree in a health or social science from a recognized university. Seven years of combined national and international experience in the fields of health planning, project management, monitoring and evaluation, including experience in strategy formulation and strategic resource allocation. Closing date: 8/13/14. Vacancy no: PAHO/14/FT370
****************************** *DEPUTY REPRESENTATIVE SANA'A, YEMEN
The UN Population Fund has posted an opening for a Deputy Representative (P-5) in Sana'a, Yemen. Duties: Assess and address implications of national trends on UNFPA work in the country; Consult with Government, civil society and other relevant stakeholders on national priorities; Recommend areas of assistance on the basis of continuous review and analysis of demographic and socioeconomic data and national population policies in the context of the formulation, implementation and monitoring of UNFPA supported CP. REQUIRES: Post-graduate university degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management or other related field. Experience in situations of armed conflict and humanitarian response; experience in a UN Agency or NGO working in such situations is a particular asset. 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the field of development and population activities, including programme designing, appraising and management. TO APPLY: Please apply online: http://www.unfpa.org/employment/vacancy.html Closing date: 8/8/14. Vacancy no: 2599
****************************** *PROJECT DIRECTOR GOMBE, NIGERIA
Pact is seeking a Project Director in Gombe. The Project Director will work in coordination with Pact staff to establish working relationships with state MOH, state Ministry of Local Government as well as Primary Health care development agencies, select LGAs and local health organizations. The Project Director will ensure that project activities proceed in a timely and successful manner and will ensure good financial management and compliance of all aspects of the project. The Project Director will also monitor security, carry out regular risk analyses and mitigate identified risks. The Project Director will work closely with the Country Director and other senior-level program staff to carry out duties and responsibilities. The job holder will ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of Pact Nigeria resources. Minimum QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Public Health, Development Studies, International Development or other closely related field. 10 or more years of work experience with NGOs in all or most of the fields of MNCH, system strengthening and livelihoods. Experience should include development of strategies, guidelines and approaches; market assessments, conducting surveys; facilitating training, field program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Extensive knowledge of and management experience in livelihood programming (design, development, implementation, evaluation). Prior experience in Nigeria preferred. Fluency in English required, and a local Nigerian language preferred. Knowledge of all aspects of community-based programming with a special focus on livelihood in Nigeria. Proven skills in building organizational capacity and grants management. TO APPLY: This position is open to local Nigerian hires only. Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resume/CV and cover letter on their suitability to: pactnghr@pactworld.org. All CV's/resume/applications MUST be in either word format or PDF. Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for on the SUBJECT of the mail. Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Requisition Number: 14-0081.
****************************** *COUNTRY DIRECTOR LIBREVILLE, GABON
MSH is seeking a Country Director in Libreville. Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations worldwide to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 30 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia, and Medford, Massachusetts, U.S. headquarters, our staff from 65 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Under the leadership of the Ministry of Health, MSH will provide Gabon with technical support to improve the country's health sector performance, as health is a priority of the country's "Strategic Plan for an Emerging Gabon." The strategic vision includes the creation of a health systems model that will lead to rapid improvement in the health of the Gabonese people, with a particular focus in the reduction of maternal, newborn, and child mortality, and priority attention to vulnerable populations. The strategic framework for Gabon's new health system developed by MSH involves interventions and outcomes under the six pillars of health systems strengthening as follows: 1. Strengthened health leadership and governance; 2. Improved health care services; 3. Strengthened health information system; 4. Improved technical and management capacity of health personnel; 5. Improved health financing; 6. Improved pharmaceutical sector and supply chain management. OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Country Director will lead MSH's team assisting the Government of Gabon in the implementation of the Health Sector Reform. The Country Director will also represent the Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) in Gabon, and as such, will be the most senior in-country staff member with final authority for in-country decisions related to MSH presence, interests, or immediate and time-sensitive risks to MSH and/or its staff. S/he will be the primary contact for external relations with key in- country stakeholders and will lead the development and execution of the Integrated Country Strategy. S/he will promote technical awareness, coordination, collaboration and synergy of MSH activities. The Country Director will ensure that all staff in- country safeguard MSH's financial, contractual, technical, and political integrity and reputation. The Country Director has supervisory responsibility for the Country Operations Management Unit (COMU) Director and the Technical Director. The Country Director reports to the Office of the Chief Executive (OCE). SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Vision, Strategy, and Planning: 1. Ensure congruence of values, mission, strategy, structure, systems, and daily actions. 2. Oversee the development and implementation of strategies and work plans that focus on integrated health systems strengthening, sustainability, feasibility, cost effectiveness, and achievement of the required results. Assure integration of technical strategies with each other, and with the overall operational strategy of the project. 3. Ensure that all work planning is completed collaboratively with counterparts and partners. 4. Drive the development and execution of the Integrated Country Strategy and the annual country plans and ensure appropriate and coordinated support from the home office. Project Management and Implementation/ Delivery of Technical Results: 1. Ensure that MSH meets all goals and objectives of its agreement with the Government of Gabon. Ensure the high quality, within-budget, and on-time delivery of interim and final results. In collaboration with key stakeholders periodically evaluate progress towards the completion of project deliverables to verify alignment with strategic directions and defined targets. 2. Provide overall leadership of the team and direction of all technical and administrative operations under the contract. Ensure equitable, effective, timely, cost-effective, and responsive and high-quality operations and administrative support to all MSH activities within local laws and available resources, and in an environment with adequate internal controls, adherence to contracts regulations, MSH policies and standard operating procedures. 3. Ensure that the program has adequate staff to carry out high-quality work and that staff are recruited and hired in accordance with local, donor and MSH requirements. 4. Take the lead in responding to changes in the operating environment and making decisions on reallocation of program resources, adjusting functional and reporting relationships as appropriate. 5. Chair the in-country Leadership Team, and ensure accountability of the Leadership Team and MSH staff and facilitate resolution of differences or conflict. 6. Facilitate/ ensure timely resolution of issues, constraints, problems affecting MSH in-country performance, efficiency, and effectiveness and work environment. 7. Facilitate execution of internal/ external financial, operations and program reviews or audits, with timely follow up to reviews or audits conclusions and recommendations. 8. Ensure that project offices have adequate security and emergency plans in place. Relationship Management: 1. Serve as MSH official representative to the Government of Gabon. 2. Cultivate, manage, and strengthen positive, productive relationships with all partners. 3. Ensure consistently effective, timely responses to donor and other key stakeholder inquiries and concerns. Financial Management: 1. Together with the Country Operations Management Unit Director, adapt and implement management systems with standard operating procedures to administer all activities funded by the contract. 2. Monitor budgets and control costs based on sound financial and accounting principles, MSH guidelines, and donor requirements. Supervision: 1. Supervisory responsibilities include, but are not limited to, meeting with supervisees on a regular basis to discuss issues, track work progress, provide guidance and support, and ensure consistent quality of work performed; conducting performance planning and reviews; communicating, implementing and assuring adherence to MSH and project policies, guidelines and values; developing staff skills and knowledge; approving time sheets; and facilitating supervisee success whenever possible. 2. Ensure existence across the project of adequate supervisor-employee relationships which support professional development and mentoring, and address problems in a timely manner. 3. Manage and supervise the project staff in the identification of all project technical assistance needs required to achieve the expected outputs of the contract, develop suitable scopes of work, recruit consultants, and execute technical assistance contracts. Supervise the work and assess the performance of all long-term and short-term advisors and consultants. Monitoring and Evaluation: 1. Oversee development of a project monitoring and evaluation plan and guide the implementation of that plan throughout the project. 2. Ensure appropriate, timely, and accurate monitoring and evaluation of people and project work. 3. Ensure that project reports are completed and submitted on time and with high quality. 4. Oversee the documentation of the results and lessons learned from this project and the dissemination of this information within and beyond the project. Business Development and Strategic Communications: 1. Lead country-based business development and strategic communication activities (including positioning, intelligence gathering, and proposal development) that contribute to the sustainability or expansion of MSH's programs. Act as key liaison to MSH Offices for Business Development and Strategic Communications. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. MPH, MBA or master's level degree in related field. 2. Fifteen plus (15+) years of progressively responsible, related experience is required; twenty (20+) years is preferred. 3. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level government officials and local stakeholders. 4. Demonstrated subject-matter expertise in technical content relevant to the project. 5. Demonstrated leadership and management abilities leading a diverse team of international and national professionals. 6. Prior experience and success in directing large international donor-funded projects. Previous operations management experience is a plus. Demonstrated strategic planning and visioning skills is required. 7. Familiarity with administrative, and operations procedures in the implementation of large-scale projects. 8. Proven record of aligning diverse, multi-level teams with project mission and vision. 9. Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit. 10. Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, cross cultural communication, active listening, and negotiation skills. 11. Fluency in English and French is required. Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. TO APPLY: for this position, please submit a resume to https://jobs-msh.icims.com/jobs/6967/country-director/job.
****************************** *SPECIALIST, NONCOMMUNCIABLE DISEASES PREVENTION AND CONTROL BRASILIA, BRAZIL
The World Health Organization seeks a Specialist, Noncommunicable Diseases Prevention and Control (NO-B) in Brasilia. Duties: Provide technical support and collaborate in the planning, development and monitoring of plans, programs and projects related to noncommunicable diseases; social determinants of health, health promotion, risks factors and mental health; review and consolidate work plans for the different States and Municipalities in the Country to improve the efficiency of implementation, performance assessment and reporting. REQUIRES: A bachelor's degree in a health-related science, public health or a related field from a recognized university. Five years of professional experience in technical cooperation in institutions concerned with public health management or evaluation of noncommunicable diseases and/or mental health programs. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No. Closing date: 8/1/14. Vacancy no: PAHO/14/FT365
****************************** *RESEARCH ADVISOR, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH WASHINGTON, DC
PSI has posted an opening for a Research Advisor who will support and lead research in Family Planning, Abortion and Post-Abortion Care, impacting policy and program strategy through learning, transparency, and dissemination. REQUIRES: Master's degree and 4+ years of professional experience in public health, epidemiology, demography, or a related field; Or PhD degree in public health, epidemiology, demography or a related field. Professional experience in the design, analysis, dissemination, and management of research pertaining to reproductive health interventions. Expertise in conducting research or implementing program activities in abortion or post-abortion care preferred. For more information and to apply visit www.psi.org/jobs
****************************** *SCHOOL NUTRITION CONSULTANT ROME, ITALY
The Food and Agriculture Organization has posted an opening for a School Nutrition Consultant in Rome. Duties: Carry out a review and prepare an inventory of integrated school nutrition programmes (comprising school meals, nutrition education, school gardening, etc.) and related activities and projects in FAO and the regional offices for the purpose of improved collaboration and coordination. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree or equivalent in nutrition and food security, with specific experience in the development of school nutrition programmes. The Consultant should have a good understanding of, and experience in: School feeding and school-based nutrition programmes; improving food and nutrition security at the community level; global outreach initiatives; the development of technical materials on nutrition, and be familiar with FAO work in nutrition; project formulation and management (preparation of project documents, work plans, budgets, M&E); high level of collaboration with UN partner agencies, and other organizations working to raise levels of child nutrition. TO APPLY: visit the iRecruitment website at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment- access/en/ and complete the on-line application. Closing date: 8/8/14.
****************************** *PROGRAM COORDINATOR, SEXUAL REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH & TB WASHINGTON, DC
PSI has posted an opening for a Program Coordinator who is responsible for supporting PSI's SIFPO2 Program, and reports to the SIFPO Technical Advisor. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject (Public Health, International Development) or equivalent experience. At least two years of prior work experience, preferably in the non-profit/ international development sector. Demonstrated ability to perform a variety of tasks on short notice within designated deadlines. Strong computer skills and willingness to use wiki software required. Background in sexual and reproductive health a plus. For more information and to apply visit www.psi.org/jobs.
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PSI has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply visit www.psi.org/jobs
*RESEARCH CONSULTANT, ACTWATCH WASHINGTON, DC
The Researcher will contribute to design, implementation, and dissemination of ACTwatch research, and will report to the Principal Investigator. REQUIRES: Post graduate degree (MPH, MSPH, MSc, PhD) in statistics, demography, epidemiology or other related field plus a minimum of 3 years of experience working on quantitative research design and implementation. Experience designing and conducting/ managing quantitative research focused on fever case management and/or quality of health care/ service delivery research in developing countries. This may include patient/ client exit interviews, consultation observation, or mystery client studies. Experience contributing to research study protocols/ study designs and IRB submission.
*PROGRAM INFORMATION ANALYST WASHINGTON, DC
The Global Business Systems Program Information Analyst will be responsible for delivering technical, financial and organizational support for the department and the coordination of roll-out projects. REQUIRES: Relevant post-graduate degree (MBA, MIA, MPH, MA, etc.). Significant M&E, research and/or program management work experience. At least five years of professional work experience in a developing country. At least five years of management experience, including supervision of staff. Familiarity with USAID and other international donor M&E requirements. Familiarity with international development and health issues.
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