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Issue Dated October 31, 2014


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DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATIONS KERICHO, KENYA
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. (HJF) is seeking a Deputy Director for Administration and Operations - Kenya for the HIV Research program located in Kericho, Kenya. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP. Responsibilities: 1. Provide support to the HIV Program leadership (i.e. HIV Program Director and Deputy Directors) in the day-to-day administrative activities and operations. 2. Provide administrative oversight and support to the core administrative components and staff including, but not limited to, procurement, contracting, accounting, and human resources. 3. Serve as one of two senior level administrative positions (along with the Deputy Director for Operations) overseeing HJF Medical Research International in Kenya, the local entity through which HJF operates. 4. Provide administrative support to the HIV research program in all aspects of executing clinical research under the auspices of USMHRP and USAMRU-K. 5. Provide administrative support to the PEPFAR program in all aspects of partner services, ensuring communication and coordination of activities with the State Department, other USG agencies and the Kenya U.S. Liaison Office (KUSLO) at the US Embassy. 6. The incumbent will be responsible for assessing current and future administrative staffing and training needs, recommending proposals to insure adequate staffing levels and staff training. 7. Ensure United States and Kenya Governments policies and regulations are followed. 8. Review and amend or design and develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) where appropriate administrative activities. 9. Review current staffing levels with regard to appropriateness to support HIV program activities, evaluate competitiveness in employment packages, and provide support to staff recruitment efforts. 10. Directs, coordinates, and conducts personnel actions and furnishes guidance and assistance as needed. 11. Oversee execution of agreements, contracts and legal issues with the assistance of the USAMRU-K Director of Finance and Administration, Kenya lawyers and HJF HQ legal department as deemed necessary. 12. Provide senior oversight and accountability where appropriate for HIV program financial, procurement, and contracting activities particularly supporting HJF MRI requirements. 13. Reports to USMHRP and USAMRU-K leadership on behalf of the HIV Program Director and Deputy Directors as necessary and appropriate for program operations. 14. Provides collaborative assistance to other program personnel and research scientists that require the incumbent's expertise. 15. Maintains a safe work environment with appropriate training of other personnel. 16. Supports a productive team environment. 17. Completes other projects as needed. REQUIREMENTS: Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Demonstrated abilities in leadership and management of complex and multi-stakeholder organization. Administrative program management experience and training (preferably P.M.P.), in international settings. Expert in managing procurement, finance, contracting, and administrative policies. An ability to communicate effectively to include excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills. Ability to independently troubleshoot administrative tasks and challenges. Work as a leader and part of a team in a remote setting such as Kericho, Kenya. Education/ Requirements: Master's degree required in administration, and ability to meet requirements for a United States Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) position. Minimum Experience: 6-10 years related research administration, with experience in an international setting being preferable. Experience living in Africa highly desired. Physical Capabilities: Incumbent will be expected to relocate to Kericho, Kenya and travel to Nairobi as well as Rockville, Maryland (USA) on occasion as necessary to perform job duties. Supervisory Responsibilities/ Controls: Incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the USAMRU-K HIV Program Leadership (Director, Deputy Directors) as well as the USMHRP and USAMRU-K Directors having oversight of the HIV Program. Work Environment: Will require working evenings and weekends. TO APPLY: Please apply on-line at careers.hjf.org click "Advanced Search" and enter job number 209597 in the Job Opening ID box. HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
****************************** SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR WASHINGTON, DC
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAP World Services Inc. (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for a Senior Communications Advisor, Bureau of Global Health, Office of HIV/AIDS, United States Agency for International Development. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Senior Communications Advisor is responsible for managing and directing all internal and external communications for the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) within USAID's Global Health (GH) Bureau. USAID is one of the key implementing agencies of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a U.S. government initiative coordinated by the Department of State's Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC). Through OHA, USAID works closely with OGAC, other implementing agencies and partners as well as across the entire agency to contribute to PEPFAR's strategic priorities in response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic and goal of reaching an AIDS-free Generation (AFG). This is a senior level and highly visible position critical to the overall management and functioning of a very busy, large and dynamic office. The individual will work closely with senior leadership in OHA and the GH and Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA) Bureaus to provide communications counsel and develop the agency's AFG communications strategy, ensuring that clear and consistent messages and information about the program are communicated in a proactive and timely fashion to both internal and external audiences. Externally, this position requires regular coordination across U.S. government agencies and with implementing partners, advocates, multilateral organizations, other key global health decision makers and the media. Internally, the position requires coordination across numerous offices and bureaus, and on occasion, with the Executive Office. The position also requires regular interaction with field staff responsible for country-specific outreach activities, and oversees a team assigned to managing day-to-day inquiries, information requests and implementation. DUTIES: Communications Strategy, Vision and Leadership: Develop and oversee implementation of annual strategic AFG communications plan; broaden awareness of GH's AFG programs both internally and externally; increase visibility across key stakeholder audiences. Develop calendar of events and oversee timeline and implementation. Key milestones include publication and report launches, data releases, conferences, observance days and high-level and end-of-project meetings that promote USAID's technical leadership and cultivate meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences, including the media and other influencers. Identify internal and external challenges and emerging issues that require attention, rapid response and crisis communications. Work with leadership and staff to recognize opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them. Serve as a key member of the communications and senior management teams within OHA and LPA. Attend weekly and bi-weekly meetings. Identify linkages, key deliverables and opportunities where AFG messages can be amplified. Serve as a senior communications counselor to leadership. Operations: Message & Collateral Development: Provide strategic input and contribute to the development of AFG messages. Oversee creation of collateral and leverage internal and external communication channels, including social media, website and intranet, fact sheets, newsletters, country profiles, success stories, blogs and internal briefing documents to amplify and communicate those messages. Media and Stakeholder Relations: Exercise judgment to prioritize media and other external third- party stakeholder opportunities. Actively engage, cultivate and manage opportunities to ensure positive stories and media placements. Coordinate responses and oversee development of talking points, speeches, press releases, Q&As, presentations and other relevant materials. Manage relationship with HIV and AIDS advocates, and other key stakeholders, and identify opportunities for engagement with GH and OHA leadership. Budget and Planning: Oversee communications budget, working closely with contract/ activity managers to manage relationship with outside partner. Plan, project and track workplans. Guidelines & Processes: Contribute to agency-wide protocols around branding, clearances and other operations-related processes. Develop guidelines that communicate new protocols to staff, particularly around PEPFAR branding, approval processes and clearances of classified, internal documents. Event Planning: Work across the inter-agency, agency and GH to leverage AFG leadership and technical expertise for high-level and other relevant events and meetings. Oversee logistics and flow of activities. Information Requests: Ensure timely responses to internal and external information requests, including monthly reports, briefers, scheduling requests, and action memos designed for GH senior leadership and the Executive Office. Coordinate across GH on congressional and inter-agency inquiries. Staff Meetings: Provide direction on agenda for bi-weekly staff meetings for OHA and monthly AFG meetings for GH. Team Development and Coordination: Coordinate a communications team to support the development and execution of a the AFG communications strategy. Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality. Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have: Dynamic senior communications professional with a minimum of 10-15 years of progressively responsible global experience. Preferred knowledge in the public health and/or international development sector. Desired Master's or required Bachelor's in a relevant discipline (public affairs, communications, journalism, public health) with equivalent work experience. Demonstrated expertise in strategic communication planning with ability to triage and monitor 'big picture' while attending to minute details. Ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences using the best distribution channels. A strong practitioner who thrives on a fast pace environment and managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently. Relationship builder with flexibility and finesse to 'manage by influence'. High energy, maturity and leadership with ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and implementation levels. Proven record of excellent organizational, management, and interpersonal skills; strong technical writing and editing skills. Willingness to travel internationally. US Citizenship required. Security Clearance Requested: SECRET. This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award. TO APPLY: CAMRIS International and IAP World Services Inc. offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at https://careers-camris.icims.com. Application Deadline: Open until filled. CAMRIS and IAP are Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
****************************** ADVISOR FOR CLINICAL SYSTEMS MBEYA, TANZANIA
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. (HJF) is seeking an Advisor for Clinical Services for the Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) located in Mbeya, Tanzania. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP. Responsibilities: 1. Supervise and support development of technical assistance activities at Provincial, District and Health Facility level. Ensure that consistent tools are being used across all HJFMRI teams. 2. Plan, coordinate and follow up on supportive supervision visits to priority facilities. Ensure that identified issues are being addressed and that data is being analyzed and used for program management and quality improvement of services provided. Actively participate in supportive supervision visits regularly to improve the quality of HJFMRI field team support to districts and sites. 3. Provide guidance and supervision for technical staff across program areas. 4. Coordinate program planning with support from central level technical team. 5. Ensure that regular coordination meetings are happening with RMO, MSD etc. 6. Coordinate HJFMRI technical and logistics support to RHMT and CHMT in light of the Operational Plan of the third Health Sector HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (HSHSP III) 2013 - 2017: Plan in coordination with other clinical and community partners. 7. Provide technical assistance to the regional and district teams for clinical mentoring of HF staff. 8. Support implementation of Quality Improvement systems. 9. Build technical capacity among HJFMRI and HF staff via technical updates and review of norms and on the job training. 10. Provide suggestions and guidance for improving information systems, facilitating community linkages, review of patient flow at HF level, improve and innovate adherence strategies and activities, develop, augment and boost referral systems. 11. Draft and/or edit technical reports in line with program needs. 12. Lead data collection in the field and data analysis at HJFMRI including feedback to facilities and Districts. 13. Provide collaborative assistance and mentoring to other program personnel and research scientists that require the incumbent's expertise. 14. Support a productive team environment. 15. Actively participate in PEPFAR funded basic program and impact evaluations. 16. Complete other projects as needed. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge and experience regarding HIV care and treatment, advanced knowledge in quality improvement systems, public health management experience and training in international settings, program monitoring and evaluation, ability to communicate effectively which includes excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and supervise others. Minimum Education/ Training Requirements: Medical Doctor (MD) and MPH. Minimum Experience: Experience in development, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HIV related programs and activities (minimum 3 years). Experience managing health programs in sub Saharan Africa (minimum 2 years). Experience with capacity building and technical assistance to health professionals. Experience developing technical documents and presentations, summary reports. Experience managing cloud based HMIS data bases. Physical Capabilities: The incumbent will be expected to relocate to Mbeya, Tanzania and travel to field locations sponsored by HJF in Tanzania. In-country, the incumbent will divide his/her time to approximately 5% of time supporting WRAIR/USG national level activities in Dar es Salaam with the remaining 70% of the time supporting direct HJFMRI supported partner sites spending time on field visits in the Southern Highlands Zone of Tanzania and 25% at the HJFMRI office in Mbeya. Supervisory Responsibilities/ Controls: Incumbent will work under the supervision of the Clinical Director for HJFMRI in Tanzania, and will supervise a team of approximately 20 technical staff in the Southern Highland program. Work Environment: Office/ field environment; may require working evenings and weekends; frequent travel to remote areas of the country. TO APPLY: Please apply on-line at careers.hjf.org click "Advanced Search" and enter job number 209604 in the Job Opening ID box. HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
****************************** RESEARCH ASSISTANT, HIV PREVENTION TRIALS NETWORK DURHAM, NC
FHI 360 has posted an opening for a Research Assistant, HPTN who assists with development, management and implementation of clinical trials in the NIH-sponsored HIV Prevention Trials Network. REQUIRES: Associate's degree or its international equivalent in public health or a related field, Master's degree strongly preferred. A minimum of 1-2 years of clinical trial or public health research experience. Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff. Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language as appropriate. For more information and to apply go to http://www.fhi360.org/en/WorkingWithUs/res_EmploymentOpportunities.htm. Vacancy no: 14817
****************************** HEALTH SERVICES CONSULTANT 3 - CASE MANAGER TUMWATER, WASHINGTON
The Washington State Department of Health is recruiting for a Health Services Consultant 3, Case Manager (DOH2500) in Tumwater, Washington within the Division of Health Systems Quality Assurance. Salary is $3,918.00 - $5,136.00 Monthly. See job announcement for position duties, desired qualifications, conditions of employment and how to apply at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=990707. This recruitment is open through Wed. 11/05/14
****************************** ASSOCIATE / PRIVATE SECTOR SPECIALIST BETHESDA, MD
ABT Associates has posted an opening for a Private Sector Specialist who will manage 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: Master's Degree in Business Management (MBA), Public Health, or other relevant field required; MBA strongly preferred. 7-10 years of relevant professional experience. 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. For more information please go to www.abtassociates.com. Vacancy no: 9321
****************************** HIV PREVENTION COMMODITY ADVISOR WASHINGTON, DC OR ARLINGTON, VA
GHFP is seeking a Technical Advisor Level II: HIV Prevention Commodity Advisor (GHFP II-P4-133) in Washington, DC or Arlington, VA. Assignment: Two year fellowship. The HIV Prevention Commodity Advisor (Technical Advisor) will serve as a member of the Cross-Sector Team within the Implementation Support (IS) Division of the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) in the Bureau for Global Health, and work as an integral part of OHA's Prevention Team. The Technical Advisor will work collaboratively to address product availability issues within and between technical teams and interest groups within OHA and in the Bureau for Global Health (GH). Key counterparts include OHA's Prevention, Care and Support teams, the Commodities Security and Logistics (CSL) Division of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH), and OHA's Supply Chain Management Team. S/he will also liaise with the Office of The Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) of the US Department of State and the relevant PEPFAR interagency Technical Working Groups. The Technical Advisor will receive day to day guidance from the Senior Social Marketing Advisor. The Technical Advisor serves as a technical focal point for programming, financing and availability issues for male and female condoms and condom-compatible lubricants. REQUIREMENTS: Masters' degree in public health, business/ marketing, supply chain management or other relevant field of study. Minimum five (5) years' experience working on global health programs with at least two years' experience in an international or resource challenged setting. Experience in design, implementation and evaluation of product distribution programs. Hands-on experience designing, planning, implementing, and evaluating condom social marketing or other condom distribution programs preferred. Experience with female condom programming and/or lubricant programming desirable. Knowledge of or experience with global health partners who work on supply issues. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Demonstrated flexibility and openness to respond to changing work priorities and environment. Demonstrated strategic planning, collaboration, and appreciative listening skills with a focus on achieving results. Excellent oral communication and writing skills. Ability to travel internationally. US citizenship or US permanent residency required. TO APPLY: All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II'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 online applications must be submitted by November 20, 2014 by 5:00 pm Eastern time. We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.
****************************** PATH
PATH has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply visit www.path.org/employment.php
CONSULTANT, TECHNICAL PROPOSAL WRITER SEATTLE, WA, WASHINGTON, DC, OR SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA
PATH has posted an opening for a Technical Proposal Writer on an as-needed basis with expertise in responding to US Government Request for Applications (RFA) and Request for Proposals (RFP) from various donors such as USAID, CDC, NIH, bilateral donors and private foundations. S/he will work with technical experts and proposal management team to write a competitive technical response. REQUIRES: M.A., or equivalent experience in international relations, development, journalism, or a related field. Minimum 5 years of proposal development experience pursuing USAID, CDC, DFID, NIH, bilateral donors and/or private foundations. Excellent writing and editing skills with previous success in writing winning USAID, CDC, DFID, NIH, bilateral donors and/or private foundation proposals. Ability to create engaging text while maintaining technical accuracy. Knowledge of global health issues and technical exposure to areas such as maternal and child health, nutrition, family planning, Tuberculosis, HIV, digital health, health management information systems, or Malaria.
SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR, MALARIA VACCINE INITIATIVE WASHINGTON, DC
There is an opening for a Scientific Advisor within the Portfolio Management and Translational Projects (P&T) unit to lead malaria vaccine projects in early clinical testing. REQUIRES: A PhD in biological sciences with a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience in vaccine or biological product development in industry, government or academia. Hands-on experience in project management in biotechnology. Hands-on experience in regulatory affairs. Working knowledge of operational aspects of clinical trial conduct. Experience interacting with external collaborators, clients, grantees, or donors. Vacancy no: 6348
SENIOR REGULATORY POLICY ASSOCIATE, GLOBAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES COALITION WASHINGTON, DC
There is an opening for a Senior Regulatory Policy Associate to assist in the execution of advocacy strategies to inform and influence US policymakers and related tasks in support of this goal. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree and three to six years of relevant work experience. Master's degree preferred. At least one year of experience working in direct advocacy required. Experience with global health, regulatory affairs, or medical research preferred. Vacancy no: 6328
****************************** WHO JUNIOR PROFESSIONAL OFFICER - TECHNICAL OFFICER, VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
The United Nations Development Programme seeks a WHO Junior Professional Officer, Technical Officer (P-2) in Geneva. Duties: To support the implementation of WHO guidelines for the health system response to violence against women by assisting with the development of tools, including capacity building materials, for researchers and practitioners. REQUIRES: Advanced degree in health (public health, or other health related science) or social work, psychology or other related social science. Desirable: post-graduate training in gender studies or reproductive health. Preferably 2 to maximal 4 years relevant working experience, in research or policy position at academic, government or international or national non-governmental organization. Desirable: at least 6 months experience working on issues related to violence against women or other women's health issue. Languages: Fluent in English; French or Spanish desirable. Please apply online at http://jobs.undp.org/. Closing date: 11/9/14.
****************************** 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.
EBOLA OUTBREAK - SURGE CAPACITY - EBOLA LOGISTICIAN MULTIPLE DUTY STATIONS
The Ebola Logistician will maintain stockpiles of essential outbreak investigation and response equipment, supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), laboratory equipment, IT and communications systems (including satellite equipment, HF/VHF radio equipment). Manage existing or develop inventory management systems, proceed with local and international procurement, manage stocks on FIFO, LIFO as per necessity. REQUIRES: University degree in logistics, transport, business or public administration or related field, or relevant combination of professional certification/ qualification in areas such as transport, distribution and supply chain management. At least 2 years of relevant experience at national and international level in logistics including experience in developing countries. Closing date: 12/31/14. Vacancy no: AFRO/14/TA136
MEDICAL OFFICER ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN
A Medical Officer (P-3) is sought in Islamabad, Pakistan. The incumbent will manage and direct WHO's inputs to polio eradication in Pakistan. REQUIRES: University degree in Medicine or health related field and Master's Degree in Public Health, majoring in epidemiology. At least 10 years of relevant experience in public health, particularly disease control at the national & international levels. Closing date: 11/12/14. Vacancy no: EMRO/14/FT551
****************************** INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY
The International Atomic Energy Agency seeks candidates for the following positions. Please apply online at http://www.iaea.org/About/Jobs/howtoapply.html or mail applications to the Division of Personnel, IAEA, Wagramer Strasse 5, P.O. Box 100, A- 1400 Vienna, Austria.
PROGRAMME OFFICER, PDS VIENNA, AUSTRIA
A Programme Officer, PDS (P-3) is sought in Vienna. Duties: Under the overall guidance of the Director of PACT and the direct supervision of the Section Head PACT Programme Design Section (SH-PACT PDS), the Programme Officer, PDS contributes knowledge and professional skills to the development and implementation of PACT programmatic activities in the overall context of the IAEA's technical cooperation efforts. This involves close cooperation with the TC Regional Divisions in the gathering and coordination of demand for PACT services raised by Member States, in particular through the establishment and renewal of Country Programme Frameworks (CPFs). REQUIRES: University degree in international development, public health, public/ business administration or management. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in programme development and management, preferably in an international setting and with a focus on health development. Previous experience in the development of professional service offerings and/or programme design, monitoring and evaluation highly desirable. Closing date: 11/11/14. Vacancy no: 2014/144.
ASSOCIATE PARTNERSHIP OFFICER VIENNA, AUSTRIA
An Associate Partnership Officer (P-2) is sought in Vienna. Duties: Under the supervision and guidance of the Director of PACT and the Senior Health Systems Strengthening Specialist, the Associate Partnership Officer provides support to the strategic, need- driven, results-oriented and coordinated approach to the establishment and strengthening of partnerships with WHO and other implementation partners. The Associate Partnership Officer supports active liaison with relevant internal and external stakeholders within the IAEA; the integration of implementation partnerships into pertinent PACT strategies (including on resource mobilization and outreach and communication); and assisting in positioning PACT implementation partnerships within an overall, comprehensive cancer control framework that takes into account activities implemented through the TC programme and the Division of Human Health (NAHU). REQUIRES: University degree in management, public health, social sciences, international relations or another relevant field. Minimum of two years of experience in the development and management of technical cooperation or development-related programmes, preferably in the area of health. Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of any other official IAEA language (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) highly desirable. Closing date: 11/11/14. Vacancy no: 2014/146.
****************************** *DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND METRICS WATERTOWN, MA
Pathfinder International is seeking a Director of Research and Metrics in Watertown. 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: The Technical and Program Strengthening Department (TAPS) coordinates, manages and increases visibility and funding for Pathfinder International programs. TAPS provides support to determine the strategic direction of Pathfinder programs and to ensure the alignment of programmatic and technical realities in the field with organizational strategies. The Department also ensures Pathfinder's management systems are in place and effectively utilized to facilitate and strengthen the management of projects and programs in the field. TAPS also provides strategic leadership of all technical aspects of Pathfinder International's programs. In close collaboration with Pathfinder's field and Headquarters staff, TAPS conceptualizes and plans program development activities and builds on country and international best practices. Three technical and program units comprise the Department: Program Systems Unit (PSU), Technical Services Unit (TSU), and Research and Metrics Unit (RMU). Position Purpose: The Director of Research and Metrics is responsible for developing Pathfinder's organizational strategy and framework for metrics and evaluation, as well as related policies, guidelines and standard procedures. S/he leads the RMU team to develop and implement a plan of work to provide technical leadership to Pathfinder technical and programs staff at Headquarters and in the field. Key Responsibilities: Leads team of research and evaluation advisors to develop effective M&E plans, design and implement M&E systems, provide quality assurance for M&E activities, and contribute M&E plans for project proposals. Develops Pathfinder's evaluation strategy and related policies, guidelines and standard procedures for monitoring and evaluating projects. Develops M&E training and other M&E resources and tools for Pathfinder staff at headquarters and in the field. Oversees and collaborates on the development of evaluations to assess the progress, effectiveness and impact of Pathfinder International's activities and programs. Provides leadership to develop organization-wide indicators and collaborates with other Pathfinder staff to develop a database and system to monitor project performance and progress. Oversees the compilation, analysis and reporting of Pathfinder-wide programmatic data annually for use by Senior Management and in programmatic reports. Identifies programmatic success, challenges and lessons learned and ensures appropriate flow of information to the organization's leadership. Manages RMU in collaboration with country and project offices on the design, implementation, analysis and dissemination of evaluation and operations research. Provides technical assistance and training in monitoring and evaluation to Pathfinder staff in the headquarters and field offices. Oversees Pathfinder internal project evaluations. Works with communications and technical staff to disseminate information and data on Pathfinder project and programs. Represents Pathfinder International in professional circles through attendance and presentations at meetings and conferences. Leads the RMU team's work planning and reviews Unit progress. Participates in department management team, Expanded Leadership Team, and other Pathfinder mechanisms for managing organizational processes. Other duties as assigned by her/his supervisor. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Advanced degree in demography, epidemiology, public health or other discipline relevant to international reproductive health. PhD preferred. Demonstrated technical expertise in such areas as program evaluation and operations research, including knowledge of statistical analysis and research design. Knowledgeable in the areas of sexual and reproductive health. Excellent written and oral communication skills. At least 15 years' experience and research accomplishments as demonstrated by publications or equivalent scientific contribution. Excellent management skills and a team player. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Willing to travel internationally up to 30% of time. Excellent computer skills, knowledge of STATA, SPSS, EpiInfo, or comparable data analysis programs. Experience living and working in a developing country. Preferred Qualifications: Professional-level fluency in French. 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.
****************************** *DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT WATERTOWN, MA
Pathfinder International is seeking a Director of Business Development in Watertown. 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: The New Business Development department is responsible for developing new business opportunities for Pathfinder International and securing funding from governments and other multi-lateral donors such as United Nations agencies, the World Bank, the Global Fund, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and others. Position Purpose: The Director of Business Development is Pathfinder International's senior staff responsible for developing new business opportunities and securing funding from governments and other multi-lateral donors (e.g., UN agencies, World Bank, Global Fund). The Director focuses effort on US Government donors - particularly USAID and CDC (which represent the majority of organizational funds). The Director reports directly to Pathfinder's Senior Vice- President. S/he identifies and negotiates strategic partnerships with international and local (i.e., target country) non-profit and for-profit agencies and organizations. S/he identifies major new funding opportunities, with a focus on large-scale RFA/RFPs (typically $20 million to $50 million). The Director works closely with other senior headquarters and field staff to make strategic decisions on funding affecting program strategic directions and partnering opportunities. S/he also manages the entire proposal development process, typically working on 3-5 major bids at any one time. The Director identifies skill sets needed to respond to each RFA/RFP, and assembles and leads multi- disciplinary teams composed of high level organizational managers and technical staff (from both inside and outside Pathfinder). S/he also works closely with headquarters financial management and contracting staff on budgeting and cost proposal development. The Director works with HQ departments and field staff to conduct strategic planning and represents Pathfinder to donors and outside agencies. S/he supervises a team of five staff as well as contracted consultants. Key Responsibilities: With the Senior Vice President, works with senior staff at headquarters and in the field to plan, conceptualize, and coordinate global program development activities. Leads Pathfinder's proposal development process including responses to competitive bids, focusing on US Government RFAs and RFPs. Plays a major role in program design. Utilizes extensive contacts and relationships with outside organizations to identify partnership opportunities. Negotiates partnerships with international and local organizations, develops Scopes of Work (SOWs), and reviews teaming agreements. Manages Pathfinder's involvement in Indefinite Quantity Contracts. Reviews and edits technical proposals for reproductive health, family planning, HIV/AIDS, and maternal and child health. Works closely with International Recruiter and HQ Human Resources Department to create job descriptions for new positions and recruit staff for competitive bids. Develops management and staffing plans for project proposals. Forms and coordinates multi-disciplinary teams composed of high level technical staff. Identifies outside consultants, develops SOWs, and manages consultants. Supervises a team of five staff as well as contracted consultants. Continually identifies and explores new donors and funding opportunities. With headquarters F&A Department, ensures that Cost Proposals are in line with Technical Proposals and adhere to donor regulations and RFA guidelines. Provide HQ representation for country programs to USAID, MOHs, international and local partners, other donors and organizations. Represents Pathfinder International at conferences and meetings, builds and strengthens relationships with partners, outside organizations and donors. Stays abreast of current issues, emerging trends and research in international family planning, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and MCH. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree in related field preferred, or appropriate combination of Bachelor's Degree and significant relevant professional experience (including field experience). 5-10 years' experience working abroad, preferably on USAID-funded projects. End-to-end experience leading and developing USAID proposals, including a clear understanding of how to strategically read an RFP, key roles and responsibilities on a proposal development team, and proven capacity to deliver high quality, winning proposals. Strong knowledge of international family planning, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health and other related issues. Excellent oral and written communication skills. In-depth knowledge of US Government donor agencies (e.g., USAID, CDC, State Department, etc.). Knowledge and experience with European Commission funding mechanisms, and those of other countries (e.g., DfID). Knowledge of the PEPFAR program. Knowledge of USG and USAID rules and regulations. Strong program management and staff supervision skills. Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to handle multiple projects. Ability to establish solid working relationships with customers, program management, technical staff, and diverse staff in various other business areas of the organization. Ability to quickly and convincingly build a network of contacts in a relatively short period of time, often in new countries and missions. Ability to analyze and distill critical information from mission strategy statements, concept papers, etc. Accomplished networker with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple, complex pursuits. Ability to speak across a range of technical issues that may be outside his or her personal area of expertise. Ability to exercise sound and timely judgment and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Able to set and work with demanding deadlines, inspire colleagues to adhere to deadlines, and adapt to changing work priorities to fulfill the organization's immediate and long-term needs. Advanced computer skills, especially with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook) Adobe Acrobat (PDF software) to produce high-quality, well-formatted documents with tight turnaround times. Proven ability to establish strong, productive relationships with outside agencies. Excellent diplomatic skills and ability to perform well under extreme pressure. Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% time. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in writing proposals for US Agency for International Development (USAID), other US government agencies (i.e. CDC) and/or other donors highly desirable. Additional competency in French, Arabic, or Portuguese helpful, but not required. 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.
****************************** *DIRECTOR HEALTH SYSTEMS GOVERNANCE AND FINANCING GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
The World Health Organization seeks a Director Health Systems Governance and Financing (D-2) in Geneva to lead and spearhead the development of innovative approaches for improving systems of governance and health financing in order to facilitate increased health coverage with required health services and with financial risk protection. REQUIRES: Post graduate degree in economics, health economics, health financing, health law, business administration, or measurement-and-evaluation. At least 10 years of progressive experience at international level in health policy and system development, high-level analysis of data, development of health systems governance and/or economics and health financing programmes of which at least 5 years at a senior level. The work experience must include 10 years of interacting with high-level officials (government, multilateral and bilateral agencies), scientists, and supporting ministries in assessing health governance and/or financing questions and developing policy options. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No. Closing date: 11/14/14. Vacancy no: HQ/14/HQ/FT540.
****************************** *IAHC POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW GREENVILLE, SC
Clemson University is in search of health services research postdocs as part of ongoing collaborations with the Greenville Health System Clinical University. Fellows will be paired with methodological mentors at Clemson University and clinical mentors within the Greenville Health System (GHS) to augment capacity in health-related outcomes research. Research activities will include two primary strategic areas: comparing the effectiveness of interventions to inform policy and investigating novel patient-centered models of care. Specific areas of research may include the study of innovative models of care in endocrinology with a focus on diabetes; pediatric gastroenterology with a focus on eosinophilic esophagitis and co-morbidities; pharmacological, nonpharmacological and/or lifestyle interventions, innovative supportive and coordinated care models and/or environmental and/or technologic interventions to pediatric patients and families to affect health outcomes, health care costs and optimal functioning for patients living with these chronic conditions. TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, a minimum of two references with full contact information, and a writing sample (e.g., published manuscript) by November 28, 2014. Electronic submissions (PDF files preferred) and may be sent to Dr. Joel E. Williams Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences Clemson University: JOEL2@CLEMSON.EDU. Include "IAHC Postdoctoral Fellowship" in the email subject line.
****************************** *MEDICAL OFFICER PANAMA CITY, PANAMA
The International Organization for Migration is seeking a (P-3) in Panama City. The successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for the health monitoring and the Medical Service Plan (MSP) of field staff based in Africa and the Americas. REQUIRES: Doctorate in General Medicine, Internal or Emergencies Medicine or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; Post-graduate education in Occupational Health, Travel and Tropical Medicine or Health Insurance an advantage. Experience in Occupational Health or as a Health Insurance expert, including in the context of travel and tropical medicine. Experience in medical insurance and health claim analysis. Experience with occupational health issues related to crisis and in developing countries. TO APPLY: Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e- Recruitment system, referring to this advertisement. For further information, please refer to: http://www.iom.int/jahia/Jahia/pid/165. In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly filled in and submitted with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for applications. Closing date: 11/5/14. Vacancy no: VN2014/104(O)-EXT
****************************** *TECHNICAL ADVISOR II: HEALTH SYSTEMS FINANCE ADVISOR GABORONE, BOTSWANA
GHFP is seeking a Technical Advisor II: Health Systems Finance Advisor (GHFP-II- P3-114) in Gaborone, Botswana. Assignment: Two Year Fellowship. The Advisor will work with in-country entities to increase their domestic resources for health, manage those precious resources more effectively, and make recommendations on purchasing decisions. As a result the use of both primary and priority health services - including HIV, tuberculosis, maternal & child health, and population & reproductive health services -will be increased. By fundamentally strengthening health systems, the Advisor will assist the GOB to navigate the economic transitions needed to achieve universal health care for its people. The Advisor will provide technical expertise in Health Systems Financing, working collaboratively with the relevant ministries and PEPFAR implementing partners in capacity building, to develop a strategy and road map for short-term, medium-term and long-term priorities in Health Systems Financing. The Health Finance Advisor will provide technical advice in health financing by working collaboratively with the MOH, the National AIDS Coordination Agency (NACA), the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), PEPFAR implementing partners and other donors including UNAIDS, the World Bank, WHO and the EU. The Advisor will support MOH to develop and implement the National Health Financing Strategy which focuses on using available financial and other resources more effectively and efficiently, protecting and raising revenue, and developing a better public-private mix in financing and delivering health services. In addition to providing direct technical assistance to the MOH to finalize the strategy, the Advisor will develop scopes of work and guide the technical assistance provided by USAID project-funded health financing experts. The Advisor will facilitate the close collaboration between USAID and the technical assistance provided by WHO to support the MOH in finalizing the strategy. S/he will also work with NACA and UNAIDS to complete the Investment Framework exercise and implement the NACA resource mobilization activities, such as the private sector partnership model for HIV and AIDS in Botswana. The Advisor may also serve as activity manager for some agreements involving Health Systems Finance projects and other related activities that are expected to expand significantly under this new HSS focus. These could include projects that provide assistance in costing health services; analyzing the roles of medical aid schemes recommending alternatives to increase enrollment and shift health services away from the public sector to private health practices; out-sourcing non-clinical services to private sector entities; and identifying alternative methods for increasing the health resource base and increasing the efficiency of health services operations, among others. The Advisor will provide programmatic oversight to PEPFAR partners who are responsible for building administrative, managerial and programmatic capacity within Ministries, Civil Society, the Private sector and others. REQUIRES: Master's degree in health financing, health economics, economics, health policy, public policy, public health, or related field. Minimum five (5) years' related professional experience in public health financing, health economics, economics, health policy, public policy, or public health with at least two (2) years' experience in an international or resource challenged setting with a preference for in country experience in Botswana. Experience conducting health expenditure analysis to inform policy/ planning and/or previous experience conducting national health accounts exercise is desired. Strong quantitative research skills. Ability to interpret regulatory directives and related guidance. Good research and presentation skills; able to convey technical information clearly to a non-technical audience. Excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy, required to establish and maintain a wide range of senior level and working level contacts with health financing and HIV/AIDS programs in government, non-governmental, and private-sector circles. Ability to work effectively within team and interagency environments. Experience communicating, negotiating and working with academic organizations and senior level government officials desired. Strong management and analytical skills are required to strategize, develop and implement effective USAID-supported health and HIV/AIDS financing programs; and strong financial management and administrative skills to track the performance of implementing partners. Computer proficiency including MS Office (Word/ Excel/ PowerPoint) and ability to undertake search engine based research. Knowledge of statistical packages (like EPI-info/SPSS/Stata) is preferred. Excellent written English language communications skills. Ability to obtain medical clearance to live and work in Botswana. US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency Required. 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 October 31, 2014. Applicants who applied previously have been given consideration and need not re-apply. We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.
****************************** *TECHNICAL ADVISOR ARLINGTON, VA
Management Sciences for Health has posted an opening for a Technical Advisor who participates in the provision of technical assistance activities aimed at strengthening pharmaceutical systems, supply chain management or pharmaceutical services in developing countries. REQUIRES: Graduate degree in a health-related field; physician, nurse, or pharmacist qualification preferred. Specialized training and/or some experience relating to pharmaceutical systems, supply chain management or pharmaceutical services. Experience with programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID and international agencies such as WHO and World Bank preferred. Ability to write lucid technical reports and documents in English is required. For more information and to apply please go online to www.msh.org/careers/index.cfm. Vacancy no: 13-7726
****************************** *SECTION HEAD (NAHRES) VIENNA, AUSTRIA
The International Atomic Energy Agency seeks a Section Head (NAHRES) (P-5) in Vienna. As a team leader reporting to the Director of the Division of Human Health the Section Head initiates, manages, coordinates, and supervises the IAEA's projects on Human Health in the field of nutrition. REQUIRES: PhD or equivalent degree in nutrition, nutritional biochemistry or medical degree with physiology and nutritional background. Minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience in laboratory and project coordination at the national and regional or international level. Comprehensive experience in the management of scientific projects, budgeting and staff supervision. Experience in environmental-related health studies. Please apply online at http://www.iaea.org/About/Jobs/howtoapply.html or mail applications to the Division of Personnel, IAEA, Wagramer Strasse 5, P.O. Box 100, A-1400 Vienna, Austria. Closing date: 10/28/14. Vacancy no: 2014/134.
****************************** *PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT UNIT ADVISOR WOERDEN, NETHERLANDS
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Performance Management Unit (PMU) Advisor for the Pooled Procurement Mechanism (PPM) project in Woerden, Netherlands. The PMU Advisor works in the Performance Management Unit (PMU) to support the measurement and improvement of operational processes to further enable PPM and RSM in meeting their program and performance mandates. The PMU Advisor will work under the technical leadership of the PMU Unit Manager to ensure PPM and RSM performance management is aligned with the overall PFSCM performance management strategy. The PMU Advisor helps coordinate and facilitate the overall performance management approach for PPM and RSM. Working as part of a team and under the management of the Associate Director, the PMU Advisor implements the performance management strategy for PPM and RSM, working with cross-functional teams to respond to performance-related issues. The PMU Advisor will help other units across the project by developing, implementing and managing integrated project plans that address PMU, PPM and RSM data requirements and improvement opportunities. The PMU Advisor will help other units across PFSCM by managing data collection, supporting root cause analysis, data reporting and presenting PPM and RSM performance to various audiences in both written and verbal presentations. The PMU Advisor will help define and revise the performance monitoring approach when needed, serving as a liaison for the supported units. The PMU Advisor will continue to refine performance monitoring and management approaches, and assist units to revise and improve their performance management processes and procedures. S/he will also ensure that relevant PMU Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions are up-to-date, and that any Incidents are resolved in a timely manner and to the satisfaction of the Quality Systems Unit. The PMU Advisor will also be involved in the planning and implementation of PMU reporting dashboards using PFSCM's Business Intelligence tool. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in science, engineering, economics, computer science, or other relevant field. Graduate degree in business administration, or other relevant field desired but not necessary. Strong project management background, skills, and experience, using multiple methods and tools, to ensure appropriate planning and execution of projects. Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Excel and other data manipulation tools required. Excellent written and oral communications and analytical skills. Knowledge of performance measures, root cause analysis and continuous improvement. Background, experience, or strong interest in public health and/or significant international work experience in diverse environments desired. Demonstrated ability working as part of a team, as well as independently, with a diverse set of multi-disciplinary professionals. English fluency required including speaking, writing, understanding, and reading with the ability to conduct business in English. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com, including your name, along with "14-91 PMU Advisor" in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. Candidate must be able to demonstrate legal right to work in the Netherlands. Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.
****************************** *LEAD, CLIENT ACCOUNT MANAGER WOERDEN, NETHERLANDS
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Lead, Client Account Manager (CAM) for the Pooled Procurement Mechanism (PPM) project in Woerden, Netherlands. Role & Responsibilities: Provide supervision, support and coaching to the Client Account Managers and Client Relations Officer; Support the Client Relations team to make sure they follow uniform processes to the extent possible; leveraging tools and experiences across countries and clients to maximize PFSCM success; Provide guidance to the team for the efficient and adequate management of the PPM orders - prioritization of orders; follow up on execution and in coordination with PPM's country team approach. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in public health, business or public administration, project management, logistics, supply chain management or equivalent experience. Minimum of eight years of experience in public health, project management, and/or supply chain management. Previous customer relationship management experience in the public health arena required. Previous experience supporting national government health-related programs in a low or moderate income environment. Excellent written and oral communication skills. English fluency required, including speaking, writing, understanding, and reading; second language strongly recommended (particularly French). Strong interpersonal and representational skills. Excellent writing and oral presentation skills. Demonstrated facility with Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Project and Power Point. Proven ability to work both independently with little supervision, as well as part of a team. Proven, successful experience communicating and collaborating effectively with national and sub-national governments, international donors, commercial companies, non-governmental organizations, and other program partners. Experience with the Global Fund and/or USAID a plus. Ability to travel internationally 20% of the time. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com, including your name, along with "14-90 Lead, Client Account Manager", in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. Candidate must be able to demonstrate legal right to work in the Netherlands. Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.
****************************** *PROGRAM OFFICER II, FIELD SUPPORT WASHINGTON, DC
Pathfinder International is seeking a Program Officer II 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 and is led by Pathfinder International. The project is designed to reduce unmet need for family planning 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. E2A promotes healthy FP/RH behaviors, gender-equality, and the application of compelling evidence for FP use. The project is in partnership with the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), IntraHealth International, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), ExpandNet, and PATH. Position Purpose: The Program Officer II provides a range of programmatic, operational and technical support to field programs and activities in multiple E2A supported countries. S/he ensures that support is provided in an effective and efficient manner and in full compliance with USAID and Pathfinder policies and procedures, by liaising with E2A staff, Pathfinder HQ, field office staff and internal as well as external stakeholders. Key Responsibilities: Works closely with Director of Field Support and field programs staff in the development and implementation of country program descriptions, strategies, results frameworks, work plans, and budgets. Provides direct support and coordination between E2A; field offices and Pathfinder headquarter departments for project start-ups, project implementation and close-out. Monitors and supports fulfillment of technical assistance needs for field offices and projects, including preparation of scopes of work, identification of resources including short-term technical assistance providers in consultation with relevant technical and contract staff and ensures critical follow-up. Collaborate with E2A Finance and Admin team and Pathfinder headquarters in the area of field office opening and closing including but not limited to recruitment, terminations, development and implementation of security plans, sub grants processing and technical performance reviews. Collaborates with the E2A Finance and Admin team and field office to monitor project work plans and budgets, including reconciliation of discrepancies, trouble-shooting of budget or activity variances, budget/ work plan revisions as needed. Monitors field office adherence to deadlines for project reports. This may include, editing, reviewing, formatting, and production of program documents for internal and external distribution, including periodic reports, sub-grant documents, and trip reports. Coordinates the development/ adaptation of data collection and reporting tools for field projects working closely with the E2A M&E team and the relevant field staff; monitors achievement of project objectives in and coordinates quarterly technical reviews to monitor achievement of program objectives and analyzes key indicators data. Works with the E2A communications team, field office heads and communication leads to review/ prepare various needed communications products and update online project information. Monitors and consistently ensures compliance by field offices, sub grantees and other project partners of the relevant policies and procedures of USAID and Pathfinder International. Supports and coordinates capacity building efforts of field office staff in collaboration with relevant E2A and Pathfinder HQ departments. Represents Pathfinder and relevant field program activities to USAID, cooperating agencies and other interested parties. Organizes responses to USAID request(s) for information. Oversees program document retention, filing and document sharing. Performs other duties as requested. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in Public Health, Public Administration or related field preferred. Minimum of five years progressively responsible work related to the design, implementation, monitoring and/or management of reproductive health, family planning, HIV/AIDS and/or international development project(s). On the ground work experience in field-based programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Knowledge of regulations and requirements of USG agencies and/or other governmental and nongovernmental donor agencies. Demonstrated strong project and budget management skills. Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to interact professionally with a culturally diverse staff, clients, and partners in multiple countries. Fluent in written and spoken English and French. Outstanding organizational, problem-solving and time management ability. Stellar sense of task prioritization and ability to shift with fast-changing demands. Impeccable attention to detail, accuracy and quality in all deliverables. Excellent writing and copy- editing skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team in a complex, challenging and fast-paced environment. Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Excel & Word) required. Ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 35%. Ability to exercise sound judgment and maintain confidentiality with sensitive information. Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to conduct training sessions tailored to diverse audiences. Proposal and grant writing experience desirable. Ability to effectively establish and maintain working relationships with peers, senior leadership and all levels of the organization. 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.
****************************** *SENIOR COUNTRY ADVISOR WASHINGTON, DC
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAP World Services Inc. (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for a Senior Country Advisor, Office of Country Support, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development (USAID/GH/CS). Background: The Bureau for Global Health (GH) is known for its technical expertise and its support to country programs in strategic planning, program development and talent management. Within GH, the Office of Country Support (OCS) supports the vision, implementation and analysis of Agency initiatives and priorities, including achieving an AIDS-Free Generation, Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths, USAID Forward, among others. OCS serves as a nexus for informing and coordinating with field programs and strategy development and implementation, and communicates directly with USAID mission health teams. OCS manages the USAID/Washington Country Health Team System ensuring strong, strategic support to the field. OCS undertakes analysis and documentation of Agency best practices, working closely with GH staff and across other Bureaus in USAID/Washington. The OCS functions are as follows: Coordinate strategic technical and program assistance, talent and knowledge management. Ensure high-quality information and advice on country context, issues and challenges; being on the forefront of identifying and supporting the resolution of emerging issues. Vanguard for sharing knowledge and influencing strategic reforms - ensuring interface and impact in country programs. Introduction: As a catalytic office working across GH and regional bureaus, OCS is a critical link for ensuring strong support and implementation of health programming. The Office plays an essential role as the primary contact, advocate and principal coordinator of health technical, strategic and programmatic support for USAID mission health programs and has two primary interrelated functions: 1) staff who work on tools, systems and policy related functions; and 2) staff who primarily support missions. The Office is led by a Director, two Team Leaders, and includes Regional Coordinators and Senior Country Advisors as well as several staff who focus on enhancing country support. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Within the Office of Country Support, each Senior Country Advisor takes the lead in providing strategic assistance to priority countries, leading one or more USAID Country Teams and serving on several other teams as Point of Contact for the Office. The Senior Country Advisor works across USAID/W with GH technical and program staff, regional bureau health teams, desk officers and with other bureaus (e.g. Program, Policy and Learning; Disaster, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, among others) to ensure high impact support for country programs. The Senior Country Advisor will focus on country support and country team leadership for selected countries; providing strategic and program assistance across countries; identifying and monitoring cross-cutting program practices and processes; and leading critical efforts for OCS and the GH Bureau with emphasis on fostering country engagement and input in strategic, programmatic and policy efforts. Under the Advisor's leadership, the USAID Country Team will provide strategic technical and programmatic expertise and ensure robust country-led, integrated health programs, identifying learning opportunities and ensure the learning is captured and disseminated through a variety of channels. The Senior Country Advisor will also provide assistance to missions needing program design assistance, developing concept papers, project appraisal documents (PADs), Requests for Assistance (RFA) and Request for Proposals (RFPs). The Senior Country Advisor may also provide support to Health Offices in the field by providing coverage or other TDY needs. Additionally, the incumbent will participate in other critical OCS and GH efforts. Senior Country Advisor's Terms of Reference: Provide strategic leadership and vision to ensure strong, responsive, strategic technical assistance to USAID missions. Identify, monitor and communicate best practices and bottlenecks for successful practices and programming. Lead USAID/W Country Teams and ensure areas of expertise are represented and integrated, and have an eye to ensuring and identifying appropriate synergies across programming. Serve as the OCS Point of Contact on Country Teams, and support the Country Team Lead to ensure areas of technical expertise are represented and integrated. As country expert/ institutional memory, provide in-depth knowledge of USAID/USG country health program, USAID mission portfolio and country historical/ socio-political context. For the USAID mission and headquarters, act as the first point of contact/ primary backstop in Washington and take lead on required briefers, taskers directly related to country's programming. Assure regular communication between the Mission and Agency Headquarters, informing and engaging Missions on key policy/ guidance and their implications for country health programs. Assure regular communications between Washington and the Country Team. Coordinate with other regional health and non-health technical bureaus including education, food security, democracy and governance, economic growth and other USAID initiatives. Proactively ensure lessons learned and success stories are documented and disseminated through appropriate channels, shared across countries, and identify opportunities for leveraging innovations. Advocate for support and other resources for countries, such as staffing, technical assistance, strategic support and budgetary resources, for a robust and successful health program. Elevate critical issues to OCS leadership for Front Office attention and follow-up. Participate in other cross- cutting efforts for OCS and the GH Bureau. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED The contractor must have: Minimum ten years working in global health, managing complex programming with partner governments, NGOs, USG government or private sector. Master's degree in public health or other relevant discipline. Minimum 5 - 10 years of substantive overseas experience, preferably in health or other related development sectors. Ability to travel 40-70% of the year. Knowledge of the theories and principles of global health, international development, or other related disciplines to analyze and evaluate factors and conditions involved in the administration of US foreign policy programs related to health. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of how to achieve public health development results in developing countries. Broad knowledge of Family Planning, Maternal and Child Health, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, and/or health systems within an international context. Ability to identify and build appropriate linkages across sectors and with other USG initiatives and programs such as Feed the Future, Democracy and Governance, Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade is highly desired. Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels particularly across USG agencies and with national and other development partners throughout the foreign policy community. Ability to provide expert advice and consultation to management officials with regard to the policy implications of issues and developments of Health within USAID strategic goals and priorities. Skills in oral and written communication to prepare and present analyses, provide guidance, solicit information, defend proposals and negotiate agreements. French language proficiency preferred. U.S. citizenship and ability to obtain a secret security clearance are required. This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award. TO APPLY: CAMRIS International and IAP World Services Inc. offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at https://careers-camris.icims.com. Application Deadline: Open until filled. CAMRIS and IAP are Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
****************************** *SENIOR SUPPLY CHAIN ADVISOR WASHINGTON, DC
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAP World Services Inc. (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position: Senior Supply Chain Advisor, Office of Population and Reproductive Health/ Commodities, Security & Logistics Division, United States Agency for International Development. Commodity security - when clients can access health commodities (pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumable supplies, etc.) when and where they need them - is an essential component in the provision of health services. Effective supply chain management is one critical determinant of commodity security and the success of health programs. A well-functioning supply chain system increases program impact, enhances quality of care, and improves cost-effectiveness and efficiency. Yet, in many low and middle countries, supply chains are unable to sustainably deliver these benefits. The constraints that they face include ineffective and inefficient system designs and operational procedures, inadequate human and financial resources, and an underlying lack of institutional leadership and support. USAID has long been a leader in helping countries to secure essential supplies for health programs. The mission of the Commodity Security and Logistics (CSL) Division is to ensure for clients the long-term availability of a range of high-quality contraceptives, condoms and other essential health supplies through public and private services. The Senior Supply Chain Advisor will work in CSL, located in the Global Health Bureau's (GH) Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH). The successful candidate for this position will have broad knowledge of supply chain management and the design and evaluation of supply chain systems in low- and middle-income countries, and specialized expertise in one or more specific supply chain functions such as (but not limited to) procurement, warehousing, and/or transport. The Senior Advisor will devote a considerable amount of time supporting USAID's country programs, working with USAID Missions, implementing partners, donors, and other institutions to strengthen the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of in-country supply chain systems. The Senior Advisor will also: provide technical expertise within GH and to other USAID/Washington operating units (e.g., regional bureaus) on supply chain strategy and management; provide central-level performance monitoring and technical management support for relevant USAID implementing partners; and initiate and expand collaboration with USAID's international partners in specific technical areas. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities for the Senior Advisor will be as follows, and will emphasize application of the Advisor's expertise to project management, country support, and global leadership. Project Management: In 2015, GH will launch the Global Health Supply Chain Program (GHSCP), a coordinated architecture of contracts and cooperative agreements implemented by various implementing partners (cooperating agencies). The GHSCP will replace the current USAID | DELIVER PROJECT and Supply Chain Management System and provide commodity procurement and supply chain strengthening support for the U.S. Government's global health programs worldwide. The Senior Supply Chain Advisor will: Provide technical direction and performance monitoring support to GHSCP implementing partners, proactively setting project goals, strategies, and work plans; monitoring work plan implementation. Serve as a key point of influence with USAID Missions, providing technical guidance for the development and implementation of country work plans implemented by GHSCP partners. Develop, advocate, and provide technical leadership for core-funded activities implemented with GHSCP partners. Country Support: Provide technical guidance to USAID Missions and their country partners (ministries, non-governmental organizations, donors, multilateral organizations, etc.) to strengthen supply chain systems for health programs in the public and private sectors, sharing leading practices and lessons learned for the design, implementation, and evaluation of supply chain strengthening activities. The focus will be on PRH priority countries and countries that are priorities for Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Participate in GH country teams to support integration of supply chain strengthening in field programs, working through such processes as program designs and evaluations, and reviews of Mission Performance Plans and Reports and Health Implementation Plans. Support USAID Missions in their short- and long-term objectives for commodity donations, in order to ensure a reliable supply of family planning and related reproductive health products to clients in need. Global Leadership: Serve as a technical authority, staying abreast of and promoting new developments and best practices in area(s) of expertise through peer-reviewed literature, industry trade journals, professional conferences, and other avenues. Develop new and strengthen existing relationships with major donors, multilateral organizations, private foundations, international non-governmental organizations, commercial sector partners, and other international partners for supply chain strengthening. Foster improved communication, coordination, and collaboration with these partners in order to strengthen supply chain strengthening investments. Support outreach to the next generation of public health and supply chain professionals through, for example, university lectures, career panels at professional conferences, etc. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have: Master's degree in supply chain management, industrial engineering, business administration, or closely related discipline, or equivalent professional experience. Minimum ten year's international experience strengthening supply chain systems in low- and middle-income countries, preferably for health programs or comparable private sector experience in supply chain management, e.g., commercial pharmaceutical distribution. Experience in project management and strategic planning. Knowledge of and experience working in the USAID operating environment, including Agency programming and procedures in Washington and in the field. High degree of judgment, maturity, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy; analyze, develop and present work; and monitor and evaluate implementation of programs. Open professional style, blending teamwork and participation with leadership and individual initiatives; a can-do orientation and service mindset; and effective team building skills and ability to work in diverse teams to achieve results. Exceptionally strong analytical skills, problem-solving ability, and creative thinking. Excellent oral communication and writing skills; ability to deeply understand technical details and effectively communicate strategic insights therefrom to leadership. Willingness to travel to USAID-supported countries, up to 40%. Strong Microsoft Office and Google applications skills. US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency. DESIRED ATTRIBUTES: Professional certification(s) in procurement, logistics, and/or other relevant fields. Knowledge of or experience with global health partners who work on supply issues (WHO, UNICEF, GFATM, GAVI, etc.). Knowledge of and experience with family planning/ reproductive health programs, and with broader health system strengthening concepts, frameworks, and operational initiatives. Proficiency in French (most preferred), Spanish, or Portuguese. This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award. TO APPLY: CAMRIS International and IAP World Services Inc. offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at https://careers-camris.icims.com. Application Deadline: Open until filled. CAMRIS and IAP are Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director, Communications. Job Summary/ Responsibilities: Serves as a strategic communications advisor to executive and senior leadership as well as geographical/ sectoral service units and departments. Provides counsel to advance external communications efforts to include FHI 360's brand positioning and organizational visibility relative to FHI 360's mission, expertise, work, and results. In this capacity, oversees the development of communications objectives and strategies that translate into programs, campaigns and activities that support corporate marketing efforts as well as individual programs. In collaboration with FHI 360 management and a multi-disciplinary communications team, works across the full communications spectrum to strategize, develop, promote and maintain: corporate communications assets such as the FHI 360 website and various social media properties; communications materials, tools and promotional activities to distinguish corporate offerings and showcase specialty expertise; traditional and social media programs and initiatives; issues and crisis management activities; global visibility through conferences, events and other external fora; and special initiatives that utilize innovation and technology to advance thought leadership and expertise. Also manages internal communications, to include working with leadership and various corporate service departments to ensure timely communication to team members globally, as well as leading initiatives to build and sustain a strong staff culture. Responsible for various administrative and management functions, including participation in organizational leadership meetings; creation/ management of annual communications budget; selection, development and management of communications personnel; and selection and oversight of vendor relationships to serve communications needs. Accountabilities: Oversees the development and implementation of the organization's communication strategy, plans, project priorities, and aligns in alignment with corporate strategic plan and department plans. Directs media outreaches, press strategies, press releases, responds to inquiries and publicizing the organization's programs, activities, and community involvement. Establishes and maintains digital media and community relations. Develops and monitors budgets, operational plans, training, and policies and procedures to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the communications department. Creates and supports company business units with communication capacities, and ensuring a high international profile for their work. Serves on the Operations Management and Strategic Review Committees and other leadership teams as needed to provide expertise with strategic goals of the company. Identifies communications project priorities and introduces new innovations, technologies, and methods to improve quality and processes. Travel Requirements: 10%-25%. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent - Public Relations, Marketing, Communications or Related Field. Requires 10+ years of management in public relations or communications experience. Demonstrated experience in marketing and communications within public health or development. Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff. Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language as appropriate. Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO). Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures with public relations and communications. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent and demonstrated project management skills. Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills. Ability to influence, motivates, negotiates and collaborates well with others. Certification in communications management or public relations is a plus. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please visit FHI 360's Career Center at http://www.fhi360.org/careers for a list of all open positions. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities. TO APPLY: apply online at https://jobs- fhi360.icims.com/jobs/14432/director%2c-communications/job. Vacancy no: 14432
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