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Issue Dated October 3, 2014


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EVALUATION TEAM LEADER - USAID/EAST AFRICA KENYA
IBTCI is seeking an Evaluation Team Leader - USAID/East Africa in Kenya. COMPANY PROFILE: International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI) is a Washington-based development consulting firm with over three decades of global multi-sectoral work for USAID, MCC, DfID, and numerous other public and private sector donors. We work extensively in Monitoring & Evaluation; priority practice areas include education and human/ institutional capacity development, health, economic growth, and democracy & governance. PROJECT BACKGROUND: IBTCI has been awarded a contract by USAID/East Africa under the ESPS IQC for a final evaluation of the APHIAplus Health Communication and Marketing (HCM) Program. The goal of the current program is to improve the health outcomes and impact for Kenyans through sustainable, country-led programs and partnerships. This is achieved through increased use of quality health services, products and information, and strengthened leadership, management and governance for sustained health behaviors. The program focuses on improved health outcomes in malaria, HIV, FP, and CS in Kenya. This is achieved through initiatives to improve the capability of the private health market to meet the needs of Kenyans through social marketing approaches. A subsidiary goal of this activity was to support local organizations in the overall implementation in line with USAID Forward objectives. The purpose of the evaluation is to conduct an end-of- activity evaluation that will establish the extent to which the expected outcomes have been met and which will also provide recommendations for future activities in the area of health communications and marketing. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: The Team Leader will be a senior expatriate (Health/ Population/ Nutrition/ HIV-AIDS Analyst) experienced in social marketing and communication and will have overall responsibility for fulfilling the requirements of this SOW. The following qualifications are required: Master's degree. Significant experience with behavior change communication and social marketing in the private sector. Three or more previous experiences as a team leader for a health program evaluation. 10+ years of extensive international experience related to health programs. 7+ years in evaluating donor-funded activities. TO APPLY: please email your cover letter, CV, AID1420 and three references to recruiting@ibtci.com in a message with the subject "Evaluation Team Leader - USAID/East Africa".
****************************** PROGRAMME MANAGER - OPERATIONS, FAMILY PLANNING ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT LONDON
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is seeking a Programme Manager - Operations, Family Planning Accountability Project in London. Fixed Term project to end 2017 and subject to award. Salary 44,490 per annum plus excellent benefits. IPPF is a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) for all. We are a world-wide movement of national organizations working with and for communities and individuals. IPPF anticipates being awarded a three to five year project with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) managing a civil-society consortium to ensure the commitments made at the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning (FP) are met at the national level in up to 10 Countries. In this exciting project, you will support the Project Director in leading a coalition of global organizations with delivery at national and local level via national partners and coalitions to accelerate Country level implementation. You will also be responsible for overseeing the operational management of this project. QUALIFICATIONS: You will have solid staff management experience of multi- disciplinary teams including virtual and matrix management across the globe, strong financial reporting experience and excellent partnership management on contracting and subcontracting, including compliance and due diligence. A strong background of having worked for Global, Multi-Country programme delivery in the international development sector ideally in health and sexual and reproductive health and rights programmes is essential as is experience of leading and co-ordinating international civil society coalitions, including facilitating a multiple-stakeholder international advisory panel. Familiarity with FP2020 or knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights is desirable. You will have excellent management and interpersonal skills with proven ability to influence, negotiate and network to effectively engage a range of stakeholders. You will also have experience in operational management of large global programs and experience with DFID will be desirable. Solid skills in partnership management and excellent budget management skills are needed as you will be managing and reporting on annual global budgets of $7m a year. You are fluent in English, (spoken and written) and French would be desirable. A degree or equivalent standard of education is essential; ideally in international development, international health, public policy or other social sciences. A post-graduate qualification is desirable. This role will involve international travel (up to 60 days a year). TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted in English and by application form. CVs will not be accepted. For further information and an application form, please see our website www.ippf.org or contact Human Resources, IPPF, 4 Newhams Row, London SE1 3UZ tel: +44 (0)20 7939 8298 or email jobs@ippf.org. Application form available in Large Print, Audio or Braille. This post is subject to confirmation of funding. Closing date: Monday 13 October 2014 (noon). Interview dates: Wednesday 22 October 2014. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates openly living with HIV. IPPF is committed to equal opportunities and cultural diversity. Candidates from all sections of the community are welcome to apply. This is a post for which IPPF will, if necessary, apply for a work permit. The granting of work permits is subject to regulation by the Home Office.
****************************** SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR - MATERNAL-CHILD NUTRITION ATLANTA, GA
CARE is seeking a talented Senior Technical Advisor (STA) - Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition who will provide technical leadership for Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition (MICYN) to CARE's global efforts to improve nutritional outcomes, particularly for young children and women, improving survival, health and development, and breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty. Expected Travel: up to 40%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. The STA contributes to setting the strategic direction of the Unit, and brings a nutrition lens to food security and other nutrition sensitive programming taking place across CARE. Knowledge of the relationship between nutrition and Early Childhood Development (ECD) and the ability to integrate ECD programming and measurement into nutrition programs is advantageous. Primary Responsibilities: Technical and programmatic guidance and engagement; Management and supervision of staff; Build strategic partnerships; Support the Research, Knowledge and Learning team; Resource mobilization; As assigned by the Director, Nutrition Plus; Perform other duties assigned. PRIMARY SKILLS: At least 8 years of field experience in international development work of which a minimum of 5 years of experience needs to be in nutrition and/or child health programs. At least 3 of those years technical or management position, overseeing international health programs and supervising professional staff. Experience in strategy development, program design, implementation and evaluation of Nutrition and Food Security programs in both facility and community settings. Significant experience working with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - funded programs and knowledge of the USAID regulations and reporting. Interpersonal and intercultural communications skills. Proven ability to work in partnership with other professionals and organizations. Demonstrated abilities in strategic planning, management, fund raising and oversight of complex program initiatives. Experience in program design, monitoring, research and evaluation, and in providing technical assistance to program implementers. Knowledge of and experience in social and behavior change, and gender issues as they relate to health and nutrition. Excellent skills in written and spoken English; ability to communicate knowledge in a manner appropriate to diverse audiences. Must be thoroughly versed through training and experience, in the theory and practice of maternal, infant and child nutrition and food security programs (includes knowledge of theories, formative research, program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, other program management skills and fund raising). TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 462. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** AREA MANAGER, HEALTH & NUTRITION BENTIU, SUDAN
CARE is seeking an Area Manager, Health and Nutrition in Bentiu. Expected Travel: up to 30%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. The December clashes in Juba quickly spread across the country, claiming thousands of lives. An estimated 708,900 people have been reported as internally displaced. As of 10 March, about 75,300 of them had sought refuge in United Nations (UN) bases. According to UNOCHA's 10 March 2014 situation report, an estimated 214,904 people have sought refuge in neighboring countries. The UN as well as organizations working across the country note that thousands more may still be hiding in the bush. The States most affected by the fighting are Unity, Upper Nile, Jonglei, Eastern and Central Equatoria. CARE South Sudan country program is responding to the ongoing emergency and is looking for a health and nutrition professional with experience in project management in emergency set up and in a very challenging working environment to join the CARE team in Unity State and support in Emergency Response Program. The area manager is responsible to ensure the high quality implementation of CARE's Program in Rubkona and Guit County in the most effective manner. In particular, s/he has to make every effort to ensure that the Program objectives/ outputs are achieved according to the work plan, the donor requirements and within the contracted project period. S/he will serve as manager of the projects teams in Rubkona and Cuit County in order to ensure the overall successful implementation, reporting and management of CARE's health and nutrition program as well as programming in WASH and livelihoods. Responsibilities and Tasks: Project Management; Financial/ Asset Management; Contract Management; Personnel Management; Government Liaison/ External Relations; Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS (Know-How): Public Health qualification with at least 5 years post graduate experience in management of health programs. A minimum of 5 years' experience project management and implementation within an INGO or related environment. Proven ability to develop and foster external organizational relationships and applied representation skills. Experience working in conflict settings/ insecure environments. Strong technical skills in public health, nutrition or related fields. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 463. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER - INTEGRATED NUTRITION PROGRAMS ATLANTA, GA
CARE is seeking a talented Senior Program Officer (SPO) - Integrated Nutrition Programs who will provide program design and implementation support to Country Office teams and assist in the coordination of Headquarters (HQ) technical support to Nutrition at the Center Country Office (CO) programs for monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management. Expected Travel: up to 40%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. The SPO will also collaborate with other Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) unit teams to promote knowledge sharing and learning. The Senior Program Officer's primary responsibilities include collaborating with designated country offices and providing country specific support and expertise. He/She will liaise with country offices and collaborate with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Knowledge Management Advisors, Senior Analyst and other members of the team to ensure that CO program M&E plans and systems are rigorous, appropriate and contribute to the generation of knowledge so that learning from CO programs is captured and disseminated. Responsibilities also include supporting report preparation and proposal development with writing and editing when necessary. Primary Responsibilities: Collaboration with Country Offices; Promote learning and advocacy in collaboration with FNS RLA; Early childhood development (ECD); Participation in the FNS Unit; Other duties assigned to support team members and programs. PRIMARY SKILLS: Master's degree in public health or nutrition desired (or other relevant health specialization. 3-5 years' experience working in nutrition, health or food security programming with an international organization. Knowledge of community based approaches for program design and implementation. Familiarity with gender and empowerment programming. Excellent team work and interpersonal skills. Good organizational skills. Detail orientation. Demonstrated an understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Demonstrated experience with the project cycle from assessment through evaluation. Ability to operationalize programmatic strategies. Excellent verbal and written English communication skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relationships with government, donors, ministry officials, community leaders, and other development partners. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet software, and data processing. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 466. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** AREA MANAGER AGOK, SOUTH SUDAN
CARE has posted an opening for an Area Manager in Agok. Expected Travel: up to 50%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. The disputes between the SPLA ruling party on the night of 15th December 2013 in the National capital of Juba, resulted into heavy fighting between SPLA PGFs and AGFs. The battles quickly spread to Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei States and caused thousands of displaced people who went to UNMISS PoC's bases in Juba, Bentiu, Malakal, Bor towns as well as to other areas in and beyond the international border to Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Sudan. OCHA estimates that 194,000 people have been displaced across five states, Central Equatorial, Unity, Lakes, Upper Nile, and Jonglei. It is estimated that around 30,000 IDPs have sought refuge in the two UN bases in Juba; 8,000 IDPs have reportedly sought refuge in the UN base in Bentiu and 3,000 in the UN base in Pariang. CARE South Sudan country program is responding to the ongoing emergency and is looking for a health and nutrition professional with experience in project management in emergency set up and in a very challenging working environment to join the CARE team in Unity State and support in Emergency Response Program. The incumbent will be based in Agok, South Sudan in the Mercy Corps compound and will travel, security allowing to Abienom and Mayom. The Area Manager is assigned to ensure the high quality implementation of the Health and Nutrition Program in Abienom and Mayom County in the most effective manner possible. In particular, to make every effort to ensure that the Program objectives/ outputs are achieved according to the work plan, the donor's requirement and within the contracted project period. Responsibilities and Tasks: Project implementation; Financial/ Asset Management; Contract Management; Personnel Management; Government Liaison/ External Relations. QUALIFICATIONS (Know- How): Public Health qualification with at least 5 years post graduate experience in management of health programs. A minimum of 5 years' experience project management and implementation within an INGO or related environment. Ability to develop and foster external organizational relationships and applied representation skills. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 452. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** TECHNICAL ADVISOR, SOCIAL AND BEHAVIOR CHANGE COMMUNICATION ATLANTA, GA
CARE is seeking a Technical Advisor (TA), Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC). Expected Travel: up to 40%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. CARE is a leading humanitarian and development organization dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice with a special emphasis on rights programming, gender equality, and women and girls. CARE works in a variety of contexts from protracted crises to stable development settings and recognizes that a good comprehensive assessment of the underlying drivers of food and nutrition insecurity point to poverty, gender inequity, non-inclusive governance, poor adaptation to climate change and the inability to manage other economic and political shocks and stressors. The importance of each of these factors will vary by context. To address these drivers of poverty, the CARE Food and Nutrition Security team pursues a two-pronged approach that focuses on a sequence of 'nutrition-specific' and 'nutrition-sensitive' interventions. Both pathways address humanitarian responses to acute shocks as well as developmental interventions that strengthen capacities and institutions to achieve food and nutritional security. Both pathways progress from externally derived support during emergencies, to household and community-led solutions, to systemic policy and institutional support for food and nutrition security solutions. The CARE USA Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) team leads CARE's work globally in this important area and has the overall goal of ensuring that households, women, and girls/ children realize just and sustainable food and nutrition security (CARE Food & Nutrition Security Strategy 2014-2019). To achieve this goal, the FNS Team has four strategic objectives (SO) with three cross-cutting themes: SO1: Increase capacity to prepare for, respond to, and adapt to climate change and economic and political shocks and stresses; SO 2: Strengthen sustainable smallholder agricultural systems to improve food and nutrition security for producers, workers and consumers; SO 3: Improve nutritional status of women, infants and children; SO4: Promote good governance and rights to ensure equitable and sustainable food and nutrition security for women and marginalized/ particularly vulnerable groups. The TA, SBCC will serve as a subject matter specialist with respect to the cultural, behavioral, cognitive and psychosocial factors associated with nutrition and food security, Water and Sanitation for Health (WASH), and maternal child health. S/he will maintain knowledge of the current literature in all areas of food and nutrition behavioral research globally, with particular attention to: determinants of behaviors; theoretical frameworks for individual behavior change and broader transformations of social norms; effectiveness of diverse behavioral approaches, including individual, small group, community and mass media interventions; and state-of-the-art in design and evaluation of SBCC activities. In this capacity, s/he will have responsibility to work collaboratively with Country Offices to analyze, develop proposals, and programmatic activities to change behaviors for improved food and nutrition security outcomes. This will include conducting field visits to review technical quality of behavioral interventions and communications materials, recommending changes as needed, supporting teams to improve SBCC practices, and improving capacity of staff. Additionally, s/he will work collaboratively with Food and Nutrition Security Unit staff and other Program, Partnerships, Learning (PPL) units, as appropriate, to provide technical and programmatic advice on strategies for social and behavior change on issues related to prevention and risk taking behaviors and demand generation for health services, including gender and power issues related to food and nutrition security. S/he will also be responsible for maintaining a network of scientific and professional contacts including researchers and practitioners in the field of nutrition and human behavior, and share new research findings with CARE staff and relevant partners. Furthermore, s/he will participate in international and national meetings, workshops and conferences dealing with the behavioral aspects of nutrition. Primary Responsibilities: Social and behavior change communication (SBCC) leadership; Collaboration with Country Offices; Collaborate with FNS Research, Learning and advocacy team; Resource mobilization. REQUIRED SKILLS: Master's degree or higher in public health, social psychology, health communications or other relevant behavioral/ social science field. Minimum five years professional experience with behavioral communications aspects of global health, including at least three years working on food and nutrition security programs within a developing country context. Demonstrated understanding of theories and frameworks relating to individual behavior change and broader social responses, and the evidence base for behavioral/ communications interventions and best practices. Hands-on experience designing, planning, implementing and evaluating behavioral interventions/ communication campaigns. Experience with developing and testing health/ development information, education and communication materials. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Willingness to travel several times each year to developing countries. Grant and proposal writing. Research methodology and analytical skills. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 461. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** RESEARCH ASSOCIATE BALTIMORE, MD
CMTP is seeking a Research Associate in Baltimore. The Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP) is an independent nonprofit dedicated to developing a health care system where everyone has the evidence they need to make informed health decisions. We believe that improvements in the quality and relevance of health research can change the trajectory of rising healthcare costs while sustaining innovation. As thought leaders in comparative effectiveness research (CER) and patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), we work with a national and international network of patients, patient advocates, clinicians, policymakers, and payers to transform clinical research, provide methodological guidance, and shape health policy. With funding from government, industry, and foundations, CMTP breaks down traditional silos that too often divide researchers from patients and the real-world healthcare questions that need answering. The impact we seek: Better Evidence: Research that meaningfully involves all key healthcare stakeholders. Evidence reflective of real-world patients and practices. Better Decisions: Innovative, high-value technologies rapidly adopted and appropriately used in an increasingly resource-constrained environment. Evidence-based clinical advice delivered by health professionals and guideline committees. Coverage and reimbursement decisions based on value. Better Health: Improved public trust in research; Less uncertainty in everyday healthcare. For more information, please visit www.cmtpnet.org. Position Summary: Working independently and as part of a team, the Research Associate assists and supports project leaders and senior staff in one or more of CMTP's program areas. Responsibilities: Effectively organize people and/or resources to ensure effectiveness and efficiency in meeting project goals. Research clinical, methodological, and policy issues as they pertain to ongoing CMTP projects. Proofread and edit documents. Draft articles, memos, tables and figures. Support stakeholder engagement approach developed by CMTP to actively solicit the knowledge, experience and values of a broad range of individuals and organizations (including patients, clinicians, researchers, industry representatives, payers, and policymakers). Assist in the coordination and planning of events. Prepare meeting summaries. Track project expenses, complete project tasks in keeping with budgetary constraints. Other duties and tasks as assigned. Competencies: Analysis: Solves problems through analytical processes and reasoning; Consistency and Reliability; Project Management: Prioritizes work load and project needs based on deliverables; Judgment and Decision Making: Considers the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. Active Listening: Gives full attention to what others say, takes time to understand the points being made, asks questions as appropriate. Verbal Communication: Conveys information and ideas effectively; listens to and understands information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Written Communication: Conveys information and ideas effectively; understands information and ideas presented through written communications. Problem Sensitivity: Discerns when problems exist or are likely to occur and reacts appropriately; understands the need for urgency. Team Collaboration: Works effectively and cohesively with co-workers and other stakeholders. REQUIRES: Experience and Education: Master's degree in public health or health-focused public policy (or related field) or 3-5 years of relevant work experience. Experience interpreting medical or health services research literature. Experience in fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and dynamic non-profit environment is required. Demonstrated analytic skills; some experience performing rudimentary statistical analysis desirable. Proven proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint). Exceptional ability and desire to deliver quality customer service. Advancement Opportunity: One step - Senior Research Associate; Two steps - Research Manager. Physical Demands and Work Environment: Continuous standing, walking, and sitting throughout the day. Some travel may be required, including out of state. Some light lifting of up to 25 pounds may be required. Continuous typing and viewing of a computer screen may be required. Must be able to calmly and effectively work with high stress situations. TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to: Ty Williams, Manager, HR & Administration, Center for Medical Technology Policy HR@cmtpnet.org. Please let us know where you saw this posting.
****************************** HEALTH ASSOCIATE ARLINGTON, VA
MSI is seeking a Health Associate who will serve as a resident technical expert in global health, and maintain primary responsibility for expanding MSI's global health portfolio. S/he will work closely with senior staff to integrate health into other development assistance efforts, as well as pursue new health sector projects. The Senior Associate will capitalize on MSI's long history of international development programming and significant experience in the health sector, provide technical assistance to a range of existing programs and work closely with colleagues throughout the Human Development Practice Area. Please note: This position is based in our Arlington, VA headquarters and requires current U.S. work authorization. QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated technical expertise and significant experience with global health and development. Prior field-based experience on USAID, PEPFAR, Gates or other international donor funded health projects, as well as US-based business development and project management experience. Well-established professional relationships with implementing partners in the health sector and substantial experience with and/or within USAID. Successful proposal writing and business development experience, as well as demonstrated skills in concept and strategy development, relationship building, and marketing. Applicants should provide details about these successes in their application. Technical background in organizational development and change, good governance, and/or monitoring and evaluation including a solid, practical understanding of the linkages between governance and health desired. Extensive experience with training design, delivery, and facilitation. Excellent verbal and written skills, as well as the ability to work well in team situations. Must be willing and able to travel on short-term technical assistance trips throughout the developing world. Fluency in a second language (Spanish, French, Arabic) preferred. Advanced degree in Public Health or a related field strongly preferred. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. TO APPLY: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com
****************************** SENIOR MULTILATERAL ADVISOR WASHINGTON, DC
GHFP is seeking a Technical Advisor III: Senior Multilateral Advisor (GHFP-II-P3- 120) in Washington, DC. Assignment: Two year fellowship. The Senior Multilateral Advisor will serve as a key member of the Multilateral Team through providing technical oversight, with a focus on HIV/AIDS, health systems strengthening, and governance/ leadership capacity building, of the projects and grants managed by the Team; coordinating with US Government agencies, multilateral organizations, bilateral donors, and implementing partners to ensure technical appropriateness of country support; and analyzing technical assistance requests. This position will receive day to day guidance from the Division Chief. REQUIRES: Master's Degree in Public Health or equivalent degree in related field. Minimum ten (10) years' of public health experience with at least 3-5 years' experience in developing country or resource constrained settings are essential in an international or resource challenged setting. Demonstrated field experience building capacity of senior level staff within developing country ministries of health, nongovernmental organizations, or other local institutions or entities. Significant experience in organizational development and systems strengthening within one or more programmatic areas such as HIV/AIDS, health systems, or institutional governance. Strong understanding of Global Fund, UNAIDS and other UN Agencies, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), USG TB Programs, and other USG health programs, other bilateral donors, and/or foundations. Familiarity with USAID contract, finance, and program management requirements, principles and techniques. Demonstrated ability to initiate, establish and maintain liaison activities with primary multilateral and bilateral stakeholders. Excellent interpersonal and diplomacy skills, required to establish and maintain a wide range of senior level and working level contacts in government, non-government, and private-sector circles. Excellent writing, editing, and presentation skills. High level of judgment, ingenuity and originality to develop strategies and to analyze, develop, monitor, and evaluate program implementation. Proven leadership skills, including experience with negotiation. Ability to travel internationally. Fluency in French or Spanish strongly desired. US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency required. Salary based on commensurate experience and earnings history. The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs. TO APPLY: All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-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 applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm Eastern Time October 15, 2014. Applicants who applied previously have been given consideration and need not re-apply. We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.
****************************** HEALTH DEVELOPMENT OFFICER - SENIOR HEALTH RESEARCH ADVISOR WASHINGTON, DC
GHFP II is seeking a Health Development Officer (Grade: FP-02) in Washington, DC. Duration of Appointment: 5 years. The position is located in the Bureau for Global Health (GH), Office of Health, Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition (HIDN), Division of Nutrition. The Senior Health Research Advisor will play a vital role in advancing USAID's Health Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition (HIDN)'s Health Research Program (HaRP), a portfolio of research, technology development, and research introduction/ utilization activities, aimed at accelerating the introduction and scaled up use of interventions with public health impact. HaRP supports the achievement of the goals of Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD), the President's Malaria Initiative as well as contributing to other activities such as AIDS Free Generation. This has historically included public health advances such as ORS/zinc; chlorhexidine for newborn cord care; short-course simplified treatment for presumed newborn sepsis; respectful maternity care; and global leadership in advancing the science and practice of implementation research. The Senior Health Research Advisor is responsible for strategy development, program design, project implementation, and technical direction and support to researchers, implementers, host governments, donors focusing on maternal and child health, malaria, and other public activities - working at the country, regional, and international levels. The Foreign Service Limited (FSL) Senior Health Research Advisor will be a core member of the HaRP team, led by a senior health science specialist. The program is housed in HIDN's Division of Nutrition and operates as a matrix management unit working across and in partnership with a diverse set of internal and external USAID stakeholders. The Senior Health Research Advisor must be a U.S. citizen capable of being granted and maintaining a U.S. Government security clearance at the "Top Secret" level. The successful candidate will be selected based on a review of his/her qualifications, writing sample(s), one or more interviews and related activities, and reference checks. The hiring panel may check references that have not been specifically identified by applicants and may check references before or after a candidate is interviewed. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree related to public health or health sciences and at least 10 years of relevant work experience. Technical expertise and theoretical and practical knowledge of one or more of the follow areas: maternal, newborn, and child health, malaria, and other infectious diseases, and/or health systems. Knowledge of health services/ implementation research and evaluation methodologies, program design, and implementation, as well as direct experience in translating research into use. Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-site and multidisciplinary team-based organizational structure, including partners and other collaborators; experience with cross-cultural teams. Demonstrated technical leadership, policy experience, and problem solving skills working on and providing expert oversight of complex projects in a highly sensitive environment. High degree of judgment, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop and present work and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs. Strong interpersonal communication and excellent oral communication and writing skills. Demonstrates experience meeting deadlines and balancing audiences and priorities in a busy professional environment. TO APPLY: Please send the following by email to GHFSLrecruitment@ghfp.net on or before midnight (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time) on October 14, 2014. Please label the subject line of the email "Senior Health Research Advisor - Your Name Here." 1. Curriculum Vitae, 2. Three References, 3. One or more writing samples relevant to the position. The closing date for this position is October 14, 2014.
****************************** ABT ASSOCIATES
ABT Associates has posted openings for the following positions. For more information please go to www.abtassociates.com
ASSOCIATE / PRIVATE SECTOR SPECIALIST BETHESDA, MD
The Private Sector Specialist will manage the provision of technical assistance to the HEF grantees to improve their business models and carry out the activities outlined in their grant proposals. 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. Vacancy no: 9321
PROPOSAL MANAGER FOR INTERNATIONAL EVALUATION US
Abt Associates has posted an opening for a Manager for International Evaluation Proposal Development to help build Abt's portfolio of projects assessing the success of international development initiatives around the globe. REQUIRES: Minimum of 5 years of experience working in international development programming or research. Strong interest in business development and proposal writing. Advanced degree in a relevant technical field (public health, economics, public administration, business administration, etc.). Strong interpersonal communication and facilitation skills and a demonstrated ability to mobilize and motivate a diverse group of staff to work effectively in tandem under tight deadlines. Vacancy no: 9802
****************************** SENIOR HEALTH ECONOMIST PARIS
The Organisation For Economic Co-Operation and Development seeks a Senior Health Economist. The selected candidate will develop project proposals and work plans, lead projects and teams, and will deliver reports to the OECD's Health Committee which will inform health policy decision-making in OECD as well as non-member countries. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in economics, policy analysis, or a similar discipline. Eight to ten years' professional experience as a health economist or health policy analyst. Experience in managing small project teams of analysts/ economists and statisticians. Experience in designing and carrying out original data collection activities and analyses in support of health policy studies, preferably acquired in a national administration, research institute or an international organisation. Experience in formulating studies that result in information relevant to policy questions, to conduct analysis in a cross-disciplinary context, to draw conclusions based on the evidence, to identify policy implications and to formulate practical recommendations. Please apply online at https://oecd.taleo.net/careersection/ext/joblist.ftl?lang=en. Closing date: 10/19/14. Job Number: 09458.
****************************** TECHNICAL ADVISER, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH (RH) SUVA, FIJI
The UN Population Fund has posted an opening for a Technical Adviser, Reproductive Health in Suva, Fiji. The Technical Adviser post provides strategic technical and programmatic leadership for the region in RH to ensure that the SRO remain abreast of the Fund's policy and programme policies as well as current thinking and academic advance in a given substantive areas affecting the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree or equivalent (preferably Ph. D.) in public health, medicine, sociology, health systems/ economics, or other field directly related to the substantive area identified in the title of the post. 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the substantive area, of which seven years at the international level. Proven experience in Family Planning and Emergency Obstetric Care essential. Health systems experience, health reform, an asset. TO APPLY: Please apply online: http://www.unfpa.org/employment/vacancy.html. Closing date: 10/14/14. Vacancy no: 2655.
****************************** 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.
TECHNICAL OFFICER GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
A Technical Officer (P-3) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Manage the creation and maintenance of a database of tobacco control legislation and regulations, including collecting existing national and subnational legislation. Review and assess all collected legislation and related information for the report according to existing criteria. REQUIRES: University degree in law with an emphasis in health legislation, health law or international law. Minimum of five years' experience, at least one year of which at the international level, in law and health policy development and research, in the scientific or public health arena. Experience in database creation and maintenance. Closing date: 10/9/14. Vacancy no: HQ/14/NMH/TA119
TECHNICAL OFFICER GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
A Technical Officer (P-4) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Manage and coordinate the technical assistance mechanism to priority countries applying to the GF NFM. In that context, develop a coordinating mechanism among the Global TB Programme, regional TB advisers and TB staff in priority countries; oversee and monitor implementation of specific TA components as agreed with the ADGO/HTM and the Global Fund; manage the TA-related grant from Global Fund, monitor the expenditures and report to ADGO; represent TSC/GTB in the TA taskforce established by ADGO; coordinate quarterly reporting from all levels of WHO to ADGO. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree (Master's level or above) in international development or business administration or related field. At least 7 years of experience in management of TB control projects and/or grants (including financial and operational management). Experience in operating in accordance with the principles recommended by WHO, including operational planning, programme implementation and monitoring in a health related field. First-hand experience of managing TB projects/ grants at high burden country level. Familiarity with Global Fund grant management processes. Closing date: 10/9/14. Vacancy no: HQ/14/HQ/TA117
****************************** *RESEARCH AND MATRIX ADVISOR WASHINGTON, DC
Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do - believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services - from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. Program Overview: Evidence to Action for Strengthened Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services for Women and Girls (E2A) is USAID's global flagship project for strengthening quality FP/RH service delivery. The project is designed to reduce unmet need by scaling-up proven best practices (BPs) to ensure that women and girls receive and use quality services through all stages of the reproductive life cycle. By promoting healthy FP/RH behaviors, gender-equality, and compelling evidence for FP use, E2A will directly support the principles of the USG Global Health Initiative (GHI). This five-year project is led by Pathfinder International in partnership with the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), IntraHealth International, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Partners in Expanding Health Quality and Access/ ExpandNet, and PATH. Position Purpose: The Research and Metrics Advisor contributes to E2A Project research and evaluation activities in order to increase global support for the use of evidence-based best practices to improve family planning and reproductive health services access and quality. S/he contributes to the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities to measure the overall E2A project performance against established goals and objectives, and report on project achievements. The Research and Metrics Advisor also contributes to the development of tools for field offices and local implementing partners to collect data and assists, as needed, to analyze and present data. In addition, the Research and Metrics Advisor assists in the preparation of project reports for dissemination to USAID and the global health community. Key Responsibilities: Work with the Director of M&E to implement monitoring and evaluation plans, including identifying appropriate indicators, entering and analyzing project data, and reporting project achievements against project objectives. Track project achievements/ deliverables and implementation of planned/ proposed project activities. Under the guidance of the M&E Director and as needed, develop/ adapt data collection tools, including survey questionnaires, key informant interview schedules, facility assessment and supervision instruments, as well as relevant training materials for country program use. As needed, assist field supported programs to develop data recording and reporting tools and train them to collect data required to measure progress against project targets and objectives. As needed, assist the Director of M&E to design and facilitate implementation and analysis of baseline surveys for new activities. This may include contributions to survey instruments, survey protocol, and reviewing consultant reports and other deliverables. Verify data quality and prepare data for performance review by the Project Director. Compile quarterly programmatic reports and ad-hoc technical highlights for dissemination to USAID and global health community as appropriate. Contribute to the development, review and dissemination of E2A technical papers and briefs as appropriate. Assist in Interpreting project data for project technical staff and managers, and with identification of action points and lessons learned. Participate in conducting literature and systematic reviews on FP/RH Best Practices. Represent E2A in professional meetings, conferences and presentations. Participate in project midterm and final evaluations. Respond to E2A Project Partners' requests for programmatic information. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of M&E and Project Director. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in demography, statistics, social sciences, health information management or related field. Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience designing, implementing and overseeing monitoring and evaluation tasks for health and/or development projects. Proven technical skills in monitoring and evaluation, including, at a minimum, data collection planning and implementation (routine or survey) and timely data analysis, synthesis, and communication of results. Familiarity with international indicators and standard measurement tools in the areas of reproductive health/ family planning, maternal and neonatal health, HIV & AIDS and other relevant technical areas. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills. Competency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and ACCESS, and at least one statistical software package (SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA). Experience in use of data to inform decision-making, planning, and performance monitoring. Demonstrated ability to work with various constituencies, preferably including field offices. Fluency in both written and spoken English. Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to effectively convey technical material to both expert and lay audiences. Ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 15 % as needed. Comfortable with a team approach and the ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks and short deadlines. Strong attention to detail and commitment to accuracy of work produced. On-the-ground work in field-based programs in Africa, Asia and/or Near East Region. Knowledge of USAID reporting requirements. Additional language capabilities in Spanish, Portuguese and/or French. Knowledgeable in special challenges faced in the developing world in the areas of reproductive health/ family planning, HIV/AIDS, post- abortion care, adolescent health and service quality assurance. Formal training in monitoring and evaluating health projects. Experience with database construction and/or management. 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 COMMUNICATIONS - E2A WASHINGTON, DC
Pathfinder International is seeking a Director of Communications - E2A. 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. Project Overview: Evidence to Action for Strengthened Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services for Women and Girls (E2A) is USAID's global flagship project for strengthening quality FP/RH service delivery. The project is designed to reduce unmet need by scaling-up proven best practices (BPs) to ensure that women and girls receive and use quality services through all stages of the reproductive life cycle. By promoting healthy FP/RH behaviors, gender-equality, and compelling evidence for FP use, E2A will directly support the principles of the USG Global Health Initiative (GHI). This five-year project is led by Pathfinder International in partnership with the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), IntraHealth International, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Partners in Expanding Health Quality and Access/ ExpandNet, and PATH. Position Purpose: The Director of Communications will increase the profile and disseminate the project's work and messages through planning and implementation of all project communication activities, including events and publications such as fact sheets, success stories, press releases, press briefings, op- ed articles, letters to the editor, etc. Key Responsibilities: Manages and prepares for site visits as well as develop related supporting documents for site visits by high-ranking USG delegations including, but not limited to USAID senior management. Increases the profile and disseminates the project's work and messages through planning and implementation of all project communication activities. Actively participates in defining the project mission, vision and identity as well as the strategy to achieve the work plans. Prepares communication plans and activities to support meetings and other special events. Develops and executes an annual communications plan to establish clear communications goals and priorities in collaboration with supervisor and key E2A staff. Recommends, develops and executes an E2A e-marketing strategy and program to include current and emerging media (e-newsletter, social media, SEO, etc.). Develops and executes a proactive, strategic media relations program to raise visibility of E2A, including the creation of a targeted media contact database. Monitors and leverages online conversations and breaking news as appropriate to highlight E2A priority outputs and successes. Reviews and approves content for publication on the E2A website, external websites and blogs, including Pathfinder International's, to ensure consistency of messaging and content and alignment with E2A and USAID priorities. Reviews and approves content for E2A's monthly e-newsletter to ensure consistency of messaging and content and alignment with E2A and USAID priorities. Provides training to stakeholders on media relations and work to increase media coverage and attention for the improvement of health systems and its impact on health outcomes. Helps develop a program to enlist the support of businesses and corporations to advance the project's mission. Provides day-to-day management and coordination of communication activities. Writes and edits regular and ad hoc reports to USAID. Liaises with Pathfinder home office on final report preparation and submission. Performs other duties as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in public health, education, communication, public policy, international development or related field. Minimum of seven years of relevant experience. Experience in international development and global health required, knowledge of international programs, strategies, donors and organizations strongly preferred. Demonstrated excellence in writing and editing for a variety of mediums. Excellent presentation and public communication skills. Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Experience in work that relates to government relations is a plus. Ability to network and facilitate strong working relationships between partners. Understanding of knowledge management and experience adopting, adapting, and applying knowledge to communicate more effectively. Experience developing and maintaining databases preferred. Strong interpersonal skills and to work as part of a team with varying levels of staff spread across a range of geographic locations. Self- starter able to work proactively and independently. Experience in organizing and implementing events and programs. Ability to work with large, complex global projects. Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally. 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.
****************************** *E2A PROJECT DIRECTOR WASHINGTON, DC
Pathfinder International is seeking an E2A Project Director in Washington, DC. Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do - believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services - from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. Program Overview: Evidence to Action for Strengthened Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services for Women and Girls (E2A) is USAID's global flagship project for strengthening quality FP/RH service delivery. The project is designed to reduce unmet need by scaling-up proven best practices (BPs) to ensure that women and girls receive and use quality services through all stages of the reproductive life cycle. By promoting healthy FP/RH behaviors, gender-equality, and compelling evidence for FP use, E2A will directly support the principles of the USG Global Health Initiative (GHI). This five-year project is led by Pathfinder International in partnership with the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), IntraHealth International, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Partners in Expanding Health Quality and Access/ ExpandNet, and PATH. Position Purpose: The Project Director has overall responsibility for leading and managing the project to achieve its intended impact in strengthening quality FP/RH service delivery (facility and community based) and globally increasing family planning use. S/he provides strategic leadership and managerial oversight of the administrative, programmatic, technical, and operational aspects of the project. The Project Director oversees the day-to-day work and is responsible for the effective use and deployment of staff and financial resources to achieve project targets. S/he is accountable for all aspects of the project's effective management, including financial and budgetary oversight, timely implementation of activities, and stakeholder relationship management. The Project Director prominently positions the project as a leader in the field of FP/RH and as a successful partner in the development and cost effective implementation of USAID funded programs. S/he is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with USAID, Government agencies, and other RH/FP programs operating globally. Key Responsibilities: Provide strategic direction of project activities. Develop and update the project strategic plan, ensuring that programmatic directions are technically sound, evidence-based and consistent with international priorities. Ensure that project performance objectives and mandated deliverables such as technical activities, annual work plans and programmatic/ financial/ technical reports are carried out in a timely fashion and meet the highest quality standards. Provide leadership and direction to monitoring and evaluation strategies, frameworks, plans and indicators to capture project performance and results. Lead a periodic implementation review process to monitor progress and to identify specific actions that may be needed to achieve expected results. In collaboration with project staff, establish and maintain the ongoing administrative and financial operations of project offices, ensuring compliance with Pathfinder International's policy and USAID contract provisions. Ensure that appropriate security guidelines and procedures are established, maintained, updated regularly and adhered to by the staff in all project offices. Employ appropriate management procedures to ensure that all resources are in place, adhered to, and in compliance with donor rules and regulations. Work with Pathfinder International Headquarters to develop policies and procedures that improve efficiency and quality. Select, hire, and supervise staff and subcontractors; assign roles and responsibilities, manage performance. Develop, monitor and revise budget pipeline and conduct monthly reviews to ensure accountability of all project activities as well as the accurate and timely reporting of finance deliverables. Manage funds and approve expenditures in accordance with Pathfinder International and USAID procedures, cost principles, and regulations. In coordination with Pathfinder International Contracts Officer, contract with and manage local individuals/ organizations for identified tasks according to USAID and Pathfinder International procedures. Negotiate consultancy agreements and develop capacity of local partners in mandated program areas. Partner successfully with Pathfinder International's Vice President of Programs and Headquarters financial, technical, and operations backstop officers by providing accurate and timely reporting and updates on the project progress and difficulties. Cultivate and strengthen positive, productive relationships with USAID, partners, Ministry of Health and other governmental agencies ensuring that Pathfinder International is consistently viewed as an effective implementing partner in meeting and achieving project targets. Manage and coordinate activities of subcontractors and partners to create synergy and ensure that project responsibilities are carried out in accordance with donor regulations. Document project achievements for communications materials such as the annual reports, brochures, and website updates. Assist Development teams in planning for and developing proposal submissions for field support. Represent E2A and Pathfinder in relevant interagency working groups and international conferences. Perform other tasks to ensure effective implementation of the project as required. Basic REQUIREMENTS: At least 10 years of experience in designing and implementing health service delivery strengthening projects, with five of these years spent managing large, complex family planning projects while living in developing countries. A Master's Degree or higher in public health, social sciences, health systems, nursing administration, management, or a related advanced degree. Demonstrated international credibility as a leader in health and health service delivery strengthening in developing countries. Demonstrated experience in successfully fulfilling performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities. Significant operations and financial management experience in developing countries. Proven experience in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating development and intervention activities, preferably with USAID, WHO, or other donor organizations working in the health sector. Direct senior staff supervision experience required. In-depth knowledge of public and/or private health systems, decentralization of services, and the latest professional developments in FP/RH. Demonstrated management skills working with complex programs involving short deadlines, multiple tasks, intense pressure to perform, and coordination with multiple partners. Thorough understanding of and ability to analyze financial documents, projections, expenditures and accruals. Excellent diplomatic, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills. Demonstrated capabilities in institutional capacity building, and high-level strategic visioning and leadership. Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relations with senior Government personnel, international organizations, NGO partners, host country governments, and U. S. Government Agencies. Demonstrated ability to manage, motivate, mentor and direct all levels of staff while creating a positive team environment. Familiarity with community-based approaches for service delivery and procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects. Excellent knowledge of the political, social, economic, and cultural context of working globally and thorough understanding of applicable US Government regulations and administrative procedures. Strong presentation skills including the ability to present results and products to USAID and other key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Health. Expert computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Must be fluent in English. Position requires up to 25% travel depending upon program needs. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in FP integration with MNCH, nutrition and HIV/AIDS is highly desirable. Experience managing USAID funded activities preferred. Proficiency in a second language is desirable. Please Note: This is a two year position that is funded through September 2016. TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, please apply online at: http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment-opportunities/. Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
****************************** *ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT NEW YORK
New York University College of Nursing is seeking an Assistant Director of Global Partnership Development. New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN) is a leader in nursing education and research. The NYUCN Global division conducts research and implements programs that address health disparities, inform clinical practice and education, and advance science to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities in the United States and throughout the world. We are now interviewing for a dynamic team player with experience in grant writing, proposal development, fundraising strategies, and new business and partnership solicitation and support. REQUIRES: The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience working in health or development outside of the US, including in low- and middle-income countries. Knowledge of, and experience with, programs funded by USAID, US Department of State, World Bank, foundations, corporate social responsibility programs, and other relevant sources including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is necessary. A Master's degree in public health, international development, clinical research or a related field is required. NYU offers a superior benefits package, which includes NYU tuition for self and eligible family members, generous vacation, medical, dental, and pension plans. TO APPLY for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter online at www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52181. We accept online applications only. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.
****************************** *MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST TBD
Tropical Health LLP is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist. This position will lead the technical oversight of selected Tropical Health projects; lead the development of technical proposals for further development of our business and provide technical consultancy services to our Clients. Tropical Health LLP is an international consultancy company specializing in the M&E of health and disease control programmes in Africa and Asia. The company builds on the long experience of its core staff as well as a wide network of affiliated consultants. We contribute in a unique way to the cost effectiveness and sustainability of development aid in the health sector by improving the availability, quality and use of evidence for strategic and operational planning and programme implementation. We firmly believe in the principles of developing local capacity and transferring skills and knowledge. REQUIRES: The M&E Specialist should be qualified to Masters level in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, M&E, or Public Health. With at least 5 years of demonstrated international experience in the design and management of monitoring systems, evaluations and research, including evaluation methodologies, population based surveys, participatory data collection methods and protocols, and data quality verification techniques in large development projects. The successful applicant will be expected to work from their place of residence with frequent international travel and be fluent in both spoken and written English with good verbal and written skills in at least one further language an advantage. TO APPLY: The closing date for applications is Wednesday 15th October 2014. Details on how to apply can be found in the full job description available in the opportunities section of the Tropical Health LLP website at http://www.trophealth.com.
****************************** *EVIDENCE BUILDING TECHNICAL DIRECTOR BALTIMORE, MD
Catholic Relief Services has posted an opening for an Evidence Building Technical Director. S/he is responsible for all activities within Objective 1 that will increase the generation and use of evidence through surveillance and research to inform strategic child welfare and protection programming for children affected by HIV and other adversities. REQUIRES: Advanced degree in public health, demography, health management, biostatistics, epidemiology, statistics or other relevant discipline, PhD preferred. Previous experience as Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning preferred; ability to think strategically and deliver results. Ten or more years of experience leading and implementing (operational) research, surveillance systems, implementation science, program monitoring and evaluation, and knowledge management. For more information and to apply visit www.crs.org/about/careers/. Vacancy no: D1933
****************************** *EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
The World Health Organization seeks an Executive Director (D-2) in Geneva. The Executive Director leads the partners in preparing the PMNCH Strategy and value- added work plans and budgets, and is responsible for suggesting revisions to the Strategy and, after consultation, presenting them for approval by the Board. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in nursing, midwifery or in another appropriate health-related area or social science. At least fifteen years' experience working with developing countries, including a minimum of ten years' experience at the international level coordinating with national governments, the donor community, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, the private sector and professional and academic bodies. Extensive experience in, and a sound understanding of a) implementation challenges at country level and how to overcome them, and b) programme and investment issues at country level; extensive managerial and fundraising experience. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No. Closing date: 10/10/14. Vacancy no: HQ/14/HQ/FT470
****************************** *SOCIAL WORK ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST KADUNA, NIGERIA
AIHA will deploy a volunteer whose goal will be to build the organizational capacity of the Association for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria (AONN) to stand as a local resource that actively supports Nigeria's social welfare workforce through the organization of the country's CBOs working with OVC. The volunteer will provide hands-on coaching, mentoring, and technical assistance to AONN officers to strengthen organizational deficiencies and gaps. REQUIRES: Baccalaureate degree in social work or Masters in social work. At least 2 years' experience in social work. Experience in organizational development and assessments, budgeting, and financial management. Knowledge of public health, particularly related to OVC and HIV/AIDS programs. Experience training and enhancing the skills of others in an interactive manner. For more information and to apply visit aiha.com/en/employmentopportunities/
****************************** *REGIONAL PROGRAMME ADVISER PANAMA
The UN Population Fund has posted an opening for a Regional Programme Adviser (P-5) in Panama. The Programme Adviser provides strategic programming and policy and related technical support and coordination to ensure that the Fund's programmes policies and external relations in the region are firmly placed in the context of: the ICPD Programme of Action; national development processes and frameworks; the continental agenda, the global development agenda; the achievement of the MDGs; and the process of UN reform. REQUIRES: Post-graduate University Degree or equivalent in public health, medicine, sociology, demography, gender, economics, international relations, international development, public administration, management or other related field. 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in development programmes, of which seven years at the international level. 10 years progressively responsible national and international professional experience in sexual and reproductive health, population and development, gender, advocacy, management and evaluation. TO APPLY: Please apply online: http://www.unfpa.org/employment/vacancy.html. Vacancy no: 2649. Closing date: 10/3/14.
****************************** *WORLD LEARNING UGANDA
World Learning, a global non-profit organization, (www.worldlearning.org) is actively seeking 2 key personnel: 1) Chief of Party, 2) Deputy Chief of Party for a USAID- funded Better Outcomes for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda. Expected duration: 5 years. Successful candidates will be based in Uganda and travel regularly throughout the country. Recruitment contingent upon successful award of the project. Uganda nationals are highly encouraged to apply. The USAID Better Outcomes for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda program aims to improve health, nutrition, education and psychosocial wellbeing, and reduce abuse, exploitation and neglect among children and youth orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV (OVC) and other adversities in Uganda, particularly in the Eastern and Northern Regions. The program is one of several large-scale investments being made under USAID in Uganda and is expected to work in tandem (layer, integrate, sequence) with USAID's current and future programming in the region. TO APPLY: Please visit our website www.worldlearning.org and click on the employment tab to submit your application. Please note, a resume and cover letter (with 3 professional references) are required when applying to this position. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Qualified candidates must apply ASAP as interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. If you do not see the posting on our website, this means that a qualified candidate has been identified.
*CHIEF OF PARTY UGANDA
CHIEF OF PARTY'S ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS: The CoP will have overall responsibility for coordination of all project activities and staff. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to USAID. S/he will manage a team of senior staff and sub-partners and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project. REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree or higher in international development, business administration, social sciences, public health, or a closely related field is required. Two years of experience living or working in a developing country is required; experience living and working in Uganda is preferred. The CoP must have strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical and management expertise, as demonstrated by at least ten years of experience designing, implementing and managing large, complex projects involving multiple partners, in/for developing countries, of which at least five years have been spent in the position of CoP or Deputy CoP of a large development program of equivalent size and scope. Management experience with a USG cooperative agreement preferred. Experience with child welfare and protection programs, systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, service delivery, quality improvement or policy development is required. S/he must also have demonstrated international credibility as a leader on matters of the social service sector in developing countries. Experience working in East Africa is preferred. S/he must have experience interacting with government agencies, host country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies. Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English are also required. The CoP's experience and education shall be complementary to those of the Deputy Chief of Party.
*DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY UGANDA
DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY'S ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS: The proposed DCoP will be responsible for technical leadership of the program and manage a team of senior staff and sub-partners and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project. REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree or higher in international development, social sciences, public health, or a closely related field is required. The DCoP must be experienced in addressing the challenges faced by children affected by HIV or otherwise living in adverse circumstances, as demonstrated by at least five years of experience designing, implementing and managing large, complex projects involving multiple partners, in/for developing countries. Experience in Uganda is preferred. Experience with child welfare and protection programs, systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, service delivery, quality improvement or policy development is required. Experience with programming to address gender concerns and programming for very young children and adolescents/ youth required. Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English are also required. Minimum of five years of experience living or working in a developing country is desirable; experience living and working in Uganda is preferred. The DCoP's experience and education shall be complementary to those of the CoP.
****************************** *RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), School of Public Health (SPH), Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences is seeking applications for a Research Associate I for the Illinois ERC Program. The selected candidate will be responsible for conducting research by preparing and assisting with the planning, collection, entering, coding and cleaning of data and descriptive results within the Illinois Occupational Safety and Health ERC program. Essential duties include: Performing surveys, interviews, observations or uses of other methods according to established research protocols. Preparing data for analysis and execute details of studies. Perform analysis and document results. Candidate may conduct literature searches. Ordering study supplies and maintain inventories. Developing databases related to project outcomes. Assisting the center director and program directors with strategic planning and evaluation of project outcomes. Overseeing recruitment activities. Coordinating outreach and interdisciplinary activities. Assisting the center director with research and research training activities including implementing pilot project funding activities and managing IRB protocols. Providing Occupational Health and Safety technical assistance for student research projects. Maintaining detailed records of results and prepare written reports. Maintaining and processing required paperwork. Managing meeting logistics. Assisting the center director with advisory committee activities. Managing grant renewal submissions. Managing website content for the Illinois ERC website. Performing other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Candidate must have: Bachelor's degree in social science or related field required. MS or MPH in Occupational Safety or Industrial Hygiene is preferred. Knowledge of fundamental research concepts, practices and procedures. Entry level knowledge of research methods. Regular travel not expected but may occur occasionally around previously scheduled events. Field work is required. The position requires trips to local workplaces and other settings to provide technical assistance, collect data, and assist students with data collection and other field work. TO APPLY: please visit: https://jobs.uic.edu Job ID 44649 by September 26, 2014. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
****************************** *HEALTH PROGRAM MANAGER JONGLEI, SOUTH SUDAN
CARE is seeking a Health Program Manager in Jonglei. Other Possible Locations: Upper Nile; Expected Travel: Greater than 50%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. Political violence erupted in on Dec. 15, 2013, in the South Sudanese capital Juba and quickly spread to six of the country's 10 states According to the OCHA 20 June Sitrep violence and fear of attacks have forced over 1.4 million people from their homes including 1.1 million people displaced within South Sudan and about 387,000 people who have sought refuge in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda, among them 405,000 people displaced only in Jonglei. CARE has a longstanding presence in each of the 3 main conflict affected States and responding in WASH, livelihoods, and Protection as well as scaling up and modifying our existing Health/ nutrition work in Unity and Health in Jonglei. The health situation across South Sudan remains fragile, and the on-going crisis has seriously impacted the health service delivery. Many of the displaced people due to the on-going fighting in Jonglei do not have access to life- saving primary health care services among other basic services. This is exacerbated by already very fragile health systems (lack of skilled staff, supplies and equipment, leadership, etc. at all levels) that have further affected the humanitarian response. As the result of the deteriorating humanitarian situation, the health situation remains fragile with extremely low health care coverage, high infant and under five mortality and morbidity rates. This position will lead integration of health as part of CARE's emergency preparedness and/or response activities. S/he will ensure that health programming adheres to interagency standards for quality health response activities as outlined by Sphere and the Global Health Cluster and Ministry of Health. The role of the health PM is to lead specific health sectoral responses and general oversight to all health activities and to ensure gender is mainstreamed throughout the health sector. S/he will support or lead assessments, strategy development, project design, project management and implementation, development of monitoring and evaluation systems by contributing to proposal development, training and liaising with donors and interagency coordination groups such as the health cluster and RH working group. Responsibilities and Tasks: Assessment and Design/ Proposal Development; Strategy Development; Management and Implementation; Liaison and Coordination; Any other responsibility assigned. QUALIFICATIONS (Know-How): 3-5 years humanitarian aid experience in International setting. English with local languages; Arabic or other South Sudanese local languages skills desirable. MPH, nursing or medical degree. Previous experience in medium to large scale emergencies (2 year minimum). Capacity to develop, implement and analyze health assessments. Capacity to develop and implement work plans in emergency settings. Experience in managing budgets. Skills in training, monitoring and evaluation of health interventions. Strong writing skills and report writing. Knowledge of the MISP and implementation requirements. TO APPLY: Please apply at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 436. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
****************************** *NUTRITION PROGRAMME MONITORING AND EVALUATION CONSULTANTS
Tropical Health LLC is seeking Nutrition Programme Monitoring and Evaluation Consultants. At Tropical Health LLP, we are increasingly asked to provide M&E support for nutrition project implementation and nutrition project evaluations. If you have relevant experience in the field of nutrition and M&E in Africa and Asia and want to take part in exciting work in this field, apply online and upload a motivation letter and a curriculum vitae (maximum of four pages). Opportunities can be for long term project work or short term consultancies so please let us know your preferences in your motivation letter. We are looking for Consultants with international and country specific experience. If you are interested, please visit our Opportunities Page at www.trophealth.com.
****************************** *HIV AND AIDS CONTINUUM OF CLINICAL SERVICES SENIOR 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 position of Senior Advisor for HIV and AIDS Continuum of Clinical Services, Bureau of Global Health, Division of Technical Leadership and Research, Office of HIV and AIDS, United States Agency for International Development (USAID/GH/OHA/TLR). Application Deadline: Open until filled. GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is at the forefront of the U.S. Government (USG) response in the fight against HIV and AIDS. USAID is a key partner in the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and works closely with other USG agencies on this initiative in more than 90 countries. USAID is committed to the Global Health Initiative (GHI), which seeks to shift the focus of USG assistance from Agency- and disease-specific programs to a more integrated and synergistic approach across all aspects of global health. In the Bureau for Global Health (GH), the Office of HIV and AIDS (GH/OHA) is the locus of HIV and AIDS technical leadership for the Agency and has primary responsibility for the Agency's HIV and AIDS program. GH/OHA provides strategic direction, technical leadership and support to field programs in HIV and AIDS. The Office provides input to decisions concerning the strategic allocation of financial and human resources in the sector and assists in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programs. This entails ensuring the technical integrity of Agency and Mission strategies; providing global technical leadership on the full range of issues related to HIV and AIDS prevention, care and treatment, managing numerous research and field support programs; and monitoring and reporting on the impact of the Agency's HIV and AIDS program. The HIV and AIDS Continuum of Clinical Services Senior Advisor (Senior Advisor) will provide a leadership role in areas of treatment (including pediatric, adolescent, pregnant women, and adult), HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) and Care and Support within USAID and for PEPFAR programs. The Senior Advisor will provide technical expertise grounded in strong medical knowledge, previous clinical experience, and demonstrated public health understanding. The Senior Advisor will also provide significant technical assistance across age ranges and building strong linkages between HIV treatment and other clinical services. The Senior Advisor will assist the Bureau for Global Health (GH), Missions, regional field offices, regional bureaus, cooperative agencies (CAs), private voluntary organizations (PVOs), host country governments and NGOs in the design, integration and implementation of HIV and AIDS care and support programs. The Senior Advisor will participate in the review and evaluation of existing policies on pediatric, adolescent and adult HIV treatment, care and support, including related service platforms and associated policies. The Senior Advisor will provide technical support toward the design and improvement of programs in line with USAID and PEPFAR strategies and objectives. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Senior Advisor will serve as the subject matter expert within USAID for the Treatment (including pediatric, adolescent, pregnant women, and adult), HIV Testing and Counseling and Care and Support Continuum. S/he will: Provide programmatic guidance and advice on the implementation of pediatric, adolescent, and adult Treatment, Care and Support, focusing on PEPFAR supported countries. Provide on-going technical assistance, training, and consultation to OHA, the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, GH, GHI, and Missions on the development and implementation of HIV and AIDS programs within the continuum of HIV clinical and support services. Provide USAID expert technical and programmatic advice on the planning, design and implementation of HIV and AIDS programs, particularly those for pediatric, adolescent, and adult care and treatment (including pregnant women). Provide expert technical advice on issues within the continuum of HIV clinical and support services. Serve on the PEPFAR Adult Treatment TWG as well as the Pediatric/PMTCT Technical Working Group (TWG) and, as appropriate, on the OVC and Adult Treatment TWGs, and participate in other related collaborations within USAID, including those groups working on crosscutting issues involving USAID's Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition and the Bureau for Africa. Provide technical guidance on care and treatment integration, particularly across the age spectrum and between ANC, MNCH, and PMTCT platforms. Review the technical quality of projects in the field by conducting site visits, meeting with program planners and managers in the field, providing expert technical assistance, monitoring progress, and reviewing and analyzing results. Provide research and programmatic recommendations to OHA, CAs, and contractor organizations, including advice on design and methodology of new research areas; guidance on project design; guidance on best practices related to the treatment and care and support continuum. Search for and address emerging issues in need of USAID support and guidance in the continuum of HIV clinical services across the age spectrum. Participate in international conferences and workshops dealing with HIV and AIDS prevention, care and treatment. Analyze, synthesize and disseminate key research findings, cutting edge methodologies, and best practices to the GH Bureau, GHI, Missions and CAs regarding continuum of HIV clinical services and their application to USAID programs. Develop and deliver HIV and AIDS continuum of HIV clinical services presentations, reference materials, speeches and prepare reports and other documents as required. Develop collaborations with counterparts in U.S. government and international agencies. Provide leadership and technical oversight on the design and publication of USAID materials related to the continuum of HIV clinical services. Provide guidance and direction on USAID's strategic approach to the continuum of HIV clinical services Participate in the review and evaluation of existing policies on continuum of HIV clinical services and other relevant policies, providing recommendations and suggesting modifications to existing policies or the creation of new policies to support and/or enhance USAID HIV and AIDS global activities. Lead inclusively to promote USG interagency collaboration and strengthen coordination with other multinational partners involved in care, support and treatment, such as WHO and UNICEF, Global Fund, World Bank, and others. REQUIREMENTS: The contractor must have: Nurse, MD or DO with experience in international health care and support delivery. Experience in providing clinical care to HIV/AIDS patients. Master's in Public Health or related field with an emphasis on infectious diseases preferred. Minimum of 7 to10 years' experience in public health programs with emphasis on infectious diseases and HIV and AIDS, with at least 3 years' experience working on health care delivery in an international or resource challenged setting. Experience in multiple countries in Sub Saharan Africa and/or Asia preferred. Ability to develop and monitor clinical components of HIV and AIDS strategic plans. Knowledge of and familiarity with international treatment initiatives and organizations and the ability to interact successfully with senior level representatives and high level government officials of international and host country governmental and nongovernmental agencies, multilateral and bilateral organizations. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams. Excellent analytical written and oral communication skills. High degree of judgment, maturity, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop and present work and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs. Willingness to travel to transitioning or developing countries approximately 25 % of the time. Computer literacy in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Fluency in a foreign language preferred. US citizenship required to obtain Secret Security Clearance. This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award. CAMRIS International and IAP World Services Inc. offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at https://careers-camris.icims.com. 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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