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Issue Dated May 8, 2015


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Director of Research and Metrics Boston, MA
Pathfinder International is seeking a Director of Research and Metrics to be based in Boston, MA. The Director of Research and Metrics is a key leader of the Pathfinder's Technical and Program Strengthening Department. Director of Research and Metrics is responsible for developing Pathfinder's organizational strategy and framework for metrics and evaluation, as well as related policies, guidelines and standard procedures. S/he leads the RMU team to develop and implement a plan of work to provide technical leadership to Pathfinder technical and programs staff at Headquarters and in the field. Requires at least 15 years' experience and research accomplishments as demonstrated by publications or equivalent scientific contributions. Advanced degree in demography, epidemiology, public health or other discipline relevant to international reproductive health. PhD preferred. Please visit Pathfinder's career page at http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/
****************************** Chief of Party, Malawi HIV prevention and OVC program Lilongwe, Malawi
Pact seeks a Chief of Party for a five-year USAID-funded program that will provide HIV prevention services and care services for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) at the community level. The program will focus on the adoption of positive sexual and healthcare-seeking behaviors and social norms among priority groups at risk for transmission. The Chief of Party will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program. S/he will also be the key contact with USAID. The successful candidate will be able to make key decisions and solve problems in short time frames while ensuring operational and program integrity. The Chief of Party will oversee a team of technical and operational staff. This position is contingent upon funding. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Provide overall technical and financial leadership, program and organizational management, and close communication with USAID. Provide high-quality technical guidance and support that is grounded in the program's strategic objectives and adheres to expected technical quality. Remain up to date on good practices and developments in HIV prevention and OVC programming in order to ensure program quality and impact. Formulate and guide the implementation of the program based on program targets. Oversee team managers for the implementing partners, and technical, finance, grants, and M&E issues related to the project. Develop staff and partner capacity and technical knowledge. Lead the development of annual workplans and other planning documents, including development of corresponding activity budgets. Track progress of activities against workplan and spending against project budgets. Coordinate donor and organizational reporting per requirements and as requested; and ensure quality of project data and all narrative reports. Oversee project reviews and evaluations and ensure timely utilization and dissemination learning for continual improvement of project activities and overall strategy. Represent Pact and the project in relevant meetings with stakeholders, including partners, donors and government, and in external forums and working groups. QUALIFICATIONS: Required minimum of ten (10) years of professional experience in leading and managing multi-million dollar international development programs focused on HIV/AIDS and/or OVC. Required Masters level degree in public health, social services, management, business administration, international development or a field of study related to the program scope of work. Terminal degree in public health or a related field preferred. Required demonstrated capabilities in community-based approaches, with at least five (5) years of experience within the capacity as mid-level or senior staff in at least four of the following areas: with impact mitigation, community care, HIV prevention, SBCC, community engagement and mobilization civil society capacity building, behavioral interventions, M&E, operations research, project evaluations related to HIV prevention, care and/or treatment. At least seven (7) years of experience in program management and administration, financial management, award contractual compliance, sub-award management, and tracking project performance and costs via specific funding streams. At least five (5) of these years should be in public health programs of similar size and complexity. Demonstrated expertise in implementing integrated community HIV prevention, care and support working with OVC, HIV prevention integrated into care and treatment, family planning and other health services. Strong preference for prior experience as Chief of Party with demonstrated capacity to create and/or maintain systems and procedures for managing programs with multiple implementation sites, partners and beneficiaries. Demonstrated experience supervising, managing and developing staff. Required fluency in English and strong communication skills. Expert computer skills in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Strong preference for work experience in Malawi. In depth knowledge of USAID cooperative agreement rules and regulations. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0031. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** Senior Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning, HIV Prevention and OVC Program Lilongwe, Malawi
Pact seeks a Senior Advisor- Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning (MERL) for a five-year USAID-funded program that will provide HIV prevention services and care services for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) at the community level. The program will focus on the adoption of positive sexual and healthcare-seeking behaviors and social norms among priority groups at risk for transmission. The MERL Advisor will provide overall leadership and oversight for project monitoring, evaluation and learning. S/he will lead the monitoring of data collection, collation, storage, analysis, and reporting ensuring that data is audit worthy and incorporated into program reports for submission to USAID. Under his/her guidance, the project will utilize monitoring data to maximize program impact. This position is contingent upon funding. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Develop and oversee the implementation of the project monitoring plan (PMP). Lead the development of relevant M&E tools and platforms, and provide M&E specific technical training, mentoring, and coaching to CSO partners. Develop strong monitoring and evaluation data collection and analysis systems to ensure that program interventions are effective. Strengthen availability and use of high quality data for decision making at all levels of the project. Strengthen Pact and CSO partners' data management and quality improvement systems, ensuring that data is audit worthy and readily available. Where problems exist, support the identification of solutions. Lead and maintain a knowledge management system for the project, across all project components and partners. Contribute to program reports for submission to donor. Support program staff and senior management to use data to make informed and timely decisions related to program implementation. Required QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in public health, demography, sociology, biostatistics, psychology or a related field. Terminal degree preferred. At least ten (10) years of experience in monitoring, evaluating and research related to public health programs, with at least 3 years of experience with USAID or PEPFAR HIV-related programming. Demonstrated experience in HIV/AIDS program target setting and reporting for at least three (3) years. Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and presentation skills. Demonstrated experience and familiarity with research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis, sampling techniques and establishing M&E systems in developing countries. Proficiency with database management software and on-line search tools required. Working experience in Malawi; Malawi national preferred. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number15-0034. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** Project Director, Myanmar Yangon
Pact seeks a Project Director for an anticipated community development program in Central Myanmar with a focus on WASH, nutrition, and social protection. The program will focus on reducing child stunting and meeting the basic needs of poor households through social protection interventions. The position will be based in Yangon and is contingent upon award. The Project Director is responsible for technical leadership of the project and overall project management. The project will oversee a team of technical and operational professionals, including field-based teams in several project townships. Pact Myanmar is one of the largest international NGOs in Myanmar, implementing integrated programs in the health (MCH, malaria, TB); livelihoods (agriculture, WASH, income generation); and natural resource management (renewable energy) sectors in more than 35 townships, serving more than 300,000 households. We also provide extensive capacity development and institutional strengthening support to 20 local NGOs and national institutions. We currently manage through 26 field offices and employ more than 500 staff nationwide (most of whom are field-based). The Project Director will: Manage the overall program staff, partners and budgets; Ensure high level of program quality: With guidance from the Programs Director and Country Director, and in collaboration with project technical leads, ensure high-quality technical programming grounded in the program's strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements; Guide and oversee teams' work plans, financial management, and reporting; and Oversee project-specific monitoring and evaluation processes to ensure project outcomes are met. Supervise training and mentoring to partners to strengthen capacity for technical aspects of program. Liaise with host country government, donors, local partners and stakeholders. Oversee the development and implementation of program planning, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting activities. Ensure effective application of internal controls, donor, and Pact policies and procedures. Basic Requirements: Minimum of 5 years' experience managing international development program management, including experience managing poverty alleviation, WASH, nutrition, agriculture and/or social protection programs. Graduate degree in health, international development, or relevant field. Fluency in English, strong writing and presentation skills. Experience in managing complex programs, staff, and program budgets. Strong communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: International experience in multiple development environments; and Experience working in Myanmar and/or Southeast Asia. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number15-0072. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** PLAN INTERNATIONAL USA WASHINGTON, DC
Plan International USA welcomes applicants who are looking for an exciting new challenge in their career. If you are eager to make a difference in the world and want your next job to be dedicated to supporting communities as they break the cycle of poverty, one of the following positions may be for you. We are looking for people who want to be part of a dynamic, diverse and growing team, who aren't afraid to take risks, and who believe failure is the forerunner of innovation. If you have experience writing technical proposals for USAID work we look forward to hearing from you. These are full time positions offering competitive packages and are all based in our Washington, DC office. Plan also offers a collaborative and engaging work atmosphere with the opportunity to exchange ideas, opinions, and views with a diverse and passionate workforce.
SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR, EDUCATION WASHINGTON, DC
The Senior Technical Advisor is a member of Leadership, Capacity Building, Education and Protection Practice Area. S/he will be responsible for a portfolio of work within the Practice, but mainly focused on two immediate needs: helping identify and explore new business opportunities from institutional, foundation, and multilateral donors in an effort to maximize Plan's revenue and influence in the education programming sector; and providing technical direction and oversight to grant funded projects. Additionally, s/he will participate in related research, documentation and dissemination efforts, representing Plan at sector meetings and events when appropriate. The position will also engage with Plan's Federation-wide technical network in education. The Practice as a whole focuses on leadership and capacity building, education work including community engagement in education, literacy, teaching, early childhood care and development, and gender and inclusion in education in developing country environment. Plan seeks to fill these positions as quickly as possible. For detailed job descriptions and to apply (cover letter and resume) please visit our career section at: www.planusa.org/jobopps.
SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR, HEALTH WASHINGTON, DC
The Senior Technical Advisor is a member of Plan's Water, Sanitation, and Health (WSH) Practice Area. S/he will be responsible for a portfolio of work within the Practice, but mainly focused on two immediate needs: helping identify and explore new business opportunities from institutional, foundation, and multilateral donors in an effort to maximize Plan's revenue and influence in the health programming sector; and providing technical direction and oversight to grant funded projects. Additionally, s/he will participate in related research, documentation and dissemination efforts, representing Plan at sector meetings and events when appropriate. The position will also engage with Plan's Federation-wide health technical network. The Practice as a whole focuses on global health and WASH issues, including reproductive health, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, health systems strengthening, water, sanitation and hygiene. Plan seeks to fill these positions as quickly as possible. For detailed job descriptions and to apply (cover letter and resume) please visit our career section at: www.planusa.org/jobopps.
DIRECTOR, FOUNDATION RELATIONS WASHINGTON, DC
The Director of Foundation Relations is a senior member of the Business Development Unit, directly contributing to the pursuit of the organization's ambitious funding growth targets to support Plan International's child-centered community development efforts in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The Director will refine and implement a Foundation Relations team strategy for the cultivation and stewardship of US-based foundation donor prospects and partnerships, the development and submission of foundation funding requests, and the growth of the foundation funding portfolio of Plan International USA and the Plan International federation. Maintenance and growth of the foundation funding portfolio will contribute to a five-year strategy, helping to diversify Plan's funding base and expand its work with children and communities worldwide. Plan seeks to fill these positions as quickly as possible. For detailed job descriptions and to apply (cover letter and resume) please visit our career section at: www.planusa.org/jobopps.
****************************** Program Director, Integrated NTD Control New York, NY
Established in 1915 with Helen Keller as a founding trustee, Helen Keller International (HKI) is dedicated to saving the sight and lives of the world's most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Headquartered in New York City, HKI currently conducts programs in 21 countries in Africa and Asia, as well as in the United States. Renowned for its reliability, efficiency and high level of technical expertise, HKI promotes the development of sustainable, large-scale programs that deliver effective preventative and curative services for nutrition, eye health and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The hallmark of the organization's work is its proven success in developing, testing and scaling-up health interventions, and integrating them within government and community structures to support and build local capacity and sustainable solutions. Background: HKI has established itself as a leader in integrated NTD control /elimination efforts at the national, regional and global levels and has strong NTD expertise throughout the organization. The overarching approach guiding HKI's integrated NTD programs involves preventive chemotherapy (PCT) through mass drug administration (MDA) at the national scale to address onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, soil transmitted helminths and trachoma. HKI is also a global leader in morbidity management efforts to mitigate the disability and disfigurement caused by trichiasis, hydrocele and lymphedema. For our PCT work, HKI supports MDA in 6 countries in Africa (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Sierra Leone) as a subgrantee within two USAID centrally funded projects, ENVISION and END in Africa. HKI also serves as the prime for a Conrad N. Hilton Foundation (CNHF) grant to eliminate blinding trachoma in Mali and Niger through a multi-prong effort that includes surgery, provision of antibiotics and community education to promote better hygiene and environmental sanitation ("SAFE" strategy. In this latter project, HKI works in close coordination with other CNHF funded trachoma partners, The Carter Center, Sightsavers and projects funded by the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (QEDJT) in Nigeria and Tanzania. HKI is seeking a Program Director to lead and participate in the successful implementation of a project portfolio that currently includes the two USAID funded PCT projects and the CNHF funded trachoma project. Functional Relationships: The Program Director reports to the Vice President, NTDs, and will work closely with the Africa Regional NTD Advisor, Regional Directors, and Country Directors. The position directly supervises a team of professional level program and finance staff at headquarters who provide support to country office teams. Country office teams report directly to their Country Director and indirectly to the headquarters program team. In this matrixed structure, everyone must develop and maintain strong relationships and communication protocols to ensure alignment of goals and mutual accountability for country level program implementation. Scope of the Position: The Program Director is responsible for overall management, planning, implementation, technical oversight, personnel, budget and financial oversight of the portfolio. S/he builds partnerships and relationships and works with donors and/or prime partners, ensuring technical and programmatic quality, achievement of planned results, and accurate and timely reporting to the donors. The Program Director also contributes to HKI's ongoing efforts to strengthen program quality and planning, strategic planning and growth within the NTD sector. S/he collaborates with colleagues at all levels to foster harmonization of approaches and lessons learned across countries, representing these projects in particular, both internally and externally with global, regional and national level partners. Specific Responsibilities: Program Planning, Management, and Leadership: Lead and manage all aspects of assigned portfolio, and serve as key point of contact with donors/prime partners and partner organizations. Lead development of all country work plans ensuring they include strong implementation plans, monitoring and evaluation plans, quality assurance and supportive supervision protocols. Lead support team in the: reporting for all projects, ensuring high quality donor reports and project data; preparation and signature of sub- grants; and ensuring compliance with donor regulations and HKI policies and procedures. Appoint, manage and evaluate team of professional-level staff. Delegate authority, consult with and guide staff to achieve goals and ensure accountability to beneficiaries, partners, colleagues and donors. Provide ongoing feedback in a context of mutual respect. Contribute to proposal development to generate new funding. Technical Leadership: Collaborate closely with Africa Regional NTD Advisor to mobilize timely and regular technical support to country level teams, particularly pertaining to high quality programming, data management, and survey implementation. Facilitate country level and regional linkages with other organizations and technical institutions, as needed. Contribute to development of quality, evidence based technical tools and guides at the global level (e.g. through the International Coalition for Trachoma Control) and promote the use of these materials in HKI programs. Program Monitoring: Take overall responsibility for ensuring that HKI country offices provide accurate and timely reporting of project results, and the development and implementation of appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools for different activities. Ensure compliance with standard quality assurance and supportive supervision protocols related to program implementation. Work with team to consolidate country office reports for reporting to the donors. Research and Dissemination of Information: Working closely with Africa Regional NTD Advisor, document, publish and present key programmatic findings and lessons learned. Facilitate regular virtual/face-to-face meetings between country and regional level staff to promote institution learning and knowledge management by sharing of best practices and lessons learned within portfolio countries and across NTD projects. Contribute to PCT and trachoma technical information on HKI website and coordinate dissemination of information through HKI's NTD Community of Practice. Grant Compliance and Budget Control: Working closely with Accounting, Finance, Grants & Contracts units, lead team efforts to ensure donor funds are allocated and managed in accordance with HKI and donor policies and good financial standards. Ensure HQ support team work closely with country teams to: contribute to development of effective financial monitoring and budget tracking systems that link activity implementation to budget monitoring; adhere to HKI's financial monitoring tools; and track budget expenditures over time to ensure budget compliance. Review financial reports for the projects and monitor the project budgeting, activities, and spending. Representation: Represent portfolio at appropriate global and regional meetings and support representation of HKI's NTDs expertise at regional and country level events, as assigned. Facilitate linkages between civil society, government, and international agencies that promote and build awareness of evidence-based approaches to PCT and trachoma programming. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of a master's degree in public health, tropical medicine, epidemiology, health management, or related field; plus A minimum of 10 years' experience successfully managing international projects similar in scope and complexity related to infectious diseases (at least 3 of which must be NTD projects; and 5 in a leadership role); or equivalent combination of education and experience. Significant experience working with USAID funded projects and knowledge of relevant rules and regulations. Demonstrated effectiveness in project planning, high attention to detail, and managing teams for high productivity while promoting team work and partnership. Experience with: quality assurance approaches and essential tools required; relevant social and behavior change communication approaches and tools essential; and gender relevant programming highly desirable. Scientific and research skills, as evidenced by track record of peer-reviewed publications and presentations at international conferences preferred. Effective interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with international organizations, NGO partners, and host country governments. Ability to foster a creative, professional, "open door" management culture; to empower senior staff, managers and staff members to fulfill their potential; and to encourage staff to challenge assumptions. Knowledge and experience of the implementation environment in diverse African settings, including a minimum two years' experience managing complex project activities at the country level. Demonstrated commitment to serve field offices to enhance their capacity to design and implement quality programs. Proven track record contributing to successful business development and proposal efforts that have secured funding from government, non-government and private foundation sources. Full professional proficiency in English with excellent oral and written communications skills. French a distinct advantage; Ability to undertake extensive field travel (approximately 40%). TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to hki.recruitment@hki.org noting the job title in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
****************************** DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY & RESULTS GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
The World Health Organization seeks a Director of Strategy & Results (D-1) in Geneva. The Director of Strategy & Results is a key senior manager of UNITAID. S/he is responsible for leading the strategic approach and identification of innovative global health interventions, and for contributing to the development and evaluation of a complex portfolio of grants totaling more than $2Bn+ in value; these grants are implemented by a diverse and multinational group of partner organizations. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in International Development, Health Economics, Public Health or other health-related field. Progressive experience as leader and decision maker in managing large teams. At least 10 years' experience in market analysis, health product evaluation & forecasting, and/or procurement/ distribution of health products. Experience developing large scale development portfolios (preferably over $500M in total value), working with large investment or international development agencies and/or industry. Experience in developing and/or implementing analytical methodologies to measure project impact (impact assessment) and value-for-money (e.g. return-on-investment, or similar methodology); experience in Monitoring and Evaluation systems. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No. Closing date: 5/15/15. Vacancy no: HQ/15/HQ/FT196
****************************** CONSULTANT, TECHNICAL UNIT LOS ANGELES, CA OR WASHINGTON, DC
International Medical Corps has posted an opening for a Consultant who will develop standardized laboratory lists (including equipment and reagents), which can be used in settings where laboratory support is required. REQUIRES: Experience managing programs with laboratory management component. Technical background as laboratory technician, medical doctor, nurse practitioner/ physician's assistant, or nurse. Minimum 5 years' experience in international health programming including health facility laboratory management. Ability to use initiative and independent judgment. Ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines. Strong technical writer. For more information and to apply please visit our website at www.imcworldwide.org and complete the online employment application form found under the tab "Work with IMC". Vacancy no: 15- 347
****************************** DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
The World Health Organization seeks a Director of Operations (D-1) in Geneva. The Director of Operations is a key senior manager and a leader of the core business of UNITAID. S/He is responsible for leading the Operations Division in the effective planning, development, and management of a complex portfolio of grants totaling more than $2Bn+ in value; these grants are implemented by a diverse and multinational group of partner organizations. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in finance/ economics, public or business administration, project management, international development, international relations/ political science, health economics, public health or health-related field, or equivalent. At least 10 years of progressive leadership experience, including experience as a decision-maker and leader of large teams. At least 10 years of experience in program management including design, implementation and financial management, preferably at an international level and in public health. Demonstrated experience managing large scale development portfolios (preferably over $500M in total value). Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No. Closing date: 5/15/15. Vacancy no: HQ/15/HQ/FT195
****************************** CARE & TREATMENT BRANCH MEDICAL OFFICER ATLANTA, GEORGIA
The HIV Care and Treatment Branch, Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking a a medical officer on the Adult HIV Treatment Team. HIV care and treatment is a high priority of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which is a U.S. Government initiative coordinated by the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator in Washington, D.C. QUALIFICATIONS require medical training and experience in international public health; infectious disease expertise and experience are highly desirable. Candidates should have a strong interest and extensive experience in public health program implementation and a willingness to travel internationally at least 25% of the time. The position will be based in Atlanta, situated on the Adult HIV Treatment Team in the HIV Care and Treatment Branch, Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Center for Global Health, and focused on HIV care and treatment in resource-limited settings. As a member of the Adult HIV Treatment Team, the incumbent will coordinate and provide ongoing technical assistance to PEPFAR countries on HIV care and treatment; interact with and provide leadership to PEPFAR partners to help implement antiretroviral treatment (ART) programs; develop projects to monitor and evaluate the quality and impact of these ART programs; and develop, implement, and update international and PEPFAR adult HIV treatment guidelines. The incumbent will provide support to implement basic packages of care and treatment services for HIV-infected adults, laboratory support for these services, and procurement of drugs and other health care commodities for ART and HIV-related opportunistic diseases. Under the authorization for PEPFAR, the U.S. Government continues to scale up treatment programs in high HIV burden, resource-limited countries. As part of the Adult HIV Treatment Team, the incumbent will serve on the PEPFAR Adult Treatment Technical Working Group and assist the Ministry of Health and other partners to scale up the national HIV care and treatment program in each of the 22 countries, where PEPFAR currently provides direct ART site support. To successfully support these programs, the incumbent should ideally have a combination of clinical expertise and experience with public health program implementation. Candidates can send in their CVs to Tom Spira (tjs1@cdc.gov) and to Aaron Zee (azee@cdc.gov); if one of those sending in their CV is selected, he/she will need to also apply through this open-continuous medical officer announcement through our HR office; but for now, a CV suffices for the review. We hope to be paneling the top candidates (paper scoring followed by interviews) in late May and June. We would like to receive CVs by Friday, May 22d.
****************************** SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER ATLANTA, GA OR NEW YORK, NY
Under the leadership of the Senior Program Manager, the overall goal of the Malaria Unit of UMCOR is to develop and improve the United Methodist Church's role and programmatic platform to reduce the incidence, morbidity and mortality from malaria (as it relates to larger primary and maternal and child health issues in the communities we serve). MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES: Manage one direct program staff - INM Grants Officer. Oversee at least three Technical Review Panel (TRP) Grant Meetings each year. Technically support at least two major INM programs in Africa each year. Develop and implement annual INM program work plan and budget. Work with INM Grants Officer to produce one INM Impact Report each year. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Manage the INM Grants officer to Oversee the Imagine No Malaria ("INM") grant process: from providing guidance on program design to grant applicants and managing the external technical review panel, to overseeing grant execution and supporting the monitoring and impact evaluation of the portfolio. This includes they direct management of an INM grants officer. Provide capacity-strengthening and technical support to African UMC health boards and UMCOR Field Offices to ensure the submission of effective and impactful malaria control strategies. Manage the INM Grants officer to organize at least one annual health forum for technical exchange and skills reinforcement between INM grant recipients. Serve as a liaison and strategist to the Imagine No Malaria Fundraising Campaign and Executive Committee (serves as a staff member of that committee). This includes communications and reporting responsibilities. REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor's Degree or Masters' Degree in Public Health, Medicine or Nutritional Sciences. Also Public Administration, Development, International Policy or Relations with adequate experience. Strong knowledge of best practices and approaches to community-based primary health care and/or maternal and child survival initiatives. Ability to communicate in French, Portuguese or Swahili. At least three (3) years' experience developing and implementing global/community health programming, malaria control and grants management. At least 1 year living and working internationally. Previous management experience. See our website at: www. umcmission.org
****************************** RESEARCH ASSISTANT DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. FHI 360 seeks a Research Assistant. Duties: Work closely with senior research staff to conduct research studies by assisting with one or more major research activities (e.g., protocol development, project management, study implementation, data analysis, data monitoring, data management, paper/report writing). Assist in development of study related materials such as protocols, data collection forms, statistical analysis plans, IRB submissions and training materials. Conduct literature reviews. Assist with data management and quantitative analysis for assigned studies. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree or its international equivalent in Social Science (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Medical Sociology/Psychology, etc.), Public Health, Education, or other related field plus a minimum of 3 years of experience, Master's degree plus 0-1 years of experience. Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills. Ability to work independently. Knowledge of public health research. Knowledge of and ability to use electronic data processing systems to gather, store, retrieve and analyze data. Experience with relevant software packages e.g. Stata, SAS, or SPSS. Ability to analyze and interpret data, identify errors and prepare reports. Experience with qualitative analysis and relevant software (e.g. Nvivo or Ethnograph) is an asset. Resourceful in resolving problems and initiating solutions. Foreign language ability and experience working in developing countries an asset. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. To apply, please visit: https://jobs- fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15605/research-assistant/job
****************************** TECHNICAL ADVISOR I WASHINGTON, DC
The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with CDC Development Solutions and Management Systems International. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Duties: 1. Supporting the development of the MCH division's private sector partnership engagement strategy: (35%). 2. Providing program support, technical advice and guidance to existing MNCH partnerships: (35%). 3. Providing mission and field support in private sector partnerships: (23%). International travel approximately 20%. 4. Training and Professional Development: (7%). REQUIRED: Master's degree in public health, international development, business or related discipline. 0-7 years' experience in private sector work, preferably in a health-related field, with or without experience in an international or resource challenged setting. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with people of myriad professional and cultural backgrounds. One to seven years' experience building public private partnerships with multinationals, local private sector companies, or non- traditional partners, preferably for global health and development. Superior oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated project management and organization skills. Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a diverse team. Ability to travel internationally. US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency required. Assignment: Two year fellowship. Reference: GHFP-II-P4-141. 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 May 11, 2015 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.
****************************** AWARDS DIRECTOR & DEPUTY DIRECTOR PROGRAMME YANGON, MYANMAR
Save the Children International is looking for an Awards Director who is the senior leader in the Country Office and responsible for the overall strategic vision and leadership of the Awards team in country. We are also looking for a Deputy Director for Programme Implementation under our Global Fund Project. This is a senior management position working closely with the Program Director in the oversight and management of three grants from the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM). Both posts are initially for 12 months with possibilities of extension and based in Yangon, Myanmar. Please visit www.savethechildren.net/jobs to apply. Deadline of applications is on 13 May 2014.
****************************** ACTING STRATEGIC ADVISOR, GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN ARLINGTON, VA OR WOERDEN, NETHERLANDS
Crown Agents USA, Inc. has posted an opening for an Acting Strategic Advisor. For a limited time (6 months), this short-term position, based in the US or The Netherlands, will be responsible in an acting role for overseeing and maintaining the implementation of the SCMS Field Office Managed Procurement Plan (FOMP) and serve in a Strategic Advisor role for the Global Supply Chain. REQUIRES: Master's Degree in a related field (such as economics/ business administration, supply chain management, or procurement/ logistics). Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, preferably in procurement and/or supply chain management. Relevant procurement or supply chain experience, in an international supply environment, in a health care environment preferable pharmaceutical/ chemical/ food industry or a pharmaceutical/ medical supply wholesale environment. Knowledge of the international pharmaceutical and medical supply market, with specific reference to the essential drug commodities required for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care. For more information and to apply please go to http://www.crownagentsusa.com/Jobs/Current-Vacancies.aspx.
****************************** GLOBAL HEALTH DISEASE SURVEILLANCE EXPERT EAST AFRICA WASHINGTON, DC
Futures Group has posted an opening for a Global Health Disease Surveillance Expert for the East Africa Region. The Expert will be responsible for managing a proposed regional surveillance program within East African countries including Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The Expert will be responsible for coordinating, conducting, evaluating and implementing community level disease surveillance activities and analyzing community surveillance and outbreak community data. REQUIRES: University degree in epidemiology or post-graduate degree in public health with field training in epidemiology. 7+ years' experience of working with communities on disease surveillance and or outbreak investigation. At least 5+ years working in the area of infection control and global disease surveillance. For more information and to apply visit www.futuresgroup.com (click on Careers). Vacancy no: 1046
****************************** *SENIOR ANALYST / TECHNICAL PROJECT OFFICER BETHESDA, MD
Abt Associates has posted an opening for a highly-motivated and conscientious individual with experience in project coordination and a background in international development to serve as a Technical Project Officer on the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project. REQUIRES: Strong skills in management and coordination of multiple activities and teams. Able to multi-task. Previous international experience and/or interest in pursuing a career in international public health. Experience supporting international donor-funded programs, especially USAID, a plus. Excellent communication (written and verbal) and cross-cultural skills. Highly-motivated with strong attention to detail and positive attitude; team player. For more information please go to www.abtassociates.com. Vacancy no: 21321
****************************** *TECHNICAL OFFICER, POLICY, MALARIA CONTROL AND ELIMINATION PARTNERSHIP IN AFRICA SEATTLE, WA OR GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
PATH has posted an opening for a dynamic individual to join the Policy Team to (i) support National Malaria Programs and their partners to develop evidence-based strategies and operational plans to accelerate elimination efforts in the countries in which MACEPA operates and (ii) interface with national, regional and global malaria stakeholders to share technical findings and recommendations to develop evidence- based policies and inform decisions. REQUIRES: Master's degree in public policy, public health, or related field. At least five years of professional experience in public health, international health, with a combination of technical and policy roles. Experience required in providing technical assistance in the development of health related national plans, strategies, technical/operational plans and/or Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM) proposals with malaria specific experience preferred. For more information and to apply visit www.path.org/employment.php. Vacancy no: 6590
****************************** *ASSOCIATE / SCIENTIST - TECHNICAL PROJECT OFFICER BETHESDA, MD
Abt Associates has posted an opening for a highly-motivated and conscientious individual with experience in project coordination and a background in international development to serve as an Associate/ Scientist - Technical Project Officer on the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project. REQUIRES: Strong skills in management and coordination of multiple activities and teams. Able to multi-task. Previous international experience and/or interest in pursuing a career in international public health. Experience supporting international donor-funded programs, especially USAID, a plus. Excellent communication (written and verbal) and cross-cultural skills. Highly-motivated with strong attention to detail and positive attitude; team player. For more information please go to www.abtassociates.com. Vacancy no: 22102
****************************** *ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, RESEARCH DURHAM, NC
FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Associate Director, Research. Responsibilities: Support the Director of Research Utilization in the strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of the long-term vision of the RU unit. Support the Director of Research Utilization to provide leadership in the area of RU to FHI 360's country programs and centrally-funded projects. Provide technical assistance on RU and knowledge management to various core-funded and field support-funded projects, especially in the technical areas of reproductive health/ family planning, HIV, youth, and gender (including gender analysis and gender-based violence). Assist the Director with efforts to promote the unit's capacity and expertise in RU to external partners and internal colleagues in other departments. Supervise select staff within the RU unit and help mentor junior staff. Support the Director in the efficient and effective organization and operation of the unit. Represent the RU unit on various committees and working groups both internal and external to FHI 360. Assist the Director with efforts to strengthen and expand partnerships with FHI 360 staff in other departments and field offices, as well as with external partners, coalitions, funders, etc. Participate in business development on behalf of the RU unit. Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree or its International Equivalent in Knowledge/ Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/ Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field. Typically requires 8+ years of experience in research and evaluation implementation, analysis, and project management. Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff. Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language as appropriate. Prior experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private organization. Ability to travel internationally at least 15%. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities. TO APPLY, please visit: https://jobs- fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15566/associate-director%2c-research/job
****************************** *LINKAGES COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE LILONGWE, MALAWI
FHI 360 is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of the LINKAGES Country Representative Malawi for the USAID-funded project, Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES), under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. LINKAGES is implemented by FHI 360 in partnership with Pact, IntraHealth International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and conducts a range of activities to reduce HIV transmission among key populations (KP) - sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons and people who inject drugs - and improve their enrollment and retention in care and treatment across the HIV cascade. LINKAGES will accelerate the ability of governments, key population leaders, organizations working with key populations, and private-sector providers to plan and implement services that reduce HIV transmission among key populations and their sexual partners and extend the lives of those already living with HIV. The LINKAGES Country Representative is the senior member of the LINKAGES staff and will provide technical and management leadership to the LINKAGES project in Malawi. The primary responsibility of the Representative is to ensure successful implementation of the LINKAGES work plan and achievement of the project's targets and goals across the three Results Areas: Result 1: Increased availability of comprehensive prevention, care and treatment services, including reliable coverage across the continuum of care for key populations. Result 2: Demand for comprehensive prevention, care and treatment services among key populations enhanced and sustained. Result 3: Strengthened systems for planning, monitoring, evaluating and assuring the quality of programs for key populations. The position will be based in Lilongwe, Malawi. Malawi nationals and candidates currently based in the region are encouraged to apply. Minimum QUALIFICATIONS: Proven skills in the implementation of HIV prevention, care, and treatment projects for female sex workers, and/or men who have sex with men, and transgender persons in Malawi or other countries in the region. Knowledge of processes for developing and implementing HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs with key population groups in Malawi. Understands the HIV-related needs of key population groups in Malawi, including female sex workers, men who have sex with men, and transgender individuals and has worked to support and implement activities to reduce stigma and discrimination. Design, implementation, and management of HIV public health/ international development programs funded by USAID. Proven skills in mentoring, leadership and networking. Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding public health issues among key populations in Malawi. Ability to manage and complete numerous tasks with a high degree of organization and limited resources. Experience working with civil society organizations to plan and implement HIV and/or health-related activities. Experience of proactively identifying risk, addressing issues and appropriately communicating these to the project staff and USAID. Experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different organizations and cultures. Experience identifying, designing and brokering public-private partnerships. Ability to meet deadlines with strong attention to consistency, detail, and quality. Ability to travel within country or region and internationally if needed. Masters level degree in Public Health (preferred) or related field or equivalent. At least 8 years of demonstrated key population group technical expertise, with substantial HIV prevention, care, and treatment experience with female sex workers, and/or men who have sex with men, and transgender individuals. At least 8 years of demonstrated excellence in a senior level technical advisor and leadership position, preferably in an international development context and working with key population groups. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Previous experience in Sub-Saharan Africa is strongly preferred; Malawi experience is a plus. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities. TO APPLY please visit our website: https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15572/linkages-country-representative/job
****************************** *SENIOR SOCIAL AND BEHAVIOR CHANGE ADVISOR ARLINGTON, VA
The Global Health Fellows Program is seeking a Technical Advisor III: Senior Social and Behavior Change Advisor (GHFP II-P4-149) in Arlington, VA. Assignment: Two year fellowship. The Senior SBC Advisor will work as part of an SBC Team located in the Front Office of HIDN and will assist in managing GH/HIDN's social and behavior change project(s) and activities; will provide technical assistance to the HIDN Office and USAID Missions on SBC and field implementation; and will collaborate with other SBC technical staff to represent the Office of HIDN on questions and issues concerning social and behavior change. The Senior SBC Advisor will receive day to day guidance and technical direction from the HIDN Office Director. REQUIRES: Master's degree in public health, social psychology, health communication, behavioral economics, or other relevant behavioral/ social science field. Ability to travel internationally. Minimum ten (10) years' experience in public health programming, policy, or research, including substantial experience in social and behavior change, communication or EPCMD- related work (maternal, newborn, child health and/or nutrition), with at least three to five (3-5) years' experience in an international or resource challenged setting. Formal training in and demonstrated understanding of theories and frameworks relating to individual behavior change and broader social responses, the evidence base for social and behavioral/ communications interventions and best practices, and familiarity with the current SBC literature. Hands-on experience designing, planning, implementing and evaluating behavioral interventions and/or communication campaigns is highly desirable. Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, including cross-cultural teams. Experience with USAID programming, and evaluation functions and procedures both in USAID/Washington and in USAID missions desirable. Overseas experience in developing countries desirable. US citizenship or US permanent residency required. TO APPLY: All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II's online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All online applications must be submitted by May 22, 2015 by 5:00 pm Eastern time. We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.
****************************** *TECHNICAL ADVISOR: SENIOR HIV CONTINUUM OF CLINICAL SERVICES ADVISOR FOR PEDS TX AND PMTCT WASHINGTON, DC
GHFP-II is seeking a Technical Advisor III/IV: Senior HIV Continuum of Clinical Services Advisor for Peds TX and PMTCT (GHFP-II-P4-137) in Washington, DC. Assignment: Two year fellowship. The HIV and AIDS Continuum of Clinical Services Senior Advisor (Senior Advisor) will provide a leadership role in areas of treatment (pediatric, adolescent, pregnant women, and adult), HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) and Care and Support within USAID and PEPFAR programs. The Senior Advisor will provide technical expertise grounded in strong medical knowledge, previous clinical experience, and demonstrated public health understanding. S/he will also provide expert technical assistance across treatment age ranges while building strong linkages between HIV treatment, including the prevention of vertical transmission, and other clinical services. S/he will assist the GH Bureau, Missions, regional field offices, regional bureaus, cooperative agencies (CAs), private voluntary organizations, 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. S/he will provide technical support toward the design and improvement of programs in line with USAID and PEPFAR strategies and objectives. S/he will receive day to day direction from a Care and Treatment Team Leader with input from the Technical Leadership and Research, Division Chief. REQUIRES: Master's degree or higher in public health or related field with an emphasis on infectious diseases is preferred. Nurse, MD or DO with experience in international health care and support delivery. Experience in providing clinical care to HIV and AIDS patients. Ability to develop and monitor clinical components of HIV and AIDS strategic plans. Demonstrated knowledge of and familiarity with international treatment initiatives and organizations and the ability to interact successfully with representatives and high level government officials of international and domestic governmental and nongovernmental agencies, multilateral and bilateral organizations, and host country governments. Ability to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop and present work results and to monitor and evaluate program implementation. Strong interpersonal, facilitation and team building skills, and ability to work across agencies and cross-culturally with diverse teams on sensitive issues. Excellent analytical written and oral communication skills. High degree of judgment, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop and present work and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs. Ability to travel to transitioning or developing countries. Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Fluency in a foreign language is preferred. US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency required. SALARY AND BENEFITS: 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 May 20, 2015. Applicants who applied previously have been given consideration and need not re-apply. We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.
****************************** *TECHNICAL OFFICER, HUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTH WASHINGTON, DC OR DURHAM, NC
FHI360 seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Technical Officer III, Human Resources for Health (HRH) & Health Systems Strengthening (HSS). The selected candidate will be part of the Health Systems Strengthening unit, reporting to the Director of HSS. Key Responsibilities: Build HRH capacity among field programs and staff. Provide technical assistance to field programs in HRH and HSS. Identify and pursue business development opportunities in HRH. QUALIFICATIONS: A graduate degree in HRH, public health or a related field. At least 8 years of experience in strengthening health systems in LDCs, with a focus on HRH. Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and presentation skills. Sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas. Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff. Fluent in English and one additional language skills (FS-3 level or higher). Proficiency in French preferred. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities. TO APPLY please visit: https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15586/technical-officer-iii%2c-human-resources-for- health/job
****************************** *CLINICAL OPERATIONS LEAD, VACCINE ACCESS AND DELIVERY SEATTLE, WA
PATH has posted an opening for a Clinical Operations Lead for the anticipated needs of post licensure work on malaria vaccination. REQUIRES: Advanced degree (Masters level minimum) in clinical research or public health-related field (e.g., public health, nurse practitioner, epidemiology, project management, etc.). Minimum 10 years' experience in clinical research with a focus on operational excellence in clinical trials; preference given to candidates with pharmaceutical experience in Phase 4 research. Demonstrated experience in implementing Good Clinical Practice, principles of human subjects research, and ethical review processes, as well as experience conducting clinical trials involving vaccines or immunization in low-resource settings, including working with international CROs and knowledge of related regulatory considerations. For more information and to apply visit www.path.org/employment.php. Vacancy no: 6608
****************************** *PROJECT DIRECTOR III US
FHI 360 has posted an opening for a Project Director who will be responsible for providing technical leadership and management of the project. He/she will ensure the implementation and application of sound evidence based technical strategies, activities and best practices in line with the existing funder and FHI 360 rules and regulations. REQUIRES: Minimum 12 years of experience working in global health with at least three years' experience with managing policy, advocacy and/or communication projects. Master's degree or higher in public health, public policy, demography, communications, or related discipline. Up-to-date knowledge of current and emerging issues with regard to policy, advocacy, communications, and evidence-based best practices focused on population, family planning, and reproductive health. For more information and to apply go to http://www.fhi360.org/en/WorkingWithUs/res_EmploymentOpportunities.htm. Vacancy no: 15495
****************************** 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.
*CENTER DIRECTOR, LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CENTER ON HEALTH SCIENCES INFORMATION SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
A Center Director, Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (P-5) is sought in Sao Paulo. Duties: Provide technical, policy, strategic and programmatic advice for the implementation of the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (BIREME)'s technical cooperation program of work; manage, plan, organize, execute and monitor the Center, within the scope of PAHO/WHO Strategic Plan and Biennial Work Plans its strategic activities of Technical Cooperation with the Members States and of the Center's core mandates, in coordination and convergence with KBR's program of work to accomplish the mission, objectives and functions in technical cooperation, standardization, training, research and operation of methodologies, technologies, products, services and events on scientific information, knowledge management and scientific communication for health. REQUIRES: A bachelor's degree in health information sciences and a master's degree in health/ public health, knowledge management, information systems or related field from a recognized university. Thirteen years of combined national and international progressively responsible experience in technical cooperation in the management and operation of scientific information, research, knowledge management and scientific communication programs, products and services in institutions concerned with public health. Experience in design and development of research and knowledge translation projects in information, social sciences or in public health. Closing date: 5/8/15. Vacancy no: PAHO/15/FT180
*TEAM LEAD GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
A Team Lead (P-5) is sought in Geneva. The incumbent will be expected to work independently, to negotiate with counterparts on identifying and developing specific research proposals designed to inform the implementation of the polio endgame plan. Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for developing a research agenda, for negotiating related contracts and agreements towards the implementation of the broader research plan, for convening the related advisory committees, as well as for facilitating and supporting the Polio Research Committee (PRC) to ensure timely global policy- decision making. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in Medicine, and certification in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training Ten years of demonstrated national/ international experience in immunization and vaccines, at least 5 years of which should include solid experience in designing and implementing clinical trials, and in final report writing. Candidate must have published a minimum of 5 articles on clinical trial results in prestigious medical journals. Project management experience in the field involving multiple sectors including governments is essential. Closing date: 5/11/15. Vacancy no: HQ/15/PEC/FT181
****************************** *SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR, HEALTH WASHINGTON, DC
Plan International USA is part of a global organization working with communities in over 50 countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Our mission promises a better future for children and their communities by equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to create their own solutions. If you believe that you have the unique skills and abilities to make a difference for children in difficult circumstances, then join our dedicated team to create a better future for all. The Senior Technical Advisor is a member of Plan's Water, Sanitation, and Health (WASH) Practice Area. S/he will be responsible for providing technical direction and oversight to grant funded projects related to global health issues, including reproductive health, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, and maternal and child health, and health systems strengthening. As well, s/he will help identify and explore new business opportunities from institutional, foundation, and multilateral donors in an effort to maximize Plan's revenue and influence in the health programming sector. S/he will participate in related research and documentation efforts and represent Plan at sector meetings and events. The position will also engage with Plan's health technical network and contribute to technical documents, as needed. This full-time, benefitted position reports to the Senior Director, Water, Sanitation and Health and is based in the Washington DC office. Principal Responsibilities: Program Management 70%: Provides management and technical support to Plan International USA's Health programs, with close attention to ensuring quality, as well as timely spend and reporting. Participates in the management/ backstopping of multi-year grant-funded projects, including management support for the assessment, management, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and compliance with donor rules and regulations. Provides technical support to Plan's portfolio of, maternal/ child health, reproductive health, nutrition and health systems strengthening areas to ensure technical and managerial excellence and the integration of gender into programs. Works with field counterparts to ensure timely and quality planning and donor reporting including: work plans, detailed project implementation plans, baseline reports, annual work plans, progress reports, etc. Works with Finance team to review and oversee budgets and ensure timely and appropriate use of project funds. New Business Development 25%: Researches and identifies new business opportunities relevant to the practice area and works with other business development specialist to monitor activity and gather intelligence. Provides technical input for proposals being developed to support USNO in the priority areas of reproductive health, nutrition, maternal/ child health and health systems strengthening. Develop relationships with donors for major funding sources and assist in the identification and development of proposals and solicitations for health funding. Assists with the capture management process, including partner discussions and development of partner scopes of work in pre-teaming agreements. May co-lead or support the proposal process in responding to large-scale, often complex proposals. This includes researching background information, facilitating proposal design sessions, writing and editing sections of technical and budget narratives, and managing partners and consultants. Collaborate with Cost & Pricing Lead/ Director to ensure cost proposal meets all solicitation requirements. Outreach and networking: 5%: Liaises with Plan International field staff to 1) promote and ensure project-related information sharing, 2) discuss field needs and identify appropriate responses, and 3) develop strategies to ensure effective and efficient program implementation. Provides support to corporate and foundation fundraising based on USNO public health priorities and strategies. Represents Plan in the international development community through participation in key technical and programmatic coalitions, working groups and global networks, as requested. Serve as spokesperson for Plan at meetings and conferences on health issues representing our particular focus on meeting the needs of women, children and families. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree required, preferably an MPH or other related technical degree. Minimum twelve years of experience in the priority areas of reproductive health, nutrition, maternal/ child health and health systems strengthening programming in developing countries; minimum 3 years of specialized expertise. Resident field experience is a plus. Demonstrated experience in gender, child and women's issues, and the broad linkages between them and health programming. Demonstrated experience in a business development team, inclusive of proposal writing and management, specifically with USAID. Skills and Competencies: Excellent oral communication and writing skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and team spirit. Ability to work in a team setting with people of different backgrounds. Ability to use initiative and independent judgment, identify and resolve problems, and strong negotiation skills. Ability to set priorities and work within deadlines. Ability to travel internationally, up to 30%. Physical and Mental Demands: International travel is required up to 30 percent of the time, sometimes with short notice. The successful candidate must be resilient, and capable of maintaining a calm, professional focus under busy and time sensitive conditions. In turn, Plan strives to create a flexible work environment that includes compensatory time for extensive travel and the privilege to work remotely, at times, in line with our policy. Work Environment: Plan offers a collaborative and engaging work atmosphere with the opportunity to exchange ideas, opinions, and views with a diverse and passionate workforce. TO APPLY: Plan seeks to fill this position as quickly as possible. Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via our website: www.planusa.org/jobopps. The closing date is May 8, 2015. Questions can be directed to the HR Business Partner at Nduku.wickett@planusa.org.
****************************** *COUNTRY DIRECTORS BANGLADESH, SIERRA LEONE, TIMOR LESTE AND ZAMBIA
Marie Stopes International is one of the largest international family planning organizations in the world. Millions of the world's poorest and most vulnerable women trust Marie Stopes International to provide them with quality family planning and reproductive healthcare. We are in 38 countries, with 9,000 team members, 3,190 social franchises, 52,000 outreach locations and 600+ clinics. We are recruiting for a number of Country Director posts: Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Timor Leste and Zambia. The role is the most senior representative, working closely with governments, donors and other key stakeholders to deliver essential family planning and reproductive health care services, and empowering women to choose when they have their children. As the Country Director you will lead a skilled professional country team valuing and rewarding high performance, accountability, speed and efficiency and innovation, while keeping the client at the heart of everything you do. You will lead in the development of new business opportunities overseeing financial, administrative and logistical resources; and ensuring adherence to MSI minimum standards; and assuring quality operations in line with annual and long-term strategic goals and objectives. Bangladesh - a 2,300 strong team deliver life-changing services to 2 million clients, with an annual budget of c.$17m. The Bangladesh programme has recently gone through a large expansion and now consists of 141 clinics and 600 outreach sites, delivering a wide variety of channels and services. The programme is very well respected in Bangladesh and there is great potential to develop further as a social business. Sierra Leone - based in Freetown and established in 1988, our Sierra Leone programme has a strong reputation in the country, built through our continuous delivery of essential family planning services during the war and recent Ebola epidemic. Along with a dedicated senior management team, you will work to uphold this reputation and continue to ensure the high-quality and efficiency of operations in Sierra Leone's 8 centres, 14 outreach teams and workforce of c. 250. Timor Leste - based in Dili this is one of MSI's smaller programmes. MSI Timor Leste was established in 2006 and currently employs c. 90 staff across 8 of the 13 districts in the country. As the only organization specializing in sexual and reproductive health services in the country, the programme is focused on improving the health of people in Timor-Leste through provision of family planning and safe motherhood services, sexually transmitted infection and HIV counselling and testing, and youth friendly information and services. However, with crucial support from governments and donors, there is potential to grow this well-established platform through clinic expansion and establishment of pilot mobile clinics outreach. Zambia - Based in Lusaka, working with a dedicated senior management team, you will work with donors and the government to continue to ensure the high-quality and efficiency of operations in Zambia's 3 urban youth centres, 20 social franchises, 7 outreach teams, a rapidly expanding social marketing programme and a workforce of c. 70. QUALIFICATIONS: We see the successful candidate bringing to the role an understanding of the development sector and an entrepreneurial approach. You will have had experience operating at Country Director or Chief of Party level or similar, and experience of working with donors. In addition, you will have worked challenging environments as well as designed and delivered strategic and annual business plans and income generation through donor funding, and/or commercial activities. You will have financial and reporting management experience, to include managing and improving the bottom line and the ability to generate, track and analyze management information and client data to inform management decision-making. In addition you will be a motivational leader with strong communication skills with the ability to manage both internal and external stakeholders, as well as motivated to deliver tangible results for the organization and to manage change successfully. The successful candidates will be pro- choice. TO APPLY: For more information about these opportunities, please click through to find further details and job frameworks. www.bit.ly/countrydirectormsi. Closing date: midnight 13th May (UK time)
****************************** *REGIONAL DIRECTOR - EAST AFRICA REGION LONDON OR EAST AFRICA REGION
Marie Stopes International is one of the largest international family planning organizations in the world. Millions of the world's poorest and most vulnerable women trust Marie Stopes International to provide them with quality family planning and reproductive healthcare. We are in 37 countries, with 9,000 team members, 3,190 social franchises, 52,000 outreach locations and 600+ clinics. Join Marie Stopes International as the Regional Director for the East Africa Region based in London or within the East Africa region, and help us transform the lives of millions. You will have the opportunity to take your management skills and commercial expertise to the cutting edge of the global development sector. As Regional Director: East Africa you provide leadership to country programmes across the region: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and Mexico. Through line management of the Country Directors and the support team for your region (11 direct reports), you will ensure the country programmes are strong organizations with programmatic vision and results that align with Marie Stopes International's (MSI's ) mission and strategic plan. The role will work closely with the VP & International Operations Director with significant internal and external facing responsibilities ranging from providing leadership to country programmes on MSI's key programming streams (service delivery, management systems, business development and innovation, and resource development) to driving improvements in global systems and standards by providing clear guidance and strategic leadership. You will also be responsible for managing the Regional Support Office team and coordinating with MSI's technical experts to ensure countries have the capacity and ability to meet MSI standards and guidelines and deliver on their plans. About you: We see you bringing to the role experience of successfully running a country programme or private sector organization at a Regional Director or Country Director/ Senior Management level together with a track record of delivering superior results and experience of working within a matrix organization with a shared services model. You will have a commercial mind-set and be comfortable with a commercial approach to the delivery of products and services and therefore actively seek out opportunities to create synergies with our clinics and pharma businesses and other MSI teams. You will have experience of leading and managing programmes/ organizations of significant turnover, preferably within the reproductive sector or related field. TO APPLY: For more information about this opportunity, please visit www.bit.ly/regionaldirectormsi. Salary: Competitive. The successful candidate will be pro choice. Closing date: 13th May 2015 midnight UK time
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY, DRC KINSHASA, DRC
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact's promises are fulfilled in partnership with local communities. Our integrated approach to building the capacity of local organizations, developing good governance and cultivating markets is carried out by individuals who adapt our expertise to their own environments and challenges. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. Department Overview: Pact seeks a Chief of Party for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Integrated Health Program (IHP) East and West Kasai Provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo to improve key population-based national health indicators periodically collected and reported in surveys. This position is contingent on award. Position Purpose: The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for the overall management and operations of the project. She/he will supervise project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The COP will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners. The COP position requires political savvy, as she/he will interact with numerous GOT institutions and senior-level national and county-level government officials. Key Responsibilities: The Chief of Party must demonstrate dynamic leadership and a spirit of flexibility, adaptability and collaboration under challenging conditions. Specific responsibilities may include: Ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program's strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements. Participate in the technical and programmatic design of award and partner programs; represent Pact in negotiating with donors and partners. Manage all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual workplans; guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports. Ensure the cost-effective use of Pact resources. Ensure compliance with HQ and USAID requirements, policies and regulations. Act as liaison to relevant donors and the local government. As relevant, manage all local grant making mechanisms, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and Pact policy; coordinate and/or conduct monitoring visits to grantee programs. Provide training and mentoring to partners to strengthen capacity for technical service delivery and compliance with donor rules and regulations. Recruit and directly supervise local project staff in line with Pact HR policies; Oversee the management and development of project office human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact's values are practiced. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Skills and Abilities: Leadership: Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations. Deep understanding of Pact's strategy and how efforts contribute to the greater good. Consistently works within internal process and procedures. Strong interpersonal and team building skills. Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives. Project Management: Strong planning and time management skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences. Ability to problem-solve difficult issues. Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities. Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills. Proficiency in developing and managing a budget. Technical Skills: Strong experience in Integrated Health. Strong knowledge and understanding of USAID policies and regulations. High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems. People Management: Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback. Ability to mentor others. Preferred QUALIFICATIONS: At least seven years' experience in managing complex integrated health programs, social services programs, and/or public health programs of similar scope and size is desired. At least seven years' experience as senior staff in at least three of the following areas: child protection, health and nutrition including HIV/AIDS care and support; social service systems strengthening; quality improvement/ quality assurance; M&E; and operations research preferred. At least five years international experience in development, managing, overseeing, or evaluating comprehensive social services programs of similar size and complexity, with USAID experience preferred. At least five years demonstrated skills and experience in partnership building, especially with the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, donors, private sector, NGO and local community organizations. At least seven years of experience in program management and administration, financial management, award cooperative agreement compliance, subaward management, and tracking project performance and costs. Professional level of oral and written fluency in English and French. At least a Master's Degree in social sciences, public health, management, business administration, or a related field required. Strong management and communication skills, strategic vision, leadership qualities, professional reputation, ability to create synergies where applicable, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project description. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0046. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** *SENIOR RESEARCH AND EVALUATION ADVISOR ACCRA, GHANA
International Business and Technical Consultants, Inc. is seeking a Research and Evaluation Advisor in Ghana. Performance Period: Immediate - January 28, 2020; Reports to: E4D Chief of Party. The Research & Evaluation (R&E) Advisor shall be responsible for leading the design and implementation of all the operations research and evaluations under the E4D, carried out by CPHDA, IRESCO and the recipient groups under the supervision of the Chief of Party (COP). He will work with the USAID COR and other USAID technical staff and IBTCI Project Manager to develop methodologies to carry out the Operational Research (OR) and evaluation activities. He will be based in Accra, Ghana with travel to monitor evaluations, OR, capacity building, and dissemination activities in the six non-presence countries. He is expected to provide technical expertise in research methodologies, protocols, analytical frameworks, instrument and tool development, data management, and other technical assistance as necessary. The R&E Advisor is the lead technical advisor for the E4D project. He will be the lead analyst for interpreting the results of operational research (OR), evaluations, surveys, assessments and other field data collection efforts, and be responsible for ensuring the quality of all E4D task order technical deliverables related to R&E. Duties and Responsibilities: This Senior R&E Advisor shall carry out the following duties and responsibilities: Technical Responsibilities (General): Serve as the project's technical lead providing strategic direction for programming and planning purposes. Supervise consultant teams implementing project task orders focused on the implementation of operational research, evaluations, surveys, assessments, data quality assessments and other studies. Review and edit technical deliverables of consultant teams. As needed, solicit assistance from IBTCI's senior technical experts at the Home Office (HO). Supervise the implementation of project operational research, evaluations, assessments, surveys, activities and related sector or policy studies. Design or provide assistance in the design of performance management systems and research and evaluation methodologies and tools. Provide technical assistance to teams on the analysis plans for evaluation-related task orders. Develop, implement and periodically update the E4D Capacity Building Plan based on USAID's needs and guidance. Assist with implementation of project-related Data Quality Assessments. Provide R&E training services upon request from USAID. Trainings will follow a capacity building plan developed by the R&E Advisor which complies with conventional adult learning methodologies. Performance Monitoring: Oversee the annual review of the Mission or USAID/Washington Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP); develop R&E Plan Guidelines; review (internal) project-level R&E plans (PMEPs), and provide R&E technical assistance to Mission and implementing partner staff. Advises and train any Implementing Partners on effective R&E methodologies, approaches, and techniques. Be responsible for the design and delivery of performance management training as needed for both Mission and implementing partner staff. Provide independent verification of performance data reported by implementing partners through evaluation of USAID/West Africa programs. Periodically review and offer recommendations for an improved USAID client performance management system that reflects Agency standards and best practices in areas such as data and indicator quality, baselines, targets, and performance reporting. Evaluation: Be responsible for the design, quality, development and completion of all OR and evaluations and ensure they are compliant with USAID OR and Evaluation Policy and guidelines. Review all technical deliverables of evaluation teams, specifically Inception Reports, OR, Evaluation Design and Workplans, Draft and Final OR, Evaluation reports. Be responsible for the technical integrity to ensure all deliverables meet the expectations of the client and are contractually compliant. Ensure all evaluation reports produced by E4D follow the format delineated in the USAID Checklist for Reviewers of OR and evaluation reports. Ensure that the short-term technical experts and evaluation team members recruited under this contract are of a high caliber and possess the required technical expertise. Make recommendations to replace hired consultants if they are unable to conduct high quality OR and evaluations per USAID OR and Evaluation Policy guidance. Actively participate in evaluations and assessments throughout the life of the contract, as appropriate. Lead and coordinate recruitment and oversee the selection and management of OR and evaluation teams. Contribute substantively to the design and field testing of the OR and evaluation methodology, participatory data collection methods and protocols, data verification techniques, and other technical evaluation and analytical tasks conducted under this contract. Supervise Evaluation Team Leaders, and mentor as appropriate. Ensure that project data collection methodologies are standardized and used effectively in the field; supervise data collection techniques, and perform data quality control. General/ Other Management: Serve as the R&E technical point of contact for USAID Mission and/or COR providing management and technical advice on the implementation of the performance monitoring plan, including periodic evaluations and assessments as required by the CoP. Develop in conjunction with the USAID client a forward-looking annual R&E plan. Use performance management best practices and the data collected through monitoring, assessments, and evaluations to develop and maintain a simple knowledge and performance management system that enhances the Mission's capacity to respond in a timely fashion to diverse information requests from internal and external stakeholders, including Mission management, USAID/Washington, local host country government organizations and nationals, and audit agencies. Provide R&E technical assistance and training to help raise the profile and understanding of USAID Evaluation Policy and the principle of "Managing for Results" to improve program implementation and programmatic and resource decision- making. Manage technical resources during project implementation. Monitor the timely submission of all project technical deliverables. Develop and routinely maintain an electronic system for monitoring these deliverables which is shared with the COP. Develop and maintain databases for: 1) Consultant Database and 2) Collaborating Firms and Institutions. Solicit the support of software specialist(s) to develop an interactive, web-based Consultant Database. Once operational, be responsible for the routine review and maintenance of the Databases and/or solicit support needed. Review and update E4D Standard Operating Procedures on a quarterly basis, such as the Evaluation & Special Studies Quality Management Guide, OR and Evaluations Processes, etc. Continually recruit new talent for active and future TOs including reviewing CVs and interviewing prospective consultants. Spearhead project efforts for knowledge sharing and dissemination through R&E Users Group or other type of project/ program users' group mechanism. Ensure the on time delivery of high quality project technical deliverables related to R&E and performance management. Supervise and mentor other R&E staff as assigned. Function as Officer in Charge (OIC) and project representative in the absence of the CoP or PD. QUALIFICATIONS: Education: An advanced degree in public health, evaluation, research, statistics, or other relevant field is required. Prior Work Experience: Minimum of ten years of progressively more responsible experience in the following areas: Serving as a team leader on several USAID performance evaluations, specifically in public health. Indicator development, data collection and analysis, data quality assessments, and/or performance monitoring and reporting. Providing guidance to technical teams in the development and updating of performance management plans (PMPs). Creation and management of performance tracking systems. Experience leveraging performance monitoring data for the improvement of ongoing project management. Technical expertise in the design and implementation of evaluations of development interventions. Participate in the design and field testing of surveys, questionnaires, and/or other data collection instruments; R&E training design and delivery. Technical expertise in evaluation design, including experimental and quasi-experimental methods. Supervise the work of a field OR and evaluation team. Previous experience working in West Africa is desirable. Project management skills are desirable. Familiarity with USAID policies related to OR and evaluation and performance management highly desirable. Familiarity with database management and statistical analysis, and a thorough understanding of R&E and direct experience with external evaluations and routine monitoring. Language: Professional written and oral fluency in American English is required. Proficiency in French is desirable. TO APPLY: Please go to https://ibtci.devhire.devex.com/. Along with application, please submit your CV including three references that we can contact, cover letter, and the USAID Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet (AID 1420-17) found here: http://www.usaid.gov/forms. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted. IBTCI is an equal opportunity employer.
****************************** *DEPUTY COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE, PROGRAMS ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR
Population Services International (PSI) is the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization, with a mission to measurably improve the health of poor and vulnerable people in the developing world by influencing their behavior, principally through social marketing of family planning and health products and services, and health communications. PSI has programs in more than 60 countries and works in malaria, HIV, reproductive health, child survival, and tuberculosis. PSI's core values are a belief in markets and market mechanisms to contribute to sustained improvements in the lives of the poor; results and a strong focus on measurement; speed and efficiency with a predisposition to action, empowering our staff at the local level; and a long term commitment to the people we serve. For more information, please visit www.psi.org. With guidance from the CR, the Deputy Country Representative - Programs will directly supervise the programmatic departments (Malaria Prevention and Treatment; Child Survival, Reproductive Health, HIV Prevention & Neonatal Health), the Research Department, as well as the Technical Advisor and a Consultant. S/he will also act as the focal point for grants funded by the Global Fund (PSI/M is PR for 2 NFM grants (HIV and Malaria) and also PR for NSA (malaria prevention and treatment in the public sector). S/he will offer technical, financial and managerial support as well as being responsible for ensuring that all information communicated to both internal and external audiences is consistent and is of high quality. The DCR - Programs will also be responsible for assisting the CR, DCR-Operations and DCR - Corporate Services & Finance in representing PSI externally with partners and provide overall strategic vision. The platform's large Malaria program (annual budget of $30M) currently funded by GF, USAID, and UNITAID includes fever case management via RDTs, malaria prevention via LLIN distribution (mass campaigns, routine, continuous) and IRS, as well as treatment interventions of simple and complicated malaria cases. The Child Survival program (annual budget of $4M) funded by USAID and UNICEF is an IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Infections) program including diarrheal disease case management, water treatment, pneumonia treatment, and nutrition. The FP/RH and STI/HIV activities (annual budget of $6M) currently funded by USAID, WHP and GF include a wide range of short and long term method products and services as well as maternal and neonatal health (umbilical cord) care services and cervical cancer detection, treatment and referral. HIV/STI prevention activities in the concentrated epidemic of Madagascar include product and IPC interventions, as well as counseling and testing services, focused on youth and high risk groups (female sex workers, high- risk men and men having sex with men). The Research Department supports these programs as well as the ACTWatch project. The Research Department is an integral part of the programmatic cone in order to ensure informed and evidence based programming. Current programmatic priorities include expansion of innovations (CHX for umbilical cord care, MNPs for nutrition, misoprostol for PPH) while continuing to explore and advocate for new opportunities (misoprostol for PAC, Sanitation and Hygiene interventions (WASH), Nutrition and possibly others) and maintain high quality standards for the current portfolio of interventions; implementation of a mass LLIN distribution campaign in 2015; continued improvement of community-based interventions and increased collaboration with the public and private sectors. In addition to proven skills in organizational management, expertise in at least one or more programmatic areas, and expertise with the Global Fund, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability to maintain excellent partnerships with donors in general, the government and other key stakeholders. French language required. Reports to the CR. RESPONSIBILITIES: Include, but not limited to: Direct Malaria, Child Survival, Reproductive Health and HIV/STI departments in the planning and implementation of all programmatic activities in accordance with workplans, evidence based research, and platform strategic plan. Plan, implement and monitor programmatic budgets for all programs in collaboration with the DCR- CS&F and with departmental directors. Ensure quality of all external donor reporting in English and in French. Manage and mentor three program directors, one Senior Research Coordinator, and one TA to include skills transfer/ capacity building. Lead organization in the implementation and monitoring of its GF grants, with particular emphasis on the vast array of malaria interventions, and collaboration with SALAMA for product distribution to the public sector, as well as with First line ACT buyers through the GF's manufacturer's subsidy model. In conjunction with the Regional Researcher and Research team, develop and oversee the research plans (monitoring of ongoing research), and ensure relevance of new research/ study plans as new proposals are being developed. Represent PSI internally, and support the CR and DCRs on general organizational and management issues (Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Audit, Procurement, etc.); and In collaboration with CR and DCRs, represent PSI externally and ensure continued strong relations with donor, government, NGO, and commercial entities - to include fundraising efforts. QUALIFICATIONS: Significant programmatic and managerial experience in one or more of the following areas: reproductive health/ family planning and neonatal care, malaria prevention and treatment, child survival & development (including nutrition), WASH, HIV/STI prevention. Strong project management skills (knowledge of Microsoft Project would be a plus). Demonstrated experience in integrating evidence based research into programs. At least five years' work experience in a developing country. MPH required, other relevant degrees are bonus. Knowledge of international development and health issues. Familiarity and experience in dealing with the international donor community - particularly the Global Fund and USAID, and UN Agencies a plus. Excellent bilingual writing and presentation skills. Fluency in English and French. The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker, and will have: excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; a strong interest in private sector approaches to development; and proven ability to produce results. STATUS: Exempt, Level 5. TO APPLY: Please apply online at www.psi.org. Population Services International is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender identity, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/ndncyf7
****************************** *DIRECTOR OR MANAGER OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION CAMBRIDGE, MA
Ibis Reproductive Health is a non-governmental research organization that aims to improve women's reproductive autonomy, choices, and health worldwide. Ibis accomplishes its mission by conducting original clinical and social science research, leveraging existing research, producing educational resources, and promoting policies and practices that support sexual and reproductive rights and health. Our staff of roughly 20 is located in Cambridge, MA; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Oakland, CA. Ibis's annual budget is approximately $2.8 million (www.ibisreproductivehealth.org). We seek an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about our mission to work with Ibis's President to ensure Ibis's financial and administrative operations run smoothly and we are able to achieve our goals; we aim for our finance and administrative work to meet the highest quality standards as well as all reporting and compliance requirements. This role includes oversight of human resources, IT support, and other general office administrative matters. The Director or Manager of Finance and Administration is a senior staff position, reporting directly to the President. Financial Responsibilities: Work with the President to create an annual budget for presentation to the board. Communicate financial goals, strategies and deadlines internally and to Ibis's senior staff and Board. Prepare quarterly interim financial statements comparing actual organization-wide results to the annual budget. Oversee preparation of project budgets, financial reports, and supplementary materials for proposals and reports to donors. Review all organizational contracts, grants, and awards. Work with external lawyers to ensure all agreements conform to best practices and adequately protect the organization's interests. Prepare the organization's financial records for annual audit. Work with outside auditors to complete the annual audit and submit all tax and other required regulatory documentation. Ensure financial records and processes meet the highest standards and comply with all grant requirements. Maintain and oversee implementation of internal controls to protect the organization's financial assets and satisfy audit and other third-party requirements. Human Resource/ Personnel Responsibilities: Maintain the organization's employee files and work with lawyers and outside accountants to ensure compliance with all regulations. Oversee documentation and implementation of Ibis policies and procedures. Maintain the organization's employee insurance and other benefit programs; work with our broker to negotiate health insurance and other benefit contracts. QUALIFICATIONS: Intellectual curiosity and a commitment to reproductive health and rights. Financial management experience of at least three years in a non-profit environment; minimum eight years' experience in general accounting and financial statement preparation; Excellent oral and written communications skills; Strong interpersonal skills, excellent judgment and a sense of humor; Demonstrated ability to set priorities, organize workload, and manage competing demands; Experience in Human Resources or Personnel functions preferred; Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required; MBA or CPA preferred. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point; experience with Quickbooks preferred. This is a full time position; salary will be based on experience and qualifications. Generous benefits package. TO APPLY: send a cover letter and CV to admin@ibisreproductivehealth.org or mail to Ibis Reproductive Health, 17 Dunster Street, Suite 201, Cambridge, MA 02138. No phone calls, please.
****************************** *ACTING STRATEGIC ADVISOR, GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN ARLINGTON, VA
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking an Acting Strategic Advisor, Global Supply Chain (GSC) in Arlington, VA for the Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM). For a limited time (6 months), this short-term position, based in the US, will be responsible in an acting role for overseeing and maintaining the implementation of the SCMS Field Office Managed Procurement Plan (FOMP) and serve in a Strategic Advisor role for the Global Supply Chain. As the acting FOMP Manager, she/he will coordinate with Country Directors and Procurement Operations Managers to develop and implement plans, identify required resources, and track and report on performance. She/he will continually monitor and assess the capability of field staff to manage procurement activities and support the training on SCMS policies and procedures as required. She/he will also directly supervise the Senior Procurement Advisor. Additionally, this position will support the development and implementation of broader procurement strategies. As the Strategic Advisor, GSC s/he will produce and document periodic reviews of the global supply chain strategy, including review and suggestions for introduction of new procurement and supply chain tools (use of e- procurement, procurement auctions and others) to ensure short- and long-term SCMS/USAID objectives are achieved. He/she will be responsible to provide updates on market trends and developments as well as insight in the life cycle/ outlook for selected key products in support of strategic decision making. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in a related field (such as economics/ business administration, supply chain management, or procurement/ logistics). Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, preferably in procurement and/or supply chain management. Relevant procurement or supply chain experience, in an international supply environment, in a health care environment preferable pharmaceutical/ chemical/ food industry or a pharmaceutical/ medical supply wholesale environment. A strong knowledge of the challenges involved in providing an effective supply chain and procurement service in the developing world. Knowledge of the international pharmaceutical and medical supply market, with specific reference to the essential drug commodities required for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care. Knowledge of the pharmaceutical production of Essential Drugs, meeting the USG and internationally accepted quality requirements including GMP, GDP, GSP as well as other relevant international guidelines preferred. Strong interpersonal skills, preferably with experience building and managing new teams, and an ability to work across disciplines and in diverse locations internationally. Strong negotiation skills at a senior level with major international manufacturing companies. Fluency in English and preferably one more international (business) language. Proven experience in procurement system design, system improvement and use of e-procurement and auction tools. Executive-level computing skills in standard software systems, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project. Willingness to travel, as needed. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com, including your name, along with "15- 43, Strategic Advisor", in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. Candidate must be able to demonstrate legal right to work in the United States. Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to- know basis only.
****************************** *SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER DURHAM, NC
FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Business Development Proposal Associate in Durham. As a member of the Business Planning and Proposals unit, this position will be assigned to work closely with the Global Health, Population and Nutrition Business Unit. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent in Business Administration, Public Health, Social Sciences or Related Field. 5+ years of experience in Public Health, Healthcare or related industry. Outstanding communication (oral/ written) skills including ability to write proposal sections, substantively edit narrative, copy edit (proofread), and to lead meetings/ debriefs/ partner negotiations/ conference calls. Demonstrated ability to successfully troubleshoot issues with internal/ external clients and donors during proposal process and communicate resolution clearly and in a timely manner. As primary proposal point of contact, able to address responsively and diplomatically all questions. Demonstrated technical acumen/ knowledge in a field related to global health. Knowledge of Non- governmental Organization (NGO) business development process activities required. Strong leadership ability. Demonstrates strong analytical, organizational and problem- solving abilities and the ability to prioritize tasks. Read, write and speak English. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities. To apply, please visit: https://jobs- fhi360.icims.com/jobs/15573/senior-business-development-officer/job?mode=view
****************************** *LEAD PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST ARLINGTON, VA
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Lead Procurement Specialist for the SCMS Project in Arlington, VA. The Procurement Specialist Lead directs and manages the Procurement Specialists' and Supply Delivery Coordination activities for items covered under the SCMS contract. The Lead will coordinate and liaise with the other SCMS management staff to ensure the timely tendering, quoting and purchasing, to meet the needs of the SCMS clients and adequate managements of key steps of the process to ensure a prompt supply of orders from the vendors and delivery into recipient countries. The Lead will be accountable for ensuring client demands and contractual obligations are met for the procurement of all commodities and the prompt processing of delivery and exportation/ importation from/into countries. QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor degree in logistics, management, public health, business or other related area. At minimum eight years of experience executing and/or managing commodity procurements funded by international donors, including at least four years' experience managing procurements of health-related commodities. Fluency in English; second language is a plus (particularly French). Must be eligible to work in the United States. Experience in transport and logistics (international freight forwarding, import/ export regulations including INCO terms and custom clearance procedures) is highly desired. Previous experience supporting national government health-related programs in a low or moderate income environment. Proven, successful experience communicating and collaborating effectively with national and sub-national governments, international donors, commercial companies, non-governmental organizations, and other program partners. Demonstrated success leading/ mentoring a team to fulfil stated objectives. Proven ability to work both independently with little supervision, as well as part of a team. Knowledge of US Government Federal Acquisition Regulations. Previous experience in personnel management (including performance). Excellent writing and oral presentation skills. Demonstrated facility with Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Project and Power Point. Limited domestic and international travel. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com, including your name, along with "15-38, Lead Procurement Specialist", in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. Candidate must be able to demonstrate legal right to work in the United States. Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to- know basis only.
****************************** *BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST II, GLOBAL FUND BALTIMORE, MD
Catholic Relief Services has posted an opening for a BD Specialist position which is key in supporting the unit's capacity strengthening and positioning for CRS country programs under the Global Fund's New Funding Model (NFM); as well as managing knowledge of the donor, its priorities and lessons learned from the agency in working with the Global Fund. REQUIRES: Master's degree in related field required, MPH or related health education strongly preferred. Minimum five years of relevant international experience, preferably with three or more years field-based. Demonstrated experience leading and producing competitive proposals in programming contexts similar to CRS required. Previous experience developing proposals for Global Fund or similar institutional donors required. For more information and to apply visit www.crs.org/about/careers/. Vacancy no: D2273
****************************** *CALL FOR HEALTH EXPERTS ZIMBABWE
Plan International is a global organization that works side by side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects, economic empowerment, child protection initiatives and youth civic engagement. Across program areas, Plan's activities are guided by a Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach, which is rights-based, holistic, gender-sensitive, and inclusive. Plan International is seeking expressions of interest from motivated and talented senior- level Health Experts for an anticipated USAID-funded HIV Treatment and Care (HTC) project in Zimbabwe. The over-arching strategic objective of the new HIV Care and Treatment project is to increase the availability and improve the quality of care and support services for persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), primarily through non- government organization (NGO) channels. This project is expected to contribute to Zimbabwe's national objectives in the health and education sectors while complementing public sector efforts to improve and expand the availability of critical services oriented to the mitigation of HIV/AIDS in the country. The HCT project has two key objectives: 1) expand the availability of HIV care and treatment services; and, 2) improve the quality and range of HIV care and treatment services that are offered through NGO-operated facilities, outreach and at the community level. Plan is seeking highly qualified candidates with extensive experience working on HIV care and treatment development projects funded by USAID or other bilateral donors. TO APPLY: please send a cover letter, USAID 1420 biodata form (found at http://www.usaid.gov/forms), and resume in English to the email address Recruitment@planusa.org. Applicants who fail to meet the application criteria may be disqualified. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for this opportunity, dependent on the timing of the solicitation from USAID. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY ZIMBABWE
Plan International is a global organization that works side by side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects, economic empowerment, child protection initiatives and youth civic engagement. Across program areas, Plan's activities are guided by a Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach, which is rights-based, holistic, gender-sensitive, and inclusive. Plan International is seeking Chief of Party (COP) candidates for an anticipated USAID- funded HIV Treatment and Care (HTC) project in Zimbabwe. The over-arching strategic objective of the new HIV Care and Treatment project is to increase the availability and improve the quality of care and support services for persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), primarily through non-government organization (NGO) channels. This project is expected to contribute to Zimbabwe's national objectives in the health and education sectors while complementing public sector efforts to improve and expand the availability of critical services oriented to the mitigation of HIV/AIDS in the country. The HCT project has two key objectives: 1) expand the availability of HIV care and treatment services; and, 2) improve the quality and range of HIV care and treatment services that are offered through NGO-operated facilities, outreach and at the community level. The COP will have authority and oversight over the project, including managing all activities of sub-recipients, coordinating all program-focused strategic planning and decision making, and staff management. The COP reports to the Country Director of Plan International Zimbabwe and will serve as key liaison with USAID, the Government of Zimbabwe, implementing partners, and other stakeholders. Primary responsibilities include providing overall leadership, management, and general technical direction of the program, assuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and ensuring program performance, achievement of program requirements and adherence to donor regulations. Responsibilities: Provide overall technical and managerial oversight and leadership for the project. Ensure efficient management of financial and human resources, including the review and approval of program budgets and monitoring expenditures. Strive for the achievement of the highest standards of Child-Centred Community Development. Supervise field operations, administration, logistics and procurement. Oversee management, delivery, and monitoring of sub- grants. Supervise program monitoring, evaluation, and reporting and ensure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables as required by the grant and donors. Ensure downward accountability, mechanisms for child participation and channels for the expression of beneficiary satisfaction as part of the Monitoring & Evaluation system. Assure full compliance with all USAID, Plan, and other fiduciary regulations. Engage and coordinate with the Country Management Team and other Plan International projects in the country. Serve as a principal liaison with Government of Zimbabwe, USAID, project partners and stakeholders, and other donors to ensure effective program implementation and to build lasting relationships. Support Plan's submission of timely and reliable narrative and financial information to the wider organization and to third parties as appropriate. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum Master's degree in Public Health, International Development or related field; Ph.D. or DrPH highly preferred. Strong knowledge of HIV/AIDS health programming in Sub-Saharan Africa. Experience managing a large child focused program for an international NGO. Experience in a leadership role in implementing child-centered and community-based development projects. Good understanding of the child-rights framework and standards for child protection. Significant experience managing large-scale, multi-year US government- funded programs. With a strong track record of successfully managing USAID-funded programs including previously serving as a Chief of Party in Sub-Saharan Africa. Demonstrated knowledge of USAID project management including USAID rules and regulation and reporting requirements. Demonstrated knowledge about gender and development, and demonstrated experience and proficiency in managing programs that mainstream gender. Demonstrated ability to implement projects with rigorous timelines and deliverables and to track program quality through donor approved monitoring and evaluation systems. Experience in problem-solving and addressing cases of reported incidents around fraud, child protection as well as stakeholder dissatisfaction. Experience working and collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, such as local NGOs, government officials, donor representatives, local and international staff. Ability to respond on short notice and plan and execute several activities at once. Ability to work under pressure, as part of a team or independently, and meet deadlines consistently. Proven experience hiring, training, and supervising teams of international and local staff. Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate diverse teams. Excellent English oral and written communication skills; knowledge of local languages preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook. Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Further, Qualified Zimbabwe nationals, including those living in the diaspora, are additionally highly encouraged to apply. TO APPLY: please visit our website (plan-international.org/about- plan/jobs/jobs). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for this opportunity, dependent on the timing of the solicitation from USAID. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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