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Issue Dated January 9, 2015


Copyright 2015. All rights reserved. This information or any parts thereof may not be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of the Publisher. Lisa L. Hystad, Publisher.
DIRECTOR - NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH NEW DELHI, INDIA
The World Health Organization seeks a Director - Non-Communicable Diseases & Environmental Health (D-1) in New Delhi. Duties: Directing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating collaborative programmes with the Member States in the Region under the domain of Non-communicable Diseases, Sustainable Development and Healthy Environments including Social Determinants of Health, taking into account the WHO core functions, priorities and country health needs. REQUIRES: Degree in medicine with Post graduate degree in public health or other health related areas or disciplines. At least 15 years of experience at progressively responsible levels, of which minimum five years must be in an international setting, in planning and management of public health programmes and/or public health cooperation activities. Please visit WHO's e- Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No. Closing date: 1/25/15. Vacancy no: SEAR/RO/14/FT04
****************************** CLIENT ACCOUNT MANAGER & LEAD, CLIENT ACCOUNT MANAGER WOERDEN, THE NETHERLANDS
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Client Account Manager and a Lead, Client Account Manager for the Pooled Procurement Mechanism (PPM) Project in Woerden, The Netherlands. The Client Account Manager (CAM) works on PFSCM's Global Fund Pooled Procurement Mechanism (PPM) project. The CAM will be responsible for providing direct client relation services to the designated Principal Recipients. The CAM will also be responsible for providing oversight and management on progress of PPM operations while providing inputs for the resolution of challenges and bottlenecks for the designated countries. The CAM will also provide operation support and guidance to other support personnel assigned to meet the requirements of designated countries. The CAM position will support the Lead, Client Account Manager (Lead, CAM) who will provide supervision, support, and coaching to the CAMs and Client Relations Officers. In addition to this support, the Lead, Client Account Manager will ensure, through guidance of the team, efficient and adequate management of the PPM orders. They will support the Client Relations team to confirm that uniform processes are followed and that tools and experiences across countries and clients are leveraged to maximize PFSCM's success. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred for Lead, CAM role; equivalent work experience considered in Lieu of Master's degree. Minimum of 4 or more years' experience in procurement, sales and order processing, public health, project management, or supply chain management. A minimum of 10 or more years' experience required to qualify for Lead, CAM role. French fluency with strong written and verbal English language skills required for CAM; English fluency required for Lead, CAM; Multiple language fluency highly desired. Previous customer relationship management experience in the public health arena required, and demonstrated experience working in collaboration with communication and knowledge management teams preferred for the Lead, CAM role. Previous experience successfully supporting as well as communicating and collaborating effectively with national and sub-national governments, international donors, commercial companies, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders in relation to health programs in a low or moderate income environment desired for the Lead, CAM role. Ability to travel internationally up to 20% of the time required for the Lead, CAM role. Strong interpersonal, communication (written & oral presentation), and representational skills desired. Experience with the Global Fund and/or USAID desired. Demonstrated ability to utilize Microsoft Office Suite. Strong organization skills, attention to detail/ accuracy, and an ability to prioritize tasks and activities desired. Proven ability to work both independently and as a member of a team. Experience with ERP or procurement/ supply chain software desired. Demonstrated ability to manage account processing with a proven ability to function in a detailed-oriented environment desired. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com, including your name, along with "#14-1156 CAM", in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. Candidate must be able to demonstrate legal right to work in the Netherlands. Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.
****************************** SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER ARLINGTON, VA
Management Sciences for Health has posted an opening for a Senior Project Officer who helps ensure prompt and effective managerial support to the Microbicides project team in order to facilitate the smooth implementation of the project. The Senior Project Officer helps ensure the successful completion of programmatic and administrative deliverables, whether directly or through coordination and facilitation. REQUIRES: Master's degree and two to four years' experience in public health, management or related international development field or Bachelor's degree and four to six year experience. Overseas project management support experience in headquarters of international organization or in developing country. Demonstrated managerial and supervisory skills. Ability to work independently. For more information and to apply please go online to www.msh.org/careers/index.cfm. Vacancy no: 13-7912
****************************** SENIOR PROJECT ASSOCIATE ARLINGTON, VA
Management Sciences for Health has posted an opening for a Senior Project Associate who is responsible for providing administrative, logistical and coordination support to ASH team and targeted technical support on select activities. REQUIRES: Bachelor's Degree in a related field such as public health, international development, international relations, communications, public administration, or public policy required; Master's degree preferred. Minimum two years of relevant work experience. Experience living or working in developing countries is a plus. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with a service oriented outlook. Attention to detail; demonstrated competence to organize, prioritize and manage multiple activities and priorities. For more information and to apply please go online to www.msh.org/careers/index.cfm. Vacancy no: 13-7911
****************************** UN POPULATION FUND
The UN Population Fund has posted openings for the following positions. TO APPLY: Please apply online: http://www.unfpa.org/employment/vacancy.html
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NEW YORK
A Special Assistant to the Deputy Executive Director (P-4) is sought in New York. The Special Assistant provides support to the DED (P) in carrying out the range of responsibilities under the latter's purview and assists the DED (P) in the development and provision of strategy and policy guidance in his/her areas of responsibility. Under the guidance of the Chief of Staff, OED, works as part of the OED team to support various OED functions and initiatives. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in business administration, programming and public health related field. 7 years of experience in relevant areas at the national and international level. Superior writing and editing skills. Excellent command of English in speaking and writing; good knowledge of French and/or Spanish is highly desirable. Familiarity with the workings of the UN and, in particular, UNFPA's policies and procedures is an asset. Closing date: 1/19/15. Vacancy no: 2777.
REPRESENTATIVE BRAZIL
UNFPA is looking for a Representative Brazil (D-1) with strong leadership and innovation capacity, who is able to build a new approach to UNFPA cooperation and partnerships for brick countries, and able to develop a demonstrative experience on how to operate in the new aid environment through Government co-financing, south-south cooperation, private sector partnerships and international knowledge sharing initiatives. REQUIRES: Post-graduate university degree in one or more of the following disciplines: MBA, Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management or other related field. 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in public administration and international development of which at least 8 years in the field of population and development at the international level; Experience in Co-financed programmes, Resource Mobilization and Private sector will be an asset. Closing date: 1/31/15. Vacancy no: 2776.
****************************** *MEDICAL DIRECTOR NEW YORK
The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative is seeking a Medical Director, Medical Affairs who will lead a team responsible for the design, implementation, analysis and reporting of the clinical development program and clinical trials for specified candidate vaccines. The Medical Director, MA, will also assist in the design and implementation of epidemiological studies that will yield data required for design of efficacy trials appropriate to the populations for which vaccine candidates are designed, and/or which will yield specimens for research that may elucidate the natural history, pathogenesis and immune control of HIV infection relevant for HIV vaccine design. In addition, the Medical Director, MA will participate in the development and implementation of training activities with African clinical partners. IAVI's clinical research is conducted by cross-departmental teams responsible for individual clinical protocols and for each individual clinical trial site. The Medical Director is a key member of the IAVI Clinical Trials Team in the IAVI Medical Affairs Department. He/she is primarily responsible for communication with the Principle Investigators and with the medical representatives of vaccine developers for assigned projects. He/she will ensure that all activities are integrated into an overall program for the preparation and execution of clinical research studies and clinical trials as well as preparation for eventual vaccine access and delivery. The Medical Director works with the Project Teams and Protocol Teams, with general guidance of the Chief Medical Officer. He/she has a high degree of clinical and research competence, and works with the Project Team under the general guidance of the CMO in selection and preclinical development of new candidates. He/she is responsible for protocol design and safety monitoring of clinical trials. He/she may, after consultation, represent IAVI with external agencies, to develop collaborations or seek funding. He/she is primarily responsible for the clinical development of assigned candidates and/or clinical research studies. Key Responsibilities: Strategic planning for portfolio expansion and clinical trials to evaluate novel products. Acts as internal consultant for Clinical and Epidemiological studies. As a member of Project Teams, contributes to scientific assessments of novel IAVI candidate vaccines and provides the expert medical opinion and risk assessment that is required for prioritization and selection for further development. Acts as a consultant to preclinical groups to contribute to the design of preclinical studies and their relationship to the overall clinical development plan, as appropriate. Leads selected Protocol Teams for clinical studies. Designs Clinical Development Plans, leading to large-scale clinical research trials, in collaboration with other members of Medical Affairs and clinical investigators, including Ph 2B and eventually Ph 3 trials, if candidates are successful. Develops strategic and detailed implementation plans and procedures for clinical research studies/ trials. Oversight of clinical protocols, consent forms, data collection instruments, and preparation of suitable educational materials and regulatory documents. Designs analysis plans with attention to endpoint selection and measurements, adverse event management and data collection, selection of Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) Members, preparation of the DSMB Charter and conduct of the interim and final analysis meetings. Monitors the conduct of clinical trials, including safety data. Prepares interim and final reports in collaboration with the site investigators and other members of IAVI Medical Affairs. Collaboration with site investigators to collect, analyze and report the data from studies in scientific meetings and publications. Develops work plans and budgets for clinical research studies, and monitoring/ reporting achievement of work plan milestones. Contributes to development of grant applications and reports for donors and granting agencies, in collaboration with the IAVI Development group. Contributes to development and reviewing of scientific and medical content of IAVI documents such as the IAVI Report and other IAVI educational materials. Represents IAVI in scientific, regulatory and other capacities, as needed. Maintains in-depth medical/ scientific knowledge about the assigned therapeutic area or product, including any unique properties involving both disease and products for which the incumbent is responsible. Attends appropriate outside meetings and courses to maintain competency and awareness in assigned area, worldwide activities, and the HIV vaccine community at large. Other national and international duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS: Passion for IAVI mission. Medical degree and experience in clinical research. Board certification or equivalent in Medicine, Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases desirable. Proven experience in preparing for and executing clinical trials or studies in international resource constrained settings. Knowledge of and experience with implementation of Good Clinical Practices (GCP) in clinical trials conduct a must. Relevant experience working in developing countries, especially Africa region. Proven success in the development and implementation of site preparation activities for clinical trials, particularly in developing countries. Diplomatic skills, excellent judgment, proven ability to present programs to all audiences ranging from high level political to lay community groups. Strong organizational skills, resourceful, and mature self-starter, with proven experience in building a strong, coherent program and operations in resource poor settings with limited infrastructure. Experience in working in a decentralized system, and maintaining close working relationship with various departments at HQ and IAVI and other designated laboratories. Proven ability to operate within a scientific, social, medical or clinical research program. Willingness to travel at least 20% of the time. TO APPLY: apply via our career page: https://careers- iavi.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchLocation=&searchCategory=&hashed=0&mobile=false&width=9 44&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false
****************************** *DIRECTOR, CLINICAL PROGRAM OPERATIONS NEW YORK, NY
The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative is seeking a Director, Clinical Program Operations in New York. Key Responsibilities: Responsibilities overseeing headquarter clinical operations. Work closely with Senior Director, Global Clinical Operations and Chief Medical Officer to ensure staffing needs are identified, FTEs requested and approved as needed and personnel hired. Lead hiring process for headquarters clinical operations staff. Assign headquarter CPMs/CRAs to projects with input from Senior Director, Global Clinical Operations and Chief Medical Officer, Medical Affairs. Operational lead for Vaccine Product Development Center (VxPDC) studies, participating as member of project teams and supervising study monitor(s). Act as back up when a CPM/CRA is temporarily unable to fulfill role (e.g. leave, illness). Provide oversight and support to CPMs/CRAs in the preparation for and management of assigned clinical studies. Work closely with the CPMs/CRAs to ensure protocols and study related activities are conducted according to program priorities, timelines and in compliance with protocol and ICH GCP guidelines. Review regularly updated reports from CPMs/CRAs, sites, and/or CROs regarding study progress including recruitment and trial conduct. Work with CPMs/CRAs to identify site-related problems and propose resolutions as needed. Other duties as assigned. Responsibilities as CPM assigned to particular study: Lead the evaluation, development, set-up, training, and monitoring of investigational sites participating in clinical research studies and clinical trials of AIDS vaccines. Assume a leadership role in planning the implementation and management of assigned clinical studies including but not limited to: preparation and review of protocol, informed consent form documents, questionnaires, training manuals, SOMs, project contact lists, laboratory, data collection procedures, monitoring plans, tracking regulatory/ ethics submissions and approvals. Lead coordination and review of study specific SOPs to be implemented on site providing knowledge and expertise as required. Assist with regulatory submission process as required including preparing and reviewing clinical documents. Work closely with and oversee site staff and regional IAVI representative to ensure protocols and study related activities are conducted according to program timelines and in compliance with protocol and ICH GCP guidelines. Organize and conduct teleconferences, investigator meetings, site initiation visits, monitoring visits, study close-out visits and additional visits to sites as needed. Ensure efficient coordination of clinical trial operations including co-monitoring at investigational sites assuring adherence to the protocol, GCPs, SOPs and taking necessary actions to ensure compliance. Ensure proper reporting, follow-up internally and assist in management of AEs/SAEs per protocol as needed. Ensure SAEs, safety update reports and other new information or sponsor reports are provided to and received by the sites for reporting to ethics, as needed. Prepare updates and reports regarding study progress including recruitment, trial conduct and, if needed, identifying site-related problems and proposed resolutions. Manage and maintain good relations with IAVI collaborators and trial sites to facilitate site development and execution of clinical trials including providing global updates to the team regarding study timelines and status of project. Contribute to and prepare project plans including timelines, related to clinical, laboratory and data management operations, and preparation and monitoring of budgets. Create and update Medical Affairs departmental clinical trial protocols and standard operating procedures for conduct of clinical trials based on IAVI templates and ensure adherence to regulations/ guidelines for good clinical practices. Coordinate and assist in collection of essential documents and all aspects of documentation control and archiving to ensure a complete master file per good clinical practices. Liaise with Core Lab, Data Coordination Center and R&D Manufacturing Staff in planning for supplies for the study including preparation of study materials according to randomization schema, preparation of vaccine materials. Manage CRAs/monitors hired through Contract Research Organizations, including training on study procedures, confirm site visit schedule, review and approve site visit reports, ensure timely and appropriate follow-up of issues raised by monitors. Ensure monitors operate to highest quality standards and if necessary address any issues directly with CRO to resolve issues. Pro- active identification and analysis of clinical trial management and execution issues with proposals on how to resolve problems. Assume leadership role to obtain internal consensus on solutions through the appropriate internal channels at IAVI. Develop and maintain liaisons with the IAVI Field Team to ensure proper and timely submissions to ERCs, review and assist in preparation of appropriate responses for re-submission if necessary. Ensure IAVI reviews and approves all documents prior to submission and implementation at the site. Provide quarterly updates on progress of activities which impact project budget. Other duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS: MS/MA in a scientific, life sciences field or equivalent. Advanced degree, nursing degree or a master's degree in public health is highly desirable. Minimum of 10 years of clinical research experience with a proven and successful track record in monitoring and management of investigational sites in large multi-center clinical trials preferred. Experience in reviewing clinical trial data assuring accuracy, completeness and adherence to protocols and regulations guidelines regarding good clinical practices. Experience working with Contract Research Organizations (CROs) providing monitoring services. Experience with HIV and/or vaccine clinical research trials, HIV related laboratory procedures, clinical safety laboratory testing are required. Strong clinical project management skills. Strong proficiency in Good Clinical Practices (GCP), ICH guidelines and regulatory procedures with the ability to train site personnel as needed. Proven track record of meeting clinical trials milestones, timelines and working closely with clinical trial sites to ensure objectives are met. Experience working in an international, multi-cultural setting required. Strong supervisory and management experience of clinical operations staff required. TO APPLY: apply via our career page: https://careers- iavi.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchLocation=&searchCategory=&hashed=0&mobile=false&width=9 44&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false
****************************** *PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERT AS COUNTRY COORDINATOR AND PROJECT MANAGER "HOSPITAL ASSISTANCE" ZIMBABWE
SolidarMed is seeking a Public health expert as Country Coordinator and Project Manager "Hospital Assistance". Fixed term appointment (minimum three years); Place of Assignment: Masvingo, Zimbabwe (with frequent dislocations to the project sites in three districts of the province, to Harare as well as occasional travel to other sites). Start of duties: 01 February 2015, with a certain flexibility. Purpose of the position: Direct the SolidarMed country program for Zimbabwe and steer its implementation and further development; Coordinate and link with partners, donors, stakeholders and SolidarMed headquarters; Lead policy dialogue, knowledge exchange and networking and promote and/or conduct operational research; Oversee and lead the institutional development of SolidarMed Zimbabwe; Manage and coordinate SolidarMed's hospital assistance project in Zaka and Bikita District. The SolidarMed program: SolidarMed implements a thriving health program in the Districts of Zaka and Bikita, Masvingo Province and will start in a third district in the same province in 2015. Currently, the program consists of the following components: Decentralized HIV and TB diagnosis, treatment and care; Maternal and Neonatal Health; Hospital assistance Musiso and Silveira Mission Hospitals; Operational research and policy dialogue. The position comprises both the overall coordination of the country program and direct implementation of the Hospital Assistance Project. Key tasks and responsibilities as Country Coordinator: Assume the overall direction and coordination of the SolidarMed country program; Orient the institutional and programmatic development of SolidarMed Zimbabwe, especially for the next 3 year program period starting in 2015; Represent SolidarMed towards partners, stakeholders and employees; Ensure the adequate use of project cycle management tools; Coach and supervise project managers and administrative staff; Promote public health best practices; Promote operational research initiatives of team members and/or conduct operational research and link with competence and research networks. Report to SolidarMed headquarters. Key tasks and responsibilities as Project Manager "Hospital assistance Musiso and Silveira": Assume the implementation, overall management and further development of the SolidarMed project "Hospital assistance Musiso and Silveira;" Ensure coordination and effective communication with partners and stakeholders; Ensure adequate use of all aspects of project cycle management tools; Ensure project monitoring, elaborate and share lessons learnt with policy makers, stakeholders, partners and other hospitals in Zimbabwe; Contribute to fundraising (by writing the annual Project Description) and the strategic development of the project; Ensure that good quality reports are sent on time to SolidarMed headquarters. To best fit into our interdisciplinary team, we expect the following QUALIFICATIONS: Public health expert (Master in Public Health) with work experience in Sub Saharan Africa (clinical experience in HIV/Tb/MNCH patient management would be a plus). High social competence and intercultural sensitivity. Adept at and accustomed to using project cycle management tools. Experience in management including planning and human resources management. At least basic knowledge of the principles of operational research. Ability to assume leadership and responsibility in a team with flat hierarchies. You are dynamic, hands on and develop initiatives. Ability to live and work in a semi urban context. Language skills: Excellent English (written and spoken); German would be an asset. Other: SolidarMed offers an attractive benefit package, professional development opportunities and stimulating linkages with competence networks. Semi urban African setting. Family posting possible, but no international schools available. SolidarMed is a medium size NGO, dynamic, flexible and with a clear vision. It is linked to bilateral organizations, universities, and other NGOs. TO APPLY: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. Further information can be obtained by calling Dr. Pfeiffer at SolidarMed or sending an email to jobs@solidarmed.ch. Applications are accepted in electronic format only, and with the reference "Country Coordinator Zimbabwe". Please send your application with CV (including your age and a photo) and a short letter of motivation to: jobs@solidarmed.ch. Closing date: 1/15/15. Contact: SolidarMed Luzern, Obergrundstrasse 97, CH - 6005 Luzern, Tel.: +41 / 41 310 66 60, www.solidarmed.ch.
****************************** *HEALTHCARE PROGRAM SPECIALIST ETHIOPIA
Nuru International is seeking a Healthcare Program Specialist in Ethiopia. Desired Start Date: Mid-March 2015; Experience: 1-2 years; Employment Type: 2 year full-time role with benefits. Overview: Nuru's plan to address our partner communities' preventative health needs is central to our overall, holistic and integrated solutions. The Healthcare Program Specialist will partner with local Ethiopian staff to carry out the design and start-up phase of the healthcare program's co-created model under the guidance of the Healthcare Program Manager. Specific Responsibilities: Help design the healthcare program model for Nuru Ethiopia during the Program Planning Process (PPP). Work with Ethiopian team to build out effective and efficient processes and supervise daily activities. Recruit, mentor and train Ethiopian staff as partners in the execution of all program activities. Work closely with the Ethiopian staff to meet strategic program milestones, address challenges and maintain successful impact measurement systems. Facilitate capacity building and professional development with Ethiopian Healthcare staff. Collaborate with the Monitoring and Evaluation Team to design, implement, and refine effective monitoring and evaluation systems for Nuru Ethiopia's Healthcare Program. Maintain strong communication and relationships with the community, Ministry of Health, and other stakeholders at all times. Co-create a financially sustainable and scalable budget, monitoring expenses closely, and mentoring local staff on budget management. Ensure healthcare programs are truly sustainable, scalable, and create impact. Maintain thorough documentation of programmatic decisions and achievements. Maintain clear and consistent communication channel with the Nuru International Healthcare Program Strategic Advisor. Translate Nuru's development philosophy and methodology to operations on the ground. REQUIREMENTS: Master in Public Health or related field preferred. Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences, Health Education or Social Work with equivalent experience required. At least 1-2 years of experience managing healthcare programs in resource poor communities. Community development experience including some experience creating systems and facilitating capacity building. Significant prior experience living and working in a resource poor country required, preferably in an African context. Ideal candidate would be familiar with Ethiopia and Amharic, not a requirement. Experience with behavior change communication programs preferred. Solid quantitative skills, experience with Excel and budgeting skills. Strong work ethic and commitment to organization's mission. Advanced leadership, interpersonal communication, management and team building experience. Effective crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving skills in uncertain environments. TO APPLY: Please apply by uploading your resume/CV and cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. http://www.nuruinternational.org/careers/. Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. United States work authorization required.
****************************** *PROJECT MANAGER MATERNAL AND NEONATAL HEALTH, BIKITA AND ZAKA DISTRICT ZIMBABWE
SolidarMed is seeking a Project Manager Maternal and Neonatal Health, Bikita and Zaka District. Contract Type: Fixed term appointment (minimum three years); Place of Assignment: Silveira, Bikita District, Zimbabwe (with frequent dislocations to the other district and the country office in Masvingo as well as occasional travels to Harare and other sites). Start of duties: 01 March 2015, with a certain flexibility. Purpose of the position: Manage and implement SolidarMed's Maternal and Neonatal Health project in Zaka and Bikita District; Coordinate with project partners and link stakeholders; Lead policy dialogue, knowledge exchange and networking in the area of maternal and neonatal health and in coordination with the Country Coordinator and promote and/or conduct operational research. The SolidarMed country program: SolidarMed implements a thriving country program in the Districts of Zaka and Bikita, Masvingo Province and will start in a third district in the same province in 2015. Currently, the program consists of the following components: Maternal and Neonatal Health: Decentralized HIV and TB diagnosis, treatment and care; Hospital assistance Musiso and Silveira Mission Hospitals; Operational research and policy dialogue. Key tasks and responsibilities as project manager Maternal and Neonatal Health: Assume the implementation, overall management and further development of the SolidarMed project "Maternal and Neonatal Health;" Support the District health directorate with quality assurance and scaling up of services and evidence-based interventions for improvements in maternal and neonatal health, and with the piloting of new strategies; Ensure coordination and effective communication with partners and stakeholders; Ensure adequate use of all aspects of project cycle management tools; Apply scientific evidence, promote lessons learned, network with research organizations and participation in research programs. Coordinate with stakeholders such as the Provincial Health Directorate, Ministry of Health, other NGO's, community groups etc. This position is not a clinical position, but includes participation in clinical mentoring and bedside teaching. Apply project management tools such as budget control, planning, monitoring and review (Project Cycle Management) as well as reporting. Contribute to fundraising (by writing the annual Project Description) and the strategic development of the project. To best fit into our active, interdisciplinary team we expect the following QUALIFICATIONS: Physician with clinical and public health working experience in the area of maternal and neonatal health in a developing country, preferably Africa. Expertise in the area of PMTCT. Degree in public health. Sound experience in Project Cycle Management (including participatory planning, logical framework, report writing). High social competence, intercultural sensitivity, communication skills and networking capacity; Interest in knowledge sharing and scientific exchange; Ability to assume responsibility and leadership within a team with flat hierarchies; At least basic knowledge of the principles of operational research; Solid computer skills: MS office suite (WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint) and Internet; Willingness to live in a safe, rural, remote area of Africa. You are dynamic, hands on and develop initiatives. Language skills: Excellent English (written and spoken); German would be an asset. We offer: SolidarMed offers an attractive benefit package, professional development opportunities and stimulating linkages with competence networks. Rural African setting. Family posting possible, but no international schools available. SolidarMed is a medium size NGO, dynamic, flexible and with a clear vision. It is linked to bilateral organizations, universities, and other NGOs. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. Further information can be obtained by calling Dr. Pfeiffer at SolidarMed or sending an email to jobs@solidarmed.ch. TO APPLY: Applications are accepted in electronic format only, and with the reference "Project Manager MNH Zimbabwe " Please also mention how you heard about the job posting (if internet, please mention on which site). Please send your application with CV (including your age and a photo) and a short letter of motivation to: jobs@solidarmed.ch. Contact: SolidarMed Luzern, Obergrundstrasse 97, CH - 6005 Luzern, Tel.: +41 / 41 310 66 60, www.solidarmed.ch
****************************** *PROJECT MANAGER PRIMARY HEALTHCARE, WITH FOCUS ON MCH AND TB/HIV BUTHA BUTHE, LESOTHO
SolidarMed, a medium size Swiss NGO, dynamic, flexible and with a clear vision is seeking a Project manager primary healthcare, with focus on MCH and Tb/HIV. Project Information: The project Health First Lesotho aims at improving access to integrated primary health care services at selected health centres, with focus on MCH and Tb/HIV through clinical mentoring, capacity building, and management support. Implemented in close collaboration with the District Health Management Team of Butha Buthe, the project aims at establishing good quality decentralized services and improving the continuum of care with a link to referral district hospitals. Due to Lesotho's disease burden, the thematic focus is on TB, HIV and maternal and child health. The project is embedded into the SolidarMed country strategy, which includes complementary targeted support of the hospitals in the programme area, as well as applied action research. In addition, SolidarMed staff is closely involved in policy dialogue at different levels, applied action research and further project development. Place of Assignment: Butha Buthe, Lesotho; The position includes frequent travels to Maseru (about 2 hours' drive) and the other project site in Thaba Tseka District. Start of duty: February 2015, with flexibility; Employment: 100 % (full time); Contract type: Fixed term appointment: minimum of three years with the possibility of contract extension. Desired QUALIFICATIONS: Physician with at least 3 years of working experience. Degree in public health. Working experience in a low income country, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa. Clinical expertise in the area of Mother and Child Health; understanding of the TB and HIV epidemic. Applied knowledge in project cycle management and report writing (English). Interest in operational research, scientific exchange, knowledge sharing and data management; experience in this area would be an asset. Valid driving licence. Personal flexibility and preparedness to live in a remote rural place with frequent dislocations to the other project site and the capital Maseru. The position comes with a mix of managerial (planning, coordination, networking, reporting etc.) and clinical (mentoring, coaching, on the job teaching) tasks. We are looking for a hands-on person, socially competent, with clinical and public health competence, not afraid of organizing and implementing. Language Skills: Fluent English (written, spoken); German language skills would be an asset. We offer: A professionally run, interesting health program in an African setting; An attractive salary and benefit package; Professional development opportunities and linkages with competence networks; Family posting in a rural but safe African setting; A motivated team with flat hierarchies. TO APPLY: Applications are accepted in electronic format only. Please send your application (reference "Project Manager Health First Butha Buthe, Lesotho") with CV including your age, a short letter of motivation with indication of possible starting date and a photo to: jobs@solidarmed.ch. Please also mention how you heard about the job posting (if internet, please mention which site). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. You can obtain further information by sending an email to Dr. Karolin Pfeiffer: k.pfeiffer@solidarmed.ch
****************************** *MEDICAL OFFICER THE NETHERLANDS
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons seeks a Medical Officer (P- 4) in The Netherlands. Duties: Carry out medical examinations on Secretariat staff; Provide a range of preventative health programs; Assist staff with their interactions with the local medical system; Provide consultation and advice (and, where required, treatment or referral) for staff regarding health and safety issues both related to their work. REQUIRES: A University level degree in medicine with current medical registration, and postgraduate qualification in either Occupational Health or Toxicology. Medical qualification must meet the requirements of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport for registration in the Dutch Register for Individual Health Practitioners ('BIG' Register). A minimum of 7 years of recent practical experience with and Advanced Degree (or 9 years with a First Level University Degree) as a registered medical practitioner, with relevant professional experience in occupational health and toxicology. Please apply online at https://www.opcw.org/PHFOnline/Welcome.aspx. Closing date: 1/25/15. Vacancy no: E-ODDG/HSB/P-4/F0019/68/11-14
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY, USAID HIV/AIDS ACTIVITY ALMATY
Pact is recruiting a Chief of Party for an upcoming USAID Central Asia Regional HIV/AIDS Flagship Activity. The anticipated program will increase use of evidence- based government and NGO-provided HIV prevention, treatment, and care services by people living with HIV and key populations: people who inject drugs, prisoners, sex workers, and men who have sex with men. The program will achieve this goal by institutionalizing quality HIV services within host-country structures. The position is contingent upon award. Position Purpose: The Chief of Party is responsible for overall management, oversight, and reporting on the Regional HIV/AIDS Flagship Activity. Key Responsibilities: The Chief of Party will: Manage the overall program offices, staff, and budget; Ensure the program achieves agreed-upon results in close collaboration with US-based project management and financial teams; Liaise with host country government, donors, civil society, and private businesses to move program forward and leverage resources; Oversee the development and implementation of program planning, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting activities; and Ensure effective application of internal controls, USG, and Pact policies and procedures. REQUIRES: Minimum of 10 years' experience managing international public health programs, with at least five of those years related to designing, implementing, and managing HIV-focused projects. MA degree in public health, management, or relevant field. Fluency in English, strong writing and presentation skills. Experience in managing complex programs, staff, and program budget. Strong communication skills. Demonstrated ability to achieve results in restrictive development operating environments; and Willingness to travel up to 40% of the time. Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in the former Soviet Union, preferably Central Asia; Russian language skills; and Experience managing multi-country programs. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0175. 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.
****************************** *DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY, USAID HIV/AIDS ACTIVITY ALMATY
Pact is recruiting a Deputy Chief of Party for an upcoming USAID Central Asia Regional HIV/AIDS Flagship Activity. The anticipated program will increase use of evidence-based government and NGO-provided HIV prevention, treatment, and care services by people living with HIV and key populations: people who inject drugs, prisoners, sex workers, and men who have sex with men. The program will achieve this goal by institutionalizing quality HIV services within host-country structures. The position is contingent upon award. Position Purpose: The Deputy Chief of Party is responsible for supporting overall USAID HIV Flagship Activity management and providing technical leadership and supervision of project activities. Key Responsibilities: The Deputy Chief of Party will: Serve as program technical lead; Provide technical inputs into program activities, including program design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation in coordination with the Chief of Party; Ensure that program activities reflect best practices, including PEPFAR, UNAIDS, and WHO guidelines; Provide technical quality assurance through training, mentorship, technical support and capacity building; and Develop and maintain strong relationships with host country government, NGO, and private sector stakeholders. REQUIRES: MA in public health or the social sciences or a minimum of seven years working in a technical leadership role, with at least five years in HIV prevention, care, and treatment. Experience and/or knowledge of the PEPFAR Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation and WHO and UNAIDS HIV goals and targets related to concentrated epidemic. Fluency in English, strong writing and presentation skills. Russian language skills. Strong communication skills. Demonstrated ability to achieve results in restrictive development operating environments. Strong reporting, monitoring, evaluation, budget, and financial management skills; and Willingness to travel up to 60% of the time. Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in the former Soviet Union, preferably Central Asia; and Experience working on multi-country programs. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0173. 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.
****************************** INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS
International Medical Corps has posted openings for the following positions. 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".
*EBOLA RESPONSE HEALTH TECHNICAL ADVISOR WASHINGTON, DC
The Technical Advisor will provide overall technical guidance to the Emergency Response Team and Technical Unit Advisory Group supporting the Ebola Response. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in Public health with a specialization in epidemiology. An Infectious Disease Specialist is a plus. Experience working in Ebola or viral hemorrhagic fevers. Experience working in West Africa or countries affected by Ebola is preferred but not required. Vacancy no: 14-668
*HEALTH TECHNICAL OFFICER, PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT (PSS) - EBOLA LOS ANGELES, CA OR WASHINGTON, DC
The Health Technical Officer, Psychosocial Support - Ebola will provide active technical support to the Ebola Technical team members through a range of responsibilities. REQUIRES: Graduate degree in relevant field (e.g. social work, counseling, psychology, public health). At least 2 years work experience; (volunteer and internship positions will also count) in working with INGOs for MHPSS programming and/or related work. Experience of working in low resource or humanitarian settings. Vacancy no: 14-880
*NUTRITION ADVISOR LOS ANGELES, CA OR WASHINGTON, DC
The Nutrition Advisor will be responsible for providing nutrition technical guidance to the ongoing International Medical Corps mission programs, monitor current emergency and transition programs, and work with field teams on nutrition assessment and project design for new program startup. REQUIRES: Bachelor's with seven years' experience, or Master's Degree with five years' experience in nutrition, public health nutrition, nursing, or other related discipline. Minimum of 5 years with Master's degree and seven years with Bachelor's degree in the implementation and management of or provision of technical support to nutrition programs (including Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition; IYCF; etc.) in emergencies. Prior capacity building/ training experience essential. Vacancy no: 14-842.
****************************** FUTURES GROUP INTERNATIONAL
Futures Group International has posted openings for the following positions. For more information and to apply visit www.futuresgroup.com (click on Careers).
*ASSOCIATE PROJECT MANAGER WASHINGTON, DC
The Associate Project Manager will provide mHealth, eHealth and informatics expertise for projects and business development activities in support of CDC and USAID funded programs in East Africa and Haiti. REQUIRES: Degree in Public Health, Informatics, Computer Science, Degree/ advanced degree in Public Health or Health Informatics related field is a significant plus. Five or more years' experience working in mhealth, eHealth or public health informatics, with at least 3-5 years supporting CDC, USAID and PEPFAR informatics related programs in eHealth, mHealth, mobile money, mobile payment or mobile Agriculture. Must have training in and experience applying IT industry best practice including software development life cycle. Vacancy no: 936
*ASSOCIATE PROJECT MANAGER ATLANTA, GA
The Associate Project Manager will provide mHealth, eHealth and informatics expertise for projects and business development activities in support of CDC and USAID funded programs in East Africa and Haiti. REQUIRES: Degree in Public Health, Informatics, Computer Science, Degree/ advanced degree in Public Health or Health Informatics related field is a significant plus. Five or more years' experience working in mhealth, eHealth or public health informatics, with at least 3-5 years supporting CDC, USAID and PEPFAR informatics related programs in eHealth, mHealth, mobile money, mobile payment or mobile Agriculture. Must have training in and experience applying IT industry best practice including software development life cycle. Vacancy no: 992
*BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE WASHINGTON, DC
The Business Development Associate will be a member of the Business Development Department supporting the business development efforts of the Centers of Excellence at Futures Group, with a primary focus on proposal coordination. REQUIRES: Two or more years of previous experience in proposal development required. Experience with USAID/other international donors highly preferred. Proven ability to successfully manage the full proposal development process. Demonstrated organizational and writing skills and attention to detail are essential. Must be able to work under tight deadlines, with multiple/ simultaneous bid efforts, and across time-zone challenges. Background in international health and/or democracy and governance, agriculture, economic growth, education, or food security preferred. Bachelors or Master's degree (degree relevancy a plus). Vacancy no: 993
****************************** *PROJECT OFFICER, PSYCHOSOCIAL ABUJA, NIGERIA
The International Organization for Migration is seeking a Project Officer, Psychosocial (P-3) in Abuja. Duties: Ensure strict adherence to the project scope and activities as set forth in the approved project proposal. Manage the overall implementation of the programme on a timely manner. REQUIRES: University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience. Professional accreditation with a recognized psychological association-society a distinct advantage. Experience in designing, managing psychosocial support programmes in emergency situation. Experience in providing psychosocial support in emergency situation. TO APPLY: Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e- Recruitment system, referring to this advertisement. For further information, please refer to: http://www.iom.int/jahia/Jahia/pid/165. In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly filled in and submitted with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for applications. Closing date: 1/9/15. Vacancy no: SVN2014/114(O)-EXT
****************************** *DIRECTOR, GLOBAL HEALTH PRACTICE WASHINGTON, DC
International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and has implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI has served governments, private sector companies and several donor agencies in the practice area of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including education, health, economic growth and democracy & governance. IBTCI is seeking a senior leader to manage a project portfolio in the global health space. In addition to supervising home office staff, the Director will manage a team of senior, field-based personnel and consultants across Francophone Africa. S/he will be the key point of contact with our clients for day-to-day technical, programmatic, and financial reporting matters for Washington-based projects. S/he will be the primary point of contact between our clients and IBTCI's senior management team. In collaboration with the Principal, the Director will lead the strategic and technical direction to continue to grow this burgeoning global health practice. In addition s/he will contribute to the development of analytical models and frameworks which have become IBTCI's signature innovations. Travel to the field is required and will be carried out on an agreed upon schedule. The positon will be based in IBTCI's Virginia and DC offices. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The director will be responsible for: Manage overseas portfolios in Francophone Africa implementing evaluation and research in global health. Manage chiefs of parties and teams of senior experts in implementing programs in the field. Manage consultant evaluation and research to assure the quality of all products and services provided to the client. Monitor the administration of the Global Health Practice and serve as acting lead for the practice in the Principal's absence. Supervise Global Health Practice staff to ensure high quality work, and manage the overall operational, administrative and financial aspects of assigned projects. Provide support for technical meetings and working groups on maternal health, child health, environmental health, nutrition, health sector reform, and infectious diseases, as appropriate. Ensure compliance with the FAR and ADS guidance. Adhere to project operating policies and procedures as described in the Project Directors Manual and other IBTCI standard operating procedures such as those issued through the Finance and Administration Division. Contractual compliance and familiarity with the client's expectations as delineated in the contract and through incidental communications with IBTCI. Seek out new business opportunities for the Health Practice through online searches and interpersonal relations. Serve as a technical lead on assigned proposals and task orders by preparing the written technical approach, managing overseas recruitment, and preparing proposal workplans and performance monitoring plans. Ensure timely and complete project reporting (quarterly reports, annual reports, performance reports, etc.) as well as all required performance monitoring reports, work plans, financial reports, and other documents/reports produced by active project. Represent IBTCI at professional conferences, workshops, meetings and other events. Usher the Health Practice and its consultant teams to embrace innovative methods for data visualization to enhance the presentation of its products and deliverables. Prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Have active involvement as a member of professional working groups and committees related to monitoring and evaluation. Other tasks as assigned by IBTCI senior management and/or clients. QUALIFICATIONS: Education: An advanced degree (MPH, PhD, MD) in public health, international relations, economics, statistics, political science, public policy, or other relevant field is required. Desired Experience and Qualities: At least 10-15 years' professional work experience in international development as it relates to the relevant technical area. At least five years' experience in positions of project management and administration including experience in directing, managing, implementing, and evaluating large, complex projects. At least ten years' experience with working with a USG agency and/or international organization(s), as well as coordination of activities with a variety of organizations, including universities, development institutions, international organizations, and other donor and contract groups. Strong working knowledge of AIDAR and FAR regulations and their practical application. Outstanding written and oral communications skills. Ability to work with and be responsive to a wide range of client, staff and consultant personalities and requirements. Well- organized, attentive to detail, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Works well independently and in teams. Proactive in anticipating work requirements and problem solving. Committed to mentoring young professionals; and Mastery of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, statistical packages, and graphics programs (Microsoft Office); and experienced with using and researching the Internet. Language: Fluency in speaking, reading and writing both English and French is required (FSI Level 4 in both languages). TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, CV and three references to apply for the position. Email recruiting@ibtci.com with the subject header "Director - Global Health Practice". No phone calls please. Only final candidates will be contacted. IBTCI is an equal opportunity employer.
****************************** *HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS / HEALTH MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS CRYSTAL CITY, VA
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAP World Services Inc. (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for a Health Information Systems/ Health Management Information Systems, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID/GH/OHA/SPER). INTRODUCTION: The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) calls for immediate, comprehensive and evidence-based action to turn the tide of global HIV/AIDS. Numerous agencies are tasked with implementing programs to address this commitment. USG participating agencies develop, implement, monitor and support programs in resource-constrained countries to deal with this pandemic. Health information systems (HIS)/ Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) activities are a key component of PEPFAR Strategic Information (SI) programs. At the facility and community level, HIS assists health care workers in providing high quality and timely care. At the national, regional and Headquarters level, HIS assist public health managers in finding answers to key questions about the state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the delivery and process of prevention, care and treatment services, the effectiveness of these services, the capacity needed to improve programs, as well as to plan and report and reach goals impacting the epidemic. Many countries lack robust health information systems and the related information and communications technology infrastructure (IT) needed to access and report high-quality data. Wherever possible, PEPFAR HIS activities build on existing data and information system standards and infrastructures in program countries. HIS activities target the design, development, implementation, operations, maintenance and evaluation information systems and technologies. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The HIS Advisor will be a member of the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) team in the Strategic Planning Evaluation & Reporting (SPER) Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health, USAID/Washington. Broad responsibilities will include providing key leadership to USAID, interagency partners, Ministries of Health, and implementing partners through technical recommendations and expertise in the design, development, improvement, and maintenance of information systems that strengthen health service quality, effectiveness, and efficiency. The position requires both advisory and administrative acumen, including hands-on HIS/IT technical expertise, results- oriented analysis, strong project management experience, clear communication skills, and close collaboration with a wide variety of stakeholders including USAID and other USG Headquarters personnel, host ministries, PEPFAR country teams, implementing partners, and other donors. Provide HMIS technical assistance and capacity building to Missions for in country systems requirements, analysis, design, specifications, and oversight of project management, development, piloting/ testing, implementation and evaluation. Work with USAID and USG M&E teams to develop and follow a clear comprehensive strategy for the development of District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2) and the use of data for PEPFAR needs. Ensure a high level of communication and close working relationships with Missions and in country project teams, project implementers, and other key stakeholders operating in the health informatics arena. Ensure lessons learned and best practices are communicated globally, across countries, partners, agencies and donors. Play a key role in the MEASURE Evaluation management team, and work with MEASURE Evaluation and other implementing partners to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate HMIS activities globally and offer technical expertise and assistance in the management of these varied HMIS activities, such as system building and/or strengthening, human resource capacity building in the area of HMIS, or evaluation information systems. Support country level strengthening of the HMIS and its implementation of DHIS2 where applicable. Provide technical input and oversight to the integration and use of data management information systems (e.g., HMIS, DHIS, EMR, HIE) and tools to facilitate data entry, transmission, and use. Ensure the presence and use of adequate administrative controls, information and data quality, procedural efficiencies and adherence to internationally recognized information system and standards for interoperability. Develop strategies and technical approaches for better USAID, USG, and partner coordination to improve working relationships and integration with other vertical programs e.g. Maternal & Child Health, Malaria Control, Vaccination, etc. Support the integration and relation of national information systems such as, DHIS2, human resources information systems (IHRIS, HRHIS), health information exchanges (HIE), facility EMRs, and others. Strengthen and support the harmonization of routine HMIS and capabilities through building capacity in quality collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of health information for program planning and management. Ensures the timely and quality completion of all relevant program deliverables and reporting. Other duties as assigned. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have: A Master's degree required in a discipline such as Health Informatics, Computer Science, Public Health or other relevant field. Minimum of 7 years of experience in designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining health information systems to monitor and evaluate large-scale program activities is required. Demonstrated work experience involving the management of the full life-cycle of mid- to large-sized projects (i.e. crossing multiple program areas and conflicting needs; requiring integration of multiple non-standardized applications or business processes; and requiring complex reporting and communication at the agency and executive level) with minimal supervision. Proven experience with managing the development or sourcing of health information systems that are currently in use. Must possess the ability to analyze, understand, and develop health IT program policies, design, and management approaches, strategies, and enterprise architectures at the enterprise level. This includes coordination and standards based systems integration for collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of health information. Proven ability to oversee the design or modification of sophisticated computer applications to meet data collection and reporting requirements. PREFERRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE: Knowledge of health information technology and public health IT standards including, semantic, exchange, privacy/ security, etc. and applications, including electronic medical records systems (EMRs), laboratory information systems (LIS), district health information system, (DHIS), health information exchange (HIE), and others. Knowledge and experience with applying general software development lifecycle (SDLC) and project management best practices methodologies i.e. Agile, PRINCE2, RUP, etc. Substantial knowledge and experience with common relational databases i.e. SQL, MySQL, Oracle, etc., and a good understanding of extracting, transferring and transforming data (ETL). Experience with development in web application frameworks e.g. Java, Perl, PHP, .NET, etc. would be an asset. Active user and proponent of Open Source solutions. Proven ability to develop rapport and effective working relationships with USG, host ministry, national and international working partners at all levels, local organizations, and other program partners. Excellent written and oral skills required. Professionally mature and is self-motivated to work constructively under pressure while responding resourcefully when challenges and change arise. Basic understanding of the structure and functions of PEPFAR, including knowledge of PEPFAR agencies' roles and functions in support of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), desirable but not required. Familiarity and experience with federal information systems regulations, i.e. FISMA, OMB, etc. and contracting/ procurement process would be a plus. Work experience in integrating health information systems with public health systems and geographic information systems (GIS) would be an added advantage. Experience working in developing country contexts strongly preferred. Must be able to maintain a Secret clearance. U.S. Citizenship required. This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award. TO APPLY: CAMRIS International and IAP World Services Inc. offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at https://careers- camris.icims.com. Application Deadline: Open until filled. CAMRIS and IAP are Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY FRANCOPHONE COUNTRIES
International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and has implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI has served governments, private sector companies and several donor agencies in the practice area of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including education, health, economic growth and democracy & governance. IBTCI is currently seeking chief of party candidates for work with a wide range of international donors including USAID, DFID, the World Bank, and UN agencies. Candidates should possess a successful track record in managing large, long term development projects in Francophone countries. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide management support and technical oversight for projects. Coordinate and collaborate with donor clients, implementing partners, and stakeholders. Provide overall leadership and strategic direction for the activity. Adhere to USAID, IBTCI and local rules, regulations and standard operating procedures (including USAID FARS and ADS). Deliver of high- quality outputs in accordance with an agreed upon work plan and timeframe. Manage a staff of senior experts; and Manage financial and administrative resources. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: At least 15 years of experience of progressive responsibility managing complex international development programs and projects (implementation, logistics, budget, staffing) funded by USAID in Francophone countries. Graduate degree in public health, management, economics, international relations or other relevant field. Demonstrated skills in effectively negotiating with host governments, regional institutions, donors including (UN agencies and USAID), national governments, local organizations and other partners and stakeholders. Ability to successfully manage and contribute to the professional growth of staff in a multi- country, multi-cultural setting. Technical skills in research and evaluation highly desired. Experience in capacity building strategies and approaches. Fluency in speaking, reading and writing both English and French is required (FSI Level 4 in both languages). Travel to limited resource settings is required. TO APPLY: Please send an updated CV to recruiting@ibtci.com with the subject line "Chief of Party - Francophone Countries". No phone calls please. Only final candidates will be contacted. IBTCI is an equal opportunity employer.
****************************** *DIRECTOR OF NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT WATERTOWN, MA
Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do - believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services - from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. Program Overview: The New Business Development department is responsible for developing new business opportunities for Pathfinder International and securing funding from governments and other multi-lateral donors such as United Nations agencies, the World Bank, the Global Fund, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and others. Position Purpose: The Director of Business Development is Pathfinder International's senior staff responsible for developing new business opportunities and securing funding from governments and other multi-lateral donors (e.g., UN agencies, World Bank, Global Fund). The Director focuses effort on US Government donors - particularly USAID and CDC (which represent the majority of organizational funds). The Director reports directly to Pathfinder's Senior Vice- President. S/he identifies and negotiates strategic partnerships with international and local (i.e., target country) non-profit and for-profit agencies and organizations. S/he identifies major new funding opportunities, with a focus on large-scale RFA/RFPs (typically $20 million to $50 million). The Director works closely with other senior headquarters and field staff to make strategic decisions on funding affecting program strategic directions and partnering opportunities. S/he also manages the entire proposal development process, typically working on 3-5 major bids at any one time. The Director identifies skill sets needed to respond to each RFA/RFP, and assembles and leads multi- disciplinary teams composed of high level organizational managers and technical staff (from both inside and outside Pathfinder). S/he also works closely with headquarters financial management and contracting staff on budgeting and cost proposal development. The Director works with HQ departments and field staff to conduct strategic planning and represents Pathfinder to donors and outside agencies. S/he supervises a team of five staff as well as contracted consultants. Key Responsibilities: With the Senior Vice President, works with senior staff at headquarters and in the field to plan, conceptualize, and coordinate global program development activities. Leads Pathfinder's proposal development process including responses to competitive bids, focusing on US Government RFAs and RFPs. Plays a major role in program design. Utilizes extensive contacts and relationships with outside organizations to identify partnership opportunities. Negotiates partnerships with international and local organizations, develops Scopes of Work (SOWs), and reviews teaming agreements. Manages Pathfinder's involvement in Indefinite Quantity Contracts. Reviews and edits technical proposals for reproductive health, family planning, HIV/AIDS, and maternal and child health. Works closely with International Recruiter and HQ Human Resources Department to create job descriptions for new positions and recruit staff for competitive bids. Develops management and staffing plans for project proposals. Forms and coordinates multi-disciplinary teams composed of high level technical staff. Identifies outside consultants, develops SOWs, and manages consultants. Supervises a team of five staff as well as contracted consultants. Continually identifies and explores new donors and funding opportunities. With headquarters F&A Department, ensures that Cost Proposals are in line with Technical Proposals and adhere to donor regulations and RFA guidelines. Provide HQ representation for country programs to USAID, MOHs, international and local partners, other donors and organizations. Represents Pathfinder International at conferences and meetings, builds and strengthens relationships with partners, outside organizations and donors. Stays abreast of current issues, emerging trends and research in international family planning, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and MCH. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree in related field preferred, or appropriate combination of Bachelor's Degree and significant relevant professional experience (including field experience). 5-10 years' experience working abroad, preferably on USAID-funded projects. End-to-end experience leading and developing USAID proposals, including a clear understanding of how to strategically read an RFP, key roles and responsibilities on a proposal development team, and proven capacity to deliver high quality, winning proposals. Strong knowledge of international family planning, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health and other related issues. Excellent oral and written communication skills. In-depth knowledge of US Government donor agencies (e.g., USAID, CDC, State Department, etc.). Knowledge and experience with European Commission funding mechanisms, and those of other countries (e.g., DfID). Knowledge of the PEPFAR program. Knowledge of USG and USAID rules and regulations. Strong program management and staff supervision skills. Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to handle multiple projects. Ability to establish solid working relationships with customers, program management, technical staff, and diverse staff in various other business areas of the organization. Ability to quickly and convincingly build a network of contacts in a relatively short period of time, often in new countries and missions. Ability to analyze and distill critical information from mission strategy statements, concept papers, etc. Accomplished networker with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple, complex pursuits. Ability to speak across a range of technical issues that may be outside his or her personal area of expertise. Ability to exercise sound and timely judgment and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Able to set and work with demanding deadlines, inspire colleagues to adhere to deadlines, and adapt to changing work priorities to fulfill the organization's immediate and long-term needs. Advanced computer skills, especially with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook) Adobe Acrobat (PDF software) to produce high-quality, well-formatted documents with tight turnaround times. Proven ability to establish strong, productive relationships with outside agencies. Excellent diplomatic skills and ability to perform well under extreme pressure. Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% time. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in writing proposals for US Agency for International Development (USAID), other US government agencies (i.e. CDC) and/or other donors highly desirable. Additional competency in French, Arabic, or Portuguese helpful, but not required. TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, please apply online at: http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment-opportunities/. Deadline: 1/31/15. Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
****************************** *SENIOR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR WATERTOWN, MA
Pathfinder International is seeking a Senior Program Development Advisor in Watertown. Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health and rights. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do - believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services - from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. Program Overview: The New Business Development department is responsible for developing new business opportunities for Pathfinder International and securing funding from governments and other multi-lateral donors such as United Nations agencies, the World Bank, the Global Fund, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and others. Position Purpose: The Senior Program Development Advisor will work with the New Business Development team, other headquarter departments, Washington, DC based staff, Pathfinder country offices and partner organizations to develop or support the creation of high-impact and winning proposals, as well as provide technical assistance to Pathfinder country programs, as needed. The Senior Program Development Advisor, in collaboration with Director of New Business Development, will work to position Pathfinder before opportunities are announced by gathering critical country knowledge and staying up-to-date on donor trends and country priorities. The Senior Program Development Advisor will work closely with the proposal manager and cross-divisional teams to serve as technical lead and/or lead writer to develop an understanding of the proposal technical components requirement; identify win themes; write and/or review proposal outlines and logical frameworks; draft the entire, or selected technical sections of proposals; integrate the full proposal to ensure one coherent voice; write or review personnel, management, and institutional capability sections; and review final documents to ensure clarity, consistency, and responsiveness. The Senior Program Development Advisor will participate in capture planning and work with the proposal development teams on trips to the field to gather insight and context first-hand. The Senior Advisor will also provide technical assistance as needed to ongoing programs. Key Responsibilities: Leads and/or supports the research, writing, editing, formatting and proofreading of technical materials for proposals and concept papers to solicited and unsolicited opportunities from donor organizations, and governments including but not limited to: USAID, CDC, DFID, World Bank, etc.; Leads proposal strategy, design, writing, and review sessions throughout the life of the proposal; Writes, reviews, and contributes to proposal outlines and logical frameworks; Works with New Business Development team to prepare material for proposals, including interviewing experts and/or reviewing and revising text prepared by experts; Reviews proposal pieces and final text for clarity, consistency responsiveness to RFP requirements, in preparation for review process and final production; Coordinates with Pathfinder staff and partner organizations to ensure all technical documents are complete and adhere to Pathfinder style guidelines; Travels to the field to establish relationships with the client, potential partners and/or local staff, gathers operational information and country context, and analyzes the competitive environment for considering Pathfinder's differentiators; Develops broad knowledge of Pathfinder's programs in order to be able to reflect successes and win themes throughout the written proposal; Provides technical assistance in area(s) of expertise; Conducts reviews of secondary source information to inform concept development; Drafts technical and supporting documents as needed including capability statements, implementation plans, and management plans; and Attends and participates in new business development and capture meetings. Basic REQUIREMENTS: M.P.H., or equivalent experience in international relations, development, journalism, or a related field; Minimum of 15 of work experience in the international development field; Strong background, knowledge and understanding of several of Pathfinder's key areas of technical expertise: reproductive health, family planning, gender, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, HIV prevention, health systems strengthening; Minimum 8 years of proposal development experience for USAID and other USG agencies; Demonstrated success in writing USAID proposals; Excellent writing and editing skills; Ability to evaluate and synthesize relevant scientific and health-related data or information accurately, and to work collaboratively with other content area experts; Capability to create compelling text while maintaining technical accuracy and adhering to strict page limitations; Previous project design experience strongly preferred; Proven flexibility to handle changing priorities and managing multiple projects and deadlines efficiently and without compromising quality; Experience living or working in developing countries that aids in the understanding of program context, field realities, and technical needs preferred; and Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally. Preferred Qualifications: Strong interest in global reproductive health issues; Proficiency in second language is desirable. TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, please apply online at: http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment- opportunities/. Deadline: 1/31/15. Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
****************************** *PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR WATERTOWN, MA
Pathfinder International is seeking a Program Development Advisor. Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health and rights. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do - believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services - from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. Program Overview: The New Business Development department is responsible for developing new business opportunities for Pathfinder International and securing funding from governments and other multi-lateral donors such as United Nations agencies, the World Bank, the Global Fund, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and others. Position Purpose: The Program Development Advisor will work with the New Business Development team, other headquarter departments, Washington, DC based staff, Pathfinder country offices and partner organizations to support the creation of high-impact and winning proposals, as well as provide technical assistance to Pathfinder country programs, as needed. Under the guidance of the Sr. New Business Development Advisor, the Program Development Advisor will work to position Pathfinder before opportunities are announced by gathering critical country knowledge and staying up-to-date on donor trends and country priorities. The Program Development Advisor will work closely with the proposal manager and cross-divisional teams as technical lead and/or lead writer to develop an understanding of the proposal technical components requirement; identify win themes; write and/or review proposal outlines and logical frameworks; draft the entire, or selected technical sections of proposals; integrate the full proposal to ensure one coherent voice; write or review personnel, management, and institutional capability sections; and review final documents to ensure clarity, consistency, and responsiveness. The Program Development Advisor will participate in capture planning and work with the proposal development teams on trips to the field to gather insight and context first-hand. Key Responsibilities: Supports the research, writing, editing, formatting and proofreading of technical materials for proposals and concept papers to solicited and unsolicited opportunities from donor organizations, and governments including but not limited to: USAID, CDC, DFID, World Bank, etc.; In collaboration with Sr. New Business Development Advisor and Director of New Business Development, supports proposal strategy, design, writing, and review sessions throughout the life of the proposal; Writes, reviews, and contributes to proposal outlines and logical frameworks; Works with New Business Development team to prepare material for proposals, including interviewing experts and/or reviewing and revising text prepared by experts; Reviews proposal pieces and final text for clarity, consistency responsiveness to RFP requirements, in preparation for review process and final production; Coordinates with Pathfinder staff and partner organizations to ensure all technical documents are complete and adhere to Pathfinder style guidelines; Travels to the field to establish relationships with the client, potential partners and/or local staff, gathers operational information and country context, and analyzes the competitive environment for considering Pathfinder's differentiators; Develops broad knowledge of Pathfinder's programs in order to be able to reflect successes and win themes throughout the written proposal; Provides technical assistance in area(s) of expertise; Conducts reviews of secondary source information to inform concept development; Drafts technical and supporting documents as needed including capability statements, implementation plans, and management plans; and Attends and participates in new business development and capture meetings. Basic REQUIREMENTS: M.P.H., or equivalent experience in international relations, development, journalism, or a related field; Minimum of 6 of work experience in the international development field; Strong background, knowledge and understanding of several of Pathfinder's key areas of technical expertise: reproductive health, family planning, gender, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, HIV prevention, health systems strengthening; Minimum 3 years of proposal development experience for USAID and other USG agencies; Demonstrated success in writing USAID proposals; Excellent writing and editing skills; Ability to evaluate and synthesize relevant scientific and health-related data or information accurately, and to work collaboratively with other content area experts; Capability to create compelling text while maintaining technical accuracy and adhering to strict page limitations; Previous project design experience strongly preferred; Proven flexibility to handle changing priorities and managing multiple projects and deadlines efficiently and without compromising quality; Experience living or working in developing countries that aids in the understanding of program context, field realities, and technical needs preferred; and Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally. Preferred Qualifications: Strong interest in global reproductive health issues; Proficiency in second language is desirable. TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, please apply online at: http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment- opportunities/. Deadline: 1/31/15. Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
****************************** *CHIEF OF PARTY, OVC, KENYA NAIROBI, KENYA
Pact seeks a Chief of Party (local candidates preferred) for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC. This position is contingent on award. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Kenya Country Director, 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 GOK institutions and senior-level national and county-level government officials. Key Responsibilities: 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 grantmaking 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. Preferred QUALIFICATIONS: At least seven years of experience in managing complex orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) programs, social services programs, and/or public health programs of similar scope and size is desired. At least seven years of experience as senior staff in at least three of the following areas: child protection, economic strengthening, social protection, education, 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 Kenya, 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 language. 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 14-0152. 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.
****************************** *OVC MANAGER, KENYA NAIROBI, KENYA
Pact seeks an OVC Manager (local candidates for preferred) for the proposed USAID- funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC. This position is contingent on award. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Chief of Party, the OVC Manager will be responsible for the technical aspects of project implementation that relate to community and families, and ensure strong linkages with facility-level and other service delivery points. She/he will advise and support the COP in providing technical direction to project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements. She/he will take technical leadership role in coordination with GOK, local community organizations, and other partners. She/he will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and state-of-the-art social service delivery approaches. Key Responsibilities: Ensure high-quality technical programming related to community and families, through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program's strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements. Advise and support the COP in providing technical direction to project implementation, including but not limited to providing input into and assure that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met and assist implementing partners/ grantees in setting up reporting and tracking systems to provide such information in an efficient and timely manner. Ensure effective coordination and communication between each partner organization. Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of Pact and USAID resources. Ensure provision of management support and technical assistance to grantees on program design, budget/ work plan development, and M&E planning. Provide regular written/ oral program progress updates, as requested. Ensure that the most up-to-date information regarding the programs or initiatives shared via a range of mechanisms: including reports, newsletters, and the Internet. Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the COP. Preferred Qualifications: Eight years of experience implementing OVC programs in a development context, with five of these years in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya. During this period she/he should have been involved with social services and or public health project design, implementation, reporting and evaluation. Experience at a mid- or senior level in at least three of the following areas: child protection, household economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including HIV/AIDS care and support; quality improvement; social service systems strengthening, including social services workforce; M&E; and operations research. Five years demonstrated experience in managing, coordinating and supervising a team working with local community organizations, families and communities. At least five years demonstrated skills in project design, implementation and reporting, preferably for USG funded programs. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level. At a minimum, a Master's Degree in social sciences or related field. Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language. Strong writing skills about program activities, outcomes and impact. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0154. 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.
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