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Issue Dated February 6, 2015


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EVALUATION TEAM LEADER DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
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 health, education, environment & economic development and crisis, conflict & governance. PROJECT SUMMARY: IBTCI is currently seeking a Team Leader (TL) for an endline evaluation of the USAID-funded Integrated Health Program (IHP) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This is an immediate start consultancy with an estimated timeline between February and September, 2015. The endline study mainly involves key informant interviews (KII), document reviews and two quantitative surveys: a household and a health facility-collecting data at the IHP intervention sites in the provinces of East Kasai, West Kasai, Katanga, and South Kivu. The TL will be responsible for, and not limited to, overall oversight of all team members, conduct qualitative data analysis and triangulate with quantitative findings from data analyst; lead stakeholder presentations and discussions with USAID, and be responsible for writing the draft and final reports. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide subject matter expertise on health systems development in the areas of primary health care, maternal and child health, human resources development, pharmaceutical management, health finance, health infrastructure, and systems management. Ensure that the evaluation plan, KII questionnaires and guides are designed to collect relevant information to answer the specific questions for the IHP impact evaluation. Conduct key informant interviews with key stakeholders at Kinshasa and provincial levels. Analyze and identify significant qualitative interview findings. Conduct trainings of survey personnel on study data collection and management tools and methods. Oversee periodic data management tasks during the quantitative surveys, including routine data quality control checks. Conduct the necessary sub-group analyses to answer key IHP impact evaluations listed in the contract SOW. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Advance degree (Masters/PhD) in public health, statistics, or relevant social science. Minimum 10 years' experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods, and knowledge of experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluation methods. Experience with integrated health programs in a low income country context. Proven track record as a Team Leader of large evaluation teams. Previous experience with USAID programs and familiarity with USAID's Evaluation Policy and guidance is desired. Ability to work with various counterparts, implementing partners, and host country government stakeholders. Ability to travel to remote and challenging areas to conduct data collection and analysis activities. Excellent interpersonal skills and team work. Ability to write clearly and concisely in English. Fluency in French is required (FSI S-3, R-3). Previous experience in Francophone Africa is desired but not required. Prior experience working in DRC is highly desirable. TO APPLY: Please go to https://ibtci.devhire.devex.com/ to apply. Please submit three relevant references. Only final candidates will be contacted. IBTCI is an equal opportunity employer.
****************************** SENIOR HEALTH ECONOMIST ARLINGTON, 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 a Senior Health Economist, Bureau for Global Health/ Office of Health Systems, United States Agency for International Development. Background: Meeting the needs of 36 million people living with HIV in the next five years will exceed current donor commitments. To narrow this gap, USAID plans to work with countries, tailoring solutions to each country context through a unique mix of health financing approaches in order to mobilize their domestic resources while ensuring transparency, accountability, and impact. The objective of the Sustainable Financing for HIV/AIDS: Bold Vision Initiative is to deliver an AIDS-free generation with shared financial responsibility with host country governments. PEPFAR is committing $63.5 million in Phase I to support ongoing country led efforts in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia to further mobilize their own resources to help deliver an AIDS-free generation. This commitment could leverage over $1 billion in aggregate over three years. USAID will serve as the lead agency for coordinating and implementing this initiative. This centrally funded Initiative was developed out of collaboration between the Bureau for Global Health's Office of HIV/AIDS, Office of Health Systems, and Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact, and the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and the Environment. Tapping into this broad technical expertise, USAID will partner closely with select country stakeholders to support new and ongoing health financing activities that aim to increase domestic resources for the health sector. USAID will coordinate and collaborate across USG Agencies and with multilateral stakeholders in the design and implementation of this initiative. Solutions tailored to individual country contexts will involve health financing approaches encompassing advocacy and analysis, technical efficiency, tax policy and administration, and innovative health financing, including use of the private sector. The Initiative will support PEPFAR key interventions areas to ensure impact and efficiency gains, build sustainability and partnerships, and advance the human rights agenda. The United Stated Government (USG) has made the fight against HIV/AIDS a top priority, not only for humanitarian reasons, but because the HIV/AIDS crisis threatens the prosperity, stability and development of nations around the world. The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is a U.S. government global initiative to control the HIV/AIDS pandemic. It is the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease. Over the past decade, the U.S. government has committed more than $52 billion to bilateral HIV/AIDS programs, the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and bilateral tuberculosis programs. To achieve an AIDS-free generation, PEPFAR works closely with a variety of stakeholders including partner countries, multilateral organizations, civil society, people living with and affected by HIV, the faith community, and the public and private sectors. USAID has been, and continues to be, at the forefront of the USG response in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic since inception of its international HIV/AIDS program in 1986. PEPFAR recognizes that donor resources alone cannot meet the needs of the 36 million people that will be living with HIV in 2020. As developing economies grow and begin to more fully realize their economic potential, unlocking domestic financing for HIV becomes a critical element of achieving long-term sustainability of the HIV/AIDS response. Countries are increasingly taking the lead in managing, implementing, and even financing their national HIV responses. As a result, PEPFAR has committed funding to support countries to strengthen their ongoing efforts to increase the use of their own resources to help deliver an AIDS-free generation. The HIV/AIDS Senior Health Economist will be an integral member of the team leading this Initiative. S/he will be assigned to the Bureau for Global Health, Office of Health Systems, and report directly to the Initiative's Technical Lead. S/he will work in close collaboration with team members from the Office of HIV/AIDS, the Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact, and the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment on all aspects related to the Initiative. S/he will focus on health financing for HIV/AIDS programs and interventions, with key technical emphases on technical efficiency, domestic resource mobilization, cost modeling and cost effectiveness analysis, efficient resource allocation, economic evaluation, and generation of data and information for informed decision-making. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Senior Health Economist will provide key technical and programmatic support to the Bureau for Global Health's Sustainable Financing for HIV/AIDS initiative. Working under the direction of the Initiative's Technical Lead and in close collaboration with team members from the Global Health Bureau (GH), and the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education & Environment (E3), s/he will advance the vision and goals for domestic resource mobilization for HIV& AIDS and long-term, sustainable programming for control of the epidemic. Duties and Responsibilities: The Senior Health Economist will perform the following duties: Perform a leadership role in planning and program development for USAID's Sustainable Financing for HIV/AIDS Initiative. Work collaboratively with GH and E3 colleagues and country stakeholders to strategize, develop scopes of work, operationalize work plans, and monitor and report progress under the Initiative. Monitor USAID's implementing partner's work in the field, including fulfillment of a technical advisory role on select Initiative activities as required. Provide strategic advice and technical assistance, analysis, and design support to other GH offices, USAID Missions and PEPFAR country teams in areas of domestic resource mobilization and sustainable health financing. Liaise with host-country governments and with leading fiscal experts at other bilateral and multilateral donor agencies on issues of domestic resource mobilization. Serve as a technical resource to senior leaders of the Agency, particularly GH, E3 and appropriate regional bureaus (Africa, Asia) on issues at the intersection of DRM and Health. Serve as a source of expertise to advise on wider GH efforts to promote domestic resource mobilization in the health sector. Monitor and raise awareness on the latest research, emerging trends, and innovative activities supporting domestic resource mobilization for health. Mentor team members and other staff on DRM and PFM. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED: The applicant must have: Master's degree or higher in health economics, health finance, or other relevant field. A PhD degree is preferred. Minimum twelve years' experience in health finance and resource mobilization, with the majority of this experience in a developing country context. Minimum five years' experience in advising government, NGO leaders, and/or donor agencies on high stakes critical issues in developing country public health economics. Track record of technical expertise in cost analysis, economic evaluation and capacity building in developing countries, including research design. Demonstrated understanding of and ability to apply accepted tools, techniques and frameworks for health financing, economic evaluation and cost analysis of health and infectious disease interventions. Demonstrated solid familiarity with budgetary reforms, public expenditure management, health sector financing strategies including private sector and innovative financing initiatives. Demonstrated high degree of judgment, maturity, and ingenuity to interpret strategy; to analyze, develop and present work; and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs. Strong leadership skills, with experience leading and facilitating group discussions and activities. Experience working with a wide range of development partners, including multilateral and bilateral donors as well as private foundations and civil society. Demonstrated knowledge of processes (U.S. Government and other) in setting thematic priorities, decision-making mechanisms, and funding channels. Familiarity with global health partnerships and disease-specific initiatives. Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills, including with non-technical audiences. Solid skills in teamwork, multi-stakeholder collaboration and management. 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, KENYA INTEGRATED WATER SANITATION AND HYGIENE PROGRAM NAIROBI, KENYA
Pact seeks a Chief of Party for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Kenya Integrated WASH program. The goal of this program is to achieve at-scale adoption of sustainable models of WASH service delivery for a healthy, productive and resilient Kenya. This position is contingent upon award. Position Purpose: Reporting to the Kenya Country Director, the KIWASH Chief of Party is responsible for leading an anticipated Kenya Integrated Water Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) program, focused on strengthening governance for resilient and sustainable management of WASH services and water resources and institutionalizing catalytic models of sustainable service delivery. The program consists of five components: 1.) Scaled-up market-based WASH service delivery models; 2.) Increased access to sustainable financing/ credit for WASH services; 3.) Improved access to integrated WASH and nutrition services; 4.) Increased environmental sustainability of WASH services; and 5.) Strengthened WASH services and water resources institutions. The COP will be responsible for overall management, leadership and administrative oversight of the program and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to USAID implementation issues. Key Responsibilities: Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Oversee planning, quality assurance and supervision of program monitoring, evaluating, and reporting, ensuring rapid roll-out and supervision of activities. Coordinate with appropriate stakeholders in all aspects of project planning, monitoring, and implementation. Ensure compliance with and implementation of all donor-related, Pact, and project specific policies. Negotiate Pact annual budgets and revisions to the scope of work as required. Effectively work with other consortium members to assure a coordinated and timely execution of workplans. Provide oversight of financial management and procurement, including delivery, management, and monitoring of subgrants. Basic REQUIREMENTS: At least 10 years of senior-level management experience of projects and programs in WASH or integrated health, with at least 3 years of experience in a senior-management position for a USAID-funded project. Previous COP experience preferred. Demonstrated experience with similarly complex projects involving coordination with multiple programs and partner institutions. Strong preference for experience in East Africa. Applicants should have experience with one or more of the following: 1.) market-based WASH service delivery models; 2.) Sustainable financing/ credit for WASH services; 3.) Integrated WASH and nutrition services; 4.) Environmental sustainability of WASH services; and 5.) Water resources institutions. Demonstrated experience with coordination and project planning, including establishing systems during program start-up and overseeing and close out. Good understanding of USAID procurement processes, procedures and grants management. Demonstrated experience in coordination and collaboration with a broad set of stakeholders, including the private sector, government, local and international NGOs. Commitment to local capacity building and the ability to engage local stakeholders in project design and implementation. Excellent English written and oral communications skills. Education and Experience Requirements: University degree required; Master's Degree preferred, in Public Health, Sustainable Development, Water Resources, Environmental Sustainability, or related degree. At least 10 years of senior- level management experience of projects and programs in WASH or integrated health, with at least 3 years of experience in a senior-management position for a USG-funded project. Previous COP experience preferred. Experience implementing development programs, preferably in East Africa. TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 14-0138. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
****************************** SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER FOR RESEARCH AND IMPLEMENTATION IN FAMILY PLANNING WASHINGTON, DC
The Georgetown University Institute for Reproductive Health is seeking a Senior Program Officer for Research and Implementation in Family Planning in Washington, DC. The Georgetown University Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) is dedicated to improving the sexual and reproductive health of women, men and youth through a research-to-practice agenda. Our emphasis is on increasing access to and use of family planning, increasing fertility awareness through life-stage appropriate interventions, expanding access to fertility awareness-based family planning methods in an informed choice context, and developing scalable interventions to transform gender norms and catalyze the diffusion of social norms that support FP. Cross-cutting themes in the Institute's work include the diffusion of social norms that support sexual and reproductive health, scale up of innovations, and incorporating gender perspectives in reproductive health. In partnership with a wide range of international and local organizations, IRH conducts research, builds capacity, and provides technical assistance to public and private-sector organizations in lower and middle-income countries and the U.S. The Institute is supported by grants from federal agencies and foundations. IRH seeks an experienced researcher with experience in and broad understanding of family planning services and strategies in Africa and South Asia. Expertise in the research-to- practice continuum and strong skills in research design and methodology, both qualitative and quantitative, is required. This person will play a key role in design and conduct of creative, rapid, rigorous research to support the development and testing of innovations to improve the uptake and use of family planning in an informed choice context. S/he will have a proven track record of working with implementation partners (including ministries of health, as well as non-governmental, faith-based, and community organizations) to understand the systems in which interventions will be implemented, develop interventions and approaches to test, identify research opportunities, document intervention fidelity, evaluate intervention effectiveness, feasibility and scalability and interpret and communicate study results to promote utilization. S/he will also have experience managing complex service delivery research planning, budgets, and partner relationships. S/he will have strong skills in evaluation design and methods and a proven track record promoting research utilization. It is expected that this will be a faculty position at Georgetown University. This intellectually challenging position requires a seasoned professional who is able to lead implementation partners and stakeholders to implement interventions, collect useful data in a timely manner and translate results into practice. S/he must listen critically and think and act creatively, collaboratively, strategically and nimbly. The Senior Program Officer for Research and Implementation in Family Planning (SPO/FP) will be responsible for formative research through proof-of-concept testing to evaluation. Responsibilities include developing study protocols, obtaining IRB approvals, developing and managing partnerships, data collection and analysis and dissemination and utilization. The SPO/FP will be an integral part of several IRH teams that are focused on developing and testing reproductive health interventions. The SPO/FP will also play a significant role communicating IRH's initiatives through presentations and representation at meetings and conferences, and participation in/coordination of cross cutting technical working group meetings. S/he will be responsible for mentoring staff and partners and making general contributions towards the accomplishment of IRH's strategic imperatives. The SPO/FP will report to the Research Director and have supervisory responsibilities. International and domestic travel up to 35% may be necessary. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Lead research initiatives and/or provide technical assistance in research design and implementation at all phases of research, intervention, and utilization. Research responsibilities will include: formative research to guide development of interventions to increase fertility awareness and FP use, including fertility awareness based methods; guiding/ coordinating intervention design and implementation; proof-of-concept research to test effectiveness, viability and feasibility of interventions; rigorous testing to determine the effect of the intervention. Develop and manage partnerships with implementing organizations with a clear understanding of context, partner needs, and roles. Contribute to efforts to operationalize and measure complex constructs (e.g. fertility awareness, gender and other social norms, self-efficacy) drawing on state-of-the art work on understanding and measuring social norms and attitudes. Ensure quality of data collection/ analysis by research partners; review data entry procedures, review data sets, guide development of data analysis plans and review/ edit final reports and presentations. Promote dissemination and utilization of IRH research and program results in a number of formats, including donor reports, institutional publications, journal articles, conference presentations, and social media. Supervise and mentor headquarters and field staff. Participate in task forces, alliances and business development initiatives and represent IRH at meetings, working groups and conferences. The ideal candidate will have a successful record developing effective relationships and partnerships and moving research into practice in diverse settings. S/he will have expertise conducting service delivery research to develop and test innovative approaches to improving sexual and reproductive health, and experience creatively applying a wide range of research methods (e.g. exploratory/ diagnostic studies, barrier analysis, participatory rapid appraisal, situation analysis, structured observation, simulated clients, quasi- experimental design, evaluative studies). S/he will have a recognized commitment to empowering individuals and communities to improve their sexual and reproductive health by increasing fertility awareness, ensuring informed choice of a broad range of family planning methods and addressing gender inequality, including positive engagement of men in sexual and reproductive health. QUALIFICATIONS: You are a seasoned implementation researcher with a strong background in family planning. At least 5 years' experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating family planning and sexual/ reproductive health interventions in developing country and other low- resource settings, overseeing operations/ implementation research in sexual and reproductive health, including formative research, proof of concept testing and evaluation research. Demonstrated experience in research-to-practice efforts, especially in applying research results to improve program performance and conversely, in ensuring performance indicators are achieved. Publication record desirable. Expertise in approaches to measure social and behavior change, drawing on recent advances in theory and measurement related to media, social mobilization, and social diffusion. A track record in managing donor/ partner relations and building strong professional relationships and networks. Understanding of family planning/ reproductive health programming. Experience leading design and implementation of interventions, in coordination with partners. You have a clear understanding of: Family planning service delivery systems and strategies in a variety of organizational contexts; Global reproductive health fields including donors, technical assistance organizations and critical issues. You are effective in communicating research results to promote utilization and have: Excellent written and verbal communication skills; including the ability to convey complex concepts in a clear and concise way and to help stakeholders act on the information. Expertise preparing thorough, well-written and concise study protocols/ proposals, research abstracts/ executive summaries and reports and journal articles. A sense of humor; resilience and ability to demonstrate grace under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities. Fluent spoken and written French (FSI 3 or higher) (highly desirable). You are a senior manager and leader, with: Strong leadership skills in areas such as fostering team work, developing and motivating others (including coaching). Proven ability to work effectively in multi-cultural teams and with technical and administrative staff and consultants. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills. High ethical standards and outlook of respect and dignity for all people. Project management skills needed to lead and monitor budgets, concept note development, and work planning. Your education, expertise and professional network includes: Graduate degree (Master's degree required) in public health, social sciences, demography, or a related field. Demonstrated ability to design and implement multi-faceted research initiatives, data collection and analysis skills; and research management, including work planning and budgeting. Proficiency in use of statistical analysis packages for qualitative and/or quantitative research (e.g. SPSS and AtlasTi); expertise in data processing software such as Access and Excel. Familiarity with social and behavior change strategies, including positive male engagement, gender transformative work, social network and diffusion and scale-up theory highly desirable. Familiarity with USAID and the international donor community operations in supporting reproductive health programing. Strong analytical and qualitative expertise; ability to communicate technical information clearly to technical and non-technical colleagues. TO APPLY: Please email resume and cover letter to irhresumes@gmail.com with the subject line "SPO for Research and Implementation." Please specify where you found the job advertisement. No phone calls please. Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.
****************************** ASSOCIATE PROGRAM MANAGER, EAST AFRICA WASHINGTON, DC
PSI has posted an opening for an Associate Program Manager. This position will provide primary backstopping support to 2-3 assigned East Africa member organizations that are implementing programs in multiple heath areas including HIV/AIDs, Reproductive Health, and Malaria and Child Survival. REQUIRES: Master's degree in a relevant subject (MBA, MPH, etc.) or equivalent experience. Strong analytical/ problem solving capabilities; Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment; Excellent quantitative skills, with particular emphasis on working with budgets, workplans and spreadsheets. For more information and to apply visit www.psi.org/jobs.
****************************** QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INTERN WASHINGTON, DC/ARLINGTON, VA
The Global Health Fellows Program II is seeking a Quality Improvement (QI) Intern (INT-P4-043) in Washington, DC or Arlington, VA. Anticipated timeframe: April 2015 - July 2015: Compensated 16 week internship. The QI Intern will be assigned to the Office of Health Systems. S/he will focus on supporting the development of a book of case studies that will be submitted for publication. The book will feature QI case studies from low-resourced countries. The Intern will receive day to day guidance from the Quality Improvement and Human Resources for Health Technical Advisor who will serve as his/her onsite manager. ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Assisting with the review of submitted case studies for inclusion in the case book. Providing support to case study submitters on drafting, editing and revising case study submissions, which may include supporting the collection, transcription and interpretation of qualitative data. Coordinating logistics of manuscript development process to ensure that manuscript aligns with publisher's submission requirements. Providing technical support to authors writing commentary sections of the case book. Reviewing, editing, and providing feedback on submitted commentary. Participating in technical discussions with the Case Study Review Team and case study authors. Ad hoc help with literature reviews related to case book, if required. Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on organizational and programming need and/or the Intern's own interests. QUALIFICATIONS: Currently enrolled master's or other post-bachelor's degree candidate in public health, international development, or a related field; or, completion of such within the past 12 months. Strong writing and analytical skills and the ability to work independently. Demonstrated experience in working in low- resourced settings, research and analysis, and conducting literature reviews. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in one or more of the global health technical areas such as tuberculosis, malaria, HIV/AIDS, and infectious diseases. A basic understanding of QI approaches and the field of health systems strengthening in global development. US citizenship or US permanent residency required. COMPENSATION: $1,680 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position). TO APPLY: Detailed information, including an online application and instructions, is available on our website at www.ghfp.net. All applications must be submitted by Monday, February 9, 2015 at 5:00 pm eastern time. We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.
****************************** POOLED PROCUREMENT MECHANISM COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST WOERDEN, THE NETHERLANDS
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Pooled Procurement Mechanism (PPM) Communications Specialist for the Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM) in our Woerden, The Netherlands office. This is a part-time position. The Communication Specialist position is a part-time (60%) position that reports to the Director of Knowledge Sharing and Communications at the home office. In addition he/she will have administrative reporting to the Deputy Director for Client Relations at the Woerden office. This aims to ensure a harmonized approach and style to communication within PFSCM while providing dedicated support to the PPM project. The Communications Specialist will provide information and communication support to PFSCM's Pooled Procurement Mechanism (PPM) project to share PPM's performance and best practices related to effective, efficient supply chain management. The Communication Specialist will also provide on-going support to the PPM team, regarding best practices, tips and guidance for efficient and high quality communication to clients. QUALIFICATIONS: Degree in communications, journalism, public health, education, public policy, international development or related field and at least three years of relevant experience. Excellent writing and editing skills for a variety of mediums; attention to detail to produce high-quality documentation. Avid user of social media across key channels including Facebook and Twitter with a deep understanding of how major social media platforms function and a passion for understanding trends and developments in social media. Excellent interpersonal and public communication skills, organizational skills, with a problem-solving attitude and as a self-starter who works both independently and as a collaborative team player. Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Experience in international development and/or global health; knowledge of international programs, strategies, donors and organizations advantageous. Team-focused with the ability to network and facilitate strong working relationships between partners. Understanding of knowledge management and on adopting, adapting, and applying knowledge to work more effectively. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Fluency in English required; fluency in French a plus. Other languages (Portuguese or Spanish) welcome. TO APPLY: to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com, including your name, along with "15-16 PPM Communications Specialist" in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. 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 HEALTH ADVISOR WASHINGTON, DC
GHFP is seeking a Senior Health Advisor (Senior Advisor) who will provide technical advice and support to the ME Bureau and its missions with health portfolios in the areas of MCH, FP/RH, HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis (TB), infectious diseases, and health systems. The Senior Advisor will support the missions' health programs and activities and will serve as the primary point of contact for the missions in the ME countries on all health-related programs. The Senior Advisor will receive day to day guidance from the Office Director. REQUIRES: Master's degree in public health or a related discipline. Minimum ten years' work experience in international health programs with at least three to five years' experience in an international or resource challenged setting, within the MENA countries. Experience and knowledge of the MENA required. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in one of more of these health areas: FP/RH, MCH, HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases, malaria, TB, and health systems. Extensive knowledge of public health principles, concepts, methods and techniques. Experience working closely with high level government officials, implementing partners, international donors and other counterparts. Evidence of excellent interpersonal, facilitation and team building skills. Ability to analyze and interpret complex data, as well as produce reports using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Excellent writing and presentation skills. Ability to communicate, influence and convince verbally and in writing. Ability to travel internationally. Ability to communicate in Arabic desired. US Citizenship required. TO APPLY: All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II's online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application.
****************************** TECHNICAL ADVISOR CAIRO
The UN Population Fund has posted an opening for a Technical Advisor, RH (P-5) in Cairo. The Technical Adviser post provides strategic technical and programmatic leadership for the region in the area of expertise to ensure that the RO and COs remain abreast of the Fund's policy and programme policies as well as current thinking and academic advance in given substantive areas affecting the ICPD Programme of Action and post 2015/SDGs agenda. S/He maintains primary responsibility for coordination of provision of technical assistance and programe support to the countries of the region in the area of technical expertise. REQUIRES: Post-graduate University Degree or equivalent (preferably Ph. D.) in public health, medicine health systems/ economics, or other field directly related to the substantive area identified in the title of the post. 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the substantive area, of which seven years at the international level. Proven experience in Family Planning and Emergency Obstetrics Care is essential. Health systems experience, health reform an asset. TO APPLY: Please apply online: http://www.unfpa.org/employment/vacancy.html. Closing date: 2/18/15. Vacancy no: 2814.
****************************** *TECHNICAL ADVISOR, HEALTH WASHINGTON, DC
Plan International USA is seeking a Technical Advisor, Health who will be responsible for providing technical direction and management/ backstopping responsibility of grant- funded projects from a range of institutional, foundation and multilateral donors. S/he will work with the Washington, DC-based Water, Sanitation and Health Practice Team and field-based staff to oversee/ manage current projects; promoting technical quality in the implementation of projects and building the technical capacity of staff in Plan's field offices. The Technical Advisor will contribute to the technical design of project proposals to institutional, foundation, and corporate donors, publications and technical documents. S/he will participate in related research and documentation efforts and represent Plan at sector meetings and events. The incumbent should have technical experience in health to include reproductive health, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, maternal health, service delivery and health systems strengthening programming in a developing country. S/he will engage with Plan's health technical network and contribute to publications and technical documents. This position reports to the Director, Health and is based in Washington, DC. Skills and QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Professional advanced degree required, preferably an MPH or other related technical degree. Minimum five years of experience in in the health priority areas of nutrition, maternal/ child health and health systems strengthening programming in developing countries; minimum 3 years of specialized expertise. Resident field experience is a plus. Demonstrated experience in gender, child and women's issues, and the broad linkages between them and health programming. Significant demonstrated experience writing proposals and knowledge of donor funding procedures specifically USAID. Excellent oral communication and writing skills, interpersonal skills, computer skills and the ability to work in a team setting with people of different backgrounds. Ability to use initiative and independent judgment, identify and resolve problems, and strong negotiation skills. Ability to set priorities and work within deadlines. Ability to travel internationally, up to 35%. French or Spanish language skills preferred. TO APPLY: Closing date is February 20, 2015. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter through our website: www.planusa.org.
****************************** *PROJECT MANAGER MATERNAL AND NEONATAL HEALTH BIKITA 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
****************************** *ADVISOR FOR CLINICAL SERVICES MBEYA, TANZANIA
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. (HJF) is seeking an Advisor for Clinical Services for the Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) located in Mbeya, Tanzania. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP. The Advisor for Clinical Systems (ACS) is responsible at regional, district and facility level for supportive supervision and mentorship and to provide overall technical guidance and support for HJFMRI Tanzania's capacity building efforts in the Southern Highland Zone. Oversight of technical activities across programmatic areas include HIV prevention, M&E, adult and pediatric care and treatment, Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision, PMTCT including option B plus, HIV Counseling and Testing, TB/HIV, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Adherence and Psychological Support, Community Linkages. In direct coordination with the HJFMRI-Tanzania Senior Technical Director and under supervision of the Clinical Director and in coordination with the technical directors at HJFMRI central office in Mbeya the AMC will be responsible for planning, developing and coordinating interventions, activities, and training of program staff for program implementation. Coordination with the Regional and District Health Management teams and other stakeholders in the Zone is crucial for the development and extension of the activities in the regions and districts. Responsibilities: 1. Supervise and support development of technical assistance activities at Provincial, District and Health Facility level. Ensure that consistent tools are being used across all HJFMRI teams. 2. Plan, coordinate and follow up on supportive supervision visits to priority facilities. Ensure that identified issues are being addressed and that data are being analyzed and used for program management and quality improvement of services provided. Actively participate in supportive supervision visits regularly to improve the quality of HJFMRI field team support to districts and sites. 3. Provide guidance and supervision for technical staff across program areas. 4. Coordinate program planning with support from central level technical team. 5. Ensure that regular coordination meetings are happening with RMO, MSD etc. 6. Coordinate HJFMRI technical and logistics support to RHMT and CHMT in light of the Operational Plan of the third Health Sector HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (HSHSP III) 2013 - 2017: Plan in coordination with other clinical and community partners. 7. Provide technical assistance to the regional and district teams for clinical mentoring of HF staff. 8. Support implementation of Quality Improvement systems. 9. Build technical capacity among HJFMRI and HF staff via technical updates and review of norms and on the job training. 10. Provide suggestions and guidance for improving information systems, facilitating community linkages, review of patient flow at HF level, improve and innovate adherence strategies and activities, develop, augment and boost referral systems. 11. Draft and/or edit technical reports in line with program needs. 12. Lead data collection in the field and data analysis at HJFMRI including feedback to facilities and Districts. 13. Provide collaborative assistance and mentoring to other program personnel and research scientists that require the incumbent's expertise. 14. Support a productive team environment. 15. Actively participate in PEPFAR funded basic program and impact evaluations. 16. Complete other projects as needed. REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge and experience regarding HIV care and treatment, advanced knowledge in quality improvement systems, public health management experience and training in international settings, program monitoring and evaluation, ability to communicate effectively which includes excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and supervise others. Minimum Education/ Training Requirements: Medical Doctor (MD) and MPH desired. Minimum Experience: 6-10 years' experience in development, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HIV related programs and activities (minimum 3 years). Experience managing health programs in sub Saharan Africa (minimum 2 years). Experience with capacity building and technical assistance to health professionals. Experience developing technical documents and presentations, summary reports. Experience managing cloud based HMIS databases. Physical Capabilities: The incumbent will be expected to relocate to Mbeya, Tanzania and travel to field locations sponsored by HJF in Tanzania. In-country, the incumbent will divide his/her time to approximately 5% of time supporting WRAIR/USG national level activities in Dar es Salaam with the remaining 70% of the time supporting direct HJFMRI supported partner sites spending time on field visits in the Southern Highlands Zone of Tanzania and 25% at the HJFMRI office in Mbeya. Supervisory Responsibilities/ Controls: Incumbent will work under the supervision of the Clinical Director for HJFMRI in Tanzania, and will supervise a team of approximately 20 technical staff in the Southern Highland program. Work Environment: Office/ field environment; may require working evenings and weekends; frequent travel to remote areas of the country. TO APPLY: Please apply on-line at careers.hjf.org click "Advanced Search" and enter job number 209604 in the Job Opening ID box. HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
****************************** *PROGRAM LEADER OTTAWA, CANADA
IDRC is seeking a Program Leader in Ottawa. The Agriculture and Food Security Program at the International Development Research Centre is expanding its programming with a new 5.5 year, CAD 60 million initiative providing global leadership in research for livestock vaccines affecting Africa and Asia. It will provide funding for research to develop and improve vaccines utilizing the latest scientific tools, as well as for engineering and repurposing vaccines for multiple needs, settings and underserved markets, particularly targeting neglected diseases. It will fund innovations in product development and delivery, particularly through private sector collaboration, to bring newly developed and enhanced vaccines to market. And it will find ways for vaccines to be part of effective veterinary extension systems by catalysing the private and public institutions, markets and information systems that are necessary to manufacture, distribute, increase access and use vaccines as important tools in wider livestock health and productivity improvement programs in developing countries in Africa and Asia. Overview of QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph. D. in veterinary medicine, or a suitable/ related field. Candidates with a DVM and an M. Sc. Degree and with substantial research, people and product management experience in the private sector pharmaceutical industry or public animal health sector will also be considered. Ten years relevant experience, which includes: leading and managing multidisciplinary, international teams with diverse backgrounds and expertise; communicating the results and impact of research to a variety of audiences including academia, policy actors and practitioners; establishing and building partnerships with research organizations, private-sector firms and/or end users; assessing research budget, financial statements and technical progress reports; representing an organization at an international level to promote its vision, mandate and activities; and Applied experience in animal disease management and/or vaccines for animal production systems (or their human health equivalents). Work experience in the private sector pharmaceutical industry or in animal disease management in livestock production systems in developing regions, while not required, would be an asset. Bilingual (English/ French) at an intermediate level. TO APPLY: For more information about this opportunity and how to apply, visit our website at www.idrc.ca/careers. Application Deadline: February 15, 2015. IDRC encourages applications from qualified women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. A key part of Canada's foreign policy efforts, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. The result is innovative, lasting solutions that aim to improve lives and livelihoods. Join our team of professionals to put your ideas and knowledge to work to help solve some of the developing world's most critical challenges.
****************************** *SENIOR NUTRITION ADVISOR - EMERGENCIES LOS ANGELES, CA OR WASHINGTON, DC
International Medical Corps has posted an opening for a Nutrition Advisor who 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: Bachelors 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. For more information and to apply please visit our website at www.imcworldwide.org and complete the online employment application form found under the tab "Work with IMC". Vacancy no: 14-842
****************************** *PROGRAM INNOVATION ASSOCIATE WASHINGTON, DC
International Medical Corps has posted an opening for a Program Innovations Associate who will be a member of the Program Innovation and Performance (PIP) Department supporting the overall program design, development, quality assurance and impact measurement efforts of International Medical Corps. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree required. Demonstrated organizational, formatting/ editing, and writing skills and attention to detail desired. Must be able to work under tight deadlines, with multiple/ simultaneous bid efforts, and across time-zone challenges. Experience with USAID/ other international donors preferred. Experience with PowerPoint and graphics software (e.g., Visio); familiarity with Excel. Educational background in international health, nutrition, food security, gender-based violence or other core technical areas of International Medical Corps preferred. For more information and to apply please visit our website at www.imcworldwide.org and complete the online employment application form found under the tab "Work with IMC". Vacancy no: 14-934
****************************** *COMMUNITY HEALTH TECHNICAL ADVISOR ARLINGTON, VA
GHFP is seeking a Technical Advisor II/III: Community Health Technical Advisor (GHFP II-P4-142) in Arlington. Assignment: Two year fellowship. The Community Health Technical Advisor (Advisor) serves as a member of the Community Health Team housed in the Nutrition Division within the Health, Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition (HIDN) Office in the Bureau for Global Health (GH). The Team is guided by the Community Health Team Lead and works with multiple teams within USAID (GH Bureau, other Bureaus, Missions), USAID Cooperating Agencies, and key global and national stakeholders to strengthen the role of community approaches (spanning delivery, equitable access and demand; broader empowerment; and, governance and accountability) in national and GH policies and programs. This includes effective and inclusive partnerships, particularly at the local level, to leverage resources and coordinate evidence-based action to sustain and expand community health programming as a part of health and local systems strengthening. The Advisor will join a team responsible for providing technical leadership and assistance, improving strategic coordination and collaboration, and providing management oversight to advance community health and expand partnerships between government, civil society, and the private sector through diverse mechanisms [USAID's flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), Child Survival and Health Grants Program (CSHGP)]. S/he will work with the Team Lead to strengthen existing partnerships and support the development of new partnerships to respond to current and emerging needs for evidence-based action and learning focusing on community health at the local, national, and global levels in collaboration with other units within USAID (Development Lab, USAID Missions), other donors, and agencies. S/he will receive day-to-day guidance from the Community Health Team Lead as his/her onsite manager. REQUIRES: Master's degree or higher in public health or related discipline with expertise in interdisciplinary health services, operations, and implementation science. Demonstrated technical expertise (and leadership) in integrated community health programming; integrated maternal, newborn and child health, including nutrition and other relevant sectors; and, strong skills in monitoring and evaluation, including implementation science and action oriented program-based learning. Demonstrated technical leadership, policy experience, and problem solving skills working on and providing expert oversight of complex projects in a highly sensitive environment. Demonstrated ability to analyze and synthesize information, and to develop priorities, solutions, and strategies to address issues and gaps in programs and policies. Strong organizational, management, strategic planning skills; policy experience desirable. Demonstrated capacity to work in diverse teams and to develop and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders at the global and national levels. Familiarity with USAID procedures and programming focusing on maternal, newborn and child health, infectious disease, nutrition, and health systems strategies and programs. Experience working with USAID/Washington and USAID Missions, host country governments, cooperating agencies, and NGO/civil society and private sector partners preferred. Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-site and multidisciplinary team-based organizational structure, including partners and collaborators; experience with cross- cultural teams. Track record of working effectively with a broad range of partners, and in a team environment. Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills and high degree of judgment, and initiative for working in a diverse and extended team environment and fostering team work and collaboration, as necessary. Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation and technical writing experience. Ability to travel internationally. Fluency in a foreign language preferred; French language skills a plus. US citizenship or US permanent residency required. TO APPLY: All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II's online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All online applications must be submitted by February 18, 2015 by 5:00 pm Eastern time. We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.
****************************** *LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN (LAC) REGIONAL HIVAIDS SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR
WASHINGTON, DC
GHFP is seeking a Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Regional HIVAIDS Senior Technical Advisor (GHFP II-P4-143) in Washington, DC. Assignment: Two year fellowship. The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The LAC HIV/AIDS Senior Technical Advisor (Senior Advisor) will provide technical and programmatic backstopping and assistance to bilateral and sub-regional missions in the LAC region pertaining to their HIV and AIDS programs. The Senior Advisor will function as a member of the Health, Population, and Nutrition Team within the LAC Bureau's Regional Sustainable Development (RSD) Office. The Senior Advisor will coordinate closely with USAID's Office of HIV and AIDS (OHA) within the Bureau for Global Health (GH) in planning and carrying out his/her work. S/he will also communicate and coordinate regularly with other USG agencies, including the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) which directs and oversees implementation of PEPFAR programs globally and the Centers for Disease Control, as well as external agencies such as UNAIDS and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). S/he will act as a conduit for communication and coordination among the many players involved in HIV programming within the LAC region. The Senior Advisor will have a broad understanding of USAID's HIV programs and the settings within which they are implemented in the LAC region, and how they relate to other health and development programs. S/he will have in-depth knowledge of PEPFAR policies, objectives, and operational guidelines. The Senior Advisor will provide technical direction and oversight to the LAC sub-regional and country HIV strategies. This will include helping develop, monitor and report on evidence-based program activities to achieve results. The Senior Advisor will share state-of-the-art strategic information to USAID Mission staff, supporting Mission and regional HIV/AIDS program design. The Senior Advisor will serve as the HIV/AIDS subject matter expert for improving access, quality, efficiency and sustainability of host countries' HIV/AIDS programs, and will have in-depth expertise regarding programs for key populations (KPs) most at risk for HIV infection in LAC contexts. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree or higher in public health, international development, or related field. Minimum ten (10) years' experience working on in global health/ development programs with at least 3-5 years' experience in an international or resource challenged setting, preferably with an emphasis on HIV. In-depth technical expertise related to KPs is desirable. Demonstrated broad technical knowledge and experience in program analysis and planning. Minimum five (5) years' progressively responsible experience that includes project management. Demonstrated leadership and problem-solving skills working on complex projects in a highly-sensitive, fast-paced environment. Superior technical skills and experience, knowledge and understanding of USAID business practices, PEPFAR guidance and directives, development principles and approaches, as well as situational assessment and interpretation skills. Demonstrated flexibility in responding to changing work priorities and environment. Proven decision-making skills. Ability to work within tight time constraints to produce high quality work products. High degrees of judgment, ingenuity, and originality to analyze, develop and present work, and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs. Ability to work effectively both independently and in diverse team environments. Ability to manage and work successfully with diverse teams. Ability to interact productively with subject matter experts. Excellent interpersonal communication, oral communication and writing skills. Ability to clearly and convincingly articulate an evidence-based vision, as well as USAID and USG policies regarding HIV and related topics to a variety of audiences, including host country experts, ministry staff, and other donors, and AID/W colleagues. Ability to speak and write and make presentations in both Spanish and English. Ability to travel internationally to LAC countries. US citizenship or US permanent residency required. TO APPLY: All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II's online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All online applications must be submitted by February 20, 2015 by 5:00 pm Eastern time. We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.
****************************** *CLIENT ACCOUNT MANAGERS WOERDEN, THE NETHERLANDS
Crown Agents has posted openings for a Client Account Managers who 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. REQUIRES: 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. For more information and to apply please go to http://www.crownagentsusa.com/Jobs/Current-Vacancies.aspx.
****************************** *HEALTH TECHNICAL OFFICER, PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT (PSS) - EBOLA LOS ANGELES, CA OR WASHINGTON, DC
International Medical Corps has posted an opening for a Health Technical Officer, Psychosocial Support - Ebola who will provide active technical support to the Ebola Technical team members through a range of responsibilities as outlined in this scope of work. 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. For more information and to apply please visit our website at www.imcworldwide.org and complete the online employment application form found under the tab "Work with IMC". Vacancy no: 14-880
****************************** *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.
****************************** *SENIOR PROGRAM SPECIALISTS OTTAWA, CANADA AND NAIROBI, KENYA
IDRC is seeking Senior Program Specialists, Livestock Health in Ottawa, Canada and Nairobi, Kenya. A key part of Canada's foreign policy efforts, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. The result is innovative, lasting solutions that aim to improve lives and livelihoods. Join our team to put your ideas and knowledge to work to help solve some of the developing world's most critical challenges. The Agriculture and Food Security Program at the International Development Research Centre is expanding its programming with a new 5.5 year, CAD 60 million initiative providing global leadership in research for livestock vaccines affecting Africa and Asia. It will provide funding for research to develop and improve vaccines utilizing the latest scientific tools, as well as for engineering and repurposing vaccines for multiple needs, settings and underserved markets, particularly targeting neglected diseases. It will fund innovations in product development and delivery, particularly through private sector collaboration, to bring newly developed and enhanced vaccines to market. And it will find ways for vaccines to be part of effective veterinary extension systems by catalysing the private and public institutions, markets and information systems that are necessary to manufacture, distribute, increase access and use vaccines as important tools in wider livestock health and productivity improvement programs in developing countries in Africa and Asia. IDRC is looking for two professionals to join this new initiative. One position will be based in Ottawa, Canada and the second in Nairobi, Kenya. In the concurrent recruitment for these positions the final decision regarding the location (in Ottawa or Nairobi) will be made depending on the experience level of selected candidates. Overview OF QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph. D. in veterinary medicine, or a suitable/ related field. Minimum of eight years relevant experience in the area of animal disease management and/or vaccines for livestock or poultry production systems. Strong knowledge in at least two of the following: livestock health management in low resource settings; disease control programs; science relevant to vaccine research, including but not limited to biotechnology, microbiology, immunology, vaccinology; vaccine or other pharmaceutical product development and commercialization; Bilingual English/ French (Ottawa position)/ Superior English (Nairobi position). TO APPLY: For more information about this rewarding career opportunity and to apply, please visit our website at idrc.ca/careers. Application Deadline: February 1, 2015. Beyond the opportunity to work with people who are passionate about their work, we offer competitive salaries and extensive benefits including opportunities for professional growth, flexible work hours, employer-paid leave, a pension plan, and medical, dental, and life insurance coverage. IDRC is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from qualified women, Aboriginal persons, members of visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.
****************************** *SENIOR ANALYST / TECHNICAL COORDINATOR BETHESDA, MD
Abt Associates has posted an opening for a highly-motivated and conscientious individual with experience in project coordination and a background in international development to serve as a Technical Coordinator on the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project. REQUIRES: Strong skills in management and coordination of multiple activities and teams. Able to multi-task. Previous international experience and/or interest in pursuing a career in international public health. Experience supporting international donor-funded programs, especially USAID, a plus. Excellent communication (written and verbal) and cross-cultural skills. Highly-motivated with strong attention to detail and positive attitude; team player. For more information please go to www.abtassociates.com. Vacancy no: 9381
****************************** *SENIOR POLICY & ADVOCACY OFFICER SEATTLE, WA OR WASHINGTON, DC
PATH has posted an opening for a Senior Policy & Advocacy Officer who will contribute to the development and implementation of advocacy strategies to advance policy and advocacy goals in the area of global immunization, and lead an advocacy work scope on immunization supply chain and logistics at the global level and within select African countries. REQUIRES: Master's or other advanced degree in public health, social sciences, international development, or related field. Seven years of professional experience managing and advising on a wide variety of projects, including on immunization issues with multilateral organizations and in developing countries, specifically countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. For more information and to apply visit www.path.org/employment.php. Vacancy no: 6400
****************************** *POLICY ANALYST, MALARIA CONTROL AND ELIMINATION PARTNERSHIP IN AFRICA SEATTLE, WA
PATH has posted an opening for a Policy Analyst who will contribute to the translation of research into the development and implementation of policies and guidance for national malaria elimination in the countries in which MACEPA operates. REQUIRES: Master's degree in public policy, business, or public health. Approximately five years of professional experience in related field, ideally in some combination of technical and policy roles. Fluency in English required; fluency in French preferred. Excellent applied research, writing, and PowerPoint skills. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences. For more information and to apply visit www.path.org/employment.php. Vacancy no: 6454
****************************** *DIRECTOR - GLOBAL HEALTH PRACTICE VIENNA, VIRGINIA
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. The company is seeking a Director for Global Health Practice to work in our Vienna, VA Home Office. SCOPE OF WORK: The IBTCI Director is responsible for project direction and management; leading the technical direction of new business development and in close collaboration with the Health Practice Principal, the director will contribute to the development of analytical models and frameworks which will become IBTCI signature innovations. The Director will oversee and coordinate all activities carried out through active projects assigned to her in order to ensure the most effective use of client and project resources. She/he is the key point of contact with the client for day-to-day technical, program, and financial reporting matters for Washington-based projects. She/he will also serve as the conduit of information between the client and IBTCI's senior management team and Health Practice staff. Travel to the field is required and will be carried out on an agreed upon regular schedule. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The director will be responsible for: Overall operational, administrative and financial management of projects assigned to them, including supervision of home and field office staff. Contractual compliance and familiarity with the client's expectations as delineated in the contract and through incidental communications with IBTCI. Serving as the primary advocate, liaison, and support to the appropriate client operating unit. Assuring the quality of all products and services provided to the client. Providing support for technical meetings and working groups on maternal health, child health, environmental health, nutrition, health sector reform, and infectious diseases, as appropriate. Seeking out new business opportunities for the Health Practice through online searches and interpersonal relations. Serving 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. Ensuring 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. Representing IBTCI at professional conferences, workshops, meetings and other fora. Ushering the Health Practice and its consultant teams to embrace innovative methods for data visualization to enhance the presentation of its products and deliverables. Preparing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Active involvement as a member of professional working groups, 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: Written and verbal fluency in English required; other foreign languages fluency as appropriate. TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, CV and three references at www.ibtci.com, click on opportunities.
****************************** *GLOBAL HEALTH BUDGET ANALYST WASHINGTON, DC
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAP World Services Inc. (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for a Global Health Budget Analyst; Office of Budget and Resource Planning, United States Agency for International Development. INTRODUCTION: This position is located in the Office of Budget and Resource Planning of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The analyst will be focused on Ebola related funding issues and cross-cutting issues in both Africa and Global Health. The incumbent serves as a Budget Analyst. The primary responsibilities of this position include analysis of budget reports and information from USAID missions and bureaus, collection of recommendations for program budget requests and reports on program budget execution. The incumbent carries out these responsibilities in close coordination with USAID missions and bureaus, the Department of State, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Appropriations Committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Track financial resources and provide technical assistance to USAID headquarters and field missions on tracking financial resources including obligations, outlays, and pipelines. Maintain and aggregate weekly, monthly, and quarterly financial reports. Work with USAID staff in Washington and the field to verify the accuracy of financial information. Coordinate and prepare responses to USAID leadership and external stakeholders on USAID financial resources. Analyzes a variety of historical data and financial documentation to ensure accurately maintained and report on the identified areas. Review, report, and provide analysis of appropriations and internal requests for resources. Receives and analyzes requests for budget reallocations from USAID missions and bureaus and prepare the requests for BRM leadership. Prepares and contributes to reports and other presentations on budget formulation and execution. Analyzes final appropriations actions by the Congress, including appropriated amounts by budget account and earmarks and directives. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The position requires a Master's degree with 3 years of experience working with complex budget and financial information or a Bachelor's degree with 5 years working with complex budgets and financial information. 2 years' experience with federal budget processes. Expertise in the use of Microsoft Excel and the ability to work with large and complex workbooks and pivot tables. Requires proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, Internet and e-mail applications. Experience in the use of data base applications. In addition to the standard qualifications required of a Budget Analyst, the following qualifications, skills, and background are required or desirable for this position: Experience and/or familiarity with USAID funding. Some knowledge of USAID's health programs, regulations, and policies or an advanced degree in public health, public administration, or a related field is desirable. Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented working style (required). Experience in the use of Microsoft Access (desirable, but not required). Willingness to learn on the job. Ability to maintain Secret security clearance is required. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Oral and written communications skills and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to reports and financial tracking systems. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 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.
****************************** *SENIOR MONITORING AND EVALUATION EXPERT FOR APHIAPLUS EVALUATION KENYA
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 health, education, environment & economic development and crisis, conflict & governance. IBTCI is currently seeking a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Expert for an end-of-project evaluation for three of USAID/Kenya's Office of Public Health's flagship activities namely APHIAplus Rift Valley, APHIAplus Western Kenya and APHIAplus Central Eastern. The planned evaluation will serve two main purposes: 1) to learn to what extent the activities' objectives and expected health outcomes at county, sub-county, health facilities, and community levels have been achieved; and 2) to inform the design of follow-on service delivery activities. RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities of the Senior M&E Expert include, but are not limited to, the following: Develop evaluation design, methodology, sampling strategy, and data collection instruments; Coordinate evaluation activities including training of data collectors, data collection, implementation, data management and quality assurance and other related tasks. Develop data analysis plan and conduct qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis, as required. Actively participate with other team members during data triangulation, presentations and report writing. Prepare graphic presentations of quantitative data with state of the art data visualization techniques. Contribute to report writing to ensure production and completion of an inception report and evaluation report in conformance with the scope of work, high-quality analysis, high writing quality and report integration. Develop final evaluation report with quality assurance and timeliness of all deliverables; and Adherence to USAID's ADS2013 policy, standards, guidance and protocols. QUALIFICATIONS: A Master's degree in public health, statistics, information management or a related area. Significant experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, research work in integrated HIV/AIDS, MNCH/FP/ Nutrition/ Malaria programming. At least 7-10 years' experience in participatory evaluation methodologies, qualitative data analytical techniques that include triangulation of findings across different methods. Previous experience with USAID- funded projects and USAID Evaluation Policy (highly desired). Demonstrated experience in using SPSS, STATA and/or other analytical software packages including qualitative analytical software packages such as Atlas.ti. Strong oral and written communication skills in English is required. Ability to effectively work in teams and embrace participatory approaches; and US or Kenyan citizenship required. TO APPLY: Please submit all application materials at https://ibtci.devhire.devex.com/. No phone calls please. Applications will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted. IBTCI is an equal opportunity employer. If you encounter any technical issues please notify mjoran@ibtci.com.
****************************** *TEAM LEADER FOR APHIAPLUS EVALUATION KENYA
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 health, education, environment & economic development and crisis, conflict & governance. IBTCI is currently seeking a Team Leader for an end of project evaluation for three of its flagship activities namely APHIAplus Rift Valley, APHIAplus Western Kenya and APHIAplus Central Eastern. The planned evaluation will serve two main purposes: 1) to learn to what extent the activities' objectives and expected health outcomes at county, sub-county, health facilities, and community levels have been achieved; and 2) to inform the design of follow-on service delivery activities. RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities of the Team Leader include, but are not limited to, the following: Development and finalization of the evaluation design, data collection strategy, and methodology, including evaluation instruments and other design elements. Overall management of the evaluation team and final products. Coordination of and responsibility for all evaluation activities including data collection, monitoring, evaluation, implementation, report generation and other related tasks. Responsible for technical experts to lead a well guided process of developing substantive conclusions and recommendations. Production and completion of an evaluation report in conformance with the scope of work, high-quality analysis, high writing quality and report integration; and Development of final evaluation report with quality assurance and timeliness of all deliverables. QUALIFICATIONS: Senior Health/ Population/ Nutrition/ HIV-AIDS Analyst in Public Health with a strong program management and team leadership experience; especially in managing evaluation teams in developing countries. An advanced degree (MA or PhD) in public health or a related area. Significant experience in program management, team leadership and evaluation is required. At least ten years of extensive international experience related to health programs and at least seven years in evaluating donor funded activities. Previous experience as an evaluation Team Leader (at least three evaluations); and Previous experience with USAID-funded projects (highly desired). TO APPLY: Please submit all application materials at https://ibtci.devhire.devex.com/. No phone calls please. Applications will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted. IBTCI is an equal opportunity employer. If you encounter any technical issues please notify mjoran@ibtci.com.
****************************** *HIV & AIDS SENIOR HEALTH ECONOMIST 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 an HIV & AIDS Senior Health Economist, United States Agency for International Development, Bureau for Global Health, Office of HIV/AIDS, Strategic Planning, Evaluation & Reporting Division. BACKGROUND: The United States Government (USG) has made the fight against HIV/AIDS a top priority, not only for humanitarian reasons, but because the HIV/AIDS crisis threatens the prosperity, stability and development of nations around the world. The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is a U.S. government global initiative to control the HIV/AIDS pandemic. It is the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease. Over the past decade, the U.S. government has committed more than $52 billion to bilateral HIV/AIDS programs, the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and bilateral tuberculosis programs. To achieve an AIDS-free generation, PEPFAR works closely with a variety of stakeholders including partner countries, multilateral organizations, civil society, people living with and affected by HIV, the faith community, and the public and private sectors. USAID has been, and continues to be, at the forefront of the USG response in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic since inception of its international HIV/AIDS program in 1986. PEPFAR is the largest commitment ever by any nation for an international health initiative dedicated to a single disease. With a focus on transparency, accountability, and impact, PEPFAR is actively working with partners to control the HIV/AIDS pandemic to help achieve an AIDS-free generation. PEPFAR is committed to supporting activities that are grounded in science and critical to saving lives and preventing new HIV infections. PEPFAR's core activities include a focus on health systems, including health finance; human resources for health; commodity procurement and supply chains; and laboratory systems. PEPFAR recognizes that donor resources alone cannot meet the needs of the 36 million people that will be living with HIV in 2020. As developing economies grow and begin to more fully realize their economic potential, unlocking domestic financing for HIV becomes a critical element for achieving long-term sustainability of the HIV/AIDS response. Countries are increasingly taking the lead in managing, implementing, and even financing their national HIV responses. As a result, PEPFAR has committed funding to support countries to strengthen their ongoing efforts to increase the use of their own resources to help deliver an AIDS-free generation. Health systems strengthening (HSS) is a key strategy to secure the sustainability of its past and future achievements. PEPFAR provides an opportunity to strengthen health systems and health policy, as the USG's and its partners' efforts to combat HIV/AIDS transition from an initial emergency approach to a more long-term sustainable approach. USAID's HSS program provides support to ensure that developing country health systems are effective, efficient, and equitable. PEPFAR has recently launched an HIV & AIDS financing initiative to support countries to leverage their own domestic resources to help deliver an AIDS-Free generation. USAID will serve as the lead agency for coordinating and implementing this initiative, and we expect that efforts could yield a significant benefit and a substantial return on the initial investment for a dramatic impact on the resources these countries will be able to put towards increasing prevention, care, and treatment coverage for achieving sustainable control of the epidemic. This centrally funded initiative was developed out of collaboration between the Office of HIV/AIDS and the Office of Health Systems in the Global Health Bureau and the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and the Environment. USAID will partner closely with selected Missions and relevant stakeholders to support new and ongoing health financing activities that aim to increase domestic resources for health. Solutions tailored to individual country contexts will involve health financing approaches encompassing advocacy and analysis, technical efficiency, tax policy and administration, and innovative health financing, including use of the private sector. The initiative will support PEPFAR key intervention areas to ensure impact and efficiency gains, build sustainability and partnerships, and advance the human rights agenda. USAID will coordinate and collaborate across USG Agencies and with multilateral stakeholders in the design and implementation of this initiative. The overall objective of USAID's Bureau for Global Health (GH), Office of HIV/AIDS's (OHA) HSS program is to provide USAID leadership in building sustainability of the HIV/AIDS response through investment in health systems. OHA views health systems strengthening as a continuous process of implementing changes in policies, management and systems within the health sector. OHA works collaboratively within USAID, with other US Government agencies, and with the international community to implement its HSS vision through coordinating activities, evaluating programs, developing guidance and supporting countries to ensure the application of up-to-date health systems development interventions in both the public and private sectors. The HIV& AIDS Senior Health Economist/ Finance Advisor will be assigned to the Bureau for Global Health, Office of HIV/AIDS, Strategic Planning, Evaluation and Reporting (SPER) Division and will receive programmatic and technical guidance from the Health Economics, Finance and Policy (HEFP) Team Lead. S/he will focus on health financing for HIV/AIDS programs and interventions, with key technical emphases on technical efficiency, domestic resource mobilization, cost modeling and cost effectiveness analyses, efficient resource allocation, economic evaluation, and generation of data and information for informed decision-making. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The HIV& AIDS Senior Health Economist/ Finance Advisor will serve primarily as a health finance expert on the OHA/SPER Health Economics, Finance and Policy Team, and will provide key technical and programmatic support to the Global Health (GH) Bureau Cross-Office Team for USAID's HIV & AIDS Sustainable Financing Initiative. S/he will advance OHA's vision and goals for domestic resource mobilization for HIV& AIDS and long- term sustainable programming for control of the epidemic. S/he will perform the following duties: Serve as Co-chair of the interagency Finance and Economics Working Group (FEWG) and ad hoc modeling working group. Participate in planning and program development for USAID's HIV & AIDS Sustainable Financing Initiative and in the development of PEPFAR's Headquarters Operational Plan (HOP) to support implementation. Serve as Senior Technical Advisor to the Health Finance and Governance Project on areas related to Health Finance within PEPFAR. Liaise with the Bureau's Office of Health Systems on Health Finance issues as related to PEPFAR. Provide technical assistance to other OHA divisions, USAID missions and PEPFAR country teams in areas of health finance and the assessment, design and implementation of HIV-related economic evaluations and cost analyses. Participate in the PEPFAR Interagency Collaborative for Program Improvement. Liaise with multiple PEPFAR technical working groups to provide technical support to cost analyses, expenditure analyses and other economic evaluation activities. Monitor implementing partners' health financing work in the field, including fulfillment of a technical advisory role on specific projects as assigned. Serve as a liaison and technical resource to the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) and other PEPFAR implementing agencies on OHA-led and jointly led health finance activities. Participate in the annual PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP) technical review process. Maintain knowledge of state of the art health finance and economic evaluation practices and serve as a technical resource for OHA, USAID, and PEPFAR. Mentor junior team members and other staff on health finance activities. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have: Master's degree or higher in health economics, health finance, or other relevant field. Minimum ten years' experience in health finance, resource mobilization, research management and implementation, with experience in international or resource-poor settings. Minimum ten years' experience in health finance, cost analysis, economic evaluation and capacity building in developing countries, including research design. Demonstrated understanding of and ability to apply accepted tools, techniques and frameworks for health financing, economic evaluation and cost analysis of HIV/AIDS interventions. High degree of judgment, maturity, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop and present work and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs. Strong leadership and group facilitation skills. Demonstrated experience working with a wide range of development partners, including multilateral and bilateral donors as well as private foundations and civil society. Demonstrated knowledge of internal processes within the US Government and other health sector development partners, (e.g. thematic priorities, decision-making mechanisms, and preferred funding channels). Experience with global health partnerships and disease-specific initiatives. Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills, and the ability to work with diverse teams. Strong teamwork, multi- stakeholder collaboration and management skills. US Citizenship, Permanent Residency or Green Card required. This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award. TO APPLY: CAMRIS International and IAP World Services Inc. offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at https://careers-camris.icims.com. Application Deadline: Open until filled. CAMRIS and IAP are Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
****************************** *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.
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The World Health Organization seeks candidates for the following positions. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy No.
*MEDICAL OFFICER GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
A Medical Officer (P-5) is sought in Geneva. Duties: In consultation with the GHP Team Leader, develop and oversee plans for the dissemination, adaptation and implementation of key normative guidance on hepatitis screening, care and treatment, including HIV-hepatitis co-infection, and providing guidance for the incorporation of this guidance into national hepatitis plans, in collaboration with the WHO Regional and Country Offices. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in medicine. A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in provision of clinical services or management of infectious disease programmes or other public health disease-control programmes. Of those 10 years, at least 5 years of experience in clinical services related to hepatitis screening, care and treatment. Of those 10 years, at least 5 years of international experience in supporting the development and implementation of public health infectious disease programmes in resource-limited settings. Track record of relevant publications in peer reviewed journals. Experience in multi-partner collaboration including with academia and civil society. Closing date: 2/8/15. Vacancy no: HQ/14/HQ/FT681
*TECHNICAL OFFICER GENEVA SWITZERLAND
A Technical Officer (P-2) is sought in Geneva. Duties: Develop and maintain under guidance of the GHP team lead and the SIP (Strategic Information and Planning) Coordinator, and in collaboration with other departments in WHO Headquarters (HQ), and relevant Regional and Country Offices an adequate data management system for viral hepatitis (including but not limited to developing methods and mechanisms for the accurate collection, compilation, validation & analysis, quality assurance, as well as dissemination/ utilization of both hepatitis surveillance and programme data). REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in public health, epidemiology, social science, or statistics. At least 10 years of national and international experience in surveillance, health information management, programme monitoring and evaluation, of which at least 5 years in infectious diseases, and 2 years in resource limited settings. Closing date: 2/8/15. Vacancy no: HQ/14/HQ/FT682
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