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As part of its mission to provide the highest-quality, musculoskeletal care and improve the quality of life throughout the world, HSS facilitates best-practice knowledge transfers and a variety of partnerships with the international musculoskeletal medicine community. HSS pursues relationships with organizations that have a similar mission and vision: dedicated to high-quality patient care, academic excellence, and cutting- edge research. Partnerships and initiatives may be academic, clinical, research-based, operational and organizational, as well as administrative, or a combination of any of these focus areas. Depending on the circumstances, HSS also provides training and education of physicians in their homeland or in the U.S. HSS currently has global partnerships in education and training, humanitarian work, and business development in numerous countries around the world, including China, Greece, Brazil, England, France, and South Korea. The hospital formally launched its first humanitarian affiliation with FOCOS in Ghana, which is aimed at improving the delivery of quality orthopedic care, education and training, and research.

HSS is now seeking an AVP, Global Partnerships to further expand and strengthen these global partnerships. Additionally, the AVP will new explore opportunities for collaboration and assess unsolicited inquiries with the objective being to advance orthopedic and musculoskeletal medicine globally. The AVP will support the hospital- wide strategic goals through consultative partnerships and advisory services in clinical, research, and academic areas helping to promote growth, extend, and elevate the HSS brand worldwide. The AVP will report directly to the Senior Vice President, Global and Academic Affairs and work collaboratively with the Education and Global Affairs Division and the global ventures staff. S/he will manage a current staff of two. The position entails traveling in the U.S. and internationally.

Master's Degree in Health Administration, International Affairs, Public Health, an M.B.A. or related field is required.

A professional with significant management/leadership experience (minimum 5- plus years) in healthcare is required. General experience in academic, multi-specialty institutions, with some knowledge of orthopedics, is highly desirable.
Experience in international business and partnerships; fluency in foreign language(s) is a plus.
Partnering, negotiating, and contracting skills in all sectors of business, academia, government, and NGOs.
Broad-based business sense, with strategic insight and proven success in creating business strategies and implementing them to achieve goals.
Excellent business assessment skills; capable of synthesizing complex data and making sound recommendations.
Experience resolving issues through innovative problem solving and solution development. Possesses a continuous-improvement mind-set.
Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills; demonstrated success at cultivating good working relationships for/with C-suite and Boards, as well as with government officials and physicians.
Excellent leadership skills and experience managing a department through well- established performance management skills. Proven success in developing a high- performance work environment and culture with a highly diverse workforce.
Outstanding written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate and influence a variety of people and audiences. Experience writing compelling proposals and making effective presentations to a variety of audiences. (Writing/presentation samples will be required.)
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.



Through a nine-month project funded by ECHO, International Medical Corps seeks to prevent and reduce excess mortality and morbidity of vulnerable displaced/returnees people and resident communities through health, nutrition and protection interventions in Ouham prefecture, Bouca sub-prefecture in Central African Republic. As part of the implementing team, a medical doctor is required to manage the program and also to provide hands-on care and upgrade the skills and knowledge of local counter parts and/or community health workers in the areas of medical and sterilization practices. Under the overall guidance of the IMC field manager and the Medical Director, the Psychiatrist Trainer will manage the mental health program. The main objectives are: Integrate the provision of mental health (MH) services into general health care focusing on three main pathologies: depression, psychosis and epilepsy. Conduct situational analysis of current mental health practices and resources at the health facility and community levels. Design of MH curriculum and materials in line with WHO mhGAP Intervention Guidelines and select MH integration sites and trainees. Provide theoretical training and supervision for health care providers and community health workers. Provide on the job training within the health centers. Provide mental health services including pharmacological and psychosocial interventions. Do a day of consultation/week in Bouca hospital. Strengthen referral pathways and conduct community outreach and mental health promotion. DUTIES RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide training in the identification and management of priority mental health conditions to general health staff in line with WHO mhGAP Intervention Guidelines and in coordination with national authorities and the IMC Technical Unit. Identify and train local CHWs/volunteers for training in community outreach, case finding and mental health promotion. Provide mental health and psychosocial support consultations and services along with health staff as needed within the health centers. Establish a day by week of psychiatric consultation within Bouca hospital and conduct those consultations. Ensure completion and analysis of pre post knowledge tests and on the job supervision checklists as well as IMC mental health PHC integration checklists. Ensure that WHO essential psychotropic medications are available at health facilities. Take responsibility for collection and reporting of mental health project data including HMIS reporting and patient outcomes (e.g. functioning, satisfaction with services). Actively lead or participate in coordination mechanisms (e.g. Health, general coordination, potential MHPSS coordination group) and advocate for principles of IASC MHPSS guidelines. Assist with hiring of national staff as needed. Implement the project in line with IMC and global MHPSS standards and guidelines and closely coordinate with IMCs Technical Unit Global Mental Health Advisor for development and review of training materials, documentation and reports. Participate and contribute in the case a multi-sectorial rapid needs assessment in order to identify and assess the humanitarian needs in the following sectors: health (including mental health and reproductive health), nutrition, WASH, and Protection. Is in charge of specific drugs management of the program (especially psychotropic). Is in charge of weekly, monthly and ad hoc report and datas collection on mental health. Contribute to donor's reports/proposal regarding mental health activity. QUALIFICATIONS: University degree in psychiatric medicine with 3+ years of experience working on MHPSS programs, preferably in humanitarian settings. Fluency in French required. Basic as good level of English is required. Strong organizational and supervisory skills. Training and supervision experience required. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within different cultural environments. Ability to work in difficult environment under very basic living conditions. Ability to work within a team structure or in isolation, flexible, and can cope with stressful workloads and working with limited resources. Computer literacy is an added value. Profound cross-cultural awareness and insight into health care issues, Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently, Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations. Closing date: 31st July 2016. To apply, go to:



The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is a nonprofit scientific and charitable organization founded in 1996 whose mission is to ensure the development of safe, effective, accessible, preventive HIV vaccines for use throughout the world. IAVI will help advance the development of an AIDS vaccine by: 1) Adding value to the HIV vaccine field by identifying opportunities and gaps in vaccine discovery and development where IAVI's capabilities can best be leveraged and add the most value, 2) Partnering to advance quality HIV vaccine candidates to the clinic, 3) Ensuring that investments in HIV prevention and AIDS vaccine R&D remain central to the public policy and international health and development agendas by serving as a voice for the field in partnership with stakeholders and donors. IAVI is a young, dynamic and mission-driven organization, and the work environment is fast-paced and intellectually stimulating, relying on the good cheer and high level of collaboration amongst its committed staff members.

IAVI is recruiting for a Program Coordinator to serve as primary point of contact and key relationship manager for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) on the implementation of a new and transformative Africa-centered model of global partnership to Accelerate the Development of Vaccines and New Technologies to Combat the AIDS Epidemic (ADVANCE). Funded by USAID under a new $160 million cooperative agreement, this flagship initiative will dramatically accelerate development of a safe and effective HIV vaccine.

The Program Coordinator will play a critical implementing role for this new program, maintaining comprehensive financial, program and technical knowledge related to the full scope of activities under the cooperative agreement. He/she will coordinate the development of annual USAID workplans and reports, serve day-to-day project management needs across the ADVANCE Leadership Team, provide technical and implementation support to the Project Director (IAVI President & CEO, Mark Feinberg, MD, PhD) and other senior leaders on the project, and maintain strategic communication and regular contact with USAID. In support of the ADVANCE Leadership Team, this position will also play an important facilitating role for strategic alliances and co-funded activities with other funders and external research collaborators, including partners at the Wellcome Trust, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other US Government agencies involved in vaccine research, for example.

This position resides in the Executive Office of IAVI's Research & Development (R&D) Department, as part of the R&D Portfolio Management and Operations Team. This team has responsibility for integrating IAVI programs with organizational strategy, which provides a unique opportunity for the Program Coordinator to engage with all aspects of IAVI's R&D program. He/she will report to the Executive Director, R&D Portfolio Management and Operations, and work closely with the Executive Director for Global Public Giving, located in IAVI's External Relations Department. As noted above the Program Coordinator will collaborate closely with IAVI's President and CEO and other individuals across the organization, including especially IAVI's East Africa Office in Nairobi, Kenya, as well as key staff in Finance & Administration.

Key Responsibilities:
Maintain comprehensive financial, program and technical knowledge related to the full scope of activities within ADVANCE, including collaborating with colleagues across IAVI departments (R&D, Finance & Administration, External Relations) and working closely with IAVI regional offices in East Africa and India
Serve as primary point of contact for USAID program managers and relevant stakeholders
Serve day-to-day project management needs across the ADVANCE Leadership Team and provide technical and implementation support to the Project Director (Dr. Feinberg) and other senior leaders on the project
Maintain primary responsibility for coordinating development of annual workplans for implementing USAID-supported activities, reporting on the implementation of these activities and executing the daily coordination of and strategic communication for ADVANCE
Coordinate and communicate with research collaborators and donors on strategic alliances and discussions on co-funded activities

Experience and Skills:
Master's or PhD degree in a relevant discipline (biological sciences, business, management, economics, law, international relations, public health or a related area)
At least 8 years of professional experience coordinating, managing or implementing biomedical research projects
Demonstrated broad understanding of vaccine research and development program, including necessary elements of epidemiology, clinical and field vaccine trials, project management, financial management, knowledge management, strategic coordination and communication
Demonstrated experience as project manager with a strong eye for detail, analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to take initiative as new situations and opportunities arise
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated ability to prioritize and produce high quality work under challenging deadlines
Good interpersonal skills with proven ability to develop relationships and work collaboratively in teams with others from a range of disciplines and cultures
Professional experience interacting with US Government agencies, advocacy groups, policymakers, local collaborators and host governments is preferred
Experience using Microsoft Office and knowledge management programs

To apply:



The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is a nonprofit scientific organization founded in 1996 whose mission is to ensure the development of safe, effective, accessible, preventive HIV vaccines for use throughout the world. IAVI believes that our capabilities, partnerships and commitment position us to make meaningful impact in the field. IAVI continues to focus on AIDS vaccine development as the most effective long-term approach to ending the HIV epidemic. Ending the epidemic will also require innovation and an integrated approach across prevention and treatment efforts in line with the shifting epidemic. IAVI will contribute to the field by:
Establishing an integrated approach to HIV vaccine and prevention research and development, linking an understanding of at risk communities with the most potentially relevant interventions.
Bringing new capabilities and innovation to the field through novel collaborations to accelerate product development
Prioritizing approaches that have the greatest potential impact on HIV vaccine and prevention efforts towards diminishing and ultimately ending the epidemic

Our strategic focus revolves around four pillars namely: 1) Engaging the communities most at-risk of HIV infection; 2) Providing an integrated product development platform to accelerate the translation of promising concepts into HIV vaccine candidates for the field; 3) Investing in high potential discovery programs that could transform HIV vaccine development and beyond; 4) Generating supportive data and messages to drive policies and investments that will end the epidemic.

IAVI requires a high energy, highly organized manager to provide project management support to the Executive Office. The successful candidate will oversee the OPM function within the Executive Office, working across the organization to coordinate activities, manage special projects and research emerging topics and opportunities, including timely implementation and follow through on assignments emanating from the CEO and the Senior Management Team (SMT). The OPM will support the CEO for key external meetings and implementing Strategic Alliances by liaising with relevant program staff, developing appropriate materials and communicating outcomes of the meetings. The Senior Manager - OPM will attend and coordinate key leadership meetings, follow up and track tasks and project and communicate key actions and ensure stakeholders are briefed and brought into conversations as appropriate. In addition, the Senior Manager - OPM will prepare materials and presentations that may be needed for internal and external audiences and key meetings.

The Senior Manager, OPM must embrace the mission of IAVI and model its core values. To effectively perform in this position, she/he will need to develop the appropriate relationships and build credibility throughout the organization.

Specific Responsibilities:
The specific responsibilities and expectations of the Senior Manager, OPM include, but are not limited to, the following:
Manage weekly leadership team meetings and quarterly retreats, including agenda development, ensuring supportive content is prepared and communicating key outcomes and conducting follow up as needed to help track progress.
Develop a robust tracking framework to ensure implementation of leadership decisions and actions including providing data for the necessary dashboards and other reporting mechanisms
Support the CEO in external engagements and strategic alliances, ensuring appropriate materials are developed, teams are engaged and information is disseminated
Research emerging topics and opportunities on a wide range of global health related topics and help articulate IAVI's activities and value preposition for internal and external audiences.
Execute special projects for the EO
Help ensure leadership team decisions are communicated throughout the organization to ensure the teams are better able to accomplish their goals.
Developing engaging, visually-appealing presentations;

Job requirements:
Communicate flawlessly in both written and verbal form
Proven ability to operate within a matrix organization, preferably within a scientific, medical, or clinical research organization.
Comfortable with ambiguity and complexity. Innovative.
Excellent at managing relationships and operating within the formal and informal organizational structures, establishes relationships across departments, uses allies to build consensus and create results, is appropriately diplomatic, understands others roles and perspectives, can sell projects and ideas across the organization.
Self-starting, results-driven person with the necessary analytic rigor, stamina, and strength to represent her/his point of view objectively and to respond to numerous demands and challenges.
Sense of urgency - Prioritizes well, shows energy, reacts to opportunities, instills urgency in others, and consistently meets deadlines.
Capable of representing IAVI to a wide variety of audiences. Adjusts her/his writing to the audience and communicates complex messages and issues clearly.
Working knowledge and experience in project management desired but not mandatory.
Passionate about the mission of IAVI, enthused by the challenges confronting the organization and dedicated to achieving its goals.
Possesses a sense of humor. Works collaboratively to achieve results.

Job qualifications:
MSc, MPH or MBA required;
5+ years of professional experience at progressively senior levels.
Ability to understand and effectively communicate complex scientific concepts
Experience in a competitive, fast paced and global environment necessary.
Strong analytical skills, ability to reconcile initiatives with business strategies and goals.
Constituency-building skills and savvy.

IAVI operates as an intense mission driven organization trying to solve one of the most difficult and important scientific and policy challenges of our time, as a result passion for the mission is a critical attribute.

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