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SENIOR COUNTRY ADVISOR
WASHINGTON, DC

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAP World Services Inc. (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for a Senior Country Advisor, Office of Country Support, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development (USAID/GH/CS). Background: The Bureau for Global Health (GH) is known for its technical expertise and its support to country programs in strategic planning, program development and talent management. Within GH, the Office of Country Support (OCS) supports the vision, implementation and analysis of Agency initiatives and priorities, including achieving an AIDS-Free Generation, Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths, USAID Forward, among others. OCS serves as a nexus for informing and coordinating with field programs and strategy development and implementation, and communicates directly with USAID mission health teams. OCS manages the USAID/Washington Country Health Team System ensuring strong, strategic support to the field. OCS undertakes analysis and documentation of Agency best practices, working closely with GH staff and across other Bureaus in USAID/Washington. The OCS functions are as follows: Coordinate strategic technical and program assistance, talent and knowledge management. Ensure high-quality information and advice on country context, issues and challenges; being on the forefront of identifying and supporting the resolution of emerging issues. Vanguard for sharing knowledge and influencing strategic reforms - ensuring interface and impact in country programs. Introduction: As a catalytic office working across GH and regional bureaus, OCS is a critical link for ensuring strong support and implementation of health programming. The Office plays an essential role as the primary contact, advocate and principal coordinator of health technical, strategic and programmatic support for USAID mission health programs and has two primary interrelated functions: 1) staff who work on tools, systems and policy related functions; and 2) staff who primarily support missions. The Office is led by a Director, two Team Leaders, and includes Regional Coordinators and Senior Country Advisors as well as several staff who focus on enhancing country support. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Within the Office of Country Support, each Senior Country Advisor takes the lead in providing strategic assistance to priority countries, leading one or more USAID Country Teams and serving on several other teams as Point of Contact for the Office. The Senior Country Advisor works across USAID/W with GH technical and program staff, regional bureau health teams, desk officers and with other bureaus (e.g. Program, Policy and Learning; Disaster, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, among others) to ensure high impact support for country programs. The Senior Country Advisor will focus on country support and country team leadership for selected countries; providing strategic and program assistance across countries; identifying and monitoring cross-cutting program practices and processes; and leading critical efforts for OCS and the GH Bureau with emphasis on fostering country engagement and input in strategic, programmatic and policy efforts. Under the Advisor's leadership, the USAID Country Team will provide strategic technical and programmatic expertise and ensure robust country-led, integrated health programs, identifying learning opportunities and ensure the learning is captured and disseminated through a variety of channels. The Senior Country Advisor will also provide assistance to missions needing program design assistance, developing concept papers, project appraisal documents (PADs), Requests for Assistance (RFA) and Request for Proposals (RFPs). The Senior Country Advisor may also provide support to Health Offices in the field by providing coverage or other TDY needs. Additionally, the incumbent will participate in other critical OCS and GH efforts. Senior Country Advisor's Terms of Reference: Provide strategic leadership and vision to ensure strong, responsive, strategic technical assistance to USAID missions. Identify, monitor and communicate best practices and bottlenecks for successful practices and programming. Lead USAID/W Country Teams and ensure areas of expertise are represented and integrated, and have an eye to ensuring and identifying appropriate synergies across programming. Serve as the OCS Point of Contact on Country Teams, and support the Country Team Lead to ensure areas of technical expertise are represented and integrated. As country expert/ institutional memory, provide in-depth knowledge of USAID/USG country health program, USAID mission portfolio and country historical/ socio-political context. For the USAID mission and headquarters, act as the first point of contact/ primary backstop in Washington and take lead on required briefers, taskers directly related to country's programming. Assure regular communication between the Mission and Agency Headquarters, informing and engaging Missions on key policy/ guidance and their implications for country health programs. Assure regular communications between Washington and the Country Team. Coordinate with other regional health and non-health technical bureaus including education, food security, democracy and governance, economic growth and other USAID initiatives. Proactively ensure lessons learned and success stories are documented and disseminated through appropriate channels, shared across countries, and identify opportunities for leveraging innovations. Advocate for support and other resources for countries, such as staffing, technical assistance, strategic support and budgetary resources, for a robust and successful health program. Elevate critical issues to OCS leadership for Front Office attention and follow-up. Participate in other cross-cutting efforts for OCS and the GH Bureau. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED The contractor must have: Minimum ten years working in global health, managing complex programming with partner governments, NGOs, USG government or private sector. Master's degree in public health or other relevant discipline. Minimum 5 - 10 years of substantive overseas experience, preferably in health or other related development sectors. Ability to travel 40-70% of the year. Knowledge of the theories and principles of global health, international development, or other related disciplines to analyze and evaluate factors and conditions involved in the administration of US foreign policy programs related to health. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of how to achieve public health development results in developing countries. Broad knowledge of Family Planning, Maternal and Child Health, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, and/or health systems within an international context. Ability to identify and build appropriate linkages across sectors and with other USG initiatives and programs such as Feed the Future, Democracy and Governance, Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade is highly desired. Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels particularly across USG agencies and with national and other development partners throughout the foreign policy community. Ability to provide expert advice and consultation to management officials with regard to the policy implications of issues and developments of Health within USAID strategic goals and priorities. Skills in oral and written communication to prepare and present analyses, provide guidance, solicit information, defend proposals and negotiate agreements. French language proficiency preferred. U.S. citizenship and ability to obtain a secret security clearance are 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.

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HEALTH FINANCING EXPERT
TANZANIA

The Institute for Collaborative Development is searching for a Health Financing Expert to be based in Tanzania. Must have a strong health financing background. TO APPLY: Interested candidates please send your CVs and cover letter to mrodriguez@collaborativedev.com

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PROGRAMME MANAGER - OPERATIONS, FAMILY PLANNING ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT
LONDON

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is seeking a Programme Manager - Operations, Family Planning Accountability Project in London. Fixed Term project to end 2017 and subject to award. Salary 44,490 per annum plus excellent benefits. IPPF is a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) for all. We are a world-wide movement of national organizations working with and for communities and individuals. IPPF anticipates being awarded a three to five year project with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) managing a civil-society consortium to ensure the commitments made at the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning (FP) are met at the national level in up to 10 Countries. In this exciting project, you will support the Project Director in leading a coalition of global organizations with delivery at national and local level via national partners and coalitions to accelerate Country level implementation. You will also be responsible for overseeing the operational management of this project. QUALIFICATIONS: You will have solid staff management experience of multi- disciplinary teams including virtual and matrix management across the globe, strong financial reporting experience and excellent partnership management on contracting and subcontracting, including compliance and due diligence. A strong background of having worked for Global, Multi-Country programme delivery in the international development sector ideally in health and sexual and reproductive health and rights programmes is essential as is experience of leading and co-ordinating international civil society coalitions, including facilitating a multiple-stakeholder international advisory panel. Familiarity with FP2020 or knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights is desirable. You will have excellent management and interpersonal skills with proven ability to influence, negotiate and network to effectively engage a range of stakeholders. You will also have experience in operational management of large global programs and experience with DFID will be desirable. Solid skills in partnership management and excellent budget management skills are needed as you will be managing and reporting on annual global budgets of $7m a year. You are fluent in English, (spoken and written) and French would be desirable. A degree or equivalent standard of education is essential; ideally in international development, international health, public policy or other social sciences. A post-graduate qualification is desirable. This role will involve international travel (up to 60 days a year). TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted in English and by application form. CVs will not be accepted. For further information and an application form, please see our website www.ippf.org or contact Human Resources, IPPF, 4 Newhams Row, London SE1 3UZ tel: +44 (0)20 7939 8298 or email jobs@ippf.org. Application form available in Large Print, Audio or Braille. This post is subject to confirmation of funding. Closing date: Monday 13 October 2014 (noon). Interview dates: Wednesday 22 October 2014. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates openly living with HIV. IPPF is committed to equal opportunities and cultural diversity. Candidates from all sections of the community are welcome to apply. This is a post for which IPPF will, if necessary, apply for a work permit. The granting of work permits is subject to regulation by the Home Office.

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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
BALTIMORE, MD

CMTP is seeking a Research Associate in Baltimore. The Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP) is an independent nonprofit dedicated to developing a health care system where everyone has the evidence they need to make informed health decisions. We believe that improvements in the quality and relevance of health research can change the trajectory of rising healthcare costs while sustaining innovation. As thought leaders in comparative effectiveness research (CER) and patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), we work with a national and international network of patients, patient advocates, clinicians, policymakers, and payers to transform clinical research, provide methodological guidance, and shape health policy. With funding from government, industry, and foundations, CMTP breaks down traditional silos that too often divide researchers from patients and the real-world healthcare questions that need answering. The impact we seek: Better Evidence: Research that meaningfully involves all key healthcare stakeholders. Evidence reflective of real-world patients and practices. Better Decisions: Innovative, high-value technologies rapidly adopted and appropriately used in an increasingly resource-constrained environment. Evidence-based clinical advice delivered by health professionals and guideline committees. Coverage and reimbursement decisions based on value. Better Health: Improved public trust in research; Less uncertainty in everyday healthcare. For more information, please visit www.cmtpnet.org. Position Summary: Working independently and as part of a team, the Research Associate assists and supports project leaders and senior staff in one or more of CMTP's program areas. Responsibilities: Effectively organize people and/or resources to ensure effectiveness and efficiency in meeting project goals. Research clinical, methodological, and policy issues as they pertain to ongoing CMTP projects. Proofread and edit documents. Draft articles, memos, tables and figures. Support stakeholder engagement approach developed by CMTP to actively solicit the knowledge, experience and values of a broad range of individuals and organizations (including patients, clinicians, researchers, industry representatives, payers, and policymakers). Assist in the coordination and planning of events. Prepare meeting summaries. Track project expenses, complete project tasks in keeping with budgetary constraints. Other duties and tasks as assigned. Competencies: Analysis: Solves problems through analytical processes and reasoning; Consistency and Reliability; Project Management: Prioritizes work load and project needs based on deliverables; Judgment and Decision Making: Considers the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. Active Listening: Gives full attention to what others say, takes time to understand the points being made, asks questions as appropriate. Verbal Communication: Conveys information and ideas effectively; listens to and understands information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Written Communication: Conveys information and ideas effectively; understands information and ideas presented through written communications. Problem Sensitivity: Discerns when problems exist or are likely to occur and reacts appropriately; understands the need for urgency. Team Collaboration: Works effectively and cohesively with co-workers and other stakeholders. REQUIRES: Experience and Education: Master's degree in public health or health-focused public policy (or related field) or 3-5 years of relevant work experience. Experience interpreting medical or health services research literature. Experience in fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and dynamic non-profit environment is required. Demonstrated analytic skills; some experience performing rudimentary statistical analysis desirable. Proven proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint). Exceptional ability and desire to deliver quality customer service. Advancement Opportunity: One step - Senior Research Associate; Two steps - Research Manager. Physical Demands and Work Environment: Continuous standing, walking, and sitting throughout the day. Some travel may be required, including out of state. Some light lifting of up to 25 pounds may be required. Continuous typing and viewing of a computer screen may be required. Must be able to calmly and effectively work with high stress situations. TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to: Ty Williams, Manager, HR & Administration, Center for Medical Technology Policy HR@cmtpnet.org. Please let us know where you saw this posting.

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SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR - MATERNAL-CHILD NUTRITION
ATLANTA, GA

CARE is seeking a talented Senior Technical Advisor (STA) - Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition who will provide technical leadership for Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition (MICYN) to CARE's global efforts to improve nutritional outcomes, particularly for young children and women, improving survival, health and development, and breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty. Expected Travel: up to 40%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. The STA contributes to setting the strategic direction of the Unit, and brings a nutrition lens to food security and other nutrition sensitive programming taking place across CARE. Knowledge of the relationship between nutrition and Early Childhood Development (ECD) and the ability to integrate ECD programming and measurement into nutrition programs is advantageous. Primary Responsibilities: Technical and programmatic guidance and engagement; Management and supervision of staff; Build strategic partnerships; Support the Research, Knowledge and Learning team; Resource mobilization; As assigned by the Director, Nutrition Plus; Perform other duties assigned. PRIMARY SKILLS: At least 8 years of field experience in international development work of which a minimum of 5 years of experience needs to be in nutrition and/or child health programs. At least 3 of those years technical or management position, overseeing international health programs and supervising professional staff. Experience in strategy development, program design, implementation and evaluation of Nutrition and Food Security programs in both facility and community settings. Significant experience working with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - funded programs and knowledge of the USAID regulations and reporting. Interpersonal and intercultural communications skills. Proven ability to work in partnership with other professionals and organizations. Demonstrated abilities in strategic planning, management, fund raising and oversight of complex program initiatives. Experience in program design, monitoring, research and evaluation, and in providing technical assistance to program implementers. Knowledge of and experience in social and behavior change, and gender issues as they relate to health and nutrition. Excellent skills in written and spoken English; ability to communicate knowledge in a manner appropriate to diverse audiences. Must be thoroughly versed through training and experience, in the theory and practice of maternal, infant and child nutrition and food security programs (includes knowledge of theories, formative research, program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, other program management skills and fund raising). TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 462. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

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AREA MANAGER (HEALTH & NUTRITION)
BENTIU, SUDAN

CARE is seeking an Area Manager, Health and Nutrition in Bentiu. Expected Travel: up to 30%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. The December clashes in Juba quickly spread across the country, claiming thousands of lives. An estimated 708,900 people have been reported as internally displaced. As of 10 March, about 75,300 of them had sought refuge in United Nations (UN) bases. According to UNOCHA's 10 March 2014 situation report, an estimated 214,904 people have sought refuge in neighboring countries. The UN as well as organizations working across the country note that thousands more may still be hiding in the bush. The States most affected by the fighting are Unity, Upper Nile, Jonglei, Eastern and Central Equatoria. CARE South Sudan country program is responding to the ongoing emergency and is looking for a health and nutrition professional with experience in project management in emergency set up and in a very challenging working environment to join the CARE team in Unity State and support in Emergency Response Program. The area manager is responsible to ensure the high quality implementation of CARE's Program in Rubkona and Guit County in the most effective manner. In particular, s/he has to make every effort to ensure that the Program objectives/ outputs are achieved according to the work plan, the donor requirements and within the contracted project period. S/he will serve as manager of the projects teams in Rubkona and Cuit County in order to ensure the overall successful implementation, reporting and management of CARE's health and nutrition program as well as programming in WASH and livelihoods. Responsibilities and Tasks: Project Management; Financial/ Asset Management; Contract Management; Personnel Management; Government Liaison/ External Relations; Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS (Know-How): Public Health qualification with at least 5 years post graduate experience in management of health programs. A minimum of 5 years' experience project management and implementation within an INGO or related environment. Proven ability to develop and foster external organizational relationships and applied representation skills. Experience working in conflict settings/ insecure environments. Strong technical skills in public health, nutrition or related fields. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 463. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

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SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER - INTEGRATED NUTRITION PROGRAMS
ATLANTA, GA

CARE is seeking a talented Senior Program Officer (SPO) - Integrated Nutrition Programs who will provide program design and implementation support to Country Office teams and assist in the coordination of Headquarters (HQ) technical support to Nutrition at the Center Country Office (CO) programs for monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management. Expected Travel: up to 40%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. The SPO will also collaborate with other Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) unit teams to promote knowledge sharing and learning. The Senior Program Officer's primary responsibilities include collaborating with designated country offices and providing country specific support and expertise. He/She will liaise with country offices and collaborate with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Knowledge Management Advisors, Senior Analyst and other members of the team to ensure that CO program M&E plans and systems are rigorous, appropriate and contribute to the generation of knowledge so that learning from CO programs is captured and disseminated. Responsibilities also include supporting report preparation and proposal development with writing and editing when necessary. Primary Responsibilities: Collaboration with Country Offices; Promote learning and advocacy in collaboration with FNS RLA; Early childhood development (ECD); Participation in the FNS Unit; Other duties assigned to support team members and programs. PRIMARY SKILLS: Master's degree in public health or nutrition desired (or other relevant health specialization. 3-5 years' experience working in nutrition, health or food security programming with an international organization. Knowledge of community based approaches for program design and implementation. Familiarity with gender and empowerment programming. Excellent team work and interpersonal skills. Good organizational skills. Detail orientation. Demonstrated an understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Demonstrated experience with the project cycle from assessment through evaluation. Ability to operationalize programmatic strategies. Excellent verbal and written English communication skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relationships with government, donors, ministry officials, community leaders, and other development partners. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet software, and data processing. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 466. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

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AREA MANAGER
AGOK, SOUTH SUDAN

CARE has posted an opening for an Area Manager in Agok. Expected Travel: up to 50%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Unaccompanied; Funding: Approved. The disputes between the SPLA ruling party on the night of 15th December 2013 in the National capital of Juba, resulted into heavy fighting between SPLA PGFs and AGFs. The battles quickly spread to Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei States and caused thousands of displaced people who went to UNMISS PoC's bases in Juba, Bentiu, Malakal, Bor towns as well as to other areas in and beyond the international border to Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Sudan. OCHA estimates that 194,000 people have been displaced across five states, Central Equatorial, Unity, Lakes, Upper Nile, and Jonglei. It is estimated that around 30,000 IDPs have sought refuge in the two UN bases in Juba; 8,000 IDPs have reportedly sought refuge in the UN base in Bentiu and 3,000 in the UN base in Pariang. CARE South Sudan country program is responding to the ongoing emergency and is looking for a health and nutrition professional with experience in project management in emergency set up and in a very challenging working environment to join the CARE team in Unity State and support in Emergency Response Program. The incumbent will be based in Agok, South Sudan in the Mercy Corps compound and will travel, security allowing to Abienom and Mayom. The Area Manager is assigned to ensure the high quality implementation of the Health and Nutrition Program in Abienom and Mayom County in the most effective manner possible. In particular, to make every effort to ensure that the Program objectives/ outputs are achieved according to the work plan, the donor's requirement and within the contracted project period. Responsibilities and Tasks: Project implementation; Financial/ Asset Management; Contract Management; Personnel Management; Government Liaison/ External Relations. QUALIFICATIONS (Know- How): Public Health qualification with at least 5 years post graduate experience in management of health programs. A minimum of 5 years' experience project management and implementation within an INGO or related environment. Ability to develop and foster external organizational relationships and applied representation skills. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 452. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

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TECHNICAL ADVISOR, SOCIAL AND BEHAVIOR CHANGE COMMUNICATION
ATLANTA, GA

CARE is seeking a Technical Advisor (TA), Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC). Expected Travel: up to 40%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. CARE is a leading humanitarian and development organization dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice with a special emphasis on rights programming, gender equality, and women and girls. CARE works in a variety of contexts from protracted crises to stable development settings and recognizes that a good comprehensive assessment of the underlying drivers of food and nutrition insecurity point to poverty, gender inequity, non-inclusive governance, poor adaptation to climate change and the inability to manage other economic and political shocks and stressors. The importance of each of these factors will vary by context. To address these drivers of poverty, the CARE Food and Nutrition Security team pursues a two-pronged approach that focuses on a sequence of 'nutrition-specific' and 'nutrition-sensitive' interventions. Both pathways address humanitarian responses to acute shocks as well as developmental interventions that strengthen capacities and institutions to achieve food and nutritional security. Both pathways progress from externally derived support during emergencies, to household and community-led solutions, to systemic policy and institutional support for food and nutrition security solutions. The CARE USA Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) team leads CARE's work globally in this important area and has the overall goal of ensuring that households, women, and girls/ children realize just and sustainable food and nutrition security (CARE Food & Nutrition Security Strategy 2014-2019). To achieve this goal, the FNS Team has four strategic objectives (SO) with three cross-cutting themes: SO1: Increase capacity to prepare for, respond to, and adapt to climate change and economic and political shocks and stresses; SO 2: Strengthen sustainable smallholder agricultural systems to improve food and nutrition security for producers, workers and consumers; SO 3: Improve nutritional status of women, infants and children; SO4: Promote good governance and rights to ensure equitable and sustainable food and nutrition security for women and marginalized/ particularly vulnerable groups. The TA, SBCC will serve as a subject matter specialist with respect to the cultural, behavioral, cognitive and psychosocial factors associated with nutrition and food security, Water and Sanitation for Health (WASH), and maternal child health. S/he will maintain knowledge of the current literature in all areas of food and nutrition behavioral research globally, with particular attention to: determinants of behaviors; theoretical frameworks for individual behavior change and broader transformations of social norms; effectiveness of diverse behavioral approaches, including individual, small group, community and mass media interventions; and state-of-the-art in design and evaluation of SBCC activities. In this capacity, s/he will have responsibility to work collaboratively with Country Offices to analyze, develop proposals, and programmatic activities to change behaviors for improved food and nutrition security outcomes. This will include conducting field visits to review technical quality of behavioral interventions and communications materials, recommending changes as needed, supporting teams to improve SBCC practices, and improving capacity of staff. Additionally, s/he will work collaboratively with Food and Nutrition Security Unit staff and other Program, Partnerships, Learning (PPL) units, as appropriate, to provide technical and programmatic advice on strategies for social and behavior change on issues related to prevention and risk taking behaviors and demand generation for health services, including gender and power issues related to food and nutrition security. S/he will also be responsible for maintaining a network of scientific and professional contacts including researchers and practitioners in the field of nutrition and human behavior, and share new research findings with CARE staff and relevant partners. Furthermore, s/he will participate in international and national meetings, workshops and conferences dealing with the behavioral aspects of nutrition. Primary Responsibilities: Social and behavior change communication (SBCC) leadership; Collaboration with Country Offices; Collaborate with FNS Research, Learning and advocacy team; Resource mobilization. REQUIRED SKILLS: Master's degree or higher in public health, social psychology, health communications or other relevant behavioral/ social science field. Minimum five years professional experience with behavioral communications aspects of global health, including at least three years working on food and nutrition security programs within a developing country context. Demonstrated understanding of theories and frameworks relating to individual behavior change and broader social responses, and the evidence base for behavioral/ communications interventions and best practices. Hands-on experience designing, planning, implementing and evaluating behavioral interventions/ communication campaigns. Experience with developing and testing health/ development information, education and communication materials. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Willingness to travel several times each year to developing countries. Grant and proposal writing. Research methodology and analytical skills. TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2 461. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

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EVALUATION TEAM LEADER - USAID/EAST AFRICA
KENYA

IBTCI is seeking an Evaluation Team Leader - USAID/East Africa in Kenya. COMPANY PROFILE: International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI) is a Washington-based development consulting firm with over three decades of global multi-sectoral work for USAID, MCC, DfID, and numerous other public and private sector donors. We work extensively in Monitoring & Evaluation; priority practice areas include education and human/ institutional capacity development, health, economic growth, and democracy & governance. PROJECT BACKGROUND: IBTCI has been awarded a contract by USAID/East Africa under the ESPS IQC for a final evaluation of the APHIAplus Health Communication and Marketing (HCM) Program. The goal of the current program is to improve the health outcomes and impact for Kenyans through sustainable, country-led programs and partnerships. This is achieved through increased use of quality health services, products and information, and strengthened leadership, management and governance for sustained health behaviors. The program focuses on improved health outcomes in malaria, HIV, FP, and CS in Kenya. This is achieved through initiatives to improve the capability of the private health market to meet the needs of Kenyans through social marketing approaches. A subsidiary goal of this activity was to support local organizations in the overall implementation in line with USAID Forward objectives. The purpose of the evaluation is to conduct an end-of- activity evaluation that will establish the extent to which the expected outcomes have been met and which will also provide recommendations for future activities in the area of health communications and marketing. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: The Team Leader will be a senior expatriate (Health/ Population/ Nutrition/ HIV-AIDS Analyst) experienced in social marketing and communication and will have overall responsibility for fulfilling the requirements of this SOW. The following qualifications are required: Master's degree. Significant experience with behavior change communication and social marketing in the private sector. Three or more previous experiences as a team leader for a health program evaluation. 10+ years of extensive international experience related to health programs. 7+ years in evaluating donor-funded activities. TO APPLY: please email your cover letter, CV, AID1420 and three references to recruiting@ibtci.com in a message with the subject "Evaluation Team Leader - USAID/East Africa".

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
NEW YORK

New York University College of Nursing is seeking an Assistant Director of Global Partnership Development. New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN) is a leader in nursing education and research. The NYUCN Global division conducts research and implements programs that address health disparities, inform clinical practice and education, and advance science to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities in the United States and throughout the world. We are now interviewing for a dynamic team player with experience in grant writing, proposal development, fundraising strategies, and new business and partnership solicitation and support. REQUIRES: The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience working in health or development outside of the US, including in low- and middle-income countries. Knowledge of, and experience with, programs funded by USAID, US Department of State, World Bank, foundations, corporate social responsibility programs, and other relevant sources including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is necessary. A Master's degree in public health, international development, clinical research or a related field is required. NYU offers a superior benefits package, which includes NYU tuition for self and eligible family members, generous vacation, medical, dental, and pension plans. TO APPLY for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter online at www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52181. We accept online applications only. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

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RESEARCH AND MATRIX ADVISOR
WASHINGTON, DC

Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do - believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services - from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. Program Overview: Evidence to Action for Strengthened Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services for Women and Girls (E2A) is USAID's global flagship project for strengthening quality FP/RH service delivery. The project is designed to reduce unmet need by scaling-up proven best practices (BPs) to ensure that women and girls receive and use quality services through all stages of the reproductive life cycle. By promoting healthy FP/RH behaviors, gender-equality, and compelling evidence for FP use, E2A will directly support the principles of the USG Global Health Initiative (GHI). This five-year project is led by Pathfinder International in partnership with the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), IntraHealth International, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Partners in Expanding Health Quality and Access/ ExpandNet, and PATH. Position Purpose: The Research and Metrics Advisor contributes to E2A Project research and evaluation activities in order to increase global support for the use of evidence-based best practices to improve family planning and reproductive health services access and quality. S/he contributes to the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities to measure the overall E2A project performance against established goals and objectives, and report on project achievements. The Research and Metrics Advisor also contributes to the development of tools for field offices and local implementing partners to collect data and assists, as needed, to analyze and present data. In addition, the Research and Metrics Advisor assists in the preparation of project reports for dissemination to USAID and the global health community. Key Responsibilities: Work with the Director of M&E to implement monitoring and evaluation plans, including identifying appropriate indicators, entering and analyzing project data, and reporting project achievements against project objectives. Track project achievements/ deliverables and implementation of planned/ proposed project activities. Under the guidance of the M&E Director and as needed, develop/ adapt data collection tools, including survey questionnaires, key informant interview schedules, facility assessment and supervision instruments, as well as relevant training materials for country program use. As needed, assist field supported programs to develop data recording and reporting tools and train them to collect data required to measure progress against project targets and objectives. As needed, assist the Director of M&E to design and facilitate implementation and analysis of baseline surveys for new activities. This may include contributions to survey instruments, survey protocol, and reviewing consultant reports and other deliverables. Verify data quality and prepare data for performance review by the Project Director. Compile quarterly programmatic reports and ad-hoc technical highlights for dissemination to USAID and global health community as appropriate. Contribute to the development, review and dissemination of E2A technical papers and briefs as appropriate. Assist in Interpreting project data for project technical staff and managers, and with identification of action points and lessons learned. Participate in conducting literature and systematic reviews on FP/RH Best Practices. Represent E2A in professional meetings, conferences and presentations. Participate in project midterm and final evaluations. Respond to E2A Project Partners' requests for programmatic information. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of M&E and Project Director. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in demography, statistics, social sciences, health information management or related field. Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience designing, implementing and overseeing monitoring and evaluation tasks for health and/or development projects. Proven technical skills in monitoring and evaluation, including, at a minimum, data collection planning and implementation (routine or survey) and timely data analysis, synthesis, and communication of results. Familiarity with international indicators and standard measurement tools in the areas of reproductive health/ family planning, maternal and neonatal health, HIV & AIDS and other relevant technical areas. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills. Competency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and ACCESS, and at least one statistical software package (SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA). Experience in use of data to inform decision-making, planning, and performance monitoring. Demonstrated ability to work with various constituencies, preferably including field offices. Fluency in both written and spoken English. Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to effectively convey technical material to both expert and lay audiences. Ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 15 % as needed. Comfortable with a team approach and the ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks and short deadlines. Strong attention to detail and commitment to accuracy of work produced. On-the-ground work in field-based programs in Africa, Asia and/or Near East Region. Knowledge of USAID reporting requirements. Additional language capabilities in Spanish, Portuguese and/or French. Knowledgeable in special challenges faced in the developing world in the areas of reproductive health/ family planning, HIV/AIDS, post- abortion care, adolescent health and service quality assurance. Formal training in monitoring and evaluating health projects. Experience with database construction and/or management. TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, please apply online at: http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment-opportunities/. Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS - E2A
WASHINGTON, DC

Pathfinder International is seeking a Director of Communications - E2A. Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do - believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services - from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. Project Overview: Evidence to Action for Strengthened Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services for Women and Girls (E2A) is USAID's global flagship project for strengthening quality FP/RH service delivery. The project is designed to reduce unmet need by scaling-up proven best practices (BPs) to ensure that women and girls receive and use quality services through all stages of the reproductive life cycle. By promoting healthy FP/RH behaviors, gender-equality, and compelling evidence for FP use, E2A will directly support the principles of the USG Global Health Initiative (GHI). This five-year project is led by Pathfinder International in partnership with the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), IntraHealth International, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Partners in Expanding Health Quality and Access/ ExpandNet, and PATH. Position Purpose: The Director of Communications will increase the profile and disseminate the project's work and messages through planning and implementation of all project communication activities, including events and publications such as fact sheets, success stories, press releases, press briefings, op- ed articles, letters to the editor, etc. Key Responsibilities: Manages and prepares for site visits as well as develop related supporting documents for site visits by high-ranking USG delegations including, but not limited to USAID senior management. Increases the profile and disseminates the project's work and messages through planning and implementation of all project communication activities. Actively participates in defining the project mission, vision and identity as well as the strategy to achieve the work plans. Prepares communication plans and activities to support meetings and other special events. Develops and executes an annual communications plan to establish clear communications goals and priorities in collaboration with supervisor and key E2A staff. Recommends, develops and executes an E2A e-marketing strategy and program to include current and emerging media (e-newsletter, social media, SEO, etc.). Develops and executes a proactive, strategic media relations program to raise visibility of E2A, including the creation of a targeted media contact database. Monitors and leverages online conversations and breaking news as appropriate to highlight E2A priority outputs and successes. Reviews and approves content for publication on the E2A website, external websites and blogs, including Pathfinder International's, to ensure consistency of messaging and content and alignment with E2A and USAID priorities. Reviews and approves content for E2A's monthly e-newsletter to ensure consistency of messaging and content and alignment with E2A and USAID priorities. Provides training to stakeholders on media relations and work to increase media coverage and attention for the improvement of health systems and its impact on health outcomes. Helps develop a program to enlist the support of businesses and corporations to advance the project's mission. Provides day-to-day management and coordination of communication activities. Writes and edits regular and ad hoc reports to USAID. Liaises with Pathfinder home office on final report preparation and submission. Performs other duties as assigned. Basic REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in public health, education, communication, public policy, international development or related field. Minimum of seven years of relevant experience. Experience in international development and global health required, knowledge of international programs, strategies, donors and organizations strongly preferred. Demonstrated excellence in writing and editing for a variety of mediums. Excellent presentation and public communication skills. Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Experience in work that relates to government relations is a plus. Ability to network and facilitate strong working relationships between partners. Understanding of knowledge management and experience adopting, adapting, and applying knowledge to communicate more effectively. Experience developing and maintaining databases preferred. Strong interpersonal skills and to work as part of a team with varying levels of staff spread across a range of geographic locations. Self- starter able to work proactively and independently. Experience in organizing and implementing events and programs. Ability to work with large, complex global projects. Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally. TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, please apply online at: http://www.pathfinder.org/about- us/careers/employment-opportunities/. Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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E2A PROJECT DIRECTOR
WASHINGTON, DC

Pathfinder International is seeking an E2A Project Director in Washington, DC. Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do - believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services - from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. Program Overview: Evidence to Action for Strengthened Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services for Women and Girls (E2A) is USAID's global flagship project for strengthening quality FP/RH service delivery. The project is designed to reduce unmet need by scaling-up proven best practices (BPs) to ensure that women and girls receive and use quality services through all stages of the reproductive life cycle. By promoting healthy FP/RH behaviors, gender-equality, and compelling evidence for FP use, E2A will directly support the principles of the USG Global Health Initiative (GHI). This five-year project is led by Pathfinder International in partnership with the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), IntraHealth International, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Partners in Expanding Health Quality and Access/ ExpandNet, and PATH. Position Purpose: The Project Director has overall responsibility for leading and managing the project to achieve its intended impact in strengthening quality FP/RH service delivery (facility and community based) and globally increasing family planning use. S/he provides strategic leadership and managerial oversight of the administrative, programmatic, technical, and operational aspects of the project. The Project Director oversees the day- to-day work and is responsible for the effective use and deployment of staff and financial resources to achieve project targets. S/he is accountable for all aspects of the project's effective management, including financial and budgetary oversight, timely implementation of activities, and stakeholder relationship management. The Project Director prominently positions the project as a leader in the field of FP/RH and as a successful partner in the development and cost effective implementation of USAID funded programs. S/he is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with USAID, Government agencies, and other RH/FP programs operating globally. Key Responsibilities: Provide strategic direction of project activities. Develop and update the project strategic plan, ensuring that programmatic directions are technically sound, evidence-based and consistent with international priorities. Ensure that project performance objectives and mandated deliverables such as technical activities, annual work plans and programmatic/ financial/ technical reports are carried out in a timely fashion and meet the highest quality standards. Provide leadership and direction to monitoring and evaluation strategies, frameworks, plans and indicators to capture project performance and results. Lead a periodic implementation review process to monitor progress and to identify specific actions that may be needed to achieve expected results. In collaboration with project staff, establish and maintain the ongoing administrative and financial operations of project offices, ensuring compliance with Pathfinder International's policy and USAID contract provisions. Ensure that appropriate security guidelines and procedures are established, maintained, updated regularly and adhered to by the staff in all project offices. Employ appropriate management procedures to ensure that all resources are in place, adhered to, and in compliance with donor rules and regulations. Work with Pathfinder International Headquarters to develop policies and procedures that improve efficiency and quality. Select, hire, and supervise staff and subcontractors; assign roles and responsibilities, manage performance. Develop, monitor and revise budget pipeline and conduct monthly reviews to ensure accountability of all project activities as well as the accurate and timely reporting of finance deliverables. Manage funds and approve expenditures in accordance with Pathfinder International and USAID procedures, cost principles, and regulations. In coordination with Pathfinder International Contracts Officer, contract with and manage local individuals/ organizations for identified tasks according to USAID and Pathfinder International procedures. Negotiate consultancy agreements and develop capacity of local partners in mandated program areas. Partner successfully with Pathfinder International's Vice President of Programs and Headquarters financial, technical, and operations backstop officers by providing accurate and timely reporting and updates on the project progress and difficulties. Cultivate and strengthen positive, productive relationships with USAID, partners, Ministry of Health and other governmental agencies ensuring that Pathfinder International is consistently viewed as an effective implementing partner in meeting and achieving project targets. Manage and coordinate activities of subcontractors and partners to create synergy and ensure that project responsibilities are carried out in accordance with donor regulations. Document project achievements for communications materials such as the annual reports, brochures, and website updates. Assist Development teams in planning for and developing proposal submissions for field support. Represent E2A and Pathfinder in relevant interagency working groups and international conferences. Perform other tasks to ensure effective implementation of the project as required. Basic REQUIREMENTS: At least 10 years of experience in designing and implementing health service delivery strengthening projects, with five of these years spent managing large, complex family planning projects while living in developing countries. A Master's Degree or higher in public health, social sciences, health systems, nursing administration, management, or a related advanced degree. Demonstrated international credibility as a leader in health and health service delivery strengthening in developing countries. Demonstrated experience in successfully fulfilling performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities. Significant operations and financial management experience in developing countries. Proven experience in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating development and intervention activities, preferably with USAID, WHO, or other donor organizations working in the health sector. Direct senior staff supervision experience required. In-depth knowledge of public and/or private health systems, decentralization of services, and the latest professional developments in FP/RH. Demonstrated management skills working with complex programs involving short deadlines, multiple tasks, intense pressure to perform, and coordination with multiple partners. Thorough understanding of and ability to analyze financial documents, projections, expenditures and accruals. Excellent diplomatic, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills. Demonstrated capabilities in institutional capacity building, and high-level strategic visioning and leadership. Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relations with senior Government personnel, international organizations, NGO partners, host country governments, and U. S. Government Agencies. Demonstrated ability to manage, motivate, mentor and direct all levels of staff while creating a positive team environment. Familiarity with community-based approaches for service delivery and procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects. Excellent knowledge of the political, social, economic, and cultural context of working globally and thorough understanding of applicable US Government regulations and administrative procedures. Strong presentation skills including the ability to present results and products to USAID and other key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Health. Expert computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Must be fluent in English. Position requires up to 25% travel depending upon program needs. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in FP integration with MNCH, nutrition and HIV/AIDS is highly desirable. Experience managing USAID funded activities preferred. Proficiency in a second language is desirable. Please Note: This is a two year position that is funded through September 2016. TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, please apply online at: http://www.pathfinder.org/about- us/careers/employment-opportunities/. Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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