Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Global Health Research Coordinator-UW/Central America


Req #:




Appointing Department Web Address:

Job Location:

Harborview Medical Center

Job Location Detail:

Ninth and Jefferson Building

Posting Date:


Closing Info:

Closes On 06/07/2011


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply:

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Our Department of Global Health has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator.

The Department of Global Health was formally launched in 2007 and is a joint endeavor of the UW School of Medicine and the School of Public Health. The Department was made possible by generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and additional support from the University of Washington and the state of Washington. Our goal as a Department is to address the causes of, and provide solutions for, disparities in health around the globe. The Department is uniquely positioned to take on this challenge. We have six centers and more than 140 faculty working in global health across 70 countries. We are not only located in an epicenter of global health but we are an epicenter for global health education. Since the Department's inception, our leaders have looked beyond the six schools of health science (medicine, public health, nursing, social work, pharmacy, and dentistry) to expand the scope of global health to all 17 schools and colleges at the University.

Research Coordinator Purpose:
To provide technical support to reproductive and maternal health colleagues and assist in developing a strategic plan for research and programs in maternal/child/reproductive health in Latin America. Coordinate collaborative research efforts between the Department of Global Health and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington. Work with Mexican Institute of Public Health and Guatemalan colleagues in the implementation and evaluation of PRONTO2 (Programa de Rescate Obst├ętrico Neonatal: Tratamiento Optimo y Oportuna (Obstetric and Neonatal Simulation Training Program)) in southern Mexico, Guatemala, and other countries pending funding. Provide technical and writing support to develop a research protocol for a large-scale implementation project to validate PRONTO2 in Central America. This position requires excellent scientific writing and editing skills. Written and spoken Spanish language skills are essential.

Research Coordinator Duties:

 Provide technical and writing support for the preparation of institutional review board applications, progress reports, grant applications, and program manuals in English and Spanish

 Communicate with Mexican (National Institute of Public Health), Guatemalan and other international counterparts to assess and assure progress of PRONTO2 and other implementation projects.

 Develop and support effective partnerships with local and international institutes and centers to enhance collaborate efforts in maternal/child/reproductive health in Latin America (ITECH, HAI, GAPPS)

 Provide technical support for data management, data analysis and manuscript preparation

 Assist with fiscal responsibilities and other activities required for multinational grant management

 Assist with preparation of institutional review board applications, progress reports, manuscripts, manuals and grant applications in English and Spanish

 Maintain and update PRONTO2 website

 Assist as needed with coordination of training program activities, including scheduling seminars and advising international sites on program and university policies and procedures

 Assist with other projects according to program needs and expansion

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on benefits for this position, click here. Education/Experience
Masters in Public Health AND two years experience managing international research projects and collaborating with international colleagues are required.

Ability to work as a member of a multi-cultural and multi-lingual team. Highly motivated to participate in maintaining ongoing international research and initiating new research. Ability to negotiate and develop partnerships at all levels, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct. Excellent Spanish and English writing and editing skills are important as are interpersonal and communication skills.

Additional Experience
Experience managing international research projects and collaborating with international colleagues. Experience with technical and grant writing. Experience working in Latin America. Familiarity with international maternal and neonatal health issues and program development.

Written and spoken English and Spanish.

 Background in technical writing

 Familiarity with UW administrative systems: FIN, PAS, SDB, HEPPS

 Experience with administration of federal grants of Employment: A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.

Application Process:
Part of the application process for this position includes two required assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process: a Cover Letter assessment, where you will have the opportunity to provide a cover letter for this specific position; and the Employment Eligibility Assessment. (If you have taken the Employment Eligibility Assessment already while applying to a job at the UW, you won't need to take it again). The assessment(s) will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select "Apply to this Position" on this job announcement. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready.Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until the assessments are complete.

To apply:

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452(tty) or

Health Workforce Development Team Lead

Washington, DC
Contact: Dr. Kate Tulenko,

CapacityPlus is USAID’s flagship project to address the global health worker shortage and maldistribution. The project is expected to strengthen the human resources needed to implement quality health programs and meet the MDGs through working in five main result areas. One of these areas is strengthening human resources for health (HRH) workforce development, with a strong focus on pre-service education. The Health Workforce Development Team Lead will lead and manage CapacityPlus’ efforts in this area. Emphasis will be placed on scaling up health worker education and improving the management of health professional schools in low-resources settings, including exploring and implementing innovative financing schemes, and cost-effective approaches to scaling up, and working collaboratively with faith-based organizations. S/he is also responsible for managing and overseeing activities in the areas of information communication technology (ICT) and health worker training; effective use of performance needs assessments as they relate to health worker education, as well as in-service education initiatives including a large ongoing project in e-Health, and continuing professional development for health professionals.

The Team Lead will possess extremely strong management and strategic thinking and planning skills. S/he will work closely with the project’s Deputy Director to build on current project activities and integrate documented promising practices into project plans to achieve the greatest impact on high quality health worker production in HRH crisis countries. S/he must be entrepreneurially-minded, with a great sense of urgency toward activity timelines and timely completion of project deliverables. S/he will be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize existing and new projects in the context of workplan priorities.

The Team Lead heads CapacityPlus’ efforts to expand and apply our technical approaches and initiatives in the management of pre-service education strengthening in low-resource settings. S/he provides expertise and consultation on pre-service education scale-up and management issues and travels to assist in project implementation and quality assurance. The Team Lead works with staff of the CapacityPlus global project and in IntraHealth country offices to ensure that they have pre-service education management/scale-up knowledge and skills appropriate to the job, and that the CapacityPlus project/IntraHealth has the capacity to deliver excellent project results.
The Team Lead also represents IntraHealth’s health worker education management work externally. This includes strategizing and planning with staff, donors, partners, and colleagues. S/he provides technical leadership on pre-service education scale-up and management topics and program experience in global health fora.
This position is based in Washington, DC and will report to the Deputy Director of CapacityPlus. S/he works closely with other senior technical advisors, senior program managers, the operations team, and others involved in program design and implementation.

• Oversee and manage all result-area activities; conduct weekly team meetings and keep up-to-date progress and status reports.
• Hire and manage relevant consultants as needed.
• Delegate result-area activities and tasks to appropriate staff or consultants and closely review progress and deliverables.
• Provide leadership to oversee a Health Professional Education Management Advisory Board.
• Facilitate the use of relevant global published literature and make recommendations on how to apply the most up-to-date practices.
• Build CapacityPlus’/IntraHealth’s technical capacity in pre-service, in-service, and continuing education.
• Act as a liaison with partners including the WHO, ICN, and the Medical and Nursing Education Partnership Initiatives (MEPI and NEPI).
• Oversee case studies on the effectiveness of school management capabilities and coordinate review of developed tools to assist schools in improving their management.
• Improve management capacity of tertiary health professional schools, including organizational structure, business processes, and financing and budgeting, so that they can produce more high quality health workers with existing resources.
• Assist CapacityPlus’ ICT team in the development and use of open-source school management software.
• Along with CapacityPlus’ ICT team, oversee the development and use of a software application and curricula to bring key technical updates to rural health workers via mobile phones.
• Engage diaspora health workers in capacity development dialogue and efforts in their home countries; assist in developing high-impact strategies for involving diaspora workers in HRH capacity building.
• Provide technical assistance to health professional schools in developing countries to improve the management of pre-service education institutions.
• Work collaboratively with other CapacityPlus and IntraHealth staff on other projects in developing countries, providing technical input as requested.
• Provide regular technical updates for CapacityPlus and IntraHealth staff via presentations, e-mail, teleconferences, blogs, etc.
• Provide updates to field staff as needed, using an array of communication approaches appropriate to specific country settings (e.g. teleconferencing, posting to portal pages or e-mail, travel, and one-on-one consultation).
• Foster communication on pre-service education-related topics and successes across projects and across countries.
• An advanced degree in public health, higher education, management or other related field and a minimum of eight years professional public health and/or development experience (or a PhD and 6 years experience, or an equivalent combination of higher education and experience)
• 5 or more years experience in health workforce preferred; ideally in pre-service or in-service education with strong knowledge of and/or practical experience in national pre-service education assessments, workforce policy and planning, human resource development and management, management of education systems, leadership development, performance improvement, and delivering or evaluating health professionals’ education
• Strong leadership, management, and strategic thinking skills
• Sense of urgency toward timely completion of scheduled deliverables
• Experience meeting complex technical assistance requirements and monitoring several concurrent projects/activities with a results-oriented focus
• Experience providing technical assistance in a low-resource setting is preferred
• Experience with USG/USAID-funded technical assistance projects a strong plus
• Proactive, self-starter with the ability to work alone and in teams in a collegial and collaborative manner
• Excellent technical writing skills
• Superior interpersonal and intercultural skills (e.g., working with partners in the US, regional and country offices, and in host countries)
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required; ability to work in one foreign language (Spanish or French) desired
• High level of computer literacy in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet
• Ability to travel 20% of the time

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Kate Tulenko,

The CapacityPlus Partnership

IntraHealth International, Inc.

Tel. 1 202 407 9473

LanguageMate Data Analytics/Research Associate (NYC)

LanguageMate is looking for a Data Analyst/Research Associate. This is an
excellent opportunity if you love data and understand how research analysis
can affect a company’s business focus and future. We are looking for
talented indivuals that are passionate about what software and technology
can positively do to support the medical community.

I have included the job description below, and if you are interested, please
contact Jennifer Goldin at<>

LanguageMate is positioned to be the leader in medical software that
supports the patient-provider experience as well as innovative healthcare
process solutions. We currently have one product in market and are planning
to launch two new products by the end of 2011. We turn great ideas into
game-changing technology solutions that enable better and more efficient
care across the entire continuum. LanguageMate is dedicated to changing the
face of healthcare one interaction at a time.

*Data Analytics/Research Associate *

LanguageMate’s analytics and research focus on developing innovative
solutions for healthcare providers and patients through technology and
media. The Data Analyst/Research Associate will carry out
analytical/research functions related to:

· Fully understand statistical analysis – be able to take raw data
and compile it into story format for presentation

· Collect, analyze and manage data to forecast impact on patient
health outcomes, provider workflow, and revenues utilizing social and health
science research methods

· Manage projects as it relates to the coordination of data and
information across our products

· Provide comparative data to internal clients to aid in decision
making processes

· Organize and coordinate focus groups and interviews with research

· Administer surveys to a diverse set of participants, including
English-speaking and limited English proficient patients, administrators and
front-line providers

· Organize and conduct field research studies

· Conduct literature reviews and help in developing research
protocols, including research instruments- both quantitative and qualitative

· Work with other research personnel to ensure timely completion of
all projects

· Work cross functionally between Product Management and Content
Development groups in the company

· Nurture relationships and coordinate research activities with
pilot sites

· Perform other various research related duties as needed


We are seeking a dynamic candidate who can work effectively in a
small-business environment. Position requires superb written and verbal
communication skills. Applicants should have demonstrated organizational,
and resource-management skills. Applicants should posses the following

- 1-3 years experience in data analytics and research
- Ability to think, work independently, multi-task, analyze problems in a
critical manner, and arrive at innovative solutions
- Familiarity with social science research methodologies, quantitative
analysis, and human subjects research
- Proficiency in SPSS
- Ability to use Excel, Powerpoint and MS Word
- Prior experience with all aspects of the research process including:
submissions of grants and proposals, recruitment, data
collection/management, study compliance including IRB is a plus
- Familiarity with market research methodologies is a plus
- Written and oral fluency in Spanish is a plus
- Start-up experience a huge plus

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The company offers
competitive benefits, including health insurance, 401(k), and pre-tax

Equal Employment Opportunity
Transcendent International, LLC (LanguageMate) is an equal
employment/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital/or
parental status, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veterans
status, or any other classification protected by applicable Federal, State,
or Municipal Law.

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Safe Motherhood Program at the University of California San Francisco

The Safe Motherhood Program at the University of California San
Francisco is currently hiring for the Lusaka Coordinator position. The
position is full time with a start date of
7/15/11. Candidates can apply directly online through the UCSF Careers
page and input the req ID # 35590BR -

Job Code and Payroll Title: 7234 ANALYST I

Job Title: Lusaka Coordinator

Req Number: 35590BR

Position Start Date: July 15, 2011

Required Qualifications: BA/BS with a major in a related field and one
year of experience in administrative analysis or operations research;
or an equivalent combination of education and experience; at least
three months of experience in a developing country; excellent
attention to detail, good organizational skills; competent in EXCEL;
proficient in Word, Internet; problem Solving Skills.

Note: Fingerprinting and background check required.

Preferred Qualifications: MPH or master's in related field; experience
with research; ability to train, mentor and guide others; experience
with data management systems; knowledge of maternal health issues;
experience in Africa.

Job Summary: The Lusaka Coordinator is responsible for data
management, reporting, site administration and project support on a
Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial (CRCT) for the Non-pneumatic Anti
Shock Garment (NASG). The study, supported by NIH/NICHD and the Bill
and Melinda Gates Foundation, is to demonstrate if the NASG saves the
lives of women hemorrhaging in childbirth. The candidate will be
required to live full time in Lusaka, Zambia. Duties include providing
research, administrative and logistical support to the study. Duties
would include all forms of clinical trial coordination for this
hospital and clinic based study, including data form review for
completeness and accuracy, case tracking, logistics and supplies,
training coordinators and data collector/clinicians on clinical and
study protocol adherence, completion of protocol violation and adverse
event documentation, administrative oversight and mentoring and
supervising student interns (medical, nursing, midwifery, and public
health students).

The Lusaka Study Coordinator will serve as part of the Safe Motherhood
Team of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Department of
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF; will serve
as the local liaison between the NASG studies in Lusaka, Zambia and
the investigators and project staff at UCSF; will serve as the
administrative and research team leader for Lusaka, collaborate with
the UCSF Copperbelt, Zambia Coordinator as a peer, and will report
directly to Elizabeth Butrick, the NASG Study Director in San
Francisco. Willing to commit for at least 6 months, with a possible
extension depending on the availability of funds.

Note: Position to end six months from the date of hire, with the
possibility to be extended.

Dept. of State Bureau of International Organization Affairs

Additionally for US citizens who apply to one of these opportunities and make the short list for interview for a permanent or fixed term position, the Dept of State Bureau of International Organization Affairs can provide advice and assistance to you in the process. Contact Employment or call 202-736-4825.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Specimen Data Coordinator (AD-23768)
About Us
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, the Center’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Hutchinson Center, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Join us and make a difference!
About the Department
The Uganda Program on Cancer and Infectious Diseases (UPCID) is part of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD) at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC). UPCID is a joint research effort by Uganda Cancer Institute and FHCRC. Together, we work to:
• Support cutting-edge research of infectious disease and cancer
• Improve patients' access to clinical care
• Train the next generation of researchers to combat infection-associated cancers
Job Summary
Coordinates specimen and related data collection for research studies. Responsible for the intake, collection, coordination, processing, and quality control of specimens and related data.
The Specimen Coordinator is a key member of the Uganda Program team and will be responsible for the oversight and day-to-day operations related to specimen collection, testing, and management in an international research setting. Under general direction of the Laboratory Operations Manager and Research Operations Manager, the Specimen Coordinator will independently manage the daily organization and coordination of specimen and laboratory related issues with studies involving involving multiple investigators and research staff in the US and Uganda. This position requires working with a high level of independence and initiative. Candidate should be able to think strategically about data management. Candidate should have the ability to establish priorities, multitask, and work proactively and independently as well as part of a larger team. This position includes the exciting opportunity for travel to sites in Africa.
Major Duties
Specimen Management :
• Manage multi-site specimen repository; serve as the repository “gate keeper”. Coordinate sample movement between repository sites and collaborating laboratories, both domestic and international.
• Manage specimen inventory databases.
• Manage any QC specimen database issues. Independently perform QC/QA to ensure data integrity. Evaluate and implement changes to the database as needed.
• Research novel specimen collection and/or specimen handling/processing modalities, source supplies, cost-out various options, and facilitate implementation of new procedures, such as training of site staff.
• Coordinate all international and domestic specimen and specimen supply shipouts, including dry ice and liquid nitrogen shipments. This will require trouble-shooting during off hours (evenings and weekends) when problems arise.
• Procure and ship lab and clinic research study supplies and equipment, identify regional or global vendors as needed; implement and oversee multi-site inventory management systems.
Research Protocol Development and Compliance:
• Assist Principle Investigators in the design of project/study methods related to specimen collection and laboratory research assays.
• Develop research materials pertaining to laboratory assays on a per study basis.
• Ensure relevant approvals are obtained in advance of initiating studies, and that international and national regulations are met (including but not limited to Material Transfer Agreements, agreements with local regulatory bodies, and CDC permits, national and international IRB approvals, etc) by working with regulatory personnel.
• Develop and manage portions of study budgets that pertain to laboratory operations and ensure expenditures are in accordance with grant/contract guidelines.
• Independently advise research study managers regarding established policies, procedures; select/recommend alternative courses of action.
• Liaise with all contract laboratories for agreements on current and future studies, billing & payment. Manage all contract laboratory agreements.
• Facilitate transition and elevation of site towards GCP compliance for pending research clinical trials.
Training & oversight:
• Author laboratory support documents (including Work Practice Guidelines, SOPs, and manuals) and train and oversee international site staff.
• Miscellaneous:
• Devise a variety reports to facilitate critical decision-making by investigators, as well as specimen inventory reports for site review and correction.
• Assist with report writing for grants, ie annual updates.
• Attend team meetings and conference calls.
Perform other responsibilities as required.
Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences or related field and at least three years of related work experience.
• Experience developing and managing budgets.
• Moderate level of competency in Microsoft Excel and Access, including writing and executing queries, and creating simple databases.
• High level of attention to detail, organizational skills, and a commitment to accuracy.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to problem solve and work independently as well as provide guidance and oversight to subordinates.
• Ability to effectively work with international study teams and research site personnel.
• Ability to travel independently to international sites at least twice a year.
Preferred Qualifications
• Experience managing a specimen repository and/or research laboratory experience.
• Experience managing specimen QA programs.
• Experience working on clinical research trials.
• Flexibility with shifting priorities, work schedule, and local technology challenges.
• Experience working with a team in which members are off site.
• International work experience.
• Assertiveness with respect to potential demands of the program.
To Apply
For more information about the position and to apply, please visit the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center website at and search for Job# AD-23768.

Global Health Fellows Program

Global Health Fellows Program
Technical Advisor Level I: Saving Lives at Birth Program Technical Advisor
Maternal and Child Health Division, Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development
Location: Washington, DC
Assignment: Two year fellowship

The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute (PHI) in partnership with the Harvard School of Public Health, Management Systems International, and Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. GHFP is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

The goal of GHFP is to improve the effectiveness of USAID Population, Health and Nutrition programs by developing and increasing capacity of health professionals in Washington, DC and overseas. This is accomplished through the recruitment, placement and support of junior, mid and senior level health professionals; a diversity initiative focused on providing internship and mentoring opportunities in international public health to underrepresented communities; and professional and organizational development activities to bolster USAID’s ability to maximize results and strengthen its leadership role in global health.

Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development was launched on March 9, 2011 to seek innovative prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in rural, low-resource settings. This partnership leverages the collective resources of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and The World Bank. Partners expect to provide nearly $14 million for this grant program’s first round of funding. Over five years, the partners aim to invest at least $50 million in groundbreaking and sustainable projects with the potential to have a transformative effect on the lives of pregnant women and their babies in the hardest to reach corners of the world.

The challenge addresses the period when women and their newborns are most vulnerable. Currently, a pregnant African woman is 135 times more likely to die during childbirth than some of her Western counterparts. The goal of Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development is to change the tide on this staggering statistic in Africa and across all regions.

The request for applications issued during the launch of this challenge seeks strong proposals which include bold ideas that look beyond conventional approaches in three main areas: (1) developing new technologies; (2) creating more reliable and efficient ways to deliver health services; and (3) engaging communities in novel ways and furthering understanding of the benefits to both mother and child when they receive health care at the time of birth. USAID will manage the grants application and review process for the expected award of 28 grants, and the Agency will also manage 15 of these grants.

The Saving Lives at Birth Program Technical Advisor (the Advisor) serves as a member of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Division within the Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition (HIDN) in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health. Under the programmatic guidance of the Senior Public Health Advisor, the Advisor provides technical assistance, strategic coordination, and oversight to the management of the Saving Lives at Birth grants and to the development of a community of innovators working on this topic. S/he ensures effective communication among awardees and grand challenge partners and assists with the dissemination of lessons learned and new advances both within this community and to external audiences.

The Advisor liaises with diverse units and teams in USAID (e.g., throughout different divisions and offices within the Bureau for Global Health, with other Agency technical and geographic Bureaus; and with Missions) and USAID partners (e.g., other US Government agencies; private sector entities, grant awardees and other relevant collaborating agencies) to ensure the effective functioning of a community of practice associated with innovations around Saving Lives at Birth. S/he also assists the HIDN Divisions in supporting USAID’s strategies, policies, and programming for maternal and newborn health and the Bureau for Global Health’s leadership in innovation, research and development of private sector strategies and partnerships, particularly as these pertain to new technologies, better delivery of health services, and community engagement to improve health outcomes for women and their children.

The Saving Lives at Birth Program Technical Advisor provides:

Technical assistance for the development of a community of innovators working on new solutions to maternal and newborn survival

  • Ensures mechanisms for communication among awardees and partners; advises on the use of different mechanisms to maintain a vibrant network of innovators centered on the Saving Lives at Birth grantees, but that also includes other innovators in this topic area
  • Develops technical briefs and presentations for dissemination at networking events, webinars and/or conferences related to Grand Challenges partnerships, innovations or maternal and newborn health. Develops other communications materials focusing on progress and achievements of Saving Lives at Birth grantees
  • Keeps abreast of major developments in integrated maternal and newborn health, innovative programming, new technologies and service delivery approaches, operations research, new media solutions for effective networking and collaboration, USAID strategies and programs, and relevant activities of other donors and partners
  • Participates in and presents at international and domestic meetings, workshops and conferences. Participates in technical working groups and inter- and intra-agency groups to promote a shared understanding of and address issues focusing on new technologies or approaches to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes
  • Supports the analysis, packaging, and use of Saving Lives at Birth research results and lessons produced by grantees and their partners and contributes to strengthening processes for provision of technical assistance and for effectively disseminating results to influence global and national policies and strategies

Grants management and Grand Challenge program development

  • Monitors and evaluates the status, progress and implementation of USAID-managed Saving Lives at Birth projects (and Saving Lives at Birth projects of other donors), ensuring consistency with USAID policy, principles of the grand challenge, and adherence to negotiated milestones; travels to partner organization headquarters and field sites as necessary
  • Provides technical assistance to develop annual program processes focusing on procurement and review of key project deliverables. Prepares solicitation documents and participates in selection processes, ensuring consistency with Grand Challenge partnership policies, procedures, strategies, and technical priorities. Develops and refines guidance focusing on project deliverables (e.g., Detailed Implementation Plans, Operations Research Concept Papers, Midterm and Final Evaluations)
  • Provides and/or coordinates high quality technical assistance and guidance to individual projects
  • Facilitates coordination and linkages with broader MCH Division-supported activities
  • Works with divisions and offices in the Bureau for Global Health, as well as with regional bureaus and missions to ensure coordination and/or integration of Saving Lives at Birth activities into other health development programs

Identification and development of other innovative partnerships in MCH

  • Supports HIDN private sector partnerships focused on MCH programming (e.g., coordination of memoranda of understanding, due diligence memos, private sector meetings, public events, etc.)
  • Conduct background research on private sector partners and keep abreast of major developments in private sector innovations and engagement in global health
  • Liaise with the Agency’s Office of Development Partners to stay current on the latest public-private partnerships best practices and guidance
  • Prepare briefs related to private sector engagement as needed, including information for Congress

Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on (a) organizational and programming need and/or (b) the Technical Advisor’s own interests.


  • Master’s degree in public health or a related field
  • One to seven years’ experience in supporting, monitoring and evaluating maternal and newborn health programs in developing countries, and/or in knowledge management and development of global communities of practice on specific health topics which utilize a variety of approaches including new media solutions, preferred
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in one of the following areas related to maternal and newborn health: integrated community oriented programming, service delivery improvement approaches, science and technology
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation of public health programs as well as the research to practice continuum for new technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and synthesize information, and to develop priorities, solutions, and strategies to address issues and gaps
  • High level of demonstrated independence and ingenuity
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Knowledge of USAID procedures and familiarity with USAID’s maternal, newborn and child health, or health research strategies and programs desirable
  • Experience working with USAID/Washington and USAID Missions, host country governments, cooperating agencies, or USAID’s PVO/NGO partners preferred
  • Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills and high degree of maturity, 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
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Fluency in a foreign language preferred
  • US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency required

Salary will be based on commensurate experience and earnings history. The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs

All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP’s online recruitment system at, 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 5:00 pm Eastern Time May 16, 2011.

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