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Population Leadership Program seeks a Senior Technical Advisor: HIV/AISA, Infectious Diseases. USAID/Cambodia's Strategic Objective 9 is responsible for improved health services in HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases as well as Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health. This Strategic Objective which commenced in 2002 has three components: reducing transmission and impact of HIV/AIDS, preventing and controlling infectious diseases (TB, malaria and others), improving Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, and building Health Systems Capacity. BACKGROUND: The primary focus of the Sr. Technical Advisor will be HIV/AIDS and Infectious diseases with an emphasis on Infectious Diseases. Under the direction of the OPH Office Director, the senior technical advisor (STA), will serve as a key member of an eight person team at the USAID mission in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and will be responsible for assisting in the full range of activities including: consulting, advising, monitoring, collecting and analyzing data, and managing and evaluating health programs. The Senior Technical Advisor will collaborate with a variety of governmental and non-governmental agencies and will be a liaison to USAID/ Washington Global Health and Asia Near East Bureaus. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Program Design and Implementation: Assist in the design of Information, Education and Communication Strategies (IEC) for prevention of HIV/ AIDS, Tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases. Develop scopes of work as they relate to new project activities. Review and provide input on proposals and work plans related to centrally-funded field support activities. Design appropriate tracking systems for specific field activities. Provide recommendations on specific details of implementation of programs. Provide technical insight, feedback and collaboration on the implementation of the Strategic Framework. Activity Management: Conduct routine visit of project sites and activities. Respond to requests from MoH, WHO, other agencies and NGOs. Articulate HIV/AIDS/ID activities to the MoH, USAID/ Washington, and other donors. Assist in the development of sustainability strategies designed to facilitate impact of NGO and government activities. Provide direction and capacity-building to MoH, UN, and other donors. Organize donor coordination events. Draft official USAID documentation such as the Congressional Presentation and Annual Reports, Action Memos, Justification, Implementation Letter, Acquisition Documents and others. Work with CAs in the areas of MCH/RH/CS with the purpose of seeking avenues for collaboration and integration of HIV/AIDS activities. Review financial reports from HIV/AIDS/ID program partners with special attention to financial indicators (expenditures, burn/pipeline analysis, and congruity of expenditures against activities) and advise supervisor of financial amendments to agreements. Build and maintain professional relationships with Mission employees, USAID/Mekong regional country offices, CAs, local governmental officials at all levels, USAID/Washington's Bureau of Global Health and ANE Bureau, and local health workers and consultants. Monitoring and Evaluation: Mange project activity review process and provide feedback and technical analysis to USAID contractors and grantees. Collect and review quarterly and annual programmatic data for analysis and discussion by OPH team. Work closely with Program Development Assistance Assistant and the Office of Financial Management to review and assess monthly accrual reports. Contribute to the data collection and synthesis for USAID/Cambodia OPH's Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) and the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Research and Development: Research latest technologies as they relate to HIV/AIDS/ID prevention. Represent USAID at national and regional conferences and workshops related to infectious diseases and other crosscutting OPH issues and keep mission staff updated on current research. Assist in design of OPH briefing packages and track HIV/AIDS Operations Research activities. REQUIRED SKILLS, BACKGROUND, AND EXPERIENCE: Masters degree, Ph D or MD in the field of Public Health, Nursing, Medicine or Health Sciences and Administration. Minimum of seven years of professional experience in public health with at least three years with U S government agency or other international donor organization. Overseas working experience in a developing country required. Ability to travel frequently throughout the region by car, boat, and plane for extended periods of time. Strong English Language proficiency required. (Written and spoken.) Strong teamwork and collaboration skills. Ability to establish and maintain contacts at all levels of host government. Comprehensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS/ID and strategies most effective in HIV and ID prevention required. Practical knowledge of health services and family medicine/nursing, Health Sector Reform. Knowledge of Cambodian health system a plus. Ability to analyze and evaluate quantitative and qualitative data and to communicate results effectively and clearly. Proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and computer applications. US Citizenship required. Applicants selected will be subject to security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. *This is a one year fellowship with a possible one-year extension. SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be based on commensurate experience and earnings history. The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs. TO APPLY: Send a current CV and cover letter that clearly outlines your relevant experience, salary history, and how you heard about the posting to: Recruitment Manager, Population Leadership Program, 555 12th Street, Suite 1050, Oakland, CA 94607; Email: [email protected]; Fax: 510-285-5661. We are proud to be an affirmative action employer.
(July Vacancy)The American Refugee Committee seeks a Primary Objective: To improve the health status of Karen and Burmese/Tavoyan refugees in ARC-serviced camps in Thailand. Responsibilities: Develop, implement, and evaluate maternal health, child health, comprehensive family planning and reproductive health services. Comply with Sphere minimum standards. Develop, document, and implement written protocols and standard operating procedures for health programs. Assist in planning and developing community health education. Conduct initial and in-service training. Communicate and establish liaison as necessary with Thai Public Health, Camp committee, women's committee, and section leaders, Aide Medicale Internationale (AMI), other NGO agencies and referral hospitals: district hospital. Collect statistics and complete reports within several days of the end of reporting periods. Keep minutes for regular meetings with ARC coordinators or major meetings with other agencies. Maintain an inventory of project supplies. Train and develop at least two (2) supervisory counterparts in camp. Coordinate planning and activities with other ARC staff standard supply lists. Other tasks as assigned by the field coordinator. Qualifications: Certified nurse/midwife, with midwifery training and experience. Nursing certification (RN). Developing country experience (e.g., community development experience; volunteer organization experience; refugee experience). Ability to work with low technology health care and public health. Ability to work in a team: coordination and communication skills. Ability to work and live in uncomfortable conditions. Immunization experience. MPH or public health experience. Please apply on line at ARC's job application database: www.archq.org/employment/. For more information on ARC programs, please view our website at www.archq.org.
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) seeks an International Forensic Program Director. Our widely respected and recognized International Forensic Program grew out of the need to establish the truth about massive abuses of human rights, especially crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. PHR's program brings skills of forensic pathology, trauma medicine, epidemiology, physical anthropology and archeology, genetics, toxicology and odontology and other sciences to this task. We have supported tribunals, truth commissions, national courts, families, associations of families, human rights organizations, and provided training and capacity-building to forensic scientists worldwide. If you are a Physical Anthropologist or a Forensic Pathologist with a passion for truth and human rights, please visit our website www.phrusa.org to learn more about this opportunity.
American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) seeks Child Survival Specialist to manage a new program in the Gaza Strip beginning fall 2005. Responsibilities include coordinating program implementation and monitoring and evaluating the program per USAID guidelines. Candidates should have 3-5 years field experience in child survival with technical expertise in nutrition and behavior change strategies. Experience in the Middle East and Arabic language skills desirable. Requires MA or MPH. Position based in Washington, DC. Email resumes to [email protected] and fax 202-682-1637.
Pact seeks a Senior Program Officer. Provides senior-level program management and administration of the Community REACH Rapid Response HIV/AIDS program to rapidly fund NGOs working to achieve USAIDís targets addressing the HIV/AIDS pandemic worldwide. Responsibilities include managing a range of duties related to the NGO grants competition, award and grant monitoring, associate award country-level program development and backstopping and providing technical assistance to country programs and grantees. Responsibilities: Program design, development and management: Ensures smooth operations for the successful implementation of the program based on approved annual work plans for leader and associate awards. Develops the program strategy, program descriptions and budgets for leader core buy-in and associate award programs as required. Provides start-up technical and administrative assistance to new country and regional-level associate award programs as required. Sub-award negotiation, modification, and closeout: Prepare timely requests for extension, incremental funding, budget realignment sub-award modifications, leader and associate award modifications, approvals, clearances and requests for deviation for review and approval of the Grants Management Unit. Assist the Grants Management Unit in negotiating changes to award terms and conditions. Coordinate closeout activities including final financial and programmatic reports, preparation of final inventories, financial reconciliation of sub- grant funds, and property disposition. (In collaboration with the Grants Management Unit). Representation and donor liaison: Manage the communications and outreach strategy for marketing the leader global and associate award programs. Perform liaison activities with USAID Washington, USAID missions, other donor representatives, partners, subgrantees, applicants, and others as required. Attend outside meetings and make presentations on Pact s programs. Markets Pact programs as required and participate in new business development as necessary. Knowledge management: Provides management oversight and monitors the maintenance of the grants/subcontracts and M&E database. Supervise the placement of key documents on the intranet and shared drives. Supervise maintenance of a complete and up-to-date program website. Provides technical and programmatic content for Pact s platforms. Remain current on technical developments in the appropriate sector. Manages the program s learning agenda in cooperation with the Senior Technical Advisor. Technical assistance: Provide technical assistance to associate award programs and subgrant partners on a range of technical and grants management issues including program design, work plan and budget development, M&E reporting and data aggregation, the solicitation process, sub-recipient monitoring, database development, best practice documentation, and general administrative issues. Provide guidance and training to grantees on compliance with USAID policies and regulations, financial management, audit and closeout in coordination with the Grants Management unit. Conducts technical assistance and compliance site visits with sub- grantees as needed. In collaboration with the Senior Technical Advisor, determines sub- grant partners and associate award country/regional level programs technical assistance needs. Monitoring & evaluation: Ensures compliance with Pact s subgrant management and data collection M&ER systems. Reviews results data from sub-grantees and aggregate across sub-award to demonstrate programmatic impact according to established M&E framework. Advises on technical and programmatic adjustments to M&E framework and reporting requirements to ensure quality program reporting of results. Reporting: Manages the production and delivery of quality program reports and other outputs, including annual work plans, performance monitoring reports, quarterly financial reports and periodic ad hoc reports. Supports and monitor timely submission of program and financial reports by assigned associate award and leader buy-in programs. Develops the annual work plans, budgets and performance reports for leader and buy-in activities. Backstops the annual work plans, budgets and reports for assigned associate awards. Compiles regular grant program status reports and any donor requested ad hoc reports. Financial management and monitoring: Oversees budget development and life of project budget monitoring for all assigned awards and the tracking of obligations and spending in accordance with the approved work plan(s). Establishes program chart of accounts in consultation with Finance to ensure accurate and complete LOP reporting. Reviews field expenses and HQ proper coding of expenditures in accordance with the established program chart of accounts. Reviews LOP expenses from the Pact accounting system and coordinate re-journaling as needed. Ensures that transactions have been properly booked in the field office general ledger. Reviews quarterly financial reporting and approve all payments including advance requests and reimbursements. Prepares and/or supervise preparation of check requests and wire transfers with proper coding and banking information. Researches rules and regulations and processes and provide guidance and mentoring to field staff and grantees on program compliance issues. (In collaboration with the Grants Management Unit). Initiates, reviews and approves invoices and financial reports prepared for donors, as necessary. Reports new donor and subgrant obligations to the Finance department and coordinates inclusion of this information in Pact HQ systems. Reviews and verifies accuracy of sub-obligations and expenditures recorded monthly. Manages tracking of approved international travel for leader, associate awards, and sub- grant programs. Support field staff in queries related to direct costs. Subgrant management: Administer a full range of grants management activities, including solicitation processes, award, and monitoring of sub-agreements based on donor and USAID regulations, policies, and procedures. (In collaboration with the Grants Management Unit). When appropriate, develop subgrant award documents including but not limited to standard long-form agreement, simplified grant agreement, fixed obligation grant, in-kind grant, financial support grant for review and approval of the Grants Management unit. Provide constructive review and feedback of sub-award reporting data including work plan and M&E plans and grantee data. Review sub-grantee expenditures and code accordingly. Verify completeness of supporting documents received from sub- grantees and field staff and code according to established chart of accounts. Assist Grants Management Unit in pre-award activities and subcontract management, including pre- award assessments, budget and cost analysis, subgrant and subcontract negotiations, award and modifications. As required manages the development of technical and cost solicitation documents, establishment of technical review and selection criteria, and administration of the solicitation process (In collaboration with the Grants Management Unit). Manages unsolicited grant awards programs from review, pre-award, award and life of the project monitoring. (In collaboration with the Grants Management Unit). Supervises the verification of the completeness of applications received and the entry of the applications into the program database. Performs technical and financial reviews of program applications as required and participate in the selection process, including assistance with the development of technical and cost questions for finalist applications, as necessary. Procurement: Develops scopes of work, budgets and oversees the quality of the activities undertaken by assigned subcontractors and consultants and monitors invoice production and payments. Personnel management: Supervise the program officer(s) and/or program assistant(s). Qualifications: Ability to analyze and identify eligible organizations for grants based on predetermined criteria, and then assess the credibility of the organizations and their proposed programs. Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks. Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and database skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability and willingness to travel at short notice for short- term postings. Ability to work in a small team environment. Education and Experience Requirements: BA/BS in a related field in international studies or development; master s degree strongly preferred. Minimum eight year relevant experience with US government (USAID preferred) at least three years experience working with contracts and or grants programs with many sites, partners and customers. Strong analytical and budgeting skills. At least two years experience working overseas and foreign language skills strongly preferred. Supervisory experience required. Experience with health and HIV/AIDS projects a plus. Compensation: salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits package. Contact: send cover letter and resume to [email protected] or fax 202- 466-5669. EOE
EpiQuest Sciences Inc. seeks candidates for the following positions. For additional information, contact: Bill Johnson, PO Box 12700, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; Phone: 919-544-8500; or email: [email protected] To apply: Please send CV in Word or Acrobat format to Bill Johnson at [email protected] sciences.com.
EpiQuest Sciences Inc. is seeking an Epidemiologist. Under general supervision of the Lead Epidemiologist, and Senior Epidemiologist, the Epidemiologist will use epidemiological expertise to analyze observational data on HIV/AIDS, HBV/HCV and HSV. Infectious disease, specifically HIV/AIDS, Herpes and Hepatitis experience a plus. Experience working in a collaborative work environment will be considered a plus. Essential Functions: Contributes scientific expertise to multidisciplinary teams conducting epidemiologic, health outcomes, clinical trials, market research and other public health studies. Development of study design and analysis plans for observational studies. Supports the preparation of final reports summarizing study results. Supports the preparation of presentations, posters and manuscripts. Performs literature searches. Evaluates and resolves data quality issues. Maintains project tracking system and archive. Organizational Relationship: Reports to the Lead Epidemiologist. Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously and independently. Demonstrated ability to work with multidisciplinary project teams. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills. SAS expertise. Education and Equivalent Experience: MPH/MS in Epidemiology, Public Health, or related field with 2 years professional experience. Closing Date: 8/15/2005. Desired Starting Date: 9/15/2005.
EpiQuest Sciences Inc. is seeking a Lead Epidemiologist to head a diverse team of epidemiologists, statisticians, and SAS analysts. A solid foundation in clinical epidemiology and observational methodology are required. Infectious disease, specifically HIV/AIDS, Herpes and Hepatitis experience a plus. Strong personnel and project management skills, experience working in a collaborative work environment and leadership competencies are essential. This position reports to the C.O.O. of the company. Essential Functions: Leads multidisciplinary teams conducting epidemiologic, health outcomes, clinical trials, market research and other public health studies. Provides significant scientific input on study design. Plans and manages complex clinical and observational epidemiological studies. Oversees the development of study design, and analysis plans for epidemiologic studies. Monitors project progress and evaluates results; makes changes in methods or design where necessary. Preparation of final reports summarizing study results. Develops strategies for and supports new business development efforts in epidemiology, surveillance and clinical research. Mentors less- experienced epidemiologists. Communicates with investigators and clients. Prepares conference presentations/posters and leads the writing of manuscripts. Organizational Relationship: Accountable to the Chief Operating Officer of the company. Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to successfully direct and lead multiple tasks simultaneously and independently. Demonstrated ability to lead and work with multidisciplinary project teams. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Outstanding organizational skills. Demonstrated supervisory skills. SAS experience. Education and Equivalent Experience: Ph.D. in Epidemiology or MD, MPH in Epidemiology, Public Health, or related field required. Minimum 5 years professional experience with at least 3 years experience in epidemiology, surveillance, public health or related field. Closing Date: 8/15/2005. Desired Starting Date: 9/15/2005.
EpiQuest Sciences Inc. is seeking a Senior Epidemiologist. Under general supervision of the Lead Epidemiologist, the Senior Epidemiologist will use epidemiological expertise to analyze observational data on HIV/AIDS, HBV/HCV and HSV. A solid foundation in clinical epidemiology and observational methodology are required. Infectious disease, specifically HIV/AIDS, Herpes and Hepatitis experience a plus. Experience working in a collaborative work environment and leadership competencies are essential. Essential Functions: Contributes scientific expertise to multidisciplinary teams conducting epidemiologic, health outcomes, clinical trials, market research and other public health studies. Development of study design and analysis plans for observational studies. Prepares final reports summarizing study results. Mentors less-experienced epidemiologists. Prepares conference presentations/posters and manuscripts. Organizational Relationship: Reports to the Lead Epidemiologist. Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously and independently. Demonstrated ability to work with multidisciplinary project teams. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Outstanding organizational skills. SAS expertise. Education and Equivalent Experience: Ph.D. in Epidemiology with 1 year professional experience or MPH/MS in Epidemiology, Public Health, or related field with 4 years professional experience. Closing Date: 8/15/2005. Desired Starting Date: 9/15/2005.
Health and Child Survival Fellows Program http://jhuhcsfp.org seeks a HIV/AIDS Advisor for Europe and Eurasia. Two years from date of hire. Two year extension possible for a total of four years. Application Deadline: August 21, 2005. Location: U.S. Agency for International Development, Bureau for Europe & Eurasia, Office of Democracy, Governance and Social Transition, (USAID/EE/DGST/ST). Sponsorship: USAID/EE/DGST/. Objectives of this Assignment: This TOR is revised from a position previously posted. We are seeking candidates with direct experience in providing services to populations who engage in high-risk behaviors. International experience is less critical. The Fellow will assist the Bureau for Europe & Eurasia in strengthening evidence-based responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic throughout the countries of Europe and Eurasia. The Fellow will provide scientific technical guidance on the prevention of HIV/AIDS particularly among populations who engage in high risk behavior such as injecting drug use and the treatment and/or care of those infected and affected. This will include assistance in the technical design, development of policies and programs and the evaluation and monitoring of HIV/AIDS approaches and programs. It also will include mastering and presenting the HIV/AIDS issues and opportunities in the E&E region to a range of senior decision makers in USAID, the State Department, Congress, international organizations and host country governments. Responsibilities and Tasks: Analyze data on the magnitude and reach of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the E&E region including the collection and synthesis of quantitative and qualitative data on people with HIV and AIDS, by country, age, gender, and etiology of HIV infection. Monitor the extent to which the epidemic has expanded from high-risk populations to broader, mainstream populations. Develop other concepts, rationale, materials and tools that might influence decision-makers in the E&E region to better support programs to control HIV/AIDS in the region. Prepare papers and briefings concerning policy, programs, and research on the HIV/AIDS for the regional office and missions of the E&E Bureau, State Department, Congress and USAID partners throughout the region. Conceptualize, design and manage regional HIV/AIDS projects. Provide technical assistance to the Bureau and Missions on issues related to the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. In conjunction with the regional TB Advisor, analyze data on the HIV/TB co-infection issue in the region. Assist the Bureau by analyzing and mapping the patterns of disease and in examining patterns of co-infection with tuberculosis and hepatitis. This will involve close collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, USAID's Bureau of Global Health and the World Health Organization. Provide technical assistance to Missions, PVOs/NGOs, contractors, grantees and host countries in the E&E region regarding the design and implementation of drug demand reduction and HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care programs. Provide technical assistance to Missions, PVOs/NGOs, contractors, grantees and host countries in the E&E region regarding the monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS programs. Liaise with other donors and organizations including CDC, NIH, NIDA NGOs/PVOs and WHO to facilitate coordination of policies, approaches, and programs with respect to HIV/AIDS ensuring that USAID's concerns regarding building local capacity are appropriately reflected in these discussions. As required, articulate the Team and the Agency's policies and strategies in meetings and conferences concerning HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment policies and programs in Europe and Eurasia. This may include presenting papers on programs and substantial issues regarding HIV/AIDS. Keep abreast of groundbreaking work in HIV/STI services and oversee dissemination of new knowledge to E&E Bureau and mission health staff. International and national travel, up to 30% of the time, may be required. Qualifications: Minimum qualifications for all assignments with the Health and Child Survival Fellows Program are U.S. citizenship and a masters' degree in a health-related field. Desired qualifications for this assignment include: 1) professional work experience in providing direct service to populations engaging in high risk behavior such as intravenous drug abuse. 2) Knowledge and skill in clinical management of HIV/AIDS and STI. 3) HIV/STI program design, implementation and evaluation. 4) international experience is NOT a pre-requisite for this position. The selection committee will find certain qualities in candidates to be especially attractive: A flexible, congenial person with a sense of humor, good judgment, the ability to work in a fast-paced, creative environment, and adapt quickly to changing needs and priorities. Excellent multicultural, interpersonal, and leadership skills including the ability to facilitate relationships and interact effectively with others inside and outside the USAID. Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, including the ability to speak and write for a range of audiences and purposes. Broad based knowledge of HIV/AIDS issues and programming. Technical expertise in several of the following as related to HIV/AIDS: surveillance and strengthening surveillance systems, prevention, counseling and interpersonal communication, program planning and implementation, client-provider interaction, gender sensitive programming, working with vulnerable populations, training, developing training and education materials, participatory planning methodologies, research, and evaluation. Knowledge and experience in clinical management of HIV/AIDS and other STIs is highly desirable. Demonstrated strategic planning and program implementation experience. Demonstrated leadership working with technical advisors and technical experts, as well as collaborating with developing country counterparts in the governmental and NGO sectors. Competency in Russian is desirable. Application: Individuals who wish to apply for this assignment must submit a current resume and a 1-3-page letter that demonstrates their understanding of the assignment and stresses their competitiveness. In the letter, candidates: (1) should describe qualifications and experience, (2) should demonstrate interest in and familiarity with the issues relating to the assignment, and (3) describe how this program and assignment relates to career goals. A standard "letter of interest" will be considered non-responsive and will not be reviewed. A selection committee will review the letters and resumes presented by the candidates and will select candidates for interview. Candidates are asked to submit their letters and resumes electronically, via email attachments in a PC-compatible format, on or before the deadline, to [email protected] Letters should be addressed to: Mr. Paul Seaton, Director, National Secretariat for the Health and Child Survival Fellows Program, Johns Hopkins University, PO Box 2216, Baltimore, MD 21202; Phone: 410 659 4108; Fax: 410 659 4118; Email: [email protected] Interested candidates are assured of confidentiality. Mr. Seaton will be happy to discuss the assignment and the application process with anyone who may have questions. Candidates who have not previously applied for assignments with the Health and Child Survival Fellows Program will be expected to complete a general application which consists of an application form, three letters of reference and proof of academic qualifications (e.g. a transcript documenting the award of the highest degree. Foreign graduates from institutions that do not provide a transcript should submit certification from an educational consulting firm.) We will mail the application package to your mailing address if we do not already have an application on file. Supervision: The H&CSF will be employed by Johns Hopkins University (JHU), but will work in the environment of USAID's E&E Bureau. The Fellow will work closely with a USAID Health Officer in the DGST Office who will serve as mentor and who will foster intellectual growth, provide career guidance and give support throughout the period of assignment. The H&CSF and Mentor will negotiate an annual work plan within 90 days as well as leave and travel plans that are subject to the approval of the H&CSF Program. The mentor will provide technical guidance, career advice and operational oversight in steering the H&CSF toward the accomplishment of assigned tasks. JHU will enter into an employment agreement with the H&CSF that defines the terms and conditions of employment and the assignment. JHU supervisory responsibilities include negotiation of salary, approval of the assignment, approval of changes in the assignment, approval of the work plan, approval of leave, approval of salary increases, approval of travel, participation in the annual evaluation, initiation of disciplinary action, and termination of the assignment. The salary range for this position is $52,000-88,000. The H&CSF is expected to exercise individual initiative, resourcefulness and responsibility. Documentation: The Fellow will submit quarterly reports to the Health and Child Survival Fellows Program and other documentation as needed by USAID/E&E/EEST/HRHA.
Comforce Technical Services seeks a CTB Epidemiologist Consultant for the Global AIDS Program (GAP). The Global AIDS Program, National Center for HIV, STD, & TB Prevention (NCHSTP) operates within the policies and guidelines, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Department of State as it relates to the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the U.S. Federal Government. This contract is to fund an HIV-experienced clinician to assist with monitoring of PEPFAR ART programs through site visits and written reports. The contractor will participate with staff from the GAP/Care & Treatment Branch and HRSA, HIV/AIDS Bureau Global Program, and Track 1.0 ART (Anti-Retroviral Treatment) grantees (AIDSRelief, Columbia University, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and Harvard University) in the monitoring of ART programs using the Quarterly, Facility-Based HIV Care/ART Report Form. The purpose of this form is to collect data that will provide information to OGAC, HHS, Track 1.0 ART grantees and their implementing partners on the progress of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. The contractor will make regular site visits every 6-8 weeks in order to monitor and evaluate ART activities at individual clinic sites. The scope of work shall not include patient care or treatment, and shall not involve direct contact with blood, bodily fluids, or any patient samples. Duties: Assist with site visits to monitor quality of care and data quality. Advise HIV Care and Treatment Team Leader on issues of quality of care observed in the field. Participate in ART-related evaluation activities. REQUIRES: The individual contractor should possess an advanced degree from an accredited school of nursing or physician assistant program. Possess a minimum of 2 years experience providing clinical care to patients with HIV/AIDS. Fluency in English is required and fluency in the French language is highly desirable. The contractor should possess the ability to travel to developing countries in Africa and the Caribbean and must have all required immunizations and the necessary health insurance. Interested applicants should submit their CV & Biographical Data Sheet (Salary History) to: Sylvia Cornejo at [email protected] and Erica Plascencia at [email protected] Closing Date: August 26, 2005.
Save The Children, a leading U.S. and international relief and development Agency seeks a Health/Nutrition Program Manager to implements OFDA funded nutrition program in Iraq. Manages program, supervises and trains project staff, monitors grant implementation, and reports on results. Coordinates health issues with local medical providers, including re-construction of clinics. Position is based in Iraq. Requires degree, training, and professional certification in public health/nutrition field and 5-7 years experience as a nutritionist. Past experience in relief settings with harsh living conditions. Must know SPHERE guidelines. Fluency in Arabic preferred. To apply, please go to www.savethechildren.org/careers/index.asp and proceed to this position.
Under the Global Health IQC/Private Sector Program, University Research Co., LLC , a private company with 40 years experience working on federal and USAID contracts, is seeking professionals for a one year or more assignment in Afghanistan. The four year project is focused on expanding access to private sector health products and services. Communication strategies and Behavior Change are key target areas for creating an environment for delivery of quality MCH and RH services and products. Results desired after needs assessment and market analysis would be a mix of products and strategies for priority problems for populations of greatest need. Local health professionals and production/packaging/marketing firms will be key partners. URC is seeking development professionals who work in the region or have worked there to take on one of the two key positions: Chief of Party and Communication/Behavior Change Expert. Candidates need to be familiar with USAID field procedures and requirements. Qualified applicants should send letter and resume to [email protected] Web site: www.urc-chs.com.
Comforce Technical Services seeks an Orphans and Vulnerable Children Advisor for the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA), Global Health Bureau (GH), U.S. Agency for International Development. The U.S. government has made the fight against HIV/AIDS a top priority, not only for humanitarian reasons, but because the HIV/AIDS crisis threatens the prosperity, stability, and development of nations around the world. USAID has been, and continues to be, at the forefront of the U.S. government's response in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The Orphans and Vulnerable Children Advisor will have primary responsibility for HIV/AIDS technical leadership for HIV/AIDS prevention and mitigation as it relates to orphans and children. The advisor will provide assistance to missions, regional field offices, regional bureaus, CAs, PVOs, host country governments and NGOs. The advisor will provide management and leadership to OHA contractors and CAs regarding technical work plans, activities, and research agendas. Additionally, the advisor will interact with other offices, regional bureaus, other US Government agencies, and international organizations to further advance the agency's goals. Programmatic guidance for this position will be provided by the Implementation Support Division (ISD) Chief. Required Skills, Knowledge & Experience: Qualified candidate will hold an advanced degree or higher in public health, HIV/AIDS or other relevant field. A minimum of five years experience working with HIV/AIDS issues and programs. Demonstrated ability in program design. Demonstrated experience with Orphans and Vulnerable Children, HIV/AIDS and field implementation. Training and strong experience in management and supervision and knowledge of USAID and State budget protocols. This position requires security clearance at the secret level and applicants must be a U.S. citizen. Other Desired Attributes: Willingness to travel. Fluency in a foreign language preferred. Salary Range: $85,210 - $110,775 (based on experience and salary history). Closing Date: August 26, 2005. Interested applicants should submit their CV and Biographical Data Sheet (Salary History) to: Sylvia Cornejo at [email protected] and Erica Plascencia at [email protected]
Comforce Technical Services seeks a Public Health Consultant for the Global AIDS Program (GAP). The Global AIDS Program (GAP), National Center for HIV, STD, & TB Prevention (NCHSTP) operates within the policies and guidelines and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Department of State as it relates to the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the U.S. Federal Government. This contract is to fund one Public Health Analyst to support activities in the Prevention Branch, Voluntary Counseling and Testing Team (VCT) and Sexually Transmitted Infections Team (STI). Duties: Provide technical assistance and program support to the Prevention Branch, specifically to the Counseling and Testing Team and the program activities in Mali. The contractor in this position shall assist the Counseling and Testing team in the development of models, protocols, and related materials on counseling and testing in developing countries, such as counseling and testing for couples and in antenatal, labor and delivery, or TB clinical settings. The contractor shall assist in the review of scientific literature and existing HIV counseling materials to support evidence-based approaches to counseling and testing. The contractor shall participate in conducting formative research, field tests, and evaluation of protocols to assure that they are feasible, appropriate, and effective. The contractor shall develop guidelines and tools for documenting, implementing, and monitoring quality prevention interventions. The contractor shall assist in developing training curriculum and record the process for curriculum development. In the field, the contractor shall: 1) provide technical assistance to one or more countries on implementation and evaluation of a counseling and HIV testing intervention, 2) provide technical assistance in adapting and integrating the counseling and testing protocols to the specific country context, 3) provide technical assistance in designing and implementing evaluation plans, including process and outcome evaluation, 4) deliver presentations on findings and recommendations to national HIV/AIDS control program directors and Ministry of Health officials, and other public health professionals and stakeholders in the assigned country and elsewhere, and 5) maintain close communication with the VCT and/or STI team leader on all issues related to field assignments. Provide technical support for the Mali Participating Agency Services Agreement with USAID. This involves sentinel surveillance for HIV and STIs and supporting VCT and STI screening and prevention programs for high-risk populations. REQUIRES: MPH or MPA from an accredited university; one year's experience in international public health. Salary: Will be determined based on various factors such as professional employment background, scope of work, credentials, & salary history. Interested applicants should submit their CV & Biographical Data Sheet (Salary History) to: Sylvia Cornejo at [email protected] and Erica Plascencia at [email protected] Closing Date: August 26, 2005.
The International Rescue Committee seeks candidates for the following positions. We request that all applications be completed on line at www.ircjobs.org. Please note that IRC does not set closing dates/deadline dates for applications, recruitment is ongoing until the position is filled. The IRC reviews all applications and you will be contacted directly if you are selected as a candidate.
The International Rescue Committee seeks an HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health Manager for its Kenya program, based in Nairobi with frequent travel to the field. Duties: Responsible for overseeing all aspects of IRC's HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health programs in Kenya; Responsible for representing IRC and for identifying and leading new initiatives in HIV/AIDS and reproductive Health programs in Kenya; Provide technical oversight to all ongoing programs and where there are new program start-ups lead the process; Provide technical guidance to staff on the implementation of HIV/AIDS and RH projects in Kenya; Ensure that stated goals and objectives of HIV/AIDS and RH projects are met, that projects are appropriately monitored and evaluated and that reports are written and submitted in a timely manner; Lead new initiatives to expand IRC's HIV/AIDS and RH programs both in their scope and geographically; Preparation of terms of reference, review applicants and assist in the recruitment of qualified national and international for all HIV/AIDS and RH staff; Conduct assessments on HIV/AIDS and RH needs in new project areas; Assist in the development integrated HIV/AIDS programs with a focus of expanding services beyond VCT; Ensure strong linkages with Kenyan Government ministries and donors; Review and update IRC's PEP policy. REQUIRES: Advanced degree in public health (ie MPH); At least 3 years experience working in complex, multifaceted, health program; At least 3 years international work experience with International NGO or similar organization; Knowledge of international and national minimum standards in HIV/AIDS and RH service delivery, including SPHERE, WHO, UNHCR, MOH and other Kenyan ministries; Proven capacity in development and implementation of HIV/AIDS and RH programs; English fluency; Advanced word processing, spreadsheet, and relevant health software skills (i.e. EPINUT; SPSS); Excellent organizational, communication and writing skills; Experience in design of monitoring and evaluation systems. Length: 4 Months.
The International Rescue Committee currently seeks a Reproductive Health Manager for its Sudan program, based in Nyala, South Darfur with frequest visits to the project areas. Duties: Act as a focal point for Reproductive Health (RH) services within the IRC South Darfur Program providing technical advice to health and gender-based violence projects; Identify gaps in services and take the necessary steps to address those gaps; Ensure that the MISP is implemented and a comprehensive range of RH services are available to the target population and are provided in accordance with accepted national and international standards; Provide technical oversight to field-based health staff in the area of reproductive health with an emphasis on coaching staff to build their capacity; Work in collaboration with the Gender-based violence project in IDP settlements ensuring that the protection, legal, health and psychosocial components of prevention and response are available; Conduct needs assessments in new project areas; Identify or develop tools to assess quality of care in IRC-supported health services and ensure that these tools are implemented; Coach IRC staff in the area of RH; Identify staff training needs and staff training opportunities; Review applicants for national reproductive health positions and assist in recruitment; Liaise regularly with the Ministry of Health at local level to develop and maintain IRC's profile in RH interventions. REQUIRES: Relevant health qualification with a Masters in Public Health or similar; At least 3 years experience in designing, implementing and managing reproductive health projects preferably among conflict-affected populations; Specific experience in implementing HIV/AIDS interventions and/or gender-based violence interventions an advantage; Experience in conducting health needs assessments, particularly in emergency conflict settings; Full understanding of and experience in implementing MISP; Computer literacy; Strong report writing skills; Experience of working in insecure and harsh environments. Length: 9 Months.
Save the Children, a leading U.S. and international child-focused relief and development agency, seeks two Camp Managers that will facilitate the delivery of a broad spectrum of IDP Camp Services in West Darfur targeted at building community empowerment and beneficiary protection systems, including livelihoods restoration, youth empowerment, health and nutrition programs, and surveillance. As lead agency for coordination of camp services STC's objective is to ensure protection of communities through coordination of humanitarian assistance and community development. This service will be delivered through SC, HAC, UN and IDP community inputs to ensure community mobilization and ultimate sustainability. All programs will be aligned with SC's principles of Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and specifically Child Rights. This position requires a minimum of 3 ≠ 5 years of in international field experience with demonstrated success in Camp Management and Community Services in an emergency humanitarian setting working with displaced populations focused on child and women's protection concerns; ability to manage projects, including budget monitoring and narrative reporting for donors; participatory approach to building/strengthening partnerships; experience conducting assessments, designing and implementing training, and managing staff. A background working in conflict areas with a multi-ethnic team in a culturally appropriate manner and following restrictive security procedures is essential; bachelors degree. Please visit our Career Website at http://www.savethechildren.org/careers/index.asp and apply online to position #2616 or 2671.
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS seeks a Regional Programme Adviser, Planning and Programming (P-3, P-4, P-5) for the Country and Regional Support Department. Duties: support in strengthening UN coordinated advocacy and actions through enhancing UNTG efforts; support follow up of the UN Country Implementation Support Plans, including accessing technical support, etc.; coordinate and facilitate regional-level UNAIDS Cosponsor and other partners' contribution to the national HIV/AIDS response; and coordinate information and input in on-going planning and programming on HIV/AIDS at regional and country level. REQUIRES: Postgraduate university degree in public health, social sciences, epidemiology, development, economics, management or other development-related fields; 8 years experience in implementing and managing country and/or regional HIV/AIDS and/or development support; and fluency in English and Spanish. Closing date: 8/24/05. Net annual salary: $74-80K. Please apply online at: http://www.unaids.org/en/about+unaids/human+resources.asp. Reference Vacancy Notice No.: UNAIDS/05/FT380.
The Pan American Health Organization seeks candidates for the following positions. For on-line applications use the WHO e-Recruitment site at: http://www.who.int/employment/apply/en/. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy Notice No.
An Advisor on Family and Community Health (P-4) is sought for the Family and Community Health. Duties: work in collaboration with UN Agencies, NGOs, civil society, and other national and international organizations to mobilize resources and provide technical cooperation to national authorities in the development and implementation of strategic plans of actions to improve women, maternal, perinatal, child and adolescent health; articulate preventable measures and integral attention of HIV/STI with other actions aimed to the integral attention of adolescent health; and advise the integration subregional institutions in Central America and advocate the support to strengthen national programs on child and adolescent health, women and maternal health, nutrition, immunization and the response to HIV/AIDS epidemic within the family and community health framework. REQUIRES: University Degree in a health science, with postgraduate degree at the Master's level in Public Health, Community Health or Epidemiology; seven years of experience in management, negotiation of project plans, inter sector health and social programs addressed to the essential attention of health of children, adolescents, women, family and community; two years of experience in international cooperation together with essential programs or projects that promote, within human development, the vital cycle of the quality of health and life; and very good knowledge of Spanish or English with working knowledge of the other. Closing date: September 5, 2005. Net annual salary: $74-80K. Reference Vacancy Notice No.: AMRO/05/FT372.
A Regional Advisor in Local Development (P-4) is sought for the Healthy Settings Unit. Duties: advocate and collaborate with Member States in the design, implementation and evaluation of policies, strategies and plans for sustainable and integrated local development; strengthen information and surveillance systems at local level as the basis for needs assessment, analysis of situation and participatory local planning process to contribute to local and community development; and support the formulation, implementation and evaluation of programs to strengthen institutional capacity and human resource development, educational and training activities. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in social, health or development sciences with a master's degree in public health, health planning, health promotion, environmental health, or community health; seven years of national technical and managerial experience in developing, implementing and evaluating policies, plans and programs for local development, including experience in public health and environmental health management, healthy settings, municipal and community health promotion, productive projects that generate and increase community and family income and resources, and resource mobilization for health and local development; two years of experience with international technical cooperation projects and activities contributing to local development and healthy settings; and very good knowledge of Spanish or English with a working knowledge of the other. Closing date: September 5, 2005. Net annual salary: $72-77K. Reference Vacancy Notice No.: AMRO/05/FT371.
The World Health Organization seeks a Technical Officer (P-5) for the Department of Food Safety, Zoonoses and Foodborne Diseases. Duties: lead the efforts in the implementation of the FOS workplan for the containment of antimicrobial resistance arising from non-human use of antimicrobials; development of guidelines and recommendations for the containment of antimicrobial resistance in food borne and zoonotic pathogens; assessment of the implementation of WHO Global Principles for containment of antimicrobial resistance in animals intended for food; support the implementation of the FOS workplan on surveillance and response to foodborne diseases; and providing support, assistance and advice to Member States' national authorities in the development, implementation and strengthening of systems for control, prevention and surveillance of food borne diseases. REQUIRES: PhD degree in Microbiology; ten years of experience in performing the range of duties outlined above with at least five years of international experience; and good knowledge of French or English. Closing date: August 12, 2005. Net annual salary: $111K. For on-line applications use the WHO e- Recruitment site at: http://www.who.int/employment/apply/en/. Reference Vacancy Notice No.: SDE/05/TA272.
The Pan American Health Organization seeks an Intercountry Advisor in Veterinary Public Health (P-4). Duties: provide technical cooperation, to the countries assigned, in the development and strengthening of their veterinary public health activities, including planning, organizing, staffing, managing and making optimal use of resources; collaborate in the implementation of national and subregional initiatives to prevent and control zoonosis and FMD; and collaborate in the development, implementation and analysis of epidemiological surveillance systems for some diseases. REQUIRES: University degree in veterinary medicine and postgraduate degree to the Master's level in epidemiology or public health, veterinary public health, and other related fields; nine years of combined national and international experience in the area of public health in programs involving the control and prevention of zoonotic diseases, epidemiological research, food safety, and veterinary public health participation in local development, including the participation in technical cooperation programs and activities in veterinary public health; and very good knowledge of Spanish or English and a working knowledge of the other. Closing date: September 7, 2005. Net annual salary: $76-81K. For on-line applications use the WHO e-Recruitment site at: http://www.who.int/employment/apply/en/. Reference Vacancy Notice No.: AMRO/05/FT378.
The World Health Organization seeks candidates for the following positions. For on-line applications use the WHO e-Recruitment site at: http://www.who.int/employment/apply/en/. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy Notice No.
An Executive Secretary (D-2) is sought for the Health Metrics Network (HMN). Duties: provides innovative thinking and world class technical advice on matters related to health information, including the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of country health information systems and their alignment with the HMN framework; liaises with key health and non-health stakeholders (countries, agencies, donors) to generate commitment to health information systems from country governments and to ensure linkages and coordination between health and statistics constituencies; and provides leadership to the Health Metrics Network and ensures the application of HMN technical and policy guidance through the use of the HMN framework in country efforts to strengthen their health systems. REQUIRES: Advanced degree from a recognized university in health, statistics, and/or development studies or a closely related field; 10 years of national experience plus 7 years international experience (including developing countries) in senior positions in the health or development fields; and excellent knowledge of English and a working knowledge of another UN language. Closing date: 9/21/05. Net annual salary: NES 141-154K. Reference Vacancy Notice No.: EIP/05/FT374.
A Scientist (P-2) is sought for the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Duties: day-to-day management of sequencing, genotyping and mutation screening activities, and array services for all of IARC; development and improvement of the methods used by Genetic Susceptibility Group for genotyping and mutation screening; advice on the purchase of hardware that will upgrade the capability of the genetic services platform; and training and supervision of technical staff. REQUIRES: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, or Genetics; two years of professional experience at the national level or one year at the international level; and very good knowledge of English with a working knowledge of French. Closing date: September 8, 2005. Net annual salary: $58-62K. Reference Vacancy Notice No.: IARC/05/FT376.
A Technical Officer (P-5) is sought for the Department of Health Action in Crises. Duties: establish and maintain relationship with partners inside and around WHO in areas related to womenís health; participate in relevant meetings, identify and document critical issues and ensure proper follow up; provide support to the development of strategies for the provision of healthcare for women in crisis and conflict situations, and support the transformation of health systems in crisis and post-crisis recovery situations to ensure that women's' needs are properly addressed; and maintain and animate UN Inter-Agency collaboration efforts in developing and supporting a programme on HIV in Humanitarian Situations. REQUIRES: University degree in health, social sciences, or related field; post-graduate degree or other advanced studies in health related subjects; five years' experience of which at least three year at the international level; experience in managing health activities and programmes in countries or at regional and central levels; and excellent knowledge of English or French with a good working knowledge of the other. Closing date: August 12, 2005. Net annual salary: $77K. Reference Vacancy Notice No.: DGR/05/TA273.
A WHO Representative, Burundi (P-6) is sought. Duties: promote an effective health dimension to social, economic, environmental and development policy through dialogue with senior government officials, bi-lateral and multi-lateral agencies, UN organisations and other partners and advocate health as an integral part of national development and aid cooperation; catalyse development through informed policy change and technical cooperation in ways that stimulate action and help to build sustainable national capacity in the health sector; and ensure the optimal use of limited resources to produce maximum impact through planning, directing and managing efficiently and effectively, the financial, technical, logistic and human resources of the WHO office. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in health-related or social sciences with a post-graduate degree in public health, health systems analysis, health financing or health legislation; extensive experience at a senior level, in particular in managing complex health programmes and health systems at both national and international levels; excellent knowledge of French; and good working knowledge of English. Closing date: September 1, 2005. Net annual salary: $116-126K. Reference Vacancy Notice No.: AFRO/05/FT368.