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Vacancy: VA/FPA/055/2005. One year initially. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) seeks an International Project Specialist. The International Project Specialist will be placed to provide technical support in the areas of population and development strategies for the three priority provinces. Under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Representative, the IPS will report to the managers of the Provincial Population Units (PPUs) on a daily basis and work closely with the officials of the PPUs. The following are the specific tasks related to the three main areas of focus for this project: Establishment of the Population and Development Information System: Conduct an analysis on demographic changes in the provinces using population and development variables; Assist the PPUs to compile a database on population and development services locally and nationally; Review available data systems in the provinces and in the country and identify gaps; Design an appropriate Population and Development Information System; and Continuously review the effectiveness of the Information System, ensuring its functioning and advise any necessary improvement. Conduct training needs assessment for the provinces and the nodal district municipalities (DMs) in population and development. Facilitate the PPUs and DMs to sensitize provincial stakeholders on the findings of the training needs assessment. REQUIRES: Advanced (Masters) University degree with specialization in social science, population studies or related subject in the international development field; Have had increasingly responsible professional experience in the field of population and development at the national and international levels; At least five years of experience in development work related to integration of population factors e.g. reproductive health, gender, HIV/AIDS into development policies and programmes; Relevant experience with civil society organizations and advocacy initiatives; Ability to work in multicultural settings; Conversant with the principles of the log frame and Results Based Management; Fully conversant with usage of computers (MS Office), email and the internet; Familiarity with UN development programmes and working methods, and particularly with the ICPD agenda and UNFPA policies and programming procedures, is desirable; Demonstrate initiative, analytical thinking, sound judgment and commitment to United Nations principles; and Fluently in English. Submit a United Nations Personal History, P.11 (available at: www.unfpa.org) as an e-mail attachment to: [email protected] (copy to: [email protected]). Please indicate the vacancy number. Closing date for applications is August 11, 2005.
International Public Health Specialist with Education/Gender/HIV/AIDS experience. Travel required. Spanish or French a plus. Provide salary requirements. For Arlington-based NGO. E-mail CV to [email protected] or fax to (703) 524-9882.
Comforce Technical Services seeks a Counseling and Testing Specialist. Provides technical assistance on Counseling and Testing (CT) to all supported partners, including the Ministry of Health (MOH), the National AIDS Council (NAC), NGOs and others; and leads and coordinates all CT work for Mozambique. Responsibilities can be divided into 2 broad areas: Support and capacity building for the MOH, NAC and other partners overseeing, managing and implementing CT activities. Technical assistance to ensure that CT activities are based on the latest relevant science, and that scientific knowledge is translated into programs, guidelines and practices. REQUIRES: University degree or qualification in psychology, health, anthropology or social sciences, or equivalent qualification and experience relevant to health and HIV/AIDS prevention. At least 3 years of public health experience in HIV prevention, sexually transmitted infections, or reproductive health, preferably focused on public health programs in developing countries. Education at the graduate level in public health may be substituted year for year for the experience requirement. Must have strong communication skills. Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing in Portuguese and English. Technical knowledge of HIV/AIDS, STIs, and public health relevant to the African setting is required. Technical experience and knowledge of managing programs, budgets and resources is helpful. Applicants must have demonstrated ability to: Guide, motivate, and lead a large, technically and culturally diverse staff in designing complex strategies and new programs; plan, coordinate, and prioritize complex HIV/AIDS interventions and; manage, analyze, and report on the substantial program resources allocated for relevant activities. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to establish diplomatic working relationship with individuals, organizations and host government agencies. Must be able to produce good quality written reports and presentations, and use spread sheets and data base software packages. 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 19, 2005.
World Vision is an international Christian relief and development organisation working to promote the well being of all people - especially children. In 2003, World Vision offered material, emotional, social and spiritual support to 100 million people in 99 countries. Qualified Applicants are encouraged to apply now at the World Vision International website at www.wvi.org (click on Employment). As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
The primary purpose of this position is to build the capacity of National HIV/AIDs Coordinators/Managers and to assist them in developing high quality ADP HIV/AIDs activities. The position will work in close collaboration with East Africa country program directors, national HIV/AIDS Coordinators, and EAR to facilitate the development of HIV/AIDS initiatives in the subregion. The functions would include training, needs assessments, training and rolling out key Hope Initiative components and resources, survey design, data gathering and analyses, strategy development, program design, supervision, monitoring and evaluation, project redesign as appropriate, and networking with major stake holders. The position will report to the Africa Regional HIV/AIDS Program Group Manager with a dotted line relationship to the East Africa Regional Director. It will also report to the respective country directors when working on specific program assignment in their country. Facilitate the development and revision of national HIV/AIDS strategy and staff policy and monitor their implementation. Ensure the appropriate integration of HIV/AIDS programs with other WV strategic initiatives. Assist national programs adapt international standards and protocols for key areas of the Hope Initiative, ensuring that project staff and partners understand these standards. Work with National Offices to assess their overall capacity, using agreed assessment tools, to implement a comprehensive HIV/AIDS program depending on their context (low or high prevalence.) REQUIRES: Must have a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Masters degree in Nursing or other relevant Social Science with bias towards health and HIV/AIDS. A Masters of Public Health degree is a critical advantage. Must have at least 3 years field experience running a large scale public health interventions in a third world setting, have proven training skills, and two years in a managerial or coordinator role with responsibilities for strategic planning, advocacy, and higher level networking. Must be able to negotiate ideas within and outside the World Vision partnership, particularly with donor communities. A mature Christian, who's willing to serve in very difficult conditions and travel a minimum of 25% time to high security risk areas. Swahili is an advantage.
*This is not a Family Positing. The coordinator's main role is to assist the nutrition and health manager. To implement and coordinate health and nutrition programs including: planning, documentation, monitoring, evaluation, research, and training. The coordinator will work closely with the project staff mainly the international nutritionists and the agronomers in Mangurujipa. The nutrition and health coordinator will also serve as the local team leader in Mangurujipa. Program Management and Monitoring. Plan and set up health/nutrition programs (MCH, EPI, Nutrition, RH, RBM etc.) Supervise the health officer. Compile monthly progress and technical reports. Establish and maintain World Vision and other best practice standards for health/nutrition programs. Assist Health/Nutrition Manager in program monitoring and evaluation. Assist Health/Nutrition Manager in potential health/nutrition projects identification. Provide technical support to the nurse supervisors in Mangurujipa. Promote local capacities for peace by periodic analysis of program impact on and potential for conflict between beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries, and adjust program accordingly. Ensure standardization in all programs, timely purchase and transportation of goods to the project. Documentation - Provide monthly statistical reports on nutrition/health program operations. Provide a written report on each site's requirements. Compile gifts-in-kind and budgetary request items lists. REQUIRES: University degree in Nutrition. Languages: French and English; Swahili a strong advantage. Experience - 3 years field experience in developing country. Community staff management experience. Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Strong interpersonal skills. Strong English communication skills (oral and written). Good understanding of World Vision and Sphere relief standards. Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina. Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment. Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically Stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources. Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context. Ability to manage other departments and sectors Ability to network with other agencies and authorities and donors Agreement to World Vision's Christian ethos and participation in devotions.
Save the Children, a leading U.S. and international child-focused relief and development agency, seeks candidates for the following positions. Please visit our Career Website at http://www.savethechildren.org/careers/index.asp and apply online to position # (listed below).
Save the Children, a leading U.S. and international child-focused relief and development agency seeks a DAP Manager to be responsible for managing programs to ensure implementation and prescribed activities are carried out in accordance with specific objectives as laid out in the DAP proposal and subsequent modifications as submitted to its principle donor; oversee program implementation; lead program strategic, financial, and program planning; ensure efficient systems are in place to support the program; develop and maintain technical and management quality; monitoring and evaluation; develop and maintain effective utilization of resources in compliance with USAID; and represent the program for Save the Children with USAID, and other donors and partners. Requires a Bachelor's Degree in social science, management, international relief; 5-8 years' experience; work experience in food programming and commodity logistics; knowledge of nutrition, health and food security; cross-cultural experience; fluency in English and local languages; proven analytical/problem solving abilities; and excellent management skills. Position #2671.
Save the Children, a leading U.S. and international child-focused relief and development agency seeks a Food Security Technical Advisor to be responsible for building the capacity of national staff and local counterparts to analyze implement and monitor food security activities, primarily in Aceh in accordance with project proposal and international standards. S/he will provide guidance and support all food security related programming; undertake analysis to conceptualize and develop food security strategy integrated with IFO programming; conceptualize programs within the food security program area and develop appropriate discussion, concept and/or project proposal papers; provide technical support to design, implement, and evaluate base line activities during the first year of the program; and review and discuss impact and progress indicators with national staff and counterpart and provide technical support to define a monitoring and evaluation plan. Requires Ms degree in public health, nutrition, social studies, international relief or development cooperation or related field; minimum of 10 years' experience; experience in technical areas of food security and programming in development countries with non-profit organizations; field experience in development or relief preferred; proven analytical/problem solving abilities; cross-cultural sensitivity; excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English; and ability to systematize and streamline organizational operations. Position #2670.
JHPIEGO seeks a Director, HIV/AIDS Center of Excellence. Effectively lead, and oversee excellence in growth and implementation of programs in the HIV/AIDS Center of Excellence. Duties: Model the mission and values of JHPIEGO. Participate in the business development process. Contribute to the knowledge sharing and transfer process. Make responsible decisions that result in time and cost containment and clear accountability. Develop and promote strategies for excellence in the COE including development of objectives, HIV/AIDS program growth, roles and responsibilities of staff, outreach to other COEs, prompt responses to identified field needs, and a plan for overall flow of information and knowledge. Provide strong and innovative technical leadership and set priorities. Motivate and mentor COE staff. Provide COE staff for writing and/or review of technical components of procurement responses, technical materials and publications. Develop, modify and implement strategies for HIV/AIDS business development, in collaboration with the Vice President for Global Business Development and Communication. Participate in bid/no bid meetings and creation/composition of proposal development teams. Lead, manage, and otherwise coordinate preparation of competitive HIV/AIDS proposals and applications in collaboration with Global Business Development and Communications. Coordinate and direct regular updates on new technical knowledge, approaches and successes to JHPIEGO staff worldwide. REQUIRES: MD, DrPH, or PhD degree. Clinical HIV/AIDS and/or public health orientation preferred. Minimum 10 years experience in successful implementation and management of HIV/AIDS programs, preferably with a recognized international health organization. Experience in clinical care or in implementation of clinical research programs in low resource settings will be highly valued. International reputation and strong publications record in HIV/AIDS. Comprehensive understanding of and familiarity with international and U.S. donor agencies and private sector foundations in HIV/AIDS and willingness to invest personal efforts to increase JHPIEGO participation in international HIV/AIDS programs. Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills. Strong change management, results oriented and decision making skills. Ability to review and analyze financial reports and data. Willingness to travel. Expertise in one or more areas of HIV/AIDS interventions, particularly counseling and testing (C&T), prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT), or antiretroviral therapy (ART). Membership in established networks of senior international health and HIV/AIDS professionals. Prefers: Fluency in one or more languages. Lived and worked in Africa, Latin America or Asia. Send cover letter and resume to: Jill Solomon, Senior Contract Recruiter, Global Recruitment Specialists, 91 Oakview Terrace, Short Hills, NJ 07078 USA; Tele/Fax: 973-379-7325; or email: [email protected]
Concern Worldwide seeks candidates for the following positions. Concern is a member of the ONE Campaign, a coalition committed to helping the poorest people in the world overcome AIDS and extreme poverty. For more information, please visit www.concernusa.org. To apply for any of the positions advertised please forward a current CV to [email protected]
The overall aim is to assist the Health and Nutrition team to improve its impact in the urban nutrition program. Provide technical guidance, planning support and analytical expertise in the urban nutrition and household food security program currently experimenting 3 approaches in 3 regions. Support the team to plan an exit strategy leading to the scaling up or replication of effective approaches through PNGOs and Government. Represent Concern in national nutrition fora. Lead in documentation of lessons learned and sharing of findings. Support Nutrition technical manager to provide field based coaching and support training and technical guidance for project staff on a regular basis. Support M/E technical managers in analysis of program data and suggest alternatives. Support the Nutrition team in building the capacity of government medical colleges to implement protocolised management for severely malnourished children. REQUIRES: Undergraduate degree in Nutrition or health related field, Masters in Nutrition related field. Skilled in designing nutrition programs and developing proposals. Experience of working in health and nutrition programs in developing countries. Ability to work with minimum supervision. Prefers: Expertise in nutrition data management and nutrition statistical software. Ability to coach others. Strong development orientation.
To support and supplement in-country skills and capacities to assist a) HIV/AIDS mainstreaming throughout country programs & b) specific HIV/AIDS programs where established. In line with the organizational strategy, to agree with each Country program management the actions required to develop and/or follow through on their HIV/AIDS strategy. Support country level managers/ advisors to mainstream HIV/AIDS into current and new emergency and development programs (Livelihood security, Education, and Health programs). Support and provide feedback to country level managers / advisors in their development of HIV/AIDS programs in line with Concern Worldwide HIV/AIDS policy as appropriate. Support the mitigation of the impact of HIV/AIDS (reducing vulnerability, awareness raising, etc.) in all areas of work. Support development of Regional Programs in HIV/AIDS as appropriate. Co- ordinate and if necessary organize annual Regional workshops for HIV/AIDS advisors / managers. Keep abreast of best practice in HIV/AIDS. Participate in evaluations in conjunction with external consultants. REQUIRES: Masters degree in development, HIV/AIDS, tropical health, social studies or related subject. Five years pervious overseas experience of which at least two should be at a senior advisor or management level (in HIV/AIDS). Experience of program design, monitoring and evaluation, networking and dialogue with Government. Experience of supporting partners, capacity building, and rights based approaches. Knowledge and understanding of mainstreaming HIV/AIDS. Prefers: Strong analytical skills. Ability and willingness to work in a multi-cultural team. Commitment to supporting the development of national staff and partners. Willingness to work under pressure.
To lead Concern and its partners in Niger in the mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS and Gender issues within their program activities. To develop a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS and Gender issues in Niger, with particular reference to the education sector. To develop a strategy for the mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS and Gender awareness and practice throughout Concern's management structure. To develop a strategy for the mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS and Gender awareness and practice throughout the program work of Concern and its partners. To strengthen Concern's partners through the support and mentoring of their internal HIV/AIDS and Gender capacities. Identify and train national counterparts within Concern Niger and its partners. To promote the understanding and use of Rights Based Approaches within HIV/AIDS and Gender mainstreaming. Represent Concern at national meetings, contributing to the development and coordination of HIV/AIDS policies and strategies. REQUIRES: Thorough understanding of HIV/AIDS and Gender mainstreaming. Minimum 2 yrs working within HIV/AIDS (mainstreaming). Minimum 1 year working within Gender (mainstreaming). Fluent French and English. Prefers: Post graduate degree in Gender or HIV/AIDS related subject. Previous experience working overseas, preferably with an International NGO: working/living in a different culture to one's own; Working/living in a francophone setting; Working in partnership with National NGOs.
Manage a Concern SFP project in one district with technical support to staff members, managing, organizing and carrying out day to day activities related to the program. Managing one of the two Supplementary feeding teams in Tahoua district. Training of local SFP team in the day to day running of the program. Travelling to the sites with the team to supervise and support. Ensure the teams equipment is in good working order, food supplies are available and standards are maintained. Ensure nutrition guidelines are in place and are adhered to, client records are maintained and food stocks are up to date. On the job training of national staff on technical issues. Compile teams nutrition statistics, weekly and monthly reports and assist in donor reports. REQUIRES: Qualification in nursing or nutrition. Minimum 3 yrs experience working in developing countries running supplementary feeding programs. Management skills and training experience. Computer skills, compiling statistics. Good English. Able to take initiative and work independently. Flexibility in dividing time between centres of intervention. Prefers: Good French. Working in partnership with National NGOs.
To support the Concern SFP program in two districts with technical support to staff members, organizing and carrying out nutrition surveys as appropriate. Give nutritional technical support to Concern nutrition programs in setting up of SFP in Tahoua and Illela districts. Day to day guidance of SFP programs including staff, supplies etc. Ensure nutrition guidelines are in place and are adhered to. Training of national and international staff on technical issues. Compile nutrition program statistics, weekly and monthly reports and assist in donor reports. Advise and train nutrition survey team. REQUIRES: Degree in Nutrition. Minimum 3 yrs experience working in developing countries running supplementary feeding programs and involved in nutrition surveys. Management skills and training experience. Computer skills including Epi INFO program. Prefers: Fluent French.
To provide direction and technical support for ongoing water and sanitation and health activities and assist in the development of future interventions and coordinate both watsan and health as an integrated program. Provide technical advice on designs, supplies and installation of equipment. Organize procurement of technical supplies - N.B. there are very few suppliers available in country so most goods needs to be sourced from outside the DPRK. Coordinate works with technical counterparts at the Ministry of City Management, Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Public Health. Organize training and the dissemination of health promotion materials on hygiene and sanitation. Monitor ongoing project work. Undertake assessment of needs prior to and during project implementation. Provide technical back up for water quality testing to Anti Epidemic Stations. Manage two international staff and a number of national staff in the Health and Water and Sanitation projects. REQUIRES: Tertiary level Qualification in a water-related discipline. Working experience in water and sanitation sector. Knowledge of water quality testing. Good knowledge of Microsoft Office. Prefers: Experience in health and hygiene dissemination materials and methodologies. Previous experience of working in a developing country. Familiarity with purchasing regulations and practice; experience in working in urban water rehabilitation; experience in managing international staff in a team environment; experience of coordinating with other agencies in this sector. Knowledge of design and construction of gravity fed systems.
To build on community initiatives in childbirth practices as introduced in the first phase of the project. This to involve facilitation of primary health care meetings/workshops and the provision of materials for dissemination/training purposes and materials for upgrading facilities. Monitor the utilisation of materials for Household Health staff as provided through the ECHO-funded Health project. Also to monitor the use and utilisation of medical equipment delivered through our partnership with WHO to county hospitals and rural 'industrial hospitals'. Assess current health care practices - knowledge, attitude and practice. Identify training needs. Identify alternative ways to provide or facilitate training. Identify and source materials and interventions for health facilities in conjunction with the watsan project. Provide support to community initiatives on dissemination of health messages in particular with regard to childbirth practices, with an emphasis on preventing complications by supporting the normal physiology of labour. REQUIRES: Nursing Degree. Midwifery training. Recent up to date practical application of midwifery. Flexibility in maintaining relations. Ability to engage with people from different cultures with cultural sensitivity Prefers: Public Health degree. Independent practitioner or extensive experience in remote locations. Qualifications or experience in facilitating childbirth education programs, especially for health professionals. Previous experience in developing countries.
To provide technical and management support to Concern's Health and Nutrition program in West Darfur which includes establishing and integrating a health component into the ongoing nutrition program (in El Geneina. Mornei and Seleia/Kolbus) as recommended in the March'05 program evaluation. The role also includes the coordination and integration of community health mobilisation across the appropriate sectoral programs. Ensure that Concern's Nutrition and Health program is carried out to well recognised standards. With the program managers to establish and develop the integration of health components into the Nutrition program as recommended by the recent evaluation and as outlined in the Nutrition and Health Proposal. Design and implement with respective managers a training/capacity building program for the nutrition/health staff of El Geneina, Mornei, Seleia with particular emphasis on a counterpart. To work closely with Valid International (CTC Consultants) and ensure their advisory contract is effective to the program. Facilitate the enhancement of a monitoring system for the Nutrition and Health program. Facilitate the development of an information system for the Nutrition and Health program using existing community structures. Provide support and technical advice to the El Geneina, Mornei and Seleia Nutrition teams and Community Health Advisors. REQUIRES: Third level qualification in a health and/or nutrition related field. 3 years relevant overseas experience in emergency/insecure field. 3years experience in an emergency nutrition program. Proven track record in national staff capacity building/training and management. Technical qualifications in food security. Knowledge of the CTC (Community Based Therapeutic Care) approach to malnutrition. Prefers: Experience of work in Sudan / Horn of Africa region. Experience of CTC program implementation. Experience of working in a refugee/IDP camp setting.
To train and facilitate community focused staff to engage and mobilize local communities in the improvement of the public health situation, using participatory and interactive methods. This will be in terms of the current nutrition and sanitation programs, and the proposed livelihoods interventions, along with other program areas in which Concern may become involved. To supervise the Nutrition Team and support them with the health education component of the program, in collaboration with the Nutrition Manager in El Geneina. Duties: As part of a multi disciplinary team carry out an assessment of the public health risks and needs within the program area and make recommendations for action. In close coordination with other program staff assess and identify the current resources and capacity of community focused staff to improve the public health situation within the program area. Facilitate the design, implementation, and monitoring, in coordination with existing program staff, a comprehensive community public health program. To facilitate the development of resource tools for community mobilizers in conjunction with UNICEF and MOH. Liaison with the Water staff to ensure integration of the relevant software activities where necessary. Facilitate and train the community focused staff to engage, mobilize and empower the communities using a variety of methodologies. To support and develop a system of information gathering through the community structures. To facilitate the developments of a monitoring system to measure progress/outputs in community health including environmental sanitation. REQUIRES: Third level qualification in public health, community mobilisation or other relevant subject. 2 years relevant overseas experience in emergency/insecure field. 2 years experience in public health programs. Proven track record in national staff capacity building/training and management. Prefers: Technical qualifications in livelihoods and/or nutrition. Experience of work in Sudan / horn of Africa region. Experience of livelihoods or sanitation/hygiene program implementation. Experience of working in a refugee/IDP camp setting.
To train and facilitate community focused staff to engage and mobilize local communities in the improvement of the public health situation, using participatory and interactive methodologies with particular attention to the current nutrition/health and sanitation programs. Duties: As part of a multi disciplinary team carry out an assessment of the public health risks and needs within the program area and make recommendations for action. In close coordination with other program staff assess and identify the current resources and capacity of community focused staff to improve the public health situation, including software of environmental sanitation, within the program area. Facilitate the design, implementation, and monitoring, in coordination with existing program staff, a comprehensive community public health program, including software aspects of environmental sanitation. To facilitate the development of resource tools for community mobilizers in conjunction with UNICEF and MOH. Liaison with the Water staff to ensure integration of the relevant software activities where necessary. Liaison with any new programs such as: food security/livelihoods with particular emphasis on sharing local government and community structures and community mobilizers. Facilitate and train the community focused staff to engage, mobilize and empower the communities using a variety of methodologies. REQUIRES: Second level education (ideally third level) in public health, community mobilisation or other relevant subject. 2 years relevant overseas experience in emergency/insecure field. 2 years experience in public health programs. Proven track record in national staff capacity building/training and management. Prefers: Technical qualification in livelihoods, sanitation or food security. Experience of work in Sudan / horn of Africa region. Experience of food security/livelihoods program implementation.
To train and facilitate community focused staff to engage and mobilize local communities in the improvement of the public health situation, using participatory and interactive methods in the El Geneina programs, in close collaboration with existing nutrition programs, and to support, develop and implement a strategy that will ensure the continuity and consistency of Community Mobilisation activities across Concerns program areas in West Darfur. As part of a multi disciplinary team carry out an assessment of the public health risks and needs within the program area and make recommendations for action. In close coordination with other program staff assess and identify the current resources and capacity of community focused staff to improve the public health situation, including software of environmental sanitation, within the program area. In close coordination with other program staff assess and identify the current resources and capacity of community focused staff to improve the public health situation within the program area. Facilitate the design, implementation, and monitoring, in coordination with existing program staff, a comprehensive community public health program, including software aspects of environmental sanitation. Provide technical advice and assistance to the outer lying program areas and the community focused staff as well as the Nutrition Manager in El Geneina. Represent, liaise and coordinate with the Government and International Community within West Darfur as necessary. REQUIRES: Second level education (ideally third level) in public health, community mobilisation or other relevant subject. 5 years overseas experience in public health and community mobilisation programs. Two years relevant overseas experience in emergency/insecure field. Proven track record in national staff capacity building/training and management. Proven track record in external capacity building of existing local and national structures. Prefers: Technical qualification in livelihoods or food security. Training/capacity building. Experience of work in Sudan / horn of Africa region. Experience of food security/livelihoods/nutrition program implementation.
To provide over all management to the child Survival Program. Plan and Coordinate all program implementations in co-irdination with the MoH, the district health partners and all key stakeholders. Manage the CSP team - approx 10 staff. Evaluate training needs and ensure staff capacity development where necessary. Financial management of the program. Monitor and Evaluate program as per USAID directives and agreed indicators. Use a range of participatory methodologies and a team work approach. Represent the Concern Butare CSP in Butare & Kigali with a range of other actors. REQUIRES: Masterís Degree, or equivalent in Public health. Fluency in French and English. Min of 4 yrs management experience in filed based primary care/ CSP. 2-3 years working in an international development environment. Technical expertise is 3 of 4 main proposed health interventions ( HIV/AIDS, Maternal and New born care; Malaria and Nutrition).
To provide management and nutrition technical support to the community therapeutic care program in Aweil West and North Counties. To assist in the management of Concern's SFP /OTP program in Aweil West and North counties. To train, supervise and manage the SFP/OTP mobile teams in collaboration with the Medical Coordinator and Program Manager. To ensure that the CTC nutrition protocols are clearly understood and implemented by program teams. To provide direction on and oversee management of the Community Mobilization component. To undertake statistical analysis of all aspects of the CTC program. To assist in program monitoring and reporting to ensure effective program implementation and evaluation of program impact. To prepare regular narrative and statistical reports both for program donors and internal analysis. To conduct regular nutritional surveys in the area and to design and implement other nutrition related studies. REQUIRES: Graduate qualification in Nutrition or related discipline with extensive Nutrition training and experience. Experience using EPI Info and related computer software. Experience of overseas nutrition emergency programs and nutrition surveys, whilst working in a dynamic emergency environment. Post holder should have experience in analyzing and interpreting data. Management of local staff and their capacity building/mentoring. Prefers: CTC experience. Experience and/or interest in Food Security Issues. Understanding of the links between emergency and development programs and a good understanding of the underlying causes of malnutrition. Very good analytical skills and computer literate.
Partners for Development (PFD), a U.S. private voluntary organization (PVO), seeks a Country Program Director to lead its dynamic and expanding Nigeria program operations. In addition to Nigeria, PFD manages agriculture, health, small enterprise development (SED), and water and sanitation programs in Bosnia and Cambodia, employing participatory approaches to empower communities, often in underserved and remote areas. The Country Program Director's specific duties include overseeing ongoing program activities; program development, new business prospecting, and proposal preparation for Nigeria and other African countries; financial management; and developing and strengthening management systems. The successful candidate will have an MA or MS with an international development focus, a minimum of five years of field management experience in Africa, preferably in public health, and local capacity-building; excellent writing and verbal skills; planning; financial management and budgeting; proposal development; experience with U.S.A.I.D., other donors, and host governments; information technology aptitude; and cultural sensitivity. French or Portuguese proficiency highly preferred. Please send a resume and a recent writing sample to: Nigeria Country Program Director position, Partners for Development, 1320 Fenwick Lane, Suite 406, Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA; Email: [email protected] NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
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 a Hygiene Promotion Manager for its Sudan program. Duties: The overall objective of the position is to insure that HP activities are standardized and implemented in all areas where the IRC undertakes Environmental Health (EH) programs. Responsibilities include: Ensure that existing hygiene promotion activities are being undertaken correctly in all locations throughout South and West Darfur; Develop and identify new strategies and activities that ensure IDPs received well targeted hygiene promotion; Assist in linking hygiene promotion to IRC environmental health engineering activities through effective coordination with EH engineering department; Coordinate between the IRC and all other government and non government agencies involved in hygiene promotion in South and West Darfur; Work as a member of a multi-disciplined team including expatriates and national staff; Manage community mobilisers in locations where no EH managers exist and provide necessary support when there are EH managers present; Ensure that work is carried out in a timely and efficient manner, within the allocated budget; Regular site visits to the programme areas and supervision of on going work; Ensure effective and timely reporting of all hygiene promotion activities. REQUIRES: MPH or qualified in implementing and designing large scale hygiene promotion campaigns, or prior experience working overseas in an emergency context within the EH sector; 3-5 years of relevant work experience (refugee camp settings a plus); Ability to work in adverse or extreme weather conditions; Ability to work in an insecure environment; Excellent decision making skills; Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical documents and reports as well as government regulations; Candidates must also be adaptable, flexible and mature in judgment; Possess the ability to live and work in a team, under difficult and challenging conditions; Fluency in English (oral and written); Arabic a plus. Length: 6-9 Months.
The International Rescue Committee seeks a Health Manager for its South Sudan program, based in the Malual Kon field office in Aweil East County, Northern Bahr El Ghazal, South Sudan. Duties: Report to the Health Coordinator and maintain close working relationships with the Field Coordinator and Field Managers, as well as the other field staff; Plan, develop, and implement IRC's Health Care program in the Aweil Counties of Southern Sudan under supervision of the Health Coordinator; Conduct field assessments of site programs and provide support to health staff; Contributing to health policy development; Identify health program opportunities; Participate in the development of strategic work-plans; Provide overall coordination of all health programs in Norther Bahr El Ghazal; Manage health projects in the Aweil Counties; With the Health Coordinator, draft health sector proposals, budgets and plans of action, with particular focus on northern Bahr El Ghazal; Supervise and monitor field activities; Ensure that collected field information is analyzed/evaluated and appropriate actions are effected; With Field Managers and Health Coordinator, review and approve plans submitted by health staff; Review health programs through regular field visits and ensure that program implementation strategies are compatible with overall program goals and objectives; Verify reports of infectious and epidemic diseases, respond accordingly; Assure that IRC Health Care programs follow the relevant health policies; Supervise the monitoring of stock levels and expiration dates of health sector supplies; Ensure appropriate stocks of essential supplies are maintained in liaison with Field Manager; Oversee the PHCU and PHCC supervisors to assure the usage of IRC issued health supplies and health sector assets are monitored; Review all health sector purchase requisitions; Recommend grant and budget revisions to the Health Coordinator; Advise on budget development and budget expenditures with the field teams and Health Coordinator; Liaise with counterparts, local administration, NGOs and UN agencies in the field to coordinate health programs, standardize activities and obtain up-to-date information for program planning and implementation; Attend meetings concerning overall health program issues and field operations; Supervise regular review and revision of training manuals to maintain consistency with HPC protocols. REQUIRES: Advanced degree in Public Health, Nursing and/or Medicine; At least 3 years experience managing primary and clinic-based health projects in developing countries; Solid practical experience and technical expertise in community-based primary health care, the SPHERE standards, capacity building of local health care systems/personnel, behavior change communication strategies, and the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in refugee/internally displaced/migrant and low-income communities, including diarrheal diseases; acute respiratory infections; malaria; malnutrition; vaccine- preventable illnesses; Experience working in Africa, preferably in Sudan; Previous NGO experience preferred; Strong writing and communication skills; Experience in design and implementation of qualitative and quantitative assessments in community setting preferable; English verbal and written fluency essential; Arabic, Dinka, and Nuer language skills would be an advantage. Length: 1 Year.
The International Rescue Committee seeks an Environmental Health Manager as part of its programs assisting Sudanese refugees in Chad. Duties: Implement, monitor, and evaluate environmental health intervention for targeted rural communities with a focus on hygiene promotion and latrine construction. Hire and train national staff in construction supervision and hygiene promotion. Conduct regular visits to project sites to monitor program progress. Oversee the construction of hand dug wells and latrines. Oversee the construction and startup of workshop to produce ceramic water filters. Form Community Water Boards in targeted communities to ensure sustainability of water infrastructure. Submit regular progress reports to the EH Coordinator and donors. Collaborate closely with local communities and authorities, and relevant Government Departments, UN agencies, and NGOs. As this position requires more management and community mobilization than engineering skills, this individual will be a professional who understands sanitation issues amongst rural populations, SPHERE standards and related social issues affecting behavior and will be conversant with the importance of community mobilization and capacity building. REQUIRES: Extensive experience working with both refugee and local communities; At least two years of prior professional experience in relief/development activities related to sanitation and hygiene promotion under a difficult logistical atmosphere; Proven capacity to plan and conduct training for local staff; Operational knowledge of Microsoft Office software; knowledge of GPS mapping and GIS a plus. Fluency in English, spoken and written; Fluency in French/Arabic language skills a plus; Experience supervising staff in an international setting; University degree in construction-related engineering; Public health degree/certificate a plus. Applicants without engineering degree that possess experience in environmental health and community mobilization will be considered; Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills; Must be flexible to adapt to changing requirements; Strong reporting skills; Ability to work independently in a rapidly changing professional environment. Good communications and organizational skills; Ability to work under pressure in a harsh environment. Length: 12 months.
Duties: Oversight of all IRC's health programs in Cote d'Ivoire. Provide technical guidance to expatriate health program managers through input on management of local staff and health projects; Ensure that stated goals and objectives of health projects are met, that projects are appropriately monitored and evaluated, and reports are written and submitted in a timely manner; manage health project funds as allocated in the awarded grants and within the authorized budgets; Ensure appropriate stocks of essential medical drugs and supplies are maintained; supervise monitoring of stock levels and expiration dates of supplies; In consultation with the CD, evaluate needs in personnel, review applicants for all health positions, and assists in the recruitment of qualified national and international medical staff; Monitor impact of IRC's programs on health status of the beneficiary population; Identify staff training needs and ensure that health staffs have the opportunity for on-going training; Represent IRC to the Ministry of Public Health, UN and donor agencies, international and local NGOs on health issues. REQUIRES: Health professional (MD, RN, MPH) with strong public health background. Two years experience in implementing and managing health programs in developing countries and/or refugee settings; Background in health assessment and program implementation; Experience supervising staff in an international setting. Excellent oral and written communication skills; French essential; Able to work under pressure in a potentially unstable security environment. Length: 1 year. Unaccompanied.
IRC is working with the conflict affected communities of rebel held North Eastern Sudan to meet basic humanitarian needs and to increase the communities' access to basic social services. Duties: Provide sustainable sources of potable water for the communities and reduce morbidity caused by water borne diseases; Develop a strategy for behavior change around hygiene practices and the management of fecal waste; Carry out a feasibility study for conducting hygiene and excreta disposal interventions; Identify the current hygiene and sanitation behaviors of the community, to include risks, exposures and epidemiological associations- possibly using a Knowledge Attitudes and Practices tool that will be developed by the consultant and the IRC; Assess the communities' level of understanding and attitude to waste management; Work with IRC to identify a strategy for behavior change activities; Identify Gender and Protection issues around latrine usage; Identify Attitudes toward toilet behavior; Identify possible interventions for attitudinal change on latrine hygiene (hand washing, burying feces, etc); IRC aims to use the consultant's feedback to develop new programs around improving hygiene and attitudinal change around toileting behavior in the Beja. REQUIRES: MPH or MSc. in Public Health/Hygiene Promotion; Medical doctor with a public health background, or a person currently studying for any of the above programs of study; an Arabic speaker is highly desirable; at least 3 years experience working on public interventions in conflict areas or in developing countries; ability to work in desert environments for prolonged periods. Length: One Month.
America Red Cross ( www.redcross.org) seeks a Senior Program Advisor for the Tsunami Recovery Program. The American Red Cross Tsunami Recovery Program (TRP) has been established to direct the organizationís response to the South Asia Tsunami disaster. The Tsunami Recovery Program activities will focus on integrated community recovery and preparedness interventions in tsunami affected countries in Asia and East Africa in collaboration with Red Cross and non-Red Cross partners. The American Red Cross seeks a Senior Program Advisor to lead program design and implementation efforts for TRP to promote quality programming. Duties: Coordinates the development of a comprehensive portfolio of response and preparedness programs in tsunami affected countries. Facilitates sectoral and country specific program integration, and ensures a coherent TRP strategy. Works closely with field staff to provide and coordinate related technical guidance in the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of TRP projects. Ensures timely and accurate reporting and administration. Identifies, documents, and disseminates best practices and suggests program standardization or replication in technical sectors when appropriate. Assists in representing the American Red Cross and building good relationships with national authorities, international and national organizations, governments and other organizations. Performs related duties as assigned and reports directly to the Senior Director of the Tsunami Recovery Program. REQUIRES: Bachelors degree in public health or related experience required. Masters degree preferred. At least 5-7 years in managing international community and public health programs, with at least 1 year overseas experience preferred. At least 1-3 years supervisory experience required. Experience managing post-disaster programs preferred. International experience in conducting assessments, feasibility studies, data analysis, project design, monitoring and evaluation, facilitating community mobilization and local capacity building required. Solid project management experience with a proven track record of successful teamwork needed. Experience in Asia and Africa preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. This position is based in Washington, DC and will require up to 40 percent international travel. Send cover letter and resume to: Jill Solomon, Senior Contract Recruiter, Global Recruitment Specialists, 91 Oakview Terrace, Short Hills, NJ 07078 USA; Tel/Fax: 973-379-7325; email: [email protected]
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.
Family Health International (FHI) is dedicated to improving lives, knowledge, and understanding worldwide through a highly diversified program of research, education, and services in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, reproductive health, and infectious diseases. We are seeking qualified candidates for the following positions. FHI has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates please apply online at www.fhi.org or submit cover letter, resume including salary requirements to [email protected] AA/EOE
Provides management support for the Technical Support Department, which provides headquarters-level technical and strategic support to country programs. Serves as a liaison between staff of the Technical Support Department team and the corporate units of FHI (e.g., F&A, Travel, HR, C&G). Supports resource development activities that draw on the skill sets of Departmental staff and tools. Provides design team and technical task force leadership. Masterís degree with experience in public health, clinical or the behavioral sciences (MPH preferred); and 7 years experience with international development programs to include 4 years relevant management experience. Experience must reflect the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above.
The Associate Director, Care & Treatment, is to function as the primary technical support to the FHI/Cambodia Country Program and the government's national Program on HIV/AIDS in the area of comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment including antiretroviral therapy (ART), prevention and treatment of opportunistic infections (OIs), PMTCT, VCT, community/home-based care and management support for OVC activities. The incumbent will work closely with and support the HIV care and treatment program of the Cambodia Ministry of Health (MOH), the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STDs (NCHADS) and other stakeholders. Medical doctor (MD) or nurse (RN), preferably with a Masters Degree in public health or related field; A minimum of five years experience in providing management of HIV/AIDS health services, including ART, within prevention and care programs; Experience with treatment and care in the developing world, particularly in Cambodia and Asia; Knowledge and experience in epidemiology and/or STI clinical management in resource-poor settings would be advantageous; Fluency in Khmer will be an advantage.
In close coordination with the Director of Programs, works with and supports the Chief of Party/GHAIN, and the relevant staff of USAID/Nigeria. Provides technical expertise and leadership for the design and implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment and support programs. Ensures the high quality HIV prevention, care and treatment interventions are implemented in a timely manner. Represents the GHAIN Project and FHI at local and international meetings. Performs other duties as assigned. MD degree and ten years professional health care experience including at least five years specialized experience in HIV/AIDS care in developing country settings plus at least four years management experience. Must be an experienced ART clinician. Experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.
Ever diagnosed filariasis? malaria? leprosy? Have you treated meningitis, leeches (great parasites!), onchocerciasis, or leishmaniasis? We work in three rather exciting locations...on the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya, in a stunningly beautiful rain- forest in Ethiopia, and in the semi-desert area of western Eritrea. We teach and train Africans to care for their own medical needs to every extent possible, and have been doing this for 42 years. Clinical medicine coupled with public health are essential parts of our goal. Presently we are recruiting physicians, non-medical staff for administrative duties, and one nurse experienced in third world medicine for positions in Africa beginning early in 2006. We will put you in touch with doctors who have worked with us before at the same location you will be serving. A spiritual or humanitarian motivation is a great asset. Quotes from Lalmba physicians: "I've never seen that before"; "what a week"; "I've read about this before, but..."; "challenging and exciting"; "anything but boring". Please see our website www.lalmba.org for more information and an application form. Lalmba Association, 7685 Quartz Street, Arvada, CO 80007, phone: (303) 420 1810.
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 two (2) Technical Specialists as part of its tsunami relief programs in Aceh, Indonesia. Duties: Coordinate with Technical Advisor to implement a strategic response to infrastructure needs in Aceh with particular emphasis on water and sanitation; In coordination with the Technical Advisor, establish contacts with relevant international/local NGOs and line ministries in the area of operation; Conduct assessments to determine the infrastructure needs of the target areas; Hold responsibility for the installation of water points including drilling, restoration of pumps, trucking of water as required, conducting rapid assessments, running pumps and generators, setting up water distribution networks, and organizing mass latrine construction campaigns; Hold responsibility for evaluating housing and other structural designs; Implement housing program for target population, which includes full service amenities; Ensure all implementation plans employ a programming approach that integrates the needs of other sectors of work; Review technical designs for water production and delivery and structural designs in housings and roads; Evaluate field needs for technical interventions and make recommendations as needed; Monitor materials, equipment and supplies for technical work; Monitor and evaluate appropriate implementation of technical projects against program objectives and IRC's Program Framework; Directly manage a 5+ national staff team; indirectly manage 100+ daily workers; Provide regular reports, document results and maintain detailed records. REQUIRES: University degree in civil/environmental engineering or related field; Minimum 5 years professional technical experience in Environmental Health, roads, structures and/or water delivery/production; Minimum 2 years overseas experience, preferably in a conflict or post disaster setting; Solid managerial skills and experience in an international multi-cultural setting; Strong project planning, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; Proven technical writing skills; Budget management experience of $1,000,000 USD+; Competent in Windows, MS office programs, AutoCAD (or similar computer aided design), email and database experience; Preferred experience working with HF radios (CODAN), VHF radios, satellite telephone and fax; Fluency in written and spoken English; Bahasa Indonesia language skills a plus; Ability to work under pressure in a potentially unstable security environment. Length: 6 months.
The International Rescue Committee currently seeks an Environmental Health Coordinator for its Uganda program based in Kampala with travel to the field. Duties: Assist in a revitalization of IRC's EH programming in northern Uganda, which is faced with several important challenges including the difficult external environment, as current insecurity severely limits IRC's ability to access target communities; Oversee all IRC EH programs in Kitgum, Pader; Provide technical oversight to the wat/san staff in Lira; Critically analyze the current implementation and monitoring modalities, and recommend / implement improvements; Develop innovative ways to access remote communities, particularly with a view to developing and supporting community structures for infrastructure maintenance and hygiene promotion; Lead EH program staff in reviewing, improving and standardizing IRC's technical criteria, including bills of quantities and procedures for selecting sub-contractors; Lead EH program staff in reviewing, improving and standardizing IRC's information, education and communication tools and methodologies; Examine the degree to which IRC's EH programs are implemented and monitored in a participatory and community-based fashion, and recommend / implement improvements; Produce drafts of donor reports for timely submission to the Field Coordinator; Provide regular feedback on EH program budgets to Kitgum Field Coordinator and Deputy Director; Assist with developing drafts for new funding proposals as required; Evaluate training needs for EH staff, and carry out trainings where appropriate; Evaluate capacity of current EH program staff, and recommend changes to senior management, including for the future leadership of the program; Represent IRC at the national level EH meetings and disseminate information to other offices as appropriate; Provide programmatic support to IRC's EH programming (Kiryandongo and Ikafe refugee settlements) outside northern Uganda as appropriate. REQUIRES: MPH with specialization in Environmental Health, MSc Water Engineering or similar; At least 3 years experience of implementing environmental health projects in Africa or similar context preferred; Experience of working in emergency and post-conflict contexts preferred; Experience of implementing programs in insecure contexts preferred; Excellent report writing, program development and monitoring and evaluation skills required; Knowledge of key donor formats and policies preferred (ECHO / OFDA / UNHCR / BPRM); Good working knowledge of computer software: MS Word, Excel & email applications required; MS Access, Project & GIS preferred; Good working knowledge of communications systems (satellite communications, VHF and HF radio) preferred; Flexibility, strong teamwork and leadership skills, ability to work independently, security management skills, and sense of humor. Length: 1 Year.
The International Rescue Committee seeks a Senior Environmental Health/Water and Sanitation Coordinator for its Sudan program. Duties: As part of the Program Development and Support Department (PDSD), the Water and Sanitation Coordinator is responsible for providing technical guidance and support to comprehensive programs implemented in a complex, post-conflict context; Specific responsibilities include: Develop a coherent and integrated strategy for Water and Sanitation adapted to the variety of humanitarian contexts (relief, emergency preparedness, post conflict and development); Provide input and assistance, to all relevant proposal development, and initiate the process whenever appropriate; Provide on-going comprehensive technical guidance and assistance to the Water and Sanitation team of PDSD, Khartoum- and field-based staff, finance, etc.; Ensure effective monitoring and in- depth impact evaluation of water and sanitation projects; Oversee the production and improvement of comprehensive systems, tools and resources necessary for the implementation of water and sanitation projects, with special attention to quality. REQUIRES: Master's Degree in Hydraulic or Civil Engineering; 4 years of oversees experience (ideally in Africa) in managing water, sanitation and hygiene promotion programs for international NGO field operations (experience in Africa preferred); Proven ability to supervise field staff in a cross-cultural setting; Substantial management experience as well as strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit; Must be able to work closely with partners such as authorities, international and local NGOs; Ability to work well under changing political environments, and heavy administrative and programmatic pressures, and to adapt to the changing programmatic context; Fluency in spoken and written English, spoken Arabic is a plus; Strong computer skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook). Length: One year.
The International Rescue Committee seeks a Field Coordinator for its South Sudan program, based in Northern Bahr El Gazal. Duties: Oversee IRCs current and new programs in Northern Bahr El Gazal; Explore opportunities for new programs in Western Bahr El Gazal and Warap States; Supervise Field Managers; Steer the process of integration of programs and eventual take over of operations and management of IRC programs currently conducted in the GoS held towns of Aweil, Gogrial, Wau and Raja; Lead IRC's response to return and reintegration of IDPs and refugees in the wider area of Northern and Western Bahr El Gazal and Warap States; Monitor activities and budgets as well as compliance to all IRC procedures; Work closely with the Field Coordinator for Lakes and Upper Nile and the technical unit; Develop and maintain excellent working relations with relevant agencies, authorities and communities in Northern Bahr El Gazal, and where relevant in Western Bahr El Gazal and Warap States; Assist in review of the multi-annual strategic plan for Sudan; Recommend future program structures and strategic plans; Lead the improvement of program quality, promote increased involvement of field staff in program development; Ensure quality and timely implementation of all IRC programs in the area; Oversee the development of detailed project work and spending plans; Oversee preparation of required technical, management and support reports; Oversee all budget expenditures in area of operation and ensure they are allowable and allocable according to IRC and donor regulations; Review Monthly Budget vs. Actual reports, make recommendations and ensure action is taken in a timely fashion; Ensure M&E activities are carried out regularly; Write monthly field coordination report; Monitor the security situation; Ensure security plans are up to date and security protocols are adhered to; In absence of Country or Deputy Director, make final decision on staff evacuations; Ensure timely and adequate orientation of new staff at program sites; Coach, support and evaluate Managers reporting to the Field Coordinator. REQUIRES: Master's degree in Development Studies, International Relations or similar field, or relevant technical qualification (health, engineering etc) preferred; At least 3 years experience of implementing multi-sectoral humanitarian relief or development projects in Africa or similar context; Experience of working in post- conflict contexts preferred; Excellent written and oral communication skills and proposal development experience; Budget development, and strong budget management experience; Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to manage large amounts of information and prioritize work; Good security management skills preferred; Good working knowledge of communications systems preferred; Good working knowledge of computer software; NGO experience and knowledge of donor guideline requirements, e.g, USAID, OFDA preferred; Willingness to travel in remote and war affected areas under adverse conditions; Flexibility and adaptability; Desire to learn; Cultural sensitivity. Length: 1 Year.
The American Refugee Committee seeks candidates for the following positions. If you are interested in applying for a position with the American Refugee Committee (ARC), please apply on line at ARC's job application database at www.archq.org/employment/. For more information on ARC programs, please view our website at www.archq.org.
The American Refugee Committee seeks a TB Specialist. Primary Objective: To improve infectious disease control (with special reference to TB, malaria and diarrheal diseases) by: 1) strengthening the technical, administrative, and medical capacity of local partners, and 2) fostering the active participation of Burmese migrant and Thai communities in their healthcare. Duties: Promote Capacity Building in District and Sub-District Health Services through the assessment and review of Laboratory services, protocols and policies and providing Technical Assistance and education as required in collaboration with the Project Malaria Specialist and Technical Assistance Partners. Develop Training Curricula and materials and conduct refresher and in-service training related to Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Technical Skills and Management. Assist in training and supporting the MoPH Village volunteers, Migrant Liaison Officers and Migrant Health Volunteers. Liaise with CDC in the provision of Technical Assistance and assist in their TB studies. Liaise with Community Health Specialists. Communicate and establish liaison as necessary with Thai Ministry of Public Health, Office of Vector Borne Disease Control, Community Leaders and Key Partners. Collect statistics and complete reports within several days of the end of reporting periods. Keep minutes for regular meetings with ARC Migrant Team and Program Principal, Implementing and Technical Assistance Partners or major meetings with other agencies. Maintain an inventory of project supplies. REQUIRES: MD or PHN and/or MPH with TB specialization and program design and administration experience. Participatory training and curriculum development expertise. Fluency in written and spoken English. Monitoring and Evaluation expertise. Epidemiological skills. Ability to train health workers at a basic level and upgrade their knowledge and skills. Health education or education training and/or experience. Masters degree in Public Health or public health experience. Ability to develop public health programs from a community development approach. Developing country experience (e.g., community development, volunteer, or refugee experience). Ability to work with low technology health care and public health. Ability to work in a team. Coordination, communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work in ambiguous program and live in uncomfortable conditions. Ability to create programs and work independently.
(Immediate Vacancy, Pending funding). Primary Objective: To provide direct technical input, management and direction to ARC's nutrition and health initiatives in Darfur. Duties: Coordinate with the ARC Health Program Manager, local health staff, government officials and institutions/UN partners to develop and implement nutrition and health programs through Primary Health Care Centers (PHCs), with emphasis on MCH. Continue and refine a rapid assessment of the current nutritional status of beneficiaries in targeted areas. Identify and implement nutrition (and MCH) protocols, standards and interventions. Provide management and technical oversight to ARC's nutrition and health activities in the PHCs and mobile clinics. Identify and recruit nutrition and health staff, and provide ongoing training and supervision. Serve as a liaison with local health agencies, government officials and partners as it relates to ARC's nutrition/health programs. Coordinate technical training programs for local nurses and other health practitioners, Community Health Workers (CHWs), and Training of Trainers (TOT). Develop and implement strategies/systems for monitoring and evaluation in coordination with other health team managers. REQUIRES: Certified Nurse or Nutritionist with strong public health background or a MPH / MPHN. Minimum of three years experience in program design, project management, monitoring and evaluation and the ability to lead and develop a team of national health staff. Proven ability in developing proposals and report writing. Ability to work with limited supervision and use own initiative. Experience in training programs and/or TOT programs. Experience in working with local governments, partners and agencies on health-related issues. Minimum of two years field experience in complex emergency situations, including refugee, displaced or war-affected populations; Africa experience a plus. Strong oral and written English communication and computer skills. Self-directed, flexible and adaptable. Ability to travel to program sites within the region of South Darfur. Ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams. Knowledge of Arabic an advantage but not essential. *Note: This is an unaccompanied position.
Child Family Health International (CFHI) builds and strengthens sustainable health care services in underserved communities worldwide. CFHI does this through: Global Service-Learning: offering innovative medical student programs that focus on cultural competency in the healthcare setting; and Partnerships: providing healthcare for underserved communities through local medical professionals and clinics; Medical Supply Recovery: collecting and distributing recovered and recycled medical supplies.Child Family Health International seeks participants for international immersion programs. Learn Medical Spanish in an International Setting. Rotate in different clinical settings while immersing yourself in the host culture. Gain an excellent comprehensive view of health care in developing nations. See www.cfhi.org for more details about such international opportunities. Must be at least 21 years of age. Open to: pre-meds, med students, RN students, RNs, PAs, naturopathic/osteopathic students and/or residents, MPH students or those with MPH. Contact [email protected] or 415-957-9000.
The United Nations Population Fund seeks candidates to be placed on a roster of UNFPA Representatives for assignment to a duty station in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America or Asia. Duties: conducts policy dialogue with government officials and ensures inclusion of population and development, reproductive health and gender concerns in the public policy agenda and development frameworks; creates and builds strategic partnerships with key stakeholders and partners; and provides leadership and strategic direction in the planning, formulation and implementation of country programmes and projects in line with government priorities and UNFPA's mandate. REQUIRES: advanced university degree in Health or Social Sciences; 10 - 12 years experience in the field of population and development assistance at the national and international level; and excellent command of English and French or Spanish or Arabic, where required. Closing date: 8/30/05. Send applications, specifying Vacancy Number VA/FPA/011/2005 by e-mail to [email protected]
The United Nations Development Programme seeks a Seniro Policy Advisor. A Senior Policy Advisor, HIV/AIDS and Poverty Reducation is sought. Duties: advise UNDP Senior Management and programme on strategic options for UNDP support to the national multisectoral response against the HIV/AIDS epidemic; advise on implementation of the programme and project activities of the UNDP HIV/AIDS and Poverty Reduction Units reporting to the Deputy Resident Representative as Manager of the UNDP programme; strengthen UNDPs capacity to build partnerships among Government, civil society, private sector, development partners and UN agencies, and actively pursue avenues for resource mobilisation in support of the UNDP programme; and provide policy advisory services to strengthen UNDPs contribution in support of the establishment of effective linkages between the Vision 2030, NDPII, HIV/AIDS Medium Term Plan III and the National Poverty Reduction Action Plan. REQUIRES: Advanced post graduate degree in development studies, social sciences, public administration, public health, management or similar academic preparation; extensive years of experience in designing and implementing HIV/AIDS programmes; and fluency in English. Apply online at: http://stone.undp.org/undpweb/ohr/ohrjobs.cfm. Reference the Appropriate Vacancy Notice No. Reference Vacancy Notice No.: ALD2005/0494. Closing date: 8/28/05.
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.
A Coordinator (P-5) is sought for the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Department Monitoring and Evaluation (MME) Team. Duties: lead and coordinate the MME team activities under the HQ work plan related to monitoring and evaluation of malaria control at country, regional and global levels; coordinate WHO/RBM activities with other departments within WHO with activities potentially related to malaria surveillance, monitoring and evaluation; work with WHO regional and country offices to promote improved systems for RBM monitoring and evaluation activities at country level; and work with WHO Regional and country offices, Member States and RBM partners on implementation of relevant household surveys, and Malaria Indicator Surveys. REQUIRES: degree in medicine, epidemiology, master of public health, PhD in medical statistics and epidemiology; at least 15 years experience at the national and international levels in malaria control from work in several countries including supervisory and advisory functions; five years of work at international level; and excellent knowledge of English or French and good working knowledge of the other language. Closing date: 8/26/05. Net annual salary: $118K. Reference Vacancy Notice No.: HTM/05/FT358.
A Regional Adviser, Health Evidence Network (P-5) is sought for the Division of Information, Evidence and Communication. Duties: has key responsibility for the optimal contribution of the Health Evidence network (HEN) project to the health intelligence function of WHO/EURO; responds to the identified needs for evidence of the health policy makers, ensuring that the HEN's production is technically sound, well disseminated and known and presented in an appropriate format; and ensure that the project is fostering collaboration with the whole office and the agencies members of the HEN network. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in medicine or public health, with post-graduate degree in public health, health economics or health technology or a health-related field; 10 years' experience at national and international level in public health, particularly in health economics, or health technology assessment, systematic reviews and working with evidence-based policies and recommendations; and excellent knowledge of English with a good working knowledge of French, German or Russian. Closing date: 8/30/05. Net annual salary: $110-118K. Reference Vacancy Notice No.: EURO/05/FT363.
A Technical Officer, Health Evidence Network (HEN) Project (P-4) is sought for the Division of Information, Evidence and Communication. Duties: manages and coordinates the process of evidence-based report production, based on input from external experts; responsible for the technical quality, relevance and completeness of the evidence-based reports produced by the HEN; identifies, contacts and guides authors of HEN reports, ensures the quality control process through procedures based on evolving needs of the reports' audience and in line with best practices; and responsible for quick answers to the target audience based on available evidence. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree in public health or related field; 10 years' experience in research and analysis of public health programmes, systematic reviews and working with evidence-based policies and recommendations at national level; several years' experience at international level, including experience in WHO; and excellent knowledge of English with a working knowledge of French, German or Russian. Closing date: 8/30/05. Net annual salary: $92-99K. Reference Vacancy Notice No.: EURO/05/FT364.
A Technical Specialist (P-3) is sought for the Malaria Monitoring and Evaluation Team. Duties: assist in developing Monitoring and Evaluation strategy and tools for Roll Back Malaria (RBM) including relevant information collection and dissemination plans; assist in reviewing and promoting standards for routine health information system and survey-based information relevant to monitor RBM interventions; and assist to strengthen relationships between principle partner agencies, WHO regional offices, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria involved in Monitoring and Evaluation activities, information collection, and reporting. REQUIRES: Advanced degree in Epidemiology and/or Computer Science with special emphasis in information systems for disease control; experience in monitoring and evaluation of disease control programs; five years of experience at the national level in the application of statistical methodology especially in the field of health statistics; international experience of surveillance in developed and developing countries; and excellent knowledge of English or French, with a working knowledge of the other one. Closing date: 8/26/05. Net annual salary: $82K. Reference Vacancy Notice No.: HTM/05/FT362.
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS seeks candidates for the following positions. Please apply online at: http://www.unaids.org/en/about+unaids/human+resources.asp. Reference Vacancy Notice No.
A Director, Regional Support Team for Latin America (P3, P4, and P5) is sought for the Country and Regional Support Department. Duties: coordinate the support for the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of workplans to strengthen UN country team responses to HIV/AIDS, including working along with UNAIDS Country Coordinators, with UN Resident Coordinators, country teams and partners to assess current UN country team responses; convene regular meetings of United Nations Development Group and UNAIDS Co-sponsor regional Directors and Country UN Resident Coordinators to oversee and support progress in strengthening UN country team responses to HIV/AIDS; provide overall leadership, coordination and support for the development and functioning of technical support hubs and south to south collaboration in key thematic areas; and oversee the development of sub- regional advocacy strategies on key issues. REQUIRES: Post graduate university degree in development, economics, social sciences, public health, public administration, management or similar academic preparation; extensive experience managing and implementing development or cooperation programmes at the international and national level, at least 12 years of field experience with demonstrated achievements in developing countries; experience in working with UN systems; and excellent knowledge of English and Spanish. Closing date: August 10, 2005. Net annual salary: $89-95K. Reference Vacancy Notice No.: UNAIDS/05/FT356.
A Director, Regional Support Team for the Caribbean Region (P3, P4, and P5) is sought for the Country and Regional Support Department. Duties: provide leadership and coordinate support for an expanded UN system response to HIV/AIDS at regional, sub-regional and country levels in the Caribbean region; coordinate the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of workplans to strengthen UN country team responses to HIV/AIDS, including working with UN Resident Coordinators and country teams and partners to assess current UN country team responses; convene regular meetings of United Nations Development Group and UNAIDS Co-sponsor regional Directors and Country UN Resident Coordinators to oversee and support progress in strengthening UN country team responses to HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean; and provide overall leadership, coordination and support for the development and functioning of technical support hubs in key thematic areas. REQUIRES: Post graduate university degree in development, economics, social sciences, public health, public administration, management or similar academic preparation; 12 years of experience in managing and implementing development or cooperation programmes at the international and national level; extensive field experience with demonstrated achievements in developing countries especially the Caribbean region; and excellent knowledge of English and workable knowledge of French and Spanish. Closing date: August 10, 2005. Net annual salary: $96-104K. Reference Vacancy Notice No.: UNAIDS/05/FT357.
The World Health Organization seeks a Communications Adviser (P-5) for the Stop TB Partnership Secretariat. Duties: develop, coordinate and oversee the implementation of the Communications and Advocacy Strategy at country level for the use by member states; developing, implementing, monitoring and updating the Stop TB Communications Strategy through coordination with the partners, including WHO; coordinating the development and production of materials to support the communications strategy; and monitoring and evaluating the implementation and impact of the communications strategy. REQUIRES: Masters degree in communications, journalism, international relations, political or social sciences; 10 years in designing, implementing and managing advocacy and communications strategies in support of public health concerns, at senior management or technical level; experience in international development work; and excellent knowledge of English or French with a working knowledge of the other. Closing date: 8/30/05. Net annual salary: $111-119K. For on-line applications use the WHO e-Recruitment site at: http://www.who.int/employment/apply/en/. Reference Vacancy Notice No.: STB/05/FT359.
Child Family Health International (CFHI) builds and strengthens sustainable health care services in underserved communities worldwide. CFHI does this by: Creating partnerships with local community leaders in developing countries, Distributing medical resources through our medical supply recovery programs, and Providing global service-learning programs for medical and pre-medical students. CFHI is offering volunteer and internships opportunities to work with our staff in San Francisco. All positions are unpaid. Interns and regular volunteers will be reimbursed for their travel expenses. To apply, see directions on our website: http://www.cfhi.org/volunteer.php4.
Duties: filing; mailing; database entry and management; student participant intake assistance; photography; assist with donor relations; create a photo library; be a board member; and inventory, mailing and valuation of donated medical supplies. Remote and virtual opportunities in online research, graphic design, and legal assistance.
Duties: design and create a evaluation materials for CFHI's program, including evaluation of alumni programs, the recycling of medical supplies, or health related service-learning projects in students' local communities and abroad; and assist with annual and on-going alumni surveys and overall review of evaluation methodology. Fall/Winter 2005.
Duties: update and evaluate Tool-Kit for CFHI's Recover program - a resource for alumni and others who recycle and reuse recovered medical supplies in their area; research programs throughout the U.S. that are similar to Recover; and create recover program development ideas. Fall/Winter 2005.
Duties: event planning, donor relations, public relations, general marketing and program recruitment; design organizational materials for distribution; contact local and national media outlets; make phone calls on behalf of the organization; and assist with general administrative duties such as mailing and data entry. Fall/Winter 2005.
Global Service Corps sponsors international internships in health, education and the environment in Thailand and Tanzania year-round. Through Global Service Corps (GSC) you will be able to engage in an enriching service while learning a new field. Additionally, you will gain a unique cross-cultural perspective through living with a Tanzanian or Thai family. Academic credit is available and all program expenses are tax-deductible. To find out more information about these programs, please email Global Service Corps at [email protected] with your mailing address and phone number. Global Service Corps, 300 Broadway, Suite 28, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone: (415) 788-3666 ext.128; Fax: (415) 788-7324. Website: www.globalservicecorps.org.
The health internship programs in Tanzania and Thailand expose pre-med, medical and health care students to health issues in developing countries. The Tanzania internship includes assisting Tanzanian educators and health professionals in teaching HIV/AIDS prevention, behavior change and life skills to teachers, students, and community members. Tanzania summer internships include a student Day Camp and a community health project. Thailand health interns work at hospitals and clinics where they shadow Thai health professionals and experience many facets of the organization depending on their interests. Dental and pharmacology students are welcome. Thailand participants may accompany doctors on patient visits and offer conversational English training to their Thai counterparts.
Education internships are available in Thailand and include teaching English in schools, colleges, government agencies, orphanages, health clinics and monasteries. Those with an interest in Buddhism may teach English to monks and novice monks at "wats" and be mentored in Buddhism. Education is the foundation of both the projects in Tanzania. Tanzanian participants can choose to teach community members about HIV/AIDS prevention or Sustainable Agriculture practices.
Environment internships are available in Tanzania where volunteers participate in GSC's ongoing sustainable agriculture program. Tanzanian participants learn and teach local farmer's groups about Bio-intensive agriculture (BIA), a method of organic farming suitable for small-scale plots. Participants also assist in the development of demonstration plots using these methods.