Child Health Technical Advisor

  • Posted on 13 March 2020
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States | Durham, North Carolina, United States
  • Closing on 12 April 2020
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Job Description

Job Summary:

Provides technical, scientific, and programmatic oversight under anticipated USAID-funded maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) programs. Provides technical advice based upon expertise and knowledge of evidence-based practices and emerging evidence related to improving the well-being of children under five year of age in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) through the delivery of high impact practices, including immunization. Works to ensure that country programs are technically sound and reflect global and national standards. Helps to develop proposals to secure new funding.

***This position is contingent upon funding

Accountabilities:

  • Provide technical leadership and develop tools and resources to inform the design, development, planning, and capacity building of child health programs and initiatives
  • Influence design and scope of initiatives and programs
  • Develop/review and ensure the technical quality of evidence-based clinical training materials, job aids, curricula, and supervisory systems needed to implement programs
  • Contribute to and represent the organization at child health technical working groups at the global, national, and local levels
  • Provide broad global technical leadership to complex programs
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, and bilateral and other nongovernmental organizations
  • Participate in resource development activities

Applied knowledge and skills:

  • Knowledge of best practices for ending preventable child deaths including vaccination and diagnosis and treatment of childhood illnesses such as respiratory infections, diarrhea, and malaria
  • Experience in health system strengthening efforts to improve the capacity of local organizations in LMICs to deliver child health programs that are competency based and in line with local standards
  • Strong diagnostic, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to exchange information, present recommendations and collaborate with colleagues and peers within the organization and possibly externally.

Experience:

  • 5 -8 years in the field of international child health with a proven record of skills and experience in strengthening local capacity in LMICs.
  • Experience working with international organizations seeking to improve outcomes for children including UNICEF, Global Alliance Vaccine (GAVI), or other international organization is required.
  • Experience in coaching, mentoring, and providing technical inputs to improve child health programs in LMICs
  • Experience working with the private sector or in private‒public sector partnerships, preferred
  • Strong project management and personnel management skills
  • Ability to network and collaborate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders—global, regional, national, local, and private-sector partners
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English required, ability to work in a in French highly desirable

Education:

  • Master’s Degree in public health or related field, required
  • Clinical degree (nursing, midwifery, physician assistant, pediatrician) preferred.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift 5-50 lbs

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal computer, Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, and other hand-held devices.

Travel Requirements:

  • 10% - 25%
  • US based – North Carolina or Washington DC

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

About the Organization

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

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