Clinical Specialist - LHSS Jordan

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 24 November 2020
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Job Description

Job Summary

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Clinical Specialist for the Local Health System Sustainability Project’s Jordan Activity (LHSS/Jordan). The LHSS Project is USAID’s flagship initiative in integrated health systems strengthening, with a goal to help low- and middle- income countries transition to sustainable, self-financed health systems as a means to support universal health coverage. LHSS/Jordan in particular will work with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and private sector in country to 1) strengthen the Jordanian contact tracing system; 2) provide rapid support to improve Jordan’s immediate COVID-19 diagnostic capacity and address gaps in Jordan’s lab network for infectious disease detection; 3) provide assistance to private and public sector partners for COVID-19 case management and surge support; and 4) advocate to develop a legal framework for telemedicine services.

This is a full-time position based in Amman, Jordan, working under the supervision of the Activity’s COVID-19 Advisor.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

The Specialist will have the following specific duties and responsibilities:

  1. Support the COVID-19 Advisor in the coordination of the LHSS/Jordan COVID-19 response intervention activities;
  2. Assist the COVID-19 Advisor in the design and implementation of hospital preparedness plans for private and public hospitals on contingency hospital responses in case of a COVID-19 outbreak;
  3. Coordinate with a multi-disciplinary consultant team to conduct on-site assessments and engage hospital teams in developing and implementing action plans to address gaps and quality improvement items;
  4. Support a subcontractor in identifying priority capacity building areas shared across the hospitals and facilitate workshops with hospital teams based on these needs;
  5. Assist the COVID-19 Advisor in managing training health care providers in the public and private sector on COVID-19 case management, including developing recorded webinars;
  6. Provide support for the ICU capacity-building interventions;
  7. Assist the COVID-19 Advisor and IPC consultant with developing IPC communication plans in public hospitals, assessing tools to prevent contamination and spread of infection among health workers, patients, and hospital visitors;
  8. Contribute to LHSS/Jordan MEL activities and to the development of success stories from Activity interventions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in public health, epidemiology, international development, medicine, advanced nursing, or other related fields.
  • Minimum 7 years’ prior experience providing technical assistance in clinical interventions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of infectious disease prevention and management preferred.
  • Familiarity with public health emergency response and management preferred.
  • Experience working in similar USAID-funded projects preferred.
  • Strong English writing/speaking skills required and fluency in Arabic preferred.


Minimum Qualifications

  • (6+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

About the Organization

Abt Associates is a global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation; driving innovation and measurable impact for more than 50 years. What sets us apart is our evidence-based and multi-disciplinary approach to solving tough challenges in health, social and environmental policy and international development.

Specific areas we work in include:

  • Health
  • Education and workforce development
  • Climate change and the environment
  • Food security and agriculture
  • Housing and communities
  • Survey and data collection


Abt is a mission-driven company with a staff of 2,600. Our focus is on using evidence and cutting-edge methods to improve the lives and economic well-being of people worldwide.

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