Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Advisor, ENVISION project

United States
Apply by 11 April 2018
Posted on 13 October 2017

Job Description

• The ENVISION NTD Advisor plays a key technical assistance role for the ENVISION project in supporting project implementation as described below. •ENVISION•is an eight-year Cooperative Agreement through which RTI supports and expands NTD control and elimination in specified countries and furthers the development of evidence-based policies and standards globally. This position will be based in Washington, DC, in RTI•s Global Health Group, and will report to the Senior Manager. • • Duties and Responsibilities: • The NTD Advisor is a key ENVISION technical team member who liaises with other teams and works in support of national NTD programs.• Duties may include:• - Provide daily support to Resident Program Advisors• management of program implementation and oversight to subcontractors• management of country programs; - Support host-country governments in coordination of stakeholders (including facilitation of stakeholders meetings) to avoid overlap and maximize use of limited resources; - Support national program and partners to prepare annual work plans and complete semiannual reports; - Provide technical review and oversight of the execution of country work plan activities in accordance with WHO guidelines for NTD control and elimination; - Contribute to preparation of ENVISION documents for submission to USAID (semi-annual reports, annual country work plans, etc.); - Identify technical assistance needs and ensure assistance is provided to meet the needs; - Work with ENVISION Operations team to monitor project activities and spending to ensure proper activity planning and meet USAID financial and management reporting guidelines; - Encourage documentation of project accomplishments and innovation in peer-reviewed journals; - Through USAID HQ, liaise with USAID Mission (and regional staff if appropriate) to ensure communication on ENVISION activities and explore potential synergies with other USAID projects; - Work with ENVISION M&E team to guide country programs in planning their M&E activities, which could include mapping, disease-specific assessments, data management, database development, reporting, monitoring of program indicators, quality control exercises, and facilitating national programs• use of data to inform strategies and improve their programs; - Maintain up-to-date knowledge on current WHO technical guidelines and research on NTDs; - Liaise with ENVISION Communications Manager to support fulfillment of communications strategy goals (e.g., disseminate information about country-level activities and identify stories for publication and sharing through multiple types of media), following USAID branding and marking guidelines; - Assist in facilitation of technical training (potentially including NTD Program Managers Course); - Liaise with national program managers, drug donation programs, and WHO to monitor procurement of donated and ENVISION-purchased drugs (e.g., submitting applications, timing of drug shipments, in-country supply chain, etc.); - Facilitate ENVISION country program start-up (stakeholders meeting, situation analysis, national program NTD master plan, TIPAC) in coordination with USAID HQ - Provide technical expertise on use of the NTD Tool for Integrated Planning and Costing (TIPAC); - Perform international and domestic travel (up to 25%); and - Perform other work as needed by program management.• Required Qualifications: - Master•s Degree, in public health or other relevant discipline preferred, with minimum of 6 years• progressive experience in international public health programs; - Technical experience in infectious disease, disease surveillance, and• monitoring and evaluation;• - Experience working on or with USAID or US government-funded projects; - Strong written and verbal communication skills required; Desired Qualifications: - At least 3 years• resident work experience in a developing country preferred; - Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working in cross-cultural environments; - Ability to thrive in a team environment; - Understanding and appreciation of country-led health or development strategies; - Ability to travel internationally. Must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship. • • • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. • • #LI-MGC1

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