Regulatory System Workforce Specialist

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 5 June 2019

Job Description

Summary of Role

IntraHealth is seeking a Regulatory System Workforce Specialist to work on a USAID-funded project. The Specialist provides strategic leadership and technical support through a holistic organizational and human resources systems approach to improve and sustain the performance of the medicine regulatory and quality assurance systems in low- and middle-income countries. S/he will conduct the coordination with relevant stakeholders in the provision of assistance to build the capacity and capabilities of national systems. Along with relevant global and national-level stakeholders, s/he will support the identification and development of effective strategies for building human resource capacity, while considering the organizational, policy, systems, and other context for the capacity development. S/he will also identify short-term technical assistance needs and find ways of meeting these, while monitoring and reporting on short-term technical assistance assignments.

This position is contingent upon award and is based in Maryland, with travel internationally as needed, approximately 25% of the time.


Applicants must have authorization to work in the United States at the time of application. IntraHealth will not able to assist in pursuing or negotiating any work visa options.

Essential Functions

  • Support countries to use a holistic systems approach to assess regulatory workforce performance gaps and identify the fundamental causes of performance challenges at organizational and individual levels.
  • Support countries to implement key workforce systems strengthening approaches (including planning, policy, management, education, retention, productivity, and performance) to address performance barriers in support of strengthening regulatory and quality assurance systems.
  • Support identification and implementation of innovative capacity building approaches, curriculum designs, and learning methods.
  • In collaboration with others, foster communication, sharing, and learning on regulatory affairs workforce topics and successes across countries. Ensure lessons learned in strengthening the regulatory and quality assurance workforce are captured and disseminated broadly within the project, in IntraHealth and globally through external publication and presentation.
  • Develop, write, and review documents such as: strategy papers, programmatic reports, articles and presentations and technical briefs. Work in close consultation with other program and country-based technical advisors and staff.
  • Regularly review and stay current on international and domestic advances in regulatory affairs and broader health workforce issues and make recommendations on how to apply the most up-to-date and relevant practices to the project.
  • Provide updates to field staff as needed, using an array of communication approaches appropriate to specific country settings (e.g. teleconferencing, posting to portal pages or email, travel and one-on-one consultation.)

Education/Experience Requirements

  • PhD in Public Health, Human Resource Development, Health Policy, Organizational Development, or a related field with 4 years of relevant experience, a Master’s degree in a related field of study and 8 years of relevant experience. (Bachelor’s degree with 12 years of relevant experience is also accepted, however, PhD or Master’s is strongly preferred.)
  • Experience in designing and conducting labor market analysis
  • Knowledge and experience related to medicine regulatory and quality assurance systems is preferred
  • Relevant experience required in conducting the design, development, and evaluation of systematic approaches to build the capacity of individuals and organizations in a wide variety of health logistics and health commodities fields
  • Experience in implementing projects focused on health systems strengthening, capacity building of local governments, and regulatory system strengthening.
  • Experience facilitating country, regional, and global coordination of planning and implementation of technical assistance activities.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or French preferred.

Working Conditions

  • Minimum noise levels in an office environment
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25%.
  • Position is based in an office, requiring sitting at a desk most of the day
  • Requires lifting of 0-10 lbs occasionally or as needed

Summary of Benefits

IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.

IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

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About the Organization

Why Choose IntraHealth?

At IntraHealth, we are a global team of creative, committed humanitarians on a mission. We are advocates, technologists, health workers, and communicators. Program officers, finance experts, and technical leaders. We are passionate and diverse. And we’re united in our belief that everyone everywhere should have the health care they need to thrive. That’s why we work every day to improve the performance of health workers around the world and strengthen the systems in which they work.

For almost 40 years in over 100 countries, IntraHealth has partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they’re needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work. Our programs are designed with a deep understanding of and appreciation for the context of human rights, gender equality and discrimination, economic empowerment, and changing populations. And the longstanding relationships we’ve built with government agencies, private-sector partners, and members of civil society make our efforts stronger and more effective. Join us and together we can make lasting changes in global health—for all of us.

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