Technical Advisor

  • Posted on 6 June 2020
  • Vienna, Virginia, United States
  • Closing on 6 July 2020

Job Description

Specific duties and responsibilities:

· In conjunction with the project director, develop and implement project tools, methods, and activities.

· Ensure project tools, methods, and activities are evidence-based and incorporate gender and youth analysis to address PED integration and advocacy capacity strengthening.

· Creatively approach the development of project objectives and outcomes to create cutting-edge solutions.

· Contribute to the creation of a monitoring and evaluation plan, incorporating key USAID sustainability principles.

· Oversee strategic partnerships and communications activities; Engage with key stakeholders including but not limited to government representatives, USAID, implementing partners, and technical experts.

· Contribute to project reporting, documentation, and other deliverables as needed.

· Uphold JGI’s Code of Conduct.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

· Minimum eight (8) years of experience working in population, health or environmental advocacy policy, research or communication or another field that relates to the applicant’s specific technical approach.

· Master’s degree or higher in public health, international relations, environmental science or policy, economics, administration, or related discipline; and

· Demonstrated technical skills and expertise relevant to this project which include - but are not limited to - advocacy, communications, monitoring and evaluation, health policy, youth, gender, private sector engagement, or equity.

· Advanced experience in behavioral design principles.

· Proven ability to effectively forge open and collaborative relationships with partners and stakeholders.

· Extensive understanding of the integration of PED programs and cross-sector approaches to improve health outcomes and ensure sustainability and growth.

· Demonstrated ability in engaging youth and applying gender analysis in implementing cross-sector activities and advocacy efforts related to FP/RH and PED.

· Strong background in strategic communication and strengthening local capacity to lead advocacy and communication efforts.

· Understanding of and commitment to JGI’s advocacy principles and approaches.

· Fluent in written and spoken English.

Preferred qualifications:

· Master’s degree in public health, environmental science or policy, global development, or related field with a focus on cross-sector implementation of FP/RH

· Fluency in French

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

· Demonstrated implementation knowledge in USAID priority countries.

· Demonstrated adaptability to shifting priorities and strategic direction.

Any specific physical requirements for the job:

· Ability to travel to remote locations

Supervisory responsibility:

· 4-5 Staff

· Activities advisors and program officers

Portfolio Experience:

· Candidates must have demonstrated experience managing projects of over $5 million.

This position is contingent upon award from USAID and will be based in DC

About the Organization

Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) USA is an international non-governmental organization that continues Dr. Jane Goodall’s pioneering work on chimpanzee behavior and conservation. Its mission is to understand and protect chimpanzees, other apes, and their habitats, and to work towards creating an informed and compassionate citizenry who will help to create a better world for people, other animals and our shared environment. The breadth of JGI’s mission reflects Dr. Goodall’s personal philosophy that the survival of all species, whether chimpanzee or human, depends upon the collaboration of all people.

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