Category: Fellowships

New GHFP-II Fellowship Available: Orphans and Vulnerable Children and Community Networks Advisor

April 22nd, 2014 in Fellowships

Global Health Fellows Program II

Technical Advisor II: Orphans and Vulnerable Children and Community Networks Advisor

USAID/South Africa

Location: Pretoria, South Africa

Assignment: Two year fellowship

GHFP-II-P3-110

 

The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

 

GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual working planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.

 

Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.

 

BACKGROUND

The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) initiative is the largest commitment ever by a nation toward an international health initiative for a single disease. For almost 10 years, South Africa and the United States have partnered to respond to HIV/AIDS and TB, and to improve the health of South Africans through PEPFAR. Through the PEPFAR program, South Africa has received extensive support including funding totaling almost R25 billion (US$3.2 billion) to support HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment.

 

The South African HIV and AIDS epidemic has created an unprecedented number of children without adult protection, nurturing and financial support. About 3.3 million South African children (18% of all children aged 18 years or less) have lost one or both parents. Over 250,000 have lost both parents, and over 100,000 are estimated to be living in child-headed households. By 2015, nearly 5 million children under 18 years will have lost one biological parent, and 1 million will have lost both. About 10% of children starting school and 25% of all children will have lost their biological mother. The impact of such numbers of orphans and other vulnerable children is substantial for the children, their families, and the communities in which they live.  NGOs are providing the kind of support needed to care for these children and their families.  NGOs are also meeting the needs of adolescents.  In collaboration with the South African Department of Social Development, USAID supports a variety of comprehensive, community-based programs to assist children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS including nutritional, psychosocial and emotional support, bereavement, and assistance in accessing government grants.

 

INTRODUCTION:

PEPFAR South Africa has rapidly scaled up orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) activities in the last five years.  Over 450,000 OVC are now receiving support under PEPFAR-funded programs.  In the future, PEPFAR South Africa will be expected to rapidly focus on capacity building, mentoring, system strengthening and innovative sustainable programming for OVC activities. There is an immediate need for a highly skilled and experienced individual to assist with the development of a sustainable and innovative Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) portfolio; to assist new grantees with startups and to monitor the on-going programs to ensure that outcomes are achieved and provide skilled technical assistance to the Department of Social Development.  Finally, with the overall desire for new indigenous partners, there is need to examine the structure of the OVC program and determine innovative ways to increase the efficiency of its implementation. 

 

The OVC and Community Networks Advisor will provide technical, management, and operational expertise on OVC issues and community mobilization to the PEPFAR HIV/AIDS Team.  The Advisor will provide technical advice to US Government (USG) contractors and grantees for OVC related activities and will provide guidance regarding technical work plans, child-focused activities, and research agendas.  The Advisor will work under the leadership of the Health Director, and the day to day guidance of the Senior OVC and HIV/AIDS Prevention Team Lead.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   

The primary responsibilities of the Advisor include:

  • Contributing to the Country Operational Plan with specific emphasis on children and community issues.
  • Participating in Government meetings and interacting with the South African Government specifically the Department of Social Development (DSD), multilateral agencies, the Global Fund, PEPFAR Implementing Partners and other key stakeholders involved in HIV/AIDS programming to improve the health and well-being outcomes for orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV and AIDS.
  • Providing guidance to the PEPFAR implementing partners and assisting them with meeting the USG documentation requirements for promoting evidence based interventions to protect against risk, interrupt cycles of vulnerability and build pathways to resilience leading to an AIDS Free Generation under PEPFAR.
  • Providing technical assistance in support of the DSD to strengthen the coordination of OVC programs at all levels and building the monitoring and evaluation capacity of partners. 
  • Preparing documentation such as portfolio reviews, data quality assessments and evaluations of interventions for the USG program in support of children in the HIV epidemic.
  • Providing guidance on community mobilization and networking initiatives for families caring for OVC to 20 implementing partners specifically focusing on linking community based and clinical services to promote comprehensive care for vulnerable children.
  • Providing support and technical advice to local OVC programs to encourage and support linkages and referrals to programs that keep parents alive and prevent Orphan hood.
  • Preparing and assisting OVC partners for high level site visits by developing site sheets and programs that are then presented to delegations.
  • Conducting site visits to review program implementation and meet with beneficiaries to track the outcomes. 
  • Organizing and participating in partner quarterly progress and annual OVC portfolio review meetings.
  • Based on the information collected during field visits, communicating findings and recommendations to the Senior OVC and HIV/AIDS Prevention Team Lead and the Health Team.
  • Reviewing semi-annual and annual reports from OVC partners and providing an analysis of the program direction and progress towards meeting targets to the Senior OVC Technical Advisor.
  • Participating in evaluation assessments and studies to increase the evidence base of programs that create a supportive multi-sector environment to protect and nurture vulnerable children by building the knowledge base of which interventions work, are cost effective, and strengthen communities and families.
  • Reviewing and providing technical assistance to OVC partners as needed.

Training and Professional Development:

  • Keeping abreast of the latest development and literature in OVC programming.
  • Deepening knowledge of OVC programming and community mobilization and networking.
  • Participating in interagency working groups and professional meetings in OVC related activities.
  • Participate in professional continuing education and skills training within the purview of GHFP-II.

Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on (a) organizational and programming need and/or (b) the Advisor’s own interests.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree or higher in social work, sociology, public health, epidemiology, social or behavior science or related field.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience working with children’s issues and programs, with strong preference for experience in programs to mitigate the effects of HIV on children and their families, with at least 2 years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
  • Experience in working with USAID Missions, host country governments, Implementing Partners, Private Voluntary Organizations and/or Faith Based Organizations, and other bilateral donors, internationally.
  • Knowledge of or experience working with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief highly preferred.
  • Comprehensive understanding of HIV/AIDS prevention and community-based social welfare initiatives, including program design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply policy directives to activity design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal, facilitation and teambuilding skills/experience required.
  • Demonstrated ability in maintaining close counterpart relationships, both governmental and in the partner community is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in negotiating and managing diplomatically sensitive issues.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residents required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salary will be based on commensurate experience and earnings history.  The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs.

 

TO APPLY:

All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II’s online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on May 16, 2014.

Global Health Fellows Program: Supply Chain Advisor position

April 22nd, 2014 in Fellowships

Global Health Fellows Program II

Technical Advisor II: Supply Chain Advisor

Supply Chain for Health Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health Bureau, United States Agency for International Development

Location: Washington, DC

Assignment: Two year fellowship

GHFP-II-P3-106

The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

 

GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual working planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.

 

Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.

 

BACKGROUND:

USAID has been, and continues to be, at the forefront of the US Government (USG) response in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The Agency has funded over $6 billion in HIV/AIDS programs in nearly 100 countries worldwide since inception of its international HIV/AIDS program in 1986. The Agency is a key partner in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest commitment ever by any nation for an international health initiative dedicated to a single disease.

 

To effectively implement PEPFAR, USAID’s Supply Chain of Health (SCH) Division under the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) has established and is operating a safe, secure, reliable, and sustainable supply chain to procure and distribute pharmaceuticals and other commodities needed to provide care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS and related infections. This supply chain is being provided under the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) Project as an activity under PEPFAR.

 

INTRODUCTION:

The Supply Chain Advisor will serve as a public health advisor on a sustainable supply chain to procure and distribute pharmaceuticals and other commodities needed to provide care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS and related infections, and to advise on program priorities and budgets. S/he will play an important role in ensuring that the USG’s investment in the fight against HIV/AIDS is being used effectively and efficiently. 

 

The Supply Chain Advisor will receive day to day guidance from the SCH Division Chief.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The primary responsibilities of the Supply Chain Advisor include:

  • Serving as a subject matter expert in supply chain management issues in areas such as management storage and distribution, performance management, and healthcare waste management, and serving as point of contact for the Division in these technical areas.
  • Serving as a member of the Country Support team in SCH, which is responsible for backstopping countries and organizations on the full range of PEPFAR issues.
  • Providing technical guidance and management support to in-country USG teams (i.e., Haiti, Namibia, Rwanda, and Vietnam) and contributing to the development of new project management tools and processes to improve USG oversight of the SCMS project.
  • Supporting Contracting Officer’s Representatives to improve project and contract management for the SCMS contract and other supply chain procurements through refined tools, strategies, and processes.
  • Serving as an Activity Manager for specific projects and activities as assigned and providing technical direction, budget development and review, and project management.
  • Contributing guidance to internal technical and advisory groups (e.g., the Sustainability Technical Advisory Group).
  • Establishing and maintaining productive relationships with staff of relevant USAID operating units, implementing partners, the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, and other agencies involved with HIV/AIDS activities.

Training and Professional Development:

  • Keeping abreast of the latest development and literature in supply chain management.
  • Deepening knowledge of the procurement and distribution of pharmaceuticals and other commodities as it relates to HIV/AIDS activities within PEPFAR.
  • Participating in interagency working groups and professional meetings in Supply Chain Management.
  • Participate in professional continuing education and skills training within the purview of GHFP-II.

Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on (a) organizational and programming need and/or (b) the Advisor’s own interests.

 

International travel approximately 25% each year.

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, sociology or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in logistics, laboratory procurement, with preference in an HIV/AIDS context, with at least 2 years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
  • Experience working with USAID, PEPFAR or other USG policies and procedures desired.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the technical issues that arise in health commodity procurement and issues related to PEPFAR specific procurement.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work across and between large organizations and cross-culturally with diverse teams.
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with light supervision.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salary will be based on commensurate experience and earnings history.  The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs.

 

TO APPLY:

All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II’s online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on April 25, 2014.

HE2RO QuantCorps Fellowships for 2014

April 16th, 2014 in Fellowships

 The HE2RO QuantCorps offers Boston University master’s graduates and South African honours and master’s graduates an opportunity to participate in valuable research studies and projects, under the supervision of HE2RO’s senior staff and faculty from Boston University and the University of the Witwatersrand. It seeks to train South African and international public health graduates in the skills of applied research in epidemiology, health economics, data analysis, and health policy analysis and creates an opportunity for young researchers to gain experience and become eligible for professional positions at HE2RO. HE2RO expects to appoint approximately four QuantCorps Fellows in 2014.

Learn more here: HE2RO QuantCorps Fellowships 2014

Health for America Fellowship Opportunity

April 16th, 2014 in Fellowships

Learn more here!

Closing Soon (4/18/14): Health Business Advisor for Private Sector Partnerships with GHFP program

April 16th, 2014 in Fellowships

Global Health Fellow Program II

Technical Advisor I: Health Business Advisor for Private Sector Partnerships

Front Office, Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development

Location: Washington, DC

Assignment: Two year fellowship

GHFP II-P2-081

 

The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

 

GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual working planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.

 

Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.

 

BACKGROUND:

The objective of the Bureau for Global Health’s (GH) Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition (GH/HIDN) is to improve global health through strategic investment in the following areas: infectious diseases (including tuberculosis, malaria, neglected tropical diseases, avian influenza and other pandemics), nutrition, maternal and child health, water, sanitation and hygiene and health systems strengthening.

 

INTRODUCTION:

HIDN seeks a Health Business Advisor for Private Sector Partnerships (Advisor) to engage the private sector in improving health outcomes by supporting the development, introduction and scale-up of innovation, evidence-based interventions, and commercial solutions. The Advisor will be responsible for research and analysis of the health care business sectors that align with GH/HIDN priorities and programs.  The Advisor will build the capacity of GH/HIDN staff to map current trends in health care provision and procurement, identify potential private sector partners for collaboration and develop GH/HIDN approaches to private sector engagement. S/he will work with a selection of USAID missions to; develop country and regional level maps of health business sectors; identify collaborative opportunities with the local and international private sector organizations; and leverage in-country or regional partnerships. S/he will also support the development of written materials to inform corporate partners and the public on HIDN’s portfolio and opportunities for private sector engagement. The Advisor will receive day to day direction from the Deputy Director.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The primary responsibilities of the Advisor include:

 

1.       Supporting the operationalization of HIDN’s private sector partnership engagement strategy:

  • In close coordination with the Senior Advisor for Private Sector Partnerships and GH/HIDN staff, providing analysis of relevant business sector value chains, including physical and human capital, that intersect with GH/HIDN programming.
  • Working with targeted USAID mission health portfolios to map local and regional health care value chains, including physical and human capital, for the development of regional or in-country partnerships.
  • Creating, maintaining and tracking a corporate contacts database for all HIDN health elements; and managing communications with corporate entities as requested.
  • Supporting new and potential private sector partnerships through such activities as conducting background research on new corporate partners, coordinating communications, and providing support to the technical staff on partnership design and strategy.
  • Liaising with technical staff and external partners in the preparation of quarterly newsletters and ad hoc reports on HIDN private sector partners, in an effort to inform and engage the future private sector partners.
  • Actively participating in, and contributing to, technical meetings related to partnership development and management.
  • Supporting USAID internal and external communications efforts through activities such as developing and writing briefers, blog posts, case studies, and journal articles.

 

2.       Providing program support, technical advice and strategic guidance to mHealth partnerships:

  • Participating in and/or coordinating partnership committees as needed.
  • Providing support for mHealth partnership activities related to such areas as global learning, communications, partnership website development, country programming, monitoring and evaluation.

 

Training and Professional Development

  • Keeping current on the latest literature, reports and international programs related to private sector partnerships and mHealth.
  • Participating in professional working groups, professional meetings and conferences and USAID trainings as appropriate.
  • Participating in professional continuing education and skills training within the purview of GHFP-II.

 

International travel approximately 20-30%.

 

Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on (a) organizational and programming need and/or (b) the Advisor’s own interests.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree in international development, international health, foreign affairs, business or a related field.
  • 0-7 years’ experience in private sector work, preferably in a health-related field dealing with physical and human capital health care value chains, with or without experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of private sector partnerships and/or mHealth initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve realistic targets and demonstrated ability to close deals and deliver products.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with people of varied profession, cultural and educational backgrounds; and ability to work under pressure and in teams.
  • Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Detail oriented, with excellent organizational skills.
  • Excels at, and comfortable with, providing oral communications and presentations to a wide variety of audiences at all levels and sizes.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Power Point, Excel; proficiency in database management and visual communications/graphic arts.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • US Citizenship or US permanent residency required.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salary will be based on commensurate experience and earnings history.  The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs.

 

TO APPLY:

All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II’s online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV and profile in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm Eastern Time April 18, 2014.

 

If you previously applied for this position and still wish to be considered, please submit a new cover letter through the Recruitment System and notify ghfprecruitment@ghfp.net that you have updated your materials.

 

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GHFP Fellowship in the Service Delivery Improvement Division of the Population and Reproductive Health Communications Intern Office of Population and Reproductive Health

April 14th, 2014 in Fellowships

Global Health Fellows Program II

Service Delivery Improvement Division, Population and Reproductive Health Communications Intern Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development

Anticipated timeframe: May 2014 – August 2014: Compensated 12 week internship

Location: Washington, DC

INT-P3-043

 

The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

 

GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual working planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.

 

Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.   

 

BACKGROUND:

The Service Delivery Improvement Division (SDI) under the Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) in the Bureau for Global Health (GH)develops and applies innovative strategies that improve the performance of individuals, organizations, and systems for the sustainable delivery of quality family planning services. PRH provides technical leadership, strategic direction, and implementation oversight, support to field missions, partner coordination, and performance tracking for the family planning component of the United States Government (USG)’s Global Health Initiative. A technical priority for the Office is meeting the reproductive health and family planning needs of adolescents and youth by integrating youth into global projects as well as building the capacity of staff and partners to implement effective youth programming approaches.

 

INTRODUCTION:

The Private Sector Intern will provide research assistance to PRH/SDI staff to understand programmatic, research and policy impact of the private sector (commercial, NGO, and civil society) outside of USAID programming across different interventions (priority areas of family planning, HIV and AIDS, child health/diarrheal management). S/he will work closely with a Private Sector Technical Advisor as his/her onsite manager.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Develop an understanding of private sector programming that strives to achieve health-related impact worldwide for its beneficiaries.
  • Gain a greater understanding of how USAID works with its many partners in the private sector sphere.
  • Gain experience with Geographic Information System (GIS) utilization within USAID.
  • Develop skills in collaboration and coordination within a complex organizational and implementation structure.

 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and present research analysis summary findings and suggest recommendations on GIS mapping activities.
  • Develop research analysis summary through conducting literature searches and interviews, researching, documenting, and analyzing non-USAID organizations (such as the private sector, other bilateral/multilateral/private donors, and other research-related organizations), programs and projects that have achieved health-related outcomes. Related activities include:
    • Compiling literature search results utilizing USAID library resources in addition to other available resources.
    • Compiling an interview list of staff from different organizations (i.e., key USAID staff, cooperating agencies, other donors, non-profit/NGOs, and commercial organizations) and providing administrative support to schedule all necessary interviews to complete the analysis. Conducting selected interviews to shape analysis of the literature findings.
    • Qualitatively and quantitatively analyzing desk reviews and interview results.
    • Assist the Private Sector Advisor in initiating GIS activities involving categorizing private sector project mapping across USAID.
    • Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on organizational and programming need and/or the Intern’s own interests.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Currently enrolled master’s or other post-bachelor’s degree candidate in a program related to business management, public health, public policy, public administration, international development, or other related fields; or, completion of such within past 12 months.
  • Experience with conducting interviews and web based research.
  • Demonstrated interest and/or work experience in global health and/or international development. Familiarity with family planning and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, and child health interventions or health systems strengthening is preferred.
  • Ability to research a broad array of private sector topics, projects, and programs and rapidly analyze and convey health-related impact. 
  • Ability to understand the varying degrees of scientific rigor built within program and evaluation design. Demonstrated interest and experience in implementation of technology applications such as GIS.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
  • US Citizenship or US permanent residency required. 

 

COMPENSATION:

$1,680 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position).

 

TO APPLY:

Detailed information, including an online application and instructions, is available on our website at www.ghfp.net. All applications must be submitted by April 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm eastern time.

Global Health grads help run Boston hospitals too-learn more at the fellowship career panel this Thursday, April 17th!

April 14th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars, Fellowships

The Career Center is hosting a fellowship panel Thursday, April 17th from 5-5:50pm in CT460A. There will be four panelists (listed below) with Dr. Vicky Parker from the Department of Health Policy & Management as moderator:

Kristen Apa, Boston Medical Center (an IH alum)

Aaron Fishman, Mass General Hospital

Priscilla Lueras, Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Mary Tyson, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

will share what it’s been like to be an Administrative Fellow at their hospital, and share tips for preparing for the application and interview process. Please RSVP via the SPH CareerLink!

Global Health Fellows Program II Technical Advisor II: Nutrition Advisor, apply by April 22nd

April 2nd, 2014 in Fellowships

Global Health Fellows Program II

Technical Advisor II: Nutrition Advisor

Nutrition Division, Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development

Location: Washington, DC

Assignment: Two year fellowship

GHFP-II-P3-107

 

The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

 

GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual working planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.

 

Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.

 

BACKGROUND:

The Nutrition Division, located within the Office of Health, Infectious Disease and Nutrition in the Bureau for Global Health (GH), provides global technical leadership to USAID Missions, host governments, partners and stakeholders to improve strategies, policies and programming on nutrition and food security. The Division works with various USAID operating units and partners in the implementation of nutrition and food security programs; including the Feed the Future Presidential Initiative; the Global Health Initiative; Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths; Title II Cooperating Sponsors/Private Voluntary Organizations; the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief partners; and Child Survival and Health Grant Program partners.

 

INTRODUCTION

The Nutrition Division seeks a Nutrition Advisor who is going to provide broad expertise in public health nutrition toward achieving the overall operational objectives of USAID, specifically in two main areas of application: (a) nutrition assessment, designing, programming, monitoring and evaluation, focusing on specific-nutrition interventions, mainly maternal nutrition and care, breastfeeding, infant and young child feeding, and analysis and interpretation of nutritional indicators including biomarkers; and (b) food security, food and nutrient intake assessment, cross-support with agriculture, food processing and technology, food safety, water and sanitation, and private sector roles in support of nutrition programs  

 

Under the programmatic direction of the Nutrition Team Leader and the technical guidance of the Senior Nutrition Scientist, the Nutrition Advisor is going to contribute significantly to the implementation of USAID’s strategies, policies, and programming as they relate to nutrition and food security.  The Advisor will be responsible for technical management and guidance to centrally-funded projects, and provide USAID technical leadership to various activities related to the reduction and treatment of acute undernutrition and stunting, prevention of overweight and obesity and non-communicable chronic diseases, nutritional anemias, iodine deficiency disorders, and other micronutrient deficiencies.  S/he will support actions on the Scaling-Up Global Nutrition movement, and the USAID Global Health and Feed the Future initiatives.  The Advisor will contribute to providing the human nutrition support to nutrition and food security projects, humanitarian assistance, and national surveys and research on nutrition and food security. 

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

The primary responsibilities of the Nutrition Advisor include:

  • Support to the Nutrition Element Team Leader in overall strategy development toward design and implementation of nutrition interventions and technical nutrition leadership.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Nutrition Scientist and the Chief of the Nutrition Division in promoting the advancement and application of human nutrition in programs and projects, and the dissemination and implementation of the USAID-Nutrition Strategy (2014-2025), and the US Government (USG) Global Nutrition Coordination Plan.
  • Provide technical advice to centrally managed programs: Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance-3 (FANTA-3) Project; Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING); the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN); the UNICEF-implemented Universal Salt Iodization (USI); and others as needed.
  • Contribute to USAID’s technical input to the Scaling-Up Nutrition movement, and the USAID Feed the Future, Global Health, and Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths.
  • Track latest evidence for relevant global activities aimed to improve population nutrition status, such as breastfeeding promotion, infant and young child feeding, preventive supplementation, food fortification, increase of dietary diversity, promotion of healthy eating and life habits, and others.
  • Respond to requests for information on nutrition and food security.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation at project, national, and global levels for assessing evolution of the nutritional situation, as well as changes on nutrient intakes, biomarkers, and other biological outcomes.
  • Provide strong technical expertise on actual and potential activities related to nutrition research both within the Nutrition Division and across various entities of USAID.
  • Provide technical advice to the Global Health Bureau, the Bureau for Food Security, Office of Food for Peace, the Office of HIV/AIDS, and USAID Missions in relation to the integration of nutrition into food security, family planning and reproductive health, maternal and child health, water and sanitation, and infectious disease programs through field support and core programs.
  • Plan, facilitate and deliver important technical presentations at international and domestic meetings, workshops and conferences.
  • Prepare and lead the development of communications materials, talking points, briefers, analyses, reports, and participating in meetings and a variety of forums relevant to Nutrition.

Training and Professional Development

  • Keep abreast of literature and latest developments related to nutrition programming.
  • Deepen knowledge of latest developments related to USG nutrition policy and frameworks, especially as they relate to interagency collaboration.
  • Participate in interagency working groups and professional meetings, as appropriate to SOW.
  • Participate in professional continuing education and skills training within the purview of GHFP-II.  

 

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree or higher in nutrition, public health, food science, health science or related disciplines.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience working in nutrition and food security issues and programs with at least two (2) years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
  • Extensive experience working in nutrition and/or food science issues associated to health, food security, monitoring and evaluation, and development settings preferred.
  • Experience working with host country governments, cooperating agencies, international organizations, or private voluntary organizations preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal communication, public speaking and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse teams.
  • Demonstrated adaptability and flexibility as policies, programs and priorities evolve.
  • High degree of professional judgment, ingenuity and originality to interpret and provide input into the development of strategy, to analyze, develop and present work and to monitor and evaluate programs.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • Fluency in a foreign language preferred.
  • US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency required.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salary based on commensurate experience and earnings history. The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs.

 

TO APPLY:

All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II’s online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application All applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on  April 22, 2014.

 

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The Archimedes Project is looking for Fellows

April 2nd, 2014 in Fellowships

The Archimedes Project is looking for Fellows!

The Archimedes Project is searching for highly-qualified Fellows interested in social enterprise  to support the launch of its pilot clean water enterprise, Community Chlorinators, in Haiti this summer. Fellows will have the opportunity to help establish a  community based enterprise, support the training of local entrepreneurs and assist with our monitoring and evaluation efforts.

On the ground, Fellows will join the dedicated Community Chlorinators  team and work with our partners to train micro-entrepreneurs from the community, assist in collecting baseline and follow-up data from individual households, and host events within the community to raise awareness about the importance of clean water and Community Chlorinators’ solution.

Fellows will join in the Archimedes Project launch team in Haiti from mid-June to late-August. Prior to traveling to Haiti, each Fellow must work with the team to raise the $3,000 fellowship fee which will cover all of their travel and in-country expenses throughout the summer. The Archimedes Project is looking for Fellows with an interest in health, international development and social enterprise, prior travel and/or work experience in developing countries, and Haitian Creole or French language skills.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter stating why you want to participate in the Community Chlorinators pilot launch and what you would bring to the team to faith@archimedesproject.com

Travel Opportunity in Cuba – combining Arts & Public Health

March 19th, 2014 in Fellowships

Join MetaMovements Latin Dance Company & the Office of Public Health Practice to learn about a research experience of a lifetime… in CUBA!

When: March 25 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Where: 670 Albany Street, Room 108

What: Hear from students at the Boston University School of Public Health about their experiences conducting research for credit in Cuba (and learn how you can travel there yourself in either Summer or December of 2014!)

RSVP to attend this informational sessionkbresee@metamovements.net

Special features of trips include:

·  Directly observe the practices of professionals in health, education, theatre, music, and dance

·  Visiting sites that run dance & music programs for youth, seniors, and people with special needs

·  Learning how dance & music are being used as essential tools in education, community organizing, mental & public health

·  Learning about the roots of Salsa including Afro-Cuban, Son & Rumba

·  Building historical understanding of how dance & music have shaped Cuban culture and life over a several centuries

Visit the website (www.metamovements.com/cuba) to learn more about the programs that are available. There are special programs & rates for groups who want to travel together.  There are also performance & teaching opportunities for those who are interested.

We look forward to meeting with you and sharing more about this exciting opportunity!