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Global Health Fellows Program II Technical Advisor III: Senior Pharmaceutical Management Advisor Office of Health Systems, Bureau for Global Health, US Agency for International Development

February 17th, 2015 in Jobs

Location: Washington, DC
Assignment: Two year fellowship
GHFP-II-P3-119

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.

INTRODUCTION:
The Office of Health Systems (OHS) within USAID’s Bureau for Global Health (GH) seeks a Senior Pharmaceutical Management Advisor (Senior Advisor) to contribute to the Office’s broader mandate of: advancing USAID work on health system strengthening to support results in the area of health; to provide expert advice in the area of Pharmaceutical Management; and to participate in oversight of its Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program and the Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) Program.

The Senior Advisor will receive day to day guidance from the Pharmaceutical Management Specialist, who serves as the Agreement Officer’s Representative for the SIAPS and PQM Programs, under the overall guidance of the Director of the Office of Health Systems.  The Senior Advisor will be a key member of the Office of Health Systems (OHS) team and interacts with other team members who have complementary areas of expertise and with the broader health systems network within GH.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
A.      Liaising with clients of the SIAPS and PQM Programs, such as USAID missions, regional bureaus and health program teams (e.g., maternal and child health (MCH), tuberculosis, malaria, HIV/AIDS, neglected tropical diseases(NTDs)), and providing technical direction to program implementing partners through headquarters and field visits: (Estimated 35% Level of Effort-LOE)
*   Participating in designing the strategic approaches and scopes of work for new pharmaceutical management programs, including those managed through other offices within GH, to address the challenges and remove the barriers affecting health program development.
*   Participating in key policy, technical and consensus building meetings in the areas of malaria and pharmaceutical management.
*   Participating in the development and monitoring of assigned elements of cooperating agency work plans, including the overarching pharmaceutical management components affecting the performance of the health system or specific activities designed more directly to help achieve US Government (USG) objectives in the areas of maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH), and infectious diseases.
*   Monitoring and reporting on select research activities being undertaken by the cooperating agencies such as intervention research on drug use practices in the community, increasing access to drugs by utilizing the private sector, strengthening pharmaceutical sector governance, or development of low cost, low tech tools to screen for and detect sub-potent drug products.
*   Monitoring and reporting on implementation of select cooperating agency pharmaceutical management health system improvement efforts as well as those supporting the office’s health programs (e.g., tuberculosis, malaria, MCH, NTDs).
*   Working directly with regional bureaus, missions, and cooperating agencies to help coordinate SIAPS and PQM support to the field to selected USAID geographic regions.

B.      Providing USAID missions and other operational units such as regional offices with technical assistance in pharmaceutical sector governance, policy and management, quality assurance of medicines, pharmacovigilance, rational medicines use, and systems strengthening, including participating in country health system assessments: (Estimated 35% LOE)
*   Keeping abreast of new developments and emerging issues in drug policy, financing and management in the evolving international health environment that affects USAID’s priority health interventions by attending meetings, workshops, and conferences. Formulating recommendations for USAID action in response to these developments, and sharing relevant information with colleagues and other interested parties.
*   Preparing and conducting presentations for colleagues, other donors, cooperating agencies and contractors, among others, to inform stakeholders about medicine policies, pharmaceutical management, governance, antimicrobial resistance, rational use, health system strengthening developments and issues affecting access to and use of medicine and other health commodities, and the role of USAID.
*   Providing senior level technical guidance and expert input to inform USAID bureaus and missions, presidential initiatives, and other donors and contractors in the development of strategies and approaches related to pharmaceutical governance and management, quality assurance/pharmacovigilance, and systems strengthening.
*   Providing senior level technical support to health sector activities in select USAID countries by participating on country teams, reviewing strategies and annual reports, and helping to meet technical assistance needs.
*   Participating in agency task forces, technical working groups, and/or design teams on the basis of interest and expertise including the Supply Chain Working Group and the Health System Strengthening Network.
*   Maintaining and enhancing the Office of Health Systems relationships with a broad range of stakeholders both within and outside of GH to ensure consistency, coordination, linkage and integration including: the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the President’s Malaria Initiative, the MNCH and infectious disease teams, field missions, regional bureaus, contractors, multilateral and bilateral donor organizations, foundations, global initiatives providing medicines and other health commodities, the pharmaceutical industry, and USG agencies, among others.
*   Serving as a key member in strengthening OHS’s approaches and strategies for measuring health system strengthening and for enhancing performance in the delivery of priority interventions in reproductive, MNCH, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and infectious diseases.
*   Providing senior-level technical guidance on pharmaceutical management, product quality assurance, pharmacovigilance, pharmaceutical sector governance, rational use of medicines, antimicrobial resistance, and other relevant pharmaceutical management policy issues.
*   Conceptualizing the development and implementation of signature pharmaceutical management policy initiatives, strategic approaches, interventions, and tools to support the Global Healthsecurity agenda, Ending Preventable Maternal and Child Deaths, and Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation under the Medical Products, Vaccines and Health Technologies Building Block.

C. Additional responsibilities: (Estimated 23% LOE)
*   Country team support: Participating in USG technical teams to support health and broader foreign assistance programs in USAID countries.
*   Collaborating in strategy development and program design teams for specific priority areas.

D. Training and Professional Development: (Estimated 7% LOE)
*   Keeping abreast of literature and latest developments in pharmaceutical management systems strengthening.
*   Deepening knowledge of pharmaceutical sector governance, quality assurance and pharmacovigilance.
*   Participating in interagency and intra-agency working groups as appropriate to SOW.
*   Participating in professional continuing education and skills training within the purview of GHFP-II.

International travel approximately 12 weeks per year.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE
*   Master’s degree in public health, pharmacy, nursing or related discipline.
*   Minimum ten (10) years’ relevant experience in health systems with at least three years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
*   Strong background in health program development and management, with particular expertise in pharmaceutical management systems.
*   Demonstrated experience coordinating with programs supported by international agencies and bilateral agencies.
*   Demonstrated understanding of public health issues in developing countries.
*   Knowledge of and experience working in pharmaceutical management, including rational use of medicines.
*   Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and environment.
*   Demonstrated ability to analyze and problem solve with issues/disputes that are rapidly evolving.
*   Demonstrated leadership and management skills and building multidisciplinary teams to support program design and implementation of large and complex multi-country programs.
*   Excellent team work, networking, facilitation and negotiation skills.
*   Strong oral and written communication skills.
*   Demonstrated experience in senior level health policy dialogue.
*   Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a large bureaucracy, in a collegial environment, and on a large number of tasks simultaneously.
*   A high degree of initiative, a commitment to quality, and a willingness to participate in a broad range of activities.
*   Excellent organizational and management skills.
*   Mastery of a language in addition to English.
*   Capable of acting as liaison with many different stakeholders and representing USAID’s perspective in a multi-donor setting, US Congress, country Ministries of health, and other senior leaders.
*   Ability to travel internationally as required.
*   US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency required.

The ideal candidate will bring new skills and perspectives in the following areas:

*   Pharmaceutical sector governance, quality assurance and pharmacovigilance
*   Supply chain management
*   Private sector access to medicine
*   Human resource and institutional capacity building
*   Health system strengthening
*   Operations research
*   Monitoring and evaluation
*   Pharmaceutical services/care


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’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 online applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm eastern USA time Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Applicants who applied previously have been given consideration and need not re-apply.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.

Global Health Fellows Program
Office of Health Systems, Bureau for Global Health, US Agency for International Development
Location: Washington, DC

ghfprecruitment <ghfprecruitment@ghfp.net>

GLOBAL NGO JOBS: Careers in the non-profit sector

February 17th, 2015 in Jobs

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Paid Spring Internship with Potential to Become Full-time Job!

February 11th, 2015 in Jobs, Practicum/Internships

The Boston office of the Inspector General will be looking for an intern later this spring.  This will be a paid position of at least 32 hours/week, and they are looking for a student who could work full-time in the summer and then continue into the academic year, with the potential for conversion to a full-time position after graduation.  They are interested in hiring someone who would be willing to make a long-term commitment.  The position requires good data analysis skills (preferably SAS) and course or work experience related to the pharmaceutical industry.  Projects will include oversight of both FDA and CMS processes.  The position is open only to US citizens or permanent residents.  If you are interested, please get in touch with Dr. Parker  (vaparker@bu.edu)   for more information and referral to our BUSPH alum contact at the IG’s office.

Strategic Planning Analyst at EMD Serono

January 8th, 2015 in Jobs

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Strategic Planning Analyst

Overview:

  • Randstad in partnership with EMD Serono has an open role in the Strategic & Management Process team in the corporate headquarters of EMD Serono in Rockland, MA. This position will report to V.P. Strategy & Management Process.

Company Profile:

EMD Serono, Inc. is a leader in US biotechnology, focusing on reproductive health, metabolic endocrinology, and neurology. More than 500 people work in the world-class facilities in Rockland, MA, and approximately 250 work in the field.

Job Overview:

This role will support EMD Serono’s strategy development through the strategic planning process that is coordinated globally across the company. This includes assessing market trends, defining the strategy and key priorities in pursuit of the organization’s vision and desired business outcomes. The role provides strategic thinking and manages completion of the strategic plan for the organization working collaboratively with the US Leadership Team, EMDS Business Franchises and Merck Serono’s Corporate Strategy Group. Depending on expertise of candidates, the role could also include supporting key projects being led by the Strategy & Management Process team such as customer facing KOL management, or tracking the launch of company programs”.

Personal Skills & Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal, as well as the ability to develop clear presentations to a broad spectrum of staff and management. Proven leadership and persuasion skills to interact with, support and influence senior management as well as to collaborate effectively and regularly with staff at varying levels of the organization.
  • Strategic thinking and analytical skills, with the ability to digest and synthesize large amounts of data and information into executive level reports and documents.
  • Ability to serve as liaison and work effectively between the Marking/Brand teams, Medical, and other functions.
  • Financial acumen with statistical/analytical/quantitative skills with the ability to handle sensitive information effectively and tactfully.
  • Business experience (preferably within the Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry) focused on strategy development and project management.

Please contact kimberly.dinsmore@randstadua.com for questions

Core Course Tutors and Peer Coaches needed; apply by January 12th!

January 6th, 2015 in Jobs

Core Course Tutors Needed!

The BUSPH Core Course Tutoring Program is currently recruiting tutors for the spring semester.  The Core Course Tutoring Program is designed to provide free tutoring in the MPH core courses for MPH students. Tutors are needed for all core courses and may be from any concentration and any degree program. Tutors are BUSPH students who excelled in the core course they would like to tutor (earned an A- or A in the course) and can provide at least two hours per week of tutoring.

Complete the application here. Priority deadline is January 12, 2014. Please contact Colbey Ricklefs, Educational Resources Coordinator, at sphtutor@bu.edu with any questions.

Peer Coaches Needed!

Peer Coaches provide one-on-one assistance to SPH degree candidates for writing and/or presentation appointments. Peer Coaches are BUSPH students who: excel in communication as demonstrated by an A or A- on two or more writing assignments or presentations at BUSPH, possess strong communication skills, and can provide between three and six hours per week of peer coaching.

Complete the application here. Priority deadline is January 12, 2014. Please contact Colbey Ricklefs, Educational Resources Coordinator, at sphwrite@bu.edu with any questions.

Research Assistant Opportunity in the Global Health Department!

December 12th, 2014 in Jobs

RESEARCH ASSISTANT OPPORTUNITY – Profs. Jacob Bor and Bill MacLeod are recruiting for a short term research assistant for some data cleaning work on a South African dataset. The applicant must be self-directed, organized, with meticulous attention to detail. Experience working with Excel is essential. The ideal applicant will have previous experience working on human subjects research. NIH human subjects training will be a requirement of employment. The task is expected to take about 30 hours and we are looking for someone to start immediately. Pay will be $16 per hour. Please email jbor@bu.edu with a CV and short statement of interest.

Program manager for latin America and the Caribbean Medicines for Humanity

December 12th, 2014 in Jobs

Program Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean

Medicines for Humanity

 Job Title: Program Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean
Reports to: Program Director
Location: No specific location required (but Boston area, Haiti, or the Dominican Republic preferred)
Date of posting: 12/5/2014

Medicines for Humanity (MFH) is a small, dynamic organization with a compelling mission to reduce child mortality in impoverished communities around the world.  Headquartered in Rockland, MA, MFH has maternal and child health projects in 7 countries. MFH seeks to achieve this goal by strengthening the capacity of local implementing partners in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Priority programmatic areas of intervention include newborn and child health, nutrition, water and sanitation, HIV prevention, vaccination against childhood diseases, and strengthening community health systems.

Job Summary:

The Program Manager is responsible for the overall planning, management, and coordination of health programming in Latin America and the Caribbean, specifically in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Guyana and Guatemala. MFH Central/South American portfolio currently includes eleven projects with a potential for growth. The projects offer an opportunity for someone with a health background and strong language (Creole or Spanish or both) skills to provide technical oversight and overall management of these projects. The overall responsibilities include:

-Assure the effectiveness of all MFH programs and activities.
-Lead, develop, and direct program implementation.
-Identify and follow-up on opportunities for growth.
-Manage program-related activities including external project partnerships that promote and support   MFH’s mission.
-Represent MFH at Core Group, with Ministries of Health

Job Requirements (Preferred Education, Skills and Experience):

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, International Development, or related field
  • 2 years international experience
  • 3 years direct work experience in program leadership in a nonprofit
  • Experience in preparing budgets and program plans
  • Experience in supervision of staff
  • Strong written and oral communication skills/interpersonal skills
  • Strong Haitian Creole or Spanish speaking and writing skills (a plus to be proficient in both)

Schedule:

  • Full Time
  • Must be available to travel internationally 25%

Medicines for Humanity: Program Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean (cont.)

Compensation:

  • Salary will attempt be commensurate with experience and education; 15 paid vacation days per year; 5 paid sick days per year

How to Apply: 

Detailed Job Responsibilities (responsibilities include but are not limited to the following):

Program Direction

  1. Collaborate with Program Director in guiding organization to fulfill its service mission.
  2. Develop best practices and tools for project services and interventions that reduce child mortality.
  3. Collaborate with PS Director in developing and providing input into a structure for decisions re current projects (change/expand/transition) and new projects (go/ no go)…
  4. Work with PS Director to Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within PS team and between PS and other MFH departments.
  5. Direct and manage MFH Program Service projects in LAC; work with LAC coordinators and in-country healthcare partners to define project scope, goals, budget and deliverables; supervise the preparation of annual plans and budgets for LAC projects.

Program Monitoring and Reporting

  1. Work with PS Director to set Monitoring and Evaluation standards and practices for MFH.
  2. Provide leadership in continually manage project expectations with coordinators, partners and stakeholders.
  3. Meet quarterly with LAC partners and coordinators to review progress to project goals, troubleshoot any issues, and set next steps.
  4. Collaborate with PS Director in overseeing the annual evaluation and planning process for existing and new MFH programs.
  5. Collaborate with the Development department in providing reports needed for donors for LAC.

Program Growth

  1. Identify, cultivate and secure strategic funding opportunities with foundations, agencies, and NGO’s with particular emphasis on LAC.
  2. Build relationships vital to the success of each project.
  3. Lead the development of project proposals for funding LAC projects.
  4. Identify general opportunities for partnership with child survival organizations, or academic organizations with the potential to improve program quality or growth.
  5. Identify and gather useful resources related to MCH and child survival for Program Services
  6. Develop a plan to organize these resources for use in project planning, proposals and reports.

Budgeting and Planning

  1. Collaborate with PS Director in PS budget and operational plan preparation, and in monitoring and reporting progress vs. pan/budget.
  2. Participate in MFH Strategic Plan development and implementation.

SHORT TERM RESEARCH ASSISTANT OPPORTUNITY

October 30th, 2014 in Jobs

Professors Peter Rockers and Jacob Bor are looking for a student research assistant to assist with an analysis of the Cochrane database of systematic reviews. The candidate must be self-motivated, proficient in Microsoft Excel, and have access to a computer. The RA would report to Prof. Bor (CT 380) and be expected to submit weekly progress reports. The total job is expected to take about 40 hours. Pay will be commensurate with standard RA rates for level of study.

Baltimore-based organization, International Vaccine Access Center, seeks Public Health Professional interested in Policy, Advocacy, and Global Access to Medicines; deadline to apply is October 10th

September 29th, 2014 in Jobs

About IVAC:

The mission of the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is to accelerate global access to life-saving vaccines through the development and implementation of evidence-based policies. The work of IVAC focuses on: disease epidemiology; vaccine economics and supply; monitoring and evaluation of vaccine introduction and of IVAC’s programs; operational and implementation research; and advocacy, policy and communications activities to increase the profile of and global action on vaccine-preventable disease.

About the position-Scientific Communications and Policy Officer:

The Scientific Communications & Policy Officer will work within the Policy, Advocacy & Communications (PA&C) team as a non-tenured faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The PA&C team conducts a variety of strategic communications and advocacy activities and works closely across IVAC’s program areas – including Epidemiology, Economics & Finance, monitoring & evaluation and policy – to develop targeted strategies and evidence-based materials aimed at informing vaccine decision-making throughout the developing world and among key stakeholder groups such as the technical/scientific community, global health funders, policy-makers and partners.

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MSH is now recruiting for a Technical Advisor to work on SIAPS – Pharmaceutical Management portfolio!

September 10th, 2014 in Jobs

Technical Advisor

Location: Arlington, VA

Overall Responsibilities: The Technical Advisor (TA) participates in the provision of technical assistance activities aimed at strengthening pharmaceutical systems[1], supply chain[2] management or pharmaceutical services[3] in developing countries. S/he supports Principal and Senior Technical Advisors and in-country teams in the design and implementation of technical activities ensuring their adequate contribution to SIAPS results. The TA is also responsible for the implementation and evaluation of those designated field activities such as deployment of tools or implementation of facility and community based interventions. Under guidance from senior staff, s/he provides support to program quality reviews, activity reporting, and knowledge management activities.

  1. Pharmaceutical systems include areas such as pharmaceutical law, medicine policy, regulatory affairs, quality assurance, product selection, medication safety / pharmacogivilance, and pharmaceutical financing.
  2. Supply chain includes areas such as quantification, procurement, customs clearance, transportation, warehousing and inventory management, distribution and logistics management information systems.
  3. Pharmaceutical services include areas such as pharmaceutical care/management, case management and implementation of standard treatment guidelines, rational use, adherence, AMR and infection control; it also addresses new health technologies and diagnostic services.

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