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RTI International is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. Please visit our website at http://www.rti.org/globalhealth for more information on our work in global health. RTI International is seeking Strategic Information / Research Advisor candidates for the USAID-Health For Life (H4L) Project. The purpose of the H4L Project is to provide technical assistance and other support services to strengthen the Government of Nepal’s capacity to plan, manage, and deliver quality and equitable family planning (FP) and maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) services. The position will be based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Responsibilities: • Works with stakeholders to set the national health research agenda. • Identifies, prioritizes, and provides technical leadership for research topics for the H4L project. • Provides leadership and guidance to H4L staff in research activities and supports assessments and studies. • Builds the capacity of stakeholders to seek, analyze, and utilize data for evidence-based planning, policy development, and decision making. • Supports the MoHP to prepare the next National Health Sector Strategy based on field realities, experiences, and lessons learned. • Provides technical and capacity-building assistance to achieve results for H4L Objective 2: Develop and implement national evidence-based health policy. • Works with the Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) Advisor, Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist, and Health Management Information System (HMIS) Specialist to provide technical assistance related to improved program M&E at the national level and for the H4L project M&E. Qualifications and experience: • Masters degree or PhD in public health, epidemiology, statistics, or related field and minimum of 9 years of experience (or a Bachelor’s degree and at least 12 years of experience) in designing, planning, implementation and management of health service delivery or systems strengthening research projects in developing countries, preferably Nepal. • Additional skills/experience in one or more of the following technical areas: health services delivery; health systems strengthening; primary health care; family planning/reproductive health; child health/nutrition; or capacity building. • Proven experience in the development of data quality improvement tools and systems in Nepal. • Demonstrated capacity to solve data issues and build the capacity of others within the health system to ensure data quality. • Knowledge of state-of-the-art research design issues and quantitative and qualitative evaluation techniques. • Strong understanding of USAID rules and regulations for M&E. • Experience in the writing of abstracts and technical reports • Ability to develop effective working relationships with USAID, government counterparts at all levels, local organizations, and other program partners. • Strong organizational, interpersonal and management skills. • Must be fluent in Nepali with strong oral and written communication skills in English. To Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a resume with contact information to H4Lstaffing@rti.org with “SI/Research Advisor” in the subject line. Deadline is January 25th, 2013, however applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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