Detailed Job Description / Requirements:
Act to End Neglated Tropical Disease |East Nepal program
Position Description of
Health Systems Strengthening Advisor (Senior Technical Advisor 1)
RTI International is seeking a qualified Health Systems Strengthening (HSS)Advisorfor the International Development Group’s (IDG’s) Global Health Division (GHD) to be based in Kathmandu, Nepal. GHD currently has a staff of over 400 and works in over 25 countries. GHD implements broad-based programs in infectious diseases --specifically NTDs, HIV, and Malaria; Integrated Health; and Health Systems Strengthening.
The HSS Advisor will support the Nepal country program of the Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) | East program that was awarded in 2018 will continue until 2023. The list of program countries includes Bangladesh, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Indonesia, Laos, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Tanzania, and Uganda. The HSS Advisor will report to the country chief of party (COP) in Kathmandu, with functional reporting to the HSS Lead in Washington, DC. The position requires in-country travel, with the possibility of occasional international travel.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Lead in-country efforts to mainstream NTD activities into national and district-level health systems.
- Leverage professional understanding, experience, and relationships to partner with national and district-level MOH stakeholders and other public and private sector stakeholders.
- In collaboration with the Act | East HQ team and in-country technical, HSS, and Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Adaptation (MERLA) teams, work with ministries to include NTD activities in country annual budgets with adequate funding; to clearly designate responsibilities for NTD control and morbidity management within the existing workforce and job descriptions; to include and monitor indicators among national health indicators; to monitor and support effective supply chain management for NTD supplies and activities, and to empower the workforce by ensuring national policies are in place to fulfill essential NTD activities.
- Work with host-country counterparts to identify analytic, advocacy, and facilitation needs that may require recruiting additional team members (e.g., a health financing specialist), consultants, and/or short-term technical assistance (STTA) from Act | East HQ.
- Serve as in-country contact point for quality of STTA and provide any needed contextual tailoring of proposed activities.
- Support implementation of mainstreaming activities, including participatory planning activities, health systems and sustainability assessments, fiscal gap and space analysis, accountability and stakeholder mapping, and relevant activities under fixed amount awards (FAAs).
- In close collaboration with the Act | East HQ and country teams and host country counterparts, apply results of sustainability assessment, political economy assessment (PEA) and/or other analyses to development of a mainstreaming or transition strategy for country programming.
- In collaboration with the HQ and/or other resource persons, leverage non-NTD sectoral platforms to support sustained MDA coverage and disease surveillance and coordinate support for advocacy activities with civil society.
Education and Experience:
- At least a Master's degree in public health, international development, public policy, or related field. Master’s degree and 6 years of experience or Bachelors Degree and 10 years of experience.
- Minimum of 6 years global and/or in‐country experience in implementation of health systems strengthening programs and/or policy reform preferably addressing cross-sector issues.
- Demonstrated experience in implementing robust HSS programs in a developing country context, with technical expertise in one or more of the following areas: policy reform, health financing, service coverage, supply chain management, information systems, workforce alignment and/or related areas of health system strengthening.
- Demonstrated experience with decentralized planning and budgeting processes.
- Demonstrated experience implementing HSS programs that incorporate non‐health sector and/or multi‐health sector programs.
- Neglected Tropical Disease experience desired, but not required.
- Host country candidates are preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated capacity to operate within the HSS community and function as a technical advisor on diverse matters related to HSS in developing countries.
- Demonstrated management, leadership, decision making, and interpersonal skills.
- Full professional proficiency in English with excellent oral and written communications skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with senior Government personnel, international organizations, NGO partners, host country governments, and U.S. Government Agencies.
- Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as required, up to 30% of time.
To Apply: Qualified applicants should submit cover letter and a resume with contact information to Act to End Neglected Tropical Disease (NTDs) | East, Nepal program, Hall #202, Oasis Complex, PatanDhoka, Lalitpur or email to ActEastNepal@np-ntd.rti.org and include the position title in the subject line.
Deadline is Monday, 16 September 2019, however applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.
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|M.P.H. (Masters in Public Health)|
|02 Sep, 19|
|16 Sep, 19|