CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through Social Solutions International partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:
Title: Health Systems Technical Advisor
United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of Health Systems (USAID/GH/OHS)
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
The Health Systems Technical Advisor will be located in the Office of Health Systems (OHS) within the Bureau for Global Health (GH). OHS serves as the Agency’s knowledge hub for health systems strengthening (HSS) and is responsible for implementing the Agency’s approaches to HSS, disseminating health systems knowledge, and providing technical assistance and other support to USAID’s programs and field missions through analysis, strategy development, and program design.
OHS operates global projects that implement HSS activities in the six health systems functions: health finance; health governance; health information; human resources for health; medical products, vaccines, and technologies; and service delivery.
Working closely with technical teams across the six health system functions, the Technical Advisor will coordinate and lead OHS’ health systems research (HSR) agenda to promote and apply learning about health system performance to improve the health and well-being of people in low- and middle-income countries. The goal of the HSR agenda is to understand the key components of HHS programs that are most effective. The Technical Advisor will also contribute to the integration of knowledge and programming by actively applying complex systems analysis to his/her work in support of USAID’s health priorities (preventing child and maternal deaths, controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and combating infectious disease threats). The Technical Advisor will also be responsible for budget management and execution for OHS investments in health systems strengthening.
S/he will work closely with and receive technical guidance from the Director, Deputy Director, and other senior staff in OHS. S/he will provide technical assistance, as assigned, to country, regional and international stakeholders. The Technical Advisor will manage multiple activities and assignments simultaneously, and work independently, proactively, and efficiently to conceptualize and develop new activities/initiatives related to health systems integration, systems thinking, and implementation research.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Health Systems Implementation Science and Research (45%)
Health Systems Strengthening Technical Assistance and Support (40%)
Budget Management and Execution (15%)
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Oral and written communications skills and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical journals, reports, and other publications. Ability to effectively present complex qualitative and quantitative information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
MATHEMATICAL AND STATISTICAL SKILLS
Ability to work with mathematical and statistical descriptive and inferential concepts in order to collect, analyze, interpret, present, and organize quantitative data.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to independently analyze situations and develop proactive and effective responses.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.
Social Solutions International and CAMRIS International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.camris.com
Social Solutions and CAMRIS are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.