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Program Manager--Health Policy

Program Manager--Health Policy

# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-DC
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Type 
Regular Full-Time

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Overview

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. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.

 

CAMRIS clients include U.S. government agencies and multilateral and private organizations. Our core practice areas include public health, agriculture and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, and medical research.

 

CAMRIS seeks a Program Manager for the upcoming USAID Child Blindness Program. The purpose of the contract is to provide technical and professional services to support USAID’s Congressionally-mandated child blindness directive. The new USAID Child Blindness Program (CBP) will have a service delivery focus, cultivate a learning agenda, and build the capacity of local organizations to implement large-scale pediatric eye care programs.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide overall guidance and daily management of the USAID Child Blindness Program.
  • Work with program personnel to build a cohesive, fast-reacting, and flexible program team.
  • Plan, organize, supervise, and coordinate contract related activities and overall program operations.
  • Travel periodically, including for partner meetings and conferences.
  • Serve as the primary point of contract with USAID.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in management, public health, social sciences, international development, or a related field.
  • At least eight years of experience leading, managing and implementing international projects of similar scope and budget levels. Specifically, experience in two or more of the following areas: management, eye care (optometry or ophthalmology), health policy, health systems strengthening, or community development.
  • Broad understanding of public health in particular in the area of eye care and must be knowledgeable about the relevant socioeconomic, institutional, capacity, and policy issues that are related to vision care in developing countries;
  • Professional experience interacting with U.S. Government agencies, host country governments, small NGOs, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience working in partnership with international donors and agencies.
  • At least five years professional experience working in eye care or health service delivery programs in low or middle income countries.

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