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: Biomedical Research Advisor
United States Agency for International Development, Bureau for Global Health, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Research, Technology and Utilization Division
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
The Bureau for Global Health (GH) serves as USAID’s primary source of technical expertise, leadership, and donor coordination for the health sector, including HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases, child and maternal health and nutrition, family planning and reproductive health, and health systems strengthening and reform. GH is responsible for advancing field-relevant, state-of-the-art research and the transfer of new technologies and approaches to field programs. Through its staff, programs and country teams, GH provides critical support to USAID Missions and field programs in more than 70 countries. The Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) advances and supports voluntary family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs worldwide to reduce unintended pregnancy and foster improved reproductive health behaviors. PRH provides critical support to the achievement of the goals of GH's signature initiatives, including FP2020, AIDS Free Generation (AFG), and Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD).
The objectives of USAID’s research program in FP/RH are to provide new and/or improved contraceptive and multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs); improve the quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of FP/RH products and services; strengthen developing country institutional capabilities to use research to diagnose and solve service delivery problems; and enhance the dissemination and utilization of research results.
The Biomedical Research Advisor (Biomedical Advisor) is an integral member of the team that works toward meeting and exceeding the goals of FP2020, AFG and EPCMD. The Biomedical Advisor position is located in the Research, Technology, and Utilization (RTU) Division, and coordinates activities with other divisions in PRH, other technical offices within GH, other parts of the Agency, and with other donors, multilaterals, cooperating agencies, and developing country organizations. Drawing on the latest biomedical and program research, the Biomedical Advisor will provide technical leadership to PRH, the Global Health Bureau and to the Agency as a whole on issues related to women’s health and the research and development (R&D) of contraceptives and MPTs, based on the interpretation of evidence from preclinical, clinical, and epidemiological studies.
The Biomedical Advisor serves as one of the Agency's technical experts for USAID-assisted women’s health research and program efforts. By improving our understanding of existing contraceptives and MPTs and developing new technologies for women’s health, the Biomedical Advisor assists PRH in improving the quality of life throughout the developing world. The Biomedical Advisor works closely with the GH SeniorScience Advisor and RTU Team, receives day-to-day guidance from the RTU Division Chief who will be the USAID point-of-contact, and performs the following duties at the level described below.
The Biomedical Research Advisor will be responsible for:
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. Overseas travel in developing countries is also required at least three times a year. 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.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
The employee will work in a fast-paced office environment.
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.