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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: Benin
    Closing date: 28 Feb 2018

    RTI International est à la recherche d’un Responsable deSurveillance, évaluation et apprentissage pour un projet de l’USAID de paludisme, santé maternelle et infantile, et santé reproductive. Il s’agit d’un nouveau projet de cinq ans dont l’objectif est de renforcer la livraison percutantes le paludisme, la planification familiale, maternelle et santé de l’enfant et services de violences liées au genre dans le secteur public dans quatre départements du Bénin. L’activité des Services de santé intégrés va fournir une assistance technique et renforcer les systèmes pour fondées sur des preuves, de fort impact malaria, maternelle & santé infantile, la planification familiale et interventions VBG.

    Exigences Minimales Requises :

    • un Master avec un minimum de 5 ans d'expériences professionnelles en surveillance, évaluation
    • une expérience de travail avec l'USAID
    • Expérience démontrée dans le développement et la gestion des systèmes de collecte de données et de systèmes d'assurance qualité, et de production de rapports de haute qualité; l' expérience dans l'utilisation de l'information de recherche et de surveillance pour la prise de décisions et des adaptations du programme.

    Cette position est valable uniquement en cas RTI gagne le financement et la soumission à la concurrence. Des candidats qualifiés et intéressés, veuillez envoyer par mail votre CV à : recruitGH@rti.org. Veuillez écrire sur la ligne objet du courriel : Bénin- Votre nom- MEL Advisor


    How to apply:

    Cette position est valable uniquement en cas RTI gagne le financement et la soumission à la concurrence. Des candidats qualifiés et intéressés, veuillez envoyer par mail votre CV à : recruitGH@rti.org. Veuillez écrire sur la ligne objet du courriel : Bénin- Votre nom- MEL Advisor


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

    S/he will have a proven success in epidemiological research, program evaluation, and in strengthening the capacity of others to in evidence based advocacy or adopting evidence into practice. The position is a local-hire full-time position based in Bangkok and report to the Chief of Party.

    Essential duties:

    Malaria surveillance and strategic information

    Collaborate with RTI’s Inform Asia staff and the national malaria control programs in Thailand and Lao PDR to use and analyze information from the malaria surveillance and malaria information system (MIS) database for evidence-based advocacy and evidence-based decision making; • Collaborate with project staff and malaria program managers to design/improve MIS dashboard to facilitate the use of strategic information for planning, performance monitoring, and improving implementation of malaria elimination strategy.

    Research and evaluation

    Assist the national program to ensure that operational research and evaluation implemented by the national malaria programs is relevant, complete, and quality assurance, e.g. iDES, malaria and 1-3-7 strategy; • Provide technical support to local consultant and to the sub-national level staff to integrate implementation and decentralize management of district-level malaria elimination efforts; • Use applied epidemiology research methods to analyze health data, malaria surveillance, and MIS database, field observation, questionnaires and studies; • Provide statistical insight in the interpretation and discussion of study results; • Document research and programmatic results and lessons learned into a range of knowledge products that may include conference abstracts, peer reviewed journal articles, e-learning materials, training materials, advocacy briefs for policy-makers, technical reports and any other products deemed appropriate.

    Capacity building in generation, analysis and use of strategic information

    Provide mentoring and training in epidemiology research and evaluation methods to the technical staff, including M&E staff from the national malaria control programs; • Develop tools and/or guidelines to build the capacity of technical staff, including M&E staff from the national malaria control programs; • Build the capacity of staff from the national malaria control programs to enable them to manage and implement systems for acquiring, compiling, synthesizing, extracting and reporting information.

    Requirements: Master’s Degree in Epidemiology, Data Science, Biostatistics, or equivalent, with up to 10 years’ relevant work experience; or Ph.D. with 3 years’ relevant work experience; • At least 6 years' experience in epidemiological research and evaluation with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in leading quality assurance, protocol design, sampling, training, supervision, operational implementation, data analysis, reporting, and data use, is preferred; • At least 2 years’ relevant experience in malaria. Familiar with the context of malaria control and elimination program in Thailand and Lao PDR; • Strong publication track record, including writing on best practices, innovative methods and results, and active participation and presentation in public meetings/ workshops; • Competency in use of statistical analysis tools; • Professional working proficiency in English, Thai and/or Lao; • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


    How to apply:

    To Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to apply to HR-Indo@rti-indomd.rti.org before April 30, 2018. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: United Republic of Tanzania
    Closing date: 12 Apr 2018

    RTI International seeks qualified Chief of Party (COP) candidates to support the anticipated USAID-funded Tanzania Multi-sectoral Nutrition (MSN) activity. The purpose of the Tanzania Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Activity is to intensify and integrate nutrition support to targeted regions to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age, especially pregnant and lactating women, adolescents, and children under five. This Activity will enhance the Recipient’s capacity to provide technical support to the Government of Tanzania (GOT) agencies and other partners to implement multi-sectoral nutrition interventions, in line with the GOT’s National Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan. The project will achieve this through a) Strengthened multi-sectoral coordination for improved nutrition at the local government level; b) Improved health, nutrition, caregiving, and WASH behaviors; and c) Increased access and availability of diverse, safe, and nutritious foods.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    · Manages client relations and serves as primary liaison and RTI representative with the client and stakeholders regarding overall policy, resource mobilization, and allocation

    · Provides technical direction and oversight of project activities

    · Holds primary responsibility for project performance and budget management

    · Leads planning, oversight, and coordination of all project activities and personnel, operational and technical

    · Responsible for ensuring quality control and responsiveness for all technical deliverables

    · Oversees all coordination with local government authorities and relevant stakeholders.

    Required Skills and Qualifications:

    · Master’s Degree in public health or nutrition, public administration, or related nutrition disciplines.

    · Minimum of 12 years of professional experience in implementing public health programs relevant to nutrition and food security, maternal and child health. Prior DCOP or COP experience preferred.

    · Demonstrated experience in collaborating with host governments, other international donors, and other donor-funded projects.

    · Experience with advocacy and institutional development within government and non-governmental channels.

    · Experience in managing USG funding and familiarity with federal regulations.

    · Previous employment or extensive collaboration with NGOs.

    · Previous experience with agriculture, livelihoods, and WASH is preferred.

    · Excellent oral and written communication skills.


    How to apply:

    To Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to apply at http://m.rfer.us/RTICXQ2UY. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: South Africa
    Closing date: 31 Mar 2018

    RTI is seeking an Epidemiologist (based in South Africa - Regional position) to assist the CDC Influenza Division with implementation, monitoring, and oversight of influenza surveillance projects on the continent of Africa. Assist CDC South Africa and the National Institute of Communicable Diseases in Johannesburg with projects such as surveillance studies, outbreak investigation, animal-human interface activities. Must have: PhD and DVM with a Master’s level Epidemiology degree. 5+ years of experience in health or public health program management. Must have Experience in conducting burden of disease studies and experience in animal and human influenza in Africa. Fluency in French (Level 5).

    Qualified candidates, please apply to itopss@rti.org


    How to apply:

    Qualified candidates, please apply to itopss@rti.org


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: Kazakhstan
    Closing date: 31 Mar 2018

    RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes. We work with governments, businesses, foundations, universities, and other clients and partners to improve the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 5,000 tackles hundreds of projects to address complex social and scientific challenges facing our clients and the people and communities they serve. Our experts hold degrees in more than 250 scientific, technical, and professional disciplines across the social and laboratory sciences, and international development fields. RTI works in more than 75 countries and maintains offices on four continents. Our headquarters is located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Our dedication to innovative, objective research and technical services makes RTI an outstanding partner for clients around the world whose greatest challenges demand rigorous approaches and science-based solutions.

    RTI is seeking an FETP Resident Advisor to develop a cadre of Ministry of Health (MOH) Field Epidemiologists to strengthening surveillance and outbreak response throughout Kazakhstan. The FETP Resident Advisor will train and mentor MOH staff to improve disease surveillance, detection, response to outbreaks by providing classroom training in applied epidemiology and lead applied activities and field investigations.

    Task Requirements:

    · Serve as technical advisor for the development and implementation of an overall integrated field epidemiology training program to build evidence-based public health systems in coordination with other partners and MOH officials

    · Work with technical staff at CDC, the Ministry of Health and other partners in country to develop and implement a training plan for field epidemiology for public health professional at the basic, intermediate and advanced levels as appropriate.

    · Travel to the field (local sites within country) to conduct trainings and assist with participants’ investigations and field work.

    · Travel to CDC Atlanta to attend the FETP annual strategic planning and the Epidemic Intelligence Service conference.

    · Travel to CDC Atlanta or other location, as appropriate, to attend required trainings, meetings, conferences, etc., (such as regional or global scientific conferences)

    · Liaise with Ministry of Health to identify participants for the field epidemiology trainings.

    · Work with MOH to convene a Steering Committee to oversee program implementation and management.

    · Coordinate with CDC and identified partners to ensure logistical support for the didactic and field trainings of selected participants is in place.

    · Conduct the planned field epidemiology trainings together with Ministry of Health, CDC, and identified partners.

    · Mentor participants of the FETP programs.

    · Orientate MOH supervisors and mentors of the FETP programs participants about the expectations for their roles in relation to the FETP.

    · Guide participants in preparing their presentations for dissemination of their findings and recommendations.

    · Assist trainees to develop adequate and timely field investigations in response to acute public health problems such as epidemic outbreaks, clusters of disease cases, and case investigations.

    · Advise MOH in the identification and acquisition of opportunities for participant projects, and sources of funding that help secure annual budgets for the adequate development of an institutionalized FETP.

    · Assist mentors and participants in the FETP-Intermediate program with the design and implementation of applied epidemiological research projects.

    · Assist with the selection and training of graduates as mentors for future participants.

    · Coordinate the organization and facilitation of stakeholder and dissemination meetings in country.

    · Participate in disease surveillance and outbreak investigation and response activities of the Ministry of Health together with graduates and participants.

    · Work with MOH and other training institutions to integrate basic and intermediate field epidemiology curriculum into an in-service program for MOH staff.

    · Provide technical assistance to the MOH.

    · Liaison between CDC, the MOH, and partners to coordinate GHS activities in the country.

    · Participate in periodic Steering Committee meetings to guide program implementation and activities

    · Participate in periodic (monthly or as otherwise agreed upon) calls with country support staff in headquarters (CDC-Atlanta)

    Required Qualifications:

    · Masters or Doctoral-level professional degree in academic fields related to health or allied sciences in human or veterinary medicine, or zoonotic biology.

    · Graduate from a Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) and 2+ years of experience in a Field Epidemiology Training Program.

    · 5+ years of experience working in the field as a practicing epidemiologist and preparing and facilitating trainings for in-service public health workforce development initiatives.

    · Knowledge of WHO standards and policies such as the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response strategy (IDSR) and International Health Regulations.

    · Extensive knowledge and understanding of the functionality of surveillance systems at national, sub national, local and community levels of the health systems in Kazakhstan.

    · Experience in coordinating multi-agency public health programs at regional, national, sub national, local levels in Kazakhstan.

    · Fluency in Russian language.

    · 2 years of experience working in the field as a practicing epidemiologist.

    · 3+ years of experience preparing and facilitating trainings for in-service public health workforce development initiatives, like the Field Epidemiology Training Program.


    How to apply:

    To apply please send your CV and cover letter toITOPSS@rti.orgwithKazakhstan: Resident Advisor, FETPin the subject line.


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: Zambia
    Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

    RTI is seeking a Senior Health Management Information System (HMIS) Advisor for the anticipated 5-year USAID Zambia Evidence for Health activity. The objective of the activity is to strengthen the Government of Republic of Zambia (GRZ) national Health Management Information System (HMIS), improve monitoring, evaluation, and research capacities within key government and non-governmental partners, and expand the evidence base for existing approaches to health programming in malaria, nutrition, family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV. This position is contingent upon award and funding.

    Position:

    The Senior HMIS Advisor will provide technical, strategic and programmatic direction for the development and implementation of HMIS aspects of the activity, including optimizing the generation, identification, collection, processing, storage, and dissemination of quality data and strategic information. The expert technical advice provided will be used by the Chief of Party to support the technical assistance, and political direction provided by the activity to key government and non-government partners.

    Responsibilities:

    • Advise on strategies and methods for improvements in the HMIS.
    • Provide guidance on strategies for improving interoperability and standards between systems.
    • Provide technical assistance to GrZ and MOH to develop HMIS strategy and standards
    • Work closely with technical and program staff to achieve goals and objective successfully and timely.
    • Build capacity and transfer knowledge on information infrastructure deployment, scale-up, and expansion to country stakeholders to develop data-driven decision-making skills and sustainability.

    Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree preferred in the areas of Information Science, Data Science, Public Health, public administration, health administration, health informatics demography, statistics, computing, epidemiology or related.
    • At least 8 years of experience in working with information systems management and design in the Health field for U.S-Government -funded projects or other internationally funded programs.
    • At least 4 years of experience at a managerial or advisor level, providing guidance and supervision in implementation of strategies and methods for software application development and utilization.
    • Experience working with DHIS2 and other health information systems required
    • Must have USAID and/or other USG experience
    • Strong understanding of Health sector in Zambia. Previous work experience with the Government of Zambia and Public Health sector of Zambia a plus.
    • Computer literacy, with ability to analyze and interpret data using Excel, online reporting tools, or statistical packages such as SAS, SPSS, or STATA.
    • Demonstrated ability to transfer technical skills through mentoring.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills in English required, including evidence of quality report writing and presentations. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines with quality products.
    • Ability to work as a part of an internationally diverse team and to be self-managing.
    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
    • Zambian citizens/nationals are encouraged to apply.

    How to apply:

    Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. This position is contingent upon award and funding. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

    To apply, please click the link below from RTI website located in the careers section: https://rtiint.referrals.selectminds.com/international/jobs/senior-health-management-information-systems-advisor-1896


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 31 May 2018

    RTI is seeking a Finance and Administrative Officer to support Inform Asia: USAID Health Research Program (“Inform Asia”). The goal of the project is to provide high-quality technical assistance in malaria surveillance and to generate, use, and document strategic information and evidence for the National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs) in Thailand and Lao PDR to support both countries in achieving malaria elimination.

    This position will be based in Bangkok and will report to the Chief of Party. The employment will be part-time for 30 hours a week until September 2018 and will become full time on October 2018.

    Responsibilities:

    The Finance & Administration Officer position is a junior-level position with primary responsibility, under the overall direction of the COP and RTI’s regionally-based business partners, to support Financial and Administrative aspects of Inform Asia. S/he will support the achievement of project goals in a manner consistent with financial principles and maintain functions such as general accounting, financial tasks, and accounting records. S/he will support project needs in Human Resources, Procurement, and Logistics in addition to financial responsibilities. S/he is responsible for maintaining office supplies and will process general correspondence, answer phone calls, and perform other administrative duties as required.

    Financial Support

    • Manages all financial and administrative aspects of the project, ensuring compliance with RTI and US Government (USG) financial and accounting policies and procedures.

    • Maintains Inform Asia’s financial files through use of QuickBooks software, including general ledger, including journal entries, coding invoices, account analysis and reconciliation, new account set-up, and ensuring timely and accurate monthly closes.

    • Oversees preparation and submission of monthly financial statements (including expenses, receivable and payables).

    • Ensures timely submission of expense reports, bank reconciliations and wire transfer requests to corporate headquarters in the U.S.

    • Prepares biweekly cash requirements; monitors cash flow and reconciles cash accounts to maintain appropriate cash balances.

    • Supports human resources management and procurement for the project, working in collaboration with RTI’s Asia Regional Office in Indonesia to ensure compliance with RTI’s policies and procedures.

    • Implement and monitor cost effective and efficient systems and procedures.

    • Maintain financial management files and ensure sufficient supporting documentation in case of audit.

    • Ensures timely submission of accurate reports (i.e. VAT, payroll withholding taxes, etc.) as required by the Government of Thailand.

    • Perform other duties as required.

    Office Administration

    • Manage administrative operations and activities in the Bangkok office including office management, responding to office inquiries, and implementation of RTI policies and procedures.

    • Provide travel support to local staff and international visitors as requested.

    • Coordinate all logistical support for staff and consultants, including transport, hotel accommodations, event planning and support, etc.

    • Serve as Property Control Officer, responsible for handling procurement of office equipment, furniture and fixed assets, as well as inventory of these assets including property logs, serial numbers, and tags.

    • Coordinate with staff to create and maintain all administrative and technical files for the office.

    • Perform other duties as required.

    Qualifications:

    • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related field and at least 3 years of experience (or Bachelor’s degree and at least 6 years of experience) in financial and administrative management.

    • Proven track record of effective financial and administrative management on USAID-funded projects to achieve project objectives is required.

    • Must possess strong understanding of USAID financial policies and regulations.

    • Strong financial management, organizational and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and ability to work in a team-oriented setting are necessary. QuickBooks experience is preferred.

    • Thorough knowledge of Thai Labor Laws, Social Insurance, and Personnel Benefit Packages.

    • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in Thai and English.


    How to apply:

    All applicants are to submit a cover letter detailing their desire for the position, their CV and references to HR-Indo@rti-indomd.rti.org. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: Philippines
    Closing date: 31 May 2018

    RTI International is requesting expressions of interest from senior project management and technical experts for the anticipated USAID- funded Basic Education Project in the Philippines. This activity will work closely with and support the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) to improve education outcomes, including improved early grade reading skills of public elementary school students, and basic education and life skills enhanced in vulnerable youth, particularly in Mindanao. Positions are based in Manila. Successful candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Native fluency or proficiency in Filipino and other languages of the Philippines are a plus.

    Chief of Party (COP) is responsible for the overall leadership, management, and implementation of the program and will serve as primary liaison to USAID, DepEd and other key education stakeholders. Qualifications: Master’s degree in education or a relevant field (Ph.D. preferred) and 12 years of experience in technical and management roles on education improvement programs. At least 5 years of experience managing large scale donor-funded education programs in South East Asia, preferably USAID-funded. Experience working in the fields of primary education, early grade reading, curriculum development or teacher professional development preferred. Full Job Description: http://m.rfer.us/RTISi02f5

    Deputy Chief of Party, Operations is responsible for supporting the Chief of Party in the technical and administrative management of the project, serving as Acting COP as needed. Qualifications: Master’s degree in education or a relevant field with 9 years of experience in technical and management roles on education improvement programs. Experience working in the fields of primary education, early grade reading, curriculum development or teacher professional development preferred. Full Job Description: http://m.rfer.us/RTIQiO2f4

    Early Grade Literacy Advisor is responsible for providing technical oversight and guidance on essential components of the reading program including curriculum design, lesson planning, instructional approach, teacher professional development, materials development and distribution, classroom-level assessment and large-scale assessment to develop highly effective activities in these areas. Qualifications: Master's degree in education with a specialty in early grade reading or PhD preferred. 9 years of experience working in primary education in educational development, with specific experience in primary-level reading programs and instructional materials/curriculum development, teacher training, and literacy improvement. Full Job Description: http://m.rfer.us/RTI5GL2f6

    In addition, we are accepting expressions of interest for additional positions including:

    • Teacher Training Specialist

    • Curriculum and Materials Development Specialist

    • ICT for Education Learning Specialist

    • Early Childhood Development Specialist

    • Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

    • Public Private Partnership Development Specialist

    • Finance and Administration Manager


    How to apply:

    Individuals are invited to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) with current contact information and details (including achievements) of relevant experience to internationaledu@rti.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: Zambia
    Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

    RTI International is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for the anticipated 5-year USAID Zambia Evidence for Health activity. The objective of the activity is to strengthen the Government of Republic of Zambia (GRZ) national Health Management Information System (HMIS), improve monitoring, evaluation, and research capacities within key government and non-governmental partners, and expand the evidence base for existing approaches to health programming in malaria, nutrition, family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV. This position is contingent upon award and funding.

    Responsibilities:

    · Support the Chief of Party in all technical, operation, implantation, coordination, and management aspects of the project and serves as second in command in the Chief of Party absence;

    · Lead the public relations, communications of project information and results to the donor, the Government of Zambia, project partners, and stakeholders to allow for informed decision making and a country-led initiative;

    · Under the leadership of the COP supervises all administrative and financial activities, and knowledge learning/sharing activities;

    · Ensure proper administration of the project and facilitate operational or technical areas of responsibility as assigned.

    · Provide technical and/or operational guidance and serve as a subject matter expert in assigned area or responsibility.

    · Assist Chief of Party in managing all aspects of staffing and creating/maintaining a clear organizational structure with specific roles, responsibilities and reporting lines.

    · Develop partnerships with client, implementers, and stakeholders and foster coordination.

    · May coordinate and oversee the operation of other project offices.

    · Coordinate the development, implementation and reporting on detailed management plans that may include implementation plans, deliverable tracking, etc., in assigned area of responsibility.

    · Track and report quarterly on programmatic achievements as required for project deliverable reporting. Produces technical and/or operational reports and updates for deliverable reporting and project success stories.

    · Ensure the quality and consistency of the approach of the project objectives.

    · Interact with various levels and locations of the organization for project management, technical and operational support to the project;

    · May participate in business development activities including meetings with prospective clients. Identify strategic opportunities for function and works with business development to market these opportunities.

    · Oversee all project activities in order to capture data on indicators and to identify best practices and lessons learned as required by the cooperative agreement with USAID;

    · Responsible for Field Operations;

    · Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Requirements:

    · A minimum of a Master’s degree in areas of Public Health, Information Sciences, Data Science or related areas.

    · At least 9+ years of demonstrated experience managing operational, project management, and administrative duties for U.S. Government–funded projects or other internationally funded programs.

    · Demonstrated knowledge and experience in HMIS and research.

    · Demonstrated progressive experience working in partnership with community-based organizations and other stakeholders.

    · Significant experience with USG- or USAID-funded activities or other internationally funded activities.

    · Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

    · Strong oral and written communication skills in English, including evidence of quality report writing and presentations. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines with quality products.

    Qualifications

    · Proven team building and leadership skills.

    · Previous working experience in Zambia and/or similar regions highly preferred.

    · Excellent problem-solving, technical, managerial, and financial analysis skills and a focus on producing efficient, reliable, and cost-effective data solutions as an individual or as part of a team.

    · Experience in program implementation, program coordination, and management, preferably

    in health activities.

    · Experience with health information systems including DHIS2, and other health information

    systems.

    · Demonstrated experience effectively working with senior and local government officials.

    · Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.

    · Ability to multi-task.

    · Demonstrated team player with effective cross-cultural interpersonal skills.

    · Demonstrated ability in meeting deadlines while producing quality products.


    How to apply:

    Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. This position is contingent upon award and funding. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

    To apply, please click the link below from RTI website located in the careers section:

    https://rtiint.referrals.selectminds.com/international/jobs/deputy-chief-of-party-1439


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: Zambia
    Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

    RTI International is currently accepting applications for a Senior Knowledge Management, Data Demand, and Use (KM/DDU) Advisor for the anticipated USAID/ Zambia Evidence for Health Project. This is a five-year activity with the purpose to: 1) Strengthen the Zambian national Health Management Information System (HMIS) owned and managed by the Government of Zambia’s (GRZ) Ministry of Health (MOH), 2) Improve monitoring, evaluation, and research capacities within key government and nongovernmental institutions, and 3) Expand the evidence base for existing approaches to health programming in malaria, nutrition, family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV. The activity will support strategic objectives of USAID, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI).

    The Senior Knowledge Management, Data Demand, and Use (KM/DDU) Advisor will be responsible for providing programmatic guidance and technical assistance to strengthen knowledge management and data demand and use all levels in the public health sector. The Senior KM/DDU Advisor will be responsible for a wide variety of activities related to identifying, managing, packaging, and disseminating key information to advance technical practice in the areas of HMIS, health research, and monitoring and evaluation. The position will be based with RTI in Lusaka and local travel may be required.

    Primary Responsibilities: • Specifically, he/she will lead and support learning events. • She/he will produce resources and guidance and facilitate the uptake of improved practices generated through the three objectives of this award. • He/she will focus on building national, provincial, district, and facility level demand for and ability to use HMIS data for evidence-based programming in collaboration with a wide array of stakeholders. • By working collaboratively, he/she will develop appropriate strategies and tools for strengthening the use of HMIS data, identify data needs at all levels, and build capacity to implement tools and approaches through training and workshops.

    Minimum Skill Set Required:

    • Master’s degree in related field and min. of 9 years of professional experience or a Bachelor’s and min. of 12 years of experience in strategic planning, institutional capacity building, knowledge management, and use of data (data collection, analysis, dissemination, and data use). • Experience in monitoring and evaluation in Global Health programs in developing countries, preferably in Zambia and with PEPFAR, PMI, and other USG initiatives. • Thorough understanding of the capacity needs of developing country agencies. • Thorough knowledge of CB, KM, and DDU strategies and approaches that can be implemented to meet those needs desirable. • Thorough knowledge of information dissemination channels and adapting key messages for different audiences.

    • Demonstrated successful ability to collaborate and develop positive working relationships with donors,
    private sector/NGO partners, and government officials. • Previous experience working with USAID projects • Strong computer and writing skills with proven ability to write reports for various audiences • Strong experience in planning and leading knowledge management strategies. • Excellent time management and planning skills.
    • Ability to serve as a knowledge management expert to guide and support local partners and government officials as well as USAID, other key stakeholders. • Talking about technical data comes easy to you. It is a skill and you enjoy it. You like teaching and training others: Facility to communicate technical data and information to non-technical audiences. • Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to deliver engaging and innovative trainings on knowledge management and organizational learning. • Excellent written and spoken English is a must.


    How to apply:

    Please apply to this position using the following link: https://rtiint.taleo.net/careersection/.rti_External_Careers_International/jobdetail.ftl?job=180B5


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 23 May 2018

    The Senior Early Childhood Education Manager will have two primary areas of responsibility: 1) provide senior program and portfolio management for ECD projects including technical development and supervision, technical assistance and project management; and 2) develop relationships, proposals and collaborations to expand RTI’s ECD business. Senior program management responsibilities will include serving in the capacity of project manager or portfolio manager on ECD programs, as well as other education programs as assigned. Business development responsibilities will include serving as a proposal lead and proposal writer for federal and private grants and contracts, and building relationships with clients, stakeholders and partners. The incumbent will be an expert in early childhood development, with a track record of successful program management and business development skills.

    Essential Duties:

    • Responsible for program management and development within ECD team in International Education Division.

    • Support the development of technical approaches, strategies, and tools to improve outcomes for young children globally.

    • Provide field-based technical assistance within portfolio of early childhood programs.

    • Write and/or lead the development of proposals, concept notes, and expressions of interest.

    • Perform business development tasks such as developing technical approach, making bid/no bid recommendations, identifying and securing partners.

    • Engage in additional business development activities including networking, capture, recruitment, Salesforce updates or other related tasks.

    • Maintain relationships with key sector partners, donors, consultants, host country counterparts and stakeholders.

    • Perform Project Manager and/or Portfolio Manager roles according to International Development Group guidelines, ensuring successful implementation of moderately complex projects.

    • Ensure best practices and lessons learned in ECD are captured and disseminated across projects.

    • Serve as a representative of RTI’s ECD work to clients, stakeholders, and partners, providing key inputs for high-level technical or management decisions.

    • Mentor colleagues within ECD team on program management and proposal development skills; may serve as a supervisor.

    • Contribute to RTI’s reputation as a global thought leader in ECD research and practice by authoring and publishing technical articles, reports and blogs, and by presenting RTI work at conferences and workshops.

    Minimum Required Education & Experience:

    A PhD/Doctorate in child development, education or a related field and 6 years of relevant experience OR a master’s degree and 9 years of experience is required.

    Traits, Skills & Abilities:

    • Commitment to improving outcomes for all young children around the world.

    • Excellent knowledge of holistic child development, preschool (kindergarten and pre-k) classroom practice, home and school factors influencing child outcomes.

    • Experience providing senior level program management oversight and leadership on education and/or child development programs, with funders including but not limited to USAID and DFID.

    • Experience providing technical support in ECD to low and middle-income countries, including but not limited to teacher training, curriculum development, and parenting programs.

    • Excellent business development skills, including building relationships with clients and partners, generating and pitching new ideas, and following ideas through proposal development to award.

    • International field experience in low and middle-income countries.

    • Excellent writing skills required, especially persuasive writing for proposals and grant applications, as well as popular media.

    • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and willingness to learn new technologies required.

    • Ability to travel up to 20% time required.


    How to apply:

    http://m.rfer.us/RTIP-H2w8


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 30 Jun 2018

    Program Background:

    RTI through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Inform Asia: USAID’s Health Research Program is providing technical assistance to a range of local stakeholders in the areas of knowledge management and capacity building with regard to strengthening the Thai and People’s Democratic Republic of Lao (PDR) national malaria programs.

    Inform Asia’s overarching goal is to promote the use of evidence-based advocacy and decision making in Thailand and Lao PDR to achieve malaria elimination. Inform Asia has 3 main objectives:

    1. To strengthen malaria surveillance;

    2. To conduct research activities to evaluate strategies and tools for implementation and scale-up for malaria elimination; and

    3. To strengthen capacity of health staff to generate, analyze, and use strategic information.

    Job Summary

    S/he will have a proven success in epidemiological research, program evaluation, and in strengthening the capacity of others to in evidence based advocacy or adopting evidence into practice. The position is a local-hire full-time position based in Bangkok and report to the Chief of Party.

    Essential duties:

    Malaria surveillance and strategic information

    • Collaborate with RTI’s Inform Asia staff and the national malaria control programs in Thailand and Lao PDR to use and analyze information from the malaria surveillance and malaria information system (MIS) database for evidence-based advocacy and evidence-based decision making;
    • Collaborate with project staff and malaria program managers to design / improve MIS dashboard to facilitate the use of strategic information for planning, performance monitoring, and improving implementation of malaria elimination strategy.

    Research and evaluation

    • Assist the national program to ensure that operational research and evaluation implemented by the national malaria programs is relevant, complete, and quality assurance, e.g. iDES, malaria and 1-3-7 strategy;
    • Provide technical support to local consultant and to the sub-national level staff to integrate implementation and decentralize management of district-level malaria elimination efforts;
    • Use applied epidemiology research methods to analyze health data, malaria surveillance, and MIS database, field observation, questionnaires and studies;
    • Provide statistical insight in the interpretation and discussion of study results; Document research and programmatic results and lessons learned into a range of knowledge products that may include conference abstracts, peer reviewed journal articles, e-learning materials, training materials, advocacy briefs for policy-makers, technical reports and any other products deemed appropriate.

    Capacity building in generation, analysis and use of strategic information

    • Provide mentoring and training in epidemiology research and evaluation methods to the technical staff, including M&E staff from the national malaria control programs;
    • Develop tools and/or guidelines to build the capacity of technical staff, including M&E staff from the national malaria control programs;
    • Build the capacity of staff from the national malaria control programs to enable them to manage and implement systems for acquiring, compiling, synthesizing, extracting and reporting information

    Requirements:

    • Master’s Degree in Epidemiology, Data Science, Biostatistics, or equivalent, with up to 10 years’ relevant work experience; or Ph.D. with 3 years’ relevant work experience;
    • At least 6 years' experience in epidemiological research and evaluation with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in leading quality assurance, protocol design, sampling, training, supervision, operational implementation, data analysis, reporting, and data use, is preferred;
    • At least 2 years’ relevant experience in malaria.
    • Familiar with the context of malaria control and elimination program in Thailand and Lao PDR;
    • Strong publication track record, including writing on best practices, innovative methods and results, and active participation and presentation in public meetings/ workshops;
    • Competency in use of statistical analysis tools;
    • Professional working proficiency in English, Thai and/or Lao;
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    How to apply:

    To Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to apply to HR-Indo@rti-indomd.rti.org before June 30, 2018. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: Philippines
    Closing date: 07 Jun 2018

    RTI is accepting applications for the position of Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) for an upcoming USAID-funded project in the Philippines: Improved Health for Underserved Filipinos.

    Working with a collaborative team of international and local partners, the Director of MERL, based in Manila, Philippines will play a key role in monitoring and evaluating innovative approaches, leading as-needed operations research, and providing technical MERLA leadership to project staff and -as needed- external partners. S/he will take the lead in developing and refining the project Theory of Change, Results Framework, MERLA plan, Learning Agenda and indicators to capture performance results, and in strengthening the evidence-based implementation.

    Responsibilities:

    · Lead the MERL components of the program

    · Design and -as needed-continuously refine the project Theory of Change

    · Develop the project Results Framework and monitoring, evaluation, and reporting systems that include appropriate indicators, baseline data, and targets

    · Lead project evaluation as well as rapid evaluation of innovative activities and technologies

    · Design needs-based operations research studies and protocols to generate evidence for which innovations work and which do not work, and why. Ensure methodological rigor of research undertaken

    · Design and implement the project Learning Agenda

    · Take the lead in putting together learning platforms and networks (internally within the project and externally with multiple stakeholders) for quick uptake of learning for programmatic adaptation

    · Oversee the development and submission of timely, accurate, and complete reporting requirements and deliverables

    · Supervise MERL team consisting of M&E and operations research specialists, data analysts and ICT specialists

    Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in public health, education, social science, research methods or another relevant field is required.

    • Min. 12 years of progressively responsible experience in MERL for public health/international development projects in Asia. Experience in the Philippines strongly preferred.

    • Expertise in qualitative and quantitative analysis and research methods, with at least six years demonstrated experience in designing, monitoring, and evaluating projects.

    • Documented hands-on practical experience setting up and managing MERL systems for health projects in developing countries, including data quality assurance

    • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

    • Full professional proficiency in spoken and written English is required. Effective oral and written communication skills required. Proven ability to produce professional quality English-language documents such as MEL reports, progress reports, case studies, and research protocols

    • Previous experience working with USAID or US Government contracts

    • Strong skills using MS Excel Word, PowerPoint and Access required, and familiarity with at least one data analysis software program (SAS, STATA, SPSS, ATLAS.ti, etc.), data system or platform (such as DHIS2) and experience training others in its use is highly desirable

    • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical and management expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills

    • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies

    Other considerations:

    You are a person who loves data and technology, and cares about high standards and the results. You are methodic and flexible. You look always to rapidly improve programs and data systems through creative and innovative approaches. Because we work as a team, you work well with others and are particularly excited about synthesizing and sharing learning and ensuring that learning leads to programmatic and policy adaptations through the creation of rapid feedback loops. You are known for your leadership and communications skills. You care about your job and mostly about the end result that your work and contribution can bring to the project.


    How to apply:

    To apply, please go directly to RTI’s website by clicking the link below, please make sure you upload your CV with the application:

    https://rtiint.referrals.selectminds.com/international/jobs/merl-director-1990

    Recruitment contingent upon successful award of the project. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 03 Aug 2018

    Background: Kenya Youth Employment and Skills (KYES) program is a five-year program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by RTI International and a consortium of partners. The program aims at enhancing youth employment opportunities and the overall labor supply in focus geographic areas and sectors, through both wage employment and self-employment, for unemployed and underemployed youth (aged 18–35) who have not completed secondary education. The program is being implemented in 9 counties: Bungoma, Garissa, Kericho, Kwale, and Nairobi in Phase 1 (Years 1–2) and Kisii, Migori, Nyeri and West Pokot in Phase 2 (Years 3–5).

    Vocational Training Transformation, is one of the 3 core components for Kenya Youth Employment and Skills Program, entailing: Provision of Technical Assistance, CBET curriculum development and implementation and provision of Employability services. Technical guidelines for this component are provided by two National staff: TVET specialist and Career Development Specialist.

    Position: We seeks to onboard an I**ndependent Short-Term Specialist** on consultancy basis to support TVET specialist and Career Development specialist in Coordinating, implementing, monitoring and documenting of component activities for a period of 7 months (1st August 2018 to 28th February 2019). The specialist will be based in Nairobi with frequent travel across the 9 counties for monitoring, technical assistance support to county staff and to attend county meetings when necessary.

    The specialist will be expected to support and facilitate roll out of VTCs trainings at the county level and at the VTC level, support development and implementation of CBET Curriculum, assist in tracking implementation of various partnerships as well as writing technical reports as required. This is not a permanent position but will be remunerated based on level of effort.

    Required skills; a relevant bachelor’s degree; At least five years’ experience in youth work force development, Technical Vocational Education and training (TVET) and provision of technical assistance to organizations; Strong skills-set in project management/strategic management, training, public/private sector engagement and report - writing; Computer literate


    How to apply:

    Application process: All applications should be sent to hrapplications@nb.rti.org. Applications should be submitted no later than 3rd August 2018. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above. Only short listed individual candidates will be contacted. RTI is an equal opportunity employer.

    Each application should include an application letter, detailed CV with particulars of qualifications, experience, telephone number and names of three referees (preferably those having worked for in similar assignments)


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: Lebanon
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

    RTI International is supporting education development around the world by strengthening education policy, management and practice to achieve measurable improvement in teaching and learning. From our well-established reputation in education system strengthening, to innovative work in early grade assessment and learning, RTI is improving education quality, relevance and efficiency through implementation of projects funded by USAID, DFID and other donors and clients.

    Applications are being accepted for an anticipated USAID-funded Improving Public Education Outcomes (IPEO) Program in Lebanon. The 5-year activity seeks to improve learning outcomes (academic, social and emotional outcomes) for all students in public primary schools. Successful candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English. We are seeking candidates for the following positions:

    Chief of Party: Responsible for the overall management of the activity and will be in charge of developing the various interventions that result in the desired outcomes and impact. In addition, the COP will lead his/her team and provide overall supervision on the implementation of the interventions. Qualifications: Master’s degree in international development, education, public administration or related field. Minimum of 10 years of experience in similar education intervention activities, and experience managing complex international donor-funded development activities in challenging environments. Demonstrated leadership, effective organizational development, partnership-building, managerial, team-building and communication skills. Proven ability to coordinate with other key stakeholders including CERD, MEHE and non-governmental organizations.

    Deputy Chief of Party: Responsible for supporting the Chief of Party in management of staff, capacity building and stakeholder engagement. Coordinate the development, implementation and reporting on detailed management plans that may include implementation plans, deliverable tracking, etc., in assigned area of responsibility. Qualifications: Master’s degree (preferred) in education, social sciences or related field preferred, with a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience in the field of capacity development and/or institutional strengthening required.

    Senior Reading Advisor/Manager: Responsible for the overall management, implementation, oversight and direction of the reading program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to providing technical direction towards reading policy, coordinating all training, advising on teaching methodologies, leading the technical dialogue on reading with CERD and MEHE and managing the entire reading team. Qualifications: PhD in education with a focus on reading competencies and outcomes. Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated track record of working in area of reading.

    Finance Manager: Responsible for supporting all finance and accounting activities for the project and preparing all expense reports. He/she will coordinate and consolidate the projection of monthly, quarterly, and annual expenditures, and prepare pipeline estimates for the project. Qualifications: Master’s degree in business administration, accounting, or other relevant field, with 9 years of experience or a bachelor’s degree and 12 years of experience. Prior experience overseeing finances for a USAID-funded project of a similar size and complexity required. Proficiency with QuickBooks and fluency in English, French, and Arabic required.

    Operations Manager: Responsible for all project operations, including administration, security, logistics, procurement, and property. He/she will ensure that program implementation is in accordance with USAID regulations and procedures. Qualifications: Master’s degree with 6 years of experience or bachelor’s degree with 10 years of experience in operations on donor-funded projects with some demonstrated supervisory experience. Fluency in English, French, and Arabic required.


    How to apply:

    In addition, we are looking for Technical and Operational Experts with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the following areas:

    · Teacher Training and Teacher Professional Development

    · Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

    · Inclusive Education

    · Curriculum and Materials Development

    · Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)

    · Human Resources

    To apply, please email your CV/resume to internationaledu@rti.org.English language CVs required. Please put position title and applicant name in the subject line. Priority application deadline is August 19, 2018.


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: Namibia
    Closing date: 15 Sep 2018

    RTI is seeking a Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Advisor to provide high-quality technical assistance to the PEPFAR country team, the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), technical workgroups, implementing partners, and Government of Namibia counterparts to ensure that the portfolio of program activities contributes to the national HIV/AIDS strategic goals and targets.

    Responsibilities: Assist MoHSS move toward the elimination of MTCT, continuous improvement of HIV care, life-long treatment services and prevention of HIV among mothers and their HIV exposed infants. Provide technical assistance to the MoHSS and the PEPFAR Namibia Team for primary health care activities that improve Maternal and Child Health.

    Qualifications: Medical Degree from an accredited institution and 5+ years of HIV/AIDs programmatic experience at country level with progressive responsibilities. 5+ years of experience with international organization providing technical assistance to multiple countries including countries in Southern or Eastern Africa. This position is open to qualified Namibian Nationals only.


    How to apply:

    Please send CV to emyers.contractor@rti.org"PMTCT" in the subject line.


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: Namibia
    Closing date: 15 Sep 2018

    RTI is seeking a Health Management and Information Systems Advisor to provide high-quality technical assistance to the PEPFAR country team, the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), technical workgroups, implementing partners, and Government of Namibia counterparts to ensure that the portfolio of program activities contributes to the national HIV/AIDS strategic goals and targets. Responsible for Health Management Information Systems (HMJS) strengthening within the context of in-country HIV/AIDS programs supported through PEPFAR.

    Requirements: Master’s Degree in Informatics or Public Health. 5-7 years of international experience in developing Health Information Systems. 5+ years of experience working with PEPFAR Programs and understanding of reporting requirements including timelines and data elements that facilitate PEPFAR reporting. This position is open to qualified Namibian Nationals only.


    How to apply:

    Please send CV to emyers.contractor@rti.org"HMIS" in the subject line.


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: Namibia
    Closing date: 15 Sep 2018

    RTI is seeking a Senior Laboratory Advisor to provide high-quality technical assistance to ensure that the portfolio of program activities contributes to the national HIV/AIDS strategic goals and targets. the incumbent will serve as the technical expert in laboratory services to establish priorities, policies and targeted strategic plan.

    Requirements: Must have: Bachelor Degree in Laboratory sciences. 4 years of clinical laboratory experience with progressive responsibilities 5 years of international laboratory and HIV/AIDs experience.5 years of experience as technical advisor in an international setting. 5 years with PEPFAR programs. Training in public health laboratory management. Member of international Laboratory professional society. This position is open to qualified Namibian Nationals only.


    How to apply:

    Please send CV to emyers.contractor@rti.org"Lab" in the subject line.


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: Namibia
    Closing date: 15 Sep 2018

    Senior Technical Advisor, HIV Counseling and Testing Services (HTS) for CDC/Namibia (Local Candidate Only). This position will require active participation in the development, modification, and/or adaptation of appropriate technical strategies and tailored approaches for improving access to HIV Testing Services. Such services include rapid HIV testing, Provider-Initiated Testing and Counselling (PITC), as well as Index-Partner Testing in medical settings and facility- and community based HTS.

    Requirements: Advanced Degree in Public Health or Epidemiology. 7 years of international experience with progressive responsibility in national HIV/AIDS programs. Demonstrated experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, Surveillance, Surveys and Operational Research in the area of HIV/AIDS, including TB/HIV. Experience with PEPFAR programs. Ability to work with technical and program management staff from Ministries of Health. Ability to work effectively on multi-disciplinary public health teams, particularly of USG agencies. Demonstrated history of abstract presentation at international scientific conferences and manuscript publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. This position is open to qualified Namibian Nationals only.


    How to apply:

    Please send CV to emyers.contractor@rti.org with "HCT" in the subject line.


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