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Senior Advisor, TB and Infectious Diseases
CLIENT:  Project Hope (http://www.projecthope.org )
LOCATION:  Millwood, Virginia USA (an initial telecommute period is possible)
REPORTS TO:
  Senior Vice President, Project HOPE
REPORTING TO THIS POSITION:    
Program Coordinator(s), Program Officer(s); Senior Program Officer

POSITION SUMMARY:   
Improve the quality and expand the scope of Project HOPE’s Infectious Diseases portfolio of prevention, treatment and care, with primary focus in TB and TB related conditions such as TB/HIV and TB/Diabetes. Increase Project HOPE’s profile in areas of prevention, treatment and care programs through support of existing projects and proactively seeking opportunities for new programs. Act as Project HOPE’s most senior technical expert in the area of Infectious Diseases by providing thought leadership to internal and external stakeholders and act in a global advisory role to PH staff. Initial focus of the position will be to strengthen and expand Project HOPE’s leadership role as a TB organization worldwide with increasing emphasis upon other Infectious Disease as opportunities allow. Provide technical assistance to on-going programs and input and advice regarding program design and program content for new Infectious Diseases initiatives.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Planning

 In coordination with the Senior Vice President, Vice Presidents Business Development and  Development, and regional and other technical staff, lead  in the development and implementation of strategic plans for TB and other Infectious Disease programming and expansion of the Infectious Disease portfolio.
In collaboration with relevant staff, develop yearly operational plans for TB and Infectious Diseases programming to include implementing strategic plans and building Project HOPE capacity to develop and implement evidence based programs that achieve intended outcomes.

 

New Program Development

In conjunction with Senior Vice President and Vice President New Program Development, proactively investigate opportunities, develop proposals and seek funding for Infectious Diseases activities in countries where Project HOPE is not currently active, in accordance with HOPE-wide and regional strategic plans.
Develop partnerships with international, regional, and host country institutions in order that Project HOPE may contribute most effectively and collaboratively in the prevention and treatment of Infectious Diseases. 

 

Existing Field Programs

Provide technical leadership and backstopping to Diabetes and other Infectious Disease projects and to the Infectious Disease components of integrated health projects; make recommendations for improvements in program delivery and outcomes; and follow-up with regional and country staff to implement the recommendations.  Backstopping will take place both from Project HOPE Center and through in-country visits.
Assesses existing projects without Infectious Disease activities and provides recommendations for including Infectious Disease components if appropriate.
Responsible for developing program content and preparing, reviewing and approving program designs intended to reach Diabetes and other Infectious Disease outcomes.
Design/review/approve operational research studies that document PH program outcomes and best practices. Document the results of those studies and identify and follow up on opportunities to share PH program results in the broader ID and development communities.
Ensure that program staff remains current in their knowledge by reviewing and disseminating new materials, guidelines, and technical reports.
Ensure that all Project HOPE programs benefit from the sharing of “lessons learned” from TB and other Infectious Diseases programs carried out within the Project HOPE and programs implemented by other organizations.
Assist field programs to link with contractors, consultants, funders, local and international PVOs/NGOs, and relevant organizations to form partnerships and increase learning, thereby enhancing the quality and scope of their Infectious Disease activities.
Work with country programs to produce quality and on-time reports to donors.
Work with country programs to monitor and evaluate results and impact.

 

Other Responsibilities

Represent Project HOPE at appropriate meetings, seminars, etc.

Support Infectious Diseases activities and proposals, as directed by the Senior Vice President.

REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum of MPH required; MD/PhD strongly preferred.
Five to ten years experience in international health programming and implementation of Infectious Diseases programs.
Specific program design and implementation experience in TB and one or more of the following Infectious Diseases areas: HIV/AIDS/STI, Malaria. Ability to think creatively about new approaches to prevention and treatment of Infectious Diseases.
Excellent communication skills in English.
Experience with adult education methodologies.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work both as a team member and independently.
Willing to travel internationally 30% of time.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment.  Must be able to communicate in verbal and written form, and must be able to travel internationally.
Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to a typical office environment with minimal noise level.

 

To Apply, please submit updated resume and cover letter addressing how your skills and experiences meet the needs of the position and organization.

Jill Solomon, Senior Recruiter
Global Recruitment Specialists
Jsolomon@globalrecruitment.net
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