World Vision US seeks the Senior Advisor, Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) who will work closely with the Core Group Polio Project (CGPP) Director, Deputy Director and Secretariats to strengthen the GHSA program. The position will be based in Washington, DC. She/he will be responsible for:
• Supporting alert investigation and response planning at district level.
• Conducting GHSA trainings and workshops for CGPP staff, local NGOs, and other community-based stakeholders (e.g. epidemic control, community engagement, social mobilization, community-based surveillance and reporting).
• Providing support and analysis, as needed, for after-action reviews of outbreaks to capture lessons learned and update preparedness plans accordingly.
• Providing technical guidance for the design and implementation of GHSA program activities with the goal of ensuring that program design and implementation will achieve planned results and goals.
• Providing technical guidance at the country level for the development or adaptation of:
o Materials for community-based surveillance (CBS), including passive, active, and events-based modules
o Training modules and assessments on epidemic preparedness and response for CHVs
o GHSA job aide templates and risk communication materials that can be adapted for outbreaks
o An evaluation checklist to review outbreak response
o Frameworks for monitoring and assessing progress of CBS, Risk Communication and Community Engagement, and Emergency Preparedness
o Other products and tools as needed
- Minimum of a Master’s degree or higher in public health, or other allied field related to public health and/or animal health is required.
- Demonstrated responsiveness and professionalism when interacting with donors, government partners, community members, and others.
- A strong background in disease surveillance.
- Minimum ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience working with US Government-funded programs, with at least five years of experience in an international setting, supporting health, infectious diseases or development programs is required.
- Demonstrated technical experience/expertise related to infectious diseases is required. Experience in training development and resources for developing countries is necessary.
- Prior experience working on zoonotic diseases is highly desirable.
- Technical knowledge and understanding of Global Health Security Agenda and US policy related to GHSA is required.
- Knowledge of USG initiatives related to development assistance, USAID programming policies, regulations, procedures, and documentation requirements for strategy and project design, implementation, management, and evaluation is a strong asset.
- Experience with monitoring and evaluation methodologies including frameworks, data quality assurance, analysis reporting and best practices in data dissemination in international/resource poor settings.
- Knowledge of the Joint External Evaluation (JEE 2.0) process is necessary.
- Prior extensive experience with USAID and/or one of its implementing partners in least developed country settings would be highly desirable.
- Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and environment is a must.
- Demonstrated strong teamwork, cultural competency, diplomacy and interpersonal skills are essential.
- Demonstrated strong written and oral communications skills in English and ability to communicate complex technical information to a variety of audiences and stakeholders including senior-level managers, country-level health officials, UN, senior level USG delegations, inter-agency partners and host government counterparts is required.
- Willingness to travel to field sites approximately 50% of the time.