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Senior Technical Director, Health and Nutrition

Location:Baltimore, MD or Washington DC, MD
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:International Programs
Description:The STD-H&N provides leadership and management to the QuIL Health and Nutrition Team in alignment with the overall strategic direction of Corus International. The QuIL team includes expertise across a variety of technical areas critical to livelihoods, economic development, health and well-being. This position reports directly to the Vice President, QuIL. The incumbent must be a passionate and visionary leader in health and nutrition, energetic supporter and inspiring manager.

The competencies required to be successful in this position include a theoretical and practical understanding of global health and nutrition, with deep expertise in one or more of the following areas: health systems strengthening; maternal, newborn and child health; or family planning.

Key activities in this role include:

-Supporting the mobilization of resources through the design of country, regional and global strategies and programming, integrating innovative approaches and applied best practice;
-Maximizing impact in country programs by supporting innovative programming and developing core tools and guidance for best practice, and providing demand-driven support to field-based program & project implementation to help country teams deliver maximum impact;
-Drawing out the experience, knowledge, and evidence generated by field programming and identifying ways to disseminate across programs and externally as a contribution to the global evidence base.
-Represent the organization in external technical fora to enhance the organization's technical stature and recognition in the public health community.

  • Provides technical oversight and support to Health & Nutrition programs
  • Leads global strategic thinking on Health & Nutrition for the organization
  • Supports Country Teams to design and develop country level strategies in Health & Nutrition
  • Conceptualizes and leads efforts to document and share best practices and innovations in Health & Nutrition programs throughout the organization
  • Facilitates the dissemination of global best practices to field staff and in field programs.
  • Generates manuscripts for publication in peer review journals and development of abstracts and submission for public health conferences and fora
  • Ensures knowledge management in Health & Nutrition at an organizational level
Business Development
  • Supports resource mobilization for Health and Nutrition by identifying opportunities and cultivating partnerships in support of technical vision.
  • Undertakes leadership role in proposal development in concert with Business Development Team, analyzing and recommending bid decisions, and conceptualizing teaming, technical approaches, and cost strategies to maximize competitive advantage.
  • Serves as proposal leader and/or technical writer, providing vision and leadership to proposal team, and mentoring and supervising the application of best practices for Health and Nutrition.
  • Represent the organization to donors, implementing organizations, host country governments, project stakeholders, and counterparts in the public and private sectors.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with potential donors and partners with a high degree of independence.
  • Identify opportunities to raise Corus International's profile in Health and Nutrition through participation in conferences, strategic meetings, public speaking engagements, and publications.
  • Participate as the Corus International representative in health technical working groups to ensure program and institutional representation in the international health community.
Supervision and Management
  • Manages and provides oversight to direct reports; trains and mentors staff; conducts/participates in program team management and administrative responsibilities (meeting participation, supervision, etc).
  • Masters in Public Health or PhD in a related field
  • At least 15 years of professional experience in global health
  • At least 5 years of experience as a technical advisor, preferably in the areas of health systems strengthening, maternal, neonatal and child health, or family planning and reproductive health
  • At least 5 years of field experience, preferably in Africa or Asia
  • At least 5 years of direct line management and supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated familiarity with USG family planning policy and compliance
  • Demonstrated experience leading successful international health proposal design and development
  • Strong working knowledge of USG, DFID, and other international donor priorities and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems in a timely and successful manner.
  • Demonstrated capacity to present technical material in peer-review journals and international conferences
  • Demonstrated versatility and integrity as well as leadership, mentorship, management, organizational, and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work in French and/or Spanish in addition to written and spoken native English fluency.
  • Strong writing skills; established relationships with key international partners, including donors, WHO, academic and technical experts in maternal and child health and family planning programs
  • Ability to influence in teams where you might have responsibility but not ultimate authority.
  • Willingness to travel 25% of time.

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