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
- 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.