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Health System Strengthening Specialists
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Health System Strengthening Specialist

The Global Health Program Cycle Improvement Project (GH Pro) is seeking a Health System Strengthening (HSS) Specialists for an upcoming USAID assignment. The locations of the position will range from assignments in the Washington, D.C. area to international assignments.  Assignment durations ranges from 1-6 months.
The consultant will provide technical expertise on health systems strengthening (HSS), aligned with WHO’s six building blocks of a health system to support USAID field Missions and the Global Health Bureau.  Tasks may include conducting needs assessments, program evaluations, and program designs.
The incumbent will be responsible for providing technical inputs into ongoing program planning, implementation, and evaluations. S/he will provide strategic technical guidance on HSS related issues to ensure that best practices, new developments and lessons learned are incorporated into USAID programming and projects. The consultant may be required to work across USG agencies, programs and sectors, as well as collaborations with national governments and other donor organizations.  Tasks may include: strategic planning, preparing work plans, providing technical assistance and technical leadership related to HSS, conducting program/project evaluation, and supporting USAID in a wide range of HSS related programmatic activities.
  • Expertise working with health system strengthening in developing countries, with a firm understanding of the six building blocks for health systems.
    • Leadership/governance.
    • Health care financing.
    • Health workforce.
    • Medical products & technologies.
    • Information and research.
    • Service delivery.
  • Experience in individual and organizational capacity development related to health system strengthening is desirable.
  • Experience in conducting USAID evaluations of health programs/activities is desirable.
  • An advanced degree in public health, or related field.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in USAID health program management, oversight, planning and/or implementation.
  • Able to work well on a team.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Proficient in English.

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