Social Solutions International, Inc. is a Small Disadvantaged Business. Hispanic and woman-owned, Social Solutions emphasizes quality research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and institutional support services. We are a mission-driven organization that believes that superior science can improve the world. Social Solutions is dedicated to the creation of social and health solutions to improve the welfare of underserved populations worldwide.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through Social Solutions International to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:
Title: Senior Research and Knowledge Management Advisor
United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of Maternal Child
Health and Nutrition/Research and Policy (R&P) Division (USAID/GH/MCHN/R&P)
Application Deadline: October 13, 2017
The Bureau for Global Health’s Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (GH/MCHN) serves as USAID’s technical and policy lead on maternal and newborn health, child survival, immunization, nutrition and environmental health, with a focus on ending preventable child and maternal deaths. Cross-cutting activities managed by the Office in support of this goal address private sector partnerships, social and behavior change communication, multilateral partnerships, gender, and monitoring and evaluation. The Office comprises the following functional divisions: Maternal and Newborn Health Division; Child Health and Immunization Division; Nutrition and Environmental Health Division; and Research and Policy Division.
The Senior Research and Knowledge Management Advisor (Senior Advisor) will work within MCHN’s Research and Policy Division (RP), which is responsible for providing technical leadership, guidance, and coordination to advance the integrated use of policy, data, research and development to accelerate the uptake, scale and sustained and effective use of maternal, newborn, child, and environmental health and nutrition programming. The Division brings together a multidisciplinary team of implementation research, technology development, policy, and monitoring and evaluation experts who manage a portfolio of activities. Staff in this Division also works in conjunction with other USAID staff in Washington and the field, as well as with other partners, employing analytical and policy tools to reduce mortality, severe morbidity, and advance sustained development.
The Senior Advisor will serve as an agency-wide technical resource supporting important health efforts, including preventing maternal and child deaths, as well as potentially other agency health related priorities. The Senior Advisor will work closely with and receive technical guidance from a Senior Implementation Research Advisor as his/her onsite manager.
The Senior Research and Knowledge Management Advisor will be responsible for:
Centralized Project Management Activities (45%)
Agency-Wide Technical Resource (30%)
Program/Project Development (20%)
Professional Development (5%)
An Advisor at the GS 14 level will be further responsible for:
International and domestic travel approximately 20%.
In addition to the above, the position requires the following at each level:
Minimum ten (10) years of experience in research, research utilization and/or knowledge management for global health programs, ideally with three to five (3-5) years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
Minimum fifteen (15) years of experience in research, research utilization and/or knowledge management for global health programs, with at least five (5) years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
Social Solutions International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.social solutions.biz
Social Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.