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|Term||Full Time||Year of Exp||7-10 Year|
|Function||Research / Development||Industry||Healthcare Services|
|Publish Date||2019-08-26||Close Date||2019-09-30|
SUSTAINING TECHNICAL AND ANALYTIC RESOURCES
FELLOWSHIP TITLE: Operational Research and Strategic Information Technical Advisor
HOST ORGANIZATION: National Center for TB and Leprosy Control, Ministry of Health
LOCATION: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
POSITION LEVEL: Mid-Career Technical Advisor
TRAVEL: 40% estimated travel
STAR PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a project of the Public Health Institute (PHI) supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health (GH) Bureau. Its purpose is twofold: (1) Through individual fellowships, STAR will help strengthen the capacity of diverse American and low-and-middle-income country (LMIC) health professionals at all levels to make innovative contributions to global health (GH); and (2) STAR will create ground-breaking opportunities for both US and LMIC GH academic institutions and other groups, including professional associations, to create systems for open-access knowledge sharing, resulting in effective partnerships. STAR’s individual and institutional participants are contributing to the development of self-sustaining systems and tools that will produce global citizens with the full spectrum of relevant health competencies. STAR is managed by the Public Health Institute and implemented in partnership with Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).
ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP
The STAR Fellowship is a two-year global health and learning opportunity with:
FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION
USAID is a leader in the global fight against tuberculosis (TB) and supports anti-TB efforts in high burden TB countries. The STAR Fellowship is a key component of the USAID Administrator's TB Accelerator initiative that aims to reach the UN General Assembly TB Declaration targets as well as to build the capacity and commitment of the host governments to ensure TB self-reliance through evidence-based TB programs.
The USAID investment in TB in Cambodia aims to increase TB case notification, case detection and treatment outcomes through health system strengthening, building the strategic guidance and technical rigor, strengthening problem solving skills and coordination mechanisms at all levels to streamline government systems for improved TB results, and fostering knowledge-sharing by improving collaborative systems and long-term, sustainable partnerships for open exchange and greater utilization of information, research, and educational resources with the goal of ending the TB epidemic in Cambodia. The USAID TB investment leverages U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) supported TB/HIV activities, Global Fund (GF) TB grants, and the Royal Government of Cambodia supporting health care staff, infrastructure and funding activities related to TB control.
The Operational Research and Strategic Information Technical Advisor (Advisor) is responsible for implementation research and evaluation of program activities for the NTP Cambodia. They will take the lead in supporting the planning, organizing, and implementation of special studies, research, and analyses critical for the improvement of the quality of the Cambodia TB programs’ implementation. They will develop and implement activities to ensure the NTP’s operations research and evaluation activities meet quality standards and achieve intended project objectives.
The Advisor will be based at the CENAT within the Ministry of Health in Cambodia. They will receive technical direction from the CENAT Director, who will serve as their Onsite Manager. The Advisor will also work in close collaboration with USAID/Cambodia and the USAID/Washington TB team.
Essential Duties and Outcomes:
Strengthen the institutional capacity of CENAT to formulate and address TB research priorities:
Anticipated learning outcomes: * Required 10% time
Additional skills (preferred):
All applicants are required to apply for this position through STAR’s online recruitment system at https://www.ghstar.org/, which allows you to store your CV/resume and separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All online applications must be submitted by September 30, 2019 by 5:00 pm Eastern time.