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Health Systems Innovation Advisor

RTI International

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RTI International (RTI) is both a global research institute and a leading international development organization. We combine these powerful capabilities with those of our partners to co-create smart, shared solutions for a more prosperous, equitable, and resilient world. Based in North Carolina, USA, RTI is one of the top implementing partners of projects funded through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). A commitment to making meaningful change energizes our 6,000 staff who deliver results across eight international development sectors and in more than 80 countries.

The Global Health Division (GHD), within the International Development Group (IDG), works in Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases; Global Health Security and Public Health Preparedness; Noncommunicable Diseases; Heath Systems Strengthening - including Health Governance, Health Finance, Human Resources for Health, Capacity Building, and Health Policy and Advocacy; and Integrated Care - including Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health and Family Planning. We address a range of public health problems to reduce disparities, lower disease burdens, and build locally owned sustainable health programs.

The GHD is currently seeking a Health Systems Innovation Advisor to drive growth and impact in areas at the forefront of health innovations, including providing cross-cutting technical support related to health systems innovations, which could include digitalization and digital health, technologies within health care, and/or private sector engagement. The candidate in this role will lead business and proposal development initiatives, build networks, and manage, implement and monitor donor-funded program. This position may also include program management and implementation and monitoring of donor-funded programs

This role would be based in the United States (Washington DC or Research Triangle Park offices or remote) or in Abuja, Nigeria; Dakar, Senegal; or Nairobi, Kenya . Other locations would be considered on case-by-case basis. This role will require international travel 25% of the time. Candidates must be eligible to work in their country of residence without sponsorship.


Business Development and Growthâ¯

Manage the conceptualization and development of proposals, concept notes, and expressions of interest for global health opportunities. Lead and write technical proposals, concept notes, and expressions of interest for global health opportunities. Conduct capture, partner identification and development, and other business development activities for global health opportunities. Lead and/or contribute to design and methodology development aligned with health systems and integrated service delivery best practices. Support positioning and strategic planning for health systems and integrated service delivery opportunities. Develop partnerships and donor networks in support of health systems programs.

Technical Assistance and Project Management 

Provide technical assistance to global health projects, including field-based short-term technical assistance. Contribute to the development and adaptation of existing technical approaches and tools. Manage learning around health systems programming, approaches, and best practices. Stay abreast of USAID headquarters and mission trends around health systems programming. Provide thought leadership through articles, blogs, and presentations to USAID, clients, and peer organizations. Manage complex donor-funded health systems programs, including oversight of project reports, budgets, and M&E plans.


Bachelor's Degree and 15 years of relevant experience, Master's degree and 12 years of relevant experience, PhD and 8 years of relevant experience. Demonstrated experience performing business/proposal development roles, especially leading global health proposal strategy and/or writing technical sections for USAID-funded opportunities. Experience providing project management and administration for USAID-funded programming. Experience working in one or more health technical areas: health promotion and community engagement, digitalization and digital health, and/or private sector engagement.  Demonstrated experience managing and implementing global health projects funded by USAID, CDC, and/or other key donors in the international development sector. Demonstrated short- or long-term experience working in developing country contexts on issues relating to clinical service delivery, community health, or health systems strengthening.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Ability to synthesize large amounts of information coherently and concisely Ability to write persuasively. Highly proactive and able to work independently in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines under pressure. Ability to work collaboratively in teams. Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel. Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills. Proficiency in French preferred, other language proficiency (Spanish and/or Portuguese or other) a plus.

Expected salary range for a US-based employeeâ¯isâ¯indicatedâ¯below. Pleaseâ¯note, if the position is based outside of the US, the salary range would be different.


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