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Senior Integrated Health Systems Advisor

RTI International

Medical & Pharmaceutical

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4 weeks ago

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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 Senior Integrated Health Systems Advisor who will be responsible for supporting programming, technical solutions implementation, new business efforts, and thought leadership related to integrated health systems strengthening. The Senior Integrated Health Systems Advisor will build partnerships in integrated health systems with key counterparts and support thought leadership efforts in the sector. The work will entail supporting a rapidly growing integrated portfolio of international development (including USAID-funded) projects and business development growth. The Advisor will support such efforts across GHD, including health systems strengthening, integrated care, global health security, as well as integration with sectors that include governance, financing, and climate/resilience.

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.


Industry Outreach and Engagement

Supports collaborative working relationships with USAID technical staff, strategic partners, and stakeholders, and continually promotes outstanding client service and technical leadership. Supports development and delivery of demand-driven training courses, learning resources, knowledge sharing events, and ad-hoc technical discussions for internal and external audiences. Establishes and nurtures collaborative relationships with partners, subcontractors, technical specialists, and clients. Establishes and nurtures collaborative relationships with the private sector and other key stakeholders in the health systems strengthening space.

Business Development

Serves as a technical contributor for proposal solutioning, conceptualizing approaches, teaming strategies, partner negotiations for projects in health systems strengthening. Contributes to business capture through engagement in capture trips; preparation of expressions of interest in response to client requests for information; inputs to develop technical content for marketing materials pertaining to integrated health and/or health systems strengthening projects, new technologies and implementation approaches. Actively builds and leverages professional networks to assist in recruitment of future team members.

Project Implementation

In collaboration with Division Leadership, provides demand-driven technical support to projects in the technical portfolio, such as serving as a thought partner to help solve specific technical implementation challenges or facilitating access to other technical and cross-cutting expertise to support implementation of innovative or integrated approaches. Researches cutting-edge tools, frameworks, or approaches available within the industry for potential project use. Contributes technical expertise to specific writing assignments (e.g. blog posts, reports, impact stories) as identified by clients.


Bachelor's Degree and 18 years of relevant experience, Master's degree and 14 years of relevant experience, or PhD and 10 years of relevant experience. Minimum 8 years of professional experience in global health, with demonstrated experience leading or supporting USAID-funded health systems strengthening and/or integrated care projects. Experience and demonstrated success in building capacity of emerging market counterparts and stakeholders. Experience in leading and/or supporting business development efforts. Proven ability to manage and support complex and geographically disparate portfolios in international development. Experience working with diverse and multi-cultural teams.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Must have excellent listening skills and highly developed sense of responsibility and commitment to customer service and client relationships. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to communicate complex information to multiple audiences working in the international development. Must be able to manage disparate tasks simultaneously and re-prioritize as necessary. Must work effectively under deadlines, both independently and as a team member. Proficiency in French preferred, other language proficiency (Spanish and/or Portuguese or other) a plus. Ability to travel internationally for extended periods as needed.

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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