Sr. Technical Advisor

Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Classified title: Sr. Technical Advisor

Role/Level/Range: ACRP-4-MF

Starting Salary Range: Commensurate With Experience

Employee group: Full time

Employee subgroup (FLSA Status): Exempt

Schedule (hours/days): 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Personnel area (School): Academic and Business Centers

Position Type: New

Org unit name and #: Jhpiego

Department name: Technical Leadership Office

Reports to (Job title): Reports to (Job title: Director

General summary/purpose:

Sr. Technical Advisor will support the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Antenatal/Postnatal Care Research Collective (ARC). Designed as a four-year initiative (2020-2023), ARC aims to identify and study new ANC/PNC service delivery approaches, test effectiveness of new tools, and ensure coordinated, robust data collection, analysis, and sharing. Jhpiego is one of 12 ARC partners conducting research across 11 countries. The Senior Technical Advisor will contribute to the design and implementation of new service delivery approaches and lead efforts to capture, package, and disseminate learning across all 12 ARC partners.


  • Contribute to the design and implementation of new Maternal Newborn Health (MNH) service delivery approaches to be investigated under ARC
  • Oversee development of MNH technical content for and execution of the ARC-wide documentation and dissemination plan
  • Synthesize MNH evidence across ARC studies to contribute to the global MNH evidence base.
  • Lead the development and writing of MNH evidence packages that summarize findings for multiple audiences at national and global levels
  • Contribute to the development of MNH technical content for concept notes and protocols, helping to track and report progress, and manage the needs for writing and dissemination of results
  • Actively participate in the ARC Global Leadership and Advocacy Body (GLAB)
  • Collaborate with internal Jhpiego knowledge management to disseminate ARC learning
  • Provide technical assistance and mentoring in MNH data synthesis and packaging to ARC team members in each country
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with internal and external colleagues and among partners

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • Master of Public Health, Nursing, or related field
  • 15+ years’ experience in implementing and/or evaluating maternal and newborn health (MNH) programs.
  • Strong knowledge of the global MNH guideline, evidence, and research landscape in Low-to-middle income countries
  • Previous experience designing, implementing, writing, and/or disseminating results of MNH service delivery research
  • Familiarity with the international public health sphere, donor organizations, and public health issues
  • Experience developing and managing teams
  • Ability to work in complex environments with competing priorities, and short deadlines
  • Results-oriented, strategic thinker, and driven to innovate
  • Ability to launch, grow, and manage new initiatives
  • Able to coordinate, partner with, and building consensus among a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong writing skills
  • Database management skills
  • Aware of and sensitive to working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural groups in a developing country environment
  • Team player
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Strong change management and decision-making skills
  • Fluency in a second language (French, Spanish or Portuguese) is preferred
  • Ability to travel to internationally

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