Sr. Technical Advisor

Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 10, 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, Immunization needed to provide technical and program expertise to diversify and deepen Jhpiego’s portfolio of Global Immunization Programs, including creating a strategic value proposition for the organization in the space of Immunization and to provide technical leadership and manage Jhpiego’s programs related to Immunization services. This includes ensuring the technical and programmatic integrity of all immunization programs and in collaboration with partner agencies, country and HQ based teams, lead and support the design and implementation of policies, strategies, programs and operational service delivery strategies for improving the equitable access and utilization of existing and new vaccines.


  • Provide technical expertise in the design and delivery of Jhpiego’s portfolio of programs related to Immunization services
  • Support the development and iteration of organizational strategy for expanding equitable access to vaccination,strengthening surveillance systems, and establish linkages to other interventions
  • Work with technical and program staff to create a strategic value proposition for the organization in the space of Immunization
  • Establish, manage and foster high-level relationships with global, regional and in-country partners and stakeholders, including IVAC, WHO, Gavi
  • Utilize strong portfolio and program management skills to manage the global projects related to Immunization
  • Keep abreast of latest technical updates and opportunities in the space of Immunization and make recommendations to the Senior Director and Jhpiego’s Leadership team regarding strategic priorities for Jhpiego in the space of Immunization.
  • Foster catalytic networks and engage non-traditional stakeholders to identify, develop, and propose solutions for immunization challenges and build evidence for vaccine delivery
  • Identify opportunities for and support growth of impactful partnerships that leverage the combined skills, assets, technologies, and resources of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors
  • Ensure and enhance adherence to guiding principles and philosophy of Jhpiego immunization portfolio, which include commitment to achieving impact through affordability, accessibility, and scalability of evidence-based strategies in limited resource settings
  • Design and provide TA for development of strategies for strengthening of health systems, including human resources for health and data systems towards sustainable delivery of immunization services in low and middle income countries
  • Advance the learning agenda as it relates to the Immunization portfolio
  • Work closely with New Programs Development and Global External Communications Office to identify opportunities for new immunization business
  • Represent Jhpiego at priority conferences, meetings, and on working groups at global and regional level
  • Keep abreast of emerging research, best practices in immunization portfolio
  • Work with the senior director and across ITLO on development of implementation strategies on promising emerging immunization strategies
  • Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • Clinical degree plus advanced degree in Public Health or related field
  • Strong expertise in the field of immunization programs, including experience in the introduction of new vaccines at global level
  • 12+ years' progressively senior global work experience in planning, developing and implementing programs related to immunization services
  • Track record of utilizing performance data for problem solving
  • Demonstrated competence in epidemiology and technical aspects of Vaccines, Biologicals and Immunization programs
  • Strong understanding of global immunization scenario and effective strategies for delivery of immunization services, including introduction of new vaccines
  • Strong understanding of health systems in low and middle-income countries and strategies for strengthening of health systems towards sustainable delivery of immunization services
  • Demonstrated success working with key stakeholders in both the public and private sectors
  • Understanding of country contexts and health systems as they relate to Immunization services through implementation of programs related to immunization and global health.
  • Experience with implementation research preferred
  • Experience of working in senior management capacity with substantial human resources management and decision-making responsibilities for both the technical and managerial elements of the work being managed
  • Proven leadership and management skills and proven record of working effectively with and leading diverse teams of professionals
  • Proven ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform across a portfolio of initiatives
  • Comfortable with uncertainty and willing to take calculated risks
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to interact professionally in challenging environments and developing countries
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with counterparts in other diverse organizations worldwide
  • Fluent French, Portuguese or Spanish languages skills preferred
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