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Job Title: Advisor
Job Number: ADVIS01403
Organization: Save the Children
Posted: 12/14/2017
Type: Full-Time
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Washington,  DC    USA
Position Description: As a key member of the Child Health Team under the guidance of the Senior Advisor, Child Health, the Advisor will perform the following duties: Provide Key Support for the SC/US Pneumonia Program (30%) In collaboration with the Senior Advisor, Child Health and the Global Health Senior Leadership Team, define the vision, strategy and operational plan for SC/US’s global pneumonia work. Be accountable for achieving the results set out in the strategic and operational plans and be able to articulate sector approaches to measuring global results and monitor progress toward agreed upon results. - Oversee integration of all areas at SC/US that touch on pneumonia (pneumonia research and innovations, iCCM, IMNCI, immunization, nutrition, WASH and cross-cutting areas such as health systems strengthening, behavior change communication, innovation and advocacy). - Coordinate SC/US input to materials developed by the SCI Pneumonia Leadership Group in a timely manner, and spearhead SC/US development of relevant materials for review by the SCI Pneumonia Leadership Group. - Coordinate the operational planning and implementation of the SC/US pneumonia sub- strategy. - Coordinate and consolidate SC/US review comments on pneumonia reports, briefs, talking points, and beacon country strategic plans and work plans. - Provide technical expertise and oversight to ensure programs apply evidence-based pneumonia interventions and approaches in our programs, and develop and support new state-of-the-art approaches. - Provide technical guidance and support to SCI country offices to ensure quality, sustainability and impact at scale. - Work with SCI country offices to build their pneumonia programming capacity, including approaches to integrating pneumonia into other health programming, and especially into nutrition and WASH work as needed. - Provides leadership, training and technical support for workshops, collaborates in developing training modules and other tools, as needed.

Mobilize Public and Private Resources (30%) - Collaborate and develop long-term funding strategies for SC/US’s technical and programming priorities in pneumonia and assist in outreach to SC/US donors that will help us meet our SC/US centennial goal of $100 million. - Establishes and maintains new/existing relationships with key donors (especially USAID at the headquarters and regional/country level) and program partners to advance global sector pneumonia work within the SC/US International Programs portfolio. - Play leadership role with SC/US and country offices in identification, development and submission of quality proposals in pneumonia and child health. Provide Leadership for Pneumonia Policy and Advocacy (20%) - Help define SC/US’s global pneumonia advocacy agenda to address key agency priorities. - Contribute to building alliances and strategic partnerships to influence pneumonia policy and support learning and innovation. - Liaise with the SCI Pneumonia Leadership Group and other SC members around the PCC. - Develop pneumonia advocacy and communication talking points in collaboration with appropriate SC/US technical teams and the Pneumonia Leadership Group. - Provide pneumonia expertise to implementation of larger agency advocacy efforts. - Provide guidance for country level pneumonia advocacy efforts as necessary and appropriate. - Provide technical expertise to policy and advocacy related efforts to the pneumonia focus on global campaigns including assisting with the World Pneumonia Day activities. Support Program Learning and Innovation specific to Pneumonia within SC/US in coordination with other SC/US Departments and SCI (20%) - Support key pneumonia program innovation and learning priorities, especially related to key gaps in the evidence base for programming, and the steps needed to inform policy, and translate policy into practice at scale. - Identify best practices from country programs and global work, documents these practices, and disseminates and promotes uptake within the agency. - Share SC/US best practices externally and introduce new evidence-based best practices into SC/US global and country level work. - Support monitoring and evaluation, with a focus on sound data collection, analysis, and interpretation for program management, proposal development, and documentation of project innovations and impact. Support high quality baseline, midterm and final evaluations and other program planning assessments. - Initiate planning and implementation of skill development/training/capacity building for SC/US, including development and review of training materials. - In coordination with the Senior Advisor, Child Health, represent on pneumonia-related matters with other offices within SC/US and through participation in coalitions such as Every Breath Counts, and represent SC/US externally on specific technical topics with donors, academic institutions, and technical assistance organizations.

Qualifications: - Strong Level of Technical and/ or Managerial knowledge, skills, and experience to direct the operational activities of a Unit or Team, or provide technical advice, guidance and management related to various size programs, grants or projects. - Experience in the development of advocacy and communications strategies with experience designing and implementing results-oriented strategic advocacy plans for developing country-level programs and global projects. - Proven track record in developing effective and responsive project proposals, particularly with USG. - Previous experience with USAID and other global donors, and strong record of fostering new and effective partnerships within the US and with international partners. - Experience establishing and fostering cross-organizational collaborations and partnerships with key international development and policy-level partners including UN agencies, donors and other nongovernmental organizations. Knowledge of the current global health landscape and its major entities is necessary. - Strong management skills, with excellent attention to detail, able to synthesize, organize, and present information effectively to different audiences. - Ability to establish metrics and mechanisms to measure and monitor results (immediate and long-term) to ensure effective, quality impact. - Excellent English writing, communication and public presentation skills, preferably in child health policy, advocacy and research issues. - Ability to think as an entrepreneur and take risks when necessary. - Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as a team member with diverse headquarters, field office, partner agency staff, and developing country officials. - Self-motivated and highly flexible individual who is able to manage multiple tasks and priorities. Must have strong critical thinking, diplomacy, and negotiation skills. - Ability to travel 25% time

Preferred Qualifications

- Pneumonia-specific knowledge is not required but is preferred. - Experience in video, online and social media

Organization Description: Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share. Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Closing Date: 3/14/2018
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