Aines Intl: Open Position

Director of Research and Learning

Job Title:                    Director of Research and Learning

Location:                    Little Rock, AR   (with 10% travel requirement.)

Start Date:                  Immediately

Reports to:                 Senior Director, Program Effectiveness

Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

FUNCTION

The main function of the Director of Research and Learning is to develop and direct the organization’s research and learning agenda with the design and supervision of innovative large and smaller scale studies, both quantitative and qualitative in nature, which contributes to Heifer’s thought leadership, positioning in the global context, and answers key programmatic questions that affect investments.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:

The ideal candidate is detailed oriented, self-driven and has strong leadership skills with the ability to work with a diverse group of people across various departments within the organization.

  1. Develop strategic research and learning agenda with input from cross-divisional teams that will contribute to programmatic learning and organizational strategy and thought leadership.
  2. Identify evaluation expertise to conduct high quality industry standard research.
  3. Cultivate relationships with research universities and others investing in research in our industry including membership groups to leverage funds and research knowledge to position Heifer on the leading edge of community-led, social capital, market-driven approaches to sustainable livelihoods.
  4. Ensure results of research is made available to both internal and external audiences packaged to ensure optimum use and learning from such research investments.

Executive Director, Global Health Programs – Tanzania

Job Title: Executive Director, Global Health Programs – Tanzania

Location: Mbeya, Tanzania

Start Date: As soon as possible

The US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) is staffed and aided by the Henry Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) to employ specialized HIV/AIDS technical support in Tanzania. Efforts executed under this program focus primarily on HIV prevention, care and treatment with funding from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Smaller efforts include active epidemiology studies for potential malaria therapeutic studies under Department of Army research dollars.

With headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, MHRP and HJF work together to support programs in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria and Thailand. The Global Health Program in Tanzania works with non-government entities (NGO), Community-Based Organizations (CBO), and Faith Based Organizations (FBO) with the purpose of creating a lasting health change in Tanzania. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enables us to have a lasting impact in the communities.

The PEPFAR program in Tanzania covers five regions in Southern Highlands Zone with a catchment population of over of six million people. The large portfolio includes over 400 medical facilities and 40 NGO/CBO/FBO spanning facility based services and community interventions ensuring a continuum of care throughout the zone. Services provided by local partners span the gamut of behavioral prevention to Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART). This position will be based in Mbeya, Tanzania with travel to Dar es Salaam, as required. 

JOB SUMMARY: The Executive Director provides leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of the program, and is responsible for achieving the planned results set out for the program. The incumbent will work to support the program across Tanzania in the day-to-day oversight of diverse activities and personnel executing and supporting public health and research programs. Activities will include, but are not limited to, senior review and approval, where appropriate, of procurement and contracting activities and documents; coordinating and responding to requests from senior management and designated program and funding authorities (i.e. MHRP, HJF HQ, Embassy team etc.), engaging with local and international partners. The Executive Director is the primary point of contact with the WRAIR US Government (USG) team based in Dar es Salaam, serves as the HJF in-country lead for PEPFAR and, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) for malaria activities. Additionally, the Executive Director maintains routine communication with local government counterparts, and partner institutions, and is responsible for overall program management and guidance to team members.

National Government Budget/Policy Lead for Libya PFM

I am retained by Pragma International to accept applications for the following position:

Position Title:  National Government Budget/Policy Lead for Libya PFM

Location:  Tunis, Tunisia, with travel to Libya, security conditions permitting.

Start Date and Length of Assignment: Full-time beginning approx. February 15, 2018 and ending September 30, 2018, with the likelihood of extension for additional 6-18 months.

The Middle East Economic Growth Best Practices (MEG) Project supports USAID EG programs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region by providing the Middle East Bureau and its Missions and Operating Units with the tools necessary for high-quality economic analysis, strategic assessments, program planning and evaluation support, growth diagnostics, pilot and bridging activities, and innovative program designs. Under MEG, the Libya Economic Stabilization Program (LESP) is intended to strengthen SME competitiveness and sustainable employment generation, enhance Libya’s capacity to deliver reliable electricity in a fiscally responsible and sustainable manner, and help strengthen the public financial management (PFM) policy framework and implementation capacity where possible in selected Government of Libya national and sub-national institutions.

The Lead will provide direct technical assistance to the government of Libya and will oversee and coordinate the work of multiple long and short-term third country national and cooperating country national advisors providing budget administration and revenue enhancement related technical assistance support to the government of Libya.