Senior Specialist, Health Systems Strengthening
New York, NY
The Senior Specialist, Health Systems Strengthening, reporting to the Director, Programs is responsible for providing support, ability and guidance in the area of health systems strengthening. In all aspects of the Senior Specialist's work, consideration will be given to the issue of child protection and how improvements in the health systems increases the wellbeing of children. and fulfill's CMMB's mission and vision to provide access to quality health care in the developing world.The Senior Specialist, Health Systems Strengthening, working closely with the Country Offices, will lead the overall clinical and technical support to women and children's health programs with specific emphasis on health services delivery, health workforce, health details systems, access to medicines, health systems financing, leadership and governance.This role will be based in New York, NY. Approx 30% travel will be required. Essential responsibilities Acting as CMMB programs' global HSS technical lead and focal point for HSS quality assurance with a focus on children and women's health for hospitals, clinics and other facility and community systems. Responsible for providing technical oversight and leadership to the design and implementation of CMMB programs strategies for HSS and quality assurance. Provide in-country technical assistance as needed and appropriate. Actively participate in the planning and reporting of program activities. Review and document existing and new clinical quality assurance and improvement systems for children and women's health integrated services at both the clinical and community level. Develop and expand networks to ensure clinical quality improvement health systems. Identify, document and disseminate best practices and guidance on HSS for women and children's health. Represent CMMB with partners on relevant working/technical advisory bodies and at global conferences and meetings. Develop presentations and advocacy materials for donor and partner outreach. Requirements & Requirements Competencies and skills Excellent knowledge of district/community-level issues impacting health service delivery and demonstrated success strengthening local health systems and institutions. Demonstrated excellence in health program management including background in the following: managing client relationships, developing program work plans, developing program budgets and managing program implementation. Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders. Proven track record to undertake problem analyses, to translate technical details into practical guidance and tools, and to organize diverse info in a systematic way while thinking creatively in proposing approaches that improve program design, implementation and results reporting. Demonstrated ability to work with and manage teams that have varying technical backgrounds and levels of technical training. Superior presentation skills (both written and oral) and ability to communicate technical materials to a range of audiences and for differing purposes using print, electronic, and presentation media. Must have strong oral and written correspondence and presentation skills in English. French and/or Spanish language skills are a plus. Strong proficiency with Microsoft office applications.Required experience and demonstrated results 8+ years background in providing technical support and/or program implementation background in health systems strengthening in Africa and/or Latin America/Caribbean. Environmental health background wanted. Training, development & implementation background in clinical/HSS quality assurance. Familiarity with USAID, CDC, Global Fund, and other international donors. Background working with private donors. International representation background. Must be comfortable working for a faith-based organization.Education and/or certification Bachelor's degree required. Masters degree in Public Health, Health Economics, Health Policy or a related position required.
Catholic Medical Mission Board
Nonprofit & Public Policy
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