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MOMENTUM is a suite of USAID-funded projects that seek to accelerate reductions in maternal, newborn, and child mortality and morbidity in high-burden, USAID-supported countries by increasing the capacity of host country institutions and local organizations to introduce, deliver, scale up, and sustain the use of evidence-based, quality, equitable maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), voluntary family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) services.
MOMENTUM Knowledge Accelerator is a five-year project led by prime grantee Population Reference Bureau (PRB), with collaboration from sub-grantees, John Snow Inc. (JSI) and Ariadne Labs (both PRB and JSI are based in Washington D.C.). MOMENTUM Knowledge Accelerator is focused on monitoring and evaluation, innovation and adaptive learning, knowledge management, and strategic communication for a suite of USAID awards under the MOMENTUM umbrella. The consortium will synthesize and package key program data, information, and learning from across the suite of awards; promote and track the use of data and learning for improving MNCH/FP/RH programming; share best practices with key regional and global stakeholders through various live and digital platforms; and raise broad awareness about the project's impact.
As part of the work to achieve these goals, MOMENTUM Knowledge Accelerator will catalyze innovations that advance the fields of Monitoring and Evaluation, Adaptive Management, and Knowledge Management through a virtual learning lab called
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
5+ years of relevant work experience in a relevant field of expertise such as implementation research, health systems delivery, program implementation in low or middle income countries, monitoring and evaluation, adaptive learning or management
Master's Degree is strongly preferred
Advanced clinical degree, PhD or DrPH or DrSci (ScD) is a plus
Experience with maternal, newborn, and child health, family planning and / or reproductive health (MNCH / FP / RH) strongly preferred
Experience with adaptive learning and / or adaptive management practices, particularly for measurement, monitoring & evaluation, implementation, and/or quality improvement content areas strongly preferred
Experience conducting health care or related research or evaluation in low or middle income countries, preferentially implementation research or health systems delivery research or evaluation strongly preferred
Experience in a role requiring leadership and collaboration both within an organization and with external partners, as well as a demonstrated ability to work efficiently and diplomatically as part of a team effort preferred
Experience in program implementation, providing implementation training, and/or other capacity building activities in managing public health programs in low or middle income country settings preferred
Knowledge of and experience with context specific, mixed methods data collection approaches, awareness of new digital/mhealth methods and/or participatory/community based approaches preferred
Experience with USAID-funded projects highly preferred, including working with national or subnational stakeholders
Professional proficiency in a second language, French preferred
Leveraging the networks, talents, and expertise of individuals within and external to their network and organization to develop and apply expertise to address the needs of the MAKLab request preferred
High level of data literacy, including metric design and utilization at the global, national, sub-national and facility levels, particularly in global health fields preferred
Develops and maintains senior level external relationships through in-person and virtual communication preferred
Integrates Ariadne Labs' design and innovation expertise from the Ariadne Labs Innovation platform and existing base of experience preferred
Works collaboratively with multidisciplinary colleagues and partners on large, complex initiatives preferred
Analytical and critical thinking skills; synthesizes and organize complex ideas and information, and with a strong attention to detail preferred
Multitasks, prioritizes, and recognizes when concerns need to be escalated in a fast-paced environment preferred
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including presenting scientific ideas and results both verbally and in writing preferred
Communicate priorities with diplomacy and confidence to a range of audiences, consistently displaying responsiveness and engaging with stakeholders with diverse needs preferred
Leads through and manage the ambiguity and the early stages of project or program development preferred
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 52323BR
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