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Senior Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Advisor

Social Sciences Research
International Development Group
1907J Requisition #
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Education and Experience:
  • Master’s Degree (PhD preferred) in public health or other relevant discipline and a minimum of 10 years’ progressive experience implementing and leading technical and program activities for donor-funded health programs.
  • At least 7 years’ experience and demonstrated expertise in at least one of the following diseases: schistosomiasis (SCH), onchocerciasis (OV), soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH). Expertise and experience with two or more of these diseases preferred.
  • Understanding and appreciation of country-led health or development strategies.
  • Experience of working across health and education sectors and/or with a health systems strengthening agenda preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Recognized global expert with ability to engage effectively and shape dialogue in global fora.
  • Established professional relationships with key stakeholders in the NTD sector.
  • Ability to successfully coordinate with Ministry of Health officials, U.S. Government, donor organizations, NGOs, research institutions, and other agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence across multiple teams and levels.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented setting.
  • Strong English oral and written communication and presentation skills.  Additional fluency in languages of supported countries will be an asset.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% time.

Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.
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