Global Health Senior Advisor, West Africa, Middle East and North Africa (WAMENA) Region

Global Health Senior Advisor, West Africa, Middle East and North Africa (WAMENA) Region

Abt Associates

Rockville, MD, United States

Opportunity

Abt Associates seeks a global health expert to grow and implement Abt’s global health practice within our West Africa, Middle East, and North Africa (WAMENA) regional portfolio in the International Development Division (IDD). The WAMENA region includes 35 potential client countries.

The Senior Advisor will work with the WAMENA Regional Vice President (RVP) and Business Development Executive to convert capture efforts into new contracts and will provide technical oversight to WAMENA health sector projects. This role is envisioned to focus primarily on business development for the first 18 months of employment while working in close collaboration with other Abt health sector experts, thought leaders, and business development teams. Beyond 18 months, this role will integrate project management activities.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the WAMENA RVP to select a priority list of health sector business opportunities with USAID and, over time, other clients, and to develop an associated client engagement plan;
  • Lead health sector client engagement and new business capture efforts in selected countries;
  • Serve as a solution architect and lead technical writer for proposals;
  • Collaborate with Abt leadership and other health sector subject matter experts to formulate innovative strategic approaches to achieve transformative impact and sustainability in program delivery;
  • Provide technical assistance on health programs within and beyond WAMENA countries;
  • Initiate collaboration with bilateral and multi-lateral organizations, international initiatives, government agencies, financial institutions and private sector partners;
  • Lead the scoping of technical assignments, work planning, and budgeting to be responsive to donor clients and host-country counterparts;
  • Support Abt’s health sector priority new business efforts beyond the WAMENA region;
  • Contribute to generating demand for Abt services and expertise within the WAMENA region;
  • Identify technical assistance expertise required to achieve the best results and exercise quality assurance over the work and products of less senior staff;
  • Contribute to maintaining Abt’s industry presence as a subject-matter expert.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s or PhD in Public Health, Health Economics, or similar degree;
  • 12+ years of relevant experience in international development health programs, including experience working and/or living in Low or Middle-Income Countries;
  • In-depth expertise in one or more core technical areas such as health systems strengthening, Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Adolescent, and Child Health, health care delivery technical assistance, health finance and private sector engagement, and social and behavior change;
  • Proven track record of leading USAID opportunity proposals and winning new projects;
  • Demonstrated involvement in industry organizations;
  • An in-depth understanding of USAID health sector strategies and policies;
  • Experience leading and ensuring quality control of large, complex health projects in Africa or the Middle East;
  • Preferred candidates will have demonstrable experience addressing critical cross-cutting themes such as climate resilience and adaptation, gender equity and social inclusion and digital solutions within the health sector;
  • French or Arabic language skills preferred;
  • A broad base of experience and understanding of WAMENA countries;
  • Willingness to travel internationally up to 30% time or as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Senior Level: Bachelor’s Degree + Twelve years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Ten years of relevant experience, or PhD + Eight years of relevant experience;
  • Principal Level: Bachelor’s Degree + Fifteen years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Twelve years of relevant experience, or PhD + Ten years of relevant experience.

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