Health Systems Planning & Delivery Expert
University Research Co., LLC. - Costa, WV

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The Mesoamerican Health Initiative 2015 (SM2015) is a innovative public-private partnership between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Institute of Health Carlos Slim, the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the countries of the Mesoamerican region. This initiative aims to improve the health of women and children, through the implementation of evidence-based interventions in the areas of reproductive health, family planning, maternal, newborn and child health, including immunization and nutrition services.

URC seeks candidates for Health Systems Planning & Delivery Expert to support activities related to this contract. Experience working in one or more of the following countries: Chiapas, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama is essential.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Masters Degree (or higher degree) in medicine, administration, public health, maternal and child health, nutrition, providing health services or related topics in a field or equivalent, is required.
· At least 10 years professional experience in implementing proven strategies essential obstetric and neonatal care and / or family planning strategies in Latin America. The consultant should have experience working in one or more countries that are part of the Mesoamerican Health Initiative 2015.
· Possess at least 5 years verifiable experience in institutional strengthening schemes and implementation, monitoring and tracking of regional programs funded international cooperation.
· Experience preferred interacting with the representatives of the governments of one or more of the following countries benefiting from the SM2015: Chiapas, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and/or Panama.
· Must be able to read and write in English and Spanish.

Organization Description:

University Research Co., LLC (URC) University Research Co., LLC where dedicated professionals provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. URC’s expertise centers on maternal, newborn, and child health; HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; nutrition and infant feeding; and vulnerable children and families. It approaches the challenges rising from these health areas through quality improvement, health system strengthening, behavior change and communication, and research and evaluation. This position is contingent upon award of the contract.
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