Current Openings in Global Health

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Current Openings and Announcements:

 

The USAID Global Health Challenges Broad Agency Announcement (5/5/2017)

This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeks opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing, and scaling of innovative, practical and cost-effective interventions to address the most pressing problems in global health. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) invites organizations and companies to participate with USAID, in cooperation with its partners, to generate novel tools and approaches that accelerate and sustain improved health outcomes in developing countries.

Criteria for Consideration: 

  • Initial submissions are not evaluated against other submissions, but solely whether USAID believes that the submitter will be a valuable contributor to the co-creation process. USAID may need to limit the number of initial submissions selected to move forward based on efficiencies.
  • Concept Papers are not evaluated against other submissions, but solely based on USAID’s determination that the Concept Paper will successfully address the Problem and Challenges set forth herein. USAID may need to limit the number of Concept Papers selected to move forward based on efficiencies.
  • Decisions regarding USAID’s pursuit of a particular project, technology or relationship are based on the available evidence, data, and resulting analysis. USAID seeks solutions that have a significant impact (i.e. breakthroughs, not incremental improvements), and can achieve that impact at scale.
  • The reputations of an organization, its past performance, the managerial and technical ability of the person or team of people engaged in the endeavor are always significant considerations in assessing the potential and the risks associated with each award.
  • Additional criteria that may be considered under this BAA to indicate that the submission successfully addresses the Problem and Challenges will be specified in each Addendum.

Award Information:

  • Awards under this BAA will be made to Apparently Successful Partners on the basis of their ability to further USAID’s goals of accelerating progress in global health. USAID is seeking new applications of science, innovations, and partnerships that provide the best value to the Government and have the potential to substantially contribute to these goals.
  • Proposals identified for negotiation may result in a contract, grant, cooperative agreement, Global Development Alliance agreement, Development Innovation Agreement, Inter-Agency Agreement, Government to Government Agreement, Donor to Donor Agreement, Memorandum of Understanding or alternative agreement type, depending upon the nature of the work proposed, the required degree of Government involvement, and other factors. The Government Contracting/Agreement Officer will determine award instrument type and negotiate instrument terms and conditions with selectees. USAID may select the award instruments it deems appropriate.
  • Eligibility Information. Public, private, for-profit, and nonprofit organizations, as well as institutions of higher education, public international organizations, non-governmental organizations, U.S. and non-U.S. governmental organizations, multilateral and international donor organizations are eligible under this BAA. All organizations must be determined to be responsive to the BAA and sufficiently responsible to perform or participate in the final award type.
  • Standard Clauses and Provisions of Award. The standard clauses or provisions for awards are generally prescribed by law and regulations and will vary considerably by award type. Information regarding clauses and provisions will be offered to the proposer when the award type is identified.
  • Organizations are encouraged to consider providing reasonable cost sharing, leverage, or other exchange of resource arrangements, and are encouraged to suggest creative approaches to resourcing projects.

BAA Expiration Date: May 30, 2018  

 

Vice President of Global Partnerships (5/2/2016)

Want to restore vision for millions of people in frontier and emerging markets? Looking to combine the best of business and social impact practices? VisionSpring, an international social enterprise, seeks a Vice President of Global Partnerships (GP). The VP will lead the expansion of a global partner network to deliver more than 5 million radically affordable eyeglasses to low-income consumers by the symbolic year 2020. The VP will shape and deliver key market and sector specific strategies, cultivate high impact channel partnerships, oversee product sourcing and logistics, and develop an all-star field team. The VP is a member of the senior leadership team reporting to the President and will be based in New York City.

What’s Required:

  • Master’s degree in relevant field
  • 10 years professional experience
  • Track record of delivering year-on-year sales growth and strategic partnership development
  • Lived and/or worked in low-income settings in Asia, Latin America or Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Experience managing a geographically disparate, and culturally and linguistically diverse team
  • 30-40% travel
  • Legally authorized to work in the US. (Under special circumstances we may consider visa sponsorship.)
  • Fluency in English and exceptional communication skills

Other preferred and beneficial skills:

  • International sales and/or distribution channel management
  • Product sourcing and global logistics
  • Monitoring and evaluation practices to quantify social impact
  • Language: French, Spanish, Mandarin, Bengali, other
  • Leveraging CRMs for customer and opportunity tracking
  • Optical, eye care or other health experience

Compensation:

VisionSpring offers competitive benefits, including: health insurance; generous vacation/personal time; 401K; and flexible spending accounts (health and dependent care).

To apply:

Please submit an application including a thoughtful cover letter and résumé to talent@visionspring.org.
Include your last name and “VP of GP” in the subject line.
The application deadline is May 27, 2016. Only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. VisionSpring is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Director, Global Marketing of VisionSpring (5/2/2016)

VisionSpring, an international social enterprise, seeks a Director of Global Marketing and Demand Generation. Based in New Delhi, India, the Director is responsible for marketing initiatives across the enterprise, and influencing partner organizations and customers in more than 20 countries annually. Major markets include India, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Nigeria, China and the Philippines. The Director will lead brand strategy, eCommerce and B2B marketing, end-consumer demand generation; and will leverage available systems and marketing tools to generate inbound leads. The Director will report to VisionSpring’s President (based in New York), serve as a member of the India management team, and collaborate closely with the VP of Global Partnerships (based in New York) and the India Country Director (based in New Delhi).

What’s Required:

  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in marketing or product/brand management; with at least 3 years in digital marketing and ecommerce
  • Experience with B2B and/or end-consumer marketing
  • Proven P&L and budget management experience
  • Track record of sales enablement or demand generation —supporting a geographically distributed field or an inside sales force
  • Marketing or communications experience in other frontier or emerging markets outside of India
  • Fluency in English required. Fluency in Hindi or Bengali preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 30%

Other preferred and beneficial experience:

  • Sector experience in optical, fast moving consumer goods, health or pharmaceuticals
  • Familiarity with marketing automation tools
  • Understanding of the demand funnel/waterfall
  • Familiarity with demand generation forecasting and reporting best practices
  • Experience with salesforce.com; including understanding of the salesforce.com account, contact, opportunity, and lead hierarchy

Compensation:
Based on experience and education. VisionSpring offers competitive benefits, including health insurance and generous vacation/personal time.

To Apply:
We want to know more than just what you have done. We want to know who you are. What are your passions and talents that draw you to this role? Submit a resume and an example of marketing collateral that you have developed. In your cover letter answer the three question below.

  • Why does marketing to low-income or “base of the pyramid” consumers appeal to you at this stage in your career?
  • Describe your interest in social entrepreneurship.
  • How will you know if this is the right job for you?

Please submit you application to: talent@visionspring.org.
Include your last name and “Director, Global Marketing” in the subject line.
Only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.
VisionSpring is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

8/5/2015 – Funding Opportunity

Opportunity Title: Global Health Trials Scheme
Sponsor Name: Wellcome Trust
Deadline Date: 10-Sep-2015
Funding Amount: 31,246,000.00
Contact Name: Mandy Brown
Contact Email: mandy.brown@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk
Sponsor Website: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/
Program URL: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-science/Funding-schemes/Strategic-awards-and-initiatives/WTX059944.htm

SYNOPSIS
The Wellcome Trust, the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and the UK Department for International Development are committed to strengthening the evidence base for improving health in low- and middle-income countries. Together we are investing a total of £20 million for the sixth call of this initiative to fund late-stage trials of interventions that will help improve health in these countries, by addressing the major causes of mortality and morbidity.

 7/24/2015 – Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Title: Investigator / Research Associate / Postdoctoral Fellow
Supervisor: Steven J. Hoffman, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Global Strategy Lab
Department: Global Strategy Lab, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (www.globalstrategy.ninja)
Main Contact: Lathika Sritharan, Research Coordinator (lathika.sritharan@uottawa.ca)
Application Deadline: August 14, 2015

The Global Strategy Lab (GSL) at the University of Ottawa aims to bring cutting-edge science to bear on how global health institutions, instruments and initiatives are designed in order to better address the most pressing global challenges. GSL integrates analytical, empirical and big data approaches to craft global strategies that better address transnational health threats and social inequalities. The projects conducted at the Global Strategy Lab are primarily focused on: 1) generating evidence about different global health strategies; 2) developing new methods for evaluating complex global strategies; and 3) translating research into evidence-based collective action by working with governments, civil society organizations and international agencies in developing their global strategies.

GSL is looking for an individual to join our team as an investigator / research associate / postdoctoral fellow who will take the lead on exciting new studies that fall within the scope of GSL’s mandate and builds on the individual’s previous experience. As part of GSL, the selected applicant will be integral in the design, oversight and execution of various research projects. He/she will be given the opportunity to develop skills needed for rigorous social sciences research on health policy issues, work across national borders as part of a globally integrated research team, interact with global decision-makers, and make tangible contributions to ongoing policy processes on pressing health issues.

There are many exciting research efforts being undertaken right now at GSL. The largest is a four-year $4.6 million project with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health that aims to design new global governance structures that help international actors collaborate globally to capitalize on cost-effective and life-saving medicines. Another is work with the World Health Organization to improve the institutional design of scientific panels that develop clinical, health systems and public health guidance. Yet another is the launch of a Global Health Law Clinic that matches teams of law students with international agencies to undertake applied research projects on real policy problems the agencies are facing.

While the core focus is on undertaking and publishing cutting-edge research, GSL also has a strong commitment to knowledge translation – ensuring that our research influences real-world practice and policy. This goal for maximizing social impact is aided by our location in Ottawa, the capital of Canada and home to many government agencies, professional associations, civil society organizations, and embassies. As part of this commitment, the selected applicant will have the opportunity to help lead several knowledge translation activities, as well as to work with law students and graduate students at the university to ensure future leaders are exposed to this research and mission as well.

The selected applicant will work directly with GSL Director Steven J. Hoffman, an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa and Adjunct Associate Professor of Global Health & Population at Harvard University. In addition to being part of GSL, the selected applicant will also be an important member of a growing stellar team of interdisciplinary scholars who have just formed a new Centre for Health Law, Policy & Ethics – of which GSL is part. The selected applicant will collaborate with GSL’s Research Coordinator and existing Postdoctoral Fellow, and be supported by a broader team that includes several research assistants, students and an administrative assistant.

QUALIFICATIONS SKILLS
A JD/LLM, PhD, or doctoral degree in a related field (e.g., economics, international relations, law, political science, public policy, research methodology, sociology), or be enrolled in an accredited LLM or doctoral degree program that will be completed by Aug ’15
Expertise in social sciences research, preferably related to health and international issues
Proficiency with MS-Office applications and research software programs
Strong ability to work independently and prioritize tasks to balance competing demands
Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills Attentiveness to detail
Excellent communication and writing skills Willingness to take initiative and support the Global Strategy Lab’s ongoing efforts
Appreciation for and ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information Interest in conducting research on global health law, global governance, and institutional design

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Track-record of publications and successful grant/scholarship applications
Knowledge of basic biological concepts (e.g., one undergraduate course in health sciences) or at least willingness to learn scientific terminology as it arises
Knowledge of basic statistics and experience with a statistical software (e.g., R, Stata, SAS)
Computer programming and/or graphic design skills are always valued
Experience undertaking activities that aimed to influence practice or policy
Ability to read and write a second language at a very high level would be an additional asset

POSITION DETAILS
This position is based in Ottawa with office space at the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Health Law, Policy & Ethics. The successful applicant will receive a salary of $50,000 CAD per year (no benefits) plus an additional $5,000 CAD per year will be made available for research expenses. If the applicant meets the university’s requirements for status as a postdoctoral fellow (see here), the salary will be paid as a bursary and be tax-free. There is funding for one position to last at least two years. Employment is at-will and can start anytime from August 2015 depending on the selected applicant’s availability. Both Canadians and non-Canadians are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have completed their professional or doctoral studies before they can start working in this position.

We thank you in advance for your interest.

Please email a brief cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, list of two references and writing sample to:

Name: Lathika Sritharan
Title: Research Coordinator
Department:  Global Strategy Lab, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
Address: 57, rue Louis-Pasteur, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1N 6N5
Email: lathika.sritharan@uottawa.ca

Please quote Job #498770 in the email subject line.

 

05/26/2015 – Health Policy Plus (HP) Funding

Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development

Program Number: 47837
Title: Health Policy Plus (HP)

Synopsis: The purpose of the Health Policy Plus (HP+) project is to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), maternal and child health (MCH), and HIV and AIDS. It is expected that work across health policy, advocacy, financing, and governance, in a highly coordinated and collaborative approach and with attention to gender equality and equity issues, will be required to achieve the project purpose. This project will leverage previous USG investments in the areas of policy, advocacy, financing, and governance, preserve the progress made to date, and ensure progression toward stated objectives.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for the CA under this RFA, applicants submitting as prime recipients must meet the requirement stated below. In order to be a Prime applicant, an organization must either: 1) Be a U.S. or non-U.S. based NGO; or 2) Be a for-profit, not-for-profit, or private voluntary organization registered with USAID, inclusive of universities. Additionally, applicants must have demonstrated capacity in policy, advocacy, financing, and governance in developing countries; have managerial, technical, and institutional capacities to achieve the results outlined in this RFA, including financial systems; have the capacity and experience to collaborate with other organizations/groups in undertaking the types of activities outlined in this RFA, and in achieving the types of results indicated; have demonstrated ability to collaborate with host-country governments, NGOs and other donors to advance policy, advocacy, financing, and governance in the substantive areas outlined in this RFA; and propose to contribute from their own, private, or local sources no less than 10 percent of the amount of funds obligated by USAID for the implementation of this program over the course of the agreement. Specifically, such funds may be mobilized from the recipient; other multilateral, bilateral, and foundation donors; host governments; and local organizations, communities and private businesses that contribute financially and in-kind to the implementation of activities at the country level. Mobilization of funds from outside sources through cost share of project activities is highly encouraged.

FUNDING: USAID intends to support one five-year cooperative agreement (CA). There is a total ceiling of $185 million available for the project, inclusive of both core and field funding. It is estimated that up to $135 million will be available from mission field support, and $50 million in core funding through the five-year project. Core funding is expected to primarily consist of FP/RH, HIV and MCH funds. Additional core funds will be provided by GH to support bureau-wide activities. The anticipated start date for the CA is September 30, 2015. As the intent of the project is to stimulate and support the awardees? existing activities, a 10% percent cost share is required for this award. Source: Grants.gov (05/19/15). (tld)

Deadline(s): 06/03/2015
Established Date: 05/21/2015
Follow-Up Date: 09/01/2015
Review Date: 05/21/2015

Contact: Ms. Samantha Corey, Agreement Specialist

Address: USAID, M/OAA/GH/POP
Federal Center Plaza
301 4 th Street, SW, Room 553 -I
Washington, DC 20024
U.S.A.
E-mail: scorey@usaid.gov

Program URL: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276342
Tel: 202-567-4517

DEADLINE NOTE
Applications are due June 3, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. EST.

Award Type(s): Collaborative Project, General Project

04/21/2015 – Research Grant

Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-GH15-1624
Title: Developing professional training programs to increase capacity for effective global health response to humanitarian emergencies

Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

SYNOPSIS:This FOA supports the implementation of programs and activities targeted at increasing the capacity of humanitarian partners to improve the health of populations affected by humanitarian emergencies and conflict settings. Its purpose is to increase the number of trained humanitarian professionals, through the development of didactic and experiential training programs in public health response. Projects should consider the development, implementation and evaluation of programs that are inexpensive, widely accessible, public health-focused, and innovative in their approaches to maximize their potential impact.

Posted Date:   Apr 5, 2015
Creation Date: Apr 5, 2015
Original Closing Date for Applications: June 5, 2015  Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., US Eastern Standard Time on the listed application due date.
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jun 5, 2015   Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., US Eastern Standard Time on the listed application due date.
Archive Date:  Jun 29, 2015

Estimated Total Program Funding: $500,000
Award Ceiling: $100,000
Award Floor: $20,000

URL: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275694

Eligible Applicants:
Small businesses
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Independent school districts
For profit organizations other than small businesses
County governments
City or township governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
State governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Special district governments
Private institutions of higher education
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”

Additional Information on Eligibility: The specific emphasis on humanitarian training in health emergencies specified in this grant requires that a successful grantee have substantial global health experience and begin work immediately upon receipt of the award. CDC/CGH/DGHP/ERRB considers that this can only be accomplished by an institution of higher learning with a school of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (http://ceph.org/). A letter from applicants verifying this accreditation is required.

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11/11/2014- Adjunct Teaching Positions

George Mason University, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs
Adjunct Teaching Positions in Biodefense, Intelligence, International Security,
International Relations, and Counterterrorism

OVERVIEW

The Graduate Program in Biodefense at George Mason University is searching for adjuncts to teach courses in the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Biodefense.

In addition to relevant academic and professional credentials and subject matter expertise, ideal candidates will have university teaching experience, including the use of online learning technologies. All candidates must be prepared to develop and deliver both classroom and online versions of their courses on a rotating basis. Additional stipends are available to support the development of the online courses.

All courses are offered one day a week during the fall or spring semester on the Fairfax campus from 4:30-7:10 PM or 7:30-10:00 PM.

COURSE OPENINGS

International Relations:
GOVT 540 is the SPGIA field seminar in international relations for graduate students in the biodefense and political science programs.

International Security:
GOVT 745 is a required graduate course for biodefense and political science students focusing on international security, broadly defined.

Intelligence Theory and Practice:
BIOD 705 introduces students to the theory and practice of intelligence with particular emphasis on issues involving terrorism, WMD, and proliferation.

Health and Security:
BIOD 620 provides an introduction to the interconnections between public health and security at both the national and international level.

Counterterrorism:
BIOD 610. This new course will focus on U.S. and international counterterrorism policies with special emphasis on U.S. policies since 9/11.

TO LEARN MORE OR TO APPLY

Send inquires or a cover letter and CV to:

A. Trevor Thrall, Ph.D.
Director, Biodefense Graduate Program
athrall@gmu.edu

ABOUT MASON BIODEFENSE

The Biodefense Program at George Mason University was developed in response to biological threats: biological warfare, bioterrorism, and infectious diseases. The program provides students with a background in the science and technology of biodefense and specialized areas of threat assessment, non-proliferation, and medical and public health preparedness.

Students in the Biodefense Program acquire the knowledge and skills to bridge the gap between scientists and policy-makers on each of these levels. George Mason’s biodefense program is designed to educate the next generation of biodefense and biosecurity professionals and scholars. It offers a MS, PhD, and stand-alone graduate certificates.

To learn more visit us at http://spgia.gmu.edu

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10/26/2014- Assistant Professor

University of Colorado, Boulder- Assistant Professor of Gender and Global Public Health

The Women and Gender Studies Program and the Program in International Affairs at the University of Colorado Boulder invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Gender and Global Public Health to begin August 2015.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach in both programs, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to conduct research in their areas of expertise, and to provide service to the programs and the university.  The successful candidate will have a well-developed research agenda and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Within the interdisciplinary field of gender and international/global public health, areas of interest include but are not limited to sexuality, reproduction, environment/climate change, conflict, development, disability, human rights, or other areas of similar interdisciplinary work.

The qualified candidate’s research and teaching will demonstrate a solid grounding in gender studies with an international or transnational focus. Candidates will likely have disciplinary training in fields such as anthropology, sociology, geography, history, economics, political science, women and gender studies, or other related fields, but should demonstrate an ability to do interdisciplinary work with an international focus, including teaching women and gender studies at the introductory level. Candidates must have a PhD in hand prior to the start of the appointment.

Applications are accepted electronically at www.jobsatcu.com, posting # F01766.

Applicants must submit the following materials: Cover letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, at least one but no more than two writing samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness, names and email addresses of three references.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Please contact the chair of the search committee at wgst@colorado.edu for any additional information.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this advertisement can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.

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10/10/2014- Fellowship

Program Number:   70707
Title:            Doris Duke Charitable Foundation – International Clinical Research Fellowships

Sponsor:          Duke (Doris) Charitable Foundation

SYNOPSIS: 
Each year the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation will award up to 3 one-year fellowships to medical students conducting research at selected international sites in low or middle income countries to study topics that significantly impact morbidity and mortality and are relevant to the international site including communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, trauma, and maternal and child health. Students will be paired with two mentors, one at Yale and the second at the international institution.

Deadline(s):      01/13/2015
Established Date: 10/29/2002
Follow-Up Date:   11/01/2015
Review Date:      10/08/2014

Contact:          Donna Carranzo, Program Coordinator

Address: 
Office of Student Research
Yale University School of Medicine
367 Cedar Street, Room 310 ESH
New Haven, CT 06510
U.S.A.

E-mail:           donna.carranzo@yale.edu
Web Site: http://medicine.yale.edu/education/osr/student/funding/oneyear/index.aspx
Program URL: http://medicine.yale.edu/education/osr/student/funding/oneyear/ddcf.aspx
Tel:              203-785-6633
Fax:              203-785-6936
Deadline Ind:     Receipt
Deadline Open:    No
*See Restrictions for further information.

Award Type(s):
Fellowship
In-Residence
Training/Professional Development

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable: 
African/South African/Sub-Saharan African Institution
Asian Institution
Caribbean
European Institution
South/Central American Institution
U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

Appl Type(s):     Graduate Student

Target Group(s):  NONE
Funding Limit:    $0   SEE BELOW
Duration:         1 YEAR(s)
Indirect Costs:   Unspecified
Cost Sharing:     No
Sponsor Type:     Foundations

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS

OBJECTIVES: 
Students will be paired with two mentors, one at Yale and the second at the international institution. The fellowship year will begin in July, with formal courses at Yale, followed by at least 8 months of research conducted at the international site.

ELIGIBILITY:
All applicants should have completed two or more years of medical school prior to beginning the Doris Duke Fellowship. Students in good standing, enrolled at any accredited U.S. medical school, are eligible to apply. A completed application, official medical school transcript, and two recommendation letters will be required for consideration.

FUNDING:
Up to 3 one-year fellowships will be awarded. A stipend of $29,000 annually will be provided to all Fellows. Applicants from other medical schools will not be charged tuition and should consult with their home school for information regarding tuition and fees. Funds are available to offset health insurance, travel and research expenses.

KEYWORDS:
Developing/Underdeveloped Nations
Medical Education
Biomedical Research, Multidisciplinary
AIDS
Death/Mortality
Communicable Diseases
Trauma
Tuberculosis
Biomedical Research Training
Child/Maternal Health
Public Health
HIV Infection
Global Health
Non-Communicable Diseases

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10/10/2014- Research Grant

Program Number:   97041
Title:            Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE)

Sponsor:          Grand Challenges in Global Health

SYNOPSIS:
Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) supports hundreds of early-stage research projects, including many ideas that have never before been tested, and scientists and innovators from a wide range of disciplines and regions. Each round of the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative awards grants against a set of specific topics. The GCE initiative funds innovative ideas that could lead to new vaccines, diagnostics, drugs, and other technologies targeting diseases that claim millions of lives every year, as well as improvements and innovations in agriculture development and others of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation priority areas.

Deadline(s):      11/12/2014
Established Date: 05/08/2008
Follow-Up Date:   03/01/2015
Review Date:      10/08/2014

Contact:

Address: 
PO Box 23350
Seattle, WA 98102
U.S.A.

E-mail:           GCEhelp@gatesfoundation.org
Web Site: http://www.grandchallenges.org/GrantOpportunities/Pages/default.aspx
Program URL: http://www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/ApplicationInstructions.aspx
Tel:              202-709-3400
Deadline Ind:     Receipt
Deadline Open:    No
*See Restrictions for further information.

DEADLINE NOTE:
Applications will be accepted until Monday, November 12, 2014, 11:30 a.m. US Pacific Standard Time.

Award Type(s):    Research Grants/R & D

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable:    Any/No Restrictions

Appl Type(s): 
Institution, Non-Specific
Colleges/Universities
For-Profit
Indian Tribes/Governing Orgs.
Non-Profit

Target Group(s):  NONE
Funding Limit:    $100,000   SEE BELOW
Duration:         18 MONTHS
Indirect Costs:   No
Cost Sharing:     No
Sponsor Type:     Foundations

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS

OBJECTIVES:
Explorations Round 14 Topics include: Surveillance Tools, Diagnostics and an Artificial Diet to Support New Approaches to Vector Control; New Approaches for Addressing Outdoor/Residual Malaria Transmission; New Ways to Reduce Pneumonia Fatalities Through Timely, Effective Treatment of Children; Enable Universal Acceptance of Mobile Money Payments; Explore New Ways to Measure Brain Development and Gestational Age; and, New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions.

ELIGIBILITY:
Grand Challenges Explorations is open to both foreign and domestic non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, international organizations, government agencies and academic institutions.
Individuals are not eligible to receive an award as part of the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative from the foundation. Additionally, organizations that are classified as individuals for U.S. tax purposes (including sole proprietorships and some single member limited liability companies) are similarly not eligible to receive an award from the foundation.

FUNDING:
Awards of $100,000 USD are made in Phase I. (Phase I awardees have one opportunity to apply for a follow-on Phase II award of up to $1,000,000 USD.) Phase I projects have a term of 18 months beginning on the project start date. Phase I project funds may be used to cover the full direct costs of the project, but no awardee will be entitled to use funds to cover indirect costs. (sch)

KEYWORDS: 
Sustainable Agriculture
Infants
Child/Maternal Health
Disease Prevention
Health Promotion
Tropical Medicine
Behavior and Health
Tropical Diseases
Global Health
Early Childhood Development
Malaria

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9/8/2014- Scholarships

Program Number: 22279

Sponsor: Child Family Health International

Synopsis:  Child Family Health International (CFHI) offers partial scholarships for use towards CFHI program fees. Scholarships are currently available for the following program months only:
January, February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November, December.

Deadline(s):      11/12/2014
03/04/2015
07/15/2015
Established Date: 04/30/2011
Follow-Up Date:   10/01/2015
Review Date:      09/05/2014

Address: 995 Market Street, Suite 1104
San Francisco, CA 94103
U.S.A.
E-mail:           nick@cfhi.org
Web Site: http://www.cfhi.org/
Program URL: http://www.cfhi.org/web/index.php/xcms/showpage/page/Scholarships
Tel:              415-957-9000
Fax:              415-840-0486
Deadline Ind:     Receipt
Deadline Open:    No

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:   Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable:    African/South African/Sub-Saharan African Institution
Asian Institution
Indian Institution
Mexican Institution
South/Central American Institution

Appl Type(s):     Undergraduate Student

Target Group(s):  NONE
Funding Limit:    $1,000   MAXIMUM
Duration:         0
Indirect Costs:   Unspecified
Cost Sharing:     No
Sponsor Type:     NONE

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS

OBJECTIVES:  Child Family Health International (CFHI) offers partial scholarships for use towards CFHI program fees. One of these scholarships is designated for CFHI’s Sight for All- Opthalmology Rotation in New Delhi, India program, one is designated for CFHI’s Dentistry & Oral Health in Quito, Ecuador program, and one designated for an AMSA Member.

ELIGIBILITY
Scholarships will be given to students who demonstrate a commitment to their communities as well as financial need and an interest in exchanging ideas and sharing experiences with people in Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Argentina, India, South Africa and Uganda. Priority will be given to people of ethnicities underrepresented in CFHI programs, as well as those who have had limited opportunity to travel abroad. All interested in attending a CFHI program during the specified program months/year and who are financially able to pay the remaining program fees along with their own airfare are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those who apply for scholarship consideration as well as submit an application to a CFHI program online. Scholarship applicants wishing to attend any CFHI program in Latin America (Mexico, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Argentina) must meet the language eligibility requirements listed for that program.

FUNDING
The partial scholarship is for US $500 to $1,000. Recipients of scholarships are responsible for the remaining balance of CFHI program fees. All recipients are responsible for their own airfare.  (tld)

KEYWORDS:         Dentistry
Ophthalmology
Global Health
Health Science

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8/4/2014- Global Health Trials Scheme

Program Number: 42425
Sponsor: Wellcome Trust
SYNOPSIS: The Wellcome Trust, the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and the UK Department for International Development are committed to strengthening the evidence base for improving health in low- and middle-income countries. Together the sponsors are investing a total of £15 million for the fifth call of this initiative to fund late-stage trials of interventions that will help improve health in these countries, by addressing the major causes of mortality and morbidity. The costs will be shared equally between the three funders. 
Deadline(s):      09/25/2014
Established Date: 07/31/2014
Follow-Up Date:   07/04/2015
Review Date:      07/31/2014Contact: Dr Marta TufetAddress: Gibbs Building
215 Euston Road
London NW1 2BE, UK,
U.S.A.
E-mail: m.tufet@wellcome.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/
Program URL: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-science/Funding-schemes/Strategic-awards-and-initiatives/WTX059944.htmDeadline Ind: Receipt
Deadline Open: No
*See Restrictions for further information.Deadline Note: Outlines are due on September 25, 2014. Full applications are due in March, 2015.Award Type(s): NONECitizenship/Country of Applying Institution: Any/No RestrictionsLocations Tenable: African/South African/Sub-Saharan African Institution
Any/No Restrictions
Asian Institution
Caribbean
European Institution
Indian Institution
Mexican Institution
Middle/Near Eastern Institution
South/Central American Institution
United Kingdom Institution
U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)Appl Type(s): Educational Organizations/Inst.Target Group(s):  NONE
Funding Limit: $15,000,000 MAXIMUM
Duration: 0
Indirect Costs: Unspecified
Cost Sharing: No
Sponsor Type: NONEGeo. Restricted: NO RESTRICTIONS
SOUTH AFRICAOBJECTIVES: The scheme is focused on late-stage (equivalent to phase III/IV) clinical and health intervention trials evaluating efficacy and effectiveness. However, Phase IIb trials of major relevance to the objectives of the call may be considered. If you are considering submitting a Phase IIb stage trial please consult one of the partner agencies involved for further guidance. The scheme is aimed at funding Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs), although other types of methodologies may be used alongside the RCT to explore implementation and operational issues.  The scope of the scheme includes, but is not limited to, behavioural interventions, complex interventions, disease management, drugs, vaccines and hygiene and diagnostic strategies. The scheme is open to the best proposals which address any major health related problem affecting low- and middle-income countries, particularly those that affect the most vulnerable populations. Although the breadth of the scheme is deliberately wide, the sponsor particularly welcomes proposals for research into chronic non-communicable diseases, in recognition of the increasing burden of these conditions in low- and middle-income countries. The sponsor also welcomes innovative proposals which address reproductive, maternal and newborn health.  Priority will be given to proposals that are likely to produce implementable results and that are designed to address the major causes of mortality or morbidity in low- and middle-income countries. 
ELIGIBILITY: Trials should be based in low- or middle-income countries. Academic groups based either in the countries where the studies will take place or based in the UK are eligible to apply.FUNDING: A total of £15 million pounds is available. This amount is expected to fund several awards. Support may be requested for: all research costs that are attributable to the trial; cost of hosting trial steering and data monitoring committees; and training and support for a trial manager.

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7/9/2014- Research Associate, US Foreign Policy

Detailed Description Below:

Company: Council on Foreign Relations

Posted: July 2014

Location: New York

Type: Full Time

Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

Background:  

CFR’s Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program’s aim is to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.
As part of the Studies Program, the research associate will support the work of multiple programs, including public health, law and foreign policy, and U.S. foreign policy. The research associate will support the Senior Fellow for Global Health, in addition to short-term assignments as requested by the Studies program.
The major responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing research for books, articles, book chapters, and other publications, as requested
  • Providing logistical and administrative support, handling correspondence, scheduling, and responding to requests for information
  • Substituting for a staff member who is out of the office, and/or assisting a program that is working on a deadline or preparing for a large event
  • Tracking news and data sources
  • Assisting with the proofreading and editing of articles, book chapters, and other written material
  • Coordinating events, including preparing invitations, travel arrangements, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Managing budgets, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information and writing reports and requests, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement
Qualifications:
  • BA or MA in International Affairs, or a related field, with strong academic credentials
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word and the Internet
  • Excellent social media skills
  • One or more year(s) related experience
  • Knowledge or interest in global health and/or Asia
Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department, preferably via email to humanresources@cfr.org. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.
Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office

58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065

FAX +1 212.434.9893

humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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5/21/2014- Emerging Pandemic Threats Program 2, Preparedness

Detailed Description Below:

Sponsor:  U.S. Agency for International Development

Background: The goal of the Preparedness and Response (P&R) project is to enable national governments to establish and strengthen systems, policies, and practices for prevention, detection, response, and control of emerging disease threats – especially zoonotic diseases.

Deadline(s):      06/10/2014
Established Date: 05/01/2014
Follow-Up Date:   07/01/2014
Review Date:      05/20/2014

Contact:  Boryana Boncheva, Christie Cooper, Hillary Marshall: Agreement Specialists

Address:  M/OAA/GH/HIDN
                     Washington, DC
                     U.S.A.
E-mail:     ept-2@usaid.gov

Program URL: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254477

DEADLINE NOTE
Questions Due: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 5:00 PM Washington, DC Time.
Closing Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 5:00 PM, Washington, DC Time.
Applications shall be uploaded to www.grants.gov.  Applications submitted
via fax, email, mail service or hand delivery will not be accepted.

Funding Limit:    $45,000,000   
Duration:               5 YEAR(s)
Indirect Costs:     Unspecified
Cost Sharing:       Yes
Sponsor Type:     NONE

ELIGIBILITY Eligible organizations are Colleges and Universities; Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs); For-Profit Organizations; Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs); and Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs).   USAID will not accept applications from 1) individuals, 2) Foreign governments, 3) United States Government (USG) departments and agencies (at the federal, state, or local levels), and 4) Public International Organizations (PIOs) (as defined by ADS Chapter 308).

FUNDING USAID intends to award one 5-year Cooperative Agreement up to $45 million, subject to the availability of funds.  There is no minimum or maximum amount
of cost-sharing, but some amount must be provided.

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5/21/2014- Emerging Pandemic Threats Program 2, PREDICT-2

Detailed Description Below:

Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development

Background: The overall goal of the PREDICT-2 project is to improve characterization of biological, behavioral, and ecological risks to better understand which geographic locations, “epidemiological zones,” animal-animal and/or animal-human interfaces, and environmental factors are most associated with evolution, spillover, amplification, and spread of
zoonotic viruses with pandemic potential.

Deadline(s):      06/05/2014
Established Date: 04/28/2014
Follow-Up Date:   04/01/2015
Review Date:      05/20/2014

Contact: Boryana Boncheva, Christie Cooper, Hillary Marshall Agreement Specialists

Address:  M/OAA/GH/HIDN
                     Washington, DC
                     U.S.A.
E-mail:     ept-2@usaid.gov

Program URL: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254267

DEADLINE NOTE
Questions Due: May 1, 2014, 5:00 PM Washington, DC Time. RFA Closing
Date: June 5, 2014, 5:00 PM, Washington, DC Time.

Funding Limit:    $100,000,000   
Duration:         5 YEAR(s)
Indirect Costs:   Unspecified
Cost Sharing:     Yes
Sponsor Type:     NONE

Project:  PREDICT-2 project is to improve characterization of biological, behavioral, and ecological risks to better understand which geographic locations, epidemiological zones, animal-animal and/or animal-human interfaces, and environmental factors are most associated with evolution, spillover, amplification, and spread of zoonotic viruses with pandemic potential. This project will build on the research previously conducted under USAID’s EPT-1 program, specifically the PREDICT and PREVENT projects. Because the PREDICT-2 project is part of the larger EPT-2 program, PREDICT-2 activities will be closely linked to those conducted by other EPT-2 projects and partners.   The following six objectives will form the core of PREDICT-2:  Objective 1: Biological and ecological risk characterization Objective 2: Behavioral risk characterization  Objective 3: Global surveillance networks and analysis  Objective 4: Validation of One Health approaches  Objective 5: Overall capacity strengthening  Objective 6: Assisting in the organizing of annual data review meetings for USAID’s PIOET program

Eligibility: Eligible organizations are Colleges and Universities; Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs); For-Profit Organizations; Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs); and Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs).   USAID will not accept applications from 1) individuals, 2) Foreign governments, 3) United States Government (USG) departments and agencies (at the federal, state, or local levels), and 4) Public International Organizations (PIOs) (as defined by ADS Chapter 308) 

Funding: USAID intends to award one 5-year Cooperative Agreement up to $100 million, subject to the availability of funds.  There is no minimum or maximum amount of cost-sharing, but some amount must be provided.

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5/6/2014- EPT-2 One Health Workforce

Detailed Description Below:

Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development

Background: The goal of One Health Workforce (OHW) is to employ
the strengths of universities to prepare the One Health workforce in core competencies and skills for preventing, controlling, detecting and responding to zoonotic diseases.

Deadline(s):      06/11/2014
Established Date: 05/02/2014
Follow-Up Date:   07/01/2014
Review Date:      05/02/2014

Contact:       Boryana Boncheva, Christie Cooper, Hillary Marshall Agreement Specialists

Address:    M/OAA/GH/HIDN
Washington, DC
U.S.A.
E-mail:        ept-2@usaid.gov

Program URL: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254529

Target Group(s):  NONE
Funding Limit:    $50,000,000   SEEBELOW
Duration:         5 YEAR(s)
Indirect Costs:   Unspecified
Cost Sharing:     Yes
Sponsor Type:     NONE

ELIGIBILITY
Eligible organizations are Colleges and Universities; Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs); For-Profit Organizations; Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs); and Faith-Based Organizations
(FBOs).   USAID will not accept applications from 1) individuals,
2) Foreign governments, 3) United States Government (USG) departments and agencies (at the federal, state, or local levels), and 4) Public International Organizations (PIOs) (as defined by ADS Chapter 308).

FUNDING
USAID intends to award one 5-year Cooperative Agreement up to $50 million, subject to the availability of funds.  There is no minimum or maximum amount of cost-sharing, but some amount must be provided.
Source; Grants.gov (04-30-2014)

 

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4/30/2014- Emerging Pandemic Threats Program

Detailed Description Below:

Sponsor:          U.S. Agency for International Development

Background: The overall goal of the PREDICT-2 project is to
improve characterization of biological, behavioral, and ecological risks to better understand which geographic locations, ?epidemiological zones,” animal-animal and/or animal-human interfaces, and environmental factors are most associated with evolution, spillover, amplification, and spread of zoonotic viruses with pandemic potential. <S2S>

Deadline(s):      06/05/2014 
Established Date: 04/28/2014
Follow-Up Date:   04/01/2015
Review Date:      04/28/2014

 

Contact:   Boryana Boncheva, Christie Cooper, Hillary Marshall Agreement Specialists                           

Address: M/OAA/GH/HIDN
                  Washington, DC            
                  U.S.A.                                 
E-mail:  ept-2@usaid.gov
 
Program URL: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254267
Deadline Ind:     Receipt                                                
Deadline Open:    No
                    

DEADLINE NOTE
Questions Due: May 1, 2014, 5:00 PM Washington, DC Time.  RFA Closing
Date: June 5, 2014, 5:00 PM, Washington, DC Time.

Award Type(s):    Development-Program
                  General Project
                  Information Dissemination
                  Planning Grants
                  Projects Outside the U.S.


Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution: 
                  Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable:    Any/No Restrictions


Appl Type(s):     Institution, Non-Specific


Target Group(s):  Children/Youth

Funding Limit:    $100,000,000   SEEBELOW
Duration:         5 YEAR(s)
Indirect Costs:   Unspecified
Cost Sharing:     Yes
Sponsor Type:     NONE

OBJECTIVES:   EPT-2 has three overarching purposes:

(1)
prevention of the spillover, amplification, and spread of new zoonotic viruses;

(2) early detection of new viruses when they do emerge; and
(3) their timely and effective control.

ELIGIBILITY
 Eligible organizations are Colleges and Universities; Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs); For-Profit Organizations; Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs); and Faith-Based Organizations
(FBOs).   USAID will not accept applications from 1) individuals,
2) Foreign governments, 3) United States Government (USG) departments and agencies (at the federal, state, or local levels), and 4) Public International Organizations (PIOs) (as defined by ADS Chapter 308).

FUNDING
 USAID intends to award one 5-year Cooperative Agreement up to $100 million, subject to the availability of funds.  There is no minimum or maximum amount of cost-sharing, but some amount must be provided.
Source; Grants.gov (04-24-2014)  (mmv) 

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4/7/2014- Senior Technical Advisor to the National TB Program (MDR-TB, GFATM).

Detailed Description Below:

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The Technology, Research, Education and Technical Assistance for TB (TREAT TB) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. TREAT TB is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

Location: Maputo, Mozambique

Available vacancies: one

BACKGROUNDIn addition to many other aspects of its work, the TREAT TB project has a focus on capacity building. In FY 2013-14, TREAT TB will facilitate the hiring of several in-country consultants who will act as advisors for National TB Programs, focusing specifically on MDR-TB and the successful implementation of Global Fund (GF) grants. This posting is advertised for an in-country advisor for Mozambique. The need for this long-term technical assistance is in response to the recent changes at the Global Fund with the roll out of its new funding model, and the need to accelerate TB prevention and care activities.

USAID, as the lead USG agency for international TB, has developed a technical assistance model to ensure that GF grants are successfully implemented; to improve coordination between partners; to build country capacity; and to ensure that the greatest challenges in TB prevention and control are met. TREAT TB will support this model by facilitating the hiring of in-country consultants. These consultants will be identified as connected to USAID, rather than as staff members of the Union. They will report to USAID and identified partners. USAID and its partners will be responsible for the technical oversight of these partners and their assigned work. In addition, necessary direct costs of the Union related to the human resources and finance functions of this activity will be allowable expenses within the TREAT TB budget and work plan.

INTRODUCTION:

The MDR-TB Advisor position is based in Mozambique.

The Advisor will provide technical guidance, strategic direction, and coordination for the MDR-TB and Global Fund activities. This will include coordination with other implementing partners, Health Office staff, USAID teams, USG agencies, and other donors.

MDR-TB is a growing epidemic in many countries in Asia and Africa, however access to appropriate medical care with quality-assured medications is still limited. The Global Fund (GF) is the major global donor for TB and MDR-TB activities, providing support for diagnostics and treatment of MDR-TB (and XDR-TB). During the past year, there have been many significant changes at the GF, resulting in the development of a new funding model. In response to these changes IUATLD will hire and place Technical Advisors at the National Tuberculosis Program in selected countries to promote successful implementation of GF grant(s), access new funding through the new funding model (NFM), and improve grant performance for the MDR-TB components.  In addition, the Advisor will provide high-quality in-country Technical Assistance (TA) in the field of PMDT under the “umbrella” of the GF funding.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Assist the NTP and Principle Recipient (PR) of the GFATM grant to:

o    Ensure that all relevant stakeholders are included in the NFM country dialogue;

o    Provide TA to develop the GF annual work plan and budgets;

o    Identify TA needs to effectively implement the MDR-TB component of the GF grant;

o    Assist in monitoring the progress of grant implementation through field visits, and review and analysis of  performance reports submitted to the GF and other partners;

o    Help organize regular discussions among the GF, NTP, and country stakeholders, to identify and address TA needs.

2. Assist the NTP to implement/expand its MDR TB program:

o    Provide guidance and TA to decentralize program activities to increase coverage of diagnosis and programmatic management of drug resistant TB (PMDT) throughout the country;

o    Help the NTP in its efforts to scale-up the enrollment of MDR TB (and XDR TB) patients in appropriate treatment program;

o    Identify PMDT programmatic challenges and address them through cooperation with donors as well as with local and international partners;

o    Assist the NTP in improving the quality of PMDT programs throughout the country, to meet international standards and GFATM indicators.

3. Update USAID and CDC, the NTP, and the USAID Mission on the progress of this TOR through regular teleconferences and submission of monthly activity reports.

CERTIFICATIONS and REQUIREMENTS.   The consultant must have:

  • Advanced degree in public health; Medical Degree preferred
  • Extensive TB control experience in in clinical and public health settings, including at least five years of PMDT experience
  • Minimum five years of experience with the implementation of the GF grants on the country level (PR, NTP, SR, CCM, etc)
  • Minimum of three years of experience providing short- or long-term technical assistance in MDR-TB control in resource limited settings
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-site and multidisciplinary team-based organizational structure, including partners and other collaborators; experience with cross-cultural teams.
  • High degree of judgment, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop and present work and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and excellent oral communication and writing skills necessary in the interaction with implementing partners, MOH and USG colleagues including the ability to exercise judgment in balancing technical, administrative, bureaucratic and political considerations.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and environment.
  • Ability to work effectively individually and with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Sound analytical skills
  • Demonstrated experience in high level policy dialogue and diplomacy
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Good knowledge of English (speaking, writing) and Portuguese
  • Ability to relocate to Maputo, Mozambique

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be based on commensurate experience and earnings history.

TO APPLY: All applicants are encouraged to apply for this position by e-mailing a cover letter and brief CV describing their qualifications and experience to Tara Ornstein at tornstein@theunion.org.

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3/17/2014- Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health: National Academy of Sciences    

Detailed Description Below:

This international award recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations for outstanding achievement in improving mental health and is accompanied by a medal and $20,000.

Deadline(s):      05/05/2014
Established Date: 04/26/2010
Follow-Up Date:   04/01/2015
Review Date:     03/12/2014
                                                                                               
Address: Keck 847
500 Fifth St, NW
Washington, DC 20001
U.S.A.
E-mail:     SarnatPrize@nas.edu
Web Site: http://www.iom.edu/
Program URL: http://www.iom.edu/Activities/MentalHealth/SarnatPrize.aspx
Tel:              202-334-2177
Fax:              202-334-2604
Deadline Ind:     Receipt
Deadline Open:    No

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:  Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable:    Any/No Restrictions

Appl Type(s):     Institution, Non-Specific
Physician/Medical Professional
Researcher/Investigator
Research Institutions/Organizations

Target Group(s):  NONE
Funding Limit:    $20,000
Duration:         0
Indirect Costs:   Unspecified
Cost Sharing:     No
Sponsor Type:     NONE

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS

OBJECTIVES:  The sponsor annually presents an international award which recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations for outstanding achievement in improving mental health.

ELIGIBILITY: This international award recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations. There is no requirement for the nominee or the nominator to be affiliated with the IOM.

FUNDING: The prize consists of a medal and $20,000. The recipient will be notified directly by the IOM, and the Sarnat Prize will be presented during the IOM’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on October 20, 2014.
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12/5/2013- Consortium of Universities for Global Health: 2014 CUGH Global Health Conference

Detailed Description Below:

    Exciting news! Planning for the next Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) conference, May 10-12, 2014 (with special satellite sessions on May 9) in Washington DC is progressing very well. The conference’s theme is, Universities 2.0: Advancing the Global Health Agenda in the post MDG Era

    We have secured a number of superb speakers, including Jim Kim, President of the World Bank, Peter Piot, former Executive Director of UNAIDS and current director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Jeff Sachs, Head of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. The conference will feature cutting edge science, and to that end, we will have a special lecture by the Gairdner Award winner for global health. We will also have practical sessions on innovation, translational science, advocacy, building a better global health program, education, research, special student sessions and much more. We expect to exceed this year’s attendance of 1400 people from a broad range of disciplines, representing 56 countries and 721 institutions. 

    The 2014 conference is also an excellent opportunity for you and your institution to promote your global health programs and activities. A brief outline of promotional opportunities available to you at www.2014CUGHconference.org/sponsorship. Please contact Karen Lam (klam@cugh.org), our conference manager if you are interested in taking advantage of any of these opportunities. Having a visual presence at our conference will allow you to reach faculty, students, NGOs, and representatives from government and the private sector who are engaged in global health. 
 
Please take advantage of the early bird rate by registering at www.2014CUGHconference.org and ensure that abstracts from your institution are submitted this month.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

12/3/2013– The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland: Executive Course on Global Health Diplomacy

Executive Course on Global Health Diplomacy
Organised by the Global Health Programme at the Graduate Institute
Apply before Friday, 10 January 2014
Intellectual Property, Diplomacy and
Global Public Health  

12 – 14 February 2014
The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland
Intellectual property (IP) issues play an important role in discussions of national and global health
issues. Yet, individuals whose primary expertise is health or diplomacy may find these discussions
inaccessible because they lack a sufficient understanding of intellectual property concepts and
their relationship to global public health. This course is designed to help fill this gap by exploring
current and emerging issues and the debates surrounding health-related aspects of IP through a
multi-disciplinary learning process. The course includes an overview and assessment of the global
intellectual property framework in the context of multilateral diplomacy, followed by modules on:
•    Innovative mechanisms to  promote research related to neglected diseases, including a dialogue
among stakeholders in the process
•    IP and pandemic preparedness – An overview and negotiation simulation

•    Future agenda at the interface of intellectual property, diplomacy and global public health
This intensive three-day course will combine presentations, multistakeholder panels and an evening
negotiation simulation providing a real-life backdrop for discussions. It is designed for individuals from
diverse professional backgrounds, including health attachés, health and international relations
professionals in departments of health, and staff in international organisations, NGOs, philanthropic
organisations, and the private sector.
Course Co-Directors:
Professor Frederick M. Abbott, Florida State University College of Law, USA
Professor Nick Drager, The Graduate Institute, Switzerland

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

11/23/2013— Center for Global Health/CDC/DHHS:  Small Business Innovation Research Program 

Contact:

Carlos Smiley, Contracting Officer
Address:CDC Procurement and Grants Office
2920 Brandywine Road
MS-E09
Atlanta, GA 30041
U.S.A.
E-mail:  CSmiley1@cdc.gov
Web Site: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-13-108.html
Program URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/SBIRContract/PHS2014-1.pdf
Tel:              770-488-1517
Fax:              770-488-2688

Detailed Description Below:

CDC invites small business concerns to submit research proposals under this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Contract Solicitation. Center for Global Health (CGH) leads the execution of the CDC?s global strategy; works in partnership to assist Ministries of Health to plan, manage effectively, and evaluate health programs; achieves U.S. Government program and international organization goals to improve health, including disease eradication and elimination targets; expands CDC?s global health programs that focus on the leading causes of mortality, morbidity and disability, especially chronic disease and injuries; generates and applies new knowledge to achieve health goals; and strengthens health systems and their impact.

Award Type(s):    Small Business Innovation Research
Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
U.S.A. Citizenship (including U.S. Territories)
U.S. Permanent Resident
Locations Tenable:    U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)
Appl Type(s):     For-Profit
Small Business
Target Group(s):  NONE
Funding Limit:    $150,000   MAXIMUM
Duration:         6 MONTH
Indirect Costs:   Yes
Cost Sharing:       No
Sponsor Type:    Federal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

11/23/2013— Harvard University: International Security Program

Contact:

Fellowship Coordinator
Address: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
79 John F. Kennedy Street, Mailbox 53
Cambridge, MA 02138
U.S.A.
E-mail:    bcsia_fellowships@hks.harvard.edu
Web Sitehttp://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/project/46/international_security.html?page_id=25
Tel:          617-495-8806

Detailed Description Below:

Fellows are expected to devote some portion of their time to collaborative endeavors, as arranged by the appropriate program or project director. Research fellows are also expected to complete a book, monograph, or other significant publication during their period of residence. Predoctoral research fellows are expected to contribute to the Center’s research activities, as well as work on and ideally complete their doctoral dissertations.  The sponsor has identified the following Research interests: U.S. defense and foreign policy; Russian security policy; nuclear proliferation; managing nuclear technology and materials; the political economy of the Russian nuclear complex; chemical and biological weapons proliferation, control, and countermeasures; terrorism; regional security, especially the Russian periphery, Asia, and the Middle East; internal and ethnic conflict; transatlantic relations; and democracy and democratization as a factor in international politics. ELIGIBILITY: Applications for research fellowships are welcome from recent recipients of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, university faculty members, and employees of government, military, international, humanitarian, and private research institutions who have appropriate professional experience. Applicants for pre-doctoral fellowships must have passed general examinations prior to appointment and have made significant progress on their dissertations. ISP seeks applications from political scientists, lawyers, economists, those in the natural sciences, and others of diverse disciplinary backgrounds. ISP also encourages applications from women, minorities, and citizens of all countries. FUNDING: ISP offers ten-month stipends of $34,000 USD to post-doctoral research fellows and $20,000 USD to pre-doctoral research fellows, and stipends for junior faculty fellows will be awarded on a case-by-case basis and be commensurate with experience. These are benefits-eligible fellowships. Office space and supplies, computers with LAN and Internet connections, and access to most Harvard University libraries and most of the other facilities will be provided.

Deadline(s):      01/15/2014
Established Date: 02/26/2004
Follow-Up Date:   12/01/2014
Review Date:      11/21/2013                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

11/23/2013— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/DHHS: Small Business Innovation Research Program Contract–Office of Public Health Preparedness and                                                  Response

Contact:

Lawrence (Mac) McCoy, Contracting Officer
Address: Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
Procurement and Grants Office
2920 Brandywine Road
Atlanta, GA 30341
U.S.A.
E-mail:           GWG8@cdc.gov
Web Sitehttp://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-13-108.html
Program URLhttp://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/SBIRContract/PHS2014-1.pdf
Tel:              770-488-2087
Fax:              770-488-2671

Detailed Description Below:

CDC invites small business concerns to submit research proposals under this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Contract Solicitation.  Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR) invites applications for Small Business Innovation Research to strengthen and support the nations’ health security to save lives and protect against public health threats. OPHPR has primary oversight and responsibility for all programs that comprise CDC’s public health preparedness and response portfolio. Through an all-hazards approach to preparedness-focusing on threats from natural, biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events-OPHPR helps the nation prepare for and respond to urgent threats to the public’s health.  Eligible applicants are small business concerns located in the U.S.

Deadline(s):      12/03/2013
Established Date: 10/26/2007
Follow-Up Date:   09/02/2014
Review Date:      11/21/2013

Award Type(s):    Small Business Innovation Research
Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
U.S.A. Citizenship (including U.S. Territories)
U.S. Permanent Resident
Locations Tenable:    U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)
Appl Type(s):     For-Profit Small Business                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

11/16/2013–The George Washington University: Faculty Position (Global Health Policy)

Contact:

James M. Tielsch, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Global Health
George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
Email: jtielsch@gwu.edu

Detailed description below:

The Department of Global Health at the George Washington University School of Public and Health Services seeks a full-time tenure track or tenured Associate Professor, or a tenured Full Professor with research, teaching and practice expertise in the area of global health policy. The successful candidate is expected to lead the teaching program in the MPH global health policy track in the department, mentor and advise MPH and Dr.PH students, develop an active, externally funded research program in areas relevant to global health policy, and take advantage of our Washington, DC location to engage in technical assistance and practice application in global health policy. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in an appropriate discipline, significant experience in research and practice in global health policy, a successful track record of external funding for their research program, and a commitment to educating the next generation of leaders in this field. Applicants with a broad perspective on global health policy issues are especially encouraged to apply. Academic rank and compensation will be commensurate with experience. The Department of Global Health has faculty with expertise in health communications, design, monitoring and evaluation of global health programs, nutrition, infectious disease epidemiology and control, maternal and child health, environmental health, medical anthropology, and medical sociology. It is part of a growing School of Public Health and Health Services that is the only accredited School of Public Health in our nation’s capital.

PLEASE NOTE:  Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

To apply, please complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/18997 and
upload a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing research and practice interests and experience,
professional goals and names and contact information of three references.                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

This week the Council on Foreign Relations and Global Health Strategies have four exciting openings:

Detailed Descriptions:

Council on Foreign Relations
Title: Research Associate, Global Health
Type: Full Time
Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., New York, NY 10065
FAX: (212) 434-9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org
Follow us on Twitter: @CFR_HR

 

Title: Research Associate – Global Health

Salary: Based on education and experience

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent national membership organization and a nonpartisan center for scholars dedicated to producing and disseminating ideas so that individual and corporate members, as well as policymakers, journalists, students, and interested citizens in the United States and other countries can better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other governments. CFR, which is headquartered in New York with an office in Washington, DC, does this by: convening meetings where prominent thinkers debate and discuss the major issues of our time; conducting a wide-ranging studies program; publishing Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal covering international affairs and U.S. foreign policy; maintaining a diverse membership; sponsoring independent task forces; and providing up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on CFR’s website, cfr.org.

CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks. Its widely respected and influential research staff of more than seventy scholars advances the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through their research, writing, and public outreach. CFR’s Global Health Program, established in 2004, seeks to integrate—in both study and in practice—critical issues of global health into U.S. foreign policymaking. Issues include, but are not limited to: emerging infectious diseases (notably HIV/AIDS and avian flu) and noncommunicable diseases (such as cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s), worldwide inequities in life expectancy and maternal mortality, global shortage of health workers, weakness of health systems, and rising threats posed by biological and chemical weapons.

The Research Associate will work under the direction of Senior Fellow for Global Health Laurie Garrett. Garrett is the only author to have been awarded the three big “Ps” in journalism: the Polk, the Peabody, and the Pulitzer. A highly sought after expert on many global health issues, including global health funding, HIV/AIDS, and biosecurity, Garrett’s work has helped to make CFR a leader in the field of global health and foreign policy. The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing administrative support to the Fellow, including answering telephones, handling correspondence, filing, and responding to requests for information
  • Managing budgets, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information and writing reports and requests, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement
  • Coordinating events, including arranging mailings, preparing invitations, travel arrangements, scheduling, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Researching specific areas as requested by the Fellow. Tracking news and data sources on major international and health issues
  • Handling writing assignments, including articles, book chapters, rapporteuring at meetings, summarizing research findings, and business writing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA or Masters in international relations, public health, or economics, with relevant coursework in international development and/or politics
  • 1-2 years related administrative and research experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong skills in social media and website management
  • Extremely flexible, organized, and detail oriented, with strong follow-through skills
  • Proven ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Highest level of dependability; proactive, flexible, and positive attitude required
  • Knowledge and proven interest in foreign policy preferred
  • Strong research, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Experience working in developing countries and overseas, a plus
  • Familiarity with statistics, epidemiology, basic public health, biology and/or medicine, highly valued
  • Overseas work experience preferred

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above contact information. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Posted: February 2013

Global Health Strategies

Intern (Beijing)

About the Position:

GHS’ Beijing office is looking to hire an Intern to support research, policy and communications projects and the development of GHS’ broader China program. This position will provide a unique opportunity to serve as an interface between domestic and international global health stakeholders.

The Intern candidate should possess excellent written and oral communications skills in both English and Chinese (Mandarin) and have experience in cross-cultural organizations. Experience working on relevant global health issues such as childhood immunization or infectious diseases, or knowledge of China’s international health and development policies, are considered a plus. The Intern will be based in Beijing and report to GHS’ senior staff in China.

Main Responsibilities:

· Provides logistical and administrative support to the GHS Beijing to implement projects.

· Supports a team of senior staff in China and New York on GHS client deliverables.

· Works closely with project manager to assist in the implementation of research, communications and advocacy projects, including day-to-day project coordination and correspondence with project partners.

· Drafts press releases, fact sheets, Q&A documents, media analyses and advocacy materials.

· Conducts internet and policy research on stakeholders and media for clients and projects.

· Updates and maintains media and projects contacts.

· Helps organize and plan events, including press conferences and educational forums

Required Qualifications:

Individual should be well-organized and able to complete tasks in a timely and efficient manner. Individual should be a self-starter who is intelligent, reliable and has a good sense of humor. In addition, the intern should meet the following qualifications:

· Working toward or completed a Master’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, public health, international relations, public policy, or a related field

· Fluency in Chinese (Mandarin) and English

· Skilled researcher, writer and editor; able to turn around documents rapidly

· Ability to work in fast-paced, demanding environment

· Work well as both a team member and independently

· Flexible, able to multitask

· Open-minded, willing to continue learning

· Positive, energetic attitude; enthusiastic

· Rigorous thinker

· Good political skills/sound judgment

· Proficiency using Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and social media platforms such as Weibo and Kaixin; Photoshop or other image processing software is a plus

Details:

Time requirement: Full time or Part time. 2 or 3 days a week

Duration: Three months, with an opportunity for extension

Compensation: Varies with experience

Start Date:  Immediate

How to Apply:

Please send all applications to jobschina (at) globalhealthstrategies.com . Please write “Beijing Internship” in the subject line and include a resume, cover letter and two writing samples (one in English, one in Chinese). Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Due to the high volume of expected applicants, only those meeting GHS requirements will be contacted. Please note that no telephone or email inquiries will be entertained.

GHS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Communications Associate (Beijing)

About the Position:

GHS’ Beijing office is looking to hire an Associate to support communications, research and policy projects and the development of GHS’ broader China program. This position will provide a unique opportunity to help shape GHS’ growth in China and serve as an interface between domestic and international global health stakeholders.

The Associate candidate should possess excellent diplomatic, client relations and written and oral communications skills in both English and Chinese (Mandarin) and have experience in cross-cultural organizations. Experience working on relevant global health issues such as childhood immunization or infectious diseases, or knowledge of China’s international health and development policies, are considered a plus. The Associate will be based in Beijing and report to GHS’ Vice President in China, while working in close coordination with GHS’ headquarters in New York and country offices in New Delhi and Rio de Janeiro.

Communications/Media Relations:

GHS provides full-spectrum communications services for its clients. The Associate will spend a significant amount of his/her time on communications and media relations, especially gaining a thorough understanding of the global health and science media landscape and building media relations skills. The Associate will be expected to identify trends, opportunities and build relationships with key reporters in China, East and Southeast Asia. Additionally, the Associate is responsible for developing communications strategies for current and potential clients, drafting key communications documents (press releases, fact sheets, speeches, Q and A’s), editing communications materials, liaising with journalists to ensure and guide coverage of key global health issues, and developing a documented network of media contacts.

Specific responsibilities for the Associate will include:

· Supports a team of senior staff in China and New York on GHS client deliverables

· Assists in drafting a wide range of communications and advocacy materials including press releases, FAQs, talking points, key messages, strategy memos and presentations

· Contributes to the development of creative content and multimedia communications materials

· Conducts research on Chinese media landscape and begin building relationships with Chinese and international health and science journalists

· Researches health policies, key players and global health funding opportunities within China

· Supports the development of memos and reports on China’s engagement in global health and possible opportunities to build new collaborations

· Works closely with GHS senior staff to support outreach to Chinese stakeholders and media

· Identifies invitees and develop agendas, presentations and materials for stakeholder meetings or other events

· Manage the logistics of events and staff trips

· Contributes to discussions around new business opportunities

· Provides administrative support to GHS’ China team, including coordinating calls and various logistics among GHS offices

Required Qualifications:

GHS is seeking a self-starter capable of quickly getting up to speed on GHS’s work and rapidly assuming increasing levels of responsibility. A passion for understanding global public health issues and trends is essential for this position. The individual must be well-organized and detail-oriented, capable of independently producing accurate documents quickly when required, and comfortable in a fast-paced international environment. Individuals with previous media relations experience will be prioritized.

In addition, the individual should possess the following traits:

· B.A. in communications, public relations, journalism, public health or related field

· 1-2 years of related work experience

· Fluency in Chinese (Mandarin) and English

· Strong writing and editing skills

· Knowledge of, or demonstrated interest in global health

· Strong research skills

· Project management experience

· Experience working in cross-cultural settings

· Strong attention to detail

· Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, demanding environment

· Strong initiative, and ability to work proactively with minimal supervision

· Availability to work nights and weekends when necessary

· Willingness to travel within China, and internationally

· Proficiency using Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and social media platforms such as Weibo and Kaixin; Photoshop or other image processing software is a plus

Additional Qualifications:

· Knowledge of global health and/or the Chinese vaccine and pharmaceutical industry

· Experience working in a communications, PR or consulting firm

· M.A. in related field

How to Apply:

Please send all applications to jobschina (at) globalhealthstrategies.com. Please write “Beijing Communications Associate” in the subject line and include a resume, cover letter and two writing samples (one in English, one in Chinese). Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Due to the high volume of expected applicants, only those meeting GHS requirements will be contacted. Please note that no telephone or email inquiries will be entertained.

You may also choose to indicate scores from any Standardized English Test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, or TOEIC).

GHS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Policy & Advocacy Associate (Beijing)

About the Position:

Policy:

The Associate candidate should have knowledge of current public health issues in China and globally. Experience working on health issues such as childhood immunization or infectious diseases, or knowledge of China’s international health and development policies, are considered a plus. At the outset, the Associate’s work will center on the intersections between Chinese institutions and global health policy, with a particular focus on childhood immunization. This includes interacting with public organizations and private companies in China working on new technologies for health. Some specific deliverables the Associate will work on might include landscape analyses of key stakeholders in China, preparing briefing documents for in-person stakeholder meetings, and other events in which GHS is a partner. As GHS builds its capacity in China, the associate will also be responsible for helping to coordinate and implement other advocacy and communications projects as needed.

Advocacy:

GHS works with clients to secure financial and political support by leveraging its existing and new relationships with governments, policymakers, foundations, multilaterals, and NGOs to help its clients expand their global support base, build internal and external capacity, and identify and maximize new relationships and opportunities for GHS’s clients. In support of these efforts, the Associate is responsible for researching global health policies and funding opportunities, using strategic thinking to develop agendas and presentations for advocacy events (lunches, dinners etc.), managing logistics of advocacy and stakeholder events, and drafting proposals and documents to support these efforts. The Associate is also responsible for drafting research and policy analyses, reports and PowerPoint presentations.

Other responsibilities for the Associate will include:

· Researches health policies, key players and global health funding opportunities within China

· Supports the development of memos and reports on China’s engagement in global health and possible opportunities to build new partnerships

· Supports a team of senior staff in China and New York on GHS client deliverables

· Supports outreach to Chinese stakeholders, including influential individuals across the government, academic, civil society and media landscapes

· Develops agendas, presentations and materials for stakeholder meetings or other events

· Manages the logistics of events and staff trips

· Assists in drafting a wide range of communications and advocacy materials including press releases, FAQs, talking points, key messages, strategy memos and presentations

· Contributes to the development of social media materials to support policy and advocacy efforts

· Provides administrative support to GHS’ China team, including coordinating calls and various logistics among GHS offices

Required Qualifications:

GHS is seeking a self-starter capable of quickly getting up to speed on GHS’s work and rapidly assuming increasing levels of responsibility. A passion for understanding global public health issues and trends is essential for this position. The individual must be well-organized and detail-oriented, capable of independently producing accurate documents quickly when required, and comfortable in a fast-paced international environment. Individuals with previous media relations experience will be prioritized.

In addition, the individual should possess the following traits:

· B.A. in international relations, public policy, public health or public administration

· 1-2 years of related work experience

· Fluency in Chinese (Mandarin) and English

· Strong writing and editing skills

· Knowledge of, or demonstrated interest in global health

· Strong research skills

· Project management experience

· Experience working in cross-cultural settings

· Strong attention to detail

· Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, demanding environment

· Strong initiative, and ability to work proactively with minimal supervision

· Availability to work nights and weekends when necessary

· Willingness to travel within China, and internationally

· Proficiency using Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and social media platforms such as Weibo and Kaixin; Photoshop or other image processing software is a plus

Additional Qualifications:

· Knowledge of global health and/or the Chinese vaccine and pharmaceutical industry

· Experience in working with international NGOs or other civic society organizations.

· M.A. in related field

How to Apply:

Please send all applications to jobschina (at) globalhealthstrategies.com . Please write “Beijing Policy & Advocacy Associate” in the subject line and include a resume, cover letter and two writing samples (one in English, one in Chinese). Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Due to the high volume of expected applicants, only those meeting GHS requirements will be contacted. Please note that no telephone or email inquiries will be entertained.

You may also choose to indicate scores from any Standardized English Test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, or TOEIC).

GHS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Academic Research Positions (3) (Singapore)

3 year contracts, renewable

The Center on Asia and Globalisation (CAG), a premier research institution of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) at the National University of Singapore, invites applications for three appointments at the levels of Senior Research Fellow*; Research Fellow*. Each of the appointments will initially be for three years (with the opportunity for renewal). Each of the appointments presents researchers with the opportunity to become faculty within the Lee Kuan Yew School in addition to their core research position at CAG.

Candidates applying for the Senior Research Fellow require:

  • A Ph.D degree in the social sciences and/or humanities that is relevant to CAG’s research interests (see below)
  • A track record of research excellence demonstrated by peer reviewed contributions to highly ranked academic journals and book publishers in areas falling within or relevant to CAG’s research interests (see below)
  • An ability to engage with policy and research communities in Asia and around the world
  • A strong and demonstrated sense of academic collegiality and, ideally, research leadership
  • Language skills in addition to English are preferred but not compulsory

*Only candidates with an excellent record of teaching and scholarship can also be considered for a non-tenured faculty appointment with LKYSPP.

Candidates applying for Research Fellow positions require:

  • A Ph.D degree in the social sciences and/or humanities that is relevant to CAG’s research interests (see below)
  • A track record of research excellence demonstrated by peer reviewed academic publications within or relevant to CAG’s research interests (see below)
  • An ability to engage with policy and research communities in Asia and around the world
  • A strong and demonstrated sense of academic independence and collegiality
  • Language skills in addition to English are preferred but not compulsory

*Only candidates with an excellent record of teaching and scholarship can also be considered for a non-tenured faculty appointment (with an option of applying for a tenure-track or tenured position later on) at LKYSPP.

We invite applications from the candidates with expertise in the following areas in which CAG has research interests:

  1. International Law, International Maritime Law (South China Sea)

All aspects of international law/maritime law that pertain to regional (Asian) points of contention/conflict. A demonstrated interest in/working knowledge of the South China Sea issue is a strong advantage for this position.

2. Asian Political Economy

All aspects of the political economy of Asia, including but not limited to: understanding the political economy of institutional and other reform agendas of the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the OECD, bilateral development organisations and export-credit agencies in the region; the broader political economy of globalisation and its impact upon/implications for Asia. Expertise in China, South Asia and/or Southeast Asia is an advantage for this position.

3. Public goods issues and global governance

All aspects of ‘public good’ issues and global governance as they pertain to Asia  – with specific foci on energy, water, the environment, food and health; policies and approaches of state and non-state players towards these issues; implications of the public goods and global governance agendas for peace and development in the region. Expertise in China, South Asia and/or Southeast Asia is an advantage for this position.

Benefits Include:

  • Internationally competitive salary, 3 year contracts with the opportunity for renewal
  • Subsidised university housing (for non-Singaporean Senior Research Fellows and Research Fellows)
  • Relocation allowance (for non-Singaporeans)
  • State of the art research facilities
  • Highly collegial working environment with an internationally diverse faculty
  • Excellent research support provided by CAG and through annual School and University Research Schemes
  • Sufficient travel and conference allowances

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit, in electronic form (MS Word or PDF file) the following:

•         Cover letter, with a brief statement of research expertise and its relevance to CAG’s existing research interests

•         Detailed curriculum vitae

•         Three academic publications

•         Teaching dossier, including samples of course outlines and teaching evaluations (for Senior Research Fellow and Research Fellow candidates interested in join-appointment)

•         Three letters of reference

Please send electronic submissions to Ms. Jasmin Kaur (jkauer@nus.edu.sg) 

Alternatively, applicants may submit hard copies to the following address: 

 

Attention:        Ms. Jasmin Kaur

Executive

Center on Asia and Globalisation

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

469 C Bukit Timah Road

Singapore 259772

 

All posts will remain open until filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Interested candidates are encouraged to find out more about the Center on Asia and Globalisation and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at www.lkyspp.nus.edu.sg and http://www.caglkyschool.com/

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Screen Shot 2013-04-29 at 12.38.17 AMProgram Number:   28069
Title:            Fulbright Programs–East Asia and the Pacific–China–Distinguished Chair, All Disciplines

Sponsor:          Council for International Exchange of Scholars

SYNOPSIS:  The sponsor provides up to three Distinguished Chair awards at leading Chinese universities in conjunction with the Ministry of Education. All teaching will be in English; Mandarin language fluency sufficient to complete the research project is required, if applicable. The award is for ten months.  (Five-month awards will be granted only in exceptional cases.)

Deadline(s):      08/01/2013
Established Date: 04/06/2012
Follow-Up Date:   04/01/2014
Review Date:      04/24/2013

Contact:          Hillary Watts, Program Officer

Address:          1400 K Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
U.S.A.
E-mail:           hwatts@iie.org

Program URL: http://catalog.cies.org/viewAward.aspx?n=4084&dc=CH
Tel:              202-686-4021
Fax:
Deadline Ind:     Receipt
Deadline Open:    No

Award Type(s):    Fulbright Programs
Lectureship
Research Grants/R & D
Travel Abroad

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
U.S.A. Citizenship (including U.S. Territories)

Locations Tenable:    Asian Institution

Appl Type(s):     Doctoral-Midcareer/Senior Invst.
Faculty Member
Postdoctoral
Researcher/Investigator

Target Group(s):  NONE
Funding Limit:    $0   SEEBELOW
Duration:         10 MONTHS
Indirect Costs:   Unspecified
Cost Sharing:     No
Sponsor Type:     Non-Profit Organizations

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS

CFDA#:

OBJECTIVES:  Distinguished Chairs are viewed as among the most prestigious awards in the Fulbright Program. Candidates are usually full professors, deans, department heads and eminent scholars. They bring with them distinguished records of scholarly experience, including significant publications and excellent teaching records.  Grantees will conduct teaching or a combination of teaching and research in the area of specialization. The teaching load is a maximum of two graduate or undergraduate courses a semester, with up to eight classroom hours per week. In addition to lecturing at a leading Chinese university, grantees will have the opportunity to deliver guest lectures at provincial universities. Proposals should demonstrate an interest in active collaboration with Chinese scholars and the host community to the extent possible.  Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred: Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Public Administration, and Public/Global Health.

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must meet all of the following requirements unless specific exemptions are stated in individual country or award descriptions.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application.  Permanent resident status is not sufficient.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree (including a master’s depending on the field) as appropriate at the time of application. For professionals and artists outside academe, applicants must demonstrate recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments.  A candidate who has resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in a six-year year period preceding the date of application is ineligible for a grant. For the purpose of this section, a candidate who has lived outside the United States for nine months or more during a calendar year is deemed to have resided abroad for that year.  Recipients of a core Fulbright Senior Scholar award (defined as longer than two months) are eligible to receive another traditional award five years after the date of completion of the previous award.

FUNDING
For 2012-13, a monthly base stipend of $2,000-$4,400 was provided, based on the following criteria: Research-only grants: All scholars:
$2,000 per month; Teaching or Teaching/Research grants: Assistant Professor or professional equivalent: $2,640 per month; Associate or Full Professor or professional equivalent: $2,860 per month; and Distinguished Professor: $4,400 per month.  For 2012-13:
$2,500-$2,900 per month was provided for subsistence, based on the number of accompanying dependents, up to 2 accompanying dependents;
$1500 per month was provided for housing for research grants, housing was provided by the host institution for Teaching and Teaching/Research grants; a travel allowance of $2,750 to $8,250 was provided for roundtrip travel from the U.S. to China, with $2,750 for one dependent, and $5,500 for up to two dependents. There is a Book Allowance of $1,500 for lecturers in humanities for Teaching and Teaching/Research grants only.  For research grants only, there is a Research Allowance of up to $1,500 for grants of 7 months or less and up to $2,000 for grants longer than 7 months, for incidental expenses related to the project. The Dependent Tuition Allowance is up to
$7,500 per child per semester for accompanying dependents in grades 1-12, upon submission of receipts, with a maximum of $30,000 per family for a 10-month grant. Reimbursement is based on actual cost of tuition and fees only. Any affiliation fees charged by host institutions will be covered up to $2,500 for grants of 5 months or less and $5,000 for grants of 6-10 months. (jap)

KEYWORDS:         Asia
China (People’s Republic)
AGRICULTURE/FOOD SCIENCES/FOODS
Public Health
Public Administration
Environmental Studies
Global Health

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Program Number:   73159
Title:            Fulbright Programs–East Asia and the Pacific–China–China Studies

Sponsor:          Council for International Exchange of Scholars

SYNOPSIS:  The sponsor provides approximately nine awards to conduct research in China.  The duration of the awards is three to ten months. Applicants must be proficient in Mandarin.

Deadline(s):      08/01/2013
Established Date: 03/10/2003
Follow-Up Date:   04/01/2014
Review Date:      04/24/2013

Contact:          Hillary Watts, Program Officer

Address:          1400 K Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
U.S.A.
E-mail:           hwatts@iie.org

Program URL: http://catalog.cies.org/viewAward.aspx?n=4083&dc=CH
Tel:              202-686-4021
Fax:
Deadline Ind:     Receipt
Deadline Open:    No

Award Type(s):    Fulbright Programs
Research Grants/R & D
Travel Abroad

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
U.S.A. Citizenship (including U.S. Territories)

Locations Tenable:    Asian Institution

Appl Type(s):     Doctoral-Midcareer/Senior Invst.
Faculty Member
Postdoctoral
Researcher/Investigator

Target Group(s):  NONE
Funding Limit:    $0   SEEBELOW
Duration:         10 MONTHS
Indirect Costs:   Unspecified
Cost Sharing:     No
Sponsor Type:     Non-Profit Organizations

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS

CFDA#:

OBJECTIVES:  Researchers are required to be affiliated with a local institution of higher education in mainland China during their grant term. The local host institution should have the capacity and official permission to host foreign students and scholars. Applicants proposing projects on modern China may spend one month of a six to eight month grant or up to three months of a nine to 10 month grant at research facilities in Hong Kong or Taiwan. Applicants with projects on pre-modern China may spend comparable amounts of time in Taiwan.
Applicants who wish to work at a Hong Kong research center should contact those centers directly for assistance in setting up their visit. Applicants who wish to spend part of their grant period in Taiwan should arrange an affiliation with a Taiwan institution and secure a letter of invitation. An annual conference is held for all researchers in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong during the spring semester.  Projects may focus on either modern or pre-modern China.  Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred: Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Area Studies, Art History, Economics, Film Studies, Geography, History (non-U.S.), Language and Literature (non-US), Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Administration, Public/Global Health, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Urban Planning.

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must meet all of the following requirements unless specific exemptions are stated in individual country or award descriptions.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application.  Permanent resident status is not sufficient.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree (including a master’s depending on the field) as appropriate at the time of application. For professionals and artists outside academe, applicants must demonstrate recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments.  A candidate who has resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in a six-year year period preceding the date of application is ineligible for a grant. For the purpose of this section, a candidate who has lived outside the United States for nine months or more during a calendar year is deemed to have resided abroad for that year.  Recipients of a core Fulbright Senior Scholar award (defined as longer than two months) are eligible to receive another traditional award five years after the date of completion of the previous award.

FUNDING
For 2012-13, a $2,000-$4,400 monthly base stipend was provided, based on the following criteria: Research -only grants: All scholars:
$2,000 per month; Teaching or Teaching/Research grants: Assistant Professor or professional equivalent: $2,640 per month; Associate or Full Professor or professional equivalent: $2,860 per month; and Distinguished Professor: $4,400 per month.  For 2012-13:
$2,500-$2,900 per month was provided for subsistence, based on the number of accompanying dependents, up to 2 accompanying dependents;
$1500 per month was provided for housing for research grants, housing was provided by the host institution for Teaching and Teaching/Research grants; a travel allowance of $2,750 to $8,250 was provided for roundtrip travel from the U.S. to China, with $2,750 for one dependent, and $5,500 for up to two dependents. There is a Book Allowance of $1,500 for lecturers in humanities for Teaching and Teaching/Research grants only.  For research grants only, there is a Research Allowance of up to $1,500 for grants of 7 months or less and up to $2,000 for grants longer than 7 months, for incidental expenses related to the project. The Dependent Tuition Allowance is up to
$7,500 per child per semester for accompanying dependents in grades 1-12, upon submission of receipts, with a maximum of $30,000 per family for a 10-month grant. Reimbursement is based on actual cost of tuition and fees only. Any affiliation fees charged by host institutions will be covered up to $2,500 for grants of 5 months or less and $5,000 for grants of 6-10 months. (des)

KEYWORDS:         Asia
China (People’s Republic)
Hong Kong
Culture
History & Appreciation of Art
Non-Western History
Language and/or Literature
Cinema/Video
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Anthropology
Archaeology
Area & Population Studies/Services
Economics
Geography
Linguistics/Philology
Urban Planning/Policy
Political Science
Sociology
Public Health
Public Administration
Taiwan
Global Health