Applications that do not meet the required minimum qualifications will not be scored. Candidates meeting the required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application. USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the top ranked short-listed candidates. If the interview is conducted, the interview will be one of the determining factors in the final selection.
USAID IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of age, race, color, sex, creed, national origin, lawful political affiliation, non-disqualifying handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, affiliation with an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
Experience: A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience in the health field with at least five years working specifically on health systems strengthening, including issues of human resources for health, leadership and governance, institutional capacity building, and project design and management is required. Experience working with health systems and/or health care reform at the national and/or local
(district/community/service facility) level is required. Experience in project design, strategic planning, project management, implementation, and evaluation of health projects with demonstrated technical expertise in health systems strengthening, particularly in a developing country context is required.
Job Knowledge: Knowledge of the challenges faced by the Federal Ministry of Health and health programs in Sudan, and in particular, human resources for health, leadership and governance, institutional capacity building, and health systems management is required. Comprehensive knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques and practices of HSS is required. Strong technical skills and demonstrated experience in providing technical support and capacity building on HSS issues is essential. In-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art approaches that strengthen health systems in developing countries is required.
Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy, are required to establish and maintain a wide range of senior-level and working-level contacts with health projects in governmental, non-governmental, and private-sector circles is required. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams and collaborate in a multi-agency setting is required. Demonstrated leadership ability and skills in a cross-cultural environment is required, including flexibility, patience, facilitation, team building and conflict/problem solving skills in a cross-cultural environment. Demonstrated outstanding writing and speaking/presentation skills in English, and in preparing analytic briefings for key USG and other leaders/decision makers is required. Strong management and analytical skills are necessary to strategize, develop, manage, implement and evaluate complex HSS activities. Strong financial management and administrative skills are necessary to track the performance of implementing partners. Computer literacy required.
English: Level IV (Fluent, speaking, reading and writing) is required. (This may be tested)
Arabic: Level IV (Fluent, speaking, reading and writing) is required. (This may be tested)