fhi360 Cross Sector Coordination Advisor in Washington, District Of Columbia

Additional Job Description

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Control and Elimination Program for Neglected Tropical Diseases (CEP-NTD), support disease-endemic countries to control and/or eliminate NTDs with proven, cost-effective public health interventions. Building on the successes that have been achieved through previous USAID investments to expand national, integrated NTD programs, CEP-NTDs will continue to support countries in their advancement towards the attainment of global elimination goals, and to support them to effectively access and leverage the drug donations needed to control NTDs that cannot be eliminated with current strategies.


  • Support the MOHs to maximize efficiencies and program effectiveness through leveraging and complementing related health sectors interventions including malaria, basic education, water, sanitation, hygiene, and maternal and child health to reach greater numbers with NTD interventions;

  • Coordinate the participation of overlapping NTD programs and complementary development-sector programs in the country-level work plans;

  • Develop and implement a strategy that facilitate several USAID funded interventions to work across sectors to help countries establish long-term, cost-effective NTD control programs (e.g., soil transmitted helminthiasis, schistosomiasis);

  • Assist the MOHs and implementing partners on identifying complementary interventions funded by USAID and/or other donors in the areas of Nutrition, WASH, and Education and assist the MOHs on the implementation of actions that facilitate the collaboration between programs;

  • Support the program to leverage cross-sector technical leadership and non-traditional public health platforms.

  • Support CEP-NTDs to work with the education sector to achieve widespread improvements to health and learning outcomes, capitalizing on the benefits of working in schools to deliver de-worming, nutrition, and WASH interventions.

  • Support MOHs and implementing partners on developing and implementing a course of actions that continue to strengthen existing partnerships to further the WHO NTD elimination and control goals, engage new partners and catalyze additional funding to strategically support gaps in NTD support for the diseases in the USAID portfolio.

  • Support MOHs NTDs Programs to develop sound annual work plans that are in line with the program priorities and WHO guidelines for the selected diseases;

  • Assist MOHs in the execution of periodical Programs Quality Improvements (PQI) to increase project effectiveness and efficiency;

  • Support the development and implementation of Schistosomiasis/ Soil-Transmitted Helminths (SCH/STH) transition plans;

  • Collaborate with FHI360 in the conceptualization and implementation of policies that enable the “mainstreaming” of NTDs programs into the national health system;

  • Participate in resource development activities.

  • Responsible for accomplishing assigned job responsibilities, and following the standards and practices of the department and division.

  • Responsible for planning and scheduling own work flow and timetables, within area and function guidelines.

  • Identifies areas for improved efficiency or effectiveness within prescribed parameters, and institutes enhancements to procedures.

  • Maintains a constructive dialogue and technical exchange with field counterparts and technical staff of implementing partners.

  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, bilateral and other NGOs.

  • Develops tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components.

  • Ensures that project implementation adheres to the appropriate global strategy and remains technically sound.

  • May serve as a departmental resource on procedural, administrative and operational issues.

  • Provides broad global technical leadership to multiple components for moderate to complex programs.

  • Defines and develops solutions for major business or functional challenges.

  • Contributes to planning and making recommendations for department/program/project concept, operations, and/or implementation.

  • Influences design and scope of initiatives and programs.

  • Reviews, analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of programs/projects and makes recommendations for enhancements.

  • Develops strategies and tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components.

  • Ensures the quality of implemented technical activities and systems at all levels.

  • Represents the organization and/or Institute to external entities at professional meetings and conferences.

  • Maintains collaborative relationships with donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, bilateral and other NGOs and consistently maintained and viewed as a knowledgeable resource in their technical area.

  • Continually maintains a dialogue and technical exchange with field counterparts and technical staff of implementing partners.

  • Coordinates with employees and consultants, on-site and in the field for situations that is less routine and more unusual.


  • Master’s or PhD Degree or its International Equivalent • Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development or Related Field.

  • 8-11 Years of experience in the implementation of public health or other infectious diseases programs.

  • At least 5 years of experience in the implementation of WASH, Malaria, Nutrition and/or Education projects. Experience with WASH and School Health Programs is highly desirable.

  • Oversee and leads projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.

  • Familiar with donor/client funded programs and corresponding regulations and communication styles.

  • Written and published materials related to technical area e.g., journal articles, job aids, training curricula, and other tools.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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