Technical Specialist at Harvard University

Posted in Information Technology 9 days ago.

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Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Harvard University

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Technical Specialist
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in a relevant field of expertise such as implementation research, health systems delivery, program implementation in low or middle income countries, monitoring and evaluation, adaptive learning or management

Additional Qualifications
  • Master's Degree is strongly preferred
  • Advanced clinical degree, PhD or DrPH or DrSci (ScD) is a plus
  • Experience with maternal, newborn, and child health, family planning and / or reproductive health (MNCH / FP / RH) strongly preferred
  • Experience with adaptive learning and / or adaptive management practices, particularly for measurement, monitoring & evaluation, implementation, and/or quality improvement content areas strongly preferred
  • Experience conducting health care or related research or evaluation in low or middle income countries, preferentially implementation research or health systems delivery research or evaluation strongly preferred
  • Experience in a role requiring leadership and collaboration both within an organization and with external partners, as well as a demonstrated ability to work efficiently and diplomatically as part of a team effort preferred
  • Experience in program implementation, providing implementation training, and/or other capacity building activities in managing public health programs in low or middle income country settings preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience with context specific, mixed methods data collection approaches, awareness of new digital/mhealth methods and/or participatory/community based approaches preferred
  • Experience with USAID-funded projects highly preferred, including working with national or subnational stakeholders
  • Professional proficiency in a second language, French preferred
  • Leveraging the networks, talents, and expertise of individuals within and external to their network and organization to develop and apply expertise to address the needs of the MAKLab request preferred
  • High level of data literacy, including metric design and utilization at the global, national, sub-national and facility levels, particularly in global health fields preferred
  • Develops and maintains senior level external relationships through in-person and virtual communication preferred
  • Integrates Ariadne Labs' design and innovation expertise from the Ariadne Labs Innovation platform and existing base of experience preferred
  • Works collaboratively with multidisciplinary colleagues and partners on large, complex initiatives preferred
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills; synthesizes and organize complex ideas and information, and with a strong attention to detail preferred
  • Multitasks, prioritizes, and recognizes when concerns need to be escalated in a fast-paced environment preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including presenting scientific ideas and results both verbally and in writing preferred
  • Communicate priorities with diplomacy and confidence to a range of audiences, consistently displaying responsiveness and engaging with stakeholders with diverse needs preferred