Thursday, December 22, 2016

Chemonics International seeks an Innovation Fund Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) Activity

Innovation Fund Advisor
Chemonics International, an international development consulting firm, seeks an Innovation Fund Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) Activity. This anticipated five-year USAID/Indonesia flagship project aims to contribute to national goals to reduce maternal and newborn mortality by targeted support to improve essential MNH services, particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable. Using a total market approach, this activity aims to leverage solutions and resources and catalyze stakeholders across all sectors to generate innovative solutions for MNH. Ideal candidates will have experience working on international donor-funded programs in the field of health, preferably with a focus on maternal and neonatal health. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Successful candidates will demonstrate leadership, versatility, and integrity.
Position Description:
The Innovation Fund Advisor will lead the implementation of the innovation fund. The innovation fund process is the central component of the MNH program in Indonesia and will support new ideas generated through an open innovation process. He/she will report to the COP.
Responsibilities include:
  • Provide overarching oversight and leadership to the innovation fund process by overseeing the set-up and management of innovation process including board selection, development and full cycle management of an open innovation process, coordination of technical assistance and support to ensure sustainability and scalability of solutions and,
  • Coordinate with the M&E Director to provide overall monitoring and evaluation of innovation fund implementation;
  • Supervise disbursement of funds, and provide administrative and financial oversight of funds.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in managing innovation funds, including project operations, innovation processes, monitoring and evaluation, controlling and tracking finances, and managing a team.
  • Experience working on health projects preferred
  • Advanced degree in a health-related field, business or international development preferred
  • Experience implementing USAID programs and demonstrated management experience on a USAID-funded project preferred
  • Knowledge and experience working in South East Asia region preferred
  • English fluency required
Application Instructions: Submit electronic submissions, including a CV, cover letter, and three recent professional references to Application close January 7th, 2017.
Only applications in English will be accepted. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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