The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world. Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.
Abt Associates is seeking a fulltime Technical Program Officer (TPO) to be based in our Rockville office, to work on a new USAID-funded bilateral contract for a large-scale integrated health service delivery program in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This $314 million, seven-year project will transform the way health care is delivered in the DRC – from introducing innovations like using drones to get essential medicines to conflict-affected areas, to using digital data dashboards to improve decisions about how health services are managed, to providing truly integrated service delivery in a gender and conflict sensitive way. DRC-IHP will be implemented in nine provinces, which are grouped into three regions -- Eastern Congo, Kasai, and Katanga – and in partnership with one Congolese and six international organizations. Reporting to the Rockville-based Portfolio Manager, the TPO will work closely with Abt Staff and partners in one or more of the regions, together with a home office team of seven staff. TPOs will have subject matter expertise in one or more aspects of MNCH or integrated service delivery. Depending on the profile of the incumbent, the TPO may also lead on one or more of the technical thematic aspects of the project. Fluency in spoken and written French is essential.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Development, submission and organization of project deliverables
Reputational capital and new business
Preferred Skills / Prerequisites