United States of America: Knowledge Management and Research Application Team Leader, Breakthrough-RESEARCH

Organization: CAMRIS International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 02 Mar 2017

CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.

CAMRIS clients include U.S. government agencies and multilateral and private organizations. Our core practice areas include public health, agriculture and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, and medical research.

CAMRIS International is seeking a Knowledge Management and Research Application Team Leader for the anticipated Breakthrough-RESEARCH contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Note: This position is contingent on contract award.

Background and Purpose

The purpose of the Breakthrough-RESEARCH project is to increase the practice of priority health behaviors and enabling social norms, including gender norms, for improved health and development outcomes, with an emphasis on FP/RH, HIV/AIDS, MNCH, and malaria. This purpose will be achieved through the integration of proven SBC interventions in health and development programs worldwide. Breakthrough-RESEARCH will closely coordinate with its sister project, Breakthrough-ACTION, to achieve this shared purpose. Specifically: Breakthrough-RESEARCH will work to disseminate and advance research around SBC technical areas and interventions in which existing evidence is considered insufficient, while Breakthrough-ACTION will work to increase coverage of, and innovate based on, investments in SBC programming that already have significant evidence.

The Knowledge Management and Research Application Team Leader will focus directly on increasing use of proven SBC interventions in health and development programs. S/he will be responsible for developing systems to aggregate, synthesize and share SBC evidence from a broad range of implementers, to monitor and evaluate dissemination efforts, and to solicit and use feedback from end users.

  • A master’s degree in public health, communication, or a related field.
  • At least seven years’ experience in a knowledge management role related to development programming, preferably in a research to practice context.
  • At least five years’ experience interpreting research for programmatic audiences and sharing this information via a range of media, including social media.
  • Demonstrated expertise and technical leadership in at least one of the project’s priority health areas (FP/RH, HIV/AIDS, MCH, malaria), gender, or youth.
  • Experience developing communication plans and strategies.
  • Experience managing and supporting communities of practice.


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