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Curriculum Development Consultant - USAID Emergency Programming

7500 Old Georgetown Road, Suit, Bethesda
Bethesda, Maryland, 20814
United States

Do you have experience in responding to local health emergencies that impacted USAID programming? We are currently seeking a technical consultant to support and inform the development of a three-day training for USAID staff on vector-borne diseases. The goal of the training is to strengthen staff capacity to respond to vector-borne disease (VBD) outbreaks within their area of operations and scope of ongoing programs and activities. In order to do this, Project HOPE requires the support of a professional with extensive experience and insight into USAID mission operations to guide the management focused components of the curriculum. 

Essential Duties:
• Participate in a three-day curriculum development workshop to be held at the Project HOPE campus in Millwood, Virginia. 
• Inform curriculum development by providing insight and knowledge on USAID operations that will help frame the management and outbreak response training components. This information will be essential to providing relevant and practical guidance to USAID staff on how to best respond to a VBD outbreak within the scope of their daily operations. 
• Assist in development of a leave-behind handbook for USAID staff to utilize in future outbreak situations.
• Support pilot implementation of the training with USAID staff in Washington, D.C. 

Estimated Activity Timeline:
• February: Participate in pre-workshop planning call or meeting with Project HOPE
• March 2018: Participate in three-day curriculum development workshop at Project HOPE headquarters in Millwood.
• March – May 2018: Support the development and completion of first drafts of the curriculum and supplemental materials. 
• June 2018: Support the revision and finalization process of the curriculum until it is ready for implementation.  
• August 2018: Support implementation of the training pilot with USAID staff in Washington, D.C.

Minimum Requirements:
• 5+ years of experience in an overseas USAID mission, with strong knowledge and understanding of USAID operational and programmatic mechanisms 
• Experience in responding to local health emergencies that impacted USAID programming
• Proven experience in curriculum design and development

Professional Skills: 
• Superb inter-personal and other communications skills
• Self-starter, high energy individual with strong facilitation and problem-solving skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to work under pressure

About Project HOPE

Project HOPE is a global not-for-profit organization that provides solutions to the world’s most pressing health crises through innovative global health and disaster/health crises programs. Project HOPE also publishes, Health Affairs, the nation’s leading journal of health policy thought and research.

Project HOPE’s mission is to enable health care workers to have the greatest positive impact on the health of the people they serve. Founded in 1958, Project HOPE continues to be a leader in global health development and emergency relief programs. An international nonprofit organization, we save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accomplish our mission by improving the knowledge, abilities and tools of the health workforce to deliver high quality health services to communities in need. With programs around the globe, we work at the epicenter of today’s greatest health challenges including infectious and chronic diseases, disasters and health crises, maternal, neonatal and child health and the policies that impact how health care is delivered. 

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