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Default Policy/Sustainability Specialist

Emerging Markets Group, Ltd., an independent firm associated with Deloitte
Touche Tohmatsu, has a 20 year history of serving donor clients,
international lending agencies and governments in developing countries. Our
mission is to apply business expertise for sustainable development and to
improve people's lives. We were recently awarded a five-year Rural
Reproductive Health/Maternal and Child Health (RH/MCH) project, which builds
on and expands nationally the work of the PRIME II project. This project
will be funded by USAID and focuses on improving quality of and access to
RH/MCH throughout Armenia by addressing four main programmatic areas:
· Improving performance of rural facilities and providers
· Strengthening management and supervision of rural
facilities
· Strengthening RH/MCH policy development and
implementation
· Increasing consumer demand for services.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITES
The position is responsible for providing overall technical direction in
institutionalizing and sustaining the technical and programmatic strategies
undertaken by this five-year USAID project. The Policy/Sustainability
Specialist will create strategies and structures that ensure project
activities are aligned with government primary health care priorities,
correspond to the government health reform agenda, and facilitate
formulation and implementation of Ministry of Health policy objectives. The
project Chief of Party supervises this position.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Serve as a team leader for the technical support unit of the project.
Coordinate technical aspects of the project, particularly related to policy
formulation and implementation.
Collaborate closely with Ministry of Health and marz health department
officials, representatives of the other USAID health projects, and other
national and international agencies.
With MOH and other national stakeholders, jointly develop and implement a
project agenda for priority legal, policy and regulatory reforms necessary
to strengthen rural RH/MCH care.
With marz officials, other project stakeholders and project staff in each
marz, create and monitor the implementation of sustainability plans that
ensure that project activities result in sustained impact on quality of
services.
Organize logistics for and participate in all policy-related technical
working sessions and events.
Contribute to project activity budgets, reports, and workplans.
Regularly travel to the marzes to support sustainability, policy formulation
and implementation activities (travel to marzes approximately 20-25% of the
job).
Perform other duties as assigned by the Country Director or his/her
designate.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
· MD preferred, but could be PhD, or Masters of Law or Business
Administration
· 10 years experience working with government structures in
developing and/or implementing policy reforms, preferably with experience in
primary health care (reproductive health, family medicine, health financing
or optimization).
· Experience working with international organizations and donors in
Armenia.
· Familiarity with international recommendations as they relate to
human resources management, primary health care, reproductive health and/or
family medicine practices.
· Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate programs or
projects.
· Excellent verbal and written communications skills in Armenian,
English and Russian, including the capacity to prepare and deliver formal
presentations on programs and results.

To Apply:
Please submit your CV on http://www.emergingmarketsgroup.com by October 21,
2004. Please reference PS-AR in your application
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