Corus International
  • International Programs and Operations
  • Washington, DC - Baltimore, MD
  • Regular Full -Time
  • NorthAmerica

Corus offers competitive salaries, discretionary bonuses, 100% employer paid Vision insurance, lots of paid leave, generous retirement program, flexible work schedules and so much more!

Corus International is the parent of a family of world-class organizations and a global leader in international development, with 150 years of combined experience across our companies. We are an inclusive organization who believes diversity and differences only make us stronger.

Corus International is seeking a Senior Technical Advisor, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health to join the International Programs and Operations team. This position may be based in our Washington, DC or Baltimore, MD office in a hybrid remote work arrangement. Or, fully remote outside the DMV area.

The Senior Technical Advisor reports to the Associate Vice President, International Programs and Operations and provides senior-level technical assistance and program implementation and management support to global and bilateral programs in the areas of maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH); family planning (FP); reproductive health (RH); and integrated health services. The Senior Technical Advisor works directly with Country Directors, Project Directors, and Senior Regional Directors, as well as local partners and stakeholders, such as the Ministry of Health and project implementing partners, to manage and support cutting-edge interventions among the communities in the projects' target populations.

This role also serves in a programmatic backstopping support capacity to the USAID-funded Momentum Integrated Health Resilience (MIHR) project and contributes to backstopping several projects focusing on MNCH. International short-term technical assistance travel and occasional temporary duty deployments of one-three months or longer may be required. The percentage of time spent on MIHR may vary from 30-60% of the Senior Technical Advisor's time. The position will report to the Associate Vice President for International Programs, with strong coordination with the technical health team led by the Associate Vice President for Global Health.

Key Result Areas:
The success of this role is measured by the following KRAs:

  1. Impact: Increase impact of Momentum and other Corus International programs/projects through timely, targeted, relevant technical assistance on project implementation that incorporates measures to increase sustainability.
  2. People, learning, and culture: Increase capacity of Corus International and partner staff to implement integrated, innovative, and evidence based MNCH services and approaches and contribute to the global body of evidence on how best to achieve desired results.
  3. Resource mobilization and financial sustainability: Contribute to increasing funding to allow for multi-year, impactful programming through improving quality and quantity of existing project implementation and contributing technical inputs to future project design; increase effectiveness of current programs/projects.
  4. Organizational effectiveness: Contribute to knowledge exchange activities across programs and projects through documentation of impact of program/project assistance and capacity building.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Serve in an acting capacity on behalf of country Chiefs of Party or technical directors as may be needed to cover temporary vacancies.
  • Coordinate and provide technical assistance to country teams to support Corus International's implementation of key projects for sustained performance improvements that meet international, national, and project standards of quality.
  • Provide management and technical assistance to implement integrated, innovative, and evidence based MNCH packages and capacity strengthening strategies, including adaptation and scale up of best practices; design and implementation of technical interventions to improve access to quality MNCH services.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to Corus International project managers on strategic project implementation related to MNCH services.
  • Participate, as a key member of the team, in project planning, monitoring and measurement of MNCH programs and capacity strengthening approaches against benchmarks; use routine data to ensure synergy and responsiveness of MNCH activities; and support the organization's learning agenda.
  • Contribute to knowledge products, such as reports, project briefs, curricula, and other learning materials, and support further documentation and dissemination of lessons learned and impact.
  • Respond to and manage short- and medium-term technical assistance for programmatic technical capacity strengthening activities.
  • Maintain strong and productive collaborative relationships with key counterparts.
  • Provide technical leadership and support to new business and organizational technical learning efforts as requested.


  • Master's degree in public health or a related field.


  • Ten years of progressively responsible and relevant experience which must include three years working in community-based MNCH projects or implementing relevant health-based community development programs.
  • Clinical experience preferred.
  • Must be bilingual English/French in both oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience must include significant program management and leadership experience as well as experience providing technical assistance for implementation of high impact practices to support MNCH, FP, and RH programs in LMICs, with specific experience in conflict, post- conflict, and fragile settings.
  • USAID-funded project management experience required.
  • Proven technical knowledge in the areas of MNCH, FP, and RH, including familiarity with MNCH project indicators, quantitative and qualitative data to monitor overall project performance.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in providing capacity strengthening assistance at individual and organizational levels with deep knowledge of emerging issues in relation to capacity strengthening in the global health context.
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with donors, host-country counterparts, and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, analytical skills, interpersonal, team management, leadership, and decision-making skills-including the ability to communicate across cultures effectively and respectfully.
  • Ability to work with a high level of independence, using own initiative and delivering high quality products on time.
  • Experience working with multiple donors, including USAID, FCDO, and others, with specific familiarity with donor administrative, management, and reporting procedures and systems.
  • Ability to travel internationally on technical assistance or deployments that may be short- or medium- term (up to three months).
  • Must have U.S. Work Authorization.

Other Duties:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities for the position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. All positions are required to perform any additional tasks assigned by the supervisor. Global positions that are bound by contracts will not be changed without notice and approval.
Working Conditions, Travel and Environment

  • The duties of the job require at least 40 hours of work/week. The employee must be available to work outside normal office hours or on weekends as required. Corus International has a hybrid work policy, allowing 50 percent of work to be done remotely.
  • This position must be able to travel as required for standard domestic and international business purposes, for up to three months at a time. While performing the duties of this job in different locations, the employee may be exposed to precarious settings under high security risks and/or very basic living conditions and outside weather conditions, as well as to infectious diseases.

Corus International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, protected veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.

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