Senior Humanitarian Health Advisor (USAID/BHA)

Zemitek LLC

About the organization

ZemiTek, LLC is a Woman-Owned, SBA-certified 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) based in the Washington, DC metro area. We have a strong record delivering innovative and high-quality solutions. Since 2007, ZemiTek has provided technical assistance, project management, information technology (IT), knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation, training and learning development, and institutional support services.


● Provide expert technical support for humanitarian health interventions for disaster response to USAID/BHA staff based in the United States and country offices in line with Humanitarian Principles.
● Facilitate and coordinate USG emergency technical response activities with USAID/Global Health and other Bureaus, and the interagency, including HHS/ASPR, OGA, and CDC.
● Actively represent USAID/BHA in humanitarian health discussions and activities, serve as a USG humanitarian health sector resource person, and provide expert technical and organizational leadership in sectoral activity as part of the USAID/BHA Health Team for emergency health interventions.
● Lead technical and strategic thinking for health activities, interventions, and recommendation discussions. Develop sector strategies, guidance, and recommendations (in coordination with other sectors when required) for response and disaster risk reduction; and provide technical support for BHA field offices, other offices within USAID, and to the Health Team’s home office of Technical Program Quality (TPQ). Exercise independent judgment and decision-making related to public health activities in headquarters and in the field.


● Minimum Education and Experience: Bachelors degree and eight (8+) Years, Masters and six (6+), Doctorates and four (4+), or High school diploma and twleve (12+) relevant work experience
● Preferred Education and Experience: Master’s degree plus seven (7) years of experience working in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance with three (3) years of relevant experience obtained overseas.
● Recent experience working in a technical capacity for an international nongovernmental organization, public international organization, or USG agency working in humanitarian relief and/or response in health.
● Fluency in critical concepts of emergency/ humanitarian health interventions in humanitarian contexts and ability to develop and guide programming to reflect those standards.
● Understanding of key health issues related to displaced populations, refugees and other vulnerable populations and ability to represent the humanitarian perspective.
● Demonstrated ability to interpret strategy; to analyze, develop and present work results; and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs.
● Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Government issued Secret clearance for the duration of your employment.


Full salary range for this position is: $140,000-$165,000 a year with the starting salary determined based on candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, and education, in addition to budget availability.

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