EHP Project Director 

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Job Title: Project Director for the Environmental Health Project (EHP) 

Job Type: Full Time (25% travel) 

Job Location: Washington, DC (EHP office) 

Job Description: 

Provide vision, direction, and leadership in addressing environmental health issues and implementing interventions in USAID-assisted countries. The Project Director will manage a small core team in the Washington, DC, office and provide oversight of the project’s $10-million-a-year budget. The Project Director will be a strong advocate for strengthening the role of environmental health, especially for the prevention of infectious and diarrheal diseases that impact child survival. 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop and promote a well-articulated vision for the role of environmental health in health programming
  • Work with the Senior Technical Director and senior staff to ensure technically sound approaches based on the rigorous development of interventions for disease prevention
  • Manage both the core staff and consortium subcontractors
  • Oversee the development and implementation of subsequent annual work plans
  • Ensure completion of contract requirements and deliverables

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Experience in the supervision of professionals and experience in managing projects similar in scope and complexity to EHP
  • Partnership experience with the ability to build relationships and coordinate with a variety of groups
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Ten years of experience in international development related to environmental health
  • Advanced degree in a field related to environmental health (such as environmental engineering, medical anthropology, public administration, or medicine)

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with USAID policies and administrative procedures
  • Experience working with or for NGOs/PVOs
  • Fluency in Spanish, French or Arabic

Organizational Descriptions:

EHP II is a five-year program (beginning in June 1999) funded by USAID. The program has been shaped by the evolution over 20 years of the predecessor Water and Sanitation for Health (WASH) projects and EHP I. The EHP provides access to a broad range of capabilities for USAID missions and bureaus wishing to include environmental health preventive components in health or environment programs, while at the same time advancing the state of the art of these components. The principal objective of the EHP is to reduce mortality and morbidity of children caused by diarrhea, malaria, and respiratory infections, by improving environmental conditions or reducing exposure to disease agents. This five-year program places increasing emphasis on working within child health programs, and on working in collaboration with PVOs and NGOs, while continuing the tradition of WASH and EHP of working through multidisciplinary teams with developmentally sound approaches. Additional information about EHP is available at http://www.ehproject.org/.

Camp Dresser & McKee Inc. (CDM) is a global, full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm helping public and private clients improve the environment and infrastructure. Since 1947, we have been providing innovative solutions developed through strong client relationships of mutual trust and respect and a commitment to quality and integrity. CDM International has managed the Water and Sanitation for Health (WASH) and EHP projects since 1981. CDM International also currently manages an Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance IQC contract and the USAID Environment Center’s Environmental Engineering IQC contract. Additional information about CDM is available at http://www.cdm.com/. 

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