Strategic Learning Manager

Prevent Epidemics, Leadership, Governance and Financing Team

Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL) is a US-based, global public health organization with a mission to prevent 100 million deaths from heart disease and to make the world safer from epidemics. Resolve to Save Lives’ Prevent Epidemics unit works closely with Ministries of Health and national public health institutes in Africa to strengthen epidemic preparedness capacity, accelerate disease detection and response, and to use data effectively to inform action. In addition to direct partnership with governments, we also work with implementing partners including US CDC, the World Health Organization, World Bank, and Global Health Advocacy Incubator to implement programs, prototype new innovations, and ensure sustainability through increased national ownership, including domestic budget allocations. To find out more about our work, visit: https://www.resolvetosavelives.org and https://preventepidemics.org/

Our Leadership, Governance, and Financing (LGF) team amplifies these efforts by concentrating on enhancing program management capabilities across vital public sector institutions. Our evidence-based approach highlights that effective epidemic response is intrinsically tied to cross-sectoral partnerships, national and sub-national coordination, community engagement, and ongoing strengthening of public health systems. To that end, we partner closely with national and sub-national teams in countries like Nigeria, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Uganda through a range of different staffing and partnership models. We empower institutions to embrace strategic management practices, institute consistent quality improvement protocols, and cultivate an environment conducive to epidemic preparedness. One of our primary interventions is to fund and support dedicated in-house preparedness units, known as “Acceleration Teams” and strengthen country health architecture for epidemic preparedness. With a commitment to connect, simplify, and scale proven approaches, we create opportunities for shared learning, support, and collaboration across country teams to elevate their experiences and inform regional and global initiatives such as the Program Management for Epidemic Preparedness (PMEP).

Position Purpose:

The Strategic Learning Manager plays a pivotal role in strengthening and scaling Resolve to Save Lives’ Leadership, Governance and Financing initiatives and telling the story of our work. They leverage action research and quality improvement to enhance our monitoring and evaluation practices, helping us and our partners to refine and amplify our efforts for greater impact. Their work includes facilitating collaborative learning, promoting continuous improvement within country teams. Furthermore, they help document and share actionable insights and lessons between country teams and international partners. Their work is essential to ensuring our strategies remain agile, evidence-based, and people-centered. The Strategic Learning Manager reports to the Principal Advisor, Country Preparedness and Collaboration within the Leadership, Governance and Financing team and works collaboratively with the other members of the team. The typical salary range for this role in the US is $82,000 – $95,000. The exact offer will be determined by a variety of factors such as the candidate’s individual skills and experience relative to the requirements of the role. Outside the US, salaries are set according to national labor rates for the international NGO sector.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

Design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation and learning initiatives

Analysis, knowledge capture and strategic communications

Capacity development and peer exchange between country teams  

 Project management and coordination

Required Qualifications:

Education:

Experience, skills and competencies:

Preferred (not required) qualifications:

Travel: This role may require up to 25% travel.

Duration: 2 years, with the possibility for renewal

Setting: Fully remote with in-country travel; qualified candidates can be based in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Ethiopia, or Nigeria

RTSL accepts and reviews applications on an ongoing basis. We are grateful for your interest in our work and for your application. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications typically received, we can only reply to shortlisted candidates.

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