Salary is commensurate with experience and education
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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington. Its mission is to monitor global health conditions and health systems, as well as to evaluate interventions, initiatives, and reforms. IHME carries out a range of projects within different research areas including the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors; Future Health Scenarios; Costs and Cost Effectiveness; Geospatial Analysis; Resource Tracking; and Impact Evaluations. The aim is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base to make decisions that achieve better health.
IHME has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Director to join the IHME Global Services Unit (CSU). The Global Services Unit aims to increase the funding that private sector companies provide to IHME's work, by engaging creatively with those companies and offering a range of options for financial engagement. This position is contingent on project funding availability. The individual will be responsible for developing and managing employees; attracting and retaining clients; determining financial opportunities and risks within each project; and designing all stages of project deliverables and timelines. The role requires specialization in key core competencies, such as burden of disease application, health financing, health care provision improvement, and others, along with the ability to train staff on these competencies. The individual will also be expected to interact successfully with a wide range of stakeholders and to concisely describe complex concepts and materials on the Global Burden of Disease Project, Forecasting, health systems, systems transformation, and public health. Additionally, the individual will be expected to manage employees who are required to travel nationally and internationally on a regular basis, ensuring high performance standards all while meeting key unit objectives and timelines. The individual will provide dynamic executive leadership in developing and managing substantial parts of the CSU business, cultivating clients, bringing in revenues, taking responsibility for project delivery, as well as building and managing more junior staff. This is a one-year renewable contract, where the incumbent may earn a yearly incentive bonus based upon CSU incentive targets being achieved during the plan year.
Management and leadership
Strategically develop new business areas. Responsible for overall creation of revenue opportunities, and marketing and delivering projects within those areas.
Exercise strong independent judgment in executing responsibilities, assessing information at hand, and conferring with other key stakeholders.
Become familiar with substantive areas of IHME research to understand the dimensions and uses of health data in complex multidisciplinary analyses, including, but not limited to health financing, impact evaluations, organizational transformation, disease forecasting, microsimulation and health system strengthening.
Understand client and collaborator needs within the CSU and determine how best to match them against IHME's internal competencies and expertise.
Represent IHME's CSU work to external audiences, including clients, researchers, collaborators, donors, and other interested stakeholders.
Derive key lessons from client projects and feedback about the relevance, comprehensibility, and flexibility of IHME's research products in order to help improve those research products and related analyses over time.
Develop and oversee the implementation of client recruitment strategies by identifying and cultivating global business relationships with key health leaders who could benefit from CSU products and training.
Conduct landscape analyses, lead the writing of proposals, and formulate sustainability strategies for client service work.
Negotiate all aspects of client contracts to include cost, project deliverables, and timelines.
Make presentations to external audiences and seed collaborative efforts with external organizations accordingly.
Help develop, grow, and maintain a repository and resource for previous, current, and upcoming CSU projects and information related to these projects.
Develop and lead CSU training and dissemination activities
Help build IHME CSU project knowledge and leadership networking globally.
Directly lead the largest and most complex projects when necessitated by the complexity of client needs, the contextually specific knowledge required to implement the project, or for the purposes of training others in effective client management.
Lead client meetings to carry out agreed-upon work and produce agreed-upon deliverables.
Assess client data, systems, processes, and management approaches. Compare to known best practices and incorporate IHME data and tools to better equip clients to effect positive health outcomes as appropriate.
Conduct landscape analyses and contribute to the writing of proposals for the CSU area of work.
Lead project work-streams in problem-solving and developing project deliverables, both from IHME headquarters in Seattle as well as client sites in the US and abroad.
Translate complex scientific findings and results into materials that are comprehensible to clients and collaborators. Create presentations of findings, reports, and related deliverables.
Produce supplemental analyses and results based upon scientific findings combined with background research and client/collaborator-driven information that meet specific client and collaborator needs.
Analyze and synthesize information provided by clients and collaborators and integrate that information into project deliverables.
Provide rapid responses on key CSU knowledge questions and inquiries to clients and key stakeholders.
Contribute to leading and managing an evolving and high-achieving team that is consistently improving and delivers on the Client Services Unit's commitments in a timely and efficient manner.
Mentor and ensure professional development of team members. Supervise and guide staff in directing work, setting priorities, and providing timely feedback to individuals as needed. Bear responsibility for their goal-setting, performance evaluation, and corrective action as needed
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Master's degree or higher in business, health, communications, medicine, or related social science and six to eight years experience, or commensurate work experience.
Professional background in economics, medicine, communications, and/or business administration with substantial knowledge and passion for health systems strengthening and at least seven years of experience in project implementation and/or global health work with donors and countries in the health sector.
Senior experience providing fee-based services to blue-chip clients and management of multi-level project teams in a professional service environment.
Success in marketing to top-level management, securing new and repeat client business.
Outstanding intellectual qualifications; ability to understand IHME's complex resources and interact with specialist client professionals.
Professional stature, management, and communication skills commensurate with Director-level role in the Unit.
Fluent in English essential, good command of working Spanish and/or French highly desirable.
High degree of political acumen and cultural competency to work effectively with high-level external partners and collaborators, including researchers, policymakers, and donors.
Strong oral and written communication skills and relationship management skills are critical to communicate with stakeholders at multiple levels.
Excellent interpersonal skills; a cooperative team player, energetic, able to develop productive relationships with IHME colleagues and external collaborators.
Outstanding intellectual capability and knowledge of global health and development issues. Familiarity with population health metrics and health system strengthening.
Experience with proposal development, training and mentoring less experienced staff, and strategic management of resources highly desirable.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
Extensive travel may be required up to 30% of time depending upon projects.
Must have valid passport or ability to obtain passport to travel nationally and internationally.
Work is often also required nights and weekends.
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