Senior Global Health Engagement Liaison

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Updated: July 17, 2018
Job ID: 214055
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Rockville, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Senior Global Health Engagement Liaison to support the Center for Global Health Engagement (CGHE) located in Rockville, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CGHE.

Established by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), the CGHE works to lead, integrate and synchronize the University’s contributions to Department of Defense (DoD) global health engagement and national security objectives by providing a hub for GHE thought leadership and knowledge, strategic communications and outreach, operational support, research, and capability integration of education, training and planning. HJF provides direct scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CGHE.

The Senior Global Health Engagement (GHE) Liaison will work in direct support of the Office of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Readiness Policy and Oversight (DASD(HRP&O)), embedded within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) (ASD(HA)). USU CGHE, along with the support of DASD (HRP&O) and the Joint Staff Surgeon are collaborating to address critical health issues for DoD across the range of military operations. GHEs have assumed greater importance with the recognition that they are key contributors to U.S. national security objectives, directly supporting Force Health Protection and Security Cooperation while also supporting civilian-led global health efforts.


  1. Serve as a liaison officer between CGHE and DASD(HRP&O) to the Joint Staff, other Offices of the Secretary of Defense, Combatant Commands, the Services, the Defense Health Agency (DHA), the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, as well as with other USG departments and agencies that share a responsibility to advance domestic and/or global health security, on matters related to DoD GHE related activities; 
  2. Communicate and collaborate with multiple strategic and operational stakeholders within the DoD and across the U.S. Government (USG) to identify, analyze, and resolve challenges in the planning, implementation, measurement and evaluation of GHE activities, in order to optimize the ability of GHE activities to contribute to readiness, security cooperation and global health security. This analysis may include, but is not limited to failed and endangered states and populations, analysis of non-US health systems and cultures, readiness requirements and other health problems;
  3. Provide the technical guidance necessary to develop potential studies and prepare analyses of complex regional health issues. Assignments involve several phases of health planning may be pursued concurrently or sequentially with the support of the CGHE Director and DASD(HRP&O), and the Senior Advisor for GHE to the ASD(HA), and others within or outside of the organization;
  4. Manage information through classified systems received from other organizations, and recognize sensitive open-source health assessment elements which, when translated and/or combined, may require security classification or quick action;
  5. Supervise, teach and conduct international health systems analyses performed by doctoral and masters-level analysts and others with advanced education and experience; and
  6. Oversee the work efforts of students or other opportune employees to ensure development and deployment activities are coordinated.
  7. Support other CGHE activities as directed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  1. Demonstrated record of facilitating DoD cooperation and collaboration;
  2. Ability to form ad hoc partnerships among agencies with diverse interests to find and achieve common goals;
  3. Interpersonal skills to include the ability to work with senior officials;
  4. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment;
  5. Ability to resolve problems independently;
  6. Ability to exercise sound independent judgment;
  7. Excellent communication (both verbal and written);
  8. Proven commitment to ongoing development of educational and experiential skills required to anticipate and respond to an evolving national security environment; and
  9. Qualified to secure a faculty appointment within USU.

Minimum Experience/Education/Qualifications:

  1. Advanced degree (PhD, DVM, MD) in a related field; and
  2. 4-6 years of DoD GHE and Global Health Security experience.

Security Clearance: US Citizenship required; Must possess or have the ability to obtain an active SECRET security clearance.

Work Environment: Office environment with international travel assigned as required. Occasionally requires work in the early mornings, evenings, and on weekends.  

 HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.