The USAID’s Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD) Project is seeking a partner institution to support the process documentation and knowledge exchange related to Colombia’s policy and program efforts following its Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS), as well as to evidence dissemination and promote open evidence and data sharing, particularly in shared priority areas within HEARD (i.e. Protecting Children from Violence and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, or MHPSS).

Successful applicants will have a highly sophisticated and specific skill set and organizational capacity expected to include:

  • Demonstrated experience with policy and program case study development addressing a diversity of governmental and non-governmental stakeholder perspectives in Colombia;
  • Up-to-date programmatic expertise in the area of Protecting Children from Violence in Colombia;
  • Ability to recruit, host, and mentor post-doctoral research-to-policy fellows carrying out secondary analyses of VACS data in line with policymaker priorities; and to organize, interpret, and present their findings in verbal and written form for varied audiences; 
  • Experience with knowledge sharing and communication on the priority thematic areas (e.g. Protecting Children from Violence, MHPSS), both within Colombia and in the geographic region/sub-region;
  • Demonstrated managerial, technical, and institutional capacities to achieve the results outlined in this RFA; and
  • Strong institutional financial and management capacities.

Deadline for Questions: November 3, 2021, 5:00 PM (EDT)
Questions by email ONLY to:

Closing date and time for applications: November 11, 2021, 5:00 PM (EST)
Applications must be emailed to:

Contact: Samantha Ski, Senior Implementation Research Scientist, HEARD Project