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Director, Native Collective Research Effort to Enhance Wellness (N CREW) Program, DESPR and Associate Director for Tribal Affairs - NIDA

  • Location: Amerika Serikat
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking an innovative leader to serve in the dual position as the Director of the trans-NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-Term) Initiative: Native Collective Research Effort to Enhance Wellness (N CREW) Program and as Associate Director for Tribal Affairs. The position is in the Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research (DESPR) for supervision, located in Rockville, MD, and reports directly to the NIDA Director for the Associate Director component.

NIDA's mission is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug misuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination of research results to improve practice and inform policy related to drug misuse and addiction. 

The N CREW Program is NIH’s largest planned investment in Tribal and American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian (AI/AN/NH) community research to date, funded through the HEAL Initiative ($291 million over 7 years, 20 planned Other Transaction Authority (OTA) awards, and use of other mechanisms to attain Program goals). This initiative bolsters research across NIH to improve prevention and treatment for opioid misuse and addiction, and pain management, including understanding and treating pain.  The N Crew Program supports Tribes and Native American Serving Organizations (T/NASOs) to conduct locally prioritized research to address overdose, substance use, and pain, including related factors such as mental health and wellness. N CREW will have a wide-ranging impact, setting a precedent for programs across NIH.
The N CREW Program Director provides scientific leadership, policy interpretation, and direction for the highly complex, trans-NIH, public-facing N CREW Program, including planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of progress and impact.

The incumbent will articulate on behalf of NIDA and participating Institutes/Centers (ICs) the scientific priorities and also engagement strategies and policy application within this sphere. This position requires representation on the federal side by an appropriately senior official who possesses a deep and specific understanding of Tribal sovereignty, relevant policies, memoranda, and AI/AN/NH community preferences, as well as someone who has the credibility and earned trust of the community combined with a deep understanding of NIH policies and processes.

The incumbent will also serve as senior advisor to the NIDA Director as the NIDA Associate Director for Tribal Affairs. The Associate Director provides leadership and direction on all facets of AI/AN/NH drug addiction research to lead and integrate this work across NIDA as well as across NIH, including the NIH OD Tribal Health Research Office (THRO), other federal agencies, AI/AN constituent national and international organizations, AI/AN extramural researchers, T/NASOs, all of which have vested interests and strong voices in engaging with the NIH. The N CREW Director and Associate Director for Tribal Affairs dual position include inextricably intertwined and unique components and constituencies that must be integrated and aligned, increasing the complexity and impact of the position beyond standard single funding program positions in this crucial area for NIDA and NIH. 

HHS has a critical preparedness and response mission: HHS protects the American people from health threats, researches emerging diseases, and mobilizes public health programs with domestic and international partners.  In support of this mission, HHS offers its employees the opportunity to volunteer to become Federal Civilian Detailees and contribute their unique skills through voluntary temporary assignments to humanitarian emergencies or Departmental priorities countering new and emerging health, safety, and security threats.

If selected, you may be subject to a two-year trial period under this appointment.



Submitted on Sabtu, Maret 30, 2024 - 11:10

Scientific Stakeholder Officer - EMCDDA

  • Location: Portugal
  • Area of Work: Monitoring
  • Closing date:

The EMCDDA is one of the European Union’s decentralised agencies. Established in 1993 and based in Lisbon, it is the central source of comprehensive information on drugs and drug addiction in Europe. On 2 July 2024, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) will become the European Union Drugs Agency (EUDA).

The position we are recruiting for is currently situated within the Scientific Coordination Unit, and the selected candidate will report to the Scientific Director and work closely with the scientific coordination team. The job holder will be responsible for supporting the Scientific Director in his work aimed at developing cooperation and technical activities with the scientific community and external stakeholders. This includes the preparation of technical and scientific meetings, events and conferences; preparation and implementation of contracts for scientific activities; contributing to the preparation of technical reports and other technical documents aimed at facilitating cooperation between the agency and scientists, researchers and other external stakeholders; and providing support to the various scientific processes that are required for the team to successfully fulfil its responsibilities. The job holder, with the guidance of the Scientific Director and the support of the other team members, will also be responsible for various organisational and technical tasks related to the Lisbon Addictions Conference, including assisting with the development of the scientific programme. The job holder will also contribute to the implementation of the new mandate of EUDA related to research coordination and advice on research gaps and needs.

Submitted on Sabtu, Maret 30, 2024 - 10:47

Technical Officer (Substance Use Disorders) - WHO

  • Location: Mesir
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:


The objectives of the Programme on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders (MNS) in EMRO are to guide Member States in the development, adaptation and implementation of evidence-informed policies, plans, legislations and interventions aimed at the promotion of mental health and prevention of mental, neurological and substance use disorders, delivery of services based on best practices and standards of care and promoting recovery, and observance of human rights in an inter and multi-sectoral milieu.


The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: Assess the current regional situation of substance use and substance use disorders and develop a strategic approach to assist Member States in prevention and treatment for substance use disorders in line with the regional framework to strengthen public health action on the problem of substance use. Enhance the capacities of Member States to develop and implement-evidence informed policies and legislations and strengthen the health systems response to public health problems related to substance use. Provide technical support and advice to Member States in developing national strategies and action plans on reducing health consequences of substance use, scaling up evidence-based interventions for the prevention of substance use disorders, and provision of quality services to people with substance use disorders across the continuum of care. Plan, develop, implement and monitor building capacity activities at country and regional levels to respond to public health problems attributable to substance use and substance use disorders. Support Member States in the development of surveillance and monitoring systems for substance use. Provide technical support and advice to civil society organizations and other entities, as appropriate, on the issues related to reduction of the public health problems associated with substance use. Foster collaboration and partnerships with other EMRO programmes and initiatives in the area of substance use and public health. Prepare and revise technical documents, briefing notes, meeting reports, information products and content of EMRO website related to work under the incumbent's responsibility, as appropriate.

Submitted on Senin, Maret 25, 2024 - 13:22