2 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Project Officer Jobs at EngenderHealth

Project Name: Gates
Implant Initiatives Project – Increasing Access And Use Of Quality Family
Planning, Including Implant Services
Funding Source: Bill
& Melinda Gates Foundation
Duty Station:  Masaka, Hoima, Uganda
About EngenderHealth:
EngenderHealth is a leading
global women’s health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy
is planned, every mother is healthy, and every child has the best chance of
survival. Working from more than 20 country offices in Africa and Asia, and our
New York and DC US headquarters, we partner with governments, and civil society
organizations to make high-quality maternal, neonatal and child health services
available in disadvantaged and poor communities.
About Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Project:
The Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation awarded EngenderHealth a grant to expand access to family planning,
including the under-utilized contraceptive implants and IUDs in Tanzania,
Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over a period of two years from
October 2013 – September 2015. The project results are; Capacity of providers
to offer quality family planning (FP) services increased, with focus on
implants and IUD, quality of FP services improved, with a focus on implants and
IUD and access to FP increased, with focus on implants and IUD
Job Summary: The Project
Officer has the primary responsibility of planning, organizing, implementing
and monitoring project activities at the district level and specifically at the
selected project assisted health facilities. He/she will ensure acceleration
and completion of the project work plan at district level. The job requires a
well-motivated and self-driven person who is able to work with minimum
supervision. He/she will work closely with District Health Office, Regional
Referral Hospital, lower level health staff, Village Health Teams; Youths and
the community. The project officer will ensure observation of client’s rights
and choice, quality FP services and commodity security.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assists
    the Field Project Coordinator to accelerate implementation of project
    activities at district level including capacity building of health workers
    in family planning; strengthening health facilities to provide quality
    family planning services and increasing access of family planning services
    support to the under-used implant and IUD services
  • Actively
    participates in onsite training and mentoring and coaching on FP clinical
    skills, service delivery approaches, community participation and mobilization,
    and contraceptive supply security
  • Works
    in liaison with health facility to plan, organize and implement special FP
    days and outreaches on a monthly basis
  • Performs
    regular support supervision to the selected project sites and works
    closely with facility staff to implement project activities
  • Offers
    technical support during support supervision and follow up visits while
    ensuring sustainable strategies
  • Supports
    mobilization, training  and
    engagement of  youths in family
    planning activities
  • Provides
    support to ensure continuous availability of FP Commodities at all
  • Offers
    technical support to VHT training, follow-up and their  client mobilization for FP Special days
    and outreaches
  • Writes
    and submits activity and quarterly summary reports
  • Actively
    coordinates data collection and analysis on family planning with M&E
    Program Associate
  • Participates
    in documenting lessons learned and success stories
  • Represents
    the project at a district level to country partners to further the aims of
    the project
  • Participates
    in other activities assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in health related field or
    related advanced degree relevant to the field of family planning and
    reproductive health (FP/RH).
  • At
    least five years programmatic and technical experience in FP/RH and/or
    public health
  • Three
    or more years’ experience in providing family planning services and
    specifically Implants and IUD preferred.
  • Past
    exposure and experience in youth programming is an advantage.
  • Past
    experience and skills in conducting onsite technical support supervision;
    follow up and providing supportive feedback on performance
  • Good
    working knowledge and experience in quality improvement strategies,
    willingness to learn EngenderHealth’ s COPE too
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills, capable of coordinating teamwork and high-performing
  • Excellent
    English and oral communication skills and computer skills
  • Demonstrated
    working relationships with district officials from the public, private
    commercial, and/or NGO sectors
  • Possess
    the ability to travel up to 50% within the district
How to Apply: 
All candidates who are suitably
qualified are encouraged to Apply at Engenderhealth e-recruitment website
Deadline: 23rd November, 2014.

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