International USAID RHITES Jobs – Sr. Reproductive Health and Family Planning Advisor at Jhpiego

Organisation: Jhpiego
Project Name: Regional Health Integration to Enhance
Services in East Central Uganda (USAID RHITES EC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job ID: 2015-2374
About US:
Jhpiego is an international, non-profit
health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years
in East and Southern Africa, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by
designing and implementing effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions that
strengthen the delivery of health care services, following the
household-to-hospital continuum of care. Jhpiego partners with organizations to
build sustainable, local capacity through advocacy, policy development, human
resources for health and quality and performance improvement approaches.
About USAID RHITES Project:
Jhpiego implements the Regional Health
Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda (USAID RHITES EC) whose
aim is to increase the availability, accessibility and quality of integrated
health services including HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment; maternal,
neonatal and child health services; family planning; nutrition assessment,
counseling support; malaria prevention and treatment and other primary care
services.
Job Summary:  The Sr Reproductive Health and Family Planning
Advisor will provide programmatic and technical leadership in the design,
implementation and evaluation of reproductive health and family planning
interventions as integral components of the Regional Health Integration to
Enhance Services in East Central Uganda (USAID RHITES EC). The Sr.  Advisor will also work with RHITES EC and
USAID colleagues to develop strategies aimed at the integration of reproductive
health and family planning services as vital components of the continuum of
maternal, newborn, and child health care including malaria-infected mothers and
newborns.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        
The incumbent
will conceptualize, direct and lead the development, implementation and
evaluation of models, programs and tools to identify effective, feasible and
sustainable approaches to integrate family planning into maternal , neonatal
and child health programs, including approaches to develop the capacity of
health workers at the facility and community levels
·        
Offer
technical support in programming of Family Planning interventions with a focus
on post partum and post abortion periods and use of long-acting and permanent
methods
·        
Actively
promote better understanding of return to fertility, discuss reproductive
intentions for healthy spacing or limiting of future pregnancies, facilitate
increased use of exclusive breastfeeding, LAM, LAM-transition to other modern
FP methods, and family planning for two years after a live birth to improve one
year FP discontinuation rates
·        
Proactively
seek opportunities to integrate family planning into USAID field-supported
maternal and newborn care programs and Associate Awards, link family planning
with immunization and nutrition programs, and develop tools to strengthen
referrals to facilities for long-acting and permanent methods of family
planning
·        
Sharing
knowledge of best practices in FP/RH with RHITES EC partners working in
maternal, newborn, child health and HIV programs at global, regional and
country levels
·        
Provide
programmatic and technical leadership in the design, analysis, and synthesis of
FP interventions at regional and country levels
·        
The incumbent
will also represent RHITES EC in professional venues through meetings,
conferences, and presentations
·        
Ensure
that all new FP-MNCH integration programs are designed to include relevant and
practical monitoring and evaluation systems that reflect appropriate FP-MNCH
indicators and generate useable data for decision-making and program
improvement
·        
Work
closely with the Chief of Party to promote and maintain communications and
relationships with colleagues and partners globally and in countries
·        
Actively
contribute to overall strategy, implementation and evaluation of RHITES EC
activities with a focus on FP
·        
Render
support in the development of work plans, annual reports, and technical papers
and manages these processes to ensure that programs and strategies are
appropriately designed to include FP and effectively implemented
·        
Monitor
the evidence on and state-of-the-art approaches in FP-MNCH integration,
postpartum family planning and post abortion family planning programming and
disseminate findings to USAID and the relevant FP-MNCH communities of practice
·        
Promote
communication and sharing of resources and best practices among colleagues and
partners
·        
Ensure
development and use of appropriate FP program and technical materials
throughout RHITES EC activities
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The ideal
candidate for the USAID Project career opportunity should hold an Advanced
degree in public health or related field
·        
A minimum
of seven years’ experience designing, implementing and managing family planning
and reproductive health programs
·        
Physician
or midwife with 7+ years’ clinical FP/RH planning experience preferred
·        
Broad
knowledge and understanding of family planning, reproductive health and
maternal and child health issues
·        
Demonstrated
expertise in research-to-practice including ability to identify and implement
best practices adapted to the realities of varied field settings
·        
Excellent
communication and writing skills including ability to develop reports and
presentations
·        
Excellent
organizational, management and problem-solving skills, effective leadership
ability, cultural sensitivity, flexibility in stressful situations, and the
ability to respond rapidly to the diverse needs of the program
·        
Ability
to travel internationally up to 25%
·        
Fluent
English language skills
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates are encouraged to apply online by uploading an updated resume, cover
letter and three professional references at the web link below.

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