Adolescent Program Officer Job Careers – PATH

Organisation: PATH
Project Name:  Sayana Press Project
Funding Source:  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the
Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Tracking Code: 7820
About US:
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative
innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and
children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs,
diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our
entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion
for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation
to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle
their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that
disrupt the cycle of poor health.
About Sayana Press Project:
The Sayana Press Project is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). Sayana Press
(SP) is an innovative subcutaneous contraceptive. The project facilitates the
introduction of Sayana Press through existing delivery channels in four African
countries – Senegal, Burkina Faso, Niger and Uganda. Research on the new
delivery mode of Sayana Press self-injection in Senegal and Uganda is underway.
A new project will launch in January 2017 to generate evidence and guidance
that decision-makers and implementers in Uganda and beyond can use to advance
self-injection programs. This work will provide insights on how to design and
implement self-injection programs that are cost-efficient but still achieve
client proficiency and satisfaction; reach a range of women and adolescents
through multiple channels; and ensure acceptability among health providers
across multiple channels. The principal results of this new project will be
optimal self-injection program components that can advance scalable and
replicable self-injection programs in Uganda and elsewhere.
Job Summary: The Adolescent
Program Officer will primarily ensure adolescent-friendly programming is
integrated in the expansion and scale up of Sayana Press in Uganda and
globally, serve as technical expert on adolescent family planning and ensure
that adolescent-friendly programming is integrated into all Sayana Press
self-injection approaches, work with governmental and non-governmental partners
to identify geographic areas for adolescent-focused interventions, identify
adolescent service providers, and lead the training of these providers.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
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The incumbent will regularly attend team
meetings, provide updates on adolescent approaches for self-injection.
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Actively contribute to other Sayana Press
self-injection approaches and evaluation activities as needed.
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Take lead in the planning and implementation of
self-injection program activities that are aimed at adolescents.
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Offer technical expertise on messaging and
communication strategies for adolescent programming.
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Regularly attend MOH-led adolescent health
technical working group and report back to Sayana Press team.
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Offer support in the coordination of any
monitoring and evaluation activities associated with the adolescent
self-injection services.
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Identify and provide technical oversight to
local sub-grantees that will implement the adolescent self-injection services
in the field.
·        
Serve as technical expert on adolescent family
planning and ensure that adolescent-friendly programming is integrated into all
Sayana Press self-injection approaches.
·        
Work in liaison with governmental and
non-governmental partners to identify geographic areas for adolescent-focused
interventions, identify adolescent service providers, and lead the training of
these providers.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
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The ideal candidate for the PATH International
Adolescent Program Officer job placement should hold a Master’s degree public
health or related field.
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At least five to seven years of professional
experience in related field.
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Previous exposure and experience in adolescent
health care, and ideally in reproductive health and familiarity with
reproductive health products and services. 
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An experienced networker with a proven track
record of interacting with governments, civil society, private sector and donor
agencies.
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Ability to coordinate multi-partner initiatives,
manage sub-agreements, and provide technical assistance to partners: proven
ability to lead from behind.
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Excellent written and oral communication skills.
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Excellent research and policy analysis skills,
ideally related to adolescent and reproductive health.
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Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
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Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
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Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.
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Ability to work with a variety of work styles
and personalities including cross-culturally.
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Demonstrated success working effectively while
under deadlines.
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Ability to work in team environment with minimal
supervision.
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Must have legal authorization to work in Uganda.
How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join PATH
in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online by clicking the
link below.
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