Scale-up Program Officer NGO Jobs – 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: 7823
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 Scale-Up
Program Officer will support the coordination of the expansion and scale up of
Sayana Press in Uganda, working closely with the Project Manager. The Scale-Up
Program Officer  will manage the task
force on an ongoing basis, with support from the Program Assistant, including
tracking membership and on-boarding new members, preparing meeting agendas and
minutes, tracking follow-up, and preparing regular scale-up progress reports
for the MOH, donors, and task force, lead collaborative development of an
integrated Sayana Press scale-up plan and work with the Project Manager to
secure buy-in and support for the plan across partners, support the Project
Manager and the Uganda Ministry of Health to convene a task force of relevant
partners and agencies involved in Sayana Press introduction and scale-up.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
Assist the Project Manager and the Uganda
Ministry of Health to convene a task force of relevant partners and agencies
involved in Sayana Press introduction and scale-up.
·        
Lead collaborative development of an integrated
Sayana Press scale-up plan and work with the Project Manager to secure buy-in
and support for the plan across partners.
·        
Manage the task force on an ongoing basis, with
support from the Program Assistant, including tracking membership and
on-boarding new members, preparing meeting agendas and minutes, tracking
follow-up, and preparing regular scale-up progress reports for the MOH, donors,
and task force.
·        
Regularly monitor high-level implementation of
the scale-up plan across institutions and track progress toward key milestones
set forth by the task force.
·        
Work closely with task force members and the
PATH team to identify and address technical challenges during scale-up,
including facilitating technical support for key activities (e.g., training,
monitoring)
·        
Support the Project Manager to track integration
of Sayana Press into national systems, including product procurement,
distribution, and health monitoring and information systems, as well as
relevant policies.
·        
Work in liaison with the PATH team to identify
opportunities to integrate new self-injection project results in scale-up
planning and implementation.
·        
Actively participate in overall project and team
planning activities, working closely with the Project Manager and Deputy Project
Manager to coordinate relationship-building with governmental and
non-governmental partners.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for the PATH International
Scale-up Program Officer career opportunity should have at least five to seven
years of professional experience in related field.
·        
Previous exposure and experience in reproductive
health and familiarity with reproductive health and family planning products
and services. 
·        
An experienced networker with a proven track
record of interacting with governments, civil society, private sector and donor
agencies.
·        
Demonstrated ability to coordinate and advance
multi-partner initiatives: proven ability to lead from behind.
·        
Previous experience convening multiple
stakeholders across institutions to develop work plans and monitor
implementation toward a common goal.
·        
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
·        
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
rigorous attention to detail.
·        
Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in Microsoft
Office Suite.
·        
Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities;
demonstrated ability to move forward in ambiguous situations.
·        
Ability to work with a variety of work styles
and personalities including cross-culturally
·        
Demonstrated success working effectively while
under deadlines.
·        
Ability to work in team environment with minimal
supervision.
·        
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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