Regional Learning and Action Network Manager for Anglophone Countries, Sayana Press-(DMPA-SC) Non-profit Careers – PATH

Organisation: PATH
Funding Source: Bill and
Melinda Gates Foundation 
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
PATH is an international non-profit 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 Bill and Melinda Gates
DMPA-SC Project:
The Subcutaneous DMPA (DMPA-SC) Access Collaborative is a three-year
project led by PATH in partnership with John Snow, Inc., and funded by the Bill
and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. The
Access Collaborative will work with ministries of health and partners across
sectors in 8 to 12 countries over three years to facilitate DMPA-SC (brand
name: Sayana Press) country introduction and scale-up planning, and provide
technical assistance to ensure implementation of each country’s total market
plan. Initial countries are likely to include Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic
of the Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda,
and Zambia, contingent on local interest. The project will also help mobilize
resources by raising awareness of relevant funding gaps among donors. In
addition, the Access Collaborative will facilitate information exchange and
learning within and beyond the 8 to 12 countries by sharing results and lessons
learned, troubleshooting challenges, and accelerating the adoption of best
practices through two interactive, virtual Learning and Action Networks
(LANs)—one Anglophone and one Francophone.
Job Summary: The Regional
Learning and Action Network (LAN) Manager for Anglophone Countries will be the
lead technical and management resource for the establishment and operation of
the LAN for Anglophone countries and Mozambique. The LAN Manager will be a
member of the existing DMPA-SC Uganda team, with a regional focus.
Key Duties and
Work in liaison with the Access Collaborative’s
global and regional technical teams, develop a strategy and work plan for the
Anglophone LAN.
Establish and implement creative mechanisms for
recruiting country LAN participants and maintaining LAN participation among key
stakeholders and partners in priority countries in the region.
Identify and manage the use of dynamic, virtual
information-sharing and learning platforms, e.g., online meeting platforms,
webinars, Google groups, and social media forums.
Establish mechanisms for routinely engaging with
the LAN participants with relevant, timely, and engaging information by
identifying their information needs and interests and by proactively offering
innovative ways for them to engage in the network.
Work with the LAN participants, the Access
Collaborative’s global and regional technical staff (including a counterpart in
the Francophone region), and the Uganda DMPA-SC team to develop and implement a
program of information-sharing and learning activities. As opportunities for face-to-face
interactions arise (dependent on funding), lead the organization of such
convenings among Anglophone LAN members; develop meeting agendas, identify
speakers/presenters, and lead the group exercises to facilitate cross-country
exchange and engagement.
Work closely with the Access Collaborative’s
global and regional technical teams, including the Uganda DMPA-SC team, to
ensure that new and evolving evidence, information and materials are
proactively and effectively disseminated to LAN participants through a variety
of virtual systems and to document the activities and outputs of the LAN.
Engage regularly with the Access Collaborative’s
Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) technical team to ensure optimal
interface between the global and national level MLE activities and the LANs.
The incumbent will identify country-specific
technical assistance needs that emerge through the LAN and elevate them to the
Uganda DMPA-SC team and the broader Access Collaborative team; collaborate to
identify solutions.

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the PATH International
Regional Learning and Action Network Manager for Anglophone Countries, Sayana
Press-(DMPA-SC) job placement should hold a Master’s degree in public health,
public policy, international development, health management, or other fields
related to information technology or communications; or documented equivalent
experience in related field.
At least two years’ experience in a leadership
role involving learning network or related activities, including country
collaborative, or peer-network learning/exchange functions using virtual tools.
At least five years of experience working in
international development, preferably in the health or family planning field in
multiple countries across eastern/southern Africa; or documented equivalent
experience in related field.
Proven ability to organize and facilitate
virtual/online networks, stakeholder groups, or communities of practice across
multiple countries to achieve specific learning objectives or overall outcomes.
Deep familiarity with and working knowledge of
virtual/online tools and systems to facilitate communication,
information-sharing and exchange; ability to identify technical needs to
support their use.
Skilled at creating structure and developing a
new program of activities within a larger project.
Adept at motivating the engagement of diverse
stakeholders in order to achieve consensus, solve problems, and drive results.
Ability to present information and evidence so
that it can be understood and applied by key partners and audiences.
Takes initiative, self-motivated, resourceful,
dependable, with strong attention to detail.
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to
work collaboratively in a cross-cultural team environment.
Excellent, persuasive verbal and written
English-language skills required; advanced knowledge of and proficiency in the
MS Office Suite.
Support for women’s and adolescent girls’ right
to a full range of contraceptive options is required.
Flexibility to work across different time zones.
The applicant 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.
Deadline: 27th
October 2017

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