Senior Program Advisor- Adolescent, Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Non-profit Careers – Jhpiego

Organisation: Jhpiego
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Director
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 Project:
Jhpiego is the implementing partner for the East Africa Accelerator Hub
for an exciting project called The Challenge Initiative (TCI) – known as
Tupange Pamoja in East Africa. The project is funded by Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation (BMGF) through The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population
and Reproductive Health, Department of Population, Family & Reproductive
Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This is a
multifaceted program focused on the rapid expansion of urban family planning
programs worldwide but with focus on the largest cities in Asia and Africa. TCI
is an ambitious program that leverages a matching challenge fund mechanism to
provide incentives for the rapid scale up of urban family planning programs
through a framework of accountability measures, demand driven participation of
cities, and technical support via at least four regional accelerator hubs.
We are seeking experienced individuals with excellent organizational
and technical skills, who are team players, dedicated, hardworking, innovative,
highly motivated and able to work in a high-pressure environment requiring
multi-tasking abilities.
Job Summary: The Senior
Program Advisor- Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health will
provide strategic, technical, and programmatic leadership for the Tupange
Pamoja East Hub in the area of AYSRH as well as represents TCI’s AYSRH
portfolio externally. The position holder will be based in either Nairobi,
Kampala or Dar es salaam.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support the implementation of TCI’s AYSRH
    strategic plan in East Africa, identify new and emerging needs and develop
    and maintain technical partnerships in the region.
  • Provide in-country strategic, technical
    and programmatic leadership and support to build the capacity of TCI
    in-country teams (as well as program partners and government partners) to
    strategically and effectively deliver results on a diverse range of AYSRH
    programs, including access to modern contraception.
  • Develop and roll-out tools, resources, and
    trainings to improve youth-focused program implementation, as identified
    and needed.
  • Provide programmatic reporting and
    technical representation for TCI’s AYSRH program.
  • Contribute to the identification, development
    and monitoring of strategic youth-related priorities and opportunities in
    consultation with the Tupange Pamoja East African Hub team.
  • Prepare and write technical and
    programmatic reports & briefs, and contribute to publications, as
    needed.
  • Organize regional and inter-country
    training activities related to AYSRH for capacity development.
  • Ensure technical and program knowledge is
    updated, generated, collected and disseminated for effective technical
    support, capacity building in the regions and national level and
    high-level policy dialogue, including codifying this knowledge in the FP
    toolkit.
  • Contribute to, and facilitate
    cross-country and cross-project learning; technical documentation of
    learning from projects.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Jhpiego Senior
    Program Advisor- Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health job
    placement should hold an advanced degree in public health or related field
    10 years of professional experience working with national/regional
    programs and/or public health projects in the area of AYSRH
  • Demonstrated
    technical understanding of national and regional AYSRH issues
  • Experience
    in developing and implementing outreach, demand creation, and/or social
    and behavior change communication for adolescents and youth
  • Strong track record of technical
    leadership, and proven ability to produce demonstrable results Excellent
    facilitation, writing, diplomatic and interpersonal skills with an ability
    to be a strong presence in work plan meetings, data workshops, donor and
    stakeholder meetings
  • Previous experience working in the East
    Africa Region is an advantage
  • Field oriented and experience in
    programming; including evidence of innovative approaches Ability to work
    in highly sensitive areas is essential and willingness to travel for up to
    30 percent of the year
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications and updated CVs with three referees to the following email
address: HR.Kenya@jhpiego.org and please indicate how your education and
experience qualifies you for the position
Deadline: 31st
December 2017
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