Technical Officer Job Careers – FHI 360

Job Title:    Technical Officer
Organisation:
FHI 360
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
FHI 360 is a leading
global development organization dedicated to improving lives around the world.
Our professional staff includes experts in education, health, nutrition,
economic development, civil society and environment as well as cross-cutting
experts in gender issues, research, applied science, behavior change and
Technology giving us the unique mix of capabilities to address today’s diverse
and interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with
4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world.

About the project:
We are currently
seeking qualified candidates for the position of PROMISE Technical Officer for
the PROMISE (Preparing for Ring Opportunities through Market Introduction Support
and Knowledge Exchange) Project. PROMISE is an 18-month collaboration, funded
by USAID, in partnership with PEPFAR, through the Office of Population and
Reproductive Health’s Envision FP award, led by FHI 360. This activity will
focus on providing early product introduction support for the International
Partnership for Microbicides (IPM)-developed dapivirine vaginal ring (DVR) with
the express goal of shaping the market and establishing a service delivery
platform for future multipurpose prevention technology (MPT) vaginal rings
(VRs).

Job Summary:  The PROMISE Technical Officer will serve as
the project’s technical lead actor responsible for developing and implementing
PROMISE workplans in-country, including all administrative, technical,
programmatic, and reporting responsibilities related to the PROMISE project in
country. He/she will be supervised by the project manager with additional
oversight by the HQ PROMISE Deputy Project Director. The technical officer will
work closely with the PROMISE project manager and PROMISE team to develop and
test project resources, products, and tools, liaise with relevant working
groups and partners in-country.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Planning, implementing, and reporting on
project activities;
·       Supporting the project manager to coordinate
PROMISE activities, including mapping of key stakeholders, resource
development, and other analyses;
·       Supporting development of country-specific
DVR implementation and training materials, demand creation strategies, and information
education communication (IEC) materials (including piloting of tools);
·       Developing draft DVR rollout implementation
plans and strategies in coordination with Ministry of Health;
·       Participating in relevant HIV and family
planning TWG and sub-committees, and provide support needed to advance DVR
rollout as determined by the MOH/TWG (eg. support national policy and
implementation plan development, serving as secretariat if/as desired by the
ministry, etc);
·       Disseminating DVR learning resources to
facilitate decision-making by national bodies and implementing partners;
·       Identifying challenges, gaps, barriers to DVR
rollout in-country and communicating back to the PROMISE team;
·       Providing regular progress reports by phone
and email to the PROMISE team;
·       Along with the project manager, serving as
the on-the-ground point-of-contact for all of PROMISE technical support work in
country;
·       Providing regular updates to the USAID
mission on PROMISE activities;
·       Participating in webinars and face-to-face
meetings with the Ring Collaborative (which brings together expertise from five
PROMISE-supported countries) – aiding in the co-creation of policy language,
implementation plans, discussion of training needs, and service delivery
mechanisms;
·       Developing work plans to deliver deliverables
and carry out engagement activities in a timely manner;
·       Supporting preparation of donor reports;
·       Working with project manager and project
partners to ensure a shared vision for project activities and outcomes
in-country, address implementation challenges, and encourage the sharing of
best practices and successes;




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The technical officer must hold an advanced
degree (minimum a Master’s degree) in public health or a relevant field from a
college or university;
·       At least four years of relevant project
management experience providing leadership to major donor funded public health
projects, preferably with activities or components relating to family planning,
youth-friendly services, and HIV prevention in resource-constrained settings;
·       Technical and/or project management
experience in public health sector in Uganda;
·       Strong communication and facilitation
abilities, including communication with both technical and non-technical
audience;
·       Demonstrated ability to work effectively with
USAID and international donors, government counterparts, and project
stakeholders;
·       Demonstrated diplomatic, management and
interpersonal communication skills;
·       Demonstrated written, presentation,
communication and organizational skills in English;
·       Fluency in written and spoken English
required; proficiency in local language preferred

How to Apply:
All interested job
applicants should apply online at the link below.


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