Senior Technical Advisor MCHN US Non-profit Jobs – FHI 360

Organisation: FHI
360
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country
Director
About US:
FHI 360 is a
nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in
lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff
includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic
development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a
unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development
challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries.
Job Summary:  FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Senior
Technical Advisor for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) position for a
USAID-funded project which aims to strengthen the Government of Uganda’s (GOU)
performance in implementing strategies to improve maternal, newborn and child
health and nutrition outcomes, including the implementation of Kampala-based
work to develop effective models to improve services for urban populations,
focusing on under-served/resourced communities. The Senior Technical Advisor
for MNCH, will closely work with and support the line Technical Director and
other program team members to effectively coordinate the project’s Maternal and
Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) activities; substantially contributing to
design and implementation of the Activity’s learning agenda; and managing
development, dissemination and use of knowledge products. The Senior Technical
Advisor for MNCH will be responsible for effective and coordinated
communication, stakeholder engagement in particular liaising with and providing
technical support to relevant Government of Uganda (GoU) sector structures,
technical working groups, and activity planning and implementation across
his/her content areas to ensure efficient and effective use of project
resources to achieve project results. The position is local and will be based
in Kampala, Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Senior
level/strategic technical leadership for implementation of project activities:
·       
Contribute
to the technical direction of the project related to evidence based MNCH
technical assistance and programming.
·       
Closely
work with and assist the line Technical Director to provide strategic
leadership on MNCH policy, programming and practice in ways that are sensitive
and beneficial to the target Government of Uganda (GoU) sector structures and
population.
·       
Build
and manage collaborative relationships with target GoU sector leadership teams,
various TWGs and related committees and stakeholders, including implementing
and development partners.
·       
Provide
ongoing technical support to GoU counterparts, other players in the public and
private sector and project staff to ensure implementation of national MNCH
priorities in alignment with national policies and strategies, including USAID
policy priorities.
·       
Provide
ongoing support to GoU structures to align MNCH policies and guidelines with
international standards and evidence-based, innovative and promising practices;
·       
Design
all technical assistance and capacity development activities to provide
increased access to and use of evidence based MNCH interventions;
Learning, knowledge
management and data analytics:
·       
Substantially
contribute to the learning agenda by liaising with MEL team, project consortium
partners and other MNCH implementing partners to advance the project’s MNCH
learning priorities
·       
Actively
and closely work with other project team members to contribute to the design of
research and evaluations related to MNCH priorities, including
conducting/contributing to relevant literature reviews, landscape analyses, and
data analysis.
·       
Lead
program efforts to design and implement a knowledge management agenda including
the development of documents, briefs, and presentations
·       
Contribute
to and/or lead routine and on-request MNCH data analysis activities that
contribute to program improvement, learning, research and evaluation
activities.
·       
Serve as
a technical/knowledge hub for MNCH, and oversee the project roles in providing
leadership at the national and subnational levels
Development of
project workplans and writing reports:
·       
Contribute
to development of project strategic plans, annual and quarterly work plans
·       
Contribute
to compilation of project ongoing activity, quarterly and annual reports, as
may be needed
·       
Ensure
compliance with USG and FHI 360 regulations and procedures during
implementation of MNCH program activities



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant
must hold a Clinical or public health graduate degree
·       
At least
ten (10) years’ experience working in Uganda and/or internationally in the
field of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.
·       
At least
eight (8) years of research and evaluation experience in Reproductive,
Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.
·       
Demonstrated
successful experience developing scientific and programmatic knowledge
management and dissemination materials.
·       
Proven
senior expertise developing and implementing effective partnerships with
partners, government entities, and donors.
·       
Knowledge
and proven experience in MNCH technical leadership, strategy development, and
staff oversight.
·       
Excellent
written and oral communication skills.
·       
Demonstrated
leadership, management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills, with
proven ability to liaise effectively with and collaborate with diverse
stakeholders, including global, national, sub-national, public and private
partners.
How to Apply:
All candidates should
apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 15th August 2020
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