At the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), we believe in the power of communication to save lives, by empowering people to adopt healthy behaviors for themselves, their families and their communities. Good health is critical not only to an individual’s well-being, but also to community and national development, impacting educational and economic success.
CCP is seeking a Service Delivery Technical Advisor to serve in a leadership role on an Adolescent Reproductive Health /Family Health (RH/FP) project. The project will focus on strengthening the government, non-government and private sector system to meet the needs of youth and adolescents.
The position will operate under the leadership of the Chief of Party and will oversee and ensure the technical and methodological soundness of project service delivery activities. In collaboration with project team and partners, the position will support the design and implementation of service delivery strategies based on scientific evidence. The Advisor will collaborate with public and private sector partners to identify gaps in service delivery and develop systems that improve access and quality of services. The position is dependent on the award of a donor funded program.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Ensure technical quality of appropriate project activities and integration of gender-transformative and adolescent-responsive strategies.
Ensure program activities align with the latest approaches, evidence and thinking around adolescent health programming.
Oversee service linkages with the public and private sector.
Work with health care providers, local authorities, community members, adolescents and other key stakeholders to identify clinical, community-based service delivery issues that impede access to care and uptake of services.
Apply approaches to ensure the design and implementation of services is responsive to the needs of adolescents.
Lead the formulation of innovative approaches for scale up of adolescent-responsive FP/RH services.
Develop and/or update evidence-based training materials, standards, job aids, and curricula, supervisory systems needed for implementation of the Project to meet the needs of USAID and the Government of Nepal.
Provide mentoring and capacity building at the individual and organizational level.
Provide technical assistance for conducting site assessments and strengthening referral systems, in-service and/or pre-service education, mentorship and supportive supervision.
Coordinate service delivery, and service quality advocacy, linkages with demand generation, and policy support, across project sites as required.
Actively participate in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional forums representing the project.
Identify and implement appropriate facility- and community-based strategies to address adolescent FP/RH service delivery gaps.
Identify training needs for clinical and community healthcare providers and assist in the design and implementation of measures to address those needs.
Work closely with the Chief of Party on setting project priorities and directions and responding to requests for support from local counterparts.
Support the M&E staff to design, implement a plan to track data/results to inform adjustments in project implementation.
Document successes, lessons learned and challenges in implementation as well as reports of project activities and results for the project and donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports and other reporting requirements as requested.
Work with the M&E team to Author/co-author abstracts, presentations, and articles for journals and conferences.
Maintain excellent relationships with USAID and in-country stakeholders and develop rapid responses.
Provide service delivery technical guidance on the development the project strategic plan, work plan, and project monitoring, in close collaboration with project leadership.
Minimum Qualifications (Required)
Master’s degree (M.A., MHS, MPH) required.
Five (5) years related experience required.
Additional relevant experience and/or training may substitute for some education.
International experience preferred.
Foreign language abilities preferred.
Leadership and management expertise preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Deep understanding and experience in developing and implementing Reproductive Health/Family planning Service strengthening programs required with the ability to apply understanding and experience for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Ten years (preferred) related experience in clinical or community-based service delivery strengthening related to Family Planning, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) or related experience required.
Demonstrated experience strengthening adolescent-responsive FP/RH service delivery at the federal, province or municipal levels in clinics, schools or communities.
Experience in multi-stakeholder facilitation and collaboration, including government and donors, and in particular ability to navigate, collaborate with, and leverage systems within the public, NGO and private sectors.
Experience engaging and/or working with the GON and its partners is essential.
Ability to ensure adherence to applicable donor rules and regulations and local in-country laws. Ability to travel within Nepal.
Experience with the Nepal health system preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, able to communicate and conduct meetings and presentations in both English and Nepali.
MS Word, Excel, MS PowerPoint, other standard software.
Classified Title: Sr. Program Officer Working Title: Technical Advisor, Service Delivery Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range: $70,805 - $97,435; Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a -5:00p/ 37. 5 hrs per wk/ Including occasional evening and wkns hrs Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 98-MD:Non US Department name: 10001159-Ctr for Communication Programs CCP Personnel area: School of Public Health
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