USAID is a leader in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programming worldwide. In Nepal, USAID is one of the major donors in FP, along with UNFPA. USAID’s goals for it's FP/RH portfolio are to implement cutting edge programming that is appropriate for the Nepal context, and to take a leadership role in the national dialogue around FP/RH and Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH). The Senior Family Planning and Reproductive Health Advisor (Senior Advisor) will provide leadership for USAID/Nepal’s investments in Family Planning and Reproductive Health, including ARH.
The Senior Family Planning and Reproductive Health Advisor (Senior Advisor) will provide leadership for USAID/Nepal’s investments in Family Planning and Reproductive Health, including ARH. The Senior Advisor will coordinate with other USAID/Nepal Offices, development partners, the Government of Nepal (GON), and civil society to improve FP/RH in Nepal, including substantial USAID programming in ARH. The Senior Advisor will provide leadership in improving appropriate design, management, and evaluation USAID/Nepal’s investments. They will facilitate the improvement of USAID’s portfolio including evidence-informed programming, maximizing impact by coordinating across sectors, and leveraging investments of other development partners and all levels of the GON. They will ensure that investments are culturally and locally relevant, contribute to strengthening local structures on the journey to self-reliance, and build resilient communities. The Senior Advisor will provide expert technical advice to USAID/Nepal in their technical area, as well as to the FP/RH/ARH sector in Nepal. The Senior Advisor is expected to provide leadership within, and to shape, the national dialogue in FP/RH and ARH.
The Senior Advisor will receive technical direction from the HIV and Family Planning Team Lead and the Health Office Director. The Health Office Director will serve as their onsite manager.
Essential Duties and Outcomes:
Improve USAID investments in FP/RH and ARH through expert advice and assistance on the use of data and international evidence, as well as on program and project management.
- Identify target municipalities and/or districts/provinces for future USAID support based on data analysis; research.
- Work with development partners and the GON to map relevant programs and activities across target geographic areas.
- Gather input from development partners and the GON, to identify communities where investments are most likely to result in maximum impact. Consider local capacity, political will, and potential public health impact.
- Provide technical guidance and advice on the development of new procurement mechanisms to ensure maximum impact in target communities. Review relevant USAID projects and activities, and work with Contract/Agreement Officers to identify opportunities and leverage existing agreements.
Improve capacity of USAID/Nepal FP/RH staff to design, manage, monitor, and evaluate FP/RH activities, and to contribute to the FP/RH and ARH sectors in Nepal.
- One or more technical sound activities which respond to the Nepal context, data, and epidemiology awarded.
- USAID FP/RH activities appropriately managed, including monitoring and evaluation, according to USAID regulations on an ongoing basis.
Develop and put into place reporting structures that track implementation and impact of investments on improved family planning and adolescent reproductive health.
- Provide on-the-job mentoring and training for existing USAID FP/RH staff. Increase staff capacity by demonstrating on a daily basis advanced technical, project management, donor and gov’t engagement, and coordination/collaboration skills.
- Before the end of the assignment, develop practical, internal tools for use by existing USAID staff to ensure excellent performance in all aspects of their job duties – for example, checklists, SOPs, etc.
Improved coordination and knowledge sharing among development partners and the GON in support of improved FP/RH and adolescent reproductive health.
- Standardize indicators across projects to track relevant inputs, outcomes, and impact for FP and adolescent reproductive health.
- Work with development partners and GON to standardize data for tracking and reporting efforts to improve FP and adolescent reproductive health.
- Support USAID technical staff in analyzing, translating, and communicating data on implementing activities to improve FP and adolescent reproductive health.
- Provide guidance to implementing partners involved in knowledge management activities.
- Work with development partners and the GON to establish platforms and key objectives for knowledge management for FP and adolescent reproductive health.
- Facilitate engagement and information sharing among technical staff at USAID.
- Minimum 13 years of experience with master's degree in public health or a related area.
- Demonstrated success in managing or supporting FP/RH programming, including adolescent reproductive health programming in developing countries, preferably in Asia.
- Demonstrated success in coordination and collaboration with a variety of development partners.
- Ability to analyze, communicate, and translate data/evidence into program and policy guidance.
- Experience with USAID processes and structures.
- Demonstrated leadership abilities.
- Strong interpersonal skills and excellent oral communication and writing skills.
- Strong teamwork and team-building skills.
- Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and environment.
- US Citizenship or US permanent Residency required.
To apply to this position, please send your CV/resume and separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, to email@example.com. All applications must be submitted by June 28, 2019 by 5:00 pm Eastern time.
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