Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Job Code: IPR1427
EGPAF is requesting expressions of interest of potential candidates to fill the role as Senior Technical Advisor on an anticipated USAID-Rwanda health project whose goal is to increase the use of facility and community-based family health services for an integrated package of services related to FP/RH, HIV/AIDS, MNCH, malaria, nutrition, and safe water and hygiene.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Technical Advisor will work in close collaboration with the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), the Chief of Party (COP) and the other key staff and serve as a member of the program management team. S/he will oversee the overall strategy, planning and coordination for quality of integrated family health services which includes MNCH, FP/RH, HIV and AIDS, nutrition, malaria prevention and treatment, water and hygiene and quality integrated processes. S/he will provide strategic technical leadership and expertise to project staff, the MOH, USAID and collaborating partners to build in-country capacity for integrated family health services at the facility and community levels. S/he will build on existing tools and develop or adapt approaches to ensure the efficiency, acceptability and impact of integrated services at the facility, community and patient levels. S/he will ensure that all project activities and services are integrated, synergized and of the highest technical quality and will work with project staff to ensure that best practices for services integration are well documented, evaluated and poised for scale up. S/he will directly supervise a team of technical experts and provide programmatic and technical guidance in order to facilitate an integrated and coordinated strategy and implementation. S/he will play a strong role in the development of innovative, effective, context-appropriate approaches including best practices and will stay abreast of new technical developments in the field of the family health services and will share practices with project staff. S/he will participate in technical meetings with USAID, the Ministry of Health and its relevant institutions, the project team, partners, regional, district and facility health staff, local implementing and community partners and other stakeholders. S/he will play a strong role in the project’s provision of technical support to the Ministry of Health and the relevant health institutions which will include recommendations for policy improvements for delivery of quality facility- and community based family health services. S/he will provide assistance to the COP and DCOP in the project reporting and target setting.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Master’s Degree in Public Health, public administration, development or related discipline. Medical Degree preferred. At least ten years of experience in a senior-level management position in a public health and/or international development project with responsibility implementing or managing complex programs in HIV and AIDS, MNCH, FP/RH, community health in developing countries. Experience integrating a range of health services, especially FP/RH, MNCH and HIV/AIDS both at the facility and community levels. Demonstrated experience in program design, implementation and monitoring of programs. Experience with quality assurance and quality improvement approaches and training. Experience working with PEPFAR-funded health projects and required reporting. Strong technical program management, organizational and interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to lead and manage a sizeable cross-cultural team. Familiarity with all levels of the Rwandan health sector. Excellent written and oral communications skills; fluency in English, professional proficiency in French required, proficiency in Kinyarwanda an advantage. Work experience in East and Central Africa preferred.
To apply, please submit your letter of interest, and updated CV and 3 professional references to Egpafrwanda@pedaids.org with the position title in the subject line.
*Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. All offers are subject to award and USAID approval.