Family Planning Specialist, Uganda Health Activity
About FHI 360:
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 and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of a Family Planning (FP) Specialist for a USAID-funded project in Uganda.
FHI 360 seeks an FP Specialist to assist the projects focus regions and districts to improve access and use of quality health services at community and health facility levels. The position will be based in Kabale or Moroto, with frequent travel to respective catchment area communities and facilities.
The FP Specialist will work closely with Regional Referral Hospital (RRH), district health and healthcare facility teams, and the rest of the program team to strengthen support systems and services related to delivery of FP services. Under the leadership of the Integrated Health Service Delivery Advisor, the FP Specialist will execute the following responsibilities:
Lead coordination and implementation of program activities related to FP
Provide technical support in building capacity of facility and community service provider teams to effectively delivery FP services
Scale up innovations that increase access to FP/RH services among vulnerable populations
Orient health workers on USAID Family Planning policies and the National FP Costed Implementation Plan priorities,
Provide technical assistance in implementing QA approaches across GoUs health facilities to measure, monitor and improve the quality of FP and RH services.
Provide targeted training and onsite mentorships of FP service providers in health facilities with challenges
Support local implementing partner to integrate of family planning services in HIV clinics.
Share monthly FP performance dashboards to help identify facilities with challenges in provision of family planning services and undertake mitigation measures to address the bottlenecks.
Provide regular updates on cutting edge practices on FP/RH services to the project as well as to GoU and other stakeholders.
Identify successful FP/RH practices in the project that can be showcased in publications, communication materials, and conferences and support their development.
Support coordination and planning of MoH Child Health Days Plus (immunizations, deworming, nutrition assessment, vitamin A), integrate postpartum FP services and information.
Maintain diplomatic and high-quality interactions and clear and consistent communications internally and with partners.
Bachelors degree in a medical discipline required. Masters degree in public health or a related discipline strongly preferred.
At least four (4) years of technical and managerial experience in the health sector in Uganda
Strong technical knowledge on FP and reproductive health service delivery with experience in designing and implementing high-impact interventions.
Deep knowledge of the landscape for FP programming in Uganda, including related key GoU and USAID priorities
Excellent knowledge of Uganda planning and performance management system, district supervision and the countrys FP and RH quality of care plan and roadmap.
Excellent knowledge of Uganda district and community-level structures.
Experience in managing/working with international agencies, USAID funded program
Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO) is preferred.
Proven senior expertise in developing and implementing effective partnerships with partners, government entities, and donors.
Knowledge and proven experience in technical leadership, strategy development, and staff oversight.
Demonstrated leadership, management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills, with proven ability to liaise effectively with and collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including global, regional, national, local, public and private partners.
Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience.
Proven ability to develop relationships and coordinate with government officials, civil society, and non-governmental organizations.
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