The Senior Technical Advisor for Family Planning (STA for FP) will provide technical leadership and oversight for an upcoming USAID-funded multi-country family planning (FP) project in francophone West Africa. The project goal is to increase the national percentage of public and private facilities implementing high impact practices (HIPs) for FP in four selected West African countries by: institutionalizing a system for adaptation, and replication of key FP high impact practices; leveraging and engaging domestic resources, donor support, and local communities to build sustainability and scale of selected HIPs; and institutionalizing a sustainable and self-regulating system of service quality assurance and monitoring. The project will work closely with local and national governments to prioritize this in their national plans; leveraging partnerships with regional and international organizations; and building the capacity of nongovernmental and civil society organizations. The project will operate over a five-year period. This position will operate under the leadership of the Chief of Party and Jhpiego’s senior management team, and will be responsible for technical oversight of FP/RH activities to ensure they are high quality and meet project targets. S/he will be responsible for the successful implementation of FP HIPs at integrated learning centers and ensuring replication and scale up by other partners. S/he should be a recognized leader in family planning. S/he should have strong technical skills in FP/RH, strong project management skills, and prior experience working with staff and stakeholders across multiple countries. Additional position responsibilities include planning and implementing assessments, site strengthening, follow up and supervision, advocacy, demand creation, policy support, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation, in close coordination and collaboration with USAID, relevant ministries of health, WAHO, and other international, regional, and local NGOs and CSOs working in FP/RH in the West Africa region.
This position is contingent upon award from USAID. West African nationals, especially native French speakers, are strongly encouraged to apply.