• Family Planning Technical Advisor

    Location BJ
    Posted Date 7 months ago(7 months ago)
    Job ID
    Experience (Years)
    International Positions
  • Overview

    Jhpiego/Benin is recruiting a Family Planning (FP) Technical Advisor to provide state-of-the-art practical and operational guides for implementing an Integrated Health Services Program (IHS). The Technical Advisor will serve as an expert to develop and strengthen FP interventions. He / she will be part of a large technical team at Jhpiego/Benin and will work in collaboration with other senior executives. This position will report directly to the Technical Director of the IHS project. The Technical Advisor is responsible for guiding the technical and strategic direction of the FP program. This post is based in Cotonou.


    Specific Tasks and Responsibilities

    The FP Technical Advisor will provide technical and administrative support in the different areas of FP. He / she must be one of the leaders of the FP in the country. He / she must have strong skills in FP and maternal health, program management skills, and the experience of working with professional organizations and organizations. He / She should contribute to the planning and implementation of monitoring-evaluation, site improvement, supervision, demand creation, and training with the collaboration of USAID and Ministry of Health and NGOs.



    • Represents Jhpiego in meetings at the Ministry and at the level of the different partners involved in the FP.
    • Ensures the implementation of FP activities implemented by Jhpiego as part of the technical support provided to the Ministry of Health.
    • Acts as a FP technical resource for Jhpiego/Benin and provides technical assistance in health related areas Ensures high quality implementation of the program in line with IHS guidelines and USAID/Benin strategic directions 
    • Supports the design, adaptation, writing and distribution of training materials or technical tools used for FP activities. Maintains the political and strategic documents of the various areas of FP intervention.
    • Conducts planning and organization of provider training activities and post-training follow-up with local resource persons trained by Jhpiego.
    • Identifies the needs for support, guidance, monitoring and supervision of FP activities in the intervention areas of Jhpiego in Benin.
    • Works closely with the monitoring and evaluation team, regional coordinators and focal points in the government to continuously monitor, report FP activities, analyze local data to identify progress and gap.
    • Ensures that all sites supported by Jhpiego work in accordance with USAID regulatory standards and policies.
    • Reproduces results of FP interventions using the appropriate tools and submits a report including recommendations from meetings held for this purpose.
    • Continuously monitors the availability of human resources trained in the integrated sites as well as FP work and management tools.
    • Contributes to ensuring the clarity of the results of the interventions, the offer of FP services, lessons learned with Jhpiego employees, partners and subcontractors.
    • Coordinates with other technical team members and NGO partners to develop and implement feasible community approaches
    • Provides training for providers (clinical and community level)

    Required Qualifications

    • A degree in public health, a midwife, or a relevant degree; Specialization in FP or reproductive health is preferred
    • At least 8 years of experience working in the FP sector with donors and organizations in West Africa
    • Technical or clinical training in the field of FP
    • Experience working in USAID-funded international FP programs
    • Work experience in Benin
    • Very good knowledge of the computer tool (World, Excel, etc.)
    • Experience in designing / writing, reviewing and / or editing practical technical resources (eg FP guidelines, training resource package, work tools, etc.)
    • Experience in developing and implementing strategic technical approaches, in collaboration with other stakeholders that can represent a wide range of interests and needs
    • The competence to build capacity and collaboration between governmental and non-governmental partners and other project developers
    • Excellent written and oral presentation, leadership, and interpersonal skills
    • Strong change management and decision-making skills focused on results
    • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short delays and intense pressure
    • Experience working with community organizations, government, donors, and international organizations

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Good knowledge of performance / quality improvement methods
    • In-depth understanding of evidence-based interventions for FP
    • Ability to develop working relationships with counterparts in other agencies and organizations
    • Excellent speech, writing, and presentation skills
    • Very good capacity in monitoring, reporting and valorization of results
    • Ability to travel throughout the country and abroad
    • Good command of French and ability to communicate fluently in English.


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