• Sr. Technical Advisor

    Location PK
    Posted Date 3 months ago(9/6/2019 10:32 AM)
    Job ID
    International Positions
  • Overview

    Sr. Technical Advisor needed to provide technical oversight and direction for maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) and family planning (FP) service delivery activities under  USAID- funded Integrated Health Systems Strengthening and Service Delivery Activity (IHSS/SD Activity) in Pakistan. This position will ensure the technical and methodological soundness of activities and, in collaboration with the project team and partners, support the design of service delivery strategies, based on the latest evidence base.  Pakistani nationals are strongly encouraged to apply



    • Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and support for the implementation of program activities in MNCH and FP
    • Ensure technical excellence and quality of MNCH and FP project activities, supporting the integrated delivery of high-impact health services at household and clinic levels, focusing on both the public and private sectors
    • Review evidence-based clinical training materials, performance standards, and supervisory systems needed for program implementation
    • Provide and coordinate assessments, capacity building activities, site strengthening, follow-up and supervision, advocacy, demand creation, policy support and M&E across program sites as required by program activities
    • Use knowledge of best practices in MNCH and FP to build the capacity of the Ministry of Health
    • Ensure project activities are technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of Pakistan, its people and USAID
    • Ensure integration across technical areas and with cross cutting approaches such as gender, equity and rights based approaches to health
    • Work closely with the Chief of Party and other key staff to provide technical insight, contribute to work planning , project reporting and provide oversight of implementation activities
    • Design and develop, with in-country counterparts health services strengthening strategies, with an aim to build the capacity of national and local institutions in delivering high quality MNCH services as well as in establishing human capacity building and training systems that are competency-based and meet the needs of the health care system.
    • Provide effective guidance, mentorship, and oversight to technical team members, short-term consultants and consortium partners on MNCH interventions
    • Oversee recruitment for technical positions reporting to the Technical Director, ensuring staffing meets project needs
    • Actively participate in MNCH Technical Advisory Group Meetings, and represent Jhpiego in professional fora by participating and presenting in pertinent meetings and conferences, as well as technical working groups
    • Work with M&E staff to design and implement a plan to track data/results related to MNCH, and to actively utilize available data for reflection and program decision-making
    • Conduct regular reporting to the Chief of Party, and program and technical staff, on successes, challenges and lessons learned
    • Manage technical contributions of subgrantees, including providing scopes of work
    • Maintain excellent relationships with USAID and in-country stakeholders
    • Ensure timely implementation of all program inputs related to MNCH
    • Ensure availability of resources/facilitate the procurement of equipment and supplies required for project implementation


    Required Qualifications

    • Clinical degree with advanced degree in public health
    • 8+ years MNCH and FP experience in Pakistan
    • Proven record of the skills and experience required to strengthen local capacity in MNCH and FP skills, including teaching, mentoring and coaching
    • Knowledge of best practices in MNCH and FP and ending preventable maternal and child deaths
    • Experience in team building including fostering collaborative partnerships and linkages with stakeholder groups, particularly the MOH
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills
    • Fluent in written and spoken English and Urdu preferred



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