Senior Technical Director

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/1/2024 10:37 AM)
Job ID
2024-5927
Location
MZ-Nampula
Category
International Positions
Employment Status
Contingent Upon Award

Overview

Jhpiego seeks a Senior Technical Director to provide technical leadership and project oversight in the areas of maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH), immunization, and nutrition for an upcoming USAID-funded project in Mozambique. The $50+ million project aims to strengthen the efficient and sustainable provision of evidence-based maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) care through the delivery of technical support that increases the capacity of the health management system. The project will operate over a 5-year period. 

 

The Senior Technical Director will provide overall strategic direction and technical leadership for the quality and provision of clinical and preventive health services to meet the needs of populations in country programs supported by the project, support project staff in the field to strengthen the capacity of host-country counterparts to implement evidence-based and high-impact services and evaluate the quality and outcomes of healthcare. The position will operate under the leadership of the Chief of Party and with Jhpiego’s senior management team and will oversee and ensure the technical and methodological soundness of all project activities. In collaboration with project team and partners, the position will support the design and implementation of service delivery strategies based on scientific evidence.

 

This position is contingent upon award from USAID. Mozambican nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and definition of appropriate project activities
  • Establish and implement a system to ensure technical quality of project activities
  • Develop and/or update evidence-based training materials, standards, job aids, and curricula, supervisory systems needed for implementation of the Project to meet the needs of USAID and the Government of Mozambique
  • Provide mentoring and capacity building at the individual and organizational level in specific areas of expertise
  • Provide technical assistance for conducting site assessments and strengthening referral systems, in-service and/or pre-service education, and supportive supervision
  • Coordinate advocacy, demand generation, and policy support, across project sites as required
  • Lead the formulation of innovative approaches for scale up of targeted MNCH, immunization, and nutrition services
  • Actively participate in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional forums representing Jhpiego
  • Work with health care providers, local authorities, community members and project team members to identify MNCH service delivery issues that impede access to care and uptake of services
  • Identify and implement appropriate facility- and community-based strategies to address MNCH service delivery gaps
  • Identify training needs for clinical and community healthcare providers and assist in the design and implementation of measures to address those needs
  • Work closely with the Chief of Party to set project priorities and directions, and responding to requests for support from local counterparts
  • Work with M&E staff to design, implement a plan to track data/results related to MNCH and immunization to inform adjustments in project implementation
  • Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners, especially the Ministry of Health and other US and international implementing partners, to ensure that all activities conform to the requirements and regulations
  • Document successes, lessons learned and challenges in implementation as well as reports of project activities and results to the project and donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports and other reporting requirements as requested
  • Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for MNCH, immunization, and nutrition
  • Author/co-author abstracts, presentations, and articles for journals and conferences
  • Supervise technical staff
  • Manage technical contributions of subgrantees, including defining scopes of work
  • Maintain excellent relationships with USAID and in-country stakeholders and develop rapid responses
  • Provide technical leadership to the development the project strategic plan, work plan, and project monitoring, in close collaboration with the MOH, USAID, and other stakeholders to ensure timely implementation and compliance to the requirements and regulations of the award

Required Qualifications

  • A Medical Degree (doctor or nursing), and advanced degree in public health
  • At least fifteen (15) years of experience in international health programming, including at least ten (10) years of experience in senior-level clinical/technical positions and experience designing, implementing, teaching, and/or managing integrated MNCHI+N clinical and preventive service delivery, at facility and community level, and public or private sectors
  • Demonstrated experience training clinical and community-based healthcare workers on MNCH
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively engaging health-focused host country counterparts in development settings, training and supporting service providers and supervisors in public and private sector health services
  • Demonstrated credibility as a leader on matters of designing, implementing, and strengthening the integrated health service delivery, training, supervision and quality improvement systems
  • Skilled in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery projects; training; pre-service education; performance and quality improvement; monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated experience with a mix of practical technical skills in MNCH necessary for strengthening MNCH service delivery at the regional, national, clinical and community-level
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Mozambican healthcare system, particularly the public health system, experience living and working in Mozambique preferred
  • Familiarity with USAID’s administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering team work
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English and Portuguese
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel nationally to project sites

 

Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Please apply at www.jhpiego.org/careers

Applicants must submit a single document for upload to include: cover letter, resume, and references.

For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at www.jhpiego.org

Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Jhpiego promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans.

 

EEO is the Law

 

 

RECRUITMENT SCAMS & FRAUD WARNING

 

Jhpiego has become aware of scams involving false job offers. Please be advised:

  • Recruiters will never ask for a fee during any stage of the recruitment process.
  • All active jobs are advertised directly on our careers page.
  • Official Jhpiego emails will always arrive from a @Jhpiego.org email address.

Please report any suspicious communications to Info@jhpiego.org

 

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