Senior Technical Advisor for Family Planning

  • Full Time
  • Togo
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • 15/04/2023

Senior Technical Advisor for Family Planning

Posted Date 13 hours ago(3/17/2023 2:11 PM)
Job ID2023-5032
CategoryInternational Positions
Employment StatusFull-Time


Jhpiego seeks a Senior Technical Advisor for Family Planning to provide technical leadership and project oversight in the areas of family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) for an upcoming USAID-funded project across several countries in West Africa.   The Senior Technical Advisor is a recognized leader in FP in West and Central Africa, and will provide highly impactful technical assistance at the regional level.  The Advisor will be responsible for the successful implementation of FP high impact practices (HIPs) and ensuring replication and scale up by partners across the project countries. The $40 million project aims to increase access to and uptake of FP/RH services, and will operate over a 5-year period.


The position will operate under the leadership of the Chief of Party and 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, and a deep understanding of the cultural and socio-political contexts. 


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


  • 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, the missions, and the Governments of the project countries 
  • Provide mentoring and capacity building at the individual and organizational level in specific areas of expertise including but not limited to:
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • High impact practices in family planning
  • Gender equality and women’s empowerment
  • Family Planning/Reproductive Health for youth
  • Provide technical assistance for service delivery training, and quality assurance approaches
  • Coordinate advocacy, demand generation, and policy support, across project sites as required 
  • Lead the formulation of innovative approaches for scale up of targeted family planning and sexual and reproductive health services, and work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Scale-up Advisor to roll out the approaches across project countries 
  • Actively participate in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional forums representing Jhpiego and the project
  • Work with health care providers, local authorities, community members and project team members to identify service delivery issues that impede access to care and uptake of services
  • Identify and implement appropriate facility- and community-based strategies to address FP/RH service delivery gaps
  • Work closely with the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party on setting project priorities and directions, and responding to requests for support from local counterparts
  • Work with Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor to design and implement a robust plan to track data/results related to FP/RH to inform adjustments in project implementation
  • Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners, especially the USAID missions, Ministries of Health, and other implementing partners and stakeholders 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 FP/RH
  • 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 stakeholders to ensure timely implementation and compliance to the requirements and regulations of the award

Required Qualifications

  • A Medical Degree (doctor or nursing), and Master of Public Health preferred
  • At least 8years’ experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance in FP/RH, and recognition as a leader in FP. 
  • At least 5years’ experience in implementing and/or providing technical assistance to donor-funded projects equal to or greater than $1M per year and in the design and implementation of reproductive health projects; preferably in West Africa
  • Demonstrated experience training clinical and community-based healthcare workers on FP/RH
  • Demonstrated experience providing capacity building assistance at individual and organizational levels
  • Skilled in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery; training; pre-service education; performance and quality improvement; monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated experience with a mix of practical technical skills in FP/RH necessary for strengthening service delivery at the regional, national, clinical and community-level
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of West and Central African healthcare systems, particularly public health systems
  • 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 French and strong English language skills required
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally 

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