Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Director, Family Planning Service Delivery for a potential five year USAID-funded Sexual Health and Family Planning program in Uganda. The purpose of the program is to increase availability and access to equitable quality family planning services. It will be USAID/Uganda’s flagship mechanism for providing assistance to Uganda to reach its national family planning goals of reducing unmet need for and increasing use of modern contraception.
The Director, Family Planning Service Delivery will directly assist the Chief of Party in the design, implementation, and monitoring of high impact family planning interventions. S/he is responsible for technical oversight of all family planning service delivery efforts and ensures activities are designed and implemented with high quality and to meet project targets. Additionally, s/he collaborates with the Chief of Party in assuring that all technical activities under the Project are implemented in a timely and effective manner. S/he also participates in the determination of partner scopes of work and the negotiation of performance indicators and targets to assure that expectations and required results are fully understood. The Director, Family Planning Service Delivery is aware of and adheres to MSH’s Procurement Integrity standards and procedures in all project management responsibilities.
Position is contingent upon project award and funding.
1. Provide technical and, as relevant, managerial direction and support to the project team to ensure high quality implementation of services, adherence to and fulfillment of programmatic activities within budgetary guidelines and compliance with project award requirements.
2. Collaborates closely with key government officials in the Ministries of Health, NGOs and with partners, as part of the development of country program strategies to develop mechanisms that assure sustainability in delivery of quality service delivery.
3. Work with program staff in the countries to ensure that adequate systems exist to gather data, and local capacity is developed to prepare and regularly review programs and logistical systems. Also ensures that technical assistance to the districts is timely, targeted, effective, and efficient.
4. Coordinates the activities of all subcontractors and sub grantees in regard of their technical contributions to the project.
5. Maintain strong links with MSH and project technical staff to leverage corporate competencies and incorporate them into the program as appropriate.
6. Contribute to the compilation and dissemination of significant lessons learned, and to any other publishable documents that further the project agenda.
7. Performs other related activities as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Chief of Party.
Qualifications and Experience
1. Master’s degree in public health or other relevant discipline.
2. At least 8 years of progressively increasing responsibility working for a FP/RH services delivery and technical assistance program.
3. Experience testing and adapting service delivery models and approaches required.
4. Experience in clinical and community-based family planning service delivery approaches require.
5. Demonstrated supervisory experience.
6. Experience with integration of gender into health projects and services.
7. Experience designing and implementing successful facility and community-based family planning services.
8. The ability to perform at a senior policy level, demonstrated by previous experience in leading the development and implementation of health advocacy plans and strategies.
9. Demonstrated ability to negotiate and influence policy and programs decisions with senior government and donor officials and to liaise with senior MOH officials, University Professors and dignitaries, executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, and the for-profit business community.
10. Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills in English.
11. Familiarity with USAID or other USG administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems.
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