Family Planning and Reproductive Health (FP/RH) Team Lead will be responsible for providing overall strategic direction and technical leadership the FP/RH technical focus area. She/he will work collaboratively with USAID technical teams and relevant global, regional, and country actors to advance and inform policy dialogue and facilitate the uptake of state of the art technical approaches within country programs. Required attributes of technical team leaders are as follows:
- Lead all technical assistance and capacity development activities to provide increased access to and use of evidence based FP/RH interventions;
- Increase the effectiveness of country institutions and systems to sustainably plan and manage FP/RH services;
- Strengthen engagement with civil society, local institutions, community-based and faith-based organizations to narrow FP/RH equity gaps, improve quality of care, and hold health systems accountable;
- Provide strategic direction, guidance, planning and management oversight for FP/RH activities;
- Build collaborative relationships with donors, host-country governments, and local and international health and development implementers;
- Build capacity of country governing bodies to align FP/RH policies and guidelines with international standards and evidence-based, innovative and promising practices;
- Ensure that evidence-based and innovative FP/RH approaches inform and are integrated into core and field programs;
- Represent the program's FP/RH work in external settings for partner and donor meetings, conferences, dissemination of case studies, etc.
- Clinical or public health graduate degree with at least 12-15 years’ experience working internationally in FP/RH;
- Ability to Lead all technical assistance and capacity development activities to provide increased access to and use of evidence based FP/RH interventions;
- Proven senior expertise in developing and implementing effective partnerships with partners, government entities, and donors;
- Knowledge and proven experience in technical leadership, strategy development, and staff oversight;
- Demonstrated leadership, management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills, with proven ability to liaise effectively with and collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including global (WHO, UNICEF, FP2020, Gavi, etc), regional (WAHO, ADB, etc), national, local, public and private partners;
- Strong interpersonal and capacity building skills including training, mentoring, and coaching skills;
- Fluency in English and other languages preferred;
- Ability to travel as needed up to 30%;
- In-depth working knowledge of USAID rules/regulations.
This position will report to the Project Director.
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