Organization: Pathfinder International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date:31 Mar 2015
For more than half a century, Pathfinder International has partnered with governments, the private sector, and communities in 120 countries to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Responding to the needs of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations, and keeping pace with dynamic global change, Pathfinder continues to harness the energy, creativity, and power of a world awakening to the agency of women and girls, the swift pace of technological innovation, and the increasing awareness that sexual and reproductive health rights are basic human rights.
Pathfinder has led the field by pioneering community-based approaches to quality contraceptive service delivery, widely disseminating life-saving interventions for maternal and newborn health, reaching adolescents and youth with appropriate sexual and reproductive health services, supporting communities and health systems to respond to the HIV epidemic, and never shirking in our advocacy for the sexual and reproductive health and rights of all people.
Pathfinder has had a presence in Tanzania since 1960 when it supported the founding of the national family planning movement. Since the 1980s, Pathfinder has collaborated with the government on the development, refinement and establishment of community-based programs for FP, HIV/AIDS, and more recently maternal and new born health. Pathfinder is currently in the process of expanding its family planning programs. The organization is now seeking a highly motivated, self-driven, and experienced manager to lead a new urban FP service delivery project. With a primary focus on service delivery, the project will improve the quality and availability of long-acting and permanent contraceptive methods (LAPM) and post-abortion care services in public sector health facilities in urban areas of Tanzania. To support the service delivery focus of the project, Pathfinder will also work within communities to increase service-seeking behaviors and engage individuals in processes for demanding quality services. By doing so, the project will foster an environment in which women of reproductive age (WRA; ages 15-49) in the project catchment areas have the choice of if and when to become pregnant and of how many children to have. To achieve this, the project has set a goal to increase use of comprehensive contraceptive services—particularly long-acting and permanent methods—and increase access to comprehensive post-abortion care services.
Responsible for provision of technical leadership and management of the clinical component of the FP and post-abortion care service project. S/he will be responsible for the development and/or adaptation of training tools, curricula, supervision and mentoring tools. S/he will also be responsible for developing and mentoring a strong clinical team to provide close post-training mentoring and support. Reporting to the Project Director, s/he will develop detailed work plans, and monitor project inputs and results in public sector health facilities in Temeke and Ilala districts of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. S/he will contribute to program reporting and documentation.
Provide clinical and technical leadership and oversight for the Strengthening Contraception and Post-Abortion Care support project. Provide leadership and link clinical and technical expertise from across Pathfinder with critical country needs, including clinical training and quality improvement approaches.
Supervise, matrix manage, coach and mentor assigned staff by role-modeling leadership qualities and behaviors and delegate responsibilities appropriately to facilitate the implementation of the project.
Collaborate with local governments to assess health facilities and ensure plans are put in place and implemented to improve FP and PAC service delivery for all clients including married and unmarried youth.
Collaborate with Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and clinical training specialists to organize, oversee, and ensure the quality of clinical trainings on long-acting and permanent contraceptive methods and post-abortion care services.
Identify gaps in clinical technologies, approaches, guidelines, and standards and lead development of innovative solutions to increase client access to the service delivery sites.
Work in close collaboration with city, district, health facility and professional association’s staff to organize services at the facility to improve FP and PAC service delivery.
Work in close coordination with Project Director, to identify lessons learned, synthesize documentation, and disseminate clinical and technical best practices, and develop strategies to take best and/or new high impact practices to scale in-country and support.
Provide strategic guidance and input for clinical monitoring, evaluation activities including ensuring compliance with national government, WHO, and Pathfinder International policies, standards, and practices.
Build and sustain strategic partnerships and collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders, including country clinical and technical staff in-country partners, local and international NGOs, and local and national governments
Ø Medical Degree (M.D.) is required.
Ø Minimum of 5 years demonstrated clinical/technical experience in FP or SRH programs, including proven expertise in the provision of technical assistance and training.
Ø Strong clinical skills in provision of long-acting and permanent methods of contraception.
Ø Strong clinical skills in provision of post-abortion care services.
Ø Further specialization in obstetrics/gynecology is preferred.
Ø Masters or higher in public health, international development, public administration, or related behavioral sciences a plus.
Ø Experience in design and/or implementation of large scale and complex FP and RH programs, involving short deadlines, multiple tasks and in coordination with multiple constituencies.
Ø Demonstrated experience in provision of clinical training and in introduction and maintenance of quality assurance processes.
Ø Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Swahili.
How to apply:
Interested candidates meeting the criteria should submit their applications throughTanzaniafirstname.lastname@example.org.