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14 New Job Vacancies at Pathfinder International Tanzania – Senior Technical Advisor, Family Planning

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Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Job Vacancies at Pathfinder International, 2020

Senior Technical Advisor, Family Planning – Africa or Asia Based
Job Category: Technical Services
Requisition Number: SENIO01068
Posting Details

  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Dar es Salaam, TZA
  • Niger NAIMEY, NER
  • Lagos, NGA
  • Abuja, Nigeria Abuja, NGA
  • Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan, CIV
  • Bujumbura, Burundi Bujumbura, BDI
  • Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Ouagadougou, BFA
  • Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa, COD
  • Nairobi, Kenya Nairobi, KEN
  • Maputo, Mozambique Maputo, MOZ
  • Kampala, Uganda Kampala, UGA
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Addis Ababa, ETH
  • Cairo, Egypt Cairo, EGY
  • Lome, Togo Lome, TGO


Job Details
Pathfinder Overview
International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless
of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have
children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they
choose. Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments,
communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove
barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together,
we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save
women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the
need is most urgent. Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young
people are able to choose their own paths forward.

Position: Senior Technical Advisor, Family Planning
Location: we are seeking a person based in the continents in which Pathfinder mainly operates, namely Africa.
Senior Technical Advisor (STA) is a key role in the Pathfinder Sexual
and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Team. They will oversee and
support the technical and programmatic quality of Pathfinder’s
Contraception portfolio, as part of the continuum of comprehensive SRHR
care. The STA will strengthen Pathfinder’s models and approaches to
expand access to client-centered contraception services from the
community to facility level and provide overall strategic leadership to
the development of the portfolio strategic direction in close
collaboration with the SRHR and country teams. The STA will have strong
USG experience and expertise in client-centered contraception
information, counseling and services. The STA will oversee the technical
design of the program’s contraception and FP strategies including
ensuring the use of state-of-the-art approaches and application of FP
High Impact Practices.

Provides technical leadership in a
program area. Collaborates with project team on project activities that
have a combined program focus. Collaborates with other members of the
project team to ensure that deliverables meet the needs of intended
populations. With capacity building and developing as a guiding
principle, engages closely with government and/or local NGOs on the
design, management and monitoring of all field-based programs.
Coordinates with in-country agencies and programs to ensure linkages and
to identify opportunities for integration between SRHR and broader
health, educational, vocational, and other non-health interventions that
meet the needs of intended populations. Assesses technical and
training needs, reviews and adapts training materials, and contributes
to scaling up successful experiences in implementing best practices in
clinical and community settings that lead to increased use of family
planning services. Ensures that the project team draws on
state-of-the-art knowledge and practices in the areas specific to the
program area. Partners with other technical advisors to enable policy,
research and programs.
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Key Job Outcomes:

  • Strategic
    Leadership: Provides strategic technical leadership and expertise to
    project sites on the implementation of high quality SRHR and SSCB
    products and services at community levels. Leads in the development of
    or providing technical assistance in the global and country-specific
    approaches, tools and materials supporting tailored approaches for
    intended populations in SRHR and SSCB programs. Builds on existing tools
    and develops or adapts innovative approaches to ensure the efficiency,
    acceptability and impact of SRHR and SSCB products and services.
  • Programming
    Design and Implementation: Leads in the design, development and
    implementation of innovative, effective, country appropriate programming
    for SRHR and SSCB to build and develop capacity of intended
  • Technical Assistance: Provides technical assistance
    to country offices, host-country governments, local partners, and other
    agencies to assess needs and develop SRHR and SSCB standards and
    guidance, and/or provide SRHR and ISS & CB services that are
    responsive to the needs of intended populations.
  • Technical
    Support for Proposals: Provides technical support on the development of
    proposals, including participation in strategizing for technical
    approach, proposal writing and proposal review.
  • Resource
    Management: Collaborates with other USAID project teams, WHO and other
    donors and country-based entities in the development and implementation
    of SRHR and SSCB services to bring a broad range of resources to meet
    multiple needs of intended populations.
  • Quality Assurance: Works
    with the technical team to ensure that best practices for services and
    service integration are well documented, evaluated and poised for scale
    up. Coaches and builds teams to optimize staff performance programming,
    target setting and project workplan and scale-up.
  • Brand
    Ambassador: Represents Pathfinder International to external
    organizations and audiences at professional meetings and conferences as
  • Liaison with Key Stakeholders: Liaises and
    coordinates with key stakeholders, including USAID/Washington, missions,
    other donors and USG agencies, and international and local partners
    such as Bureau for Global Health, World Health Organization, IBP, to
    play a highly proactive role in repositioning family planning as a
    preventive health and a socioeconomic development intervention and to
    share lessons and technical information.


Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:

  • Country Specific Public Health System: Advanced knowledge of the countries’ public health systems.
  • Sexual
    and Reproductive Health and Rights: Deep knowledge of family planning
    and reproductive health principles, practices and services of programs,
    including program strategies and indicators, and the latest professional
    developments in SRHR and SSCB. Proven skills in designing,
    implementing, monitoring, and evaluating development and intervention
    activities, preferably with USAID, WHO, or other donor organizations
    working in the health sector.
  • Program Operations and
    Development: Mastery of skills in implementing and managing similar
    program operations in the developing world, including advocacy.
  • Proposal
    Development: Mastery of skills in proposal development from concept to
    full proposal, resource mobilization, and proven ability to raise
    substantial research/development funds.
  • Leadership: Mastery of
    skills as a leader in health and health service delivery strengthening
    in developing countries and proven ability in developing strategic
  • Program and Project Planning and Management: Deep skills
    in program and project management and planning to fulfill performance
    objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of
    donor-funded program activities
  • Operations and Financial Management: Deep knowledge of operations and financial management in developing countries
  • Change
    Leadership: Ability to demonstrate a high degree of flexibility in
    managing change across a broad group of stakeholders in an inclusive
  • Presentation Skills: Ability to make presentations on results and products to small and large groups.
  • Community
    Relations: Advanced skills in facilitating work relationships between
    partners, government officials, and communities.

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:

  • Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Communication
    and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others through
    diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Passion
    for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Commitment to family
    planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health
    services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
  • Self-Management
    and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team,
    ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress
    effectively in a fast-pace environment.
  • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrix organization.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work related matters
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Required Education, Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, business, marketing, social science, or related discipline
  • Prefer: Medical degree (physician or midwife), Master’s degree in related field, such as Master’s in Public Health
  • 5
    years of experience working in international development, preferably in
    implanting programs in developing countries seeking to empower women
    and female children
  • 5 years’ international non-profit experience
  • 10
    years of experience working in international development, preferably in
    implanting programs in developing countries seeking to empower women
    and female children
  • Ability to provide technical support
    multi-country teams and to work effectively with government
    representatives, donors and other stakeholders
  • Prefer: Experience with USAID-funded projects
  • Prefer: Experience in project design
  • Prefer:
    Experience living or working in developing countries that aids in
    understanding of program context, field realities, and technical needs
  • Prefer: Previous experience working on USG and PEPFAR funded projects
  • Prefer:
    Skills in at least two or more of the following technical areas:
    strengthening service delivery programs, training and capacity building,
    performance and quality improvement, data analysis, monitoring and
    evaluation including experience working with Key Populations

Other Information:

  • Must be able to travel internationally and domestically (30%)
  • There is no relocation benefits attached to this role

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate
against employees or applicants because they have inquired about,
discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or
applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation
information of other employees or applicants as a part of their
essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or
applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to
compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a
formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation,
proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by
the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to
furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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