JOB AT IntraHealth : FP/ASRH Specialist
SUMMARY OF ROLE
IntraHealth seeks family planning (FP)/adolescent, sexual, and reproductive health (ASRH) specialists for multiple locations (Rubavu, Nyanza, Rwamagana, Kigali districts) who will provide technical and program support for the USAID-funded Ingobyi Activity. This position will provide technical assistance to support informed choice for a full range of family planning methods and services, including FP counselling, post-partum family planning (PPFP), youth-friendly ASRH services, and community-based provision of family planning (CBP FP) to improve the health of women, adolescents, and children under five. The FP/ASRH specialists will be based in the four locations listed above and will participate in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of appropriate and sustainable approaches related to FP/ASRH to contribute to achievement of project deliverables.
Planning and integration of FP/ASRH
Work closely with the Senior RMNCH Specialist, the relevant Zonal Coordinator, and the Quality and Mentorship Specialist on implementing scale-up strategies for high impact interventions at both facility and community levels, including PPFP, CBP FP and youth friendly services.
Plan implementation of activities in close collaboration with respective technical Specialists and the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) counterpart for FP/ASRH activities.
Monitor the implementation of Ingobyi’s workplan related to FP/ASRH activities and ensure that activities are executed according to plan and are integrated across the RMNCH platform.
Work collaboratively with other technical and operations staff to ensure coordinated project planning implementation and assure resource availability and management of activities so that the project functions smoothly and efficiently.
Operation and Implementation
Support development of technical materials, training of trainers/mentors, training of health care providers using the LDHF approach, OJT approach, supervision, and mentorship for FP/ASRH activities.
Liase with health facility leaders to ensure that youth-friendly services are provided in health facilities and community in the project catchment area.
Work with other Ingobyi staff to ensure respect of the US abortion and family planning legislative and policy requirements that govern US Government assistance (FP compliance).
Provide follow-up and assure mentorship and supportive supervision for FP/ASRH district-based mentors and for the in charge of community health workers.
Assist finance staff to prepare financial forms to advance/reimburse funds for on-going activities; and assist finance staff to review process and reconcile payment documentation from trainers, program and management staff.
Prepare and/or procure job-aids and training materials in coordination with the Zonal Coordinator, Senior RMNCH Specialist and Quality and Mentorship Specialist, and ensure that materials and supplies reach targeted sites in a timely manner.
Prepare and submit reports on FP/ASRH activities to the Zonal Coordinator or other Ingobyi personnel, upon request, in timely manner.
Assist with organization of meetings, trainings, field visits, events and other activities.
Assist with other programmatic and administrative duties as required.
Learning and documentation
Contribute/coordinate with Ingobyi Activity’s M&E team to ensure that the project meets FP/ASRH deliverables in accordance with the M&E framework.
Ensure that activities related to FP/ASRH are properly documented and that program data are systematically collected, analyzed, submitted and properly archived as well as shared across the project to inform Ingobyi’s technical reports and to feed into Ingobyi’s learning activities.
Share experience related to FP/ASRH activities to inform the design of Ingobyi’s subsequent workplans.
A Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred, in nursing and/or public health or other clinical disciplines
Additional academic or in-service training related to FP/ASRH or community health and project planning and management
Experience in training/capacity building on FP and/or ASRH, including for health facility and community health workers (CHWs)
At least five (5) years of professional experience working in FP/ASRH programs
Hands-on knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring of facility and community-based programs for FP/ASRH
Sound understanding of current policy developments and evidence base related to FP/ASRH
Good working knowledge of Microsoft office programs including MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint
Strong skills in teamwork and networking
Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English, French and Kinyarwanda.
Solid skills in documentation and report writing
Ability to travel nationally frequently
Managing Performance: Ability to plan and design practices, processes and procedures that allow for effective management of people, resources and processes to optimize overall organizational performance. Managing for performance includes the ability to delegate and encourage growth and leadership across the team(s) as part of maximizing performance and productivity.
Strategic Thinking: Applies organizational knowledge to identify and maintain focus on key success factors for IntraHealth while recognizing, anticipating and resolving organizational challenges. Ability to develop organization- and industry-specific expertise and apply sound decision-making processes to reach productive resolutions that translates strategy into actionable business plans.
Effective Communication (Oral & Written): Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors
Risk Management: Knowledge of processes, tools and techniques for assessing and controlling the organization’s exposure to risks of various kinds; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.
Innovation: Develops new, better or significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives within assigned role that result in improvement of IntraHealth’s performance and meeting objectives, results and global commitments.
Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for all work activities, research and personal actions and decisions; follows through on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest impact on meeting measurable high-quality results for IntraHealth’s success. Exercises ethical practices, respectful words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of others in all activities.
Summary of Benefits
IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.
IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.