Chief of Party & Technical Advisor (Family Planning)- Save the Children

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Chief of Party & Technical Advisor, Family Planning – Nepal- Save the Children is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) & Technical Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded Family Planning program in Nepal.Chief of Party, Family Planning – Nepal

Save the Children is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID-funded Family Planning program in Nepal. This senior leadership position will provide overall strategic direction in the design, management, implementation, technical leadership and overall quality assurance of the project. The COP will be Save the Children’s primary point of contact with USAID, Ministry of Health, all relevant stakeholders, FP partners, and will work closely with local NGO partners. This position will collaborate with the Ministries of Health and other critical partners to provide high-level support for effective capacity building at the local level and sustainability of the project interventions. The COP will oversee a team of experts and provide leadership to staff implementing project activities, prepare reports and annual operating plans, project deliverables, align project initiatives with in-country priorities and ensure the program is compliant with USAID and Save the Children’s regulations. The project will be designed to align closely with the current objectives of the Government of Nepal so that activities are complementary and create sustainability.

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

    • Provide overall leadership to all aspects of the project including including the final review of detailed budgets, work plans, performance frameworks, M & E plan, procurement and supply management plan, etc.
    • Develop strategic plans, annual and quarterly work plans, and overall management of the program in line with USAID guidelines to achieve project objectives
    • Provide leadership to ensure highest quality implementation, in line with family planning high impact practices across health and community systems
    • Lead team to provide proper coordination and guidance among local government, country-wide initiatives, community partners, NGOs and other key stakeholders
    • Develop strong M&E mechanisms, program monitoring tools and efficient systems to ensure high quality implementation
    • Emphasize the use of data and learning for ongoing program improvement and adaptation
    • Establish compliance with USG regulations, procedures and Save the Children guidelines
    • Represent Save the Children with partners and key stakeholders, maintain positive relationships with USAID, local ministries, and the country office team
    • Establish effective communication and coordination with personnel from the government in order to implement interventions and incorporate country-wide priorities
    • Actively participate as a member of the Country Extended Senior Management Team (ESMT), contributing to country strategic plans
    • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where the project team strives to achieve excellence and ensure a cohesive workplace for optimum staff retention
    • Incorporate SC’s vision and values and full adherence to Code of Conduct principles
    • Closely monitor security dynamics in the project areas and report to the Country Director on significant changes in the security context
    • Maintain strong relationships with related ministry and divisions e.g. Ministry of Health and Populations, Family Welfare Division, Management Division, National Health Education, Information and Communication Center and the National Health Training Center, as well as with other USAID projects such as the Strengthening Systems for Better Health
    • Ensure project funds are used appropriately and efficiently
    • Lead coordination and maintain communication with Save the Children US

Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Minimum 7-10 years’ of professional experience designing, managing and implementing large and complex programs in Family Planning (FP) and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH); Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH); Social and Behavior Change (SBC) and/ or Health Systems Strengthening (HSS)
    • At least five years of senior program experience working and living in a developing country
    • Senior-level expertise in any of the following technical areas: RH/FP; MCH; Health Finance; Systems Strengthening, with experience with RH programming required
    • Familiarity with the Nepal Government and processes
    • In-depth knowledge of USAID approaches and regulations
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations
    • Creative problem solving skills with the ability to work effectively in resource-constrained environments
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in relevant areas of expertise or international development
    • Prior experience as Chief of Party or Deputy COP
    • Knowledge of local language

Qualified local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT & APPLICATION PROCESS



Technical Advisor, Family Planning – Nepal

Save the Children is seeking a Technical Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded Family Planning project in Nepal. This position will provide technical direction in the design, management, implementation and overall quality assurance of the project. The position will provide technical leadership in Family Planning (FP) and Reproductive Health (RH) service delivery, increasing access and availability to quality Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) services, and approaches to reach underserved populations. The Technical Advisor will provide leadership to address supply and demand side barriers to accessing FP services among women of reproductive age, including adolescents, young mothers, and other marginalized populations. This role will collaborate with the Ministries of Health and other critical partners to provide high-level support for effective capacity building at the local level and sustainability of the project interventions. The Technical Advisor will oversee a team of program managers and support staff, prepare reports, annual operating plans, and USAID deliverables. The project will be designed to align closely with the current objectives of the Government of Nepal so that activities are complementary and create sustainability.

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

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  • Provide high quality technical leadership and oversight of FP/RH component of the program, including incorporating family planning high impact practices into program strategies and activities
  • Collaborate with project technical advisors to facilitate targeted capacity building on FP and RH for MOH and other partners
  • Contribute to the analysis, synthesis and reporting of program outputs, results and special learning studies in close collaboration with the M&E team, and ensure incorporation of lessons-learned into ongoing implementation
  • With the M&E team, use learning and data to improve program quality, reach and iteratively adapt to ensure impact
  • Under the guidance of the COP and in collaboration with field-based staff, facilitate stakeholder meetings at national, state-of-the-art approaches to family planning and reproductive health services
  • Provide direct supervision to technical officers, ensuring integration of technical family planning and sexual & reproductive health services approaches, including ARH to ensure the reach to the hard to reach target groups
  • Lead and ensure project quality improvement initiatives
  • Lead team to provide proper coordination and guidance among local government, country-wide initiatives, community partners, NGOs and other key stakeholders
  • Establish compliance with USAID regulations, procedures and Save the Children guidelines
  • Represent the project with partners and key stakeholders, including at technical meetings and workshops, maintain positive relationships with USAID, local ministries, and the country office team
  • Establish effective communication and coordination with personnel from the government in order to implement interventions and incorporate country-wide priorities
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where the project team strives to achieve excellence
  • Incorporate SC’s vision and values and full adherence to Code of Conduct principles

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant areas of expertise or international development
  • Minimum 7 years’ of professional experience designing, managing and implementing large and complex programs in FP/ RH including ARH
  • Familiarity with USAID approaches and regulations
  • Knowledge of community and health service based FP programming
  • Experience using learning and data to improve family planning programming
  • Knowledge of Nepal context, government, processes and policies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations
  • Experience working in LMIC
  • Creative problem solving skills with the ability to work effectively in resource-constrained environments is important
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in relevant areas of expertise or international development
  • Knowledge of local language

Qualified local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION PROCESS & OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share. 

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue. 

Save the Children provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.


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