Technical Specialist/Provincial Coordinator (m/f)


EngenderHealth is recruiting a Technical Specialist/Provincial Coordinator (m/f), to be based in Nampula or Niassa, Mozambique.
  • EngenderHealth envisions a gender-equal world where all people achieve their sexual and reproductive health and rights. We believe this is essential for ensuring all people can achieve their full potentials. To achieve this vision, we implement high-quality, gender-equitable programs that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Project Summary: MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics is a USAID funded program initiated in September 2020 and active through September 2025. Through a consortium of partners led by EngenderHealth, this project expands awareness of, equitable access to, and appropriate use of quality, voluntary surgical maternal health (MH) and family planning (FP) services that are essential to reducing maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity and promoting reproductive health (RH). MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics focuses on surgical obstetric care, including safe and indicated cesarean delivery (CD) and peripartum hysterectomy; prevention and treatment of obstetric and iatrogenic fistula; and voluntary long-acting reversible contraceptives and permanent methods (LARCs/PMs). In Mozambique, MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics builds on EngenderHealth’s recent history of successful program implementation with government and civil society partners through the USAID Fistula Care Plus project
  • The Technical Specialist/Provincial Coordinator is responsible for supporting the programmatic and technical implementation of the project, including service delivery, training, supervision and improvement of the quality of care. In the MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics Mozambique project, these activities will support health system strengthening in surgical obstetric care, including safe and appropriate caesarean delivery; prevention of obstetric and iatrogenic fistula, including rehabilitation and provision of long acting and reversible contraception (LARC), focusing on the insertion of a postpartum intrauterine device (IUD), difficult removal of contraceptive implants and provision of permanent FP methods (PM), including immediate post-cesarean and postpartum tubal ligation and vasectomy. MSSFPO will address these specific technical areas while embedding principles of gender, youth, and social inclusion (GYSI) across program interventions. Under the supervision of the Mozambique Country Project Manager, the clinical specialist will work closely with medical authorities in project-supported states and staff in supported sites to provide technical assistance for interventions related to fistula prevention and repair, delivery of safe surgical obstetric procedures and screening, and provision of LARCS and permanent FP methods in accordance with national, state, and EngenderHealth standards and guidelines. The clinical specialist is responsible for guiding the programmatic and technical direction of the project, including service delivery, training, supervision and improvement of the quality of care
  • Provides technical support for reproductive health activities, including maternal health, safe obstetric surgery, fistula screening referral and repair, and reintegration/rehabilitation and LARCS and FP permanent methods
  • Assist the Country Project Manager and/or the global team in the development of interventions, work plans, and reporting for the project (Planning, training, and monitoring and evaluation)
  • Provide guidance for country training and supervision plans, including the adaptation of training modules and supervision tools
  • Support assessments of the capacity of health facilities and providers to provide high-quality surgical obstetric care, fistula care, and provision of LARCS and permanent FP methods; and guide determinations of targeted procurement needs for essential equipment and supplies
  • Participate in capacity building of supervisors and service providers in the technical areas of the project
  • Participate in local and national project meetings, technical working groups, and communities of practice
  • Conduct post training follow-up of the trained service providers to provide onsite individualized mentoring support to reinforce skills learned at the initial training
  • Conduct regular supportive supervision visits to facilities to identify gaps in program focus areas service delivery and to rectify them with the help of staff and health officials at facility, and state level to improve the quality of care
  • In collaboration with the M and E Manager, facilitate collection of data at baseline and at periodic intervals and help collating, analyzing and interpreting the data collected. Help facility staff make decisions for quality improvement based on the data
  • Document project activities, prepare assigned progress reports, prepare presentations for review meetings organized by EngenderHealth/government and provide input for the quarterly and annual project’s reports
  • Represent organization at facility, state, and national level data and quality of care review meetings
  • Keep up to date on technical approaches and programmatic priorities through self-study
  • Provide technical assistance to local partner organizations with respect to service delivery, training, quality of care improvement and other interventions as defined by the project
  • Any other task assigned by the supervisor from time to time
  • MD with diploma in Public Health, MCHN or equivalent field
  • At least 8 years’ experience in the field of maternal or reproductive health
  • Two or more years of experience of working on safe obstetric surgery, reproductive health/SRHR, and quality assurance
  • Experience as a MNCH provider and formal certification as a MNCH trainer is desirable
  • Experience in facilitating training is desirable
  • Experience of working with international NGOs, NGOs, district administration, public health facilities will be an advantage
  • Experience in supportive supervision, quality improvement, and data collection and use for decision making
  • Ability and willingness to travel to the field 2-3 weeks per month within the project provinces and to Maputo as needed
  • Committed to EngenderHealth’s core organizational values of reflection, inclusion, integrity, respect, and transformation
  • Excellent English language writing and communication skills
  • Well organized and flexible with ability to work on multiple activities under deadline pressure
  • Able to work in a team setting as well as to work independently without direct supervision
  • Strong communication, facilitation, liaison, and motivation skills and Interpersonal skills
  • Good time management and prioritization skills with the ability to plan ahead to meet tight deadlines without compromising standards
  • Ability to build good relationships with staff and external partners
  • Ability to collect data; expertise in compilation; analysis of data and writing reports
  • Capacity to work confidently with computerized datasets
  • Computer skills - MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to plan and execute a number of overlapping activities
  • Good knowledge of quality improvement and quality assurance of health services
  • Positive attitude and flexible approach to working; able to re-organize tasks as appropriate in response to changing demands
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person(s) assigned to this job. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as needed and assigned
  • EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, ancestry, citizenship, religion, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, political belief, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, marital status, disability or any other protected characteristic or status under applicable federal, state and local laws
  • EngenderHealth complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training
  • EngenderHealth is committed to safeguarding all people, particularly children, vulnerable adults and beneficiaries of assistance from any harm that may be caused due to contact with EngenderHealth. This includes harm arising from the conduct of staff, associates and partners; and the design and implementation of programs and activities
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  • Publicado 25.10.2021
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