Job Title: Adolescent Program Officer
Project Name: Sayana Press Project
Funding Source: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Tracking Code: 7820
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
About Sayana Press Project:
The Sayana Press Project is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). Sayana Press (SP) is an innovative subcutaneous contraceptive. The project facilitates the introduction of Sayana Press through existing delivery channels in four African countries - Senegal, Burkina Faso, Niger and Uganda. Research on the new delivery mode of Sayana Press self-injection in Senegal and Uganda is underway. A new project will launch in January 2017 to generate evidence and guidance that decision-makers and implementers in Uganda and beyond can use to advance self-injection programs. This work will provide insights on how to design and implement self-injection programs that are cost-efficient but still achieve client proficiency and satisfaction; reach a range of women and adolescents through multiple channels; and ensure acceptability among health providers across multiple channels. The principal results of this new project will be optimal self-injection program components that can advance scalable and replicable self-injection programs in Uganda and elsewhere.
Job Summary: The Adolescent Program Officer will primarily ensure adolescent-friendly programming is integrated in the expansion and scale up of Sayana Press in Uganda and globally, serve as technical expert on adolescent family planning and ensure that adolescent-friendly programming is integrated into all Sayana Press self-injection approaches, work with governmental and non-governmental partners to identify geographic areas for adolescent-focused interventions, identify adolescent service providers, and lead the training of these providers.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
· The incumbent will regularly attend team meetings, provide updates on adolescent approaches for self-injection.
· Actively contribute to other Sayana Press self-injection approaches and evaluation activities as needed.
· Take lead in the planning and implementation of self-injection program activities that are aimed at adolescents.
· Offer technical expertise on messaging and communication strategies for adolescent programming.
· Regularly attend MOH-led adolescent health technical working group and report back to Sayana Press team.
· Offer support in the coordination of any monitoring and evaluation activities associated with the adolescent self-injection services.
· Identify and provide technical oversight to local sub-grantees that will implement the adolescent self-injection services in the field.
· Serve as technical expert on adolescent family planning and ensure that adolescent-friendly programming is integrated into all Sayana Press self-injection approaches.
· Work in liaison with governmental and non-governmental partners to identify geographic areas for adolescent-focused interventions, identify adolescent service providers, and lead the training of these providers.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
· The ideal candidate for the PATH International Adolescent Program Officer job placement should hold a Master’s degree public health or related field.
· At least five to seven years of professional experience in related field.
· Previous exposure and experience in adolescent health care, and ideally in reproductive health and familiarity with reproductive health products and services.
· An experienced networker with a proven track record of interacting with governments, civil society, private sector and donor agencies.
· Ability to coordinate multi-partner initiatives, manage sub-agreements, and provide technical assistance to partners: proven ability to lead from behind.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills.
· Excellent research and policy analysis skills, ideally related to adolescent and reproductive health.
· Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
· Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.
· Ability to work with a variety of work styles and personalities including cross-culturally.
· Demonstrated success working effectively while under deadlines.
· Ability to work in team environment with minimal supervision.
· Must have legal authorization to work in Uganda.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join PATH in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online by clicking the link below.
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