Pathfinder USAID Project Jobs – Deputy Chief of Party/Advocacy and Partnership Specialist

Organisation: Pathfinder International
Kampala, Uganda
Pathfinder International is
a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health
care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a
fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for
women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for
transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population
pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women,
men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception
and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder
strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe
abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive
health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of
the people we serve.
Pathfinder is seeking a
Deputy Chief of Party/Advocacy and Partnership Specialist to provide overall
strategic leadership and oversight for the Advocacy for Better Health program
in Uganda. The goal of the Advocacy for Better Health program is to contribute
to improvement in quality, availability and accessibility of health services.
The purpose of the program is to increase the citizens’ voice for quality
service delivery. The program shall also facilitate community input in
developing and delivering better services. It shall lay the foundation for
increasing citizen participation in the health sector and foster cooperation
among civil society actors on issues of common benefit which shall strengthen
the sector over the long term.
The Deputy
Chief of Party/Advocacy and Partnership Specialist will provide overall
technical leadership to the project and transform the quality and delivery of
advocacy interventions. S/he will influence public policies on international
sexual and reproductive health while strengthening and broadening advocacy
opportunities for Pathfinder in Uganda. The Deputy Chief of Party/Advocacy and
Partnership Specialist partners with others to lead and build support, secure
funding, and protect and advance sound policies for advocacy interventions.
S/he  will bring Pathfinder’s perspective, field experiences and vision to
local governments, development partners, and civil society organizations
including community based organizations to build  advocacy capacity. 
Oversee an integrated
public policy program that monitors and responds to current and emerging trends
in Ugandan legislative and regulatory actions that affect advocacy funding and
policies globally.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work
    in close partnership with local governments, development partners, and
    civil society organizations, assure that Pathfinder is well represented
    and has a strong voice for advocacy intervention organizations within the
    broader NGO community.
  • Expand
    and share professional relationships with strategic partners with the COP
    and others at Pathfinder.
  • Raise
    awareness of Pathfinder’s programs and health impact by coordinating
    special events and meetings with country representatives and program
  • Complement
    the efforts of the COP to establish robust communication among sister
    agencies to ensure an informed and coordinated response to policies, and
    an increased engagement by partner organizations in advocacy.
  • Support
    advocacy and community empowerment at the national level and reposition
    advocacy as a top agenda for CSOs.
  • Represent
    Pathfinder in the broader civil society discussions around foreign
    assistance reform.
  • Support
    capacity building and systems development for long-term sustainability.
  • Work
    with Pathfinder leadership and technical, regional, and country staff to
    determine program advocacy and policy priorities.
  • Work
    with the COP as well as leadership team to fully integrate public policy
    with program and fundraising activities. Represent COP as necessary.
Skills and Experience:
  • Masters’
    degree or higher in Public Health, social sciences, international
    development or related field.
  • At
    least ten years of experience in development working with on issues of
    advocacy and community empowerment.
  • Minimum
    of five (5) years’ experience managing USAID-funded health programming.
  • Demonstrated
    understanding and knowledge of advocacy, decentralization in the Uganda
    context, Uganda’s sociopolitical economy, health and education sectors.
  • Experience
    interacting with host country government agencies including local
    governments, development partners, and civil society organizations
    including community based organizations.
  • Demonstrated
    track record of leading, designing and delivering influencing, campaigning
    and advocacy programs shall be essential.
  • Demonstrated
    ability to be a motivator and leader of change, drawing on excellent
    communication skills to drive transformation.
  • Well-developed
    abilities to motivate and persuade at high levels (for organizational
  • Experience
    in developing effective communication and advocacy strategies.
  • Excellent
    judgment, conceptual and analytical thinking ability.
  • Proven
    experience of capacity strengthening & advisory work, as well as
    facilitation, mentoring & coaching skills.
  • Proven
    experience in partnership building and networking at various levels.
  • Ability
    to address rights (women, children, youth and other vulnerable groups) in
  • design/delivery
    of influencing work.
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