Program Learning Advisor Non-profit Careers – Jhpiego

Job Title:        Program
Learning Advisor
Organisation: Jhpiego
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Project Director
About US:
Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated
with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years in East and Southern Africa,
Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing
effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions that strengthen the delivery of health
care services, following the household-to-hospital continuum of care. Jhpiego
partners with organizations to build sustainable, local capacity through
advocacy, policy development, human resources for health and quality and
performance improvement approaches.
About Project:
Jhpiego is the implementing partner for the East Africa Accelerator Hub
for an exciting project called The Challenge Initiative (TCI) – known as
Tupange Pamoja in East Africa. The project is funded by Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation (BMGF) through The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population
and Reproductive Health, Department of Population, Family & Reproductive
Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This is a
multifaceted program focused on the rapid expansion of urban family planning
programs worldwide but with focus on the largest cities in Asia and Africa. TCI
is an ambitious program that leverages a matching challenge fund mechanism to
provide incentives for the rapid scale up of urban family planning programs
through a framework of accountability measures, demand driven participation of
cities, and technical support via at least four regional accelerator hubs.
We are seeking experienced individuals with excellent organizational
and technical skills, who are team players, dedicated, hardworking, innovative,
highly motivated and able to work in a high-pressure environment requiring
multi-tasking abilities.
Job Summary: The Program
Learning Advisor will work with program/ technical teams at national and
regional level to implement Tupange Pamoja’s program learning agenda. S/he will
lead the development and implementation of the project learning strategy and
support program teams to implement program learning activities in the East
Africa Region. The position holder will be based in either Nairobi, Kampala or
Dar es salaam.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement a program learning
    strategy and annual program learning work plans (including clear plans for
    documentation and dissemination).
  • Support the ongoing gathering of technical
    and programmatic knowledge and learning developed by the program, including
    lessons learned, best practices, challenges, “how-to” information, and
    information on research and impact in the East Africa region.
  • Coordinate with key program and M&E
    staff to provide guidance on design and methodologies, applied research
    studies, impact assessment,
  • evaluation, knowledge capture and sharing,
    stakeholder engagement, and application of learning to program and project
    design and management.
  • Support the work of implementing country
    offices and technical teams to make use of data for research and learning
  • Support dissemination of program
    information and research through channels that will ensure effective
    audience reach.
  • Build capacity among Program staff in
    Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania for sharing knowledge, leading knowledge-sharing
    activities, documenting and disseminating key knowledge to relevant
    audiences, and other knowledge management practices.
  • Represent East African TCI hub at
    national, regional and international fora and technical meetings,
    facilitating dissemination and use of project data among key stakeholders.
  • Seek opportunities to advance TCI’s
    knowledge management and learning activities to ensure rapid, effective
    sharing and application of learning in topics of interest

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Jhpiego Program
    Learning Advisor job placement should hold an advanced degree in public
    health or related field
  • Seven years’ experience in program
    evaluation, research and learning, knowledge management, communications,
    documentation, dissemination, or related experience
  • Experience in public health and knowledge
    of reproductive health and family planning
  • Experience working with government, NGOs,
    donors, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Experience in the application of
    statistical methods including qualitative methods (eg. Implementation
    mapping), impact evaluations and field research experience
  • Experience in building capacity among
    peers for developing knowledge-sharing products and leading
    knowledge-sharing activities
  • Data analysis and database management
  • Previous experience in the development of
    strategic and tactical plans in cooperation with other stakeholders
  • Ability to interact with established
    networks of senior level international health professionals, donors,
    government and other partners
  • Excellent analytical, verbal, written, and
    presentation skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications and updated CVs with three referees to the following email
address: and please indicate how your education and
experience qualifies you for the position
Deadline: 31st
December 2017
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