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Kenya: REGIONAL/ANGLOPHONE ADVISOR for the Subcutaneous DMPA Access Collaborative

Organization: John Snow
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Nov 2017

Project Background:

The Subcutaneous DMPA Access Collaborative (the Access Collaborative) is a three-year project led by PATH. JSI is a sub-grantee to PATH. Subcutaneous DMPA (DMPA-SC) is an innovative subcutaneous injectable contraceptive that is currently being introduced in many countries, with a focus on increasing women’s access to safe, effective contraception within a context of contraceptive method mix and informed choice. The Access Collaborative will work with country stakeholders and facilitate coordination of DMPA-SC introduction and scale-up planning in 8 – 12 priority countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Position Description: The DMPA-SC Access Collaborative is seeking a Regional/Anglophone Advisor to provide technical support in the areas of supply chain management (SCM) and monitoring, learning and evaluation (MLE) to priority countries working to introduce and scale up DMPA-SC and work closely with national, regional and international colleagues to advance project goals. The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. For day-to-day operations, the Regional Advisor will report to the Country Program Lead (JSI Kenya office leader). The Advisor will work closely with the Access Collaborative Regional Hub in Kampala, Uganda and will receive regular technical backstopping and support from the Project’s US based team.

Major duties and responsibilities

· Serve as a member of the Access Collaborative Anglophone Hub to ensure high quality implementation of SCM and MLE components of DMPA-SC introduction and scale-up plans in priority countries. Specific duties include:

o Participate in team meetings with the project’s Anglophone hub

o Serve as primary contact person for the components of SCM and MLE

o Routinely report to the project management team on SCM and MLE issues, activities conducted and planned next steps

· With guidance and direction from the project’s Anglophone Hub, provide high quality consulting and technical assistance (TA) support to project countries. Specific duties include:

o Identify critical challenges and bottlenecks related to SCM and MLE that affect country implementation of DMPA-SC introduction plans.

o Prioritize TA needs related to SCM and MLE and identify the most appropriate activities to address key in-country challenges

o Work with country coordinators and regional technical advisor to develop targeted and responsive TA plans including scopes of work and TA visit plans

o As appropriate and needed, provide a combination of remote and in-country support to project country coordinators’ and partners’ for both development of country specific data collection and analysis plans and routine monitoring and evaluation of DMPA-SC introduction and scale-up

o As appropriate, provide discrete targeted TA to unlock critical supply chain bottlenecks that hinder a project country’s ability to introduce and/or scale up DMPA-SC

o In addition to in-country targeted TA, provide remote mentoring and capacity building in SCM and MLE as needed

o As needed and appropriate, support collection/aggregation and analysis of country data to report to US based project team

o Represent JSI and the Access Collaborative in specific in-country forums in consultation with project country coordinator(s)

· Conduct routine analysis of common MLE and SCM bottlenecks and TA needs

· Contribute learnings related to supply chain management and MLE to the DMPA-SC Learning and Action Network (LAN) in which key public, private, and NGO partners from select countries share results, lessons learned and deliver peer-based technical support to improve practices.

· Other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Required experience and skills

· Minimum of eight years of experience working in international development, preferably in the health systems strengthening and/or family planning fields.

· Master’s degree in public health, logistics/supply chain management, monitoring and evaluation, health systems strengthening, health management systems, logistics management, or other field related to family planning/product introduction and program implementation; or documented equivalent experience in related field.

· Proven experience consulting or offering technical assistance services in the private or public sector, preferably in field of public health/reproductive health.

· Demonstrated functional expertise in SCM and MLE

· Excellent writing, communication, prioritization, and organizational skills.

· Proficiency in the MS Office package, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

· Fluency in English

· Working experience in several African countries

· Ability to coordinate varied tasks, work independently and as part of a cross-cultural team that is based in various locations

· Ability to travel as required to provide targeted short term technical assistance to project countries

· Strong interpersonal skills to enable effective representation of the project and JSI Strong analytical and problem solving skills; as well as detailed and solution-oriented

How to apply:

Please apply on the jsi.com website by November 14th. Please submit three professional references with your cover letter and CV