Pathfinder International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose. Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together, we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the need is most urgent. Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young people are able to choose their own paths forward.
Technical Director, Uganda Family Planning Service Delivery
Pathfinder is seeking a Director, Family Planning (FP) Service Delivery for the upcoming USAID-funded Family Planning Flagship Activity program in Uganda. The project aims to increase adoption of healthy FP/RH behaviors which will contribute to long term demographic shifts and thus accelerate Uganda’s progress towards its overall development goals. To achieve this, it will focus on improving leadership and coordination, address deeply rooted social and cultural practices, and strengthening provision of comprehensive FP services, at facility and community levels
The Director, Family Planning Service Delivery will oversee and provide overall technical leadership and direction for the FP technical component including the design, implementation, and monitoring of high impact family planning interventions. S/he will develop and motivate a highly effective FP service delivery team. S/he will contribute to creating a learning culture through innovation and knowledge sharing and will maintain excellent relationships with government counterparts.
- Lead the development and implementation of strategies for improving the access to quality contraceptive services and information.
- Support the establishment and expansion of innovative and effective interventions for reaching youth and other underserved populations.
- Provide technical guidance/assistance to project staff and partners for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating FP activities for the accomplishment of project objectives.
- Prepare work plans, training programs and budget and quarterly reports.
- Lead the preparation of quarterly and annual progress reports. Supervise, mentor, and coach the FP service delivery team.
- Liaise with other relevant project teams to ensure linkages of clinical and community FP services
- Monitor project performance and leads course corrections to the FP technical component based on service statistics to ensure project objectives are achieved or exceeded.
- Document and disseminate key lessons learned and support scale-up of high impact FP practices.
- Initiate and nurtures partnerships with new and existing FP stakeholders/partners.
- Manage close collaborative relationships with FP host country agencies, including central and local government, development partners, civil society, and community-based organizations.
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Chief of Party.
- Advanced degree in public health, political sciences, social sciences, international development or related field.
- Degree in medicine, advanced nursing or midwifery with clinical experience in reproductive health, especially family planning, including long acting reversible contraception. Experience in clinical instruction preferred.
- Minimum 8 years of senior-level experience implementing donor-funded Family Planning/Reproductive Health (FP/RH) service delivery and technical assistance programs in developing countries.
- Demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of FP programs, advocacy efforts, and gap analysis.
- Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based FP/RH/CBFP interventions to strengthen FP/RH services.
- Experience working with community health and clinical FP programs implemented by both the public and private sectors.
- Experience interacting/collaborating with government agencies, host-country governments and counterparts, international donor agencies, civil society, and community-based organizations.
- Knowledge of and experience with USAID and/or similar donors’ funding policies, rules and regulations.
- Demonstrated management, leadership, decision making, and interpersonal skills.
- Experience living and/or working in Uganda or the East Africa region.
Strong speaking and writing skills in English; proficiency in Swahili required.
Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. Pathfinder International does not charge candidates Recruitment or Application fees for any position, to which they may apply globally.