Technical Officer

  • FHI 360
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • 03/03/2020
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Job Description

  • echnical Officer

    • Kampala, Uganda

      We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of PROMISE Technical Officer for the PROMISE (Preparing for Ring Opportunities through Market Introduction Support and Knowledge Exchange) Project. PROMISE is an 18-month collaboration, funded by USAID, in partnership with PEPFAR, through the Office of Population and Reproductive Health’s Envision FP award, led by FHI 360. This activity will focus on providing early product introduction support for the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM)-developed dapivirine vaginal ring (DVR) with the express goal of shaping the market and establishing a service delivery platform for future multipurpose prevention technology (MPT) vaginal rings (VRs).  

      Position Description: 

      The PROMISE Technical Officer will serve as the project’s technical lead actor responsible for developing and implementing PROMISE workplans in-country, including all administrative, technical, programmatic, and reporting responsibilities related to the PROMISE project in country. He/she will be supervised by the project manager with additional oversight by the HQ PROMISE Deputy Project Director.  The technical officer will work closely with the PROMISE project manager and PROMISE team to develop and test project resources, products, and tools, liaise with relevant working groups and partners in-country.  

      Key Responsibilities: 

      • Planning, implementing, and reporting on project activities; 

      • Supporting the project manager to coordinate PROMISE activities, including mapping of key stakeholders, resource development, and other analyses; 

      • Supporting development of country-specific DVR implementation and training materials, demand creation strategies, and information education communication (IEC) materials (including piloting of tools); 

      • Developing draft DVR rollout implementation plans and strategies in coordination with Ministry of Health;  

      • Participating in relevant HIV and family planning TWG and sub-committees, and provide support needed to advance DVR rollout as determined by the MOH/TWG (eg. support national policy and implementation plan development, serving as secretariat if/as desired by the ministry, etc); 

      • Disseminating DVR learning resources to facilitate decision-making by national bodies and implementing partners; 

      • Identifying challenges, gaps, barriers to DVR rollout in-country and communicating back to the PROMISE team; 

      • Providing regular progress reports by phone and email to the PROMISE team;  

      • Along with the project manager, serving as the on-the-ground point-of-contact for all of PROMISE technical support work in country; 

      • Providing regular updates to the USAID mission on PROMISE activities; 

      • Participating in webinars and face-to-face meetings with the Ring Collaborative (which brings together expertise from five PROMISE-supported countries) – aiding in the co-creation of policy language, implementation plans, discussion of training needs, and service delivery mechanisms; 

      • Developing work plans to deliver deliverables and carry out engagement activities in a timely manner; 

      • Supporting preparation of donor reports; 

      • Working with project manager and project partners to ensure a shared vision for project activities and outcomes in-country, address implementation challenges, and encourage the sharing of best practices and successes; 

      Minimum Requirements: 

      • The technical officer must hold an advanced degree (minimum a Master’s degree) in public health or a relevant field from a college or university; 

      • 4 years of relevant project management experience providing leadership to major donor funded public health projects, preferably with activities or components relating to family planning, youth-friendly services, and HIV prevention in resource-constrained settings; 

      • Technical and/or project management experience in public health sector in Uganda; 

      • Strong communication and facilitation abilities, including communication with both technical and non-technical audience; 

      • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with USAID and international donors, government counterparts, and project stakeholders; 

      • Demonstrated diplomatic, management and interpersonal communication skills; 

      • Demonstrated written, presentation, communication and organizational skills in English; 

      • Fluency in written and spoken English required; proficiency in local language preferred 

      The position will be based in Kampala and work out of the FHI 360 offices. Preference is for Uganda  nationals.  

      This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. 
       
      FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.  

      This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

      FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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