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Program Officer, Adolescent and Sexual Reproductive Health CHAI


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Overview

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

With funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), CHAI will support the Ministry of Health (MoH) in the implementation of the People at the Centre (PeaCe) Health Program.

From 2015 to-date, Sida has worked in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ), has worked to improve Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health, and Nutrition (RMNCAHN) service delivery in Zambia. The PeaCe Health program is a government program that will build on the successes of the RMNCAHN program and will be based on the WHO Integrated People-Centered Health Care Service (IPCHCS) framework. The Embassy of Sweden in Zambia will be supporting this phase of the PeaCe Health Program which will run from 2021 to 2024, supporting the MoH at both national and sub-national levels.

Project Description:

The broad objective is to strengthen the accountability and coordination on the People at the Centre (PeaCe) of Health Program in delivering Integrated People-Centered Health Care Services (IPCHCS) in Eastern and Southern Province. This broad objective will be achieved through the following pathways:

  1. Improve people-centered RMNCAHN Program Management & Coordination: This will involve strengthening strategic oversight and planning through a re-engineered program implementation committee and stakeholder engagement. Interventions under this pathway will ensure participatory planning and equity with key voices being part of the planning process.
  2. Adoption of IPCHCS approach in the provision of RMNCAHN services and improved human care services: This will be done by ensuring IPCHC adoption in the provision of RMNCAHN services through capacity building and strengthening human resources to deliver People-Centered RMNCAHN services.
  3. Improve Program Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation of people-centered RMNCAHN services through the strong systems for tracking program progress which will seek to optimize program performance by monitoring key performance areas where necessary by drawing from CHAI’s experience on Result Based Financing.
  4. Improve Documentation, Dissemination and Learning: This will be strengthened by improving the quality of program reports, knowledge products and how they are disseminated and translated into practice. People-centered research designs as well as participatory action research methods will be considered.
  5. Improve Financial Accountability for the PeaCe Health program. This will be improved by supporting the effective use of Navision and other financial controls. This will ensure that beneficiaries enjoy the optimal benefits of the program.

Scope of Work

In order to achieve the outlined objectives, CHAI seeks an Program Officer, Adolescent and Sexual Reproductive Health who will be based at the MoH Headquarters to support the implementation of the PeaCe Health Program and will be required to effectively coordinate Adolescent Health activities on the Program.

With funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), CHAI will support the Ministry of Health (MoH) in the implementation of the People at the Centre (PeaCe) Health Program.

From 2015 to-date, Sida has worked in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ), has worked to improve Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health, and Nutrition (RMNCAHN) service delivery in Zambia. The PeaCe Health program is a government program that will build on the successes of the RMNCAHN program and will be based on the WHO Integrated People-Centered Health Care Service (IPCHCS) framework. The Embassy of Sweden in Zambia will be supporting this phase of the PeaCe Health Program which will run from 2021 to 2024, supporting the MoH at both national and sub-national levels.

Responsibilities

The position will primarily provide technical assistance to the MOH and its adolescent health partners at national, provincial, and district levels for the effective implementation of the PeaCe Health Program. This position will also have a significant focus on supporting field monitoring in the Sida-supported districts to ensure effective and efficient utilization of resources.

The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Assistant Director, Adolescent Health and will also report to and work closely with the Program Coordinator on all areas relating to the PeaCe Health program in provide technical assistance for the design, implementation, and monitoring of the program’s gender-responsive adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH) component. They will have priority geographic focus at the national level and in all program districts in Southern and Eastern Provinces.

Specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Provide guidance to the provinces to ensure that high-impact ASRH interventions are well articulated in the provincial and district plans and budgets to achieve the highest program quality.
  • Work closely with the provincial and district health offices to assist in the planning, implementing, and monitoring of the Adolescent Health Services Platform components of the National Adolescent Health Strategy.
  • Promote, monitor, and assess the implementation of integrated approaches to ASRH service delivery at both facility and community levels.
  • Provide management and monitoring assistance for the planning, delivery, and use of program inputs for adolescent and SRH activities to ensure attainment of the program objectives.
  • Assist with technical inputs to program management, coordination, reporting, and supervision activities.
  • Work with the team at CHAI and MoH to ensure ASRH program activities translate to achieving set program targets.
  • Coordinate closely with MOH and partners and relevant technical working groups on the RMNCAHN to improve collaboration and reduce duplication;
  • Ensure that an Integrated People-Centered Approach is adopted in program implementation.
  • Support MOH to ensure routine monitoring, accountability, and course corrections to the national program in line with approved work plan.
  • Build capacity in the Provincial RMNCAH&N Coordinators to ensure identification and prioritization of high-impact Adolescent health interventions.
  • Ensure the documentation and dissemination of best practices on the program obtained from program trends, health systems and services research, case studies, and reports from the field in a manner that ensures continuous learning and adapting.
  • Provide technical support to district, facility, and community-level health providers, volunteers, and partners to promoting health information and demand creation for increased access and utilization of SRH health services by at-risk adolescents.
  • Conduct regular monitoring field visits to the provinces and districts to ensure appropriate support and mentoring of the health staff and peer educators.
  • Any other duties assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree Social Sciences, Nursing, Public Health or Business Administration with a minimum of five years’ work experience, with at least three years in ASRH or similar
  • Integrated health programs using a people-centered approach
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and management skills, especially in the RMNCAHN space
  • Experience working in public health and with international organizations in Zambia
  • Familiarity with GRZ healthcare worker is training curriculums, teaching methodologies and the
  • Public health sector systems
  • A strong understanding of Adolescent Health and other strategic health documents is desirable
  • Excellent English language fluency, both written and verbal required

 
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Closing Date : 29th April, 2021.

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