Save the Children (SC) is seeking a Technical Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded Adolescent Reproductive Health/Family Planning (RH/FP) project in Nepal. This position will provide technical expertise to design and implement strategies and activities that will increase access to high-quality FP/RH services for women of reproductive age, including adolescents, young mothers, and underserved or marginalized populations. The Technical Advisor will oversee a team of program managers and support staff, and in coordination with the Chief of Party (COP), will collaborate with Ministry of Health counterparts and other local and international implementing partners. As the project is expected to align with the objectives of the Government of Nepal, the Technical Advisor will also provide support to ensure all activities support in-country priorities, complement existing initiatives, and include plans for sustainability.
This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
Oversee the technical design of the program’s FP/RH strategies and activities, including ensuring the use of state-of-the-art approaches and application of FP High Impact Practices;
Supervise a team of technical officers responsible for day-to-day implementation of FP/RH activities, providing ongoing support to ensure high-quality implementation;
Collaborate with project technical advisors to strengthen the FP/RH capacities of MOH and other counterparts, including NGO partners;
Contribute to analyzing, synthesizing, and reporting program outputs, results, and learnings in close collaboration with the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team;
Ensure data is applied to improve program quality and enhance reach and impact;
Under the guidance of the COP and in collaboration with field-based staff, facilitate national-level stakeholder meetings;
Lead project quality improvement initiatives;
Maintain effective communication, coordination, and positive relationships with key counterparts, such as from USAID, Government of Nepal ministries and divisions (e.g., Ministry of Health and Population, Family Welfare Division, and the National Health Training Center), other international implementing partners, and local NGOs;
Ensure compliance with USAID regulations and SC guidelines;
Represent the project as needed, including at technical meetings and workshops;
Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where the project team strives to achieve excellence; and
Apply SC’s vision and values in day-to-day work, and fully adhere to SC’s Code of Conduct
Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant area, such as Public Health;
Minimum 7 years’ of professional experience designing, managing, and implementing donor-funded FP/RH and/or AH programs;
Knowledge of state-of-the-art FP/RH and AH strategies, tools, and methodologies;
Familiarity with USAID approaches and regulations;
Knowledge of community and health service-based FP programming;
Experience using learning and data to improve FP programming;
Knowledge of the context in Nepal, including relevant government processes and policies;
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in teams;
Creative problem solving skills with the ability to work effectively in resource-constrained environments; and
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
Clinical degree or Master’s Degree in a relevant area, such as Public Health; and
Knowledge of Nepali.
Qualified local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
About Save the Children
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