JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc | L10K 2020 Project Technical Assistant for Equity Zone Jobs in Ethiopia

JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc | L10K 2020 Project Technical Assistant for Equity Zone Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 223408

Category: Health Care

Location: Negele Borana Guji, Oromia

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: As per JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc./L10K project salary scale

Job Description


The Last Ten Kilometers (L10K 2020) Project of JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), with funds from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has been implementing community-based maternal, newborn, and child health strategies since 2008 to contribute to the achievement of Ethiopia’s Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH) related targets of the Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP).

L10K2020 re-scoped its project to align with the Bill and Melinda Gates Ethiopian Integrated Health Plan (EIHP). As such L10K 2020 focus has shifted from implementation support to systems support since October 2017.

The focus of support will be both at Federal Ministry of health and regional health bureaus (RHBs) of Oromiya, Amahara, Tigray and SNNPR and selected Zones in the four regions.

L10K 2020 will be using embedding technical staff at FMOH, RHBs and Selected Zones in the four regions it operates as one of the strategic approaches to providing systems support and enhance the capacity of RHBs/ZHDs and enable them provide support to Woredas under their preview to achieve the HSTP targets.

Application Procedure:overview of the Position

The Equity TA will provide technical and strategic leadership support to Guji ZHD and contribute to the strategic direction of RMNCH programs by providing technical guidance to the ZHD head and RMNCH program officers and support the overall management for the implementation of RMNCH programs with the goal of contributing towards Ethiopia’s RMNCH effort and ultimately post MDG RMNCH targets.

The TA will work closely with the ZHD head, RMNCH team, L10K2020 regional office and other RMNCH supporting partners. TA will focus on building capacity of RMNCH team in the ZHD.

As the focal capacity building entity, the TA will mentor, coach, advice, and collaborate with ZHD colleagues rather than taking on tasks alone. The TA will be supervised by and report to the ZHD head.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supporting ZHD to conduct immersion (rapid need assessment) to identify peculiar barriers for comparatively low coverage of RMNCH service delivery and utilization in the zone

  • Supporting the ZHD in preparing evidence based and contextualized solutions/plans to address specific barriers, executing the plans, generating and implementing innovative approaches and monitor implementation

  • Supporting ZHD in improving their
    capacity to support woredas in implementing equitable and tailored RMNCH service delivery strategies and approaches through mentoring and coaching

  • Transferring his/her program design, implementation and follow-up skills to build the capacity of the ZHD RMNCH team

  • Supporting development/revision/contextualization of national strategic documents, guidelines, training materials and tools when necessary and ensuring their implementation

  • Supporting ZHD in strengthening the use and analysis of strategic information in implementing and adapting its equity plan to improve program performance for the priority RMNCH interventions

  • Facilitating effective partnership with stakeholders engaged in the implementation of RMNCH program

  • Closely working with and contribute on the zonal technical working groups and task forces

  • Supporting ZHD in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of follow up visit, integrated supportive supervision, joint monitoring visit and performance review meeting

  • Collaborating with other sectors, organizations and projects to ensure synergy and strengthen inter-sectoral collaboration and coordination

  • Prepare regular reports on RMNCH program progress including budget utilization and liquidation

  • Supporting ZHD in continuously identifying, documenting, disseminating and scaling up learning

  • Supporting other ZHD and L10K 2020 project related activities when deemed necessary by the supervisor

    Job Requirements

    Skills and Competencies:

  • Minimum of master degree on public health and a degree in medicine/health officer/nursing/midwifery

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in planning and implementation of RMNCH programs

  • Knowledge and experience of the Ethiopian health system

  • Coaching and capacity building skills in RMNCH program management

  • Experience in working with/guiding national/regional/zonal level technical working groups, developing donor relationships, working with government partners and with partner agencies

  • Ability to align and harmonize activities

  • Strong result orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindset

  • Good skill in communicating, organizing group discussion, and presentation

  • Self-motivated, innovator, energetic and ability to be a role model

  • Good computer skill

  • Fluency in English, Amharic and preferably another local language

    Contract Length: Until June 30, 2020

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who met the minimum requirements should send and apply at WWW. Ethiojobs.net.

    This is an opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated professional and if you meet the required skill, competencies and experience, please submit only your application and CV in English detailing your experience and skills that are relevant to the post.

    Please do not attach copies of your transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.

    Women are highly encouraged to apply.

    NB. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Application Deadline: September 30, 2019

    JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc | L10K 2020 Project Technical Assistant for Equity Zone Jobs in Ethiopia

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