Marie Stopes International Ethiopia Regional Maternal Health/Family Planning Advisor Jobs

Marie Stopes International Ethiopia Regional Maternal Health/Family Planning Advisor Jobs

Job Id: 202943

Category: Health Care
Location: Gambella, Gambela
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: As per MSIE Salary Scale

Job Description

The programme is part of a partnership between DFID and Ethiopia FMoH, and aims to provide Technical Assistance and Capacity Building to the FMoH and RHBs to improve quality, equity, choice and financing for comprehensive family planning and safe abortion services in Ethiopia

The FMoH aims to provide equitable and quality health services for all with compassion and patient-centered care. The ministry needs to envision beyond the capacity to implement agreed at national policy, strategic plans and guidelines to deliver these services and address public demand.

This required to set up a “delivery unit”, which is a small group of highly-skilled people who help to achieve outcomes for multiple initiatives that the leadership considers as critical or top priority.

Marie Stopes International Ethiopia and FMoH seek applications from experienced technical expert to serve as a member of Regional Health Bureau Delivery Units (RHB-DU), Health System Strengthening (HSS) and MH/FP Regional Advisor for the awarded project, Family Planning by Choice (FPbC) Program.

The Regional Maternal Health / Family Planning (MH/FP) Advisor will be part of the RHB advisors team seconded to Regional Health Bureau (RHB), Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Core Process through the DFID funded Family Planning by Choice (FPbC) programme.


  • Technical Assistance to RHB and its subsidiaries, CoE sites, MTC, and QAHs

  • Provides technical expertise/guidance and support Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
  • Core Process on Family planning, maternal health and comprehensive abortion care (CAC) on implementation of strategies and standards, quality assurance and build capacity on FP program management.
  • Identifying skill gaps and training needs of the team and create capacity within the RHB, ZHDs, District Health offices and Health facilities to provide effective technical leadership on planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of FP/RH programme and strategies including improving standards and job aids on FP/RH.
  • Provide Technical assistance to the RHB to Assess, Monitor and identify potential and proven barriers for FP/CAC service uptake in the region and develop mitigation plan to address gaps
  • Provides support to strategic approach for designing and core activity interventions towards successful implementation of Center of Excellence (COEs)/model training centers and Quality Assurance Hubs (QAHs) as part of the FPbC program.

  • Provides technical support for the implementation of consolidated annual work plan on Family Planning /CAC including the design and implementation of initiatives to scale up FP services and strengthening integration of Family Planning (FP), Adolescent and youth health services (AYHS) and Maternal Health (MH).
  • Develop region specific plan for FPbC project, liaise and support RHB to make sure that planned activities are included and harmonized with the RHB plan. Monitor region specific performances against regional targets and KPIs
  • Use all opportunities in the region to sensitize and advocate about the project to ensure ownership, enhance regional commitment and ensure sustainability.
  • Engaged with the regional/Zonal RH forums to sensitize stakeholders and address ongoing operational challenges
  • Collaborate with relevant other regional stallholders for inclusion of strategies/activities to ensure consideration of underserved population (including youth, pastoralist community and rural women)
  • Facilitates effective partnership with stakeholders engaged in FP/RH program, assist in coordination and support existing regional and zonal level FP/RH related platforms.

    Capacity building and training

  • Support RHBs/ZHDs and Liaise with QAHs officers to identify appropriate CoE sites, MTC and QAHs and in making the training /mentorship system functional.
  • Facilitate and support technical assistance to enhance technical capacity on training, mentoring and supportive supervision to FP experts and health service providers on Long Acting and Permanent Contraceptives (LARC/PM) including Postpartum FP, Post Abortion Contraceptives, quality of care (QOC) and other SRH areas to enhance competency and performance.
  • Participates in establishing MTC/CoE for family planning and safe abortion services to provide training, mentoring and supportive supervision to QAHs at referral/general/primary hospitals and to other institutions.

    Coordination and representation

  • Works collaboratively with RHBs, ZHDs, PFSA, NGO partners, to enhance family planning commodity security including providing training, information and knowledge-base and methodologies to regional counterparts, planners, policy makers, programme managers and service providers.

    Monitoring and documentation

  • Ensure that FPbC strategies are aligned with the government strategies and reforms to ensure sustainability of the project activities to the government system
  • Provides technical leadership and support to identify, document and disseminate evidence-based best practices in relation to family planning.
  • preparation of periodic reports or inputs into reports, attending meetings, preparing summary reports on meetings, preparing advocacy documents and briefs, assisting in the organization of related panels or round tables, perform demographics analysis and projections, publications, summaries and special reports and dissemination of results.
  • Provides technical support and inputs to prepare periodic reports of programme results and disseminates results including by project reports, publications, summaries and special reports.
  • Carries out other duties as appropriate and as assigned by immediate supervisors at FMOH, and Engender Health.

    Job Requirements

    Person Specification

    Qualification Requirements:


  • MPH specialization with background in BSC Midwife or Nurse or Public Health Officer or Medical Doctor.


  • At least 5 years’ experience in the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of FP and other SRH programmes in Ethiopia.
  • Demonstrated experience in improving access to a range of FP options including LARC (Implants and IUCDs), permanent methods of FP and post-partum FP and CAC services.
  • Demonstrated programmatic and technical experience in implementing in-service training, mentoring and supportive supervision in the areas of FP/SRH.
  • Proven experience in preparing policy documents such as strategies, guidelines, training materials and job aids.
    Experience in providing technical assistance for FMOH, RHBs or similar entities is highly required

    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • In-depth knowledge of Ethiopian heath sector transformation plan (HSTP) and regional level policies, guidelines and standards on FP/RH.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of Ministry of Health structure and health service delivery system.
  • Demonstrated leadership in working and collaborating with a wide range of partners including FMOH, RHBs, universities/teaching hospitals, and development partners.
  • Ability to interact with experts and collaborators across multiple disciplines, programme areas, and cultures.
  • Proven capacity to oversee development/implementation of work plans, monitoring and evaluation activities, and reports.
  • Proven skills in report writing and publication of articles on maternal health, family planning and other related themes.
  • Knowledge of the local language, culture and regional working condition is an added advantage
  • Ability to lead, manage and mentor team with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills including written and oral communications in English.
  • Computer literate, with knowledge of Windows applications, including Excel spreadsheets.

    Leadership Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to take critical decision while building a shared vision with others; acts as a catalyst for change, manage conflicts effectively and inspire others to translate vision into action.
  • Proven capacity to keeps up to date with trends in the field and develop a climate in the programme that is conducive to creative thinking.
  • Ability to recognize and act on internal and external factors that affect the work of the organization/programme.
  • Demonstrated good communication, advocacy and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate with various stakeholders: express concisely and clearly ideas and concepts in written and oral form.

    Local Language

    Speaking local language is an advantage
    Number of Position: (01)

    Duty Station: Secondment to Gambella Regional Health Bureau

    Salary: As per MSIE Salary Scale

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified applicants should mail only their motivation letter and C.V, within ten (10) days from the date of this announcement to:

    Human Resources, Marie Stopes International Ethiopia

    Through the following e-mail address:

    Due to the volume of applications, we will only contact shortlisted candidates, and we are unable to provide any feedback on unsuccessful applications.

    Please mention the title of the position and work place you applied for on the subject line of your email.

    Candidates Who Do Not Follow These Instructions Will Not Be Considered.

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