Family Planning/Reproductive Health Delivery Training Specialist

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Save the Children

Save the Children is currently recruiting for a five-year, $19.2M USAID-funded opportunity in Egypt. The “Strengthening Egypt’s Family Planning Program” (SEFPP) Activity will provide technical assistance and training in support of Egypt’s Family Planning/Reproductive Health (FP/RH) Program. The focused interventions under SEFPP are expected to result in increased demand for FP services and improved quality of services leading to a positive change in contraceptive use and in reducing fertility over time. The SEFPP will build upon the work of ongoing health activities in country to the extent feasible. The focus of implementation of the SEFPP Activity will be on the nine governorates of Upper Egypt and the slum areas of Cairo and Alexandria. These geographic areas have the highest Total Fertility Rate (TFR) and comparatively low Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR). Support to these governorates will also focus on increasing availability and access to high impact interventions in reproductive health as well as ensuring the quality of family planning service provisions in both public and private sectors.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact

The Family Planning/Reproductive Health Delivery Training Specialist will be responsible for developing and implementing training and supervision interventions to improve the quality of care of FP/RH services in collaboration with our program staff. The Training Specialist for FP/RH delivery will also be responsible for supporting and providing quality services through knowledgeable and skilled providers. S/he will provide technical leadership to strengthen community-based FP/RH service delivery; implement activities to strengthen FP community based service delivery; and utilize evidence-based best practices to inform the scale up of FP community based interventions. The Specialist will also identify ways in which FP/RH training can be sustained and inclusive of both clinical and counseling skills. With a strong focus on the geographic areas of nine governorates of Upper Egypt and the slum areas, this role will be an integral part of collaborating with local resources in order to foster sustainability for this program across these critical districts.

An MD or MBBS is required. An additional Degree in Public Health, social sciences or other relevant course of study is a plus; USAID health project implementation experience in the public and private sectors is desired; Minimum of 10 years of experience in international public health in the fields of maternal health, family planning and reproductive health; At least 7 years’ experience in FP/RH training and/or service delivery experience; Expertise in FP/RH technical skills training, FP/RH counseling skills; capacity building of health workers and institutions; quality improvement are highly desirable; Demonstrated skill in written and oral communications; Demonstrated knowledge of USAID policies and procedures; Able to work effectively in, and communicate with, a diverse set of professionals; Strong interpersonal skills, including experience successfully interacting with host government officials, private sector and NGO partners, and other stakeholders; Experience with establishing Public Private Engagement in Health is desired; Excellent written and oral communication skills in English required and Arabic a plus.
Qualified candidates should apply directly to: Ronnie Sue Stanford, Senior Specialist - Recruitment, Save the Children, by email with their CV to: EOE