Senior Advisor, Child Health Lead, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership (MCGL)

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Full Time
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Date Posted
Washington, DC
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Save the Children

The Senior Advisor will provide targeted and catalytic MNCH/FP/RH technical and capacity development assistance to local organizations and host country institutions at national and sub-national levels. You will support countries that are making progress along the journey to sustainable development and whose needs have shifted from comprehensive service delivery programming to technical guidance and capacity-building for specific, predetermined technical areas. At the global level, you will contribute to the technical leadership and learning, and USAID’s policy dialogue for achievement of global MNCH/FP/RH goals through support to globally-endorsed MNCH/FP/RH initiatives, strategies, frameworks, guidelines, and action plans. You will provide overall strategic direction and technical leadership in child health (CH) services. You will work collaboratively with USAID technical teams and relevant global, regional, and country actors to advance and inform policy dialogue and facilitate the uptake of state of the art technical approaches within country programs.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

  • Work collaboratively with USAID technical teams and relevant global, regional, and country actors to advance and inform policy dialogue;
  • Lead all technical assistance and capacity development activities to facilitate the uptake of state-of-the-art technical approaches within country programs that increase quality, access to and use of evidence-based CH interventions;
  • Design and develop activities and approaches that will lead to outcomes that are both scalable and sustainable long-term;
  • Increase the effectiveness and capacity of country institutions and systems to sustainably plan and manage CH services, including anticipating and responding to crises, as well as long-term demographic and epidemiological transitions;
  • Build collaborative relationships with donors, host-country governments, and local and international health and development implementers;
  • Build the capacity of country governing bodies to align CH policies and guidelines with international standards and evidence-based, innovative and promising practices;
  • Strengthen engagement with civil society, local institutions, community-based and faith-based organizations to narrow CH equity gaps, improve quality of care, and hold health systems accountable;
  • Provide strategic direction, guidance, planning and management oversight for the CH activities.
  • Serve as the technical/knowledge hub in the organization for CH; and oversee the project role in providing leadership at the global, regional and country levels;
  • Collaborate with other technical specialties to increase integration across the MCGL teams and achieve quality, coverage and equity results by promoting evidence-based programs to scale;
  • Identify training needs for the purpose of capacity building, sustainability of program and promotion/expansion of coverage of services
  • Contribute to strategic plans, annual and quarterly work plans, and provide overall CH technical guidance in line with USAID guidelines to achieve project objectives;
  • Contribute to the metrics and analytical tools to measure progress, conduct assessments and evaluations and ensure collaborating, learning and adaptive management throughout the project;
  • Ensure compliance with USG regulations and procedures, and Save the Children policies and guidelines;
  • Manage and motivate direct reports to achieve their work plan objectives, and to contribute to the achievement of the overall program goals;
  • Incorporate SC’s vision, values, and full adherence to Code of Conduct principles.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, plus at least 10 years of relevant experience
  • Professional proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining and environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Proven senior expertise in developing and implementing effective partnerships with partners, government entities, and donors;
  • Knowledge and proven experience in CH technical leadership, strategy development, and staff oversight;
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to liaise effectively with and collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including global (WHO, UNICEF, FP2020, Gavi, etc.), regional (WAHO, ADB, etc.), national, local, public and private partners;
  • Strong interpersonal and capacity building skills including training, mentoring, and coaching;
  • Excellent project and personnel management skills. Demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations;
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID approaches and regulations;
Preferred Qualifications
  • Clinical or public health graduate degree
Qualified candidates should apply directly through our Careers page on the Save the Children website: