Pathfinder International
Senior Technical Advisor
Pathfinder International
Posted date 6th April, 2022 Last date to apply 29th May, 2022
Category INGO

Job Code and Title:

PKSTA & Senior Technical Advisor

Alternate Title

Senior Technical Advisor - HSS



Job Family


Business Unit


Cost Center


Country(s) Supporting


Reports to

Country Director


Pathfinder International, Pakistan is implementing various family planning and HSS projects in the country. Specifically, we aim to concretize our support to institutionalization of critical Family Planning best practices in the provinces based on our in-depth experience of FP programming and specifically our flagship project Naya Qadam. We welcome applications from senior qualified candidates who are interested in reproductive health and MNCH, are experts in results-based management for public policy implementation and possess the competencies, education, and experience cited below. This position Provides technical leadership for Pathfinder programs with a focus on PPFP and PAFP. Collaborates with project team on project activities that have a combined program focus. Collaborates with other members of the project team to ensure that deliverables meet the needs of intended populations. With capacity building and developing as a guiding principle, engages closely with government and/or local NGOs on the design, management and monitoring of all field-based programs. Coordinates with in-country agencies and programs to ensure linkages and to identify opportunities for integration between SRHR and HSS Delivery and broader health, educational, vocational, and other non-health interventions that meet the needs of intended populations. Assesses technical and training needs, reviews and adapts training materials, and contributes to scaling up successful experiences in implementing best practices in clinical and community settings that lead to increased use of family planning services. Ensures that the project team draws on state-of-the-art knowledge and practices in the areas specific to the program area. Partners with other technical advisors to enable policy, research and programs that benefit women and female children. Works to successfully execute the duties of the anticipated BMGF supported Project for providing TA to the government for institutionalization of  PPFP and PAFP.

Key Performance Areas

Major Activities / Responsibilities


Strategic Leadership

Provides strategic technical leadership and expertise to project sites on the implementation of high quality SRHR and HSS Delivery at community levels. Responsible for aligning and integrating project strategies and activities with existing systems, including women and child affairs, health, education and others, with which adolescents interact Leads in the development of or providing technical assistance in the global and country-specific approaches, tools and materials supporting tailored approaches for intended populations in SRHR and PPFP and PAFP Delivery programs. Builds on existing tools and develops or adapts innovative approaches to ensure the efficiency, acceptability and impact of SRHR products and services.


Programming Design & Implementation

Leads in the design, development and implementation of innovative, effective, country appropriate programming for SRHR to build and develop capacity of intended populations.


Technical Assistance

Provides technical assistance to country offices, host- country governments, local partners, and other agencies to assess needs and develop SRHR and PPFP and PAFP Integrated Service Delivery standards and guidance, and/or provide SRHR and HSS services that are responsive to the needs of intended populations


Technical Support for Proposals

Technical Support for Proposals: Provides technical support on the development of proposals, including participation in strategizing for technical approach, proposal writing and proposal review.


Resource Management

Collaborates with other project teams, other donors and country-based entities in the development and implementation of SRHR and HSS Delivery to bring a broad range of resources to meet multiple needs of intended populations.


Quality Assurance

Works with the technical team to ensure that best practices for services and service integration are well documented, evaluated and poised for scale up. Coaches and builds teams to optimize staff performance programming, target setting and project workplan and scale-up.


Liaison with Key Stakeholders

 Liaises and coordinates with key stakeholders and donors.




Support the country Director in leadership for the country program, business growth, team development and operational excellence including building capacities of the team, government health managers and policy makers on institutionalization of FP, PPFP and PAFP, through result-based management approaches, exploring new constituencies for project success,   and strengthening the positioning of the organization.


Minimum Education and Work Experience:

  • Master’s degree in public health, management, public policy or related discipline.
  • 10 years’ experience in working in international development, preferably in implementing programs in developing countries seeking to empower women and girls.
  • Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills using local languages and English language.
  • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
  • Global-Local approach: Ability to thrive in a global local organization and country-led decision making.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work related matters

Preferred Education and Work Experience:

  • 5 years’ international non-profit experience
  • Prefer: Experience with multi-donor funded complex projects
  • Prefer: Knowledge of World Bank TA packages particularly for Universal Health Coverage
  • Prefer: Experience in project design and successful business development
  • Prefer: Experience living or working in developing countries that aids in understanding of program context, field realities, and technical needs
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.


  • Country Specific Public Health System: Advanced knowledge of the countries’ public health systems.
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Deep knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of programs, including program strategies and indicators, and the latest professional developments in SRHR and HSS Delivery. Proven skills in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating development and intervention activities, preferably with USAID, WHO, or other donor organizations working in the health sector.
  • Program Operations and Development: Mastery of skills in implementing and managing similar program operations in the developing world, including advocacy.
  • Proposal Development: Mastery of skills in proposal development from concept to full proposal, resource mobilization, and proven ability to raise substantial research/development funds.
  • Leadership: Mastery of skills as a leader in health and health service delivery strengthening in developing countries and proven ability in developing strategic plans.
  • Program and Project Planning and Management: Deep skills in program and project management and planning to fulfill performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities.
  • Operations and Financial Management: Deep knowledge of operations and financial management in developing countries.
  • Change Leadership: Ability to demonstrate a high degree of flexibility in managing change across a broad group of stakeholders in an inclusive manner.
  • Presentation Skills: Proven ability to make presentations on results and products to small and large groups.
  • Community Relations: Mastery of skills in facilitating work relationships between partners, government officials, and communities

Other Information:

  • Travel required (30% or less)
  • Uses cellular and office phone, laptop or desktop computer

Other Information:

Pathfinder International has a zero tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Sexual Harassment and any forms of Abuse against its beneficiaries. We believe that upholding the rights, dignity and safety is everyone’s, who is associated in any way with Pathfinder, responsibility and thus everyone is required to adhere to the Code of Conduct, that enshrines principles of PSEA/SH, always (both during work hours and outside work hours). Familiarization with, and adherence to, the Code of Conduct is an essential requirement of al, in addition to related mandatory training.

As a Pathfinder employee/vendor/service provider/advisory, you commit to upholding Pathfinder’s Code of Conduct, and agree to any consequence due to any violation. You also commit to reporting any violation that may come to your knowledge, as per Pathfinder policy.

Pathfinder is committed to providing equal employment opportunities, terms and conditions of employment consistent with the principles of equal opportunity, and an environment that supports and promotes self-development and job satisfaction for all eligible employees. Pathfinder recruits, hires, trains, transfers, and promotes without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, gender identity/expression, disability, handicap, or any other category protected by law

* This job description format focuses on the main duties of the position and is not intended to list every potential task or assignment.

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