Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University, USA. For more than 40 years and in over 150 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. Jhpiego is dedicated to improving the health of women and families in developing countries. In Pakistan’s Punjab province, DMPA-SC is being newly introduced, consistent with the Government of Punjab’s vision to accelerate the province’s progress toward achieving its FP2030 goals to improve the MCPR, offer equal access to quality FP services, and expand method choice for all women.
Jhpiego, seeks District Coordinator to lead at the district level, ensure planning, management and technical quality of all district-based activities in close consultation with Technical Lead.
- Act as project focal point in the district.
- Develop and maintain strong coordination with all relevant stakeholders like Deputy Commissioner, District Health Officer, Focal Person of IRMNCH, District Population Welfare Office and district coordinators of other MCH & FP component partners at district level.
- Support the Government of Punjab to facilitate uptake and continuation of DMPA-IM and DMPA-SC and FP overall in the district by improving service quality and accessibility for FP methods, overall in the public and private sectors, and by promoting FP decision-making, choice, and positive experience of care among women, men, and couples.
- Work with the government to select service delivery points that represent both rural and urban settings, and that include at least one eligible provider on staff available to provide FP services and counselling.
- Lead health facility readiness exercise in close collaboration with district authorities as per agreed tools.
- Implementing following interventions in district:
- Generate demand
- Build health worker capacity and quality
- Ensure service point readiness
- Establish follow-up and support systems for self-injectors
- Will be responsible for: Smooth implementation of formative assessments interventions in district, Organizing targeted in-depth interviews and/or focus group discussions in consultation with key stakeholders. Qualitative data collection, demand generation, service provision, and client support.
- Manage day-to-day implementation of interventions and research.
- Coordinate with Jhpiego Provincial office and Country office for seeking guideline and providing update regarding the implementation of work plan.
- Submit monthly work plan / activity calendar with Program team.
- Manage data collection and reporting from designated health facilities on monthly basis.
- Prepare / compile monthly reports in accordance with work plan.
- Act as a team leader of district level technical team provide them support in planning and management.
- Process monitoring of activities at field level in order to ensure the accurate translation of strategies into activities at ground level.
- Facilitate the donor, government and Jhpiego team visits as and when required.
- Represent Jhpiego at district level at all relevant forums.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Graduate or equivalent degree in Social or Management Sciences. Master degree will be preferred.
- Minimum 6-7 years of coordination & project management experience especially in Health Sector (Experience in Maternal Newborn & Child Health and Family Planning would be an advantage).
- Demonstrated skills including verbal and written communication, strategic thinking, and organizational team-building and capacity development.
- Should have preferably worked in project or field related activities.
- Strong interpersonal, team management, Information and Communication Technology report writing skills.
- Capacity for analyzing technical and programmatic issues; experience developing solutions, assisting in the design of related operational research, and translating research into practice.
- Experience in promoting partnerships and relationships with stakeholder groups, particularly the Department of Health and PWD.
- Experience supervising staff with strong leadership skills and a supportive management style.
- Ability to work in a complex environment, responsible for multiple tasks and produce high quality results in a short time.
- Computer skills: MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint Ability and willingness for frequent travel to the field sites.
- Excellent coordination skills with demonstrated ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.
- Ability to ensure adherence to applicable laws and regulations.
- Demonstrated ability to exercise confidentiality and professionalism.
Note: Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted. The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
Jhpiego is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Failure to follow the instructions of applying, your application would be denied.
For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at www.jhpiego.org