Technical Specialist 12 / Family Planning / Reproductive Health Technical Director – SHOPS Plus at Abt Associates

Abt Associates -The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world.  Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management.  Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Technical Specialist 12 / Family Planning / Reproductive Health Technical Director - SHOPS PlusJob ID: 51487Location: AbujaJob Description:Abt Associates seeks a FP/RH expert with clinical and public health experience to serve as FP/RH Technical Director in Nigeria under SHOPS Plus. SHOPS Plus is USAID’s flagship initiative in private sector health.The project seeks to harness the full potential of the private sector and catalyze public-private engagement to improve health outcomes in family planning, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and other health areas.In Nigeria, SHOPS Plus will capacitate public and private providers to scale up family planning, especially long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs).The Family Planning and Reproductive Health (FP/RH) Technical Director will provide technical leadership in the areas of clinical FP/RH training and learning, with particular emphasis on long acting reversible contraceptives.He/she will develop training strategies to increase the capacity of providers to offer LARC services, design and guide interventions, develop key technical partnerships, and ensure that clinical training skills and supervision of health care providers is sustained.He/she will supervise the assessment of training needs and develop or adapt training materials in line with national policies and procedures.He/she will represent the project in technical foraKey Roles and ResponsibilitiesThe FP/RH Technical Director will be an integral part of the SHOPS Plus senior program management team and s/he will:Lead the development of the  project’s FP/RH training strategy that ensures an appropriate mix of providersLead or supervise capacity building activities for an appropriate mix of health care providers in family planning and reproductive health including task sharing..Ensure that all capacity building activities are carried out according to national and international standards.Ensure incorporation of client-centered care in all capacity building activities for quality of care within the context of rights-based FP.Contribute to the development of the accountability mechanism to foster client-centered care, and ensure client’s rights and choice are respected by the providers.Ensure inclusion of a continuum of learning process in the capacity building activitiesIdentify key barriers and opportunities for FP/RH services.Contribute to the development of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan (AMELP), including gathering and analyzing data.Provide ongoing quality assurance and quality improvement for technical activities, including feeding back learning from AMELP and international best practices.Contract and supervise the work of national FP/RH trainers.Serve as technical resource for all training, including training of trainers.Lead implementation of referral systems, as necessary.Build and maintain relationships with a broad range of prospective partners and participate in relevant technical working groups.Collaborate with other implementing partners that focus on demand generation, behavior change, contraceptive supplies, and other essential services.Facilitate the delivery of contraceptives for the last mile to the facilities.Ensure that both public and private facilities follow reporting procedures.Together with the COP, develop and implement a FP/RH scale up strategy for the private sector in partnership with the public sector.Together with the COP, serve as a senior manager to ensure smooth functioning of the project.Prepare technical reports on the SHOPS Plus FP/RH program.Supervise the work of project’s state offices.Supervise the work of designated staff and consultants.

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