Senior Clinical Family Planning Technical Advisor
Posting Number: #020-23
Position Title: Senior Clinical Family Planning Technical Advisor
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Washington, DC
A. Summary Statement:
The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.
The Global Health Training, Advisory and Support Contract (GHTASC) delivers effective global health programming to advance the mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Global Health (GH) through institutional support and workforce development services from junior, mid-level, senior and expert advisory, and administrative professionals.
The Bureau for Global Health (GH) serves as USAID’s primary source of technical expertise, leadership, and donor coordination for the health sector, including HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases, maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition (MNCH-N), family planning and reproductive health, and health systems strengthening and reform. GH is responsible for advancing field-relevant, state-of-the-art research and the transfer of new technologies and approaches to field programs. Through its staff, programs, and country teams, GH provides critical support to USAID missions and field programs in more than 70 countries.
Within GH, The Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) works to advance and support voluntary family planning and reproductive health programs worldwide to reduce unintended pregnancy and foster improved reproductive health behaviors. PRH undertakes activities and manages programs that advance and apply state-of-the-art technologies, expand access to quality services, promote healthy behavior, broaden contraceptive availability and choices, and strengthen policies and systems to address family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) needs. PRH provides strategic direction, global technical leadership, and support to field programs; ensures responsiveness to Congressional and Administration priorities, directives and restrictions; and provides information on USAID’s family planning and reproductive health programs.
The Service Delivery Improvement Division (SDI) is one of four divisions in PRH. SDI develops and applies innovative strategies across a range of public, private and community sectors that improve the performance of individuals, organizations, and systems for the sustainable delivery of quality family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) services. SDI and the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN) Office collaborate on a number of projects with integrated approaches to expanding access to quality MNCH/FP/RH services, such as postpartum family planning, postabortion care, and fistula prevention and repair, each of which includes skilled clinical care.
Full salary range for this position is $129,740 to $195,000 per year, with the starting salary determined based on candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, as well as budget availability.
Employment Type : Full Time.
B. Position Summary:
The Senior Clinical Family Planning Technical Advisor will primarily support the Service Delivery Improvement Division of Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) as a PHI Institutional Support Contractor (ISC). In this role, the selected candidate will provide family planning expertise and technical assistance for SDI on clinical quality of care across projects to improve FP/RH service delivery, including the delivery of integrated services (e.g. FP-MNCHN; FP-HIV). They will serve as a technical resource for PRH on international clinical FP/RH best practices. They will also serve as one of the Agency’s primary resources for up-to-date and authoritative information on contraceptive technology as they relate to the introduction, provision and use of FP/RH methods. They will promote cross-sectoral collaboration and synergies, as well as collaborate with other USG agencies, donors and multilateral agencies.
C. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Serve as technical advisor on SDI projects, especially those with clinical activities.
- Participate in/lead technical working groups or committees within and outside USAID, especially those focused on clinical FP methods, integrated FP/MNCHN and FP/HIV services, and their safe, voluntary, and respectful delivery to clients.
- Liaise with international professional organizations on their role in advancing safe and voluntary FP services, clinical training, integrated FP/MNCHN and FP/HIV service provision, and strengthened core competencies in professional training standards.
- Serve as the point of contact for updating and delivering the PRH FP course for USAID staff.
- Serve as a contributor for updating the FP Training Resource Package (FP TRP), and integrated FP/MCHN guidelines and practice documents, in collaboration with the World Health Organization and other donor and development partners.
- Collaborate with the other three Divisions in PRH – Research Technology and Utilization (RTU), Commodity Security and Logistics (CSL), and Policy, Evaluation and Communication (PEC) -on new FP method introduction and scale up, and new methods under development.
- Provide expert technical guidance to USAID regarding scientific and regulatory issues pertaining to the introduction, provision and use of FP/RH methods, including medical eligibility and service provision, and safety considerations.
- Provide expert advice to all levels of USAID on the application of research findings to ensure that findings and informed judgments serve as the basis for establishing policy guidelines and improving program performance.
- Guide the development and implementation of clinical training approaches used by USAID implementing partners, in collaboration with other donors and stakeholders, and FP programs managers and trainers at the country level.
- Provide technical guidance to staff as it relates to the development, implementation, and evaluation of client-centered, safe and voluntary FP programs.
- Provide strategic input and technical expertise to senior GH staff and other Agency staff on proposed FP service delivery activities, policy initiatives, and research proposals.
- Lead/provide support in other technical efforts within PRH, and GH, and internal and external to USAID, as appropriate/assigned based on organizational and programming needs.
- Participate as the family planning advisor on one or more country support teams.
- Provide/lead technical efforts to support field Missions in developing and improving FP/RH clinical quality of care programming in the context of overall country policies and country strategies.
- Provide/lead support efforts to Mission health offices for overall technical FP/RH expertise, strategic planning guidance and management support.
- Conduct country visits to provide/lead technical support to field Missions in the design, implementation, management and/or evaluation of FP/RH health programming.
- Approximate international/domestic travel: 25-30% of the time.
- Other duties as assigned.
D. Qualification Requirements:
- Master’s degree with 10 years of relevant experience, or bachelor’s degree with 12 years of relevant experience, Associate’s degree and 14 years of relevant experience, OR High School graduate and 16 years of relevant experience.
- US citizen or US permanent resident with the ability to obtain and maintain facility clearance.
- Minimum of an RN degree in nursing or nurse midwifery or a medical degree (MD, DO).
- Minimum of 5 years of clinical experience, preferably in areas women’s reproductive health, surgical skills, clinical training, and mentorship.
- Excellent leadership, program management, and interpersonal skills.
- Minimum 5 years’ experience in international/resource-poor setting(s), in areas such as designing, implementing, and evaluating family planning, maternal and child health, and/or HIV/AIDS programs.
- Technical expertise in public health, with a focus on family planning, reproductive health, maternal child health, and/or HIV/AIDS.
- Demonstrated understanding of public health and family planning and reproductive health issues in developing countries.
- Foreign language fluency preferred.
- Strong interpersonal, facilitation, and team building skills, and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.
- Strong oral and written communication skills, including substantial presentation experience to high-level audiences (policymakers, program managers, donors, corporations/business enterprises), as well as experience in facilitation and small group process.
- Excellent writing skills; good computer skills including PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and other software relevant to presentations.
- Ability to travel domestically and internationally.
- Innovation: Employee takes initiative to propose new ideas/approaches and demonstrates ability to find new and better ways to accomplish work.
- Customer Service: Handles customer questions and complaints, communicates with customers, handles service problems politely and efficiently, always available for customers, follows procedure to solve customer problems, understands company products and services, maintains pleasant and professional image.
- Accountability: Takes ownership of work responsibilities and holds high standards. Keeps commitments and takes appropriate actions to ensure obligations are met. Pursues efficiency and effectiveness and adheres to Organization policies and procedures.
- Interpersonal Skills: Employee demonstrates ability to work in cooperation with others and communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, subordinates, clients, and other outside contacts.
- Continual Learning: Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues professional development that is aligned with organizational role, contribution, and goals. Proactively shares knowledge with others to foster learning across the Organization.
F. APPLICATION INFORMATION:
Prior to submitting your application your resume must include relevant paid and non-paid experience showing dates held with month, year and hours worked per week for each position. Please ensure that all relevant experience and education is documented on your resume. There is no limitation to resume length; updates to resumes will not be accepted during the interview and selection process.
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) STATUS
This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.
PHI WORKFORCE MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY
Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.
New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.
This position described in this announcement falls under a contract with the Federal Government, and therefore is subject to the provisions put forward in OMB Circular A-76 which prohibit contractors from performing inherently governmental functions. Specifically, employees placed in agency positions will not perform inherently governmental functions, nor supervise any personnel other than the contractor’s own staff, nor make final decisions or sign documents that commit the U.S. Government
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