Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Officer

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Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Officer

  • Post Date:August 19, 2022
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  • Career Level Officer
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Health Care
Job Description

CORDAID seeks to fill the position of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Officer.

Reporting to : Deputy Director Reproductive Health within MoHCC and Team Leader Cordaid-Harare
Duty Station : Cordaid Harare

Introduction

The Government of Zimbabwe has received funding from the World Bank-Global Financing Facility to implement the Zimbabwe Health Sector Development Support Project (HSDSP) Additional Financing V. The objective of the Programme is to sustain coverage and improve the quality of an integrated package of Reproductive, Maternal, New-born, Child and Adolescent Health Plus Nutrition (RMNCAH-N) services, as well as strengthen COVID-19 response and institutional capacity to manage performance-based contracts consistent with the Recipients’ ongoing health initiatives. Cordaid is the Programme Implementing Entity.
The project will expand the Results-Based Financing (RBF) package of services to cover prioritized RMNCAH-N and other related services to respond to Zimbabwe’s burden of disease while also reconfiguring the RBF approach to appropriately respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to continuing to support institutionalization of the RBF programme in Zimbabwe, the project will support central hospitals and provincial hospitals through quality focused RBF; pilot extended supply side of community RBF through community-based health workers; scale up the pilot urban RBF to the remaining facilities in the two urban cities i.e., Harare and Bulawayo and undertake a feasibility assessment of introducing the health equity card. The project will also support the Government’s COVID emergency response and further strengthen institutional capacity through implementation of selected health financing reforms.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Officer will be responsible for providing technical assistance on the areas of adolescent sexual and reproductive health issues of the AFV project in particular and within the Ministry of Health and Child Care’s (MoHCC) national programme in general.

REPORTING STRUCTURE AND SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITY

  • The Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Officer will directly report to the Deputy Director Reproductive Health within MoHCC and Team leader Cordaid.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Use knowledge of sexual and reproductive health best practices in strategic planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of adolescent and reproductive health Programme in Zimbabwe.
  • Serve as a resource and provide technical input and direction to the Reproductive Health Unit within the Family Health Department of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) in the areas of adolescent and sexual reproductive health to promote the use of best practices at scale.
  • Serve as a resource person and provide technical input and direction in the areas of adolescent and reproductive health to the different areas of the project i.e., RBF and Urban Voucher and CQI in line with MoHCC policies, strategies, guidelines, and project objectives.
  • Develop and maintain relationships within the family health department, other departments within MOHCC and partners to foster productive collaboration towards accomplishment of objectives.
  • Support the implementation of adolescent sexual and reproductive health program activities including training, supervision, mentoring, development of tools, revision of guidelines and building strategic partnerships with clinical and management staff at all levels.
  • Participate in the different national working groups on adolescent sexual and reproductive health.
  • Contribute to strategic program planning within the Reproductive Health Unit and Family Health Department of the MOHCC.
  • Organize fora to share technical and programmatic knowledge, approaches and lessons learned of the adolescent and sexual reproductive health components of the project.
  • Provide technical leadership to technical staff with in MoHCC and Cordaid on adolescent and sexual reproductive health.
  • Participate in the development of quality indicators on adolescent sexual and reproductive health for national Programme and quality supervision checklist
  • Participate in national surveys on adolescent sexual and reproductive health
  • Contribute to documentation and reporting needs (e.g., technical reports, quarterly/annual reports, lessons learned documents, etc. of the project and MoHCC.
  • Any other duties as requested by Deputy Director Reproductive Health.

Selection Criteria: The adolescent sexual and reproductive health Officer shall be selected based on the Individual Officer selection method of the World Bank’s regulations. Main criteria for the selection will be relevant work experience and qualifications.

Required Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • First degree in Health Promotion, Social Sciences, Medicine, and Nursing Sciences. Post graduate university degree with a specialization in Public Health, Epidemiology or relevant social sciences is an added advantage.
  • Training or post graduate diploma on adolescent wellbeing; adolescent sexual and reproductive health; sexual reproductive health, and rights, is an added advantage.
  • Experience of at least seven to ten years in the public health sector (and more in particular adolescent sexual and reproductive health) is required.
  • Experience in policy and strategy reviews and coordination of adolescent sexual and reproductive health programming is an added advantage.
  • Strong health data analysis, monitoring, and evaluation skills
  • Experience in facilitating training, mentorship and development of tools is a strong asset.
  • Good planning and organizing skills.
  • Discreet, honest, trustworthy (trusted), proactive, methodical, diplomatic, task-oriented and team player.
  • Experience in Results Based Financing is an added advantage.
  • Experience in preparing reports, scientific papers and delivering presentations
  • Excellent oral and written English.

DURATION OF SERVICE: The adolescent sexual and reproductive health Officer will be contracted up to 31 December 2022 with possible contract renewal depending on performance and available Project funding.

FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED BY CORDAID

CORDAID shall provide the following facilities to the ASRH Officer during her/his tenure of services:

  • Office space with furniture and computer
  • Email and internet access
  • Required office stationeries
  • Photocopying, printing, and scanning facilities
  • Transport and accommodation for field assignments

To apply

Qualified and experienced persons are encouraged to urgently apply and attach detailed CVs to: [email protected] and copy [email protected]

Deadline: 21 August 2022 midnight

Cordaid does not ask for a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Cordaid is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, political affiliation, religion, tribe, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, health status or age.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.