Save the Children is recruiting a Child Health Lead (CHL) position for the MOMENTUM 2A Program, which will provide targeted and catalytic MNCH/FP/RH technical and capacity development assistance to local organizations and host country institutions at national and sub-national levels. This position will support countries that are making progress along the journey to self-reliance and whose needs have shifted from comprehensive service delivery programming to technical guidance and capacity-building for specific, predetermined technical areas. At the global level, the position will contribute to the technical leadership and learning, and USAID’s policy dialogue for achievement of global MNCH/FP/RH goals through support to globally-endorsed MNCH/FP/RH initiatives, strategies, frameworks, guidelines, and action plans. This position will provide overall strategic direction and technical leadership in child health (CH) services. The CHL will work collaboratively with USAID technical teams and relevant global, regional, and country actors to advance and inform policy dialogue and facilitate the uptake of state-of-the-art technical approaches within country programs.
This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.
What You'll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
- Work collaboratively with USAID technical teams and relevant global, regional, and country actors to advance and inform policy dialogue;
- Lead all technical assistance and capacity development activities to facilitate the uptake of state of the art technical approaches within country programs that increase access to and use of evidence-based CH interventions;
- Design and develop activities and approaches that will lead to outcomes that are both scalable and sustainable long-term;
- Increase the effectiveness and capacity of country institutions and systems to sustainably plan and manage CH services, including anticipating and responding to crises, as well as long-term demographic and epidemiologic transitions;
- Build collaborative relationships with donors, host-country governments, and local and international health and development implementers;
- Build the capacity of country governing bodies to align CH policies and guidelines with international standards and evidence-based, innovative and promising practices;
- Strengthen engagement with civil society, local institutions, community-based and faith-based organizations to narrow CH equity gaps, improve quality of care, and hold health systems accountable;
- Provide strategic direction, guidance, planning and management oversight for the CH activities;
- Serve as the technical/knowledge hub in the organization for CH, and oversee the project role in providing leadership at the global, regional and country levels;
Collaborate with other technical specialties to achieve coverage and equity results by promoting evidence-based programs to scale;
Identify training needs for the purpose of capacity building, sustainability of program and promotion/expansion of service coverage;
Contribute to strategic plans, annual and quarterly work plans, and provide overall CH technical guidance in line with USAID guidelines to achieve project objectives;
Contribute to the metrics and analytical tools to measure progress, conduct assessments and evaluations and ensure collaborating, learning and adaptive management throughout the project;
Ensure compliance with USG regulations and procedures, and Save the Children policies and guidelines;
Manage and motivate direct reports to achieve their work plan objectives, and to contribute to the achievement of the overall program goals;
Incorporate SC’s vision, values, and full adherence to Code of Conduct principles.
- Minimum 10 years' experience working internationally in child health programming;
- Clinical or public health graduate degree;
- Proven senior expertise in developing and implementing effective partnerships with local partners, government entities, and donors;
- Knowledge and proven experience in CH technical leadership, strategy development, and staff oversight;
- Demonstrated leadership, management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to liaise effectively with and collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including global (WHO, UNICEF, FP2020, Gavi, etc.), regional (WAHO, ADB, etc.), national, local, public and private partners;
- Strong interpersonal and capacity building skills including training, mentoring, and coaching;
- Excellent project and personnel management skills. Demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations;
- In-depth knowledge of USAID approaches and regulations;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
What’s In It for You
- Aetna Medical and Dental insurance with a concierge service
- Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
- Vision Insurance
- Life insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Commuter Benefit Program
- Vacation and Sick leave
- Paid holidays
What makes us special!
- Generous Retirement Savings with matching company contributions of up to 8%
- Family Leave – 10 additional days of paid time off for you to use to care for your family members
- Additional Maternity and Paternity Leave – 30 days where parents can take additional paid leave (beyond short-term disability and FMLA) at the birth or adoption of a child during that critical first year!
- Critical Child Illness Leave – We hope you never have to use it, but we will provide an additional 30 days of paid leave per year should your dependent child be faced with a critical illness.
- Pet Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Identity Protection, Home, Auto and additional Life insurances
- Summer Fun Fridays – Early release at 1:30 pm on selected Fridays during the summer months.
- Volunteer Day – One paid day a year to support the causes that matter to you!
- Ergonomic Options – Every employee at our HQ offices has the option of a sitting/standing desk
- Leadership and Employee Development Training, including:
- Our remarkable in-house CORE, Senior Management Development, and Leadership Development Programs
- Language learning opportunities
- Continuous Improvement skill development programs
- Lunch and Learn information sharing sessions
- Work hard/Play hard! We make sure there’s ample opportunity for fun, engagement, and celebration while you work, such as networking events, March Madness, World Cup, Dodgeball Tournaments, Take Your Child to Work Day, Founder’s Day, and our annual Day of Service
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