Thursday, December 6, 2012

Senior Job Opportunity in Pakistan

Senior Capacity Building Advisor

Job Description

Pathfinder is seeking a Senior Capacity Building Advisor to provide technical leadership for all capacity building activities of a Health Systems (HSS) Project in Pakistan. This anticipated five-year USAID-funded project will focus on developing and supporting innovative, cost-effective, integrated, and quality programs and services to strengthen systems around reproductive, maternal, and child health services for improved outcomes.
The Senior Capacity Building Advisor provides strategic direction and overall technical leadership for all capacity building activities.  S/he works closely with technical staff on the conceptualization, development, implementation, and evaluation of coaching, mentoring, and training programs and activities (e.g. training-of-trainer programs, pre-service and in-service curriculum development, capacity building strategy, etc.) in line with the overall health systems strengthening strategy.  S/he will ensure that aid effectiveness is maximized and sustainable after program activities have ended. 

Desired Skills & Experience

  • A minimum of Masters-level degree in organizational development, international development, business administration or a related field; preferably focused on capacity building.
  • A minimum of 7 years direct work experience in developing countries as a senior expert in training and capacity building, preferably focused on health systems.
  • Proven experience in adult performance improvement program design and delivery, including training of trainers, curriculum development and implementation to improve the functional capacity of organizations to improve sustainability.
  • Advanced understanding of a wide range of capacity building approaches, best practices and lessons learned.
  • Track record in designing and implementing strategy and processes for effective change management.
  • Must have relevant experience, skills, and knowledge working in Community and Health Systems Strengthening areas such as empowerment and self-reliance, organizational strengthening, governance and leadership, community networking and advocacy, service delivery, evidence-based information and resources for health.
  • Prior experience and success managing and evaluating capacity building efforts on international donor-funded projects.
  • Demonstrated management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills, with proven ability to function effectively with multiple host-country counterparts in both the public and NGO sectors.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with host country governments, including senior stakeholders, international organizations, NGO partners, and US government agencies.
  • Familiarity with US Government regulations, procedures and reporting requirements.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication and presentation skills; additional proficiency in Urdu required.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. 
  • Proven ability to manage, motivate, and mentor staff at all levels and create a positive team environment. 
  • Ability and willingness to travel In-county to support training objectives.
Familiarity with the political, social, economic and cultural context of working in Pakistan.

Company Description

Pathfinder International’s mission is to ensure that people everywhere have the right and opportunity to live a healthy reproductive life.

Reproductive health is essential for creating better opportunities throughout life. When people take charge of their life choices such as when and how often to have children, they gain confidence and strength. They can better pursue their education, contribute to the local economy, and engage in their communities.

Pathfinder International places reproductive health services at the center of all that we do—believing that health care is not only a fundamental human right but is critical for expanding opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, while paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction.

In more than 25 countries, Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.

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