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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

May 13, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international, non-government operated organization. It was founded in the UK in 1919, with the goal of helping improve the lives of children worldwide.

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Project Lead - Sexual Reproductive Health and Family Planning job at Save the Children

Job Description

The Project Lead - Sexual Reproductive Health and Family Planning (SRH-FP) will support SCI Uganda to achieve a lasting change for children in line with SC strategy 2022 to 2024. The Sexual Reproductive Health and Family Planning (SRH-FP) Technical Advisor will provide high-quality technical expertise, guidance, and support in the implementation, and monitoring of the Protecting Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights project and other related programs or initiatives. He/she will work collaboratively with internal teams, external partners, and stakeholders to promote evidence-based practices, improve service delivery, and advocate for policies that advance sexual and reproductive health rights.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance in the design, implementation and evaluation of the Protecting SRHR project, ensuring alignment with national and international guidelines and best practices. In addition, provide technical leadership on improving FP integration with RMNCAH initiatives.

  • Provide high-level technical expertise/guidance to protecting SRHR project and consortium members to design, test, and optimize models for scaling up high-impact practices (HIPs) on FP such as Post-partum Family Planning (PPFP) and post-abortion family planning (PAFP) within primary health care.

  • Develop and/or adapt training materials, tools, and resources to strengthen the capacity of health professionals, community workers, and other stakeholders in delivering comprehensive sexual reproductive health and family planning services.

  • Collaborate with government agencies, non-governmental organizations, lower local governments, and other partners to advocate for policies, programs, and funding that support sexual reproductive health and family planning initiatives.


Program Management and Implementation

  • Oversee the development and successful implementation of workplans for the programme components.

  • Work closely with the MEAL Team to develop appropriate monitoring and evaluation plans to ensure technical program objectives are met.

  • Develop and maintain partnership arrangements to assure successful implementation and trouble-free institutional relationships.

  • Support the MEAL team and others to develop Award Action Plan (AAP), including Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP), procurement plan.


Human Resources Management and Administration

  • Supervise assigned project staff: maintain updated job descriptions for each position, conduct annual performance evaluations, identify staff skills development needs.

  • See that all staff and partners are aware of and understand SCI policies and procedures; take appropriate disciplinary measures as needed.

  • Assure the timely recruitment, orientation, and training of new programme staff as needed. Assess training needs to further develop the skills of program staff, partner NGOs and government counterparts.


Representation and Leadership

  • Maintain good working relationships with government officials and partners in the consortium.

  • Represent SC and maintain good working relationships among the international and local NGO community, among community leadership structures and community-based organizations, and to visiting donor teams and other key contacts.

  • Represent SC and the health program in donor meetings.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree preferably (MBChB, Nursing, Development studies or social science). Master’s degree in Public Health will be added will be added advantage.

  • Minimum of 12 years’ experience in design and delivery of public health or social development program.

  • Experience and ability to strengthen multisectoral approach and coordination.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of sexual reproductive health and family planning principles, approaches, and interventions, including contraception, maternal health, adolescent health, and gender equity.

  • Strong understanding of national and international policies, guidelines, and frameworks related to sexual reproductive health and family planning.


  • Excellent analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholders.

  • Proven experience in capacity sharing, training, and mentorship of health professionals and community workers.

  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and deliver results in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

  • Experience working in developing countries in the health sector and successfully managing a high-pace multi-disciplinary team to achieve development results.

  • Sound understanding of different methodologies of M&E and operational research and experience in developing integrated M&E and Learning systems.

  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.

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