Capacity Strengthening and Technical Support Specialist, MMDP Project
Helen Keller International, Dakar, Senegal
Skill Required : , Monitoring and Evaluation, Project / Programme Management, Research and Analysis, Training and Capacity Building
Email for CV Submission : HKI.Recruitment hki.org
Closing Date for Applications : 31st January, 2016
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Established in 1915 with Helen Keller as a founding trustee, Helen Keller International (HKI) is dedicated to saving the sight and lives of the world’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Headquartered in New York City, HKI currently conducts programs in 21 countries in Africa and Asia, as well as in the United States.
Renowned for its reliability, efficiency and high level of technical expertise, HKI promotes the development of sustainable, large-scale programs that deliver effective preventative and curative services for nutrition, eye health and neglected tropical diseases.
The hallmark of the organization’s work is its proven success in developing, testing and scaling-up health interventions, and integrating them within government and community structures to support and build local capacity and sustainable solutions.
HKI has established itself as a leader in integrated Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) control and elimination efforts at the national, regional and global levels and has strong NTD expertise throughout the organization.
The overarching approach guiding HKI’s integrated NTD programs involves both preventive chemotherapy at national scale and morbidity management efforts to mitigate the disability and disfigurement caused by hydrocele, lymphedema and trichiasis.
HKI is leading the implementation of Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention for Blinding Trachoma and Lymphatic Filariasis (MMPD) activities, under a five year, $35 million Cooperative Agreement with USAID.
This activity will provide USAID, the Bureau for Global Health, and the NTD Program with assistance to strengthen MMDP components within national NTD plans and achieve elimination goals for trachoma and lymphatic filariasis (LF), and will assist countries in planning, implementing, and monitoring the scale up of high quality treatment and care services for affected individuals.
Over the five years, the Project aims to make a significant impact on the capacity of countries to enhance MMDP efforts by supporting a stronger human resource pool, aiding access to trainings and internationally recognized best practices, and strengthening of data capture and monitoring and evaluation systems.
The project will support the development of country-owned strategic plans that focus on increased quality and quantity of surgery and service provision, and support delivery of surgery and lymphedema management.
A cornerstone of the project will also be the documentation and promoting of best practices and impact of the project, providing global leadership to the MMDP community.
HKI is seeking a Capacity Strengthening and Technical Support Specialist to support all countries in their adaption and adoption of preferred practices and global standards for TT and LF activities, strengthen the quality of trainings and supervision at all levels of the health system support countries in their roll out of the various training initiatives promoted by the Project, and assist with program implementation as needed.
This position will also assist in backstopping MMDP activities in Ethiopia.
Reporting to the Project Director, the Capacity Strengthening and Technical Support Specialist will work closely with the Technical Director, the M&E Specialist and the Regional Program Manager to create synergies and avoid duplication.
HKI has a matrixed reporting structure that respects both the line management and authority within country office hierarchies, and the accountability and oversight duties of colleagues at the regional and headquarters level (especially for multi-country grants).
This requires regular communication among colleagues and an ongoing effort to clarify who is responsible and / or accountable for outcomes and who must be consulted and / or informed along the way.
Scope of the Position
This position will provide technical and programmatic support to the Ministries of Health of MMDP target countries and the various partners to ensure the necessary capacity to achieve both the quantity and high quality of outcomes targeted by the Project.
and, identifying and arranging technical assistance as needed. This position will also provide program management and technical backstopping to the MMDP Project in Ethiopia.
The successful candidate will be based in HKI’s regional office in Dakar, Senegal. It is estimated the position will require approximately 40% international travel.
Though the focus will be on the MMDP Project countries, assistance to other endemic countries may also be required.
The initial contract is for two years with possibility of renewal.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to HKI.Recruitment hki.org noting the job title in the subject line.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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