Family Planning/Reproductive Health Technical Lead

FHI 360 Washington , DC 20319

Posted 2 months ago

FHI 360 seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Family Planning/Reproductive Health Technical Lead for an upcoming USAID-funded global project, MOMENTUM-Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services to Scale. This project is focused on 1) the provision of targeted technical and capacity development assistance to USAID missions, partner countries, and local organizations for sustained improvements in maternal, newborn, and child health and FP/RH outcomes to advance country progress along the journey to self-reliance; and 2) contributions to global technical leadership and policy-dialogue for achievement of MNCH/FP/RH goals.

Availability of position is contingent upon funding and approval of key personnel by donor.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead all technical assistance and capacity development activities to provide increased access to and use of evidence-based FP/RH interventions;

  • Design and develop activities and approaches that will lead to outcomes that are both scalable and sustainable long-term;

  • Increase the effectiveness of country institutions and systems to sustainably plan and manage FP/RH 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 FP/RH policies and guidelines with international standards and evidence-based, innovative, and promising practices;

  • Strengthen engagement with civil society, local institutions, community- and faith-based organizations to narrow FP/RH equity gaps, improve quality of care, and hold health systems accountable;

  • Provide strategic direction, guidance, planning, and management oversight for the FP/RH activities;

  • Serve as the technical/knowledge hub for FP/RH, 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 coverage of services;

  • Contribute to strategic plans, annual and quarterly work plans, and provide overall FP/RH technical guidance in line with USAID guidelines to achieve project objectives;

  • Ensure that evidence-based FP/RH approaches inform and are integrated into core and field programs;

  • Ensure compliance with USG regulations and procedures


  • Has a clinical or public health graduate degree with at least ten (10) years' experience working internationally in family planning/reproductive health

  • Proven senior expertise in developing and implementing effective partnerships with partners, government entities, and donors.

  • Knowledge and proven experience in 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 skills.

  • Experience with USAID requirements and experience working in an international NGO environment desirable.

  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.

  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; French language skills desirable

Travel Requirements:

  • 10%-25%

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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