Technical Advisor/Director, PACE Round 2

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 2 March 2020
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States | Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 1 April 2020
  • Proposal

Job Description

Save the Children seeks a Technical Advisor/Director for the anticipated Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE) Round 2 project. PACE Round 2 will strengthen individual and institutional capacity in advocacy, and policy communications, and negotiations and increase commitment for cross-sectoral approaches to integrated population, health, environment, climate change, resilience, food security, livelihoods and security programs. The project will advance USAID’s goals of ending extreme poverty and ending preventable child and maternal deaths by ensuring that decision makers understand the health and economic benefits of reproductive health (RH) and in turn, implement policies and programs to help meet unmet demand for family planning (FP). In addition, it will advance commitments to increasing gender equality and promoting youth empowerment as a means to achieving other development outcomes. The project will work with host country governments, other donors, implementing partners, and civil society to ensure that reproductive health and population issues are included in policies and programs as key to sustainable and equitable development and economic growth.

As a key part of the project’s senior leadership team, the Technical Advisor/Director will play a pivotal role in developing the technically sound and cutting-edge strategies and approaches PACE Round 2 will apply to advance integration of FP/RH into cross-sectoral programs. S/he will also contribute significantly to the design and implementation of project buy-ins.

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding. The work location is flexible.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

  • In close collaboration with the Project Director/Chief of Party, contribute to the development of tools and approaches to strengthen the capacity of individuals and organizations in integrated FP/RH advocacy, policy communications, and negotiations, and to increase commitment for cross-sectoral, integrated FP/RH programming;
  • Ensure PACE Round 2’s tools, approaches, and activities are technically sound and reflect best practices across relevant technical areas, such as FP/RH, agriculture, food security, climate change, and population, environment, and development (PED);
  • Contribute to the design of PACE Round 2 buy-ins, ensuring planned activities incorporate sustainability measures and meaningfully build on investments by USAID and other donors;
  • Lead day-to-day implementation of core and buy-in funded technical activities, working closely with project partners and relevant counterparts and ensuring implementation is completed in accordance with work plans;
  • Manage and motivate direct reports to achieve their work plan objectives, and to contribute to the achievement of the overall program goals;
  • Contribute to monitoring, evaluation, and learning efforts, supporting documentation and dissemination of project successes, lessons learned, and results, and ensuring that learnings are used to refine activities for maximum impact;
  • Contribute to the development of work plans and budgets, quarterly and annual reports, knowledge products, and other deliverables as needed;
  • Represent Save the Children at relevant external events, such as on local and regional technical working groups, and with key stakeholders, such as local ministry counterparts and implementing partners;
  • Incorporate SC’s vision and values and fully adhere to Code of Conduct principles.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 7-10 years’ experience applying PED approaches (e.g., population, health, and environment), to donor-funded programs, or leading the integration of FP/RH into cross-sectoral programming;
  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, public policy, demography, communications, or related discipline;
  • Knowledge of and experience applying state-of-the art methods to strengthen individual and organizational capacity in advocacy, policy communications, and negotiations;
  • Demonstrated experience engaging women, youth, and marginalized populations in capacity strengthening or advocacy initiatives;
  • Experience supporting the development of national and/or sub-national level strategic plans, operational policies, or financing approaches that include FP/RH as a key component to achieve cross-sectoral development objectives;
  • Experience providing technical support to development programs in USAID’s FP/RH priority countries or the Ouagadougou Partnership countries;
  • Familiarity with USAID administrative, management, and reporting procedures and systems;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and creative problem-solving skills, with an ability to work effectively in teams; and
  • Professional fluency in English with strong oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant area of expertise; and
  • Fluency in a second language, such as French or Spanish

Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

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About Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

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About the Organization

Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world's most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

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