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FHI 360 seeks a technical advisor to lead efforts to grow the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH) portfolio at FHI 360. Substantially contributes to leading and developing proposals, primarily USAID funded, to secure new funding as well as provide technical support to country programs ensuring that program activities are on track with work plans, with technical expertise informing project implementation. Prepares project and donor reports and draft publications and external communications. Leads the development / revision of best practice documents. Should have a clinical degree (midwifery, nursing) and possess technical, programmatic and implementation experience and knowledge of evidence-based, high-impact practices and emerging evidence of RMNCH best practices in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Grow the RMNCH portfolio by securing new business through leading and contributing to proposal development and implementing the Division’s business development strategy
Provide technical leadership and develop tools and resources to inform the design, development, planning, and implementation of RMNCH programs and initiatives
Support the capacity-bridging and capacity-strengthening efforts of the Division in support of elevating the visibility of country program staff and toward localization priorities.
Develop/review and ensure the technical quality of evidence-based clinical training materials, job aids, curricula, and supervisory systems needed to implement programs, as well as the technical quality of donor reports and knowledge products
Contribute to and represent the organization at technical working groups at the global, national, and local level.
Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, and bilateral and other non-governmental organizations
Works on problems of complex scope that require evaluation of variable factors.
Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining solutions, with little supervision.
Networks with key internal and external personnel.
May interpret findings and make recommendations for improvements.
Project Design Implementation:
Leads the creation of the technical portion of the project plan of a complex project or multiple projects, within the given resource and financial constraints.
Coordinates with technical and programmatic staff members to ensure that activities are performed as per award requirements and consistent with FHI 360 policy.
Work with Enterprise Services to prepare contracts and budgets.
Provides broad global technical leadership to multiple components for moderate to complex programs.
Defines and develops solutions for major business or functional challenges.
Contributes to planning and making recommendations for department / program / project concept, operations, and / or implementation.
Influences design and scope of initiatives and programs.
Develops strategies and tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components.
Ensures technical implementation is consistent with evidence-based and best practices.
Coordinates with technical and programmatic staff members to ensure that activities are performed as per award requirements and consistent with policy.
Business Development and Client/Funder Support:
Develops and maintains relationships with potential clients / funders, partners, peers, etc. to develop new business.
Collect data for inclusion in proposals, leads proposal research and design and leads developing proposal strategies.
Prepare proposals, budgets, and work plans.
Participate in business development meetings with partners/clients.
Develop strategies to grow the business.
Participate in client / funder meetings and provide technical input.
Draft sponsor reports and presentations.
Represents the organization at professional meetings and conferences.
Maintains collaborative relationships with donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, bilateral and other NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and consistently viewed as a knowledgeable resource in their technical area.
Continually maintains a dialogue and technical exchange with field counterparts and technical staff members of implementing partners.
Participate in client / funder meetings and draft reports / presentations.
Ensures technical deliverables and implementation are consistent with evidenced-based or best practices in RMNCH are compliant with funder contractual obligations.
Proactively identifies risks or challenges to technical deliverables and creates mitigation plan.
Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates the effectiveness of projects and makes recommendations for enhancements.
Ensures the quality of implemented technical activities and systems at all levels.
Applied Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of best practices for ending preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths
Knowledge of best practices/approaches for health system strengthening to improve the capacity of local organizations and staff in LMICs to deliver RMNCH programs that are evidence-based, and aligned with global and national standards
Excellent communication skills, including demonstrated expertise in technical and business development writing
Ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.
In-depth functional knowledge around specialization and detailed knowledge of related areas in the organization.
General understanding of the external environment and how it affects the industry in general and the organization, including political, legal, environmental, financial, and social influences.
General understanding of the organization’s structure, policies and practices, and the impact on one’s own area.
Strong diagnostic, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to exchange information, present recommendations and collaborate with colleagues and peers within the organization and possibly externally.
Ability to influence others of the benefits/importance of an idea or plan of action and to gain their support or commitment.
Strong negotiation skills and ability to reach mutual points of agreement and benefit among peers and colleagues.
Problem Solving and Impact:
Provides technical advice and innovative solutions to RMNCH programs
Works under broad direction and as part of a team with considerable latitude for independent action
Actions are guided by professional standards and expected outcomes of the program/project
Is informed about current developments around technical area.
Problems encountered are complex and may involve unprecedented circumstances; resolution requires investigation, analysis, and review of professional/organizational standards.
Master’s Degree or its Internal Equivalent in Public Health, Human Development or Related Field
Clinical degree in nursing, midwifery, or as physician assistant. MD.
Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.
12+ years in the field of international RMNCH with a proven record of skills and experience in strengthening local capacity in LMICs. Experience working with international organizations seeking to improve outcomes for RMNCH.
Proven track record in securing funding through business development and proposal writing.
Experience in coaching, mentoring, and providing technical inputs to improve RMNCH programs in LMICs
Strong project management and personnel management skills
Ability to network and collaborate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders—global, regional, national, local, and private-sector partners
Strong written and oral communication skills in English required
Fluency in French or Portuguese highly desirable
Typical Physical Demands:
Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time
Ability to lift 5-10 lbs.
Technology to be Used:
Personal computer, Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype/TEAMS, Outlook)
10% – 25% internationally
Position to be US based – North Carolina or Washington DC
This job posting 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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