Summary : Provides strategic support in advancing Pathfinder’s programming and leadership on sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Represents Pathfinder in external forum / meetings. Liaises with key stakeholders, including local governments, partners and donors in achieving projects' outcomes.
Develops new program and business opportunities. Supports advocacy initiatives of ongoing projects. Manages an integrated public policy program that monitors and responds to current and emerging trends in legislative and regulatory actions that affect sexual and reproductive health funding and policies in Francophone Africa and globally.
Works on advocacy projects to enhance resource commitment and to raise priority of a population’s welfare program within the operational format of public sector undertakings supported by grant assistance.
Plans, implements, coordinates, monitors and holds review sessions to observe progress against objectives of the project and drives home the main points of improving commitment and resource allocation for population welfare.
Support and be a key resource to the Burkina Faso Reference Group (BFRG) and linkage with the Advocacy and Engagement team.
Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies :
Politics and Legislative Process : Foundational knowledge of countries' politics and legislative processes in Francophone Africa.
Research : Ability to review and synthesize published and unpublished materials (especially relating to global health, global development, health policy, and US foreign assistance).
Strategies on Policy Issues : Advanced skills in strategic communications with the public sector, private organizations and policy makers about relevant legislation, policies and procedures relating to SRHR.
Advocacy Technical Solutions : Advanced skills in SMART Advocacy approach, providing technical assistance, writing technical reports, and policy briefs targeted to decision makers.
Relationship Management : Advanced knowledge of donor relationship management, reporting, and program work planning.
Branding : Proven ability to create and deliver stories from the countries for use in U.S. advocacy.
Advocacy and Accountability : Advanced advocacy skills with advocacy assignments and tasks in the development sector projects.
Knowledge of and use of accountability tools, including Motion tracker and Score card.
Public Sector Budget Process : Advanced knowledge and skills in budget advocacy, including budget formulation process of the public sector in Francophone Africa.
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services : Advanced knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of assigned program, including program strategies and indicators.
Software Applications : Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially MS Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Project Management Planning and Management : Proven ability to plan and manage cross-functional initiatives.
Presentation and Facilitation Skills; Ability to present to large and small groups. Ability to lead in facilitating meetings with key stakeholders.
Minimally Required Organizational Competencies :
Analysis and Sound Judgement : Advanced analytical and trouble shooting skills. Ability to make sound judgments. Ability to improve processes, promote excellence and demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.
Languages : Proven ability to write and speak using local language and English language.
Communication : Advanced oral and written communication skills using different forms of media. Ability to translate complex concepts to individuals at all levels.
Ability to speak across a range of technical issues within individual’s area of expertise.
Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services : Demonstrated commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices
Influencing and Customer Service Skills : Proven ability to influence using diplomacy skills with key stakeholders. In-depth demonstrated customer service skills.
Organization, Planning and Multi-tasking : Advanced organizational and planning skills, project planning and management skills.
Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision. Proven ability to coordinate activities.
Self-Management and Teamwork : Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented and consistently accurate, ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment, and ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures and adapt local practices to global standards.
Matrix Management : Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization
Confidentiality : Proven ability to maintain confidentiality on work-related issues.
Other Information :
Travel required (40% or less)
Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer
Equal Opportunity Employer / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities
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