Deadline: 10 June, 2022

Location: Garoua, Cameroon

Plan International is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Health Technical Advisor.

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and expertise in the baseline and subsequent assessments of status of adolescent sexual and reproductive and rights (ASRH&R) activities under the P4G project with the involvement of young people, girls and young women themselves
  • Identify emerging needs and develop/update the ASRH&R section of the P4G proposal
  • Design and implement clear work/activity plans for integrating SRHR for adolescents within the project
  • Promote education of parents and the community on sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents
  • Support the delivery of ASRH information and AACSE programmes for out-of-school and in-school adolescents
  • Facilitate innovative approaches including utilisation of digital platforms to enhance access to ASRH&R information
  • Support the generation and use of evidence to justify resource allocation to ASRH&R
  • Seek increased funds for the provision of ASRH&R information and services
  • Support coordination and harmonised donor funding for ASRH&R
  • Support establishment of  mechanisms for mobilising additional funding
  • Support improved efficiency and accountability in resource allocation and utilisation
  • Support capacity-building of staff members and stakeholders at all levels in strategic leadership, health systems and service management for adolescents
  • Support the strengthening of reproductive health training and supervision (RHT&S) system at all levels for effective provision of ASRH&R services
  • Ensure that annual work plans at all levels of service provision prioritise adolescent SRH services
  • Continuously monitor provision of ASRH&R services at all levels
  • Support the establishment and strengthening of partnerships for ASRH&R service provision at all levels
  • Support the capacity-building of health providers for adolescent-friendly SRH&R services through in-service, on-the-job training, mentorship and continuous medical education
  • Support the integration of ASRH training into pre-service curriculum in all medical training institutions
  • Strengthen quality assurance mechanisms through continuous support for supervision and mentorship at all levels to provide adolescent friendly SRH&R services
  • Support equitable access to essential medical products, vaccines and technology in health facilities at all levels
  • Support linkage with other policies on the procurement system and commodity supply chain
  • Support linkage with institutions offering quality assurance of all medical ASRH&R commodities used by adolescents
  • Support the revision and standardisation of data collection tools to capture disaggregated data for adolescents at all levels
  • Support the strengthening of HMIS for adolescents and the establishment of the  linkages with the national integrated monitoring and evaluation system
  • Support routine data collection, analysis and utilisation of high quality data on adolescents for decision-making at all levels
  • Support the utilisation of modern technology to improve management of ASRH&R information at all levels
  • Support and build the capacity of adolescents and youth organisations to document and analyse the needs and the service gaps for youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health, and to disseminate their findings
  • Build a network of local champion of change distributed across the impacted areas of the P4G and support their community activities
  • Promote adolescent participation in key decision-making around policy, advocacy, budgeting, planning, research and implementation processes

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, preferably in Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Three years, minimum, of experience in the ASRH&R domain
  • Demonstrate technical expertise in the implementation of activities
  • Commitment to safeguarding, gender equality and participation
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to support and train local and international staff and also able to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner
  • Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • Trustworthiness and integrity
  • Experience in the North of Cameroon is an asset
  • French and English fluency
  • Fluency in Fulfulde language (desirable)

To apply and for more information, click here.

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