Panagora Group
Posted Job
5 months ago

Community Health Systems Strengthening Specialist

Panagora Group, a small business specialising in global health and international development, seeks an experienced Community Health Systems Strengthening Specialist for an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded activity in Zambia, titled USAID Family Health and Nutrition. The goal of the USAID FHN activity is to strengthen the capacity of the Zambian public health system to sustainably deliver reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH&N) services through improved service delivery capacity, strengthened health management and financial systems, and improved engagement of communities in health.

This is a long-term position to be located in Lusaka, Zambia. The position is contingent upon award.

The Community Health Systems Strengthening Specialist will be responsible for activities and technical assistance related to strengthening community health service delivery and fostering increased community engagement and accountability in community-based health services. Responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership on designing, implementing and monitoring priority interventions to strengthen community health service delivery and community engagement, including but not limited to: strengthening facility and community-based commodity distribution and functionality of health committees; improving community referral systems and safe motherhood action groups; and increasing participation by community structures in health data reviews and dissemination
  • Lead and facilitate school sensitisation activities and mobile health outreach events
  • Develop needed tools and resources for communities and facilities across community-based health service delivery and community engagement topics
  • Build and foster relationships with community-based organisations, safe mother action groups, traditional and faith leadership, school authorities, and Neighborhood Health Committees for program design, implementation and monitoring
  • Provide active technical support and guidance to district health offices and health facilities to formally engage community-based organisations, structures and leaders in health service delivery, advocacy and information sharing
  • Identify and support ongoing activities to strengthen community referral, feedback and accountability mechanisms and structures
  • Work closely with consultants to support ongoing implementation of private sector engagement initiatives including fostering partnerships with private sector to share expertise and lessons learned across public-private partnerships and corporate social responsibility investments

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in public health, international development, community health, social work, or related relevant field
  • Demonstrated capacity and experience in the technical areas set forth in the program description, including, but not limited to, designing, implementing and managing community- and facility-based service delivery and community engagement and outreach activities
  • Minimum of 7 years of demonstrated success in delivering health systems strengthening technical assistance, working in collaboration with health facilities and community-based organisations
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience collaborating with host country institutions, private sector, other public sector organisations, and/or local partners.
  • Experience with the Zambian facility and community-based health sector
  • Knowledge and experience working with Zambian private health sector desirable
  • Strong communication, facilitation and teamwork skills
  • Must be a legal resident of Zambia

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