Family Planning, Maternal, & Newborn Health Technical Specialist (NHTAP project) USAID

  FHI360/ NHTAP Project
Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 624
Date Posted:Aug 7, 2019
Closing Date:Aug 20, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About FHI360/ NHTAP Project:


FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

Job Summary:


We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of FP/MNH Technical Specialist for an anticipated multiyear USAID National Health Technical Assistance Program (NHTAP) in Afghanistan. The activity aims to improve health outcomes through improved utilization of high-impact, sustainable, accessible, and quality health and nutrition services across Afghanistan. The program will enhance the Afghan Ministry of Public Health’s capacity to support the health systems and policies required to provide high-quality services across Afghanistan and ultimately improve health outcomes among Afghans nationally.

This position is subject to project award and funding.

Job summary / Responsibilities:

The FP/MNH Technical Specialist will be an FHI 360 employee working and placed at the NHTAP office in Kabul. Under the guidance of the Training and Health Facility Support Associate Director, the FP/MNH Technical Specialist will assist with coordination, mentorship, and implementation of facility-based FP, obstetric and newborn, reproductive health, and well woman’s care service improvement across EPHS and BPHS partners; monitoring consortium partner quality of supportive supervision; and providing focused technical assistance as needed to EPHS, BPHS and consortium partner teams.

Skills Required:

health management

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the position include:

·      Assisting in the assessment of reproductive health, well woman’s care, and FP service provision quality and gap analysis in conjunction with MoPH and consortium partners.

·      Assisting in the assessment of obstetric and newborn service quality and gap analysis in conjunction with MoPH and consortium partners.

·      Providing technical support in the development, and dissemination of tools, strategies for technical assistance and mentorship, materials, reports, and intervention for maternal and newborn health service provision.

·      Providing technical support in the development, and dissemination of tools, strategies for technical assistance and mentorship, materials, reports, and intervention for family planning and reproductive health projects.

·      Ensuring project implementation adheres to national and project strategy and remains technically sound.

·      Working closely with assigned team to ensure activities and mentorship are implemented according to standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and national guidelines for practice and quality.

·      Assisting with the implementation of the project by monitoring and documenting technical assistance and mentorship approaches, processes, and outcomes.

·      Monitoring and maintaining protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training and monitoring materials and reports.

·      Preparing reports and papers summarizing project results, assists with publications, web pages and presentation development, technical briefs, or other necessary documents to facilitate research, best practices, policies and procedures related to FP, MNH, and reproductive health programming.

·      Conducting searches of published literature and international standards on evolving issues and best practices in FP, MNH, and reproductive health.

·      Conducting analysis of program implementation to identify areas for improvement and propose appropriate technical assistance strategy and guidelines.

·      Delivering presentations at professional meetings and conferences.

·      Willingness to travel to national regions for technical assistance provision and quality assurance.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


·      Master’s degree in health, public health or related field; medical training as a doctor or midwife preferred.

·      5-8 years of technical assistance experience in health, particularly in the maternal and reproductive health and well woman’s care areas.

·      Proficiency with database management software, Microsoft Office Suite, and on-line search tools required.

·      Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Dari; Pashto fluency is highly desired.

·      Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas, particularly regarding spousal consent issues and patient autonomy.

·      Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with stakeholders.

·      Prior work experience in a similar position within a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private company.

·      Excellent organizational and analytical skills and strong ability to manage and meet multiple tasks.

·      Substantial experience of developing working relations with stakeholders and beneficiaries; clinical skill training and capacity development experience preferred.

·      Working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures with providing technical support for family planning and reproductive health activities/ projects highly desired.

  • Qualified female candidates particularly encouraged to apply.

Job Keywords:

Family Planning, Maternal, & Newborn Health Technical Specialist (NHTAP project), USAID
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