|Titre du Poste
||Technical Director - Haiti
||Santé et Professions médicales
|Date de publication du poste
||1 Nov 2013
|Date limite de réception de dossier
||4 Dec 2013
Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.
Pathfinder is seeking a Technical Director for the USAID/Haiti Services de Santé de Qualité pour Haïti (SSQH) project. The overall purpose of the three-year (with the option of a two-year extension) Services de Santé de Qualité pour Haïti (SSQH) project is to improve the health status of the Haitian population. This will be achieved by: (1) increasing utilization of the Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population's (MSPP) integrated package of services at the primary care and community levels (particularly in rural or isolated areas); (2) improving the functionality of the USG-supported health referral networks; (3) facilitating sustainable delivery of quality health services through the institutionalization of key management practices at both the facility and community levels; and (4) strengthening departmental health authorities' capacity to manage and monitor service delivery.
The Technical Director provides technical leadership and expertise to the Project and in-country counterparts to strengthen the delivery, access to and quality of HIV and AIDS, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, Maternal and Child Health, and Nutrition services at the facility and community levels. S/he identifies, develops and disseminates relevant clinical tools, approaches and best practices to improve clinical performance, introduce quality assurance standards and guidelines and integrate supportive supervision at each service delivery level. The Technical Director guides training initiatives and supports the dissemination of clinical tools, curricula, medical technologies and resources to maximize impact of high quality and sustainable clinical services.
• Provide clinical leadership and technical direction to develop, implement and monitor services including clinical training activities and quality improvement approaches.
• Identify emerging medical technologies and approaches in relevant clinical areas and disseminate new knowledge to Project staff, host government counterparts and implementing partners to improve the quality, utilization and sustainability of services.
• Work with Program staff and local implementing partners to develop and adapt practical and sustainable tools to enhance the quality and sustainability of clinical services.
• Develop training curricula and materials, and provide technical guidance for facility-based guidelines, standards and quality improvement approaches.
• Support capacity building interventions to assist Project managers and providers in delivering high-impact clinical services.
• Work closely with Project staff and implementing partners to identify, document, disseminate clinical best practices and position the Project to take them to scale.
• Identify and address knowledge gaps related to clinical issues, and contribute to developing the Project’s research agenda in accordance with donor mandate.
• Advanced degree (MD, MPH, PhD) in Medicine, Public Health, Nursing or related field.
• Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the field of primary health care with in-depth technical knowledge of implementing maternal and child health, family planning, HIV/AIDS and other infectious disease programs.
• At least 5 years’ experience in managing donor-funded projects and in the design and implementation of overseas health projects; preferably in the Caribbean.
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the management of a results-based financing program in public health.
• Ability to perform at a senior policy level, demonstrated by previous experience in leading the development and implementation of primary health care programs.
• Familiarity with USAID or other USG administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems.
• Demonstrated expertise in health service delivery, training and capacity building in one or more of the following technical areas: HIV and AIDS, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, Maternal and Child Health and Infectious Diseases.
• Understanding of comprehensive health system, health, population, and nutrition context in Haiti.
• Experience developing medical guidelines, performance improvement standards and curricula and other materials in area of technical expertise.
• Demonstrated experience strengthening facility-based clinical services in resource-poor settings.
• Strong background in health systems strengthening, and community-based approaches for service delivery and experience working with partners and stakeholders at all levels (from national to community).
• Proven ability to synthesize and disseminate medical best practices and lessons learned to government officials, key stakeholders, implementing partners and beneficiaries to maximize access and quality.
• Demonstrated presentation skills and ability to effectively communicate and exchange ideas and knowledge with the aim of enhancing outcomes and Project results.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated talent in writing technical content to increase support for quality improvement among varied technical and lay audiences.
• Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with U.S. and host country governments, key stakeholders, FBOs, public and private/commercial sector partners, international donors and senior members of the Haitian donor community.
• Experience working with complex programs involving short deadlines, multiple tasks, in coordination with multiple partners, to achieve expected results.
• Excellent diplomatic, interpersonal, partnering and negotiation skills.
• Fluency in spoken and written English and French (tested FSI R4/S4).
• Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
• Ability and willingness to travel In-county as well as to the US Headquarters.
• Knowledge of the political, social, economic and cultural environment of working in Haiti.
• Resident and professional experience in Haiti strongly preferred.
• Additional proficiency in Haitian Creole preferred.
• Significant experience designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating clinical standards, guidelines and performance of USAID-supported health programs.