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Senior Technical Coordinator

Monrovia (Liberia)

 

About Last Mile Health

Last Mile Health (LMH) saves lives in the world's most remote communities by partnering with governments to bring critical primary care services to the doorsteps of people living in the last mile. Last Mile Health is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization with offices in Liberia, Boston and New York. For more information, visit www.lastmilehealth.org.

 

General Position Summary

The Senior Technical Coordinator will support the National Community Health Systems (NCHS) Director in critical design, project management, and programmatic functions related to the National Community Health Assistant (NCHA) Program, including training and implementation cascade, supply chain, supervision systems and broader programmatic needs. The Senior Technical Coordinator will also provide support for capacity building efforts with the Ministry of Health (MOH) at the national and county levels. 

As the NCHA Program goes through the critical stages of implementation, this position will focus on designing monitoring systems to capture successes, challenges, and areas of improvement as the program is reviewed over the next year. The position will also provide technical guidance to Last Mile Health team members and other implementing partners to promote compliance with the National CHA Program model.  

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Support implementation of NCHA program at national and county levels with the Community Health Services Division (CHSD) and implementing partners with focus on fidelity to national policy, training package, and other guidelines
  • Coordinate between LMH teams, MOH, and other partners on the monitoring of program quality and implementation fidelity metrics, targets, and monitoring framework for the National CHA Program
  • Ensure orientation and on-the-job coaching of MOH and County Health Teams in LMH-supported counties on NCHA Program, in coordination with the LMH Programs Team
  • Ensure the collection and analysis of challenges, project achievements and lessons learned among all implementing partners of the CHA program over the next year to inform annual program review
  • Work in partnership with senior MOH officials to identify community health system strengthening initiatives and leverage the expertise of team members to support their implementation. This includes design of systems, standard operating procedures, and implementation guidelines as well as identifying technical assistance and capacity building needs within MOH and with relevant partners such as UNICEF, IRC, WHO, CHAI and USAID
  • Provide technical backstopping and oversight for NCHS team members responsible for developing strategic documents, program materials and key briefs to support NCHS team in country in needed advocacy, program presentations and workshops
  • Provide technical backstopping and oversight for NCHS team members responsible for creating strong information flows between NCHS and field programs to inform rollout of national program and utilization of new processes and documents
  • Support NCHS Director on overall management of NCHS team and coordination to achieve key NCHS deliverables
 

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Public Health, Public Policy, or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in managing public health program
  • Demonstrated success in working with supporting high-level officials and stakeholders in managing policy and/or government compliance
  • Highly developed influencing skills
  • Strong supervision and management skills and the ability to meet tight timeline requirements
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Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: Last Mile Health
  • Location: Monrovia (Liberia)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
  • Closing Date: 2018-04-11

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