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Health Systems Strengthening Advisor

  • Organization: Jhpiego
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  • Grade: Senior level - Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
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Health Systems Strengthening Advisor

Posted Date 2 months ago(1/5/2023 7:25 AM)
Job ID
International Positions
Employment Status


Jhpiego seeks a Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Advisor to provide technical leadership and project oversight of health systems strengthening activities for an upcoming $35 million USAID-funded malaria project in Cameroon.   The HSS Advisor will be responsible for capacity building initiatives of the Cameroonian government, private sector and local NGOs to plan, coordinate and implement malaria activities at the regional, district and community levels

This position is contingent upon award from USAID. Cameroon nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.




  • Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and definition of appropriate project activities
  • Establish and implement a system to ensure technical quality of project activities
  • Develop and/or update evidence-based training materials, standards, job aids, and curricula, supervisory systems needed for implementation of the Project to meet the needs of USAID and the Government of Cameroon.
  • Provide mentoring and capacity building at the individual and organizational level in specific areas of expertise including but not limited to:
    • Health Systems Strengthening
    • Malaria
    • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Provide technical assistance for conducting site assessments and strengthening referral systems, in-service training, and supportive supervision
  • Coordinate advocacy, demand generation, and policy support across project sites, the community and partners
  • Lead the formulation of innovative approaches for scale up of cost-effective and targeted health service strengthening activities
  • Actively participate in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional forums representing Jhpiego
  • Work with health care providers, local authorities, community members, project partners, and project team members to identify clinical service delivery issues that impede access to care and uptake of services
  • Identify and implement appropriate facility- and community-based strategies to address health systems service delivery gaps
  • Identify training needs for clinical and community healthcare providers and assist in the design and implementation of measures to address those needs
  • Work closely with the Chief of Party on setting project priorities and directions, and responding to requests for support from local counterparts
  • Work with M&E staff to design, implement a plan to track data/results related to health systems strengthening to inform adjustments in project implementation
  • Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners, especially the Ministry of Health and other US and international implementing partners, to ensure that all activities conform to the requirements and regulations
  • Document successes, lessons learned and challenges in implementation as well as reports of project activities and results to the project and donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports and other reporting requirements as requested
  • Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for health systems strengthening
  • Author/co-author abstracts, presentations, and articles for journals and conferences
  • Supervise technical staff
  • Manage technical contributions of subgrantees, including defining scopes of work
  • Maintain excellent relationships with USAID and in-country stakeholders and develop rapid responses 
  • Provide technical leadership to the development the project strategic plan, work plan, and project monitoring, in close collaboration with MOH, USAID, and other stakeholders to ensure timely implementation and compliance to the requirements and regulations of the award


Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree  or higher in public health, public policy or related field 
  • At least 5 years experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance in health systems strengthening  or malaria
  • At least 5 years experience in implementing and/or providing technical assistance in donor-funded projects worth over $5 Million annually, and in the design and implementation of overseas health projects; preferably in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Demonstrated experience training clinical and community-based healthcare workers on health systems strengthening
  • Demonstrated experience providing capacity building assistance at individual and organizational levels
  • Skilled in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery projects; training; performance and quality improvement; monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated experience with a mix of practical technical skills in primary health care and health care economics necessary for strengthening health systems service delivery at the regional, national, clinical and community-level
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Cameroon healthcare system, particularly the public health system, experience living and working in Cameroon preferred
  • Familiarity with USAID’s administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering team work
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English and French
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel nationally to project sites

Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Please apply at

Applicants must submit a single document for upload to include: cover letter, resume and references.

For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at

Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation. 

Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer



Preferred Qualifications


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