This position will provide technical advisory support to International Medical Corps Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) portfolio in partnership with global/HQ and country program staff across Africa, Asia, and Middle East regions. The Sexual Reproductive Health Advisor will have a strong technical background and will also contribute to the health strategic planning. The Sexual Reproductive Health Advisor works under the Technical Unit which resides within the Quality Assurance, Research and Innovation department.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:
MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Program development and implementation • Support development of the sexual and reproductive health program strategy and related plans in full collaboration with the health, GBV and MEAL advisory teams. • Co-lead the alignment and integration of SRH interventions with broader health systems, mental health and psychosocial care, gender-based violence and other relevant sector areas, in collaboration with other International Medical Corps staff. • Support the development of SRH assessments, design, planning, implementation, and monitoring of programs. • Provide technical input for program development and participate actively in writing of funding proposals, reports and external communications for International Medical Corps global for SRH. • Support development of SRH guidelines, protocols and standard setting for SRH interventions, including support to roll-out at field • Contribute to recruitment, induction and the professional development of field staff through training, mentoring, and assisting with professional advancement on SRH program interventions.
External representation and visibility • Support field and HQ teams for the development, preparation and dissemination of publications related to reproductive and maternal and child health including technical papers, documents, guidance notes and communications materials. • Support the Senior Advisor when required at relevant technical coordination fora, donor meetings and with academic health institutions, as well as sharing evidence and best practice through formal and informal channels. • Participate in networking and knowledge management with a view to identifying and facilitating partnership opportunities. • Develop quarterly workplans and reports to share within International Medical Corps HQ and with the global technical team.
Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
Code of Conduct As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.
If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.
Safeguarding It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons.
Equal Opportunities International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Typically, a Bachelor degree in Public Health or related field preferred. Master’s degree is preferred. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. • Typically, 10+ years’ experience in design and implementation of health programs in developing countries, including at least 5 years in a technical or management position; • Demonstrable technical expertise and working knowledge of reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health, preferably in both conflict and post-conflict environments. • Experience in program development including proposal writing for grants and RFAs; • Demonstrated creativity, ability to apply innovative thinking and problem-solving skills; • Fluency in written and spoken English and fluency in French or Arabic is desirable. • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SPSS.
Misconduct Disclosure Scheme
All offers of employment at International Medical Corps are subject to satisfactory references and background checks. International Medical Corps participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme from the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR). In accordance with this, we will request information from an applicant’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
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