POPULATION, ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT TECHNICAL

  • 4 months ago
  • Lilongwe
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Job Description

JOB TITLE: Population, Environment and Development

Category: NGO vacancies in Malawi

Deadline; 17 June 2020

Job Location:  Lilongwe

AFIDEP seeks to recruit experienced and highly motivated individuals for an upcoming USAID funded Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE) – Population Environment Development (PED) – PACE 2 PED programme. The programme has two primary focus areas: (1) strengthening individual and institutional capacity in advocacy, and policy communications and negotiations; and (2) increasing commitment for crosssectoral approaches to integrated population, health, environment, climate change, natural resources (biodiversity conservation,
fisheries, forests, etc.), resilience, food security, livelihoods and security programs.

Population, Environment and Development Technical Director
The PED Technical Director will have exceptional technical leadership, interpersonal skills and experience needed to lead the programme’s efforts in Focus Area 2: increasing commitment for cross-sectoral approaches to integrated population, health, environment, climate change, natural resources (biodiversity conservation, fisheries, forests, etc.), resilience, food security, livelihoods and security programs.

He/she will provide technical leadership to ensure that the multi-regional, multicountry, multi-partner programme’s PED activities and deliverables are technically sound, quality, timely, and align with USAID’s priorities. He/she will have a minimum eight (8) years’ experience working in integrating population, health, environment, and development, including FP/RH, and demonstrated technical skills and expertise relevant to this project.

Job Purpose

The successful candidate will have exceptional technical leadership, interpersonal skills and experience needed to lead the programme’s efforts in Focus Area 2: increasing commitment for cross-sectoral approaches to integrated population, health, environment, climate change, natural resources (biodiversity conservation, fisheries, forests, etc.), resilience, food security, livelihoods and security programs. The candidate will:

  • Provide technical leadership and management to ensure that the multi-regional, multi-country, multi-partner programme’s PED activities and deliverables are technically sound, quality, timely, and align with USAID’s priorities
  • Review progress and contribute to Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) of the programme’s Results Area 2 activities, including South-South learning
  • Oversee and facilitate scale up of integrated family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) PED programmes in the applicants’ core countries and support promotion of similar integrated programmes in other countries/regions
  • Represent AFIDEP and the PACE 2 Programme with key stakeholders at national, regional and global levels, including USAID, other development partners and donors, multilaterals, government ministries and departments, civil society, and private sector, among others
  • Establish seamless communication and coordination among all the key stakeholders

Minimum requirements

  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience working in integrating population, health, environment, and development, including FP/RH
  • Demonstrated technical skills and expertise relevant to this project which include – but are not limited to – advocacy, communications, monitoring and evaluation, health policy, youth, gender, private sector engagement, or equity.
  • Understanding of USAID, PACE 1’s interventions, and PACE 2’s objectives, particularly in Results Area 2
  • Experience conceptualizing, implementing, and monitoring cross-sectoral programmes, particularly in the intersection of FP/RH, population, health, environment and development
  • Experience cultivating and nurturing strategic partnerships with development, state and non-state actors (including civil society, religious/traditional leaders and private sector) and implementing organizations at regional, national and in-country levels
  • Experience working in a senior technical position for USAID-funded programmes
  • Demonstrable relevant technical expertise in FP/RH, population, health and environment (PHE), and/or population, environment and development (PED)
  • Familiarity with the United States government policies, regulations, and legislative requirements
  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral proficiency in English. Proficiency in French will be an added advantage
  • Excellent planning, organizational, multi-tasking, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to travel in Africa, Asia, and the United States

Academic qualification

  • Master’s degree or higher in public health, international relations, environmental science or policy, economics, administration, or related discipline

For more information about the roles, please visit https://www.afidep.org/about/work-with-us/

Additional information:
The above position will be for a period of 2 years, with a possibility of extension. A competitive remuneration package will be offered commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply:
Please send (1) one-page cover letter, (2) CV (including three relevant referees), (3) two page statement detailing career goals and interests; not later than 17 June 2020 to [email protected]. Application should have the title of the position as the subject. Only applicants shortlisted for interviews shall be contacted.
This position is contingent on the Funder approval and funding.

AFIDEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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