RMNH Technical and Learning Advisor

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Sector: HealthWebsite: http://www.jhpiego.org

Job opportunity: RMNH Technical and Learning Advisor (1 position)

 Jhpiego’s Mission

Jhpiego enhances the health and saves the lives of women and families in limited-resource settings. For nearly four decades, we have put evidence-based health innovations into everyday practice to overcome barriers to high-quality health care services for the world’s most vulnerable populations. From our origins as technical experts in reproductive, maternal and child health, Jhpiego has grown to embrace new challenges, including HIV/AIDS, malaria and cervical cancer prevention — reflecting the increasing interconnectedness of global health.

Jhpiego’s Values

At Jhpiego, we value our customers who have our respect, responsiveness, and commitment to excellence; our staff and global network of colleagues who bring cultural diversity, innovation, and a wealth of world experience; and our work culture, which is reflected in our team spirit, transparent communication, mutual respect, flexibility, and dedication.

1. Overview

Jhpiego is seeking a RMNH Technical and Learning Advisor to provide technical guidance and support to Momentum Country Global Leadership (MCGL) core fund which is part of a suite of innovative awards funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to holistically improve family planning and maternal and child health in host-countries around the world. The RMNH Technical and Learning Advisor will coordinate all MCGL related activities in Rwanda.  S/he will report to Rwanda Jhpiego RMNCH Technical Director.

2. Specific roles & responsibilities

  • Strategic planning, Quality improvement and Management of activities
  • Work collaboratively with GoR counterparts at national levels to co-design, implement, monitor and oversee MNH and FP technical and programmatic aspects of the program.
  • Provide technical leadership, support, and supervision to project-supported RMNH activities and drive the implementation of the MCGL activities
  • Lead the conceptualization and development of approaches and interventions related to the strategy
  • Develop and facilitate implementation and institutionalization of a quality improvement model in all levels of service facilities in supported districts
  • Participate in the project’s internal meetings and share challenges and lessons learned in implementing activities in areas of technical expertise.
  • Identify and disseminate best practices and new technical strategies and approaches in areas of expertise.
  • Provide mentoring and capacity building at the individual and organizational level for oversight of the work delivered by sub-award
  • Work closely with technical director, technical staff, and M&E staff and ensure facilitation and logistics are available timely

Monitoring, evaluation, learning and knowledge management

  • Develop action-oriented learning agenda (implementation research, program evaluations) in collaboration with the Senior MER Advisor and other technical team members
  • Develop and Submit concept notes and IRB protocols to HQ for review and approval as well as local IRBs as required
  • Ensure all learning and research activities follow Jhpiego’s standards, including the protection of human subjects, and are implemented in a timely manner and according to protocols
  • Ensure high-quality implementation of research activities, consistent with Rwandan national health guidelines, protocols, information and reporting systems.
  • Implement workshops to guide the development, implementation and dissemination of learning activities
  • In collaboration with the Sr. MER Advisor and other Jhpiego team members, work with the MOH and RBC to establish procedures for documenting, disseminating, and adapting or incorporating learning to improve performance of RMNCH and services and outcomes.
  • Work with MER and other technical staff to publish project research/studies in national and international journals.

Collaboration and reporting

  • Establish and maintain good working relations and collaboration with the relevant MoH technical working groups, as well as other higher-level stakeholder groups,
  • Provide regular reports and updates on learning activities
  • Contribute to the development of Jhpiego annual action plans, budgets and reports and make presentations to relevant technical meetings, donor and partners as required.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by supervisor.

Requirement Required Skill& Abilities:

  • Advanced degree (at least Master’s level) in public health, global health, international health or other related fields
  • Clinical background with working knowledge and experience in the Rwanda health sector or another East African country will be required.
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant working experience in MNH program
  • Extensive experience in scientific writing, documentation of program activities, evaluation of health programs, preparation of project and research papers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills and an ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Demonstrated strong writing skills in English and ability to lead on writing processes and timely submission of key contractual deliverables- progress reports, project briefs, learning documents, etc.
  • Ability to establish a learning culture and to facilitate knowledge sharing Demonstrated ability in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience applying quality improvement techniques to health projects/activities
  • Familiarity with Rwanda’s health management information system and other national M&E systems
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyse data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least two of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentations skills in English; working knowledge of French and Kinyarwanda is preferred
  • Ability to travel nationally

3. Important – how to apply!!

Interested and qualified candidates should apply online through       http://jrims.org/Job_Application/rmnh.php and upload the following documents in PDF format with your respective names:

  • Updated CV,
  • Proof of previous experiences,
  • Academic Degrees & Certificates,
  • 3 referees, one of whom should be the current employer, previous employer/supervisor with their full contacts.

Address the complete application files to Jhpiego Rwanda Country Director.  The closing date for the vacancy is Wednesday August 25th, 2021@5pm. For further information on Jhpiego, please go to http://www.jhpiego.org 

Only online applications shall be considered and failure to follow the outlined procedure might result in the application being disqualified.

If you don’t hear from us within three weeks from the submission deadline, consider your application unsuccessful.


Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate in employment because of age, religion, tribe, race, colour, gender, national origin, disability, military status, marital status, family responsibility, station of life, political opinion, health (includes HIV/AIDS, pregnancy) socioeconomic status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Employment and promotion for any position are based on an individual’s qualifications and merit. Jhpiego does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, orientation or any other fees).

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