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Programme Overview:

Chemonics International Inc. seeks an experienced professional to undertake the role of Provincial Implementation Director, for an anticipated DFID-funded, Pakistan Delivering Accelerated Family Planning Public Sector Service Delivery (DAFPAK SD) programme. The £17m UK Government Department for International Development (DFID) Programme seeks to deliver effective family planning throughout Pakistan which currently has high numbers of unintended pregnancies and maternal deaths. The main objective of this program will be to strengthen the quality of public service provision through: training government health and family planning facility staff on integration of services, improving clinical quality, expanding the range of contraceptives offered, finding ways to offer client centred counselling, and establish new procedures in health facilities to better integrate family planning services with current services offered.

Job Description:

The Provincial Implementation Director will report to the Team Leader and will provide leadership and oversight to program staff charged with implementing programs in area of responsibility. The Provincial Implementation Director must be mission-driven and committed to making a distinctive impact serving the DAFPAK team and Chemonics International. This position is contingent upon funding.

Reporting to the Team Leader, and being part of the leadership team, the Provincial Implementation Director will:

  • Directly supervise the regional team leaders who are responsible for overseeing implementation of activities at the provincial, district, and clinic level.
  • Promote a strategic vision and ensure program integration and coordination, including the exploration of synergies of longer-term development and programming.
  • Facilitate the coordination of programmatic interventions for better harmonization of actions to respond to the needs of and to empower the stakeholders supported by the program.
  • Work closely with the regional team leaders to ensure that they meet the best standards of quality programming; that all programs are implemented efficiently and deliver high quality work and that they achieve the qualitative and quantitative targets they have committed to.

Job Specifications:

  • At least ten (10) years of relevant experience in family planning, service delivery, and health
  • Experience working with or in public health clinics is preferred
  • Experience managing donor-funded programmes and experience managing DFID-funded programmes are particularly relevant
  • Advanced knowledge of institutional challenges in the public sector and how to deliver desired and lasting improvements in public service delivery
  • Ability to provide responsive and proactive technical assistance to strengthen health systems
  • Experience managing geographically diverse teams
  • Ability to work on socially sensitive challenges within the Pakistani context
  • Ability to foster successful partnership approaches and relationships among a range of stakeholders, including programme partners, donors, private sector organisations, NGOs, civil society partners and government departments
  • Excellent communication skills including presentation, facilitation and report writing skills – samples of written work may be requested
  • Work experience across Pakistan is preferred
  • Excellent written and spoken English

Anticipated Duration of Project: Up to 3.5 years with a possibility of extension.

Note: Applications will only be accepted that are received through the link provided below:

Chemonics International Inc. is an equal opportunity employer; only individuals who are shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.