Coordinator, SRH Program/RISE – Population Services International (PSI) Vacancy Announcement

Coordinator, SRH Program/RISE – Population Services International (PSI) Vacancy Announcement; February 15 2024



Organization: Population Services International (PSI)

Position: Coordinator, SRH Program/RISE

Location: Jinka

Employment: Full time

Date of Announcement: Feb 6, 2024

Deadline: Feb 19, 2024





Job Description


Position Title: Coordinator, SRH Program/RISE

Department/Program: SRH/RISE

Level: TBD

Required number: One

Reports to: Associate Manager, SRH

Based in: Jinka, South Ethiopia-Regional Health Bureau

Duration of contract: Indefinite based on performance and availability of funds.

Remuneration: As per organization pay scale plus other PSI/Ethiopia staff benefits.

Application Deadline: February 19, 2024 

Who we are?

We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non‐profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing. We are a $560m enterprise based in Washington, DC, operating in the private and public sectors in more than 65 countries.

Join us!

There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – from the medical industry to the music business – all with unique skills we bring to the job.

PSI/Ethiopia wants to reimagine healthcare, put the consumer at the center, and whenever possible, bring quality care to the front door.  We achieve health impact in Ethiopia by working with both government and private partners and harvesting technology innovation to bring quality care closer to communities, schools, and homes.   We empower consumers by including them in the design of healthcare solutions, offering them more healthcare choices, and helping them to have a voice in influencing national priorities.  We work with all market actors in the health system to understand their needs, designing and delivering solutions so that market systems can sustainably serve consumers for the long term, helping to support the Government of Ethiopia in achieving Universal Health Coverage.

We are looking for an SRH coordinator to support PSI/E SRH activities in the assigned implementation region including the Smart Start Scale up Program called RISE (Roadmap for Integrating Smart Start in Ethiopia). This includes support the day-to-day operation of RISE which is a scale up and institutionalization program that involves geographic expansion as well as system influence to embed the Smart Start Innovation in the Ethiopian Public Health System. SRH Coordinator to be based at South Ethiopia Regional Health Bureau in Jinak, will work under the direct supervision of the South Ethiopia RHB’s Maternal, Child and Adolescent and Youth Health (MNCH) Directorate Director with dual supervisory relation with PSI/E SRH Program Associate Manager in Hawassa.

Key Result Areas:

•        Institutionalization of smart start in the regional and districts key documents, training materials and annual work plans

•        Scale up of RISE in different woredas in the assigned intervention sites

•        Ensure quality of services, embedment and integration of data need into the RHB system.

•        Generate and analyze performance data to support evidence-based decision making. 

Sounds like you? Read on!

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

You will work under the direct supervision of the Associate manager – RISE. More specifically, your role and responsibility shall focus on:

RISE Integration, Scale-up and Technical Leadership

•        Provide Technical Assistance (TA) and ensure on the seamless integration and alignment of RISE in the annual budgeted work plans of the RHB, Zonal Health Departments (ZHDs) and districts and support the implementation of planned activities.

•        Support the establishment and functionality of RISE/AYSRH steering committee at regional and districts level and make follow ups to conduct regular meetings per the agreed TOR.

•        Support strengthening of the relevant AYH and FP TWGs that will support the institutionalization process of RISE at different levels.

•        Support on the promotion and implementation of the national AYH strategy in the region s/he is assigned to work.

•        Follow and monitoring of RISE to ensure that Smart Start is incorporated and reflected in pre- services and the revised IRT cascade trainings.

•        Assist the design, institutionalization, and implementation of Smart start into local contexts (E.g. Agrarian Vs Pastoralist areas) and integrated into the existing system.

•        Coordinate and oversee the scale up and expansion of the Smart Start in all woredas targeted for the RISE activities.

•        Orient, train, coach, and mentor RHBs, ZHDs and woreda health offices staffs and PHCU teams who are involved in Smart Start integration and scale up activities.

•        Strengthen key Smart Start supporting structure in the region such as SRH steering committees, technical working groups, etc.

•        Support and coordinate the Smart Start Expansion MNCH program.

Smart Start Services Delivery

•        Provide mentoring and coaching support to HEWs and healthcare providers at PHCUs, and work to strengthen the overall MNCH-AYH/FP mentorship and referral linkage between the PHCUs and respective cluster HPs.

•        Develop quarterly strategic revisions based on monthly Data-to-Action (D2A) outcomes.

•        Provide regular feedback to PHCUs, and woreda health offices. And support them to draw action points.

•        Analyze findings and share learnings for course correction, and continued improvement.

•        Provide TA to ensure that HPs and HCs are reporting an increased number of new and continuing adopters of modern contraceptive methods.

Quality of Care (QoC)

•        Implement the quality assurance (QA)/ Quality improvement (QI) of RISE program jointly with the regional and district level health bureaus.

•        Ensuring quality of service and the girl’s safety is always at the center of every single activity.

•        Ensure equitable and quality service delivery on adolescent’s access to modern contraception in accordance with the designed SMART START tools; in compliance with MOH rules and regulations and national guidelines.

•        Work closely with government stakeholders to create quality agreements, ensure quality standards are met, and resolve issues related to quality service delivery promptly and effectively.

•        Develop and ensure timely execution of the quality audit Plan, coordinate regulatory inspections, and report significant SMART START design fidelity issues and standard clinical quality deficiencies to responsible bodies.

•        Ensure action plans related to QoC internal/external evaluations/audits and supportive supervision findings are timely completed.

Health Workforce

•        In close collaboration with the training and learning advisor and AYSRH at PSI-Eth. South IFI, is expected to plan and execute all the training requirements at regional and district level.

•        In close coordination with RHB and WorHOs and other partners, lead and coordinate the planning and cascade of Smart Start training.

•        Ensure the proper and timely implementation and quality of IRT TOT and roll out, and the pre- services training.

•        Ensure that the PHCUs and WorHOs own and integrate Smart Start training into their plan.

•        Maintain the IRT training database and provoke analysis to make some important decisions.

•        Pre-services HEWs training on Smart Start: engage with health science colleges and provide TA 

Monitoring and Evaluation

•        Program review at RHBs (or ZHDs): Support program and data review meetings at RHBs

•        Actionable recommendations corrective actions to implementation exigencies documented in meeting reports.

•        Regularly reporting and updating the IFI leadership and RHB on progresses at regional level.

•        In close collaboration with the MEL Specialist, proactively support the data verification events whenever needed.

•        Conducts coaching and mentorship on DHIS2 data management at the RHB, woreda, PHCU and HP level.

•        Support for data driven decision making through Data-to-Action (D2A) session.


Job Requirements


Your background

Qualification and Experience:

·      Master’s degree in Public Health, SRH, development or related fields with three years of demonstrated experience in the Ethiopian Primary Health Care system


·      Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, SRH, development or related fields with Five years of demonstrated experience in Ethiopian Primary Health Care system.

What would get us excited?

·      Know-how and experience to work with and for the region-specific Primary Health care system is Key to effectively deliver under the role.

·      Proven experience in quality assurance process, training, training follow up, mentoring/coaching of trainers and service providers of PHCU and other SRH related services.

·      High level relevant training on Family planning and AYH.

·      Knowledge and experience on FP and AYH program(s)

·      Proven capacity to oversee development/implementation of work plans, monitoring and evaluation activities, and reports.

·      Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and other local languages.

·      Demonstrated ability to work independently and with limited supervision.

·      Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time away from regional office.


How to Apply


Are you intrigued? Apply!

By following our 3 steps application process:

1. Fill out the mandatory application form using the following link: Online Application Form. It will only take 5 to 10 minutes.

2. Send your CV and application letter to clearly marking “Application for Coordinator, SRH Program/RISE Position” in the subject line.

3. Check your email and make sure you receive an automatic response acknowledging receipt of your CV. If you don’t receive the automatic response, check again your subject line and if needed, re-submit your CV and application letter with the correct subject.

Application deadline is February 19, 2024. We’ll call or e-mail you back if there is a good fit on both sides.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.


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