Family Planning Technical Advisor

Amref Health Africa




JOB TITLE Family Planning Technical Advisor (1)
DURATION OF CONTRACT 2 Years (Renewable)

Amref Health Africa was founded in 1957 and has since grown to become the largest African-based international health development organization, currently implementing more than 120 programs, directly reaching more than 12 million people across 35 African countries. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, Amef Health Africa has offices in ten countries in Africa and an additional eleven advocacy and fundraising offices in Europe and North America. In the spirit of Ubuntu, partnership and networking are key elements of our approach. Amref has a staff complement of over 1,500.

Amref Health Africa in Malawi is implementing Delivering Innovation in Self Care (DISC) project (DISC

MW-Amref), a CIFF funded multi-year Family planning project focusing on increasing uptake of Depo-Provera self-injectable in Chitipa, Karonga, Kasungu, Salima and Nkhotakota districts. The project goal is to achieve 35% increase in uptake of Depo-Provera Self-Injection in MOMENTUM Tikweze Umoyo Districts by 2026. Amref Health Africa in Malawi is therefore inviting suitably qualified applicants for the following position;

Family Planning Technical Advisor-DISC (FP TA-DISC)

The position holder will be based at the Head Office in Lilongwe and report to the Technical Lead-MNCH/FP/RH.

Main Purpose of the Job:

To provide technical and managerial oversight in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of maternal neonatal and child health activities implemented under DISC project layered on USAID MOMENTUM Tikweze Umoyo Project. The post holder will provide leadership, guidance, mentorship and support in integration, coordination and collaboration among stakeholders in the FP/RH sectors.

Specific Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide managerial guidance and technical leadership in the implementation of DISC activities across the five project implementation districts.
  • Effectively plan, execute and evaluate the implementation of activities and critically reflect and improve on project strategies to promote quality service delivery.
  • Coordinate and represent Amref in stakeholders’ meetings and technical working groups on FP/RH programs.
  • Provide leadership in development of quarterly reports and presentations for sharing with donor and other stakeholder’s resources.
  • Build capacity of MOH to promote the development of health workers and management of staff capacity in the above areas through a broad range of approaches such as curriculum development and training, one-on-one mentorship and on-the-job training, supportive supervision, on-site and off-site training coordination etc.
  • Build capacity of service delivery technical officers to institute mentorship and coaching at all levels on maternal, newborn and child health program.
  • Build capacity of project technical teams on documentation of success stories and concept notes.
  • Work closely with other project staff to ensure that maternal newborn and child health strategies and approaches are delivered in a coherent and coordinated way, in line with log frame targets, and
  • Support national and district teams to identify synergies and lead in the development and implementation of integrated work plans to ensure efficient and effective delivery of services.
  • Review indicators for monitoring maternal newborn and child health activities for the DISC and coordinate supervision and mentoring of service providers both at national and district levels
  • Liaise with various Government departments, NGOs and donor partners to spearhead coordination and collaboration at all levels for the benefit of the recipients of services at grassroots level
  • Coordinate national and district level joint learning, reflection and planning platforms and participate in relevant technical working group meetings
  • In conjunction with Monitoring and Evaluation team, document and disseminate best practices and lessons learnt in FP/RH activities
  • Lead in identification of capacity gaps for the consortium members and various national and district level key stakeholders’ and project participants and develop strategies to address the identified gaps
  • Collect and apply innovative capacity building tools and techniques for the consortium members and recipients of services at national and district level
  • Contribute significantly to consortium level coordination and collaboration meetings including the quarterly review meetings both at national and district levels

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Midwifery or public health, or any other related discipline in health with relevant work experience.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience with at least 3 years directly in coordination, management and monitoring of maternal newborn and child health programs.
  • Substantial experience implementing integrated health programs
  • Proficient in IT Skills e.g. MSOffice.

Competences& Skills:

  • Demonstrates sound judgment, diplomacy and sensitivity to different expectations of the stakeholders
  • Well versed with project management and development;
  • Ability to work under pressure and against tight deadlines;
  • Ability for analytical and strategic thinking;
  • A proactive, participatory and result oriented approach to work.
  • Prior experience working in research related projects


Interested? Please visit our website to make your application. You will be directed to our online portal where you will need to create an account in order for you to be able to submit your application. Your application should include a cover letter detailing why you are the best fit for this position and your CV with relevant skills and experience. The closing date will be May 21st 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Duly note that Amef Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any money at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process and has not retained any agent in connection with recruitment. Although Amref may use different job boards from time to time to further spread its reach for applicants, all open vacancies are published on our website under the Vacancies page and on our official social media pages. Kindly note that official emails from Amref Health Africa will arrive from address.

Amref Health Africa is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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