New Job at Palladium Tanzania, Family Planning Policy and Advocacy Advisor | Deadline: 05th July, 2019

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Vacancy Name Family Planning Policy and Advocacy Advisor - Health Policy Plus Tanzania
Work Location Dar es salaam, Tanzania
Company Overview
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.
Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role
Health Policy Plus Tanzania
Policy and Advocacy Advisor, Family Planning
Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium (formerly Futures Group) on August 28, 2015. HP+ works with key stakeholders to advance health policy and financing for family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal and newborn health at national and subnational levels. HP+ aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners' capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to the existing priorities.

HP+ Tanzania works in family planning and HIV/AIDS health areas to: support execution of policies and strategic plans through the lens of performance monitoring and resource mobilization; generate high-quality evidence to support the planning and development of sustainable health financing policies and systems; and develop capacity of local civil society organizations to effectively conduct evidence-based advocacy.
The HP+ project is currently seeking an experienced professional to fill the position of Policy and Advocacy Advisor, Family Planning.

Position Summary
The Policy and Advocacy Advisor, Family Planning will be responsible for supporting the design and execution of FP advocacy activities. The individual will provide content knowledge, technical assistance, consultation, and support for the development and execution of family planning advocacy, policy communication, and policy development and implementation activities. The individual will collaborate with a variety of government, civil society, development and implementing partners on policy and advocacy activities with the goal of creating an enabling environment and funding for quality family planning services and programs. Specifically, the individual will work to foster an enabling environment for family planning and execution of the National Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan (NFPCIP 2019-2023) at national, regional, and district levels. The Policy and Advocacy Advisor will report to the HP+ Tanzania Country Director.
This position is full time and based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Only persons legally eligible to work in Tanzania will be considered and no expatriate benefits are associated with this position.

Key Responsibilities
  • Conceptualizes and provides technical support for family planning policy, advocacy, and stewardship activities, including: working with analysts to generate high-quality data and information to inform advocacy strategies, identifying and helping develop effective advocacy communications opportunities at the national and district levels, and facilitating stakeholder consultation and meetings at the national and district levels.
  • Supports individual and institutional capacity development efforts for civil society organizations (CSO) in championing family planning advocacy efforts, in areas such as: policy communications and negotiations, coalition building, budget advocacy, generation of high-quality evidence to support advocacy efforts to advance goals for sustainable financing for the FP program.
  • Supports strategic communication activities to achieve stakeholder awareness, buy-in and commitment towards the execution of the NFPCIP 2019-2023. Identifies and supports opportunities for continued engagement of stakeholders in execution of the NFPCIP 2019-2023 through effectively championing the NFPCIP.
  • Assist in the development of messaging and materials on the importance of family planning, including the critical link to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights and to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and other related issues.
  • Stays abreast of key developments in family planning policy in Tanzania to inform technical support activities under the HP+ Tanzania Country Program. This includes frequent interaction with the GoT stakeholders (including RCHS, PORALG, Ministry of Finance etc.) relevant to this area as well as multilateral partners and donor agencies.
  • Support Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) efforts, including but not limited to, developing a plan to generate and disseminate knowledge, using the findings to improve programs on a continuing basis, and ensuring the exchange of best practices and lessons learned.
  • Represent HP+ in national and district-level meetings with partners and stakeholders, including national technical working group meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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  • Master’s Degree or higher in public health, public policy, political science, public administration, communication or a related technical degree
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience is required, preferably family planning policy and advocacy.
  • Extensive knowledge of health policy and advocacy issues in Tanzania is required, preferably in family planning.
  • Strong diplomatic, interpersonal and networking skills, ability to work well with government counterparts, consultants, and within a cross-cultural and virtual team.
  • Strong network within Tanzania’s health sector, family planning program, and a good understanding of key players and stakeholders, including in-depth knowledge of MOHCGDEC and professional experience with USAID programs
  • Experience managing consortia and partnerships, particularly involving CSOs.
  • Understanding of governmental structures and processes in Tanzania; understanding of current family planning policies and programs in Tanzania.
  • Demonstrated skills in capacity building, mentoring, and organizational development.
  • for high-level policy audiences
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili required.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences.
  • Only Tanzanian nationals will be considered. No international benefits will be offered.
  • Ability and willingness to travel within Tanzania.
Applications Close Date 05 Jul 2019