We are currently seeking to recruit a Regional Health Programme Specialist.
|About the Role|
The Regional Programme Specialist for Health leads on the development, implementation and monitoring of Plan’s thematic strategy for health in West Africa. S/he ensures that Plan gains regional reputation as being a thought leader in the area of health in West Africa and beyond. S/he manages regional initiatives to partner with, influence and advocate towards regional, Pan African and global institutions engaged in the area of health. S/he provides technical input into Plan’s global campaigns where adequate to ensure they are technically sound in regard to their health components/links. S/he provides technical leadership to regional internal and external health networks; and generates and shares knowledge for and from Plan’s health work in the region.
Dimensions of Role:
Strategic planning and delivery
A relevant and up-to-date Regional Thematic Strategy for Health is developed, delivered and monitored taking into account global and emerging regional priorities for development and integration opportunities with other thematic priorities for Plan in West Africa:
Network Leadership and Knowledge Management
Regional internal and external technical networks for health exist and are professional managed, maximizing opportunities for knowledge management, learning and sharing.
Indicators will include:
Advocacy and Organizational visibility and profile
Plan West Africa is known for the quality and reach of its health programs; it’s organizational visibility in the area of health is enhanced by developing and managing partnerships with regional and global institutions with a remit in West Africa, and by running regional advocacy initiatives related to health
Indicators will include:
Between 2012 and 2015 Plan mobilizes US $30 million for health programmes in West Africa
Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours:
Knowledge, skills and behaviours required to achieve role’s objectives;
Strategic thinking and delivery
Aware of different levels of capacity and respectful and supportive of local knowledge
Language: Fluency in English and good working knowledge of French required.
Location and Travel: This role will be based from the West Africa Regional Office in Dakar, Senegal. Regular travel within and outside of the region will be required.
Type of Role: Three year contract
Reports to: Deputy Regional Director Programmes
Salary: US $49,000 - $63,000 per annum plus full expat benefits.
Closing Date: Wednesday 4thJuly 2012
This is an accompanied position and a full relocation package will be available.
|Regional Health Programme Specialist||Dakar, Senegal|