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Reports to:

  • ISD Advisor, Islamabad


  • Regular Full-time

Grade Level:

  • Midlevel

Duty Station:

  • Tharparkar - Sindh

Summary: District coordinator will work closely with district departments of health, population welfare, LHW Program and other relevant stakeholders and health facility management to assure district implementation of DAFPA-PSSD models. Plans, implements, coordinates, monitors and holds review sessions to observe progress against objectives of the project. Facilitate other district staff members of DAFPAK in their implementation.

Key Job Outcomes:

  1. Meeting Coordination and Facilitation: Coordinates, organizes and facilitates one-to-one meetings with key stakeholders to develop follow-up action plans. Invites all stakeholders and ensure their participation in meetings. Coordinates visits and organizes meetings of the delegation(s) with the project stakeholders in the district.
  2. Forums and Committees: Works with DTC/DHPMT and other forums, including local NGOs to implement the project. Works with the district DTC/DHPMT update them regarding project activities. Participates in partner oversight committee meetings and arranges individual interactions with them.
  3. Workshop Coordination: Organizes and conducts orientation, inception and dissemination and training workshops related to project activities in the district.
  4. Maintaining Project Champion Relationships: Identify, coordinates and interacts with family planning champions in the district to ensure their participation in working groups and advocate with stakeholders for FP initiatives.
  5. Status Reports: Prepares and submit reports as required with regular time frequency by Programs Department.
  6. Project Management and Participation: Leads, manages or participates on cross-functional project teams
  7. Provincial Coordination: Coordinates with Provincial ISD Coordinator and update them of their activities, especially those that need provincial support
  8. Inter Provincial Travel: Visit other project districts and travel to provincial capital, on an agreed frequency, for better district liaison and coordination.
  9. Data Management: Will ensure data is made available to the province on agreed time frames and is then processed and shared with Provincial coordinator. Should be able to analyze the data in real time for performance management of the districts.

Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:

  • Strategies on Policy Issues: Foundational skills in strategic communications with the public sector, private organizations and policy makers about relevant legislation, policies and procedures relating to SRHR.
  • Advocacy: Foundational advocacy skills with specific advocacy assignments and tasks in the development sector projects.
  • Country Specific Public Health System: Foundational knowledge of countries’ public health systems.
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of assigned program, including program strategies and indicators.

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:

  • Software Applications: Foundational knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially MS Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Project Management Planning and Management: Ability to plan and manage cross- functional initiatives.
  • Analysis and Sound Judgement: Foundational analytical and trouble shooting skills. Ability to make sound judgments. Ability to improve processes, promote excellence and demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Languages: Proven ability to write and speak using local language and English language.
  • Communication: Advanced oral and written communication skills using different forms of media. Ability to translate complex concepts to individuals at all levels. Ability to speak across a range of technical issues within individual’s area of expertise.
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Demonstrated commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices
  • Influencing and Customer Service Skills: Ability to influence using diplomacy skills with key stakeholders. In-depth demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Organization, Planning and Multi-tasking: Advanced organizational and planning skills, project planning and management skills. Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision. Proven ability to coordinate activities.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented and consistently accurate, ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment, and ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures and adapt local practices to global standards.
  • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.
  • Confidentiality: Proven ability to maintain confidentiality on work-related issues.

Minimally Required Education, Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree or higher in social sciences, management, journalism, or medicine
  • 3 years related experience in the development health sector, including the association with NGO/INGO and public sector
  • Prefer: Experience in practical field work in sexual and reproductive health and rights

Other Information:

  • Travel required (70% intra district)
  • Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer
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