Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.
TRANSFORM/Primary Health Care (PHC) is a USAID funded project to improve healthcare outcomes to End Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) in Ethiopia, which in turn support Government of Ethiopia’s efforts within the Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP). TRANSFORM/PHC will operate in the four most populous regions of Ethiopia (Amhara, Oromia, Tigray and Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region). This will be accomplished in part by: mitigating the drivers of child and maternal mortality in Ethiopia’s most populous regions through the facilitation and implementation of quality health service delivery; improved management and performance of health systems; and implementation of innovative and evidence-based social behavioral change and communication interventions. TRANSFORM/PHCU will strengthen the capacity of the health system to effectively use management tools and implement best practices at all levels of the health system and health care delivery with a major focus at the primary care level that includes primary hospitals and PHCUs.
The Compliance officer provides overall support for the TRANSFORM/PHC project in areas related to USG FP/RH and Environmental regulations in close collaboration with the risk and compliance manager and technical director for FP/RH and Gender. S/he also oversees the implementation of regular monitoring to ensure compliance through the project.
Ensure overall compliance with USAID regulations/policies as stipulated in the project contractual agreements;
Establish standards and implement procedures to ensure that FP/RH compliance mechanisms are effective and efficient in identifying, preventing, detecting, and correcting noncompliance with applicable rules and regulations;
Ensure quality, reliability, and timeliness of performance reports and other data regarding FP/RH and other programmatic compliance activities
Ensure compliance, and where necessary, help develop project policies, procedures, checklists and internal controls in collaboration with the risk and compliance manager and technical directors;
Ensures all sub-grants for program implementation, modification and closeout activities are followed in line with the guidelines developed for the specific purposes and comply with applicable regulations;
Participates in the development of monitoring and evaluation plans, elaboration of action plans, program reviews and performance reports;
Monitor, evaluate and report on contractor and sub-contractor performance and compliance with contractual requirements and stated activity results and recommend methods to improve contractor performance.
Provide technical assistance and training where necessary
Carry out special duties as assigned by the management which are directly related to risk and compliance
Advanced degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or Management with a minimum 10 years working experience in program management of which at least 5 years’ experience USG funded programs
Demonstrated knowledge of USAID/USG regulations, policies, and compliance requirements
Familiarity with MOH policies, regulations, program priorities and key planning documents related to USAID areas of intervention
Extensive knowledge of USAID regulations and requirements is essential.
Demonstrated commitment to the field of contraception/family planning, sexual and reproductive health, child survival or basic education programs highly desirable.
Excellent report writing, oral and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work cooperatively with multiple partners.
Willingness to travel extensively within Ethiopia.
Training in USG FP/RH, Environmental compliance including USAID rules and regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements