Transform: Primary Health Care is a USAID funded project to improve healthcare outcomes to End Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) in Ethiopia, which in turn supports Government of Ethiopia’s efforts within the Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP). TRANSFORM/PHCU 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 these 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.
Plan and implement specific components of LMG interventions in the region in collaboration with central office, regional office, and cluster office teams
Assist the Regional Health Bureau and other public health system in strengthening the public health facilities under the guidance of the RTC.
Coordinate and conduct planned trainings for primary hospitals, health center staffs, HEWs, Woreda Health office, Zone health department and RHBs
Conduct follow-up visits, on the job mentoring, and supportive supervision to ensure the implementation of the trainings provided
Ensure the presence of functional referral system across the service level (health post, health center, and primary hospital)
Participate in monitoring and evaluation of LMG programs, in close collaboration with the TRANSFORM/PHC regional team under the guidance of the RM/RTC
Provide technical support to cluster-level program staff s in organizing, facilitating, monitoring, and evaluating relevant activities
Prepare LMG progress reports on his/her area of responsibilities and submit to the RTC
Conduct, measure and document changes in relation to LMG interventions
Lead/collaborate in the implementation of operation/implementation researches.
Document best practices and success stories regularly
Ensure the cluster offices has a capacity to provide and follow up training given with regards to LMG
Plan thematic budgets and track utilization regularly
Collaborate with RHB to develop center of excellence in LMG practices within the region
Ensure the availability of sufficient number of trainers/facilitators for LMG related trainings per woreda
Take part in professional development activities in LMG
Promote a partnership approach for all activities undertaken with relevant stakeholders in the regions
Carries out all other duties and responsibilities as required by management.
Masters Degree in Public Health or related fields.
5 years of relevant experience at hospitals and/or HCs and program levels
Proven experience in the provision of technical support and capacity building Community-level experience in facilitating trainings and workshops is highly desirable
Proven ability to work as a member of a multicultural development team
Excellent English writing and communications skills required, fluency in local language is an advantage
Must have integrity and pleasant personality.
Must be able to travel to project activity woredas and kebeles monthly and as per the need and must know the region of assignment well.