Program Coordinator

Palladium International, Pakistan

Skill Required: Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Apply By: 
29th September, 2017


Job Description

Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium (formerly Futures Group) on August 28, 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country and sub-national levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in the areas of family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health. 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. HP+ will help public health and policy leaders attach higher priority to their national and sub-national health needs, secure sustainable financing, advance health equity, and monitor policy implementation to ensure gains stay on track. HP+ aims to secure long-term enduring change by working with coalitions both inside and outside of health and showing common cause with neglected populations and other development actors. Central elements of HP+ revolve around building in-country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments, and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.

This is a 6-month consultancy position to support end of project activities between August/September 2017 and March 2018. The consultant will support HP+ program staff in arranging and coordinating meetings and events, preparing key documents and products, and offering technical and administrative assistance to project activities and efforts, as needed. S/he will also be responsible for coordinating project needs and developments with Washington, DC-based staff, including the Pakistan Country Activity Manager, in collaboration with the Karachi-basThis is a 6-month consultancy position to support end of project activities between August/September 2017 and March 2018. The consultant will support HP+ program staff in arranging and coordinating meetings and events, preparing key documents and products, and offering technical and administrative assistance to project activities and efforts, as needed. S/he will also be responsible for coordinating project needs and developments with Washington, DC-based staff, including the Pakistan Country Activity Manager, in collaboration with the Karachi-based Country Director and other field staff, as necessary. The consultant will undertake and/or oversee other related administrative tasks and perform other duties, as necessary.

The position is restricted to Pakistani nationals and will be based in Karachi.

  • Organizes and attends meetings and events with key stakeholders and project partners.
  • Ensures documentation of meetings and events as required.
  • Assists in the preparation of reports, presentations, and other communication products. Provides technical assistance on specific project activities as needed.
  • Supports coordination of technical outputs from consultants.
  • Tracks progress of project outputs between the start date and project closeout.
  • Coordinates project needs and developments, as necessary, with Washington DC-based staff and Country Activity Manager, in collaboration with the Karachi team.
  • Undertakes and/or oversees related administrative tasks to all departments.
  • Performs other duties as necessary.

Skills Required:

  • Familiarity with current issues in family planning policy and service delivery in Sindh; experience working on these issues desired.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
  • Proficient in the use of desktop software, esp. Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated professionalism.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and familiarity with tracking tools such as Gantt charts.
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe.

Minimum Education or Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree plus 2-5 years of experience.
  • Fluent written and spoken English and Urdu required; fluency in Sindhi desired.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, presentation, and organizational skills are required.
  • Experience working with USAID and/or USAID partners desired.

Source:https://palladiumhr.secure.force.com/recruit/fRecruit__ApplyJob?vacancyNo=VN3511


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