The King Faisal Hospital Rwanda Foundation is currently at its beginning stage following an action plan that was approved by the hospital in October, 2020.
Within the health domain, the Foundation’s major objectives will be to support researchers through funding, training and facilitation in dissemination of research data, establishing strategic relationships with academic, research-driven and research sponsoring institutions and supporting training for medical researchers.
As part of a social welfare that constitutes an integral part of the foundation, the hospital will financially assist patients who cannot afford medical care and will continue to sensitize the public on NCDs, congenital and surgical diseases for prevention and early consultation.
Furthermore, the foundation will support surgical camps/outreach within the country in a bid to reduce long waiting lists in teaching hospitals. Finally, within the education domain, the foundation will be promoting new learning tools including e-learning and support Continuing Medical Education (CME).
Number of Post: 1(One)
Supervisor: Executive Secretary, SRHR Program Coordinator
Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda
Duration: 1 year contractual – Renewable
Effective: November 15, 2023
King Faisal Hospital Rwanda Foundation (KFHRF) is a non-profit NGO that aims to support the growth of Rwanda’s health sector through the programs, partnerships, and services at King Faisal Hospital. The Foundation’s three main focus areas include specialized medical care and clinical research; education and capacity building; and social welfare.
About SRHR plan at KFHRF
KFHRF, in collaboration with the Rwanda Ministry of Health and Rwanda Biomedical Center, is working to expand access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) with an emphasis on Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC), Family Planning (FP), and Gender-Based Violence (GBV). KFHRF partners with Rwandan Public Hospitals to identify systemic and institutional challenges in the provision of CAC and establish a response to the identified challenges. The response may be through engaging new local or international stakeholders.
KFHRF is seeking applications from qualified individuals to serve as a Program Officer – Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights to closely work with the SRHR consultant. S/he will support the coordination of the partnership with institutions in the area of CAC and FP within the SRHR units at partner institutions. Through program evaluation and analysis, S/he will work with a team to align the SRHR activities with the foundation’s goals as well as ensure strong communication with stakeholders.
S/he will assist in administrative activities with support to the partner institutions ensuring smooth and timely implementation of KFHRF plans, monitoring results achieved during the implementation, guiding the appropriate application of program cycle, and advocating for new strategies as applicable.
Under the leadership of the KFHRF Executive Secretary, the oversight of the KFHRF Program Coordinator, and the daily supervision of the SRHR consultant, the Program Officer Will Be Responsible For The Following Tasks:
Program administration in the area of Comprehensive Abortion Care
In teamwork with SRHR consultants, contribute to the development and design of concept ideas within the KFHRF line aiming at expanding access to safe abortion services in Rwanda.
Attend programmatic and partnership meetings to which KFHRF takes part and make the minutes record to be shared with the attendees and stored at KFHRF repository
Analyze and reports on program and project progress in terms of achieving results, using existing or developed monitoring and evaluation tools.
Research and data management coordination
Make follow up on the research activities conducted and supported by KFHRF and report the progress
Arrange and record meetings on research and advocacy projects involving KFHRF
Collaborate with the SRH consultants on available research opportunities and document and report progress
Ensure the research projects remain in allocated timeline to meet a timely implementation plan without compromising other projects held at KFHF and KFHR
Quality improvement projects
Communicate and participate in meetings with partner institutions on the QI projects, document progress, and ensure the challenges are clearly communicated and addressed
Collect month data on SRH indicators from partner institutions, and use them to make establish agenda for quarterly meeting
Schedule and record quarterly meetings with partner institutions on QI and identify opportunities for improvement
Collaborate with the SRH consultants to conduct improvement plans within the SRH program cycle
Qualification and experience
This position requires academic and work experience as listed below. Female applicants are highlight encouraged.
A minimum of academic degree in human health-related fields: e.g.: MBChB, Public Health, Community Health. Training in SRH, SOGIESC, GEDI, Program Implementation, and Research Methodology are additional values
Knowledge and Experience
Minimum of two years of experience in the fields of comprehensive abortion care and family planning advocacy programs
Knowledge on the country context in SRH for the general population and for key population
Having worked at a district hospital in Rwanda is of additional values
Evidence of having worked with or on a project that required recording and reporting on key indicators
Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and PowerPoint
Strong organizational, project management,
Fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Kinyarwanda will be an asset.
Demonstrating commitment to support advocacy for safe abortion services
Embracing the culture of diversity and human rights
Achieving results and deliverables on the assigned duties
Apply a rights-based approach for program implementation
Advocate for the partner institutions to establish and achieve a conducive environment for the SRH system
Establishes, maintains, and utilizes a broad network of contacts to keep abreast of developments and to share information. Analyze and select materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders.
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others, and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style, and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Qualified applicants will be evaluated through a competency-based interview and/or other assessment methods.
KFHRF does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing, or any other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. KFHRF cannot be held accountable for any fee paid to any agency or agent to help you in your application and, we do not collect information on whether you have paid any fee to any agent. This position may involve traveling outside of Rwanda territory for temporary activities.
How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit only a CV not exceeding three pages and a one-page cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. On the subject “Application for Program Officer – SRHR” by Friday, November 03, 2023, at 23:59 CAT to email@example.com with a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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