Rwanda: Technical Advisor – Health Systems Strengthening

Organization: Fred Hollows Foundation
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 16 Mar 2018

• Key role within a world-renowned international development NGO • Be a significant contributor to ending avoidable blindness • Full time, 3 year Contract (view to extend) based in Kigali, Rwanda

Come and join our international development organisation where we are ensuring that the vision of Fred Hollows lives on. We are working to eradicate avoidable blindness by 2020, and are committed to working with partners to bring about change that is sustainable and reaches even the most vulnerable communities. Working across more than 26 countries, our vision is for a world where no one is needlessly blind.

Reporting to the Country Manager, you will lead the implementation of the Health Systems Strengthening of The Fred Hollows Foundation Rwanda Program. Tasked with improving the administrative, managerial, and operational capacity of health systems.

Previous experience in project or program management is essential as is extensive experience working for an international development, government or community based organisation. You will have excellent knowledge of district/community-level issues impacting health service delivery and demonstrated success strengthening local health systems and institutions. With your proven success in developing new project designs along with excellent project coordination skills, including effective application of monitoring and evaluation systems. Your ability to cultivate key relationships will be your strength developing strategies and resources to influence, persuade and build the confidence of partners and stakeholders.

Essential criteria includes:
• 10+ years’ health management, health systems, and public health experience. • Experience working with corporate donors. • Experience working for the Rwanda government in capacity building. • International representation experience. • Familiarity and knowledge of working with donor organizations and development partners. • Developing and implementing evidence based advocacy programs experience. • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity. • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills in English. • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

This is an exciting time to join The Fred Hollows Foundation Rwanda as we seek to deliver even greater impact and enhance our ability to accomplish our vision.

Fluency in written and spoken English as well as the ability to travel domestically and internationally will also be essential.

How to apply:

Applications should be made via our website: http://www.hollows.org/au/careers/current-vacancies and should include your resume and cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Role Purpose as well as details of your current and expected salary.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have the appropriate right to work in Rwanda.

Applications close: 5pm EAT Friday 16th March 2018

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

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