Project Officer for Reducing Early Adolescents’ Pregnancy (REAP) Project
The Project Officer is accountable in ensuring the quality and timely implementation and management of the REAP project in the municipalities of Tboli and Lake Sebu in South Cotabato Province. S/he will lead in planning and strategizing to ensure the project is being implemented as planned and/or adjust strategies and approaches when needed to adapt to the project context and situation. The post holder will also provide technical guidance to health workers of Local Government Units, other health service providers and to the Department of Education teachers who are handling subjects were Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights are relevant. This include supportive supervision on Heart to Heart .
He/she will engage in regular coordination and consultation with the Program Officers for Health and Nutrition based in Koronadal City and the Thematic Director based in the Quezon City Office; provide technical inputs during planning, implementation, and completion of the project; monitor the implementation and progress of project activities; and ensure timely completion of deliverables based on Save the Children’s tools and standards.
· At least 3 years of work experience on Reproductive Health.
· Experience in project management for at least 2 years.
· Demonstrated critical thinking and possesses a can-do attitude in situation of ambiguity to deliver expected results.
· Proficiency in technical writing including concept note development and donor report writing.
· University degree in the health sciences or related fields
· Preferably with experience in working with indigenous cultural communities
· Residence in the project area and ability to speak the local dialect is a big advantage
· Demonstrated competencies in community mobilization, coordination and partnership preferably with experience on rights-based adolescent health and sexuality project/program implementation.
· Understanding of the Philippines adolescent sexuality and reproductive health strategy, public health system, local governance and targets on Sustainable Development Goals
· Willingness and ability to travel nationally as needed.
· Understanding of Save the Children’s rural programming on adolescent sexuality and reproductive health.
· Computer literate (MS excel, power point and word).
· Contract length: Fixed Term position based in Koronadal City
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