Senior Technical Officer, Maternal and Reproductive Health | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Job purpose:
Under the supervision of the Principal Technical Officer, Maternal and Reproductive Health, the Senior Technical Officer, will be responsible for carrying out a variety of technical and programme management and implementation activities in the area strengthening health systems for optimal Reproductive health including maternal and child health collaboration with Regional Collaborating Centres (RCC) and National Public Health Institutes (NPHI) in AU Member States.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The Senior Technical Officer shall perform the following major duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support and advice to Member States in the implementation of the Africa CDC Reproductive Health Strategic priorities (2023-27), monitor and evaluate progress towards successful implementation of the strategy.
  • Provide technical guidance to the Africa CDC leadership, RCCs, and capacity building support to Member States on areas related to improving maternal and reproductive health indicators;
  • Provide technical support to improve capacity of Reproductive health managers in Member States, Africa CDC Headquarters and the RCCs to lead, drive achievement of national Reproductive Health targets and provide accountability;
  • Develop capacity building training package to increase the capacity of Member States and Africa CDC to respond to Reproductive Health needs during health and humanitarian emergencies;
  • Through existing National Strategies and with support from other organizations, fill gaps, foster synergies and continue collaboration to strengthen health systems to improve reproductive health
    indicators in Member States.
  • Support resource mobilization to support the implementation of the Africa CDC reproductive health priorities (2023-27) through advocacy, coordination and proposal development;
  • Support the coordination of external relations (Technical Partners, Donors) including managing regular communications, meetings, presentations and partnerships.
  • Provide technical input with regards to design, implementation, data analysis, report writing for
    public health, social and operational research and policy briefs.
  • Support the monitoring and documentation of outputs, outcomes, lessons learned, and challenges
    for activities related to improving maternal and reproductive health for cross-country learning and
  • Build and maintain strong collaborations and relationships with partners and other stakeholder on
    the continent;
  • Undertake any other duties/responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

Closing date
22 January 2024