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Provincial Team Leader

TRF+ Provincial Health & Nutrition Programme
End Date: 10 Dec, 2017

Location :TRF+ Project Office, Lahore (Punjab)
Country :Pakistan
Positions :1
Post Type:Job
Job Type :Full Time
Start Date :20 Nov, 2017

The Provincial Health and Nutrition Programme (PHNP) is a large-scale support programme, funded by UKaid. Its aim is to increase the coverage and utilization of RMNCH and nutrition services, particularly by poor people, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces.

The Technical Cooperation & Roadmap component of PHNP comprises: (i) technical assistance provided by the Technical Resource Facility (TRF+) to build capacity and strengthen health systems for RMNCH, with a particular focus on service delivery, financial management, and M&E; and (ii) the Health Reforms Roadmap, with a focus on strengthening political commitment and supporting high priority reforms through targeted interventions. We areseeking to recruit a Provincial Team Leader to lead the Technical Assistance team in Punjab province, based in Lahore.

Position Purpose and Summary:

The Punjab Provincial Team Leader will be responsible for leading the Punjab team of technical specialists, providing them with strategic guidance in order to provide effective and timely support to the provincial Department of Health and District governments for strengthening systems and building capacities. She/he will coordinate at senior levels of the government to provide policy advice, reach agreement on work priorities, and ensure the achievement of project’s objectives. She/he will coordinate closely with DFID, and represent TRF+ in deliberations with the provincial government.

Person Specifications:

We are looking for someone with:

  • Masters degree in Public Health / Health administration preferred (or Masters degree in Public Administration / management and experience in health administration).

With proven experience/understanding of:

  • Leading large teams to deliver project goals and objectives. Experience in the health sector and of managing health programmes would be an advantage.
  • Managing large scale technical assistance projects and programmes, preferably in Pakistan’s health sector
  • Working with senior levels of government. Punjab experience an advantage.
  • Provincial health reforms and how to support reform processes.
  • Coordinating with international and national development partners and NGOs.

And with: 

  • Strong management, leadership, interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Analytical and diagnostic skills, able to identify institutional, systemic and capacity weaknesses and to develop effective responses.
  • A methodical approach to management, with the ability to work under pressure.
  • The ability to communicate proficiently in English (oral and written).
  • Proficient in the use of computers and common software applications

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