Capacity Building Advisor | Kigali, Rwanda | 2023

Chemonics seeks a Capacity Building Advisor for live 5-year USAID/ Rwanda Health Systems Strengthening (HSS NEXT) Activity. The $24.9 million activity is to improve the resilience of the Rwandan health system and optimize resources to sustain quality services and equitable health outcomes for all Rwandans. The specific objectives of the HSS Next Activity include (1) Health financing optimized to enable equitable access to high quality health services without financial hardship; (2) Leadership, management, and governance strengthened at all levels to improve quality and efficiency; and (3) Health workforce management strengthened to improve quality of health services.

The Capacity Building Advisor will provide technical and programmatic support in the area of capacity building to Government of Rwanda institutions and civil society actors, including district health management teams (DHMTs) and hospital committees, ensuring that activities and strategies are in line with HSS technical and programmatic guidance. The Capacity Building Advisor will help ensure that HSS Next meets Rwanda HSS targets across all three activity objectives. This requisition is for an anticipated USAID funded project in Rwanda, USAID/ Rwanda Health Systems Strengthening (HSS NEXT) Activity.

Chemonics International Inc. is a US-based international development consulting company that operates in over 80 countries and is dedicated to helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.   

Responsibilities:  

  • Identify opportunities for strengthening GOR institutions and approaches for increasing local ownership of HSS Next-supported activities
  • Seek out opportunities to build local civil society capacity to support GOR health systems strengthening objectives
  • Support the institutionalization of learning and decision-making approaches by building strong capacity for monitoring, evaluating, and sharing health information among stakeholders to support evidence-based decisions regarding programming and efficiency at all levels
  • Support capacity building to district teams (DHU/DHMT, Hospital Health Committees, Quality Improvement Committees, JADF) and health facility managers to use data for evidence-based decision-making and planning
  • Document best practices and share Rwanda experiences on data use at central, district, and facility level
  • Support capacity building of MOH to ensure accreditation is part of the regular practice at all levels of the health system
  • Support capacity building of hospitals to improve their own compliance with accreditation standards
  • Build district-level capacity to use data in district planning to address recruitment, retention, and district-specific HRH needs

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in international development, public health, finance, health systems strengthening, workforce development, supply chain or a closely related field. Advanced degree in these areas preferred
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant work experience in area of institutional capacity building on donor-funded programs, supporting complex activities that involve coordination with multiple project stakeholders
  • Previous experience working in Rwanda, East Africa or countries implementing health systems strengthening
  • Strong understanding of successful approaches to capacity building to improve the quality, efficiency, and resilience of the Rwandan health system to sustain quality services and equitable health outcomes
  • Strong ability to maintain partnership with the Government of Rwanda (GOR) to strengthen the capacity of host-country institutions and local organizations to improve equitable access and utilization of high-quality, evidence-based, and respectful public health services
  • Proven ability to build and maintain a strong, diverse, inclusive, cohesive team where all team members are empowered and supported, including stakeholders and partners
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethical and transparent practices and commitment to staff care
  • Strong interpersonal, representation and oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required

Application Instructions: 

Please apply by using this link. Applications must be submitted by COB Eastern Time (ET) on February 1, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

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