District Capacity Strengthening Advisor

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District Capacity Strengthening Advisor

RTI International’s Global Health Division (GHD) is seeking applicants for a District Capacity Strengthening Advisor for the anticipated USAID-funded Rwanda Integrated Health Systems Activity (RIHSA). The 5-year Task Order will seek to further strengthen the health system in Rwanda to provide quality health care services for Rwandans, increase financial protection and promote self-reliance. The Task Order is within the scope of USAID’s Integrated Health Systems (IHS) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda.  

Responsibilities:

Provide technical assistance and support to the Government of Rwanda (GoR). The advisor will undertake the following:

  • Provide technical advice on accountability frameworks for health, including alignment of ministerial policies and directives with district implementation frameworks.
  • Assist the Ministry of Health to support district governments, including oversight, supervision, public financial management, budgeting, and administration.
  • Provide technical assistance to selected district governments to plan and implement health governance and management functions.
  • Support capacity development efforts for district health managers to strengthen analytic and operational skills.
  • Actively participate in the development of annual work planning, design, implementation, and reporting related to project technical activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree or higher in public administration, public health, public policy, or a related technical degree.
  • Minimum of 9 years of experience in applied public administration supporting decentralization and/or legislative reform efforts in East Africa and/or Rwanda (including public management reform, intergovernmental relations, administrative systems change).
  • The selected candidate must have experience with the Rwandan health sector.
  • Prior experience working with USAID-funded programs is preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in providing technical leadership and advice to national and district government counterparts.
  • Demonstrated strength and experience providing technical assistance and writing technical reports.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and build consensus across diverse sets of stakeholders.
  • Experience in client relationship management, reporting, program work planning, program budgeting, and financial management, and program implementation, as related to international project implementation is preferred.
  • Written and oral fluency in English and Kinyarwanda is required. French is preferred.

How to Apply: 

Submit a detailed CV to GHrecruitment@rti.org not later than 2nd August 2019.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

For more information about RTI’s work in global health, visit www.rti.org/globalhealth.