Advisor, Momentum Country & Global Leadership


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Momentum Country and Global Leadership, MCGL, is a global project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and provides targeted maternal newborn and child health, family planning, and reproductive health (MNCH/FP/RH) technical and capacity development assistance to countries to facilitate sustainable development. You will provide nutrition technical and programmatic guidance, and support other MCGL portfolios as determined, helping to design and implement key capacity strengthening activities for MCGL nutrition programs, operations, and learning. You will be responsible for working with MCGL nutrition focal points, Jhpiego, partners, and USAID to ensure program quality and sustainability, develop workshops, manage key initiatives, contribute to technical activities, lead work planning processes and reporting, track progress against the budget, and support new business.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Technical Capacity Strengthening (35%)

  • Provide technical backstopping support to nutrition core technical activities, specifically intrapartum nutrition, feeding assessment of small and sick newborns (SSNBs) and nutrition as vital sign technical activities.
  • With guidance from MCGL technical focal points, prepare technical responses to USAID’s and Jhpiego’s comments on nutrition and other deliverables.
  • Represent MCGL focal points in technical team meetings and country level discussion when delegated.
  • Support MCGL teams with designing and delivering technical workshops and facilitating as necessary.
  • Build consensus on technical objectives and determine appropriate structure and necessary resources considering country context, stakeholders engaged, and timeline.

Program Management (35%)

  • Lead MCGL nutrition tracking, reporting, and core workplan and budget development (including leading some technical elements for annual planning and budgeting).
  • Support the MCGL technical focal points with liaising with Jhpiego and USAID on matters relating to nutrition and other technical areas, as well as with MCGL partners contributing to activities.
  • Liaise with other MCGL teams to ensure high-quality nutrition and other technical areas are included in core and field work planning, reporting, deliverables and products, etc.
  • Collaborate with MCGL focal points and USAID to design and organize virtual technical global workshops as necessary.
  • Manage the process of developing, reviewing, submitting and getting approvals for all programmatic deliverables in collaboration with staff for submission to Jhpiego and/or USAID. This includes MCGL nutrition and other technical documents, assessment reports, program briefs, quarterly and annual documents or reports for external audiences, etc. In collaboration with an assigned Senior/Program Coordinator, ensure compliance with agency standards, donor guidance and branding, and copyedit and format as needed.
  • Proactively anticipate delays, challenges, opportunities and risks, and support country teams and HQ colleagues to identify solutions and escalate if necessary.
  • Manage project start up and close out tasks such as scheduling kick-off/close-out meetings, onboarding/off boarding project staff, and coordinating input for initial/final programmatic deliverables.
  • Proactively support and sometimes facilitate MCGL meetings and internal and external nutrition partner meetings.

Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (30%)

  • Work with program staff to develop internal processes, systems for monitoring and tracking program activities/deliverables, and developing operational quality benchmarks.
  • Create engagement strategies for relevant stakeholders – Jhpiego technical staff, other partners, SC leadership and technical staff, USAID Mission staff and other national/local actors as appropriate – for learning events to ensure buy-in into the process and event outcomes/outputs.
  • Contribute to workshop after action reviews.
  • Support the development, review, and finalization of nutrition-led deliverables, in line with Save the Children, MCGL, and USAID standards/requirements.
  • Organize technical webinars and support preparation of professional presentations for donors and key stakeholders on MCGL nutrition and other technical dissemination products.
  • Lead and support documentation and dissemination processes for completed deliverables.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience, plus at least 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing and/or providing technical support to USAID-funded nutrition programming.
  • Proven track-record designing participatory learning events and workshops involving donor and partner stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to format, brand, and copy-edit deliverables according to agency and donor guidelines
  • Proven successful organizational skills and demonstrated attention to detail in the completion of complex tasks, programs or projects, with an ability to work with competing deadlines and priorities
  • Professional proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining and environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally up to 20%.

Preferred Qualifications

  • French language skills are helpful.
  • Experience working effectively in a matrixed management environment

Why you should join the Save the Children Team.

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

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