FHI360 NGO – Technical Advisor II, RMNCH

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  • Grow the RMNCH portfolio by securing new business through leading and contributing to proposal development and implementing the Division’s business development strategy
  • Provide technical leadership and develop tools, resources and processes to inform the design, development, planning, and implementation of RMNCH programs and initiatives
  • Support the capacity-bridging and capacity-strengthening efforts of the Division in support of elevating the visibility of country program staff and toward localization priorities.
  • Develop/review and ensure the technical quality of evidence-based clinical training materials, job aids, curricula, and supervisory systems needed to implement programs, as well as the technical quality of donor reports and knowledge products
  • Contribute to and represent the organization at technical working groups at the global, national, and local level.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, and bilateral and other non-governmental organizations

Technical Requirements:

  • Works on problems of complex scope that require evaluation of variable factors.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining solutions, with little supervision.
  • Networks with key internal and external personnel.
  • May interpret findings and make recommendations for improvements.

Project Design Implementation:

  • Leads the creation of the technical portion of the project plan of a complex project or multiple projects, within the given resource and financial constraints.
  • Coordinates with technical and programmatic staff members to ensure that activities are performed as per award requirements and consistent with FHI 360 policy.
  • Work with Enterprise Services to prepare contracts and budgets.
  • Provides broad global technical leadership to multiple components for moderate to complex programs.
  • Defines and develops solutions for major business or functional challenges.
  • Contributes to planning and making recommendations for department / program / project concept, operations, and / or implementation.
  • Influences design and scope of initiatives and programs.
  • Develops strategies and tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components.
  • Ensures technical implementation is consistent with evidence-based and best practices.
  • Coordinates with technical and programmatic staff members to ensure that activities are performed as per award requirements and consistent with policy.

Business Development and Client/Funder Support:

  • Develops and maintains relationships with potential clients / funders, partners, peers, etc. to develop new business.
  • Collects data for inclusion in proposals, leads proposal research and design and leads developing proposal strategies.
  • Prepares proposals, budgets, and work plans.
  • Participates in business development meetings with partners/clients.
  • Develops strategies to grow the business.
  • Participates in client/funder meetings and provide technical input.
  • Drafts sponsor reports and presentations.
  • Represents the organization at professional meetings and conferences.
  • Maintains collaborative relationships with donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, bilateral and other NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and consistently viewed as a knowledgeable resource in their technical area.
  • Continually maintains a dialogue and technical exchange with field counterparts and technical staff members of implementing partners.
  • Participate in client / funder meetings and draft reports / presentations.

Quality Assurance:

  • Ensures technical deliverables and implementation are consistent with evidenced-based or best practices in RMNCH are compliant with funder contractual obligations.
  • Proactively identifies risks or challenges to technical deliverables and creates mitigation plan.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates the effectiveness of projects and makes recommendations for enhancements.
  • Ensures the quality of implemented technical activities and systems at all levels.

Applied knowledge and skills:

  • Knowledge of best practices for ending preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths
  • Knowledge of best practices/approaches for health system strengthening to improve the capacity of local organizations and staff in LMICs to deliver RMNCH programs that are evidence-based, and aligned with global and national standards
  • Excellent communication skills, including demonstrated expertise in technical and business development writing
  • Ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.
  • In-depth functional knowledge around specialization and detailed knowledge of related areas in the organization.
  • General understanding of the external environment and how it affects the industry in general and the organization, including political, legal, environmental, financial, and social influences.
  • General understanding of the organization’s structure, policies and practices, and the impact on one’s own area.
  • Strong diagnostic, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to exchange information, present recommendations and collaborate with colleagues and peers within the organization and possibly externally.
  • Ability to influence others of the benefits/importance of an idea or plan of action and to gain their support or commitment.
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to reach mutual points of agreement and benefit among peers and colleagues.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Provides technical advice and innovative solutions to RMNCH programs
  • Works under broad direction and as part of a team with considerable latitude for independent action
  • Actions are guided by professional standards and expected outcomes of the program/project
  • Is informed about current developments around technical area.
  • Problems encountered are complex and may involve unprecedented circumstances; resolution requires investigation, analysis, and review of professional/organizational standards.


  • Master’s Degree or its Internal Equivalent in Public Health, Human Development or Related Field
  • Clinical degree in nursing, midwifery, or as physician assistant. MD, preferred.   
  • Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.


  • 12+ years in the field of international RMNCH with a proven record of skills and experience in strengthening local capacity in LMICs.  Experience working with international organizations seeking to improve outcomes for RMNCH.
  • Proven track record in securing funding through business development and proposal writing.
  • Experience in coaching, mentoring, and providing technical inputs to improve RMNCH programs in LMICs
  • Strong project management and personnel management skills
  • Ability to network and collaborate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders—global, regional, national, local, and private-sector partners
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English required
  • Fluency in French or Portuguese highly desirable

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift or move 5-10 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype/TEAMS, Outlook)

Travel Requirements:

  • 10% – 25% internationally