Ipas works globally so that women and girls have improved sexual and reproductive health and rights through enhanced access to and use of safe abortion and contraceptive care. We believe in a world where every woman and girl has the right and ability to determine her own sexuality and reproductive health.
This Chapel Hill, NC based position (80% time/30 hours per week) will provide technical assistance on the following two areas: 1) clinical support to expand high quality second trimester (PAC and induced abortion) service provision and 2) the systematic review of clinical studies on abortion and contraception and the integration into Ipas clinical guidance: Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health www.ipas.org/clinicalupdates and www.ipas.org/actualizacionesclinicas.
The Senior Medical Advisor is a critical member of the Quality of Care team within the Technical Excellence Department at Ipas. This global technical leader will urgently work to improve health outcomes for women and girls through supporting access to safe and effective comprehensive abortion care. S/he uses clinical judgment to advise the organization on clinical standards, trends in the scientific and medical literature and strategic opportunities for innovation in comprehensive abortion care (CAC), including contraception.
This position works with other technical colleagues at Ipas to synthesize and disseminate evidence-based strategies, clinical guidance and implementation tools for the integration of comprehensive abortion care (CAC) into public and private health systems. This position works closely with the Medical Director and Quality of Care Director to support Ipas country programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In collaboration with other US-based technical and program support staff, this position will implement and adhere to evidence-based clinical guidance and promote improved access to comprehensive abortion care that is available, acceptable, accessible, and of good quality (AAAQ).
The Senior Medical Advisor position provides technical assistance to Ipas country teams as needed and supports the design and implementation of quality program interventions (trainings, advocacy and community engagement) in sexual and reproductive health care. This position supports the design and review of clinical training tools and job aids used by health workers and synthesized innovative best practices for rapid implementation at scale.
Responsibilities include reviewing and sharing Ipas clinical guidance (www.ipas.org/clinical updates), program results through the collaborating with Ipas program implementation teams internationally. A strong background in implementation science and/or clinical research will support the successful documentation and scale-up of programmatic innovations at Ipas and the larger reproductive health field and will facilitate work with the Technical Innovations and Evidence Department.
Direct clinical practice, outside of Ipas, is welcome and strongly encouraged. This 80% position is eligible for full-time Ipas benefits including professional development opportunities.
TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP AND ASSISTANCE