• Consultant - Sr. Maternal Health Advisor

    Location BD
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    2018-3316
    Category
    International Positions
  • Overview

    The USAID MaMoni Maternal, Neonatal Health Care Strengthening Project (USAID MaMoni MNCSP) will contribute increasing equitable utilization of quality maternal and newborn Care services. Key outcomes will be achieved through four closely linked intermediate results (IRs) to advance health system responsiveness, improve MNC service quality and governance, increase access and demand for services and healthy household practices, and build national capacity to deliver these services with quality at scale. The MaMoni-MNCSP strategic objective aligns with USAID/Bangladesh and Government of Bangladesh (GoB) priorities to target the major causes of maternal and newborn deaths reflected in the following guiding documents: Bangladesh’s Call for Action 2013; Health, Population and Nutrition Sector Program (HPNSP 2017-2022); National Newborn Health Program (NNHP); Maternal Health Strategy 2015-2030; Bangladesh Every Newborn Action Plan (BENAP); National QI Strategic Plan; gender policy and guidance on gender-based violence (GBV); GoB Gender Equity Strategy 2014; and other sector guidance focused on Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD). The MaMoni-MNCSP consortium embraces the GoB vision of “a Bangladesh where there is no preventable deaths of newborns or stillbirths, where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth celebrated, and women, babies and children survive, thrive and reach their full potential” and will meaningfully contribute to achieving its goals of reducing the neonatal mortality rate to less than 18/1,000 live births and the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) to less than 121/100,000 live births by 2022.

     

    MaMoni MNCSP is seeking a Senior Maternal Health Advisor (Consultant Basis) who will provide high-level technical assistance to the project’s maternal health (MH) component on a part time-basis, in tandem with the MH Team. The Senior Maternal Health Advisor will represent the project, closely liaise with, and provide technical support to the MOHFW and other stakeholders (e.g. OGSB) on matters pertaining to maternal health policies, strategies, innovations and evidence-based interventions.

    Responsibilities

    • Support the national review process of the current status of implementation of evidence-based maternal health interventions
    • Participate in high level meetings of MOHFW to advocate for development, uptake, and scale up of new and existing policies
    • Coordinate with MNCAH, MCRAH, DGNM, CBHC (different OPs of MOHFW) to support development of the Comprehensive Maternal and Newborn Care (MNC) package
    • Review and provide feedback on developed MNC packages for union, upazila and district level facilities as well as for community health workers
    • Review and provide inputs on training modules, job aids, supervision/monitoring tools, communication materials, record-keeping and reporting guidelines; guidelines on management of commodities and logistics; facility readiness etc.
    • Submit activity reports on a monthly basis to the MH Director

     

    Required Qualifications

    • Senior OBGYN professional and member of OGSB
    • Advanced degree in public health focused on maternal health and or experience in behavioral/social sciences
    • Deep knowledge and familiarity with the MOHFW structure, staff and procedures
    • Respected and known resource for MOHFW and OSGB
    • Experience with the Bangladesh healthcare system, particularly the public health system, and coordinating with the MOHFW, particularly with DGFP, DGHS, DGNM and CBHC
    • Fluency in speaking, reading, and writing in English
    • Willingness to travel to the field to carry out the scope of work, as needed

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