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.