In close coordination with the Technical Director, the Newborn and Child Health Advisor will provide technical leadership and project oversight in the area of newborn and child health interventions for an anticipated USAID-funded nutrition, maternal and child health (MCH), and family planning (FP) project in Guatemala. This integrated project aims to achieve significant and sustainable improvements in nutrition and health outcomes of select municipalities of the Western Highlands which will result in reductions of stunting, anemia, micronutrient deficiencies, and maternal and child morbidity and mortality in both prevalence and severity. The project will operate over a five-year period.
The position will operate under the leadership of the Chief of Party and Jhpiego’s senior management team, and will oversee and ensure the technical and methodological soundness of project strategies and activities around newborn and child health in an integrate manner with other areas of the project, especially with the maternal health. In collaboration with project team and partners, the position will support the design and implementation of service delivery strategies based on scientific evidence.
This position is contingent upon award from USAID. Guatemalan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.