Reproductive and Maternal Health Advisor

Posted Date 10 months ago(2/1/2022 7:23 PM)
Job ID
2022-4496
Location
ZM-Lusaka
Employment Status
Full-Time

Overview

MOMENTUM Zambia Field Support (MCGL) is a three-year, USAID-funded project that will contribute to improving the health status of Women and Children. This will be achieved through collaboration with Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ), Ministry of Health (MOH), communities and other local partners to improve health system performance and to deliver high quality, accessible reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) care.  Working in two provinces, Northern and Central, MCGL will work with MOH provincial and district counterparts to deliver high quality services, strengthen health systems, and increase community engagement.

 

MCGL’s Reproductive and Maternal Health Advisor will be responsible for the technical guidance for implementing quality reproductive and maternal technical assistance to the MOH across 2 provinces.  He /She will work closely with the Project Lead to develop strategy that ensures that the identified high impact interventions are adopted and implemented by target PHOs and DHOs. Will lead collaboration with relevant implementing partners to ensure synergy in Reproductive and Maternal health programing and service delivery.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • To provide technical leadership in developing TA delivery strategy to PHOs and DHOs that ensues that Reproductive and Maternal Health HII are implemented
  • Work closely with Project Lead to maintaining technical soundness of the TA strategy.
  • Represent the program at National level stakeholder meetings and relevant technical committees
  • Lead the process for updating RMNCAH guidelines, strategies and other resources as required
  • Support Quality Improvement Officers and District Capacity Strengthening Officers in delivering quality TA at provincial and district levels
  • Lead the overall support to PHOs and DHOs in scaling up operational clinical mentorship system that maintains a competent workforce capable of delivering the package of clinical interventions and promoting respectful maternity care.
  • Provide technical leadership in implementing catalytic activities e.g. mentor training, MPDSR TOTs and respectful maternity care interventions.
  • Promote utilization of eLearning platforms among providers across the target provinces
  • Lead the transformation of Reproductive and Maternal Health trainings into mentoring modules
  • Ensure inclusion of new topics on gender sensitivity, couple focused education and counseling and gender-based violence in the mentoring modules
  • Prepare reports as may be specified by Jhpiego including trip reports for all travel assignments
  • In collaboration with the project lead ensure that necessary planning, budgeting and management activities occur to facilitate smooth and efficient implementation of TA activities.
  • Identify and document program successes, best practices, challenges and lessons learnt and facilitate sharing at international, national and district levels.
  • Provide support for monitoring and evaluation of program activities including thorough collection of facility level data and submission of program reports
  • Perform or assume other duties as assigned by the chief of party to ensure the smooth functioning of the Reproductive and Maternal Health program and the activities of the program goal.

 

 

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health or related field
  • 8 to 9 years' work experience
  • Strong experience in successful field implementation and management of programs in maternal and newborn health for the public, private or NGO sector
  • Understanding of the health systems in Zambia
  • Well vest in the health policies and guidelines especially as pertains to Reproductive and Maternal Health
  • Technically proficient with up-to-date Reproductive and Maternal Health  clinical skills
  • Experience in developing successful, replicable and sustainable service delivery programs
  • Understanding of performance improvement and training techniques
  • National/provincial level work experience in Zambia and solid relationships with the Zambian health sector
  • Experience in the development of strategic and tactical plans in collaboration with other stakeholders who may represent a wide range of interests and needs
  • Ability to build capacity and collaboration between governmental and non-governmental partners and other project implementers
  • Experience in data management at the facility and program level
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, writing and oral presentation skills
  • Strong results-oriented, decision-making skills
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple task and intense pressure to perform
  • Familiarity with USAID donor policies and administrative procedures, and experience in design and implementation health programs

ALL APPLICATIONS TO Zambiajobs@jhpiego.org

 

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