Maternal and Child Health Advisor needed in Rwanda
Rwanda Family Health Project – Maternal and Child Health Advisor
Chemonics seeks a long-term maternal and child health advisor for the ongoing, USAID-funded Rwanda Family Health Project. This five-year program aims to increase the use of district-level facility and community-based family health services. The project works in an integrated set of service areas including family planning and reproductive health; HIV/AIDS; maternal, neonatal, and child health; malaria prevention and treatment; nutrition; safe water and hygiene; and tuberculosis. The assignment will be primarily based in Kigali with frequent travel throughout Rwanda. Chemonics looks for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Provide strategic technical leadership and expertise to RFHP technical staff, districts and sites on the implementation and integration of maternal and child health services.
Build on existing tools and develop or adapt approaches to ensure the efficiency, acceptability and impact of MCH services at the facility, community and patient level.
Provide clinical and technical input in MCH to all program and district health units.
Provide technical support in the design of national and project level strategies to support service providers in improving access to and quality of MCH services.
Review, develop, and prepare project training and communications activities in maternal and child health.
Represent the program at the Ministry of Health and in technical meetings related to maternal and child health.
Participate in program operations research and monitoring and evaluation activities, and collect and use available data to inform strategic and implementation decisions.
Advanced clinical degree (medicine, midwifery, nursing, physician’s assistant, etc.), public health, or related field.
Five to 7 years of relevant experience in MCH, IMCI, and nutrition programs, preferably in international settings.
Demonstrated experience in capacity-building and in working effectively with government counterparts at all levels, NGO partners, local organizations, and other program partners.
Experience providing assistance to Ministries of Health on activities related to MCH.
Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment.
Strong writing and editing skills.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Fluent English required; proficient French preferred.
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.
Send resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 4, 2013. Please include "Maternal and Child Health Advisor -Rwanda" in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.