18 October 2016

USAID MAPD Program Manager RMNCH Job Opportunity - Jhpiego

Job Title:       Program Manager RMNCH
Organisation: Jhpiego
Project Name: USAID Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years in East and Southern Africa, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions that strengthen the delivery of health care services, following the household-to-hospital continuum of care. Jhpiego partners with organizations to build sustainable, local capacity through advocacy, policy development, human resources for health and quality and performance improvement approaches.

About USAID MAPD Program:
The Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) is a five-year project funded by U.S Agency for International Development (USAID)/PMI. The project aims to prevent and control Malaria illnesses and deaths in order to minimize the social economic effects of the disease among the overall population of Uganda especially in children under-5 years of age.

Job Summary:  The Program Manager RMNCHwill provide technical and program oversight in the areas of maternal, newborn and child health in Uganda. The project will operate over a one-year period. Responsibilities will include providing technical and programmatic guidance in the development, implementation and monitoring of maternal, newborn and child health activities under this project.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Provide technical oversight, and ensure appropriate support for the implementation of project activities in maternal, newborn and child health
·         Refine evidence-based clinical training materials, job aids, and curricula, supervisory systems and other training materials needed for implementation of maternal, newborn and child health to meet the needs of the donor and the Government of Uganda
·         Provide mentoring and capacity building at the individual and organizational level in maternal, newborn and child health including but not limited to:
·         Lead “trainer of trainers” sessions in Helping babies breathe, Helping mothers survive, Baby Friendly Hospital initiative etc follow-up and supportive supervision to project-supported health facilities, as required
·         The incumbent will coordinate assessments, site strengthening, follow-up and supervision, advocacy, demand creation, policy support, capacity-building and M&E across program sites as required by program activities
·         Actively participate in all Technical Advisory Group Meetings, and represent Jhpiego in professional fora by participating and presenting in pertinent meetings and conferences
·         Analyze potential maternal, newborn and child health strategies within the context of the program and explain these, as necessary, to policymakers, funding agencies, and/or program staff
·         Work closely with health care providers, local authorities, community members and program team members to identify clinical, community-based service delivery issues that impede access to care
·         Guide Ministry of Health, professional associations, other national stakeholders in the revision/development of evidenced-based standards for competency in maternal, newborn and child health
·         Work collaboratively with all local stakeholders and implementing partners, especially the Ministry of Health and other implementing partners, in order to ensure that all activities conform to the requirements and regulations
·         Author and co-author abstracts and presentations for journals and conference
·         Supervise technical staff
·         Build and maintain excellent relationships with the donor and in-country stakeholders and develop rapid responses to donor requests
·         Work in liaison with M&E staff to design, implement a plan to track data/results related to maternal, newborn and child health
·         Ensure timely implementation of all project activities
·         Work closely with the program team to prepare donor reports and project reports
·         Manage the data collection, analysis and development of conclusions and recommendations to further strengthen project implementation
·         Ensure availability of resources/facilitate the procurement of equipment and supplies required for project implementation
·         Proven track record of managing a project team and fostering team work

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant for the Jhpiego Program Manager RMNCH job placement should hold a medical degree (doctor or nursing) or Master’s in Public Health
·         A minimum of five years’ experience applying maternal, newborn and child health;
·         Qualification as a “master trainer”; experience training health workers on clinical aspects related to MNH
·         Previous experience in building capacity at individual and organizational levels
·         Experience with a mix of practical technical skills in maternal, newborn and child health necessary for strengthening maternal, newborn and child health service delivery at the regional, national level
·         Proven ability to liaise with senior MOH officials and dignitaries, executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, the private for-profit business community, and senior members of the donor community;
·         Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Ugandan healthcare system, particularly the public health system, experience living and working in Uganda preferred
·         Strong skills in word processing and Excel spread sheets
·         Familiarity with USG administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems
·         Excellent written, presentation, communication and organizational skills in English
·         Ability to travel up to 50% time

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans are encouraged to apply online by uploading an updated resume, cover letter and three professional references at the web link below.

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