Senior Technical Advisor, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Management Sciences for Health, Inc. (Dhaka, Bangladesh) 17 days ago

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Senior Technical Advisor, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) for a 3 year- integrated maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) program in Bangladesh.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES 

The Senior Technical Advisor, MNCH is responsible for the technical direction, oversight, and management of an integrated, person-centered MNCH program, which aims to improve the quality and use of services and information among young women pregnant for the first time and their partners (first-time parents). 


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Under the leadership of the Project Director, provide technical direction, oversight, and management for overall strategy for implementing a person-centered, integrated MNCH program in an urban municipality in Bangladesh.
  • In collaboration with other team members, provide training, mentoring and supervision and capacity-building support for health service providers and MOH staff at the facility and community levels to manage and implement successful maternal and child health programs. 
  • Collaborate in the development of training curricula and strategies.
  • Coordinate with partners (human-centered design firm and implementing partner) in co-design of activities and in oversight of project implementation.
  • In coordination with the MERL Advisor, oversee the design, development, and implementation of monitoring and evaluation strategies and systems to effectively capture and communicate project results.
  • Lead the development, implementation, and documentation of effective quality improvement tools and approaches for MNCH services and maintain an inventory of successful strategies and approaches.
  • Provide technical assistance and participate in program planning.
  • Document and share lessons learned through partner and stakeholder meetings, project reports, publications and presentations at all levels.
     
  • Advanced degree in public health or related area.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience working in developing country health systems with a focus on maternal newborn, and child health.
  • Medical or nursing degree is highly desirable, but not required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of MNCH policy and programs in Bangladesh.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with program staff, implementing partners, civil society organizations, community leaders and local and national government authorities to implement high impact MNCH/FP services.
  • Previous experience in implementing high-impact interventions for maternal and newborn health.
  • Excellent management and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills in both English and Bengali.
  • Availability to live in Dhaka and travel regularly to surrounding communities.

MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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Senior Technical Advisor, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

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