28 Nov 2023

Technical Officer – Maternal and Newborn Health at Jhpiego

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Job Description

The Technical Officer will be responsible for overseeing implementation on MNH thematic area in all districts within the region. S/he will work closely with R/CHMTs to set regional and district priorities. She/he will also work with cluster lead and Technical Advisors to tailor assistance based on regional and district needs. The person selected for this position will actively participate in regional RMNCAH policy and strategy discussions including planning and progress reviews with other stakeholders, as appropriate.

He/she will play an important role at the regional and district level, demonstrating, providing technical assistance to strengthen and scale up MNH services, such as ANC, EmONC, essential newborn care, postnatal care and MPDSR. S/he will ensure that Jhpiego’ s programs implement national guidelines and standards in provision of quality MNH services. She/he will support regional team in development of regional quarterly and annual reports on MNH thematic area. This position will be based in Tabora Region.

This position will be closed on December 7, 2023

Provide technical leadership, capacity development, and supervision to R/CHMTs and health workers on MNH activities.
Assist in the assessment of clinical training needs of the region and in the design and implementation of appropriate measures to address those needs.
Work with the R/CHMTs to develop, and mentor a pool of mentors and trainers on EmONC, MPDSR, safe surgery, ANC, PNC, ENC skills.
In collaboration with the R/CHMTs and other partners, strengthen designated health facilities to provide quality EmONC services.
Support R/CHMTs, regional /district trainers and mentors to offer on-the-job training and mentorship to health care workers on EmONC, MPDSR, safe surgery, ANC, PNC, ENC services based on nationally proven approaches.
Support Region, District, and health facilities to plan and conduct MPDSR meetings.
Work with M&E team to monitor monthly performance of MNH interventions.
Ensure performance and quality improvement approaches in clinical sites as approved by Jhpiego and/or the MOH.
Provide cross-cutting technical guidance to ensure that youth and gender are adequately addressed in all activities.
Develop and facilitate implementation of a quality assurance model at regional, district and facility level.
Identify and disseminate best practices and new technical strategies and approaches in areas of expertise.
Ensure implementation of evidence-based clinical training materials and standards, supervisory systems, and other approaches
Provide technical oversight and ensure appropriate support and preparation for training activities.
Provide technical support to program staff to create linkage between Community Health Workers (CHW) and health facility staff in the program areas and create sustainable mechanisms.
Ensure compliance with USAID and Jhpiego operational policies and regulations, including on clinical practices
Perform other duties as directed by the senior staff
Required Qualifications
Advanced degree/Advanced Diploma in clinical medicine
Five or more years of work experience in RMNCAH and Nutrition. Experience working in maternity care is a plus.
Be an excellent classroom and clinical trainer with at least two years’ experience in clinical training on ANC, PNC, EmONC, MPDSR, and Safe surgery
Experience working with the private sector/NGOs
Demonstrated experience designing and implementing capacity-building programs for improving RMNCAH service delivery
Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in service delivery programs and technical staff in the areas of maternal, and newborn health, and performance and quality improvement
Experience managing quality assurance
Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to multi-task
Self -management is necessary (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability).
Ability to communicate effectively, instilling trust and confidence.
Be cooperative, competent, hardworking, flexible and dependable
Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Please apply at www.jobs-jhpiego.icims.com

Applicants must submit a single document for upload to include: cover letter, resume, references, and salary history.

For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at www.jhpiego.org

Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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Closing Date : 15th December, 2023.

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