2 USAID RHITES Technical Advisor RMNCH Job Placements – AMREF Health Africa

Organisation: AMREF Health Africa
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance
Services in the South West Uganda (RHITES)
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
Reports to: Technical Director
About US:
Health Africa is an international African organization founded in Kenya in
1957. Our Headquarters are in Nairobi with major programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya,
South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and two regional nubs in Southern and Western
Africa based in South Africa and Senegal Respectively. Working with and through
African communities, health systems and governments, Amref Health Africa aims
to close the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to
health. Amref Health Africa is committed to improving the health of people in
Africa by partnering with and empowering communities. Our Vision is Lasting
Health Change in Africa.
About USAID RHITES Project:
Health Africa is implementing the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance
Services in the South West Uganda project that aims to increase the
availability, accessibility, and quality of integrated health services
including HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment; maternal, neonatal, and child
health services; family planning; nutrition assessment and counseling and
support; malaria prevention and treatment; and other primary care services.
Job Summary: The Technical Advisor RMNCH will provide technical
and program oversight and guidance in the areas of maternal, newborn and child
health as part of the upcoming USAID regional integrated health programs in
Uganda. The Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Advisor is a pivotal position
and will provide technical leadership and oversight in the development,
focusing and implementation of MNCH activities. The incumbent will work closely
with the project’s Technical Director and other program technical staff to
ensure technical quality of the intervention design and implementation. The
Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Advisor will also work closely with the
other EGPAFs Technical Advisors in identification and provision of technical
support; and ensure standard procedures in quality of care are adhered to
during training and implementation. The incumbent will also ensure the
technical and methodological soundness of activities and, in collaboration with
the project team and partners, support the design of service delivery
strategies, based on sound and current scientific evidence.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Play a lead technical advisor role for MNCH
    strategic planning and work plan development; work with MOH, District
    Health Management Teams (DHMTs) and facility health teams to ensure
    programmatic efforts to improve MNCH care; and design, align and implement
    MNCH strategies and activities which support integration and quality
    improvement of services.
  • Ensure that there is timely implementation of
    all program inputs related to maternal, newborn and child health,
    including planning and implementing assessments, site MNCH quality
    improvement interventions, strengthening follow-up and supervision,
    advocacy, demand creation, capacity-building and M&E across program
    sites, in close coordination and collaboration with MOH, DHTs and program
  • Provide mentoring and capacity building at
    the individual and organizational level in maternal, newborn and child
    health including focused antenatal care; essential and basic and/or
    comprehensive emergency obstetric and newborn care; postpartum and postnatal
    care. Develop, test, harvest and scale up a variety of facility- and
    community- based approaches to improve MNCH services delivery and
    utilization using quality improvement approaches.
  • The jobholder will advocate with national,
    regional and community-level health institutions to raise awareness about
    their role in improving health outcomes in. maternal, new-born and child
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor
    of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree with Master’s degree in
    Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and/or Public Health.
  • A minimum 
    of five years’ experience and demonstrated practical skills in
    technical advisory role in the area of MNCH at regional, district,
    clinical and community level.
  • Extensive experience in managing quality
    improvement interventions and technical/institutional capacity building
    programs primarily through a technical assistance approach.
  • Excellent track record and experience
    interacting with the district health system and good knowledge of the
    community support structures.
  • Working knowledge of the national sharpened
    plan on RMNCA for Uganda is added advantage.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the
    Ugandan decentralized health care system.
  • Excellent analytical, communication and
    report writing skills
How to Apply:
candidates are encouraged to send an updated CV including three professional
referees and cover letter addressed to the Human Resources Manager, Amref
Health Africa in Uganda via E-mail to: jobs.amrefuganda@amref.org. Emails
should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: 29th January, 2016
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