Newborn & Child Health Senior Specialist Non-profit Careers – Save the Children International

Job
Title:         
 Newborn
& Child Health Senior Specialist
Organisation: Save
the Children International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Save the Children is
the world’s leading independent organization for children and has program
presence in over 120 countries in the world and has been implementing programs
for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in which every child
attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our
mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and
to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We strive to create
impact for children by delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being
innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving
results at scale. 
Job Summary:  The Newborn and Child Health Sr. Specialist is
for an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded program in Uganda. The purpose of the
program is to facilitate government-led leadership and enhance sustainable
multi-sectoral coordination to accelerate gains in nutrition, maternal, newborn
and child health outcomes. The position will provide strategic direction in the
design, management, implementation and monitoring of high quality newborn and
child health interventions, working closely with relevant units at all levels
of the MOH and with respective partners at national level and within target
regions. She/he will represent the project at various newborn and child health
national technical working groups and committees ensure deliverables within
these technical areas are implemented according to the set work plan with
necessary adjustments as required based on learning and best practices while
capturing key lessons learned.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
                    
The
candidate for the Newborn & Child Health Senior Specialist job placement
must be a Medical doctor, clinician, midwife or post-diploma nurse with a
postgraduate degree or public health degree or equivalent combination of
training and experience. Pediatrician is preferred
                    
Seven
years of relevant work experience in successful implementation of a neonatal
and child health program.
                    
Previous
working relationships within USAID programs and with key multilateral agencies,
bilateral donors, academic institutions.
                    
Proven
ability to work within a multi-faceted health development program in
collaboration with national MOH personnel and local and international partners
                    
Familiarity
with MNCH programming and policies in Uganda and a demonstrated track record in
providing mentorship and supervision to strengthen healthcare services;
training and use of quality improvement approaches
                    
Familiarity
with evidence-based neonatal and child health interventions and best practices
that are the focus of this project.
                    
Ability
to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and
intense pressure to perform also ability to work independently and also as a
team leader/member with diverse team of partners and counterparts.
                    
Ability
to lead and oversee teams with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
and excellent computer skills.

How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the title
link below.
Deadline: 10th May 2019
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