Thursday, December 22, 2016

Chemonics International seeks a MNH Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) Activity

Maternal Newborn Health Advisor
Chemonics International, an international development consulting firm, seeks a MNH Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) Activity. This anticipated five-year USAID/Indonesia flagship project aims to contribute to national goals to reduce maternal and newborn mortality by targeted support to improve essential MNH services, particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable. Using a total market approach, this activity aims to leverage solutions and resources and catalyze stakeholders across all sectors to generate innovative solutions for MNH. Ideal candidates will have experience working on international donor-funded programs in the field of health, preferably with a focus on maternal and neonatal health. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Successful candidates will demonstrate leadership, versatility, and integrity.
Position Description:
The MNH Advisor will provide MNH expertise and advice to the COP and technical team across all aspects of the program including designing interventions, assessing technical assistance needs and identifying experts, providing technical assistance throughout the innovation fund process, securing partnerships to engage and link up key MNH actors (from the public and private sectors) and help establishing, defining and tracking MNH related indicators.  He/she will report to the COP.
Responsibilities include:
  • Provide overarching programmatic guidance to COP and technical staff on MNH issues and serve as an expert resource to staff, partners and stakeholders
  • Actively participate in the innovation fund process and provide strategic and technical support to refine approaches to improve MNH
  • Draft reports capturing lessons learned and best practices in MNH and support the development and dissemination of programmatic information with key stakeholders.
  • Provide capacity building support to local partners working in MNH in Indonesia
  • Medical doctor, midwife or other qualified professional with at least two years of recent clinical experience working in MNH
  • Experience providing technical assistance in the MNH sector
  • Experience working with diverse teams and varied stakeholder groups in a complex environment
  • Demonstrated skill in conducting critical analysis and evaluation of technical and programmatic aspects of MNH projects
  • Excellent understanding of current issues in MNH in Indonesia
  • Strong interpersonal, cultural and communications skills
  • Experience working on USAID programs preferred
  • Bahasa Indonesian language skills preferred and English fluency required
Application Instructions: Submit electronic submissions, including a CV, cover letter, and three recent professional references to Only applications in English will be accepted. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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