Maternal and Newborn Health Advisor Job 2023 at Jinja by FHI 360

Maternal and Newborn Health Advisor Job 2023 at Jinja by FHI 360 Career. FHI 360, an international NGO operating in Uganda, is currently searching for a highly qualified Maternal and Newborn Health Advisor to join their team.

Maternal and Newborn Health Advisor Job 2023 at Jinja by FHI 360

Family Health International (FHI 360) is a non-profit human development organization based in North Carolina. FHI 360 operates in more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. Established in 1971, the organization manages projects relating to family planning and reproductive health. In 1986 the organization began a worldwide response to HIV/AIDS. FHI 360’s research and programs also address malaria, tuberculosis, and other infectious and chronic diseases and international agencies, governments, foundations, research institutions, and individual donors.

Vacancy Post Name:

  • Maternal and Newborn Health Advisor – Uganda Health Activity

Number of Vacant Post

  • 01 (One)

Organization Name:

  • Family Health International (FHI 360)

Last Date to Apply

  • 10th March 2023

Job Location

  • Jinja, Uganda

Employment Type

  • Full-time

Education Requirement:

  • Master’s Degree in public health or health management. Clinical background with public health training is strongly preferred.

Experience Required

  • At least six (6) years of work experience in the Uganda health system, preferably at regional or district level.

Job Summary/ Responsibilities:

The Technical Advisor, MNH will work closely with the program team, under the leadership of the regional Senior Technical Advisor, IHSD to execute the following responsibilities:

  • Build the MNH technical capacity of regional, district, and facility teams through technical updates, training, exchange visits, literature sharing, and mentorship.
  • Actively engage in networks and forums to support GoU RMNCH priorities and promote involvement of multiple government sectors, donors, and the private sector in MNH-related initiatives.
  • Maintain diplomatic and high-quality interactions and clear and consistent communications internally and with partners.
  • Contribute to the technical direction of the project related to evidence-based MNH programming for facility and community-level interventions, based on local and global best practices.
  • Provide strategic leadership on MNH policy and programming in ways that are sensitive and beneficial and in harmony with other MNH projects and coordinating mechanisms.
  • Contribute to program/project design, implementation, learning, and monitoring and evaluation through active collaboration with project teams and GoU structures at central, regional, district and facility levels.
  • Provide guidance and technical support in alignment with GoU RMNCH policies and strategies, including USAID development priorities.

Other Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of Uganda district and community-level structures.
  • Systems analysis skills applied to RMNCH services desired.
  • Experience leading moderate to large size teams of health professionals.
  • Experience working with a USG-funded health programs is desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with Ministry of Health and district and regional officials, and other implementing partners.

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