Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Advisor

Full-time
FHI 360
Description

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research, and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states, and all U.S. territories.

USAID Enhancing Quality of Healthcare Activity (EQHA) II is a five-year project (October 23, 2023 – October 22, 2028) led by FHI 360 and in partnership with KHANA, Kawsang, ThinkWell, and Data Elevates that aims to further improve and sustain service quality by strengthening a harmonized Cambodian high-quality health system that will lead to better health outcomes for all Cambodians.

EQHA II builds on the successes to date of the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) and development partners and aims at achieving three objectives:

1. Improved evidence-based policy, guidelines, and strategies for more effective and efficient health systems

2. Improved individual and institutional capacity of the public and private sectors to implement, monitor, and evaluate QA according to national standards.

3. Improved individual and institutional capacity of subnational health systems to provide quality services to address emerging national program priorities.

We are currently seeking qualified candidate for the position: Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Advisor (based in Phnom Penh)

The Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH) Advisor will be under the supervision of the Quality Implementation Team Lead. S/he will provide technical leadership and assistance across the project on Reproductive Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health. S/he will be the RMNCH subject matter expert and will work in close collaboration with the technical team of the National Center for Maternal and Child Health and relevant national programs/centers at national and subnational levels and EQHA II’s objectives 2 and 3 to define thematic priorities and guide corresponding interventions based on global standards and latest evidence. S/he will support the Quality Implementation Team Lead to ensure RMNCH is integrated with the Ministry of Health’s National Quality Enhancement Monitoring (NQEM) Tool II and relevant indicators for measurement are developed in close coordination with relevant national program representatives at the national and sub-national level. S/he will identify resource partners that can support the technical strategic guidance on RNMCH for both EQHA II and the national program. S/he will ensure EQHA II’s RMNCH activities and work plan are in line with the national program’s and MoH’s strategy and priorities. S/he will represent the EQHA II technical team in a key important forum such as related to the RMNCH topic including the Coordination Committee for Maternal and Child Health. S/he will collaborate with other functional teams within EQHA II to ensure harmonized work and synergy within EQHA II’s quality improvement interventions at the policy and implementation level.

Key Responsibilities and Contribution

  • Provide technical leadership and assistance across the project on Reproductive Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH).
  • Work in close collaboration with the technical team of relevant national programs/centers, especially NMCHC, at the national and sub-national levels and EQHA II’s objectives 2 and 3 to define thematic priorities and guide corresponding interventions based on global standards and the latest evidence.
  • Provide technical input to relevant national program/center’s strategic plan and policy revision and/or development based on global standards and latest evidence in coordination with relevant FHI 360 RMNCH or HSS subject matters at the regional and global level.
  • In coordination with the relevant EQHA II team, lead the effort on RMNCH service integration in MoH’s National Quality Enhancement Monitoring (NQEM) Tool II assessment support activities, developing the RMNCH services specific standards (including in accreditation standards update) and other MoH priorities.
  • Work closely with the MoH’s Coordination Committee for MCH, NMCH, and other health partners in developing an accelerated plan to improve maternal mortality death including the implementation of an Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) improvement plan, development of a Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MDPSR) guideline.
  • Work closely with the relevant technical team of the national program and EQHA II staff to develop/modify necessary and relevant materials and job aids to support capacity building of the national vertical disease program at all levels and sectors on RMNCH services provision.
  • Coordinate with relevant national program/center technical staff and EQHA II’s objective 3 teams to conduct technical training (including refresher training) and coaching activities to ensure new knowledge and skill application.

Support NMCHC in rolling out and implementing digital family planning provider assessment tools in public health facilities.

Education/Experience

  • Cambodian National
  • Masters’ Degree in public health, Healthcare Management, and/or any other relevant fields
  • Specialized experience is required in areas including, but not limited to, clinical management of RMNCH; program design, management, and implementation; and program data management, with private sector engagement being a plus.
  • Minimum seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in designing, implementing, and managing RMNCH health programs in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership, program management, strategic planning, policy experience, and problem-solving skills working on complex projects in a highly sensitive environment are required.
  • Knowledge of and experience working in the Cambodian health system at national and subnational levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple stakeholders and create and maintain effective relationships with government personnel.
  • Experience working with national vertical disease programs (RMNCH) in Cambodia or another country in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region will be an advantage.
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership, take decisive action based on data and clear criteria, work proactively and independently, manage activities, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of programs.

To Apply

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FHI 360 is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer.

Deadline for applications: June 17, 2024 – 5:30 PM