Technical Director- Maternal Child Health at Save the Children


MNH TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Country/Region: Uganda Country Office

Location: Kampala

Organization: Save the Children International

Join us to lead sustainable change for children:

  • Be part of a GLOBAL and DIVERSE technical community
  • Get EXPOSURE in many different contexts
  • Test and scale up INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
  • Influence policies that affect MILLIONS OF CHILDREN

OVERVIEW

Are you passionate about being an advocate for children? Do you want to use your expertise to bring about lasting change for children and be a part of an inspiring, dynamic global movement?

This position will provide strategic direction in the design, management, implementation and monitoring of high quality New born 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. The MCH Director will represent the project at various New born 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

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To be a strong supporter and advocate for children in this role you will need to have:

  • Master’s Degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics or Public Health and a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine or Nursing
  • At least 7+ years of progressively increasing responsibility working for successful MCH technical assistance programs
  • At least 7+ years of relevant work experience in successful implementation of MNCH programs.
  • Previous working relationships within USAID programs and with key multilateral agencies, bilateral donors, academic institutions.
  • Demonstrated 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.
  • 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.
  • Experience integrating gender and youth analysis into health projects and services
  • Experience in successfully engaging the private sector
  • Ability to work independently and also as a team leader/member with diverse team of partners and counterparts.
  • Ability to lead and oversee teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral, written and presentation).
  • Excellent computer skills and experience working with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to travel.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Application closes on 20th June 2022 at midnight Uganda time.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

OUR DIVERSITY BELIEF

Save the Children International is committed to create a truly inclusive, effective and representative organisational culture, encouraging equity and diversity among its employees and eliminating unlawful discrimination. We want our people to be truly representative of all sections of society. Having a diverse profile of employees, different age groups, backgrounds, cultures, disabilities, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientation etc., including a range of different experiences and capabilities helps us understand, represent and serve our beneficiaries better. We are guided by our values in everything we do, and recognise that being a diverse and inclusive employer helps us fulfil our responsibility to make a difference for children around the world.

 

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