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Maternal and Child Health Handbook (MCH-HB) Project Manager

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About Ministry of Public Health

Afghanistan has made progress in the last fifteen years, but still has among the worst universal health coverage (UHC) in the world and is still struggling to extend access to basic health and nutrition services. Tools are needed that can empower poor families to take control over children’s and mothers’ health care. The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in Afghanistan still uses separate records for birth registration, pregnancy monitoring, birth monitoring, vaccination, growth monitoring and childhood illness monitoring. There is no document that is owned by the family that records the mother and child’s trajectory from pregnancy through delivery and the first year of life.

Since January 2016, the MoPH, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners have been working together to develop Afghanistan’s first ever integrated home based hand held personal maternal, child, health and nutrition record. A prototype, the Afghanistan MCH Handbook (MCH-HB) has recently been developed and evaluated. The MoPH is now ready to scale up the MCH-HB across the 34 provinces in Afghanistan.

Job Summary

Under the overall supervision of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Directorate, the MCH-HB Project National Project Manager will lead the MCH-HB scale up project activities in close collaboration with the RMNCAHD, PND, EPI, HPD, targeted Provincial Public Health Directorates, UNICEF, and JICA. This includes the management of the 38 MCH-HB staff listed above. She/he will directly report to RMNCAH Director and will be a full-time staff member of the department. She/he will ensure timely implementation of MCH-HB project activities according to project implementation plan.

The position holder needs to strengthen the capacity of the Provincial Public Health Directorates and BPHS implementers for the timely implementation, monitoring, and supervision of the project. The post holder should be willing to travel to field/provinces. She/he should ensure timely provision of information and reporting to, the RMNCAH Directorate and other stakeholders.

Job Details

Date Posted: 12 Sep 2018 Reference: Project Manager
Closing Date: 26 Sep 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Health/Medical Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy
Contract Type: Consultant Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Small scale project finalisation
• Provide technical support to the RMNCAH Directorate in conducting the result sharing workshops for the dissemination of the findings of early implementation phase.

Coordination and Management of Scale up
• Review the TOR of MCH-HB Technical Working Group to ensure smooth implementation of MCH-HB project, ensure the TOR includes maximum participation of the main stakeholders especially Public Nuntrition , EPI, Health Promotion , and CBHC Departments of MoPH.
• Provide technical support to the RMNCAH Directorate in developing the TOR for the MCH-HB Senior Management Committee.
• Provide technical support to the RMNCAH Directorate to arrange quarterly, semi-annually, and annual MCH-HB review workshops
• Lead the communications and reporting on the MCH-HB, this includes quarterly bulletins, and project reports.
• Lead and manage the MCH-HB scale up implementation team (national and provincial team members as listed above) and ensure their timely deliverables under the leadership of RMNCAHD directorate.
• Provide technical support to the RMNCAH Directorate in revision of MCH-HB (if required) in the next phases of scale up to adjust to the local needs and MoPH new policies.
• Present MCH handbook project progress at the national and international forums as needed.
• Draft new editions of Afghanistan’s Technical Brief on MCH-HB using the existing evaluation report of the project.

Development of Training Materials
• Provide technical support to the RMNCAH Directorate for review, revision and development of training materials for health care providers (nurses, midwives, vaccinators, and nutrition counsellors) and MCH HB operational guideline in close coordination with the MCH-HB technical working group.
• Provide technical support to the RMNCAH Directorate for review, revision and development of orientation materials for CHWs/CHSs in close coordination with the CBHC department of MoPH.
• Provide technical support to the RMNCAH Directorate for review, revision and development of orientation materials for Provincial Public Health Officers, and BPHS/EPHS managers in coordination with the relevant departments.

Training
• Conduct a detailed training needs assessment for each targeted province including CHWs, CHSs, HCP, Provincial Health Managers and hospital staff. This needs to be disaggregated into the two main local languages.
• Develop a detailed MCH-HB ‘training’ Standard Operational Procedure (SOP).
• Use the SOP to train Provincial Coordinators in their training and supportive supervision role.
• Ensure timely implementation of trainings and orientation sessions for health care provider, CHW/CHS and provincial health managers.
• Implementation of training needs assessments and development of training plan for health care providers, CHWs/CHSs and Provincial Health Managers in close coordination with RMCAHD, PND, EPI, and HPD of MoPH to enable them to receive training and orientation in the MCH-HB.

Supplies and distribution
• Liaise with RMNCAHD, PND, EPI, HMIS, and HPD of MoPH for finalization of MCH-HB package for printing. This includes the MCH-HB, stock cards, tally sheets, registers and monitoring forms.
• Develop a detailed ‘supplies’ MCH-HB SOP including endorsement of MCH-HB Technical Working Group (TWG) and GCMU. This will include distribution, reporting on the distribution and use of the MCH-HB. This will include but not be limited to development of the MCH-HB stock card, register, tally sheets.
• Use the SOP to train provincial coordinators in their supplies and distribution role.
• Ensure timely procurement of project supplies including sending timely RMNCAHD requests to UNICEF.

Monitoring and data reporting
• Develop a detailed ‘monitoring and reporting’ SOP for each province.
• Use the SOP to train provincial coordinators in their monitoring and data reporting role.
• Conduct regular oversight and field visits to ensure quality implementation of the work of the provincial coordinators and MCH-HB staff.
• Advocate with HMIS department of MoPH for inclusion of MCH-HB indicators to HMIS system.
• Develop a paper based monitoring system that will capture information on distribution, capacity building, monitoring, and supervision of MCH-HB including the submission of monthly reporting sheets by the MCH-HB provincial coordinators.
• Use the paper based system to develop a MCH-HB national dashboard that will capture information on distribution, capacity building, services, monitoring, and supervision of MCH-HB.
• Seek technical support of partners to develop online monitoring application used by the PRHOs, Provincial Health Managers and RMNCAH team by using SMART phones.

Financial
• Develop a detailed ‘financial monitoring’ SOP.
• Use the SOP to train the finance officer in all procedures.
• Ensure timely procurement of project supplies and process of funds including sending timely RMNCAHD requests to UNICEF.
• Supervise the financial officer in preparing monthly financial expenditure reports for UNICEF.
• Ensure timely liquidation of process payments.
• Apply MoPH approved rule and regulations in fund utilization, this includes training payments and other project expenses.
• Ensure proper financial recording and reporting system in placed and keep the inventory of all expenditure for spot checks and audit investigations.
• Provide programmatic visits as per donor requirements to ensure activities happened as per plan, this also include sending programmatic visits reports to donor as per plan.

Skills

. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications and data analysis software.
Excellent knowledge of the Afghanistan health system, BPHS/EPHS program, MCH project implementation, national RMNCAHD strategic priorities and MOPH national policies and strategy;

Qualifications

1. Medical Doctor, Master Degree in Public Health will be an advantage;
2. At least five years professional experience, in the area of project management, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation of public health programs, as well as proven experience in leading national wide health projects;
3. Fluency in speaking Dari, Pashto and English languages as well as professional business writing skills; and
4. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications and data analysis software.
5. Excellent knowledge of the Afghanistan health system, BPHS/EPHS program, MCH project implementation, national RMNCAHD strategic priorities and MOPH national policies and strategy;

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)

Education:

Masters Degree,

Submission Guideline

I) Electronic applications will be sent to: sub e-mail which corresponds if any of following 2 items is missing, your application will be considered as ineligible/incomplete.

1. In your emails please specify the title of the position as well as vacancy number for electronic submissions and please do the same in the hardcopy submissions.
2. Updated Curriculum vitae (CV)/Resume (Please attached your recent photo and mention in your CV exact date/periods of your work experience, graduation Day, Month, and Year).

If you are shortlisted and invited for written test/interview you will be required to present the original, the following:

A. Education Documents: Your recent education degree/diploma
 Copy of verified Baccalaureate (12 passed) degree by Ministry of Education
 Copy of verified 14 or 15 passed degree by related Ministries
 Copy of verified Bachelor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education
 Copy of verified Medical Doctor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education
 Copy of verified Master degree by Ministry of Higher Education
B. Copy of National Identity Card (Tazkira: Only the pages that show picture and Tazkira number, pages, place of issue and date of issue)

(II)
• Electronic applications will be sent to: sub e-mail
• The Contact Person at Human Resources is: Mr. Mojib Rahimi, HR Officer, MoPH-GD HR. Phone number: 0093- (0)-700991056

Note:
Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to written test/interview and subsequent process. Please contact the person in charge (Mr. Mojib Rahimi ) for confirmation.
• No CVs will be accepted after the closing date.
• Any persuade will be threat as disqualification.
• Candidate who applies for the same position in last six months and was unsuccessful (Obtained less than 60% marks), will not be short listed.
• Fraudulent documents and or fraudulent claims in CVs and or documents will result in disqualification at any stage of the recruitment process.
Instruction for test and interview:
The test and interview will be taken from the following references:
1. Main points of the TOR.
2. رهنمود کتاب صحت مادر و طفل یا MCH Homebased handbook
3. استراتیژی صحت باروری، مادر، نوزاد، طفل و نوجوانان 2017 -2021
5. کتاب سروی AfDHS 2015

6.اساسات و مهارت های مدیریت، از انتشارات کمیسیون مستقل اصلاحات اداری و خدمات ملکی

Submission Email

gdhr.mophapply@gmail.com

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