Maternal and Newborn Care Advisor

  University Reasearch Co.,LLC Health Care Improvement HCI
  Afghanistan Unspecified 163
Date Posted:May 9, 2011
Closing Date:May 25, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
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About University Reasearch Co.,LLC Health Care Improvement HCI:


The USAID-funded HCI-Afghanistan Project goal is to develop the improvement capability in the health sector in Afghanistan. URC-HCI proposes to do so through working with counterparts in the MOPH, PPHDs and NGOs providing services in order to adapt and apply the Science of Health Care Improvement, including the Improvement Collaborative Approach, to bring about significant and rapid improvement in health outcomes for patients in Afghanistan.

Job Summary:

In year one, the HCI Afghanistan project has launched an improvement initiative in three demonstration provinces to improve quality of maternal newborn services at community (health post) and facility levels (BHC, CHC, DH, RH, NH) in the Kabul, Kundoz and Balkh provinces. The initiative works through Provincial QI and site-level facility and community QI teams to achieve a common set of high-impact maternal newborn objectives within a shared-learning QI model called an “Improvement Collaborative.” In year two the project expanded to three more provinces bringing in Herat, Bamiyan and Parwan Provinces. In year three HCI is planning to scale up to six more provinces including Samngan, Saripul, Logar, Wardak, Kapisa and Panjshir.
HCI is seeking an experienced Maternal and Newborn Care Advisor to provide technical support to this program in Kapisa Province. The incumbent must be able to work in the current conditions in Kapisa Province, and possess training, monitoring, supervision skill sets. The Maternal and Newborn Care Advisor will report to Provincial Improvement Coordinator in Kapisa. This a full- time position based in Kapisa.

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:
Conduct training sessions in the area of maternal and newborn care for clinical staff of the health facilities in Kapisa.
Pay coaching visits to the HCI sites and provide technical support to health facility staff related to maternal and newborn care (MNC) activities
Closely Coordinate MNC activities with provincial improvement coordinators.
Assist improvement team in identifying quality gaps in MNC service provision at all levels
Take active role in the design and implementation of training and quality improvement activities within Kapisa provincial program.
Provide technical project support throughout the design and implementation, overseeing long- and short-term technical assistance and other organizations involved
Participate in the design and oversight of annual project planning cycle and development of comprehensive annual work plans and assure timely implementation
Extensive travels to the health facilities in Kapisa province and providing technical support related (MNC) to the technical staff of HFs

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Minimum Qualifications:
MD or equivalent with 4-8 years experience of work in clinical setting providing maternal and newborn care services OB/GYN ward of a hospital, specialty degree in OB/GYN is an asset.
Experience in providing technical support to international, regional or national health related projects
Demonstrate contemporary knowledge on MNC high health impact issues which are in need of immediate medical attention and be able to provide clinical guidance to health workers
Strong technical expertise in areas such as Quality Improvement and Maternal and Newborn Health with excellent capability of training health workers in the subject matter.
Be fully acquainted with Health and Nutrition Sector Strategy, EPHS, BPHS, RH and Child health policy and strategy
Demonstrated excellent writing, communication, and oral presentation skills
Experience with USAID structure and regulations a plus

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