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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/14/SSA2
Title: Consultant / MNCH Quality of care
Grade: NO-C
Contract type: Special Service Agreement
Duration of contract:  Initially for one year
Date: 2 April 2014
Application Deadline: 23 April 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organization unit: AF_SSR AF South-East Sub-Region (AF_SSR) /
AF_ETH Ethiopia (AF_ETH)
To provide technical assistance to MOH in implementing an integrated Mothers, New-borns and Child (MNCH) quality of care (QoC) improvement process at health facilities, primarily at hospitals, aimed at achieving the highest level of quality in service delivery with focus on Obstetric practices.
Description of duties:
 To support the Ministry of Health to develop a detailed Plan of Action for improving quality of MNCH services;
 Leads and facilitates the development or adaptation of appropriate tools for improving the quality of maternal health services;
 Ensures provision of quality integrated MNCH services at health facilities
 Helps coordinate national and local actions between the ministry of Health and other partners and stakeholders for quality of health service delivery
 Supports strengthening the MNCH Network at different levels to promote collaboration and coordination among partners for enhanced implementation of planned activities
 Coordinates on the job orientations/trainings for quality services;
 Promotes integrated supervision of MNCH services;
 Documentation of programme implementation experience and share lessons learned and success stories for improved programming, advocacy and resource mobilization;
 Organizes and participates actively in meetings and desk reviews and undertake monitoring missions to assess progress of project implementation,
 Preparation of internal documents to assess progress of implementation through regular program reviews;
 Performs any other duties as required for the success of the programme.
- Medical Doctor with post graduate qualification in Obstetrics-gynaecology, Paediatrics and Child health or public health,
 Proven understanding of the existing and needed quality of obstetric practices at health facilities;
 Excellent communication, negotiation, leadership, advocacy and analytical skills.
Computer literacy in basic software programmes, in particular, word processing, data management programmes, electronic communication technology, excel, spreadsheets, Power point, and basic epidemiological statistical analysis
A minimum of five (5) years practical experience in planning, implementing, networking and coordinating maternal and child health programs
Additional Information:
Annual remuneration: USD 19,331 Payable in ETB

( Note! This vacancy announcement is only for Ethiopian Nationals)

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening

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