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National Consultant: Maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) Officer (For Indonesian National only)

Manokwari

UNICEF Indonesia is seeking a national consultant: Maternal, Neonatal & Child Health officer who will be responsible for the field implementation and monitoring of MNCH activities in West Papua.

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A steadily growing economy isn't benefiting all. Half the population still lives in poverty and children's changes can vary dramaticaly depending on their families wealth or where they live.

For more information, visit the UNICEF Indonesia Country Office website: https://www.unicef.org/indonesia/

 

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Title: National Consultant: Maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) Officer                                
Duty Station: Manokwari, Papua Barat
Type of Contract: Individual Consultancy
Duration: 7 months (15 July 2018 to 15 February 2019)

 

BACKGROUND

The maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) programme plays a pivotal role in contributing to the UNICEF-Government of Indonesia Country Programme Action Plan as well as national priorities, including the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. Working in a vibrant environment, under the direct supervision of the Child Survival & Development (CSD) Specialist in Jayapura and with the technical guidance from the CSD team in Jakarta, the Health Officer will be responsible for the field implementation and monitoring of Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) activities in West Papua. The incumbent will: (1) Provide quality technical assistance to the Provincial Health Office (PHO) and District Health Offices (DHOs), ensuring integration with other key programmes; (2) Monitor the delivery of MNCH services with a focus on equity considerations;  (3) Analyze provincial and district level data, aimed at tracking progress towards key programme deliverables; (4) Conduct advocacy efforts for women and children; (5) Support innovation and pilots, ensuring their rigorous documentation with a view towards subsequent scale up.

 

Work assignment overview:

Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primary, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.

  1. Facilitating capacity development of health workers in providing essential newborn care and case management of possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI), including when referral is not possible;
  2. Ensuring compliance to standard protocol of essential newborn care and management of sick young infant with PSBI, including when referral is not possible;
  3. Facilitating capacity development of health workers in providing integrated prevention of HIV/AIDS from mother to children (PMTCT) and early infant diagnosis and treatment of neonates born from HIV positive mothers;
  4. Facilitating capacity improvement of maternal and child health program management, including fostering innovation;
  5. Facilitating maternal and child health quality improvement implementation.

 

TASK
1. Ensuring compliance to standard protocol of essential newborn care and management of sick young infant with PSBI, including when referral is not possible – revised essential newborn care and IMNCI case management to include PSBI case management when referral is not possible.
2. Facilitating capacity development of health workers in providing integrated prevention of HIV/AIDS from mother to children (PMTCT) and early infant diagnosis and treatment of neonates born from HIV positive mothers – Development of mentoring and monitoring tools for PMTCT and EID capacity development in West Papua.
3. Facilitating capacity development of health workers in providing essential newborn care (ENC) and case management of possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI), including when referral is not possible through:
- Technical assistance during refreshment provincial and district trainers’ training; and
- Supervised On-the-job training (kalakarya) on essential newborn care/IMNCI implementation in Puskesmas.
4. Facilitating capacity development of health workers in providing integrated prevention of HIV/AIDS from mother to children (PMTCT) and early infant diagnosis and treatment of neonates born from HIV positive mothers – Supervise and monitor mentorship activities on PMTCT and EID.
5. Facilitating capacity improvement of maternal and child health program management, including fostering innovation – strengthening monitoring of health facility service provision.
6. Facilitating capacity development of health workers in providing integrated prevention of HIV/AIDS from mother to children (PMTCT) and early infant diagnosis and treatment of neonates born from HIV positive mothers – Supervise and monitor mentorship activities on PMTCT and EID.
7. Final report on bring PSBI case management when referral is not possible and integrated ANC/STI/HIV services to scale.

 

OUTPUTS:
1. Document that indicate addendum of the essential newborn care and IMNCI protocol in West Papua Province.
2. Mentoring and monitoring tool documents submission.
3. Technical assistance report on ENC/IMNCI training of trainers and Supervision report.
4. Supervision reports on PMTCT and EID mentoring in Manokwari and Sorong Districts, and Sorong Municipality in West Papua.
5. Report on (1) province and district data review of ENC and IMNCI service provision, including PSBI case management when referral is not possible; (2) Report on effort to improve recording and reporting of ENC and IMNCI case management, including PSBI case management when referral is not possible in Manokwari and Sorong Districts in West Papua.
6. Supervision reports on PMTCT and EID mentoring in three areas: Sorong Municipality (Kota Sorong), Sorong District & Manokwari District in West Papua.
7. Final report on (1) PSBI case management implementation in Manokwari districts, including when referral is not possible (the report should include # of sick young infant with PSBI identified, # treated with antibiotics, % of HWs trained, % of PHC & hospital provided recording & reporting on PSBI case management); (2) integrated PMTCT and EID services implementation in West Papua (the report should include information on number of trained HWs, facility performing integrated services on PMTCT and EID, number of PW screened for HIV/AIDS, number of HIV positive PW on ART treatment, number of newborn born from HIV pos mother undergone HIV diagnostic, received prophylaxis and treatment (when positive).

 

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Medical doctor with master degree in Public Health, Global/International Health, Health Policy & Management, Environmental Health, Family Health, Health Research, Biostatistics, Socio-medical Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Education, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Educational Interventions in Health Care, Demography, Social Sciences, Nursing, or a field relevant to international public health development assistance.
  • Minimum 3 years of professional work experience in maternal and child health programme.
  • Familiarity with Government planning, programming, monitoring and evaluation and experiences in HIV/AIDS programme are an asset.
  • Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English.

 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are….

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

This vacancy is open for Indonesian national only.

 

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Manokwari
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-01

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