4 JOB POSITIONS AT IntraHealth : Maternal and Newborn Health Specialist : ( Deadline : 18 October 2019 )

4 JOB POSITIONS AT IntraHealth : Maternal and Newborn Health Specialist    : ( Deadline : 18 October 2019 )
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4 JOB POSITIONS AT IntraHealth : Maternal and Newborn Health Specialist : ( Deadline : 18 October 2019 )



Employment Opportunity: MNH Specialists (4)


Why Choose IntraHealth



For almost 40 years in over 100 countries, IntraHealth has partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they’re needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work. Our programs are designed with a deep understanding of and appreciation for the context of human rights, gender equality and discrimination, economic empowerment, and changing populations. And the longstanding relationships we’ve built with government agencies, private-sector partners, and members of civil society make our efforts stronger and more effective. Join us and together we can make lasting changes in global health—for all of us.


The Ingobyi Activity is a five-year cooperative agreement to improve the quality of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) and malaria services, in a sustainable manner with the goal of reducing neonatal, child and maternal mortality in Rwanda. The Ingobyi Activity builds upon the tremendous gains Rwanda has made in the health sector as well as previous USAID investments in the health sector to provide a healthier, more productive future for all Rwandans. Ingobyi improves the availability, quality and utilization of RMNCH and malaria services with resilience and sustainability. The Activity partners with the Government of Rwanda (GOR) to build on the country’s considerable achievements, guided by national health strategies, goals, objectives and data.






IntraHealth would like to hire competent Maternal and Newborn Health Specialists (MNH Specialists) to be based in several locations one in Kigali; one in Rwamagana; one in Nyanza an done in Rubavu), who will provide technical and program support in maternal and newborn health for the USAID-funded Ingobyi Activity. The maternal and newborn specialists will be responsible for supporting at least 3 districts and will coordinate all maternal and newborn health activities in those districts. The MNH Specialists will report directly to Zonal Coordinators.



Responsibilities include but not limited to:


Planning and integration of maternal and newborn support


Work closely with the Ingobyi technical team , professional associations’ mentors, and districts to plan, implement and scale up high impact interventions at facility level including: Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (B-EMONC) including Respectful Maternity Care (RMC), Antenatal Care (ANC), Post Natal Care (PNC) for mothers and newborn, Essential Newborn Care (ENC) including Essential Care for Every Baby (ECEB), Essential Care for Small Babies (ECSB) and Helping Baby Breathe (HBB), Care for small and sick babies including Kangaroo mother care.
Monitor progress of implementation of workplan activities related to maternal and newborn activities and ensure that activities are executed according to plan and any issues are discussed with supervisor in a timely manner.
Work collaboratively with other Ingobyi Activity team members and MOH/RBC to ensure good coordination and efficient programming and management.


Implementation and Operations



Support development of technical documents related to MNH;
Support training of district-based mentors/trainers and health care providers using the Low Dose/High Frequency (LDHF) approach;
Provide supportive supervision of district-based mentors;
Ensure integration of respectful maternity care in maternity services;
Ensure that updated protocols are available and used in maternity and neonatology services;
Support health care provider efforts to implement quality of care for mothers and newborns;
Ensure that health facilities receive support based on their needs;
Assist finance staff to prepare financial forms to advance/reimburse funds for on-going activities;
Assist finance staff to review, process and reconcile payment documentation from trainers, program, and management staff as well as from consultants;
Prepare and avail job-aids and training materials in coordination with the Zonal Coordinator, Senior Maternal/FP Specialist and the Senior Child and Neonatal Specialist and the Procurement Officer; and ensure that materials and supplies reach targeted sites in a timely manner;
Prepare and submit reports on MNH activities in a timely manner;
Assist with organization of technical meetings, trainings, field visits, events and other activities;
Assist with other programmatic and administrative duties as required.


Learning and documentation



Contribute/coordinate with Ingobyi Activity’s MEL team to ensure that the project meets deliverables in accordance with the MEL framework;
Ensure that maternal and newborn related activities are properly documented, and that program data are systematically collected, analyzed, submitted and properly archived as well as shared across the project to inform Ingobyi’s technical reports and to feed into Ingobyi’s learning activities;
Share experience related to maternal and newborn activities to inform the design of Ingobyi’s subsequent workplans.





A degree in medicine or nursing with a master’s degree in public health or other relevant disciplines;
Valid license issued by Rwanda National Council of Nurses and Midwives; Rwanda Allied Health Professions Council, or Rwanda Medical and Dental Council.
Experience as a trainer in one of the high impact interventions in maternal and newborn health: these may include Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care, Helping Mothers Survive, Focused Antenatal Care, Post Natal Care for mothers and newborn, Essential Newborn Care including Essential Care for Every Baby, Essential Care for Small Babies and Helping Baby Breathe 2nd edition, and trained on neonatal protocols;
At least four (4) years of professional experience working in maternal and newborn health programs;
Practical knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring of facility level programs for promoting safe motherhood and newborn survival;
Sound understanding of current policy developments related to MNH;
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint
Strong skills in teamwork and networking;
Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English, French and Kinyarwanda;
Solid skills in documentation and report writing;
Ability to travel nationally frequently.





Managing Performance: Ability to plan and design practices, processes and procedures that allow for effective management of people, resources and processes to optimize overall organizational performance. Managing for performance includes the ability to delegate and encourage growth and leadership across the team(s) as part of maximizing performance and productivity.


Strategic Thinking: Applies organizational knowledge to identify and maintain focus on key success factors for IntraHealth while recognizing, anticipating and resolving organizational challenges. Ability to develop organization- and industry-specific expertise and apply sound decision-making processes to reach productive resolutions that translates strategy into actionable business plans.


Effective Communication (Oral & Written): Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors


Risk Management: Knowledge of processes, tools and techniques for assessing and controlling the organization’s exposure to risks of various kinds; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

Innovation: Develops new, better or significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives within assigned role that result in improvement of IntraHealth’s performance and meeting objectives, results and global commitments.


Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for all work activities, research and personal actions and decisions; follows through on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest impact on meeting measurable high-quality results for IntraHealth’s success. Exercises ethical practices, respectful words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of others in all activities.



Summary of Benefits


IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.


IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.


Only applicants fulfilling the above requirements will be contacted. If you don’t hear from us within two weeks from the submission deadline, consider your application unsuccessful.

To apply and learn more about IntraHealth Careers @:


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earn more about “Who We Are” @: http://www.intrahealth.org/section/about-us1


Please, apply before October 18, 2019
During the application, each applicant is requested to choose a preferred location (Kigali, Nyanza, Rwamagana and Rubavu).





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