Friday, February 17, 2017

USAID,Child Health Coordinator Jobs in Rwanda

USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program in Rwanda is hiring a Child Health Coordinator who will provide technical and program support in the area of child health and act as an integral part of MCSP Rwanda’s team. MCSP/Rwanda aims to reduce child and maternal mortality through increased coverage and utilization of high-impact low cost reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) interventions and innovative new approaches a
nd strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Health (MOH) to manage and scale up high-impact RMNCH interventions. The Child Health Coordinator will participate in designing, implementing and monitoring and evaluation of appropriate and sustainable approaches related to child health so as to contribute to achievement of project targets.
Responsibilities include:
Planning and integration of CH activities
  • Work closely with the Child Health Advisor on implementing scale-up strategies for high impact child health interventions at both facility and community levels (including iCCM, IMCI and ETAT).
  • Plan implementation of activities, in close collaboration with district coordinators as well as the Field Program Coordinator, respective Team Leaders and other Program Coordinators.
  • Specifically monitor the implementation of MCSP’s workplan related to child health activities and ensure that activities are executed according to plan and are integrated across the RMNCH platform
  • Work collaboratively with other team members to ensure coordinated project planning, and development, and assure resource availability and management of activities so that the project functions smoothly and efficiently.
  • Facilitate the implementation of all activities including technical materials development, training, supervision, and monitoring.
  • Provide follow-up and assure supportive supervision for activities.
  • 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, technical and management staff as well as from consultants.
  • Order job-aids and training materials in coordination with the Child Health Advisor and MNCH Team Lead and ensure that materials and supplies reach target sites in a timely manner.
  • Help ensure that required project and administrative reports are submitted in a timely way.
  • Assist with organization of meetings, trainings, field visits, and other activities.
  • Assist with other programmatic and administrative duties as required.
Learning and documentation
  • Contribute/coordinate with the Project’s M&E team to ensure that the Project meets targets in accordance with the M&E framework.
  • Ensure that activities related to child health are properly documented and that program data are systematically collected , analyzed, submitted and properly archived as well as shared across the project to inform MCSP’s technical reports and to feed into MCSP’s learning activities
  • Share experience related to child health activities to inform the design of MCSP’s workplan.
  • A degree in medicine or nursing and/or a master’s degree in Public Health or other clinical disciplines.
  • Additional training related to child health and project planning and management.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience working in child health programs.
  • Hands-on knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring of facility and community based programs for promoting safe motherhood and child survival.
  • Experience in child health-related capacity building for health facility staff.
  • Sound understanding of current policy developments related to child health.
  • 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 (preferred).
  • Solid skills in documentation and report writing.
  • Ability to travel nationally frequently.
If you are qualified and would like to apply for this position, please apply at by February 28, 2017 with “Application for MCSP/Rwanda CH Coordinator” in the subject line. For further information on USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program, please go to

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