Advisor - MaternalChild Health

Job Announcement

GIZ is a federally owned enterprise and is supporting the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

We are seeking for the position of an Advisor - MaternalChild Health (national professional).

The Cambodian - German Social Health Protection Programme (SHPP) provides technical and financial assistance to the Ministry of Health and other institutions within the framework of the Health Sector Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Health (MoH). The overall objective of the programme is access of the poor and vulnerable to effective and affordable quality health care is improved and the services are increasingly used by the population. The Rights-based Family Planning and Maternal Health ("Muskoka") Project is under the umbrella of  the Social Health Protection Programme and supports the Provincial Health Departments in Kampong Thorn, Kampong Speu, Kampot and Kep.

The Muskoka Technical Cooperation Project aims at improving maternal and child health as well as rights-based family planning services in support of the Cambodian Fast Track  Initiative (FTI) Road Map for Reducing Maternal and Newborn Mortality 2010-2015. All key components of the FTI are addressed, and the Project focuses particularly on improving quality of, access to and use of mother, newborn and child health care and family planning services. The Project comprises four working areas in the target provinces:

1. Improvement of emergency obstetrics care for mothers and their newborns as well as abortion-related complications
2. Promotion of rights-based family planning
3. Comprehensive behavior change communication to stimulate the demand for MCH and family planning services
4. Improved disability screening and access of disabled people to related services

Main duties of the position include:
■ Supporting the Contract and Project Manager in supervising the implementation of the project at national, provincial, district and community level and day-to-day operation of the Muskoka project, including management of financial and human resources
■ Coordinating the planning and implementation of activities following the MoH format of Annual Operational Plans (AOP)
■ Preparing the budget plan and monitoring disbursement for designatedinterventions and related financial documentation
■ Providingtechnical advice and assistance to the National Centre for Maternal Child Health and the Provincial Health Departments in support of national priorities in the areas of sexual, reproductive, neonatal and child health
■ Advising team members and counterparts on the design and implementation of the project's interventions and strategies at the national and subnational level
■ Supporting the development and implementation of technical concepts in the areas of sexual and reproductive health and rights as well as neonatal and child health
■ Contributing to mainstreaming of gender, human rights approaches and inclusion of people with disability into all project activities, were applicable
■ Supporting monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management and integration of results and experiences into team efforts and relevant programme activities
■ Reviewing progress on a regular basis in line with the indicators; closelycollaborating with the sub-contractors and M&E advisor in following the established monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to measure the impact of the project
■ Consolidating appropriate input to the project reports and publications, including annual reports and project progress reviews.

Required qualifications and experience:
■ University/Master degree in medicine or social sciences with public health background
■ Specialisation in a field related to the areas of SRHR/ MNCH (Obstetrics/Gynaecology or Paediatrician) would be an asset
■ Minimum 5 years of professional experience in a similar position
■ Working experience in international organisations (multilateral or bilateral agencies, NGOs) active in this field

Applicants who meet the requirements should send:
1. A cover letter briefly describing and justifying how they meet the above mentioned requirements
2. An updated CV (Certificates should not be included with the application)

Contact:    Ms. Sineth Heang
By email:   [email protected]
By address:    No. 17, Street 306, P.O. Box 81, Phnom Penh

Closing date: 17th October 2014

Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.