Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor Reproductive, Maternal, New Born and Child Health (RMNCH)
Job Ref:
Employer: mothers2mothers
Job Location: Cape Town
Closing Date: 14/11/2016
 
Job Description:

We have an exciting career opportunity for a Senior Technical Advisor Reproductive, Maternal, New Born and Child Health (RMNCH) to join the m2m team. This position will be responsible for leading RMNCH innovations and providing technical support and guidance to m2m on RMNCH issues. Working collaboratively with the m2m team across the organisation this position will lead knowledge management, keep abreast of and share up to date knowledge and information in the field. The Senior Technical Advisor RMNCH reports directly to the Director of Programmes and Technical Support and is based at our head office in Cape Town.

Key Performance Areas:    

  • Lead programme innovation on RMNCH in conjunction with existing Senior Technical Advisor
  • Provide technical support and guidance to m2m on RMNCH issues
  • Oversee RMNCH programming and ensure that project objectives and targets are met
  • Lead planning, implementation and roll-out of new RMNCH programme areas
  • Identify evidence-based innovative concepts on RMNCH for Africa for seed funding, including reviewing these concepts for alignment with global best practices, cost effectiveness, and likelihood of scale up
  • Provide technical guidance, mentoring and capacity building advice on RMNCH issues
  • Review and make recommendations on the quality of materials on RMNCH at m2m
  • Provide guidance on best practices in the field of RMNCH
  • Lead review of technical documents, training materials and policy briefs
  • Lead knowledge management of latest developments, publications, research studies and other information generation activities being undertaken both in Africa and globally on RMNCH
  • Maintain and share up-to-date knowledge and information with colleagues across the organisation
Job Requirements
Qualifications and experience
  • Masters in relevant field including Public Health or other social science field
  • Minimum ten (10) years' of progressively responsible, professional-level experience on RMNCH issues with at least three to five years' experience in an international or resource challenged setting
  • Experience in planning, managing, monitoring and advising RMNCH programmes or general health programmes with RMNCH being a significant component
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and a strong research background within RMNCH
  • Experience with working with diverse groups of stakeholders such as government, non-governmental organizations, philanthropists and private sector partners
  • Organize, analyze, interpret, and utilize epidemiological studies, programme performance information, and other available quantitative and qualitative RMNCH data
  • In-country experience in Africa is highly preferred
 
Competencies required
  • Ability to organize, analyze, interpret, and utilize epidemiological studies, programme performance information, and other available quantitative and qualitative RMNCH data
  • Ability to work in both large and small team structures, in a participatory and consensus-oriented environment as well as on a peer-to-peer basis
  • Ability to effectively address complex situations using strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong initiative, self-motivated, self-starter, and an innovative thinker who is intellectually curious with the ability to think outside-the-box
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration and coordination with a diverse group of stakeholders in a dynamic, complex and rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to utilize basic computer programmes effectively
  • Cultural sensitivity and ability to effectively engage participants of different cultures
  • Excellent communication and writing skills

Click to apply: https://www.m2m.org/careers/