We are currently looking for Maternal and Newborn Capacity Building officer based in Luang Prabang
The Maternal and Newborn Care Capacity Building officer will be responsible for the improvement in the quality of maternal and newborn care in Luang Prabang by strengthening key skills for maternal and newborn care among Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) care providers, their educators, supervisors and also Save the Children team members especially district nutrition and gender officers. Capacity building activities for government partners will focus on strengthening and maintaining the skills of a core team of provincial and district mentors to provide onsite coaching, health team maternal and newborn emergency skills simulation practice, and promotion of peer to peer mentoring. The capacity building officer will be responsible to ensure skills standardization among the mentor team and support the mentor team to train new MNH providers as mentors in new geographical areas as required. In addition, he/she will be responsible for management of data, M&E, building the skills of mentors in using data to make action plans and improve services. Ensure documentation of learning and developing the advocacy skills of mentors.
In addition, The Capacity Building officer will work with the mentors and PHC technical team to support quality implementation of the SBCC approach by strengthening health centre staff skills to mentor and support community home visit volunteers for 1,000 Day Household visits; and strengthen the skills of district mentors to provide supportive supervision visits. Implementation of the SBCC approach for improved maternal and young child nutrition will include strengthening linkages between the community and health facilities and promoting and supporting community accountability. In addition s/he will contribute to SBCC monitoring, documentation of learning, evaluation and revision/ adaptation of approach.
S/he should be knowledgeable of the service delivery, capacity building and training aspects of these technical areas, as well as Laos health policies and strategies. Maternal Newborn Care Capacity Building officer will ensure smooth integration of the mentoring approach within the government provincial and district health system. S/he will work under the direction and supervision of the Maternal/Newborn Program Manager, as a member of the Prmary Health Care Program team and SCI country office in Lao PDR.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
KEY AREA OF ACCOUNTABILITY
Ensure they fully understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, the Code of Conduct and Local/Country Procedures.
Conduct themselves in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in their personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT/CAPACITY BUILDING
MONITORING AND SUPERVISION
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
Experience and Skills
Contract length: fixed term
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Interested candidates please submit a full application using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document including contact details of three professional referees (current and last line managers and HR department). Please also include details of your salary expectations and a copy of your ID card to Save the Children, HR Team, Rue Nerhu, Unit 25, Ban Phonexay (PO Box 7475) or email to email@example.com
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Closing date for applications is: 24th September, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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Save the children is an equal opportunities employer, qualified females, persons with disability and candidates from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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