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Reproductive Maternal Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) Advisor
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CARE International

Sibounheuang Rd Sibounheuang Village Chanthabouly District Vientiane Capital

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Reproductive Maternal Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) Advisor,

1 position, based in Vientiane Office with frequent travel (50%)

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The RMNCH Advisor is responsible for contributing to the implementation of CARE Laos work related to reproductive maternal and child health and to promote sexual reproductive health evidence based practices institutionally, programmatically, and through advocacy efforts with partners. In particular, the RMNCH Advisor will provide technical support to CARE Laos projects teams as regards to implementation of community based RMNCH approaches. This includes training staff and assuring quality implementation and measurement of approaches in projects and programs, and supporting partners and other external stakeholder to build their capacity.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. STRATEGY AND LEADERSHIP:

  • Ensure that CARE Laos aligns with CARE’s supports to the National RMNCH  Strategies 
  • Contribute to the development and review of the project design including analysis, theory of change, developing project concepts and sourcing funding and partnership opportunities;
  • Actively contribute to CARE Laos long term strategy development as a member of the PQ team; and
  • Demonstrate a passion and commitment to CARE’s approach and values including gender equality, ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity and inspire leadership on these issues through the CARE Laos team.

2. Program DEVELOPMENT:

  • Support the development and review of the program design including analysis, theory of change, developing program concepts and sourcing funding and partnership opportunities;
  • Conduct RMNCH sector analysis and update them periodically for effective program development, planning, management and advocacy;
  • Ensure quality, coherence and synergy of gender related work in program development planning and management;
  • Support the develop high quality proposals for submission to donors; and
  • Keep informed of key trends and best practice related to the Gender priorities.

3. Program Implementation AND QUALITY ASSURANCE:

  • Guide and support the implementing teams in order to ensure the effective implementation of health interventions in both Remote Ethnic Women (REW) and Marginalised Urban Women (MUW) programs;
  • Advise implementation of the project through coordinating the planning, activity schedule, resource allocation, monitoring, documentation, review and evaluation of project activities;
  • Ensure the project delivers high quality results and outcomes established in the project design document;
  • Work with the team to address risks and overcome or adapt to project implementation;
  • Maintain regular communication and consultation with key project partners and government to share and update on activities;
  • Support the production of high quality oral and written reports (in English) on project progress, including donor reports by required due dates.

4. Budget Management:

  • Contribute to effective and accountable budget management of the project;

5. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL):

  • Support project teams to set up sound monitoring and to evaluate health projects (including baseline and endline studies) ;
  • Generate evidences to measure effectiveness of the interventions and advocate for scaling, and replication;
  • Identify proven models/approaches, develop new concepts, and make them applicable to the target group context and to CARE field staff, including translation into Lao;
  • Support the gathering of relevant project information and its analysis;
  • Support regular monitoring and evaluation visits are conducted to project sites;
  • Participate in regular reflection, learning and reporting workshops with the project team as required; and
  • Support the development of high quality reports and case studies that illustrate project progress and impact.

6. Administration and finance:

  • Prepare field travel plans, per diem requests, and other logistics in a timely manner and in-line with project budget;
  • Participate in regular team meetings as required; and
  • Use activities funds in line with the approved budgets properly and effectively and in compliance with CARE’s finance manual and donor guidelines.

7. capacity building AND COORDINATION:

  • Assist in country level networking and coordination with government line agencies, policy makers and other stakeholder organisations;
  • Contribute to document lessons learnt related to community health interventions  and to ensure that they are appropriately shared within CARE, with key partners and stakeholders;
  • Provide high quality technical support to the project team and partners in the process of planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and advocacy of the different health components;
  • Support CARE’s humanitarian mandate, providing support in proposal development and emergency response activities in Lao PDR.

8. partnership, advocacy and Representation

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with relevant government ministries, local and international NGOs, the UN and other agencies at the national level;
  • Contribute to good relationship with key donors to the governance project;
  • Provide clear explanations of the Project and CARE’s work in Laos to partners, government agencies and other relevant stakeholders; and
  • Represent CARE Laos and project partners in all relevant forums at national and international levels.

9. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To proactively participate in the Annual Planning and Performance Appraisal (APPA) process including the annual appraisal, midyear review and regular 1:1 meetings, ensuring that the APPA process (including the paperwork) is an integral component of Annual Work Plans and activities;
  • Engage in emergency preparedness, assist in any emergency response as required;
  • Promote a safe and secure work environment; foster a culture of safety and security awareness and ensure compliance with the safety and security policies, procedures;
  • Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to gender equality, diversity, child protection and commitment to the Protection from Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse (PSHEA);
  • Comply with CARE Lao’s financial and operational requirements, foster strong communication between operations and programs teams and uphold high standards of honesty and integrity in personal conduct.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or equivalent and/ or a minimum 6 years relevant work experience, preferably in RMNCH and/ or management for an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO);
  • Proven experience to provide technical advice for program(s) implementation in a geographic area or in a  technical and/or an integrated single stream process;
  • Proven specialised technical skills in RMNCH;
  • Demonstrated high level organisational, financial and time management skills, including the ability to plan and manage workflows and balance competing priorities to ensure timely processing to meet deadlines in a complex environment;
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender equality and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity;
  • Proven understanding of working with an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO) and a willingness to learn about CARE, gender equality and women’s empowerment activities;
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender equality and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity;
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, decision making, problem solving, planning, analytical and influencing skills;
  • Proven ability to foster commitment to pursue a clear and compelling vision, stimulating high performance;
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively leading, people management and motivating a team;
  • Demonstrated characteristics in honesty, reliability, trustworthiness with the ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Representational skills including developing networks and relationships with key stakeholders;
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in both Lao and English; and
  • Fully conversant in Microsoft Office with knowledge in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel.

The detailed Job Description could be provided upon request.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. CVs and other documents submitted to CARE will not be returned.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION

Qualified candidates should submit a CV and a letter of application to lao.jobs@careint.org before the deadline: 17th October 2019;

CARE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce;

That Women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply;

CARE Laos has zero tolerance for sexual misconduct within or external to the organisation and imbed child protection in all they do; and

As well as pre-employment checks, CARE Laos will use the recruitment and reference process to ensure potential new staff understand and are aligned with these expectations.

CARE International

CARE International

Sibounheuang Rd Sibounheuang Village Chanthabouly District Vientiane Capital

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