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Newborn Health Advisor, MCSP

The Newborn Health Advisor, MCSP will work with the Newborn Team Lead to provide technical direction and support to newborn health programming on the USAID flagship maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) project, the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP). MCSP works at the global, regional and country level to introduce and/or expand key newborn interventions including: essential newborn care, neonatal resuscitation, care for preterm births including Kangaroo Mother Care and use of antenatal corticosteroids, and identification and management of newborn infections. The Newborn Health Advisor will support the integration of newborn health interventions into other MCSP technical areas such as maternal and child health, and family planning as appropriate. S/he will be responsible for maintaining coordination and collaboration with other key stakeholders in newborn health for MCSP including other US-based, bilateral and multilateral partners, professional associations and academic entities, and host country governments.

The Newborn Health Advisor, MCSP will be responsible for contributing to the overall vision for and global leadership of MCSP’s newborn strategy, including supporting learning priorities and establishing and maintaining links with key global stakeholders. S/he will be responsible for providing technical leadership in the development, implementation and monitoring of MCSP country programs including the development of tools and resources for the delivery, scale-up and documentation of high-impact newborn health interventions at community and facility levels. S/he will contribute to global strategies for addressing the three leading causes of newborn deaths – birth asphyxia, preterm births and newborn infections – through collaboration with MCSP partners, including the maternal health team, and through participation in relevant global working groups, conferences and meetings. Lastly, s/he will be responsible for maintaining coordination and collaboration with other key stakeholders in newborn health for MCSP including other US-based, bilateral and multilateral partners, professional associations and academic entities, and host country governments.

• Midwifery degree, with advanced training in public health.
• At least 5 years’ experience in the design, implementation and monitoring of newborn health programs, particularly in Africa and South East Asia.
• Experience with key international organizations working in newborn health (e.g., UN agencies, donors, academic institutions, and USAID-funded Cooperating Agencies).
• Ability to develop and monitor new approaches and apply best practices in newborn health.
• Demonstrated management, planning, supervisory, and leadership skills.
• Ability to think critically, strategically, and operationally.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as a team member with diverse headquarters, field office, and partner agency staff.
• Ability to work well under pressure and in team situations and meet deadlines.
• Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet software packages and PowerPoint.
• Excellent English writing and communication skills in maternal, newborn, and child health policy and research issues. Experienced public speaker.
• French Language skills required
• Ability to travel at least 30 percent internationally.

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world. Join our dedicated and diverse staff in their work to improve the well-being of children everywhere.
Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Apply at the position is listed as Washington DC location 


Midwives as UN Volunteers

Throughout the three most-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – health facilities are gravely understaffed. Many women are refusing to seek care from health centers, and some overwhelmed, undersupplied health facilities are turning away those who arrive.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) estimates that in the three effected countries more than 800,000 women will give birth in the next 12 months. Of these, more than 120,000 could die of complications in pregnancy and childbirth if life-saving emergency obstetric care is not provided. To help ensure demand for care is being met, UNFPA is also supporting mobile clinics and tent-based outreach to pregnant women, and is recruiting through UNV midwives to provide maternal health and family planning services.

It is in this context, that UNV is looking for registered midwives to provide their service as an International UN Volunteer for initially one year.
If you are a qualified midwife with at least three years’ work experience, we strongly encourage you to apply now. Details of the assignments and specific requirements can be found online.

Applications: Important: once you have created your UNV account by validating your email address, please complete all sections of your profile and select the following code: “14Ebola” from the drop down menu in the “Special Recruitment” tab of ‘MyProfile’. Your application can only be considered once you have submitted your complete UNV profile (green button). As a confirmation of your successful registration, you will receive an email with your UNV roster number.

If you are registered in the UNV database of candidates, please update your profile at: In the “Special Recruitment” section on the left, click on the “Edit” button and select the advertisement code “14Ebola” from the drop-down list.








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