Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Consultant – NOC at The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Consultant - NOCJob Number: 501601 Locations: Adamawa, Bauchi and Kebbi StatesWork Type: ConsultancyPurpose of the AssignmentThis position is to support the State ministry of health, state primary health care development agency and other partners in the implementation of evidence-based interventions that will result in the scale-up of and improved access to maternal and newborn health services with a particular focus on systems strengthening, local capacity building, focused mentoring in local facilities and communities in Adamawa and Kebbi States.The officer will support the SMOH, SPHCDA and other partners in the implementation of various strategies and interventions that will strengthen partnership for policy reforms, sector governance and stewardship at LGA level, increased transparency and accountability, capacity building, provision of sustainable and scaled-up integrated MNCH service delivery with equity and community participation.Assignment TasksState and LGA:Work with the SMOH, SPHCDA and other partners to support dissemination of national policy, strategy, guidelines and quality of care model for MNCH at state and LGA level.Support SMOH and SPHCDA by providing technical assistance to the development of good quality state and LGA annual operational plans and their review using the Primary Health Care Mechanism.Support dissemination and use of approved training modules and guidelines on selected high impact Integrated Maternal New-born Child Health continuum of care interventions such as- Focused AnteNatal Care (FANC); Skilled Birth Attendance (SBA); Emergency Obstetric and New-born Care (EmONC); Helping Babies Breath (HBB); Post Natal Care (PNC); Community Based New-born Care and Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) for diarrhoea, malaria and pneumonia.Support state and LGA level supportive supervision, monitoring and evaluation of MNCH programmes.Priority areas of work to be supported at this level and strategy based on TSS model (Training, Supplies, Supportive Supervision) include but not limited to the followingHealth Facilities:Set up and implement a quality of care model for MNCH services in health facilities based on few selected high impact interventions.Train health workers using approved training modules and guidelines on selected high impact Integrated Maternal New-born Child Health continuum of care interventions with assistance of state and LGA based TOTs.Support end user monitoring of equipment and supplies provided to health facilities.Participate in On the Job Training, Supportive Supervision and mentoring of health workers.Communities, villages, households:Support setting up of structures for implementation of Community Health Strategy – WDCs, VDCs, training of VHWs, CHEWs and CHWs.End user monitoring of supplies and demand for MNCH services in communities and households.Use updated Mama/CHEW/CBNC kits as entry point for promotion of desired health seeking behaviour and link with immunization/polio related activities.Promote uptake of selected high impact family care practices jointly with other sections namely -C4D, Nutrition, Child Protection, Media, advocacy and communications and WASH.Promote uptake of integrated Community Case Management for diarrhoea, pneumonia and malaria.Expected DeliverablesAnnual State work and operational plansQuarterly DHIS and PHC review reportsMonthly progress reports containing iCCM and outreach services data, stock update, etc.Reports of Workshop/Meetings with actionable recommendations. 

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