ave the Children has been working to assist the ch ildren in Bangladesh since 1970. The programme works across five thematic sectors: Child Rights Governance and Child Protection, Health- Nutrition-HIV/AIDS, Child Poverty, Humanitarian and Education. With the support provided by our donors, SC Global Members and implementing partners, both in government and civil society organizations, we are making progress towards maximizing impact for children who are most in need of our support, including those affected by HIV/AIDS, ethnic minority groups, street and working children, refugee children, and others; vulnerable and socially excluded. As Save the Children is a dual mandate organization, we respond to disasters; and in ensuring the survival, protection and development of affected children. In Bangladesh, Save the Children is currently moving forward to strengthen monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning [MEAL] aspects of its work to ensure programme quality. In simple terms, it is about reinforcing our programme learning in a way that brings lessons learned into the programme design and management decision making, leading to continual improvements over time. Save the Children directly reaches more than 12 million children and adults in Bangladesh through implementation of over 90 projects in all 64 districts of Bangladesh. Our 800+ highly skilled staff and over 65 partner organizations are instrumental in ensuring delivery of high quality programs that address the needs and rights of children and their communities. Save the Children member organizations with their internal resources and those of their governments, foundations and corporations further enhance our capacity to achieve more for the children of Bangladesh.
Job Nature: Full-Time
Save the Children invites applications for the above mentioned position under the five-year USAID funded MaMoni-Maternal and Newborn Care Strengthening (MaMoni-MNCSP) Project. The major focus of this project is to contribute to Government of Bangladesh’s Health Population Nutrition Sector Program to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity through the project’s strategic objective of Increased Equitable Utilization of Quality Maternal and Newborn Care Services. Key outcomes of the project will be achieved through four closely linked intermediate results to advance health system responsiveness, MNC service quality and governance, access and demand for services and healthy household practices, and national capacity to deliver these services with quality at scale. This project will support implementation in 10 Districts (Noakhali, Lakshmipur, Feni, Chandpur, Habigonj, Brahmanbaria, Manikgonj, Faridpur, Madaripur, Kushtia), in addition to providing national level technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to scale up evidence-based interventions and practices.
Age Range: 35-50 years
Experience: 10 years
Job Responsibilities & Duties
The Program Director – Newborn Health works collaboratively with various agencies of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, professional societies, development partners, private sector, NGOs and other stakeholders to support the implementation of the National Newborn Health Program of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The Program Director will play a critical role in advancing state of the art newborn health interventions nationally and through district level implementation. S/he will oversee the implementation of newborn health components and liaise with QI and MEAL teams for improving delivery of interventions. S/he will facilitate coordination among DGHS, DGFP, DGNM and other national bodies, committees in ensuring consistency and quality. S/he will plan and implement strategic sharing of global updates on evidence based interventions and lessons from implementation.
Job Qualification And Skills
- BBS Degree is required, preferably with Master’s Degree in Public Health/International Health or relevant field.
- At least 10 years of experience in engaging and working with government, donor agencies and other national players; among which at least 6 years of experience in Newborn/Child Health related programs.
- Excellent understanding of Bangladesh health service delivery systems and extensive working knowledge in Newborn Health is required.
- Should have proven ability to conceptualize, analyze, innovate, plan, write and execute ideas, as well as impart knowledge and skills is required.
- Experience of managing and guiding a large team of specialized professionals.
Contract length: Regular