Program Director – Newborn Health, MaMoni-MNCSP

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. 

Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Minimum requirements will be flexible for the potential female candidates. 

The role

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. 

Qualifications and experience

  • MBBS 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

Job Location: Dhaka

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Apply instructions

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations

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Application deadline: September 15, 2019

Only short listed candidates will be invited for interview
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