Maternal Health Advisor at FHI 360

- December 15, 2020


Maternal Health Advisor  

About FHI360:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Maternal Health Advisor (C3HP RMNCAH project).


FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Maternal Health Advisor for an anticipated USAID project in Tanzania focused on improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health outcomes by increasing use and access to high quality services.  The Maternal Health Advisor will assist the Technical Director in ensuring the overall success of the project and will be responsible for managing the technical direction and implementation of maternal health-related facility and community-based programming. S/he will ensure high quality of technical assistance to government partners, with reference and incorporation of international guidelines and best practices. The position will be based in Tanzania and will report to the Technical Director.

This position is subject to project award and funding.

Job summary / Responsibilities:

The Maternal Health Advisor will be an FHI 360 employee reporting to the Technical Director. The Maternal Health Advisor will assist with coordination, refinement, and implementation of facility-based obstetric and postpartum care service improvement activities with government and affiliated partners; monitor quality of supportive supervision and mentorship; and providing focused technical assistance as needed to government and community partner teams.

The responsibilities of the position include:

  • Assisting in the assessment of inpatient and out-patient maternal health service provision quality and gap analysis in conjunction with MoH, PO-RALG and consortium partners.
  • Designing or refining maternal health quality improvement and technical assistance activities and providing ongoing technical support in collaboration with government partners.
  • Providing technical support in the development and dissemination of tools, strategies for technical assistance and mentorship, materials, reports, and intervention for improved maternal health service provision, access, and demand.
  • Working closely with assigned team to ensure activities and mentorship are implemented according to standard operating procedures and national guidelines for practice and quality.
  • Routinely assessing changes in international guidelines and best practices and providing input on these changes to assist with government partner policy, strategy, and guideline revisions.
  • Assisting with the implementation of the project by monitoring and documenting technical assistance and mentorship approaches, processes, and outcomes.
  • Monitoring and maintaining protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training and monitoring materials and reports.
  • Preparing reports and papers summarizing project results, assists with publications, web pages and presentation development, technical briefs, or other necessary documents to facilitate research, best practices, policies and procedures related to maternal health programming.
  • Willingness to travel to national regions for technical assistance provision and quality assurance.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in health, public health or related field; medical training as a midwife or doctor preferred.
  • 8+ years of technical assistance experience in health, particularly in the maternal and reproductive health and well woman’s care areas.
  • Proficiency with database management software, Microsoft Office Suite, and on-line search tools required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Swahili and English.
  • Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas, particularly regarding spousal consent issues and patient autonomy.
  • Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with stakeholders.
  • Prior work experience in a similar position within a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private company.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills and strong ability to manage and meet multiple tasks.
  • Substantial experience of developing working relations with government stakeholders; clinical skill training and capacity development experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures with providing technical support for reproductive health activities/ projects highly desired.

Qualified female candidates particularly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

FHI 360 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online through by uploading an Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume, Photocopies of Certificates and Names and Addresses of three (3) referees

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Closing Date:  December 21, 2020.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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The deadline for submitting the application is 21 December 2020