The national professional officer will serve as world health organization focal point for Maternal Health and Newborn Health, sexual and reproductive health, Elimination of maternal to child transmission of HIV/Syphilis , Family planning Programmed along the life course and continuum of care in the country to meet with and offer support to all relevant government departments and institutions in collaboration with all agencies actively involved.
Assist the Ministry of health to plan an effective MNH programmes advocating the integrated approach with PHC development process. World Health Organization goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO Secretariat staff work side by side with governments and other partners to make sure the highest attainable level of health for all people.
World Health Organization National Professional Officer Duties And Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the FRH Cluster Lead and overall supervision of WHO representative, the incumbent will do the following duties:
– Review and analyze national maternal and newborn health policies, strategies, plans and guidelines, programmes and related legislation
Coordinate maternal and newborn health care activities
– Assist and recommend the national maternal and newborn health task force in the development of strategies for maternal and newborn health including Family planning.
– Provide technical assistance in the development of operation plans and tools for MNH and ease the dissemination of maternal and newborn health including family planning strategies, plans and relevant tools.
– Provide technical assistance for the implementation of maternal and newborn health including family planning interventions
– Establish and coördinate effective partnership with key stakeholders and donor agencies involved in maternal and newborn health including family planning
– Assist in promotion and implementation of operations research for maternal and newborn health including family planning
– Participate in monitoring and evaluation of maternal and newborn health including family planning programmer
– Perform any other duties as required for the success of the programme.
Qualifications And Experience
– Medical Degree obtained from a recognized university; and post-graduate degree in Community medicine or Public Health, or obstetrics and Gynaecology or pediatrics and modern training skills would be an advantage.
– Considerable experience in programme planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and supervision at national, state or local government area.
– At least 5 years of practical experience in program management.
Proven competence in documentation of events and evaluation of programmes
– Excellent knowledge of English and a local language-reading, speaking, writing
– Prior experience in maternal, newborn health and sexual and reproductive health is an added advantage
– Good knowledge and ability to use computer software: Spreadsheets, Word, PowerPoint, publisher and EPI Info or SSSP for statistical analysis.
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