Corus International
  • Business Development
  • YEM
  • Regular Full -Time
  • MiddleEast

Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MNCAH) and Nutrition Lead - Yemen Mission Round of Momentum APS

IMA World Health, a subsidiary of Corus International, is seeking highly motivated individuals for the Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MNCAH) and Nutrition Lead for the upcoming USAID-funded Yemen Mission Round of Momentum (Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health) APS. The project is expected to improve health maternal, newborn and child health outcomes in over 20 districts in Yemen. This will be accomplished through focusing USG assistance on improved access, utilization and quality of high impact Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) services in selected governorates.

Corus International was formed through the strategic merger of IMA World Health (operating as a public health organization since 1960), and Lutheran World Relief (operating as a livelihoods organization since 1945), and today includes the smaller entities of Charlie Goldsmith Associates, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Coffee. Corus International works in over 20 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, with a primary focus on health, livelihoods, and emergency response.

Today, IMA offers extensive expertise in managing and implementing highly successful and complex donor-funded programs in nutrition, maternal and child health, health systems strengthening (HSS), malaria, HIV/AIDS, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). IMA has managed an average of $100 million annually over the last four fiscal years, through grants and contracts from FCDO, USAID, BHA, CDC, World Bank, the Global Fund, UNDP, MCC, and private donors.

Based in Aden, the Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MNCAH) and Nutrition Lead will provide overall technical leadership, strategic support and operational oversight for the project in the areas of MNCAH and nutrition. S/he will provide vision and leadership for country-led scale up of effective, integrated and sustainable interventions.

The MNCAH and Nutrition Lead will be based in Aden. Actual hiring is contingent upon successful agreement award and USAID approval. Yemeni nationals and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Duties:

  • Implementation of MNCAH and nutrition activities, including coordination of technical assistance from international and national experts
  • Provide technical leadership to increase access, use, quality, and integration of MNCAH and nutrition services
  • Raise community awareness and engagement in the identification and adoption of healthy eating practices using diversified, nutrient dense, nutritionally adequate foods, including engagement of local leaders and influential groups to promote positive nutrition-sensitive behaviors
  • Provide leadership, management, and technical assistance in the development and use of technical policies and guidelines related to the improvement of MNCAH and nutrition
  • Provide strategic and technical support to the Ministry of Public Health and Population in policy development and maternal health interventions
  • Identify and implement appropriate strategies to address service delivery gaps
  • Lead the formulation of innovative approaches for scale up of targeted services in fragile and complex settings
  • Monitor MNCAH and nutrition activities based on the monitoring and evaluation framework and assess whether the expected results were obtained
  • Provide regular reports to the DCOP and the programmatic and technical personnel, including successes, challenges, and lessons learned
  • Work closely with partners to plan activities and respond to requests to support local partners and USAID. Liaise with other organizations and projects working in MNCAH and nutrition
  • Promote and support the development and sharing of best practices and lessons learned with key stakeholders (MOH, technical and financial partners, and other employees)

The position requires a competent and experienced person with the following attributes:

  • Master's Degree or higher in public health, nutrition, or a closely related field is required; a medical doctor is strongly preferred
  • Minimum ten (10) years' experience in international health programming, including at least five (5) years' experience in senior-level clinical/technical positions and experience designing, implementing, teaching, and/or managing integrated MNCAH and nutrition services at facility and community level, and public or private sectors, with at least five (5) years doing so in countries with fragile settings such as Yemen
  • Experience with behavior change communications strategies and activities to improve MNCAH and nutrition outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to work in concert with team, partner organizations, and key government stakeholders to achieve results; experience in partnership building especially with the Government of Yemen, USAID, NGOs and private sector a plus.
  • Proven technical knowledge in MNCAH and nutrition, including familiarity with project indicators, quantitative and qualitative data to monitor overall project performance.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (including in making presentations); high degree of political savvy in interacting with senior government and civil society stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, team management, leadership, and decision-making skills, including the ability to communicate across cultures effectively and respectfully.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Arabic.

IMA/Corus International prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by U.S. or International law.




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