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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Save the children vacancy

Save the Children is a leading, private child-focused non-governmental alliance of 29 member organizations that works in 120 countries throughout the world. Save the Children has worked in Indonesia since 1976 to promote health and nutrition, education, child protection, livelihoods, and emergency preparedness and response. Save the Children has grown enormously in the country and today we operate in 13 provinces across Indonesia. Our program approach now brings long term and sustainable benefits to more Indonesian children and we work to establish effective, self-sustaining approaches to issues related to child protection, health, education, livelihoods, emergency response and disaster risk reduction. Save the Children partners with children, communities, local organizations and the government of Indonesia to transform the lives of Indonesia children and their families. Currently Save the Children has an immediate need for experienced staffs to be part of our EMAS Team and will be based in Java and Sulawesi area.

The Expanding Maternal and Neonatal Services (EMAS) project is a five year USAID-funded project that seeks to reduce maternal and newborn mortality in Indonesia. It will focus on improving the quality of emergency obstetric and newborn care provided by hospitals and puskesmas and on strengthening regional referral systems that transfer sick mothers and newborns between facilities.

The positions we are looking for are:

Maternal Newborn Health (MNH) Clinical Specialist - 5 posts, based in (2)West Java, (2)East Java and (1)South Sulawesi (code: MNHC Spec-WJ/EJ/SS)

The MNH Clinical Specialist, based in West Java and South Sulawesi, reporting to the Provincial Team Leader, will be working closely with provincial staff with oversight by Jakarta-based technical advisors. The MNH Clinical Specialist will provide support and guidance to all EMAS supported clinical activities at the provincial and district levels and will assist with implementation of specific EMAS Project activities including: facility level quality improvement initiatives, on-site mentoring and training, near miss audits and maternal/prenatal death audits, and adaptation of training and mentoring materials as needed. In addition, the MNH Clinical Specialist will work together with provincial and district level EMAS staff to build relationships with regional facility staff, Provincial and District Health Offices, local community organizations and community and professional leaders.

Core Responsibilities:

ü Provide technical support in the area of MNH health at the provincial and district level as directed and consistent with overall EMAS project goals and objectives

ü Ensure national and global best practices are incorporated into EMAS maternal and newborn health strategies and activities at the provincial and district level

ü Assist in the implementation of quality improvement activities including workshops, facility assessments and ongoing monitoring of facility performance

ü Assist in the implementation of facility based clinical governance activities including: Near Miss Audits, Death Audits, Dashboard Indicators, and clinical case reviews.

ü Assist in the identification of EmONC applied training and equipment needs at the facility level

ü Assist in the provision of EmONC competency based training and on-the-job mentoring activities as needed

ü Work with EMAS M & E staff to track relevant clinical data and results

ü Participate in strategic meetings and planning exercises with Provincial and National staff

ü Organize technical assistance visits by EMAS clinical advisory team, EMAS partners and consultants

ü Develop and maintain excellent relationships with colleagues and partners at the Provincial and National level, and participate in team activities as requested

ü Compile technical reports as directed

ü Work with EMAS staff to prepare and track progress of project activities

JOB REQUIREMENTS (Education, Experience and Skills):

· Medical Doctor preferred: Pediatrician, Ob/Gyn or G.P. with MNH experience

· Experience in providing technical oversight to maternal and newborn health programs

· Strong leadership skills as well as technical capacity to support MNH service delivery at the hospital and puskesmas level

· Ability to conduct and monitor effective quality improvement, training and clinical mentoring activities in the hospital and puskesmas setting

· Experience working on NGO projects preferred

· Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team

· Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation communication skills in Bahasa Indonesian and English

· Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and pressure to perform

· Ability to travel to designated districts and facilities within the province as needed

Updated CV and application letter should be sent to

Please fill the "subject" column of the e-mails in this format: code of the position <...> - your name <...>.

Closing date for application is 7 (seven) days after this advertisement or up to 14 January 2012 (Only short-listed candidates will be notified)

All recruitment practices and procedures reflect SC's commitment to protecting children from abuse

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