Vacancy: Implementation Support Coordinator
Duration of work: 1 year with possible extension
Number of posts: 1
Station: Ziway, Adami Tulu Woreda with frequent travels to Arsi Robe and sites in Adama and Assela
John Snow, Inc/Strengthening Ethiopia’s Urban Health Program is looking for an Implementation Support Coordinator for the Implementation Research Initiative for Accelerating Scale-up of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC). In partnership with Harvard T. H. CHAN School of Public Health and Addis Ababa University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, the KMC research initiative will study the implementation of KMC by gaining an understanding of barriers and potential facilitators, and using data in repeated rapid cycles of model development-implementation-evaluation-refinement until a promising model is found to achieve high coverage of quality KMC. We will work within the existing government health system and the Oromia Regional Health Bureau to implement the models with the goal of providing KMC to 80% or more of the target population of newborns, aiming to reduce mortality associated with preterm birth.
The Implementation Support Coordinator, under the guidance of the Principal Investigator and Program Manager, closely work with Oromia Regional Health Bureau, health facility managers, and health workers to support high quality implementation of KMC in the health facilities and community. S/he will be actively engaged with health facility leadership, facility pediatricians, nurses, midwives, health extension workers and the health development army. This person will also work with the quality improvement mentors to ensure ongoing mentorship within the health system. The Implementation Support Coordinator will be based in Ziway, Adami Tulu woreda with frequent travel to Arsi Robe and sites in Adama and Assela.