Director of Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health At Partners In Health (PIH)




Job Title: Director of Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health
Reports to: Head of Clinical Services Division
Location: Cross-site level with main location being Kirehe
General Responsibilities:
The Director of Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCAH) programming at Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (PIH/IMB). The Director of Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health will provide technical leadership across maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health activities and work in close collaboration with the central Ministry of Health (MOH) and Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) to ensure PIH/IMB’s work advances the vision for high-quality maternal, newborn, and child health services.
Specific Tasks:
1. Strategic Leadership
  • Provide technical leadership for the development annual work plans and new programs in alignment with MOH and IMB strategic priorities
  • Ensure timely and effective implementation RMNCAH program activities, with close attention to quality of execution and program impact
  • Develop tools, protocols, training curricula or other resources as required for the quality implementation of RMNCAH program activities
  • Work closely with IMB district leadership, health care providers, local authorities, community members and IMB team members to identify clinical, community-based service delivery issues that impede access to care and identify appropriate facility- and community-based strategies to address RMNCAH service delivery gaps
2. Program Management and Administration
  • Responsible for budget planning, execution and reporting for RMNCH activities
  • Determine staffing plans to achieve program goals and objectives and participate in hiring decisions for new program staff
  • Create and support a high performing culture among team members that is aligned with being a learning environment.
  • Manage and support the development of the RMNCAH program team, including district-based staff, mentors, and visiting clinicians
3. Partnership development and management
  • Work closely with MOH and RBC at central level to ensure close collaboration, regular communication and joint planning
  • Participation in relevant Ministry technical working groups
  • Represent IMB’s RMNCAH activities with external partners and donors
  • Maintain relationships with existing and identify new strategic partners, locally and internationally, to advance the RMNCAH agenda
  • Create development proposals and submit for funding from a variety of sources (i.e. grants, foundations, donors, contracts).
4. Evaluation and Research
  • Manage program implementation tracking tools for internal program management/issue tracking and external donor reporting as well as M&E plan execution
  • Ensure regular monitoring of data and feedback loops for data-driven decision making in RMNCAH
  • Research administration including oversight of relevant research and ethics committee approvals
  • Lead operational research agenda in RMNCAH and drive forward implementation and dissemination through local and international presentations, conferences, journal manuscripts
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience managing and implementing public health programs in a low-resource setting
  • Master’s degree in health-related field required
  • Demonstrated competency in the field of RMNCAH
  • Clinical background with demonstrated expertise in RMNCAH strongly preferred (i.e., nurse, midwife, medical doctor)
  • Ability to assess priorities and manage a variety of competing priorities in a time-sensitive environment and to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, as demonstrated by personal cover letter and interview
  • Outstanding mentoring, teaching and leadership skills
  • Willing to be based in a rural community, with regular travel across Rwanda
  • Understands and upholds principles of equity and social justice and able to exhibit humility, respect and team spirit
  • Fluent in oral and written English. Kinyarwanda and French fluency preferred.
  • Ability to work and live in rural settings.
  • Ability to live PIH/IMB values: Ubumuntu, Ubupfura, Ubwubahane, Ubunyangamugayo, Ubufatanye, Agaciro, Kugira ishyaka.


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