Contexte et mission :
Under the overall supervision of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Team Leader, the Child Health Specialist is responsible for ensuring quality implementation and monitoring of the Child Health (CH) activities in the USAID health portfolio. The target group includes newborns, infants, and children under age 5 years, which roughly represents 20% of the DRC population. The Specialist is a senior technical CCN and a key member of the USAID/DRC Health Office responsible for providing leadership and vision; strategic and technical health sector analysis; and guidance and advice on the design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of USAID/DRC Child Health portfolio with special focus on preventable child illnesses and infectious diseases. S/he plays a major role in developing programmatic strategies and approaches, as well as overseeing the management of USAID’s child health activities.
Profil recherché :
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education, experience and language factors are considered NOT qualified for the position. a. Education: Master Degree in Public Health or related field is required. b. Prior Work Experience: At least five years relevant experience in the actual development, implementation and evaluation of international type health activities is required. Familiarity with international institutions and programs that address child health issues is required. Substantial relevant experience in sub-Saharan Africa, specifically DR Congo, is essential. c. Language Proficiency: Fluency in written and spoken English (Level IV) and French is required.