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Maternal Newborn and Child Health Technical Advisor

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For over 35 years in 100 countries, we’ve partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they’re needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work.



KG 546 Street 1

P.O.Box 6639-Kigali

Tel.: + (250) 738795924

Kacyiru, Kigali

Job Opportunity:  Maternal Newborn and Child Health Technical Advisor

Why Choose IntraHealth

At IntraHealth, we are a global team of creative, committed humanitarians on a mission. We are advocates, technologists, health workers, and communicators. Program officers, finance experts, and technical leaders. We are passionate and diverse. And we’re united in our belief that everyone everywhere should have the health care they need to thrive. That’s why we work every day to improve the performance of health workers around the world and strengthen the systems in which they work.

For almost 40 years in over 100 countries, IntraHealth has partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they’re needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work. Our programs are designed with a deep understanding of and appreciation for the context of human rights, gender equality and discrimination, economic empowerment, and changing populations. And the longstanding relationships we have built with government agencies, private-sector partners, and members of civil society make our efforts stronger and more effective.  Join us and together we can make lasting changes in global health—for all of us.

The USAID Ingobyi Activity is a five-year cooperative agreement to improve the quality of reproductive, Maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) and malaria services, in a sustainable manner with the goal of reducing neonatal, child, and maternal mortality in Rwanda. The Ingobyi Activity builds upon the tremendous gains Rwanda has made in the health sector as well as previous USAID investments in the health sector to provide a healthier, more productive future for all Rwandans. Ingobyi works to improve the availability, quality, and utilization of RMNCH and malaria services with resilience and sustainability.


The MNCH Technical Advisor will work as an integral part of Ingobyi Activity’s MNCH team at the same time as part of MCCH-RBC team. The MNCH Technical Advisor will report primarily to MCCH Division Manager - RBC and secondly to Sr. RMNCH Specialist of IntraHealth – Ingobyi Activity.  Through a five-year grant from USAID, Ingobyi is a consortium project led by IntraHealth International. This project collaborates with the Rwanda Ministry of Health to reduce preventable infant and maternal deaths, reduce the incidence of malaria, and bring high-quality, integrated health services to more Rwandan mothers, children, and adolescents. The MNCH Technical Advisor will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health/RBC for all matters pertaining to Maternal and Child Health to ensure the implementation of high-quality MNCH services at the facility and community levels. He will be based on daily basis at RBC and will report to Ingobyi Activity office at least four days within a month for program planning and reporting with the rest of the team under Ingobyi Activity.


In collaboration with MOH/RBC/MCCH Division staff and Ingobyi Activity MNCH Team,

  • Review, develop and prepare project training around MNCH.
  • Participate in all Ingobyi Activity operations research and monitoring and evaluation activities conducted by Ingobyi Activity and Rwanda Ministry of Health/RBC/MCCH Division.
  • Seeking out and using available MCH data to inform strategic and implementation decisions.
  • Seek out innovative approaches to address the MNCH challenges faced in Rwanda and share all new information and insights with Ingobyi Activity colleagues, supervisor, and project management.
  • Represent the Ingobyi Activity at Ministry of Health and other MNCH technical meetings related to areas of responsibility and alert supervisor and project management about any upcoming meetings of importance to the project
  • Support the Rwanda Ministry of Health/RBC/MCCH Division to implement new deaths audit approaches and to monitor existing maternal, neonatal and under five deaths audit programs at health facility and community level (verbal autopsy)
  • Develop, review, and adapt maternal, neonatal and child deaths audit tools
  • Conduct analysis and produce reports on maternal, neonatal, and child deaths audit at health facility and community levels.
  • Support Rwanda Ministry of health/RBC/MCCH Division to move from Maternal Death Surveillance and Response (MDSR) to Maternal, Perinatal Death Surveillance, and Response (MPDSR)
  • Support the MOH/RBC/MCCH Division to review the vital registration system components and how data is collected
  • Participate in evaluations of maternal, neonatal, and child deaths audit programs and to follow implementation of recommendation from those evaluations.
  • Alert supervisor and Project management of all issues and problems that have the potential to undermine project success.


  • A Medical Doctor with Advanced Degree in Medicine or Public Health is required
  • A valid Registration Certificate from Doctors’ National Council.
  • At least 8 years’ experience implementing RMNCH Programs
  • At least 5 years’ experience in conducting MNCH Death Audit at the central or district level
  • Qualification as a “master trainer”; experience training health workers on clinical aspects of MNCH Death Audit.
  • Experience building capacity at individual and organizational levels
  • Skilled in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery programs, in-service training, pre-service education, quality improvement, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Ability to liaise with senior MOH and RBC officials and dignitaries, executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, the for-profit business community, and senior members of the donor community
  • Demonstrated understanding of Rwandan healthcare system, in-country work experience preferred
  • Familiarity with USAID or other USG administrative, management, and reporting procedures/systems
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of technical experts and fostering teamwork
  • Ability to coach, mentor, and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentations skills in English; working knowledge of French and Kinyarwanda is preferred
  • Strong skills in word processing and Excel spread sheets
  • Ability to travel both nationally (frequently) and internationally.


Managing Performance: Ability to plan and design practices, processes, and procedures that allow for effective management of people, resources, and processes to optimize overall organizational performance. Managing for performance includes the ability to delegate and encourage growth and leadership across the team(s) as part of maximizing performance and productivity.

Strategic Thinking: Applies organizational knowledge to identify and maintain focus on key success factors for IntraHealth while recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational challenges. Ability to develop organization- and industry-specific expertise and apply sound decision-making processes to reach productive resolutions that translates strategy into actionable business plans.

Effective Communication (Oral & Written): Understands effective communication concepts, tools, and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors

Risk Management: Knowledge of processes, tools, and techniques for assessing and controlling the organization's exposure to risks of various kinds; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

Innovation: Develops new, better or significantly different ideas, methods, solutions, or initiatives within assigned role that result in improvement of IntraHealth’ s performance and meeting objectives, results and global commitments.

Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for all work activities, research, and personal actions and decisions; follows through on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest impact on meeting measurable high-quality results for IntraHealth’ s success. Exercises ethical practices, respectful words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of others in all activities.


IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package.  We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.

IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.  This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.


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Please apply by October 31, 2021. Shortlisting and interviews will be done on rolling basis until the position is filled. Only applicants fulfilling the above requirements will be contacted. If you do not hear from us within two weeks from the submission, consider your application unsuccessful