Latest Job at Save the Children for a WASH Consultant – Reduction of Newborn Sepsis Pilot Program
posted : September 22, 2017
Deadline : 11th October 2017
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We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: WASH Consultant – Reduction of Newborn Sepsis Pilot Program
In 2009, an estimated 3 million babies died during the neonatal period (the first 28 days of life). Infections caused approximately 13% of these deaths. Three-quarters of neonatal deaths occur in the first week of life, and more than one-quarter occur in the first 24 hours. In Nigeria, sepsis is one of the three leading causes of neonatal mortality. Nationally, sepsis and other infections account for 16% of neonatal deaths.
USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) in Nigeria is focused on improving the quality of maternal, newborn and child health at facility-level in Kogi and Ebonyi States. In July 2017 MCSP, in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, conducted a study to identify the behavioral barriers and motivators to practicing appropriate hygiene during the highest risk period for both newborn sepsis and puerperal sepsis in mothers, the period from the onset of labor through the first two days of life. With the findings from this study, MCSP aims to develop and pilot a set of WASH activities aimed at improving hygiene practices of health care staff and caregivers from the onset of labor through the first two days of life.
Concurrently, MCSP plan
- Advanced degree in Public Health, International Relations, Clinical Research or other related field
- Experience designing training materials, counseling materials, particularly for health facility staff
- Experience leading trainings: implementation trainings and train-the-trainer trainings
- Experience collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data
- Experience implementing WASH and/or infection prevention activities in health care facilities
- Experience working in maternal health and/or newborn health preferred
- Demonstrated skills in report writing
- Strong communication, analytical and writing skills
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should click the link below to apply