MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience (MIHR) Sudan consultant
CARE International in Sudan

CARE Internationl is an organization driven by its mission to overcome poverty and social injustice. CARE International  in Sudan is part of CARE International, whose vision is to seek a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.  We are known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people. CARE and partners contribute to the empowerment of the most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls to exercise their rights.

 

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 Section/Unit: Program
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum,with potential for in-country travel to South Darfur and South Kordofan
 Duration: 40 days
 Closing Date: 30 April 2021

 
 Background:

The USAID-funded MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience (MIHR) project is led by IMA World Health in partnership with JSI Research & Training, Inc. (JSI), Pathfinder International, CARE, and GOAL. In February 2021, USAID provided a program description for a service delivery intervention focused on increased resilience and preparedness of health systems in Sudan. CARE will be the country lead for the project, which is anticipated to support activities in 1-2 states in the Darfur region.  

 

The project is pending approval from USAID to begin work in March/April 2021 and is now beginning a start-up phase including scoping, work planning and recruitment of staff. The consultant will fill the role of interim Chief of Party (COP) responsible for in-country day-to-day responsibilities during this initial phase to facilitate scoping, work planning, and other start-up activities.

 

Objectives

To provide operational guidance and in-country strategic direction to the MIHR Sudan program during the start-up period.

 



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead MIHR scoping and participate in preparation of the year one work plan in concert with HQ technical, MERL, Finance and Operations, and Country program teams:
    • Work closely with CARE and MIHR colleagues and serve as a primary point of contact for the HQ technical scoping team
    • Meet with relevant stakeholders, including both humanitarian actors and development actors, to understand current situation of programming and priorities to inform MIHR workplan
    • Conduct a document review of the relevant MOH policies and guidelines and supplemental materials provided by USAID
    • Advise the project scoping/work plan team on cultural and operational challenges to MNCH, WASH, supply chain management and health information systems.
    • Draft assigned components of the Year 1 work plan, contribute to staffing models, and budgeting
    • Provide guidance on operating conditions in Sudan, including potential office locations
    • Participate in regular debriefs
    • Serve as a liaison with the Sudan MoH office
    • Serve as an in-country point of contact for USAID/Sudan
  • Support other MIHR program start-up activities, including:
  • Provide overall in-country management and strategic and technical advice
  • Participate in preparation of project activity updates and other project-related communication and reporting materials
  • Oversee in-country recruitment processes and oversee interim onboarding of MIHR team members
  • Ensure programming compliance with USAID rules and regulations

 

Deliverables & Schedule

  • Work planning, timeline to be provided:
    • Summary of interviews documented and sent to MIHR HQ
    • Requested documents, provided as needed
    • Policies and guidelines reviewed, and relevant notes documented
    • Scoping outline submitted
    • Routine calls with MIHR HQ and CARE HQ
    • Draft work plan produced
  • Other start-up activities:
  • A weekly update of progression of activities thus far, any potential changes to the SOW and challenges encountered

 


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Master’s degree in public health, health advocacy or policy, community health, public administration, or other related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Extensive experience working with maternal, newborn, and child health;
  • Experience conducting scoping exercises or landscape analyses
  • Strong skills in conducting key informant interviews with high-level key stakeholders
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic
  • Experience working in Sudan with strong knowledge of the context and landscape
  • Knowledge of USAID and MOH guidelines and policies
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to tight deadlines

 


 

 

 

 



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