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The Safe Motherhood Program is currently hiring for the Lusaka
Coordinator position. The successful candidate will be based in Lusaka, Zambia and will work on a Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial (CRCT) for the Non-pneumatic Anti Shock Garment (NASG).  Candidates can apply directly online through the UCSF Careers page. Deadline to apply is May 31st, 2011!

See below for more info on the position.

Job Title: Lusaka Coordinator

Job Code and Payroll Title:  7234 ANALYST I

Req Number: 35590BR

Position Start Date: July 15, 2011

Job Summary: The Lusaka Coordinator is responsible for data management,
reporting, site administration and project support on a Cluster
Randomized Clinical Trial (CRCT) for the Non-pneumatic Anti Shock
Garment (NASG). The study, supported by NIH/NICHD and the Bill and
Melinda Gates Foundation
, is to demonstrate if the NASG saves the lives
of women hemorrhaging in childbirth. The candidate will be required to
live full time in Lusaka, Zambia. Duties include providing research,
administrative and logistical support to the study. Duties would include
all forms of clinical trial coordination for this hospital and clinic
based study, including data form review for completeness and accuracy,
case tracking, logistics and supplies, training coordinators and data
collector/clinicians on clinical and study protocol adherence,
completion of protocol violation and adverse event documentation,
administrative oversight and mentoring and supervising student interns
(medical, nursing, midwifery, and public health students).

The Lusaka Study Coordinator will serve as part of the Safe Motherhood
Team of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Department of
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF
; will serve as
the local liaison between the NASG studies in Lusaka, Zambia and the
investigators and project staff at UCSF; will serve as the
administrative and research team leader for Lusaka, collaborate with the
UCSF Copperbelt, Zambia Coordinator as a peer, and will report directly
to Elizabeth Butrick, the NASG Study Director in San Francisco. Willing
to commit for at least 6 months, with a possible extension depending on
the availability of funds.

Required Qualifications: BA/BS with a major in a related field and one
year of experience in administrative analysis or operations research; or
an equivalent combination of education and experience; at least three
months of experience in a developing country; excellent attention to
detail, good organizational skills; competent in EXCEL; proficient in
Word, Internet; problem Solving Skills.

Preferred Qualifications: MPH or master’s in related field; experience
with research; ability to train, mentor and guide others; experience
with data management systems; knowledge of maternal health issues;
experience in Africa.

Note: Fingerprinting and background check required.

Note: Position to end six months from the date of hire, with the
possibility to be extended.

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I was recently selected as a Clinton Fellow in maternal health with the American India Foundation which means I will be moving to India in September to work on the ground on a maternal and neonatal health project! This also means that my position with the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth will be open as of September.*

So…if you have a background in public health, gender studies, or a related field, are interested in using web-based communications tools, and are passionate about improving global maternal health–take a look at this job at the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth in New York City!

Job Summary:

“The Knowledge Management (KM) unit of the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) requires a highly motivated KM Assistant to help coordinate and implement the MHTF KM strategy and tactics. The KM Assistant will work closely with the KM Specialist in making its online knowledge portal robust, relevant, engaging, and user-friendly. The KM Assistant will proactively identify ways to engage current members and expand our audience.  This position provides a unique opportunity for those who are interested in how technology can help advance MDG5 goals.”

For more information about the job and to apply, click here.

Please feel free to contact me with questions about the position.

*While, I will be leaving my position with the Maternal Health Task Force, I will continue to maintain Maternal Mortality Daily throughout my fellowship in India—in fact, I have  exciting plans for adding new features to the blog over the next few months so stay tuned!

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Immpact is looking for a researcher to conduct a scientific literature review of the quality of international maternal health care—and prepare proposals/implementation of formative research studies to improve quality of maternal health services in developing countries.

Immpact

Screenshot from Immpact website.

About Immpact and their current research activities

Immpact is a research unit at the University of Aberdeen with a focus on knowledge generation, knowledge management and knowledge transfer dedicated to reducing maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity in developing countries. This is a global research initiative whose aim is to promote better health and is closely linked with global efforts to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals for 2015, especially those related to maternal mortality reduction.

Immpact has recently been awarded funding by the Norwegian Government to conduct multiple research activities related to improving the quality of maternal care in developing countries, including systematic literature reviews, formative research and developing a large-scale international field trial testing package of quality of delivery care interventions including birth kits.    The current focus of the research project is India and a few selected African countries.

This initiative will contribute to the better conceptual understanding of quality of care available via maternal health services and will generate evidence on the means improving maternal care in the context of developing countries.

The study will improve the quality of delivery care and strengthen health systems, and thus impact upon maternal mortality. The key potential outputs will be:

  • Scientific literature reviews to describe status of quality of maternal care and to identify the effective health systems interventions in developing countries.
  • Prioritisation and pre-testing of promising targeted interventions through series of formative research activities
  • Robust evaluation of the quality of a delivery care intervention package in target developing countries”

Download the full job description here.

See the online posting here.

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Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) at EngenderHealth

About the MHTF

The Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) at EngenderHealth contributes to shaping collective efforts to improve maternal health worldwide. Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and initiated in late 2008, the Task Force serves as a catalyst to address one of the most neglected areas in global health. Recognizing that real progress requires better coordination and increased global attention, the Maternal Health Task Force brings together existing maternal health expertise and engages new organizations to facilitate global coordination of maternal health programs around three thematic areas: Research and evidence, Programs and evaluation, and Advocacy and policy.

About the position

The Sr. Program Assistant’s responsibilities, include, but not are limited to, the following:

1)      Financial Tracking, Reporting, and Forecasting.

2)      Documentation Management.

3)      Technical meetings- Provide logistical and administrative support for the preparation of workshops and conferences. This includes coordinating mailing of invitations, materials, advising participants and staff of deadlines, coordinating with travel agent regarding flight arrangements for participants and processing expense claims.

4)      Consultants – Coordinate with Grants Management, HR, Facilities, and IS personnel to hire consultants. Provide consultants with copies of necessary resource materials to complete writing assignments. Ensure that consultants submit invoices in a timely manner. Review invoices, and prepare disbursement voucher.

5)      Processing, tracking and financial oversight of project sub-awards.

6)      Conference Planning- research, steering committee meeting support, application review, administrative and logistical support for preparation.

Click here to read the full description with requirements—and to apply.

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EngenderHealth

Job Description

“Maternal Health is one of EngenderHealth’s key Global Practice Areas. EngenderHealth Maternal Health programs include activities: essential obstetric care, management of abortion complications, management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, fistula care, and prevention of unplanned and unwanted pregnancies.

The Senior Technical Advisor for Maternal Health, under the supervision of the Global Practice Leader for Maternal Health, will be responsible for providing technical assistance to EngenderHealth’s global and country programs and projects and ensuring the medical quality of those programs. In addition, the Senior Technical Advisor will be responsible for updating clinical skills and knowledge of EngenderHealth staff in areas of maternal health, including quality assurance approaches and tools related to these areas.

The Senior Technical Advisor for Maternal Health will also work in close collaboration with the Global Practice teams for Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, Gender and MAP, and Youth and also with the Senior Technical Advisor for Quality Assurance, Integrations, Training and Learning, and Community Engagement to ensure that aspects related to these areas are integrated into the design of maternal health programs and projects.”

For more information including a description of the position responsibilities and requirements—and to apply, click here.

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