Momentum Country and Global Leadership (MCGL, formerly called Momentum 2A) is a global project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide targeted MNCH/FP/RH technical and capacity development assistance to countries to facilitate countries’ journeys to self-reliance. MCGL aims to contribute to global technical leadership and learning for achievement of global MNCH/FP/RH goals through support to globally endorsed MNCH/FP/RH initiatives, strategies, frameworks, guidelines, and action plans.
In Sierra Leone, given the persistently high rate of maternal, newborn, child mortality and the lessons learned from the impact of Ebola on health services, there is a need to pivot certain approaches and bring a greater focus on using data to better target improvement efforts. Although RMNCH/A health has been articulated as a key national priority for Sierra Leone with the launch of the Free Healthcare Initiative in 2010, progress has been slow. In Sierra Leone, the MCGL project is led by JPHIEGO, but operationally managed by Save the Children.
The Project Coordinator will provide overall leadership and coordination of the project in Sierra Leone, ensuring high quality delivery of RMNCH/A health services. The Project Coordinator will oversee the operational component of the project, including budget, human resources, implementation, monitoring, and learning. S/he reports to the Director of Programme Operations, and works in close collaboration with all other Save the Children departments and programmes in Sierra Leone, as well as with all other consortium partners and technical teams under the MCGL project in Sierra Leone.
Undergraduate degree in health, public health, or related; or professional training in the health sector
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