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Maternal Child Health II Fellowship

Date Posted
14th July 2017
Reference
VAC-26355
Sector
Healthcare & Medical
Job Type
Contract
Location
Leogane, Haiti
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti/Kore Timoun aims to improve health and wellness of children under 5 through community based prevention and management of malnutrition in Léogâne, Haïti.

Job Description

Project Development & Management 

  • Identify unmet needs for MCH health in the region
  • Develop projects utilizing evidence based interventions to improve maternal child health
  • Work closely with program staff and monitrices to increase breastfeeding support and access to prenatal care
  • Seek new funding opportunities and strategic partnerships
  • Collect data for monitoring and evaluation

 

Health Promotion 

  • Develop health education materials and curriculum for pregnant and lactating women
  • Provide training to monitrices and community health groups
  • Support on-going activities

 

Benefits for Fellows

  • Gain experience in the field of international public health while working with a community based organization. Learn about interagency collaboration and coordination in the nutrition sector.
  • Receive mentoring and support from executive staff to ensure key objectives and responsibilities are met, as well as personal and professional development.
  • $200 USD/month stipend based on the time commitment outlined above, and 20 annual vacation days plus Haitian holidays.
  • Shared accommodations provided with reliable electricity, water, and wifi (with occasional outages)
  • Meals and housekeeping provided Monday through Friday, with the exception of Haitian holidays.
  • One week Kreyòl language study at the beginning of the fellowship
  • Transportation provided for a monthly Fellows Group Excursion
  • 24 hour security of residence/office.

 

****Fellow is responsible for providing travel to and from Haiti, medical evacuation insurance and health insurance, and any personal expenses that are incurred **

 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Proficient in French and/or Creole. Previous experience in health promotion, program development, and project management. Master’s in public health, international development, or a clinical field preferred.

 

Length of Commitment: 12 months

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