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Job title : RMNCAEH+N Strategy Review Consultant jobs in Abuja Job Location : Abuja Deadline : August 21, 2022
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Nigeria's estimated 214,392,163 persons made it the most populous black nation in the world. As a third-world country, the burden of maternal, newborn, and child diseases seem to be concentrated in the country with a Maternal Mortality ratio of 512 / 100, 000 live births, Neonatal Mortality of 39 / 1000 live births, and Under-five mortality of 132 / 1000 live births in 2018.
Interventions that can directly reduce these gruesome figures are well known and are already happening but at such a low scale that their impact on the overall RMNCAEH+N indices seems persistently low.
There are lots of good interests with many players both in Government and partners tirelessly working to bend these mortality curves in a favorable direction, but these efforts have not been yielding commensurate results
Two issues that kept recurring as bottlenecks against the change ïdrive' are weak integration and poor coordination. These have resulted in duplication of efforts, disruption of services, distraction at programming & service delivery points, depletion of resources & dissipation of efforts.
The implication is that there are gross wastages and inefficiencies in the system in the face of scarce & dwindling resources
One of the previous efforts at improving integration and coordination is the development of the IMNCH strategy in 2007 which was launched by the then First Lady.
This birthed a series of processes leading to the building of robust partnerships for maternal and child health. In 2017, the strategy was modified based on evolving issues, with efforts to update the strategy although it fell short of being published.
Recently, there has been expansion of the program elements to incorporate all aspects of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child Adolescent, and Elderly Health plus Nutrition (RMNCAEH+N).
In addition, the Coordination approach has been substantially modified so it becomes a Multi-stakeholder Partnership Coordination Platform (MSPCP).
Now that the 2017 strategy has run its course, the time is now ripe for a substantial review of the strategy document to properly articulate the strategic vision for the RMNCAEH+N MSPCP and document how this coordination approach will lead to the actualization of the shared vision
10 years post qualification) Obstetrician & Gynaecologist who has had copious experiences in in-service training packages on Life-Saving Skills (LSS, mLSS, ELSS) and Family Planning (FP technologies, FP logistics management etc).
Should have cognate experience in developing national policies on SRH. Should be an active member of technical working groups on reproductive health at national or subnational levels