Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) Specialist
Save the Children
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Nepal and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis - transforming their lives and the future we share. Save the Children invites applications from the interested and eligible candidates, who are reliable, accountable, have the ability to deliver results with the highest level of integrity and who value diversity, for the following position(s):

Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) Specialist

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TEAM/PROGRAMME: Saving New-Born Lives III

Type of Contract: Fixed term till September 2017

LOCATION: Kathmandu

CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

The MNH Specialist is responsible for providing technical support to activities related to Maternal and New-born Health in Nepal through the SNL III phase Nepal. S/he will work in close coordination with other technical staff of SNL and Health and Nutrition Team of SCI to ensure effective implementation of SNL III project goals.S/he will play a vital role in advocating for maternal and new-born health and supporting development of new-born (and related maternal) health programs within the Family Health Division and Child Health Division.S/he will provide technical supportrelated to testing and advocacy fornew-born health interventions and will ensure institutionalisation of maternal and new-born health within the Department of HealthServices and also within SCI. S/he will work with government and partners to advocate improving the quality of services at different levels of health care for maternal and new-born health and advocate for adoption and scale of proven newer approaches and interventions. 


  • Provide technical support to the FHD and CHD in maternal and new-born health.
  • Provide technical input in design, implementation and monitoring of MNH interventions based at health facility level and community level.
  • Build capacity of health facility-based staff on clinical areas related to MNH.
  • Work with government and partners to advocate improving the quality of services at different levels of health care for maternal and new-born. 
  • Provide technical input in the revision of new-born training packages, preparation of quality standards and guidelines for strengthening of community and facility level maternal and new-born health programs that are undertaken by the government.
  • Provide technical input in development and revision of MNH policies, strategies, guidelines and actions and ensure that they are effectively implemented. 
  • Advocate for strengthening the quality of referrals at different levels of health care.
  • Lead approaches and innovations such as community care of small new-borns, self-practice of NB resuscitation, etc. that are currently being tested, and travel to the field as and when necessary.
  • Provide technical support to CHD and FHD for effective implementation of innovative approaches for maternal and new-born health.
  • On behalf of SNL provide technical leadership in effective coverage and impact at scale of various interventions prioritized by SNL in Nepal. This entails coordination with various government and non-government institutions and other partners. Advocate for scale-up proven interventions and approaches.
  • Ensure institutionalization of MNH within Department of Health Services and other institutions.
  • Design and support assessment/studies on innovative approaches including other MNH interventions working closely with MEAR Specialist.
  • Attend regular TWG and Stakeholder meetings in national forums for sharing success, lessons learnt and challenges in maternal and new-born programs implemented by SNL III for consistent uptake.
  • Assist in developing annual work plan and budget for SNL 3.
  • Documentation, writing reports and technical briefs, developing dissemination and advocacy strategies, and contribute to communications and KM efforts.
  • Provide technical inputs to the KM coordinator for documentation and knowledge management related to maternal and new-born health programs in Nepal.
  • Work closely with Manager- Technical and Quality, and maintain productive and consistent communication with SNL staff to keep them fully updated on progress.



  • MBBS from a reputed institute/ university.
  • MPH degree is desirable.


  • 7 years* (5 years for GSI group*) of responsible, professional level experience indesign, implementation and monitoring of facility and community based maternal and new-born health interventions.
  • Experience of working with government system.

"Qualified candidates from minorities, indigenous groups, women and people with disabilities from local level are highly encouraged to apply"

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