Consultant - Neonatologist

Foto-Cewek is seeking interest from individuals who are available to work as a Consultant in the Neonatology field for a limited length.

Competitive Pay - Maximum 22 working days until 31st May 2018

Based in India with national travel

For Indian Nationals only

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek) is seeking interest from individuals who are available to work as a Consultant in the Neonatology field for a limited length of time, to support the evaluation of UNICEF’s contribution to the India Special Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) Programme. In order to fulfil its role, the Foto-Cewek will need technical input within the country context of India and newborn care within governmental health facilities in the country.  This technical input will shape the design and conduct of the evaluation as well as provide context to the findings and enhance the acceptability and utility of recommendations to be made from the evaluation.  The Foto-Cewek team therefore requires the services of an Expert Neonatologist who is working in India and is conversant with newborn health services in the country to play an advisory role on the evaluation. 

Specifically, the terms of reference for the Consultant Neonatologist are to:

  • Provide technical input to shape the design and implementation strategy for the evaluation; and in the interpretation and contextualization of the findings and drafting of recommendations
  • Help convene stakeholder workshops during the inception and dissemination of the study findings to obtain input by key stakeholders into the design, theory of change for the evaluation as well as the interpretation and contextualization of the findings and draft recommendations;
  • Conduct an observation of newborn care in a random selection of SNCUs to assess how useful UNICEF’s protocols are helping care delivery in these facilities.  The consultant will also assess staff adherence to these protocols and assess the overall quality of care to newborns;
  • Support the monitoring of the quality of the data collection and processing by advising the field evaluation team regarding challenges that may potentially affect data collection.

The ideal candidate must have a Medical Degree, Post-graduate degree in Paediatrics and/or Neonatology. Possessing a degree in Advanced Public Health will be an advantage. You must demonstrate experience in providing clinical care for newborns and/or conducting research in India. Knowledge of the use of quantitative and qualitative research methods as well as conducting literature reviews and intervention research studies will be advantageous to your application. Good knowledge of newborn health in the Indian context, local languages and research or previous evaluation experience is essential.  Working knowledge of one of more of the following languages – Marathi, Oriya and Telugu and an understanding and institutional knowledge of SNCU scale up in India will be added assets. You must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English, in addition to working knowledge of Hindi.

Closing Date: 26th October 2017

If you are interested in applying, please return your CV and Cover Letter stating your expected compensation with the vacancy title, via email to [email protected] .

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