Senior Technical Officer

The Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health (CMNH) at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is seeking a Senior Technical Officer in Togo.

Senior Technical Officer  (Ref 240-17)

Competitive Salary

Full Time Fixed Term – Until 31st December 2018

Based in Lome, Togo (with travel to project locations as required)

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, organisations and institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, Foto-Cewek aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

Within Foto-Cewek CMNH is a leading global centre of research excellence, which aims to improve the availability and quality of healthcare for mothers and babies and contribute to a global reduction in maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity.  Due to the recognised success and impact of our work we are now looking to recruit a Senior Technical Officer to form part of our internationally recognised team and help manage the expanding portfolio of work for CMNH.

The Senior Technical Officer (STO) will be responsible for the strategic management and oversight of the implementation and evaluation of CMNH capacity building and technical assistance in EmOC&NC across the countries in which this is implemented as the main, or part, component of the programme.

A key element of the role will be to work in partnership with government and other stakeholders and lead the strategic planning and prioritisation of interventions for MNH, design, and implementation of such programmes. You will lead and provide technical assistance aimed at building capacity of health care providers and the wider health system for MNH. You will also assist with dissemination of output of CMNH via writing of project reports, publications for peer reviewed journals, technical briefs and success stories. 

Ideal candidates will possess MBBS or equivalent relevant degree as well as a Masters in a relevant subject (Public Health). It is also essential that you can demonstrate a working knowledge of African countries with evidence of high quality assessment standards which will be supported in references. You will have demonstrable experience of providing high quality technical assistance, including at national/country level, in maternal and newborn health. 

Closing date for applications; 14th July 2017

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