ABH Partners P.L.C Technical Assistance on Facility Based Newborn Health Jobs in Ethiopia

ABH Partners P.L.C Technical Assistance on Facility Based Newborn Health Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description


  • To guide and facilitate FMOH and UNICEF planning for facility-based newborn health for small and sick newborns and technically shape the new SLL project that is implemented by Addis Ababa University through funding from GFF


  • To drive commitment and spearhead action planning for the care of small and sick newborns in Ethiopia.

    Scope of Work

  • The Consultant will support the FMOH and UNICEF through a collaborative, concrete strategic action planning exercise with RHB, hospitals, partners (including ENN/VON, EPS, IHI, Transform, AAU, and others).

  • He/she will influence stakeholder involvement and commitment and provide technical guidance to the development and planning of the SLL project with the five academic partners, RHBs and FMOH so that outcomes, outputs, activities, and M&E plans are both effective, logical, and practical, fitting into the broader FMOH plans.

  • Finally, the consultant will support resource mobilization in this area for UNICEF and the government, informing UNICEF's approach to this area for the next three to five years.

    Specific Tasks

  • Provide technical input and guidance to AAU and partners proposed project design and work plan for the SLL project

  • Provide technical leadership within consultations with FMOH, UNICEF, and SLL partners to shape SLL project design, including the M&E plan, and support start-up and implementation in light of COVID-19 and in accordance with global best practices

  • Provide rationale and recommendations for UNICEF role in improving the care of small and sick newborns for next 3-5 years, including written content for resource mobilization

  • Review existing and strategies under development (including the Newborn and Child Survival Strategy), plans, standards for facility-based newborn care to gather an up to date understanding of what exists and provide technical input.

  • Assist in linking with FMOH to convene (in person or remotely) the technical committee for facility-based newborn care/ care of small and sick

  • Contribute to the development of an approach with FMOH, UNICEF and partners to action planning in this area, including linkage to the new Newborn and Child Survival Strategy

  • Support FMOH in facilitating action planning with RHBs, hospitals, and partners

  • Advocate for and provide guidance for FMOH in budgeting for small and sick newborns interventions


    •The approach should be participatory and scientific in nature, based on the convening of national experts and local ownership, as well as global best practices

    •The process should be innovative taking into consideration the COVID 19 situation in Ethiopia.

    •The award will be competitive based on the submission that best meets the requirements stipulated, considering past experience, technical expertise, and track record in newborn care and research.

    Reporting and supervision

  • The TA will be directly recruited by ABH and will report to UNICEF's Health specialist, Health section (MNCH lead).

  • He/she will be in frequent contact (dotted line reporting) to the Child Health Lead at FMOH.

    Payment Modality and Schedule

  • The fees for this contract shall be paid based on deliverables

    Contract period

  • 6 months

    Job Requirements

    •Advanced/expert knowledge on newborn care, including advanced care of small and sick newborns and maternal and newborn health more broadly

    •Advanced (Masters or Ph.D.) required; medical degree beneficial

    •Experience working in the Ethiopian health system for over 15 years

    •Ability to apply participatory methodologies; established relationships and reputation

    •Proactive, creative problem solver, adaptable

    •Fulfillment of legal status, tax requirements, etc

    Core Competencies

    To be successful, the candidate should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

    •Communication (level III)

  • Working with People (level III)

    •Drive for results (level III)

    •Relating and networking (level I)

    •Applying technical expertise (level III)

    •Creating and innovating (level II)

    How to Apply

  • Qualified and interested applicants who fulfill the above requirements can submit their CV along with application letter through jobs@abhpartners.com by stating the position you are applying on the subject email

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