Maternal and Child Health Specialist – Maternity Cover

Locum Maternal and Child Health Specialist – Maternity Cover

Country/Region: Uganda Country Office

Location: Kampala

Organization: Save the Children International

Join us to lead sustainable change for children:

  • Be part of a GLOBAL and DIVERSE technical community
  • Get EXPOSURE in many different contexts
  • Test and scale up INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
  • Influence policies that affect MILLIONS OF CHILDREN


Are you passionate about being an advocate for children? Do you want to use your expertise to bring about lasting change for children and be a part of an inspiring, dynamic global movement?

The Locum Maternal and Child Health Program’s purpose is to facilitate government-led leadership and enhance sustainable multi-sectoral coordination to accelerate gains in nutrition, maternal, new born and child health outcomes.

The Maternal and Child Health Specialist will support the technical director MCH to influence planning, accelerated implementation and quality improvement, maintain technical partnerships, and provide strategic technical support to ensure that evidence is updated, generated, collected and disseminated for effective technical use and policy dialogue.

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Key areas of accountability include:

  • Strategic technical support
  • Technical representation
  • Capacity Building
  • Quality Improvement
  • Evidence and knowledge development and dissemination
  • Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation

To be successful for this role you will bring/have the following:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in medicine, nursing or applied health sciences.
  • A Master’s Degree in Public Health is an added advantage
  • At least 3 years’ experience in similar related programs or projects with a focus on maternal and child health programming, QA/QI and provision of technical support.
  • Must have strong organizational skills and ability to work with diverse teams across the organization
  • Excellent skills in program design, reporting, documentation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in working with external stakeholders with good knowledge of Uganda’s health system and structures
  • Must be a creative individual with strong sense of vision, commitment and priorities
  • Advanced proficiency in computer packages such as Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Excellent analytical (qualitative and quantitative) and communication (written and verbal) skills.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Application closes on 30th June 2022 at midnight Uganda time.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents


Save the Children International is committed to create a truly inclusive, effective and representative organisational culture, encouraging equity and diversity among its employees and eliminating unlawful discrimination. We want our people to be truly representative of all sections of society. Having a diverse profile of employees, different age groups, backgrounds, cultures, disabilities, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientation etc., including a range of different experiences and capabilities helps us understand, represent and serve our beneficiaries better. We are guided by our values in everything we do, and recognise that being a diverse and inclusive employer helps us fulfil our responsibility to make a difference for children around the world.

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