Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH) Expert at Navanti Group (6 Openings)

Posted on: Fri 07-06-2024

Navanti provides timely and insightful data and analysis that shapes programming and empowers local voices, bringing their concerns, ideas, and knowledge to a broader audience. Its systems inform high quality interventions in rapidly evolving, conflict affected environments, employing an approach to contextual, nuanced data that uncovers and engages local actors and opportunities in need of support, resources and training – to create sustainable and transformative solutions that impact their communities. Navanti offers near-real time understanding of local dynamics, enabling an anticipatory programmatic capacity that takes advantage of near horizon change.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH) Expert  

Locations: Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Lagos, Borno, Kano and Abuja

Team: USAID/Nigeria Health Population and Nutrition (HPN) Office

Reporting to: Assessment and Evaluation Advisor

Employment Type: Full-Time  

Job Summary

  • Navanti is seeking an RMNCH expert responsible for supporting the team lead in developing context-specific tools for engaging various stakeholders such as women (first-time pregnant women, first-time mothers, postpartum women with infants (under one), partners, and health managers. The RMNCH expert will work with the team leader to conduct interviews, analyze the data, and develop the assessment report
  • The team will use a combination of literature review, secondary analysis of population-based surveys, and qualitative data collection through focus group discussions and in-depth interviews to gather insights to answer the study questions, with a special focus on data from the six states representing the six geopolitical zones


  • The RMNCH expert will be responsible for identifying key stakeholders, developing and reviewing data collection tools based on the objective of the assessment. S/he will be responsible for providing direct technical assistance to the team leader on key strategies to engage targeted stakeholders in conducting the assessment.
  • For the overall management of the assessment. S/he will be the primary person responsible for ensuring a rigorous and high-quality evaluation design, drafting and presenting the report, receiving and incorporating USAID/Nigeria feedback, and developing/submitting the final report to USAID/Nigeria through the MEL Support Activity within the prescribed timeline. The team leader will:
  • Participate in the RA kick-off session with USAID/Nigeria.
  • Support in conducting an initial desk study: gather relevant secondary materials to identify key actors and stakeholders. A summary of these findings will help to better understand the context, identify key stakeholders to be interviewed, and guide the finalization of the design for the assessment including the questions to be explored further during the qualitative assessment.
  • Provides substantive technical input into the development of data collection tools, including survey and interview tools, and methodology for covering target states
  • Support the data collection process, including conducting several KIIs and FGDs with stakeholders including women, health care providers, etc.
  • Support in the presentation of preliminary findings on data collected from stakeholders' engagement and desk review
  • Coordinates closely with other assessment team to ensure quality assessment
  • Support the team lead in writing the draft assessment report with support from the team members, taking into consideration feedback from the Out-brief presentation.
  • Respond to USAID comments on the draft report, incorporate USAID/Nigeria staff comments into the final version of the report, and finalize the report.
  • Present the rapid assessment results to diverse audiences according to USAID standard reporting
  • Work collaboratively with team members throughout design, implementation, analysis, and report writing to complement each other's areas of expertise.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Public Health, Nursing, Medicine, or a related field.
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in the design and implementation of RMNCAH+N programs.
  • Significant experience in working with primary health care facilities and members of Ministries of Health and State Primary Health Care Development Agencies to improve RMNCAH+N outcomes.
  • Strong knowledge of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health issues and best practices.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience working in the health sector with international donor organizations, particularly USAID.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

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