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12 Jun 2017

Emergency Health and Nutrition Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Fellow, Somalia

Job Description

Emergency Health and Nutrition Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Fellow- Somalia

Location: Somalia

Division.: International Programs


Save the Children


Save the Children has been implementing a Family Planning and Post-abortion Care (FP PAC) project in Karkaar Region, Puntland, Somalia since 2012 in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. The project is supporting 10 government health facilities to offer life-saving contraceptive and post-abortion care services to crisis affected women to increase the availability of services, prevent unwanted pregnancies, and reduce maternal morbidity and mortality related to complicated abortions.

The project includes a comprehensive community sensitization strategy to educate men, women and youth, work through Community Health Workers, Community Health Committees and other community structures to increase knowledge, acceptance and utilization of facility based services.

The project includes a tailored comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation framework to continuously monitor the project progress through key indicators, Client Exit Interviews, Register Reviews, etc. the framework is currently expanded to capture key information and indicators from the community sensitizations strategy to enable the country office to close monitor activities, participation and outcome.

In addition, Save the Children is currently conducting research to test the feasibility and effectiveness of the newly developed Newborn Health in Humanitarian Settings field guide at four health centers in Bosaso, Puntland. Following the baseline assessment in late 2016 the research will continue with a 6 month intervention period providing newborn care through trained health workers. The end-line assessment is planned for early 2018.

The Reproductive Health Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E) Fellow will support the Puntland team to accomplish specific RM&E tasks for the Family Planning and Post-abortion Care (FP PAC) project in Karkaar Region. Additionally, the fellow will offer support to ensure quality data collection for the NB research during its intervention period. The fellow will report to the Health Program Manager in Garowe and receive support from the monitoring and evaluation team at Save US.

Responsibilities and Deliverables

Conduct a mixed-methods operational research project, using qualitative focus group discussions and a register review, to better understand who is receiving FP and PAC services and what the facilitators and barriers are for women in Somalia to access reproductive health services. A final report with key findings and clear program recommendations will be completed (50%).

Create a clear SOP for the health team to routinely use FP PAC service delivery data and community sensitization data for decision-making (15%).

Monitor and clean newborn outcome data on a weekly basis and conduct a mid-line analysis of outcome data during the intervention period, with a report discussing preliminary findings (20%).

Develop an organized system to monitor and report on the consumption of newborn health related medicines at the facility-level (15%).


Currently enrolled or a recent graduate with a Master’s in Public Health or related degree
Skills in tool development, research design, data collection, and data analysis
Experience with health program monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, and research are essential
Proven interest in reproductive health and research in humanitarian settings
Prior experience living and working in an emergency or development context
Ability to be in Somalia for 4 months (July 2017 to October 2017)
Fluent English and strong written communication and report writing skills
Possess strong written skills, solid interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team.
Proficient in Microsoft Office.
Eligible to work in the U.S.
Please attach resume and cover letter to your application.
Classification: Fellow

Location: Somalia Hours/week: 40 Partial Funding available Dates: July to October 2017

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