About Last Mile Health
Last Mile Health (LMH) saves lives in the world's most remote communities by partnering with governments to bring critical primary care services to the doorsteps of people living in the last mile. Last Mile Health is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization with offices in Liberia, Boston and New York. For more information, visit www.lastmilehealth.org.
Last Mile Health (LMH) partners with the Liberian Ministry of Health to directly recruit, train, equip, manage and pay community health workers and clinic-based nurse supervisors in three counties of Southeastern Liberia. Activities already planned under the National Community Health Assistant (CHA) Program related to routine household visits, nutritional screening for sick children, counseling on exclusive breastfeeding and maternal nutrition could be complemented and extended by having the community health platform play a greater role in essential and supportive nutrition activities. Last Mile Health is committed to working with its local ministry partners to achieve a reduction in stunting and wasting through increased quality of current nutrition related activities and through the expansion of essential nutrition actions for maternal and child health.
The Consultant will provide senior leadership and technical assistance to LMH’s Liberia team, guiding the design, implementation and quality assurance of nutrition aspects of current programming, as well as future innovations and scale. The Consultant will support the Programs team in using evidence to develop a more comprehensive nutrition strategy including facility and community-level interventions improved nutritional outcomes for children under five.
When applying to this position, please be sure to note your proposed rate for the consultancy in your letter of interest/cover letter.
What You'll Do
Activity I. Program Strategy & Design
Activity II. Capacity Building and Quality Assurance
Activity III. Assessment, Evaluation, & Learning
PROJECT TIMELINE & EFFORT
Commitment - Average of 4 - 5 hours per week (or 20 hours per month), plus for the 6 weeks of travel time
Start Date - ASAP
Duration - One year
Location - Primarily remote from anywhere in the world with travel to Liberia (2 trips, 3 weeks each). First trip to focus on survey design and second trip focused on strategy and monitoring design.
Reports to - Liberia Program Director
Expenses - LMH will directly finance and organize travel, lodging, and transportation for two 3-week trips to Liberia
OVERVIEW OF DELIVERABLES
Note: Deadlines are illustrative and subject to change based actual start date.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at LMH. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.