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MSH is seeking an Internally Displaced People (IDP) Specialist for a short-term humanitarian response project in DRC.   Conflict in the Kasaï region of central DRC, sparked by a violent local militia uprising that began in August 2016, has caused significant population displacement and substantial disruption to the health system’s ability to deliver essential health services. In Kasaï Central province, host to 77% of the region’s 1.3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), health service readiness was well below the national average even before the present crisis erupted. Ongoing efforts by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and Population Services International (PSI) to strengthen the provincial and health zone-level health system to reliably and equitably deliver essential services, under the current USAID-funded IHPplus and PMI Expansion projects, have been disrupted. In the proposed program, MSH and PSI will support the health system in Kasaï Central in coordinating with humanitarian actors to meet the urgent health needs of IDPs and others directly affected by conflict, while leveraging the ongoing capacity development and service delivery support that they continue to provide through currently programmed activities. We will strengthen outreach to IDPs where they have found refuge, building on established, proven approaches to identify cases, deliver community-based health services, rehabilitate health facilities as needed, develop and strengthen community-to-facility referral systems and networks, ensure that health data collection includes conflict-affected communities and IDP locations, and reach vulnerable populations with evidence-based, gender-sensitive, and context-appropriate social and behavior change communication messages. Working with the humanitarian logistics platform, we will address urgent needs for essential medicines and commodities both in IDP locations and at health facilities. Across all activities, program activities will strengthen the resilience of the DRC health system, build local skills and capabilities, and enable effective program transition.   The program will work in 187 health areas affected by the conflict in 25 health zones in Kasaï Central where the current USAID IHPplus and PMI Expansion projects are operating. MSH and PSI will prioritize support to the 187 health areas where the 928,166 IDPs were reported per MSH’s rapid situational analysis, in collaboration with the DPS management team. Within the 187 health areas, the program will prioritize support to 85 health facilities.   This consultancy will be from October 2017- February 2018. Local candidates are preferred.
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Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Job Locations US-MA-Medford | US-NY
The Integrated Health Project Plus (IHPplus) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a three-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project began in June 2015 and currently ends in June 2018. IHPplus is implemented by MSH and Overseas Strategic Consulting, Ltd., under a subcontract with the Evidence to Action (E2A) Project.   IHPplus has two components--“Services” and “Other Health Systems”-- designed to create better conditions for, and increase the availability and use of, high-impact health services, products, and practices in 126 target health zones in nine health provinces: 1) Kasaï; 2) Kasaï Central; 3) Lomami; 4) Kasaï Oriental; 5) Sankuru; 6) Haut Lomami; 7) Lualaba; 8) Sud Kivu; and 9) Haut Katanga.   The project provides direct support for service delivery and health systems strengthening activities. The service component includes increased use of high impact family planning, maternal, newborn, and child health (FP/MNCH), nutrition, malaria, tuberculosis (TB), water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services and products, and the adoption of healthy practices in targeted health zones.   Please note: - Internship candidates must be full- or part-time students earning university credit for their internship. - This is an unpaid internship and candidates are responsible for their own housing and transportation.
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