Area Coordinator for Cash Voucher Assistance Program for Pregnant Mothers
The Philippine Department of Health’s Safe Motherhood Program thru the directions set forth by the Reproductive Health Law raised the standards to improve on the statistics pertaining to Antenatal Care Visits, Percentage of Facility Delivery, Percentage of Heath Professional Assisted Delivery and Post Natal Check Ups. A very strategic initiative to curb down the very high maternal mortality in the country, which is almost 300 per 100,000 based on UNFPA report, higher than most countries in Southeast Asia. Worldwide, the most recent data show that almost 800 women die each day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.
The causes of maternal deaths are hemorrhage, sepsis, obstructed labor, hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and complications of unsafe abortion. These causes are all preventable with proper diagnosis and intervention if only measures such as easy access to emergency obstetric care, increased number of births in health facilities with skilled attendant present during the delivery and universal access to reproductive health services including family planning are assured.
Facility delivery with skilled attendant present is key to reducing maternal mortality in the Philippines were only sixty percent of births are supervised or administered by skilled attendants.
To encourage pregnant women to deliver in health facilities in selected project sites, the United Nations Population FUND (UNFP) and the Philippine Society for Responsible Parenthood, Inc. (PSRP) will scale up the Cash Voucher Assistance Program for pregnant mothers who will access facility-based delivery and skilled birth attendance services in the poorest communities in Manila, Quezon City, Batangas Province and Rizal Province that were hardest hit by COVID-19.
In line with this, PSRP is seeking the services of Area Coordinators to assist in the implementation of Cash Voucher Assistance Program for pregnant mothers.
The project will run from August 20, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
The Area Coordinator shall be responsible for the following:
1. With the assistance from PSRP’s Project Coordinator, coordinate with the Health Officers of the selected project sites in the selection of the pregnant women to be included in the project.
2. Encode the demographic data of each identified pregnant woman into the Monitoring Form provided by PSRP.
3. Follow-up each of the pregnant woman in the list at least once a month through phone calls or text messages and remind them of their prenatal check-ups with the identified birthing facility.
4. Identify the pregnant women in the list who successfully delivered in a birthing facility and verify the information with the facility.
5. Once verified, provide the PSRP Admin with the list of the women who qualified for the cash voucher assistance.
IV. Supervision and Reporting
The Area Coordinator will report directly to the PSRP Project Manager Dr. Nicolas Catindig or his designee.
V. PERIOD OF ENGAGEMENT:
Fixed term Contract from August 20, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
1. Completed any undergraduate degree. Paramedical degree is an advantage.
2. Must have a mobile phone and access to home computer.
3. Basic knowledge of Google sheets and MS Office.
4. Must be able to work under pressure.
5. Able to communicate fluently in Tagalog or English.
If you think you are qualified and willing to take up the challenge to help us attain the project goals, kindly email your resume and application letter to email@example.com and address to:
Nicolas T. Catindig, MD, PHSAE
Philippine Society for Responsible Parenthood, Inc.
Room 402 Doña Felisa Syjuco Building, Remedios St, Manila, Metro Manila
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for the online interview.