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This placement includes but is not limited to the following objectives:
Improve the quality of Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) services in the region by strengthening the capacity of midwives, health care workers, community health workers and establishment of systems and referral mechanisms essential for maternal and new born care both at faculty and community level.
Support the roll-out of the national Nursing and Midwifery Curriculum by coaching tutors in the implementation and advising on additional adolescent friendly service provision and early essential newborn care.
Provide technical capacity building support to health workers in conducting ultrasound scans of pregnant women and provide day to day support at health facility, planning and organising outreach MNH services with the help of health care workers and DHMTs (applicable for Sierra Leone)
Skills, qualifications and experience
Registered Midwife- Fully accredited by the relevant professional body.
At least 5 years' experience as a midwife in hospital setting.
Experience in mentoring/training of nurses, students at a maternity and Pediatric Department of any hospital/clinic.
Experience of working in Gynecology/Obstetrics and neonatal intensive care unit.
Current knowledge in the field of maternal and child health, including some or all of the following: infection, prevention, antenatal care, family planning, PMTCT, essential and emergency maternal and newborn care.
Solid communication, presentation and writing skills.
Demonstrated self-management (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability)
Teamwork, with the ability to work collaboratively in diverse multi-cultural groups. Ability to work in an institutional environment, - hospital and health facility settings - as well as in the community setting
Effective communications skills (report writing, verbal and written)
Fluency in Swahili and English languages and ability to communicate with different stakeholders on different levels within organisations.)
Masters of Science in Midwifery
Additional specialization in areas like neonatal care
Basic computer skills
Previous developing country work experience
- Experience of community engagement approaches
Experience of community to faculty referral mechanism
Interest/experience in social and gender inclusion; social accountability
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