Volunteer role: Midwife

Volunteer role: Midwife – Role Overview

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

Essential  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) For Tanzania:  Fluency in Swahili and English languages and ability to communicate with different stakeholders on different levels within organisations.) Desirable  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

Application Closing Date – 31 March 2020

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Volunteer role: Neonatal Nurse

Volunteer role: Neonatal Nurse – Role overview

The objective of the placement is to transfer skill and knowledge to paediatric and neonatal department staff specifically and hospital staff in general in order to improve health outcomes and increase the quality of services in local health facilities. You will directly contribute to improved accessibility and availability of newborn health services and support clinical supervision and the management of newborn health services in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and where possible surrounding health facilities/units.

These objectives are subject to improvement/modification after discussion with the project manager as well as the implementing partner. We are looking to strengthen our talent pool for Neonatal nurses to be able to respond to upcoming demand. Currently, jobs are in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda. However, more Neonatal volunteer jobs will be coming up later too.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential  Qualified Nurse specialised in Neonatal Nursing  Registered Nurse with proof of a professional license. Fully accredited by the relevant professional body  Current experience as a registered nurse in a hospital setting for at least 3-5 years.  At least 2-3 years’ experience working as a neonatal nurse/ Neonatology or working in the Neonatal Intensive care unit (NICUs).  Experience in mentoring/training of nurses, students at a neonatal/paediatric Department of any Hospital/in a clinic.  Able to cope with stress and to organize and prioritise workload

Desirable  Masters of Science in Nursing  Additional specialization in areas like Paediatric care  Basic computer skill  Experience in mentoring and teaching/Bedside teaching  Experience in working abroad in a similar setting/context (Africa/Asia)

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open-minded and respectful • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships • Ability to seek and share knowledge

Application Closing Date: 3 March 2020

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Volunteer role: Obstetrician/Gynaecologist

Volunteer role: Obstetrician/Gynaecologist – Role overview

The ideal person in this role will:  Work in collaboration with the Regional Health Management Team (RHMT) to strengthen gynaecological services in targeted health facilities and improve the quality of caesarean sections.  Build the capacity of medical officers, health workers and clinical leads in essential and emergency maternal obstetrics care through training, job coaching, mentoring and support supervision.  Support strengthening functioning of maternity, labour wards and level four health care facilities.  Provide technical capacity building support to health workers in conducting ultrasound scans of pregnant women (applicable for Sierra Leone)  Plan and organise outreach MNH services with the help of care workers and DHMTs (applicable for Sierra Leone) Disclaimer: These objectives are subject to improvement/modification after discussion with the project manager as well as the implementing partner.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential:  Qualified Medical degree with a specialization in Obstetrics/Gynaecology.  A minimum of 3-5 years of post-qualification work experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Note: For Sierra Leone – The ideal candidate should have expert experience in ultrasound machine/V-Scan  Obstetrics experience including labour management and recognition of obstetric emergency  You are fully accredited in your home country.  You have the ability to work with limited technical resources  You have experience in training, coaching and supervision  Fluent English proficiency  IT skills (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

Countries, where VSO is currently running Health programmes with Obstetrics and Gynaecology positions, are Uganda, Tanzania and Sierra Leon.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which mean accommodation varies and will be basic.

Application Closing Date – 25 January 2020

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Volunteer – Education Specialist – Unlocking Talent

Application Closing Date – 31 August 2019

Volunteer – Education Specialist – Unlocking Talent – Ministry of Education, Science and Technology

Role overview

VSO is currently implementing the Unlocking Talent Project in various primary schools in Malawi. The project uses tablet technology to improve core competencies of reading, writing, and mathematics for Standard 1 and 2 (early grade) primary school children. This is an exciting initiative that will among other things provide real-time data to teachers and school administrators on learners progress. This, therefore, provides new and different opportunities and challenges that educators need to respond to. Therefore the project is looking for an education adviser who will be able to train and support the teachers and school administrators to be able to respond to these challenges and to mainstream this new approach into their teaching as well as the overall school activities.

Skills, qualifications and experience required

– The ideal applicant would be a person who has at least five years of experience working in the education sector. – You would have teaching and classroom management experience especially in the early grades (first and second year of primary school). – Additionally, the ideal candidate should have experience in using different and innovative approaches to improve learning outcomes; experience in using data/research outcomes to make and implement initiatives that would enhance learning; ability to self manage and set targets. – They should also have teacher training, capacity building, and monitoring and evaluation experience. – Prior experience in using technology in education would also be a plus.

Allowance 

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which mean accommodation varies and will be basic.

Some background about VSO

Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

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Volunteer role: Horticulture Research and Development advisor

Application Closing Date – 21 July 2019

Role overview – Horticulture Research and Development Advisor

You will be working with horticulture research centre in Kabala under Sierra Leone Agriculture Research Institute (SLARI) to strengthen the capacity of the research centre in conducting research on plant propagation and cultivation with the aim of improving plant growth, yields, quality, nutritional value, and resistance to insects, diseases, and environmental stresses; development and use of appropriate technologies and value chain adaptable in local context by farmers

Skills, qualifications and experience

To be successful in the role you will need; A Masters or Bachelor’s degree in horticulture and landscape management with at least 3-4 years of experience in horticulture research and programming, working with research institute and farmers; development and use of appropriate technology in horticulture, knowledge of low-cost greenhouse technology etc. – Experience in horticulture research project management, M&E and reporting systems – Experience in mentoring, coaching and training of staff on technical skills – Demonstrated experience of developing effective working relationships with senior stakeholders from government agencies, international organisations, donors, NGO, academics and opinion-leaders, including successful advocacy and influencing. – Demonstrated effectiveness in project management, reporting and donor compliance – Excellent communication and facilitation skills, including fluency in written and spoken English and strong inter-personal and advisory skills.

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open-minded and respectful • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships • Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which mean accommodation varies and will be basic.

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Inclusive Education Specialist – Gender and Disability

Application closing date: 21 August 2019 

Role overview

Thousands of children are unfairly discriminated against in the classroom, prevented from accessing a proper education. These children deserve the same opportunities as any other child, and that’s where you come in. In this role, your goal will be to create an environment where all children, and girls, in particular, feel included and are able to receive a quality education. You’ll also be looking to improve attendance and reduce school dropout rates. You’ll be working in a team, supporting target partners to introduce inclusive education practices. You’ll be working across many age groups, promoting inclusive principles at the pre-primary, primary and secondary level.

Skills, qualifications and experience required

  • Bachelor’s degree in education/inclusive education or related areas preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in in-service and/or pre-service teacher training at pre-primary and primary education level
  • Experience of training teachers at pre-primary and primary level and/or secondary level
  • Proven knowledge and skills in active learning, child-centred and inclusive methodologies and special needs education
  • Proven experience and knowledge of developing, implementing and coordinating inclusive education projects/programmes
  • Experience in developing inclusive education or special needs education training materials and delivering training
  • Practical knowledge of peer-to-peer support
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate project results and write up quarterly and annual reports
  • Communication and networking skills with a good command of both spoken and written English
  • Computer literate and have basic skills for managing information systems, such as creating spreadsheets and word documents.

Please note that this is a generic advert. Please apply and when a specific position arises that matches your skills and availability, we’ll contact you directly.

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Volunteer role: Equipment Maintenance Specialist

Application closing date: 31 March 2020

Role overview

The volunteer will build the capacity of the local Biomedical Technicians in hospitals to maintain and repair medical equipment. The overall placement objective is to build the capacity of relevant staff in the placement hospital to do the installation of basic medical equipment, minor maintenance and to manipulate the machines appropriately.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential:

  • Bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering or Biomedical Technology.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the field of Engineering and able to perform maintenance of medical equipment
  • You are fully accredited
  • You have the ability to work with limited technical resources
  • You have experience in training, coaching and supervision
  • Fluent English proficiency
  • IT skills (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

Desirable:

  • Background in public health or health economics will be added advantage.

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

  • Ability to be open-minded and respectful
  • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
  • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
  • Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Start Date – 16/09/2019

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

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