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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