Midwife Job Careers – Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

Job Title:   Midwife
Organization:
Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
VSO is the world’s
leading independent International development organisation that works through
volunteers to fight poverty In developing countries. Our high-impact approach
brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote
international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a
fairer place. We believe that it is only if people step forward either as
local, 1 national or global citizens that sustainable change can happen by
enabling people and in turn their communities to play a more active role in
development.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • 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 



Qualifications, Skills 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)
  • 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
How to Apply:
All candidates are
strongly encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 24th February 
2020
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