Family Planning Specialised Nurse or Midwife
Job Title – Opportunity for Family Planning specialised Nurse or Midwife
Project status: Tender
Project title: Improvement of Healthcare in Tanzania, EmOC/Neonatal care
Period of project: October 2020-April 2022
Duration of assignment 18 months
Job location / Country –duty station Tanzania, either Mbeya or Tanga district
Company: GFA Consulting Group
Salary: negociable discussed after application
We are preparing a tender offer for a programme that will tackle major healthcare issues regarding reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health, in particular services for reproductive health, including basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care and post-partum family planning services in the supported partner health facilities with a strive for introducing or strengthening Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (CEmONC).
Project activities include integrating Family Planning counselling into Antenatal Care (ANC), Postnatal Care (PNC) and Expanded Programme on Imunization (EPI), developing and implementing behaviour change interventions for FP providers and maybe even developing and providing (youth-friendly) Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials.
The expert will be based either in Mbeya or Tanga full-time and will be working under the TL based in Dar es Salaam, in close collaboration with the other target region, paediatric and obstetric long term experts as well as the international and national short term FP experts.
He/she will be responsible for developing a concept on integrating FP services in other MNCH services; developing SOP’s for integrated FP service delivery with a focus on PPFP; developing or adapting training materials for FP mentors and service providers based on the National Reproductive Maternal New-born Child and Adolescent Health clinical mentorship guideline; training mentors at regional level and below as well as Reproductive Health Coordinators at the different levels on modern FP methods and counselling skills with a focus on addressing young people based on a skills drills and scenario-based approach; training focal persons of R/CHMTs on supportive supervision for FP and supporting training of reproductive health staff and nurses including monitoring the uptake of FP services and counselling in all facilities in all integrated services.
Furthermore, with support of the short term experts, he/she is responsible for undertaking a desk review of international evidence as well as local evidence and developing a concept for behaviour change interventions targeting FP service providers including communication and counselling skills with a focus on appropriate, culturally and gender-sensitive FP service provision for youth, the implementation thereof and monitoring of FP service uptake especially by youth.
Further cross-cutting interventions include capacity development in the area of supply, drug & stock management, workflow management and documentation, medical record keeping, budget planning / prioritization for supplies and drugs as well as data quality and use.
Applicants should bring the following qualifications:
- University qualification in medicine or nursing/midwifery degree at master level
- Formal training in FP
- Working knowledge language skills in English and Kiswahili
- 6 years of professional experience in FP / reproductive health (RH) service delivery in client centred settings/organisations
- 3 years of experience in conducting clinical training and mentoring in FP/RH
- 3 years of experience with behaviour change communication approaches
How to apply
Please send your application or request for more information with your CV before June 3 2020 referring to Code MED-TZA18GIZ0463/14 to Ms Alvean Fentener, GFA Consulting Group, Recruiting at Fentener@gfa-group.de
Please note that only suitable candidates will be contacted.Thank you for your understanding.