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  • Posted: Nov 25, 2021
    Deadline: Dec 10, 2021
  • EngenderHealth is a leading global women’s health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. In 20 countries around the world, we train health care professionals and partner with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual a...
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    Clinical Associate

    Requisition No:VN134

    Project Summary

    • MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics is a USAID funded program initiated in September 2020 and active through September 2025.
    • Through a consortium of partners led by EngenderHealth, this project expands awareness of, equitable access to, and appropriate use of quality, voluntary surgical maternal health (MH) and family planning (FP) services that are essential to reducing maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity and promoting reproductive health (RH).
    • MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics focuses on surgical obstetric care, including safe and indicated cesarean delivery (CD) and peripartum hysterectomy; prevention and treatment of obstetric and iatrogenic fistula; and voluntary long-acting reversible contraceptives and permanent methods (LARCs/PMs).
    • In Nigeria, MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics builds on EngenderHealth’s recent history of successful program implementation with government and civil society partners through the USAID Fistula Care Plus project.  

    Job Summary

    • The Clinical Associate is responsible for supporting the Clinical Specialist and implementing partners in the programmatic and technical implementation of the project, including service delivery, training, supervision, and improvement of the quality of care.
    • In the MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics Nigeria project, these activities will support health system strengthening in surgical obstetric care, including safe and appropriate cesarean delivery; prevention of obstetric and iatrogenic fistula, including rehabilitation and screening and referral for gender-based violence (GBV) and female genital mutilation/circumcision (FGM/C). 
    • Under the supervision of the Nigeria Clinical Specialist, the Clinical Associate will work closely with the Clinical Specialist and medical authorities in project-supported states and staff in supported sites to provide technical assistance for interventions related to fistula prevention and repair, delivery of safe surgical obstetric procedures, and screening, and referral for GBV and FGM/C in accordance with national, state, and EngenderHealth standards and guidelines.
    • The Clinical Associate is responsible for working with the Clinical Specialist to implement the project, including service delivery, training, supervision, and improvement of the quality of care.

    Essential Functions
    Under the direction of the Clinical Specialist, the Clinical Associate will:

    • Provide technical support to the Clinical Specialist and partners for reproductive health activities, including maternal health, safe obstetric surgery, GBV and FGM/C screening and referral, and fistula screening referral and repair, and reintegration/rehabilitation.
    • Provide inputs into the design, implementation, and integration of comprehensive fistula care and safe surgery programs. Contribute to the development, and participate in the evaluation, of these programs and activities.
    • Participate in relevant Technical Working Group (TWG) meetings at Federal and state levels to ensure program deliverables are well indicated in approved policies and guidelines.
    • Participate in and provide written reports on health facility site assessments.
    • Provide technical assistance, in conjunction with the Clinical Specialist, to counterparts on clinical issues, counseling, training, and quality improvement approaches.
    • Coordinate, monitor, and, when appropriate, participate in the training of providers to improve skills and clinical competence, in both prevention and repair.
    • Partner with the Clinical Specialist and the Ministries of Health of the project states and local providers and trainers to implement project-supported activities.
    • Coordinate and collaborate with the Administration and Procurement manager and partner sites to ensure that all necessary items are available for training and to assure quality services.
    • Assist in the development/adaptation and dissemination of curricula, job aids, and other tools to support program improvement.
    • Assist in the review of, and provide inputs to, patient and provider communication materials
    • Collaborate in the establishment of a State fistula coordinating task force or working group to improve coordination between key stakeholders in the states.
    • Assist project M&E staff, as assigned, in the collection, review, and interpretation of clinical data.
    • Contribute to the preparation of work plans, budgets, and reports on project progress where indicated.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    • Clinical Degree  with an advanced degree in Public Health, Management or Public Administration
    • Certified current registration with Nigeria Medical Association or Nigeria Nursing and Midwifery Council
    • Experience working with obstetric and fistula patients
    • Minimum four years experience in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health clinical care and programming
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English language.

    Essential Soft Skills:

    • Committed to EngenderHealth’s core organizational values of reflection, inclusion, integrity, respect, and transformation.
    • Experience with and understanding of MOH structure/systems, and with USAID-funded projects.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collegially with other technical staff, experts, and counterparts from the public, private, and NGO sectors.
    • Exceptional interpersonal communication, teamwork skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English language.

    Preferred Skills, Abilities and Functions:

    • Experience as a Trainer
    • Experience with and understanding of MOH structure/systems, and with USAID-funded projects.
    • Experience working with FGM/C and GBV survivors.
    • Experience working in theatre and labour and delivery.

    Salary Range
    USD10,000 - USD21,000 Annually.

    Method of Application


    • The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person(s) assigned to this job. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as needed and assigned.
    • EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, ancestry, citizenship, religion, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, political belief, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, marital status, disability or any other protected characteristic or status under applicable federal, state and local laws.
    • EngenderHealth complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in the United States in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
    • EngenderHealth is committed to safeguarding all people, particularly children, vulnerable adults, and beneficiaries of assistance from any harm that may be caused due to contact with EngenderHealth.  This includes harm arising from the conduct of staff, 
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