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  • Posted: Feb 8, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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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    Senior Clinical Associate

    Project Summary

    • The MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics is a five-year USAID-funded program initiated in September 2020 and active through September 2025.
    • Through a consortium of partners led by Engender Health, 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.
    • EngenderHealth is seeking expressions of interest from highly qualified candidates to fill in the Senior Clinical Associate position.
    • This position is open to Nigerian nationals only.

    Job Summary

    • The Senior 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 Senior 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 Senior 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

    • 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, fistula screening referral and repair, and reintegration/rehabilitation.
    • Provide inputs into designing, implementing, and integrating comprehensive fistula care and safe surgery programs. Contribute to the development, and participation 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 to counterparts on clinical issues, counseling, training, and quality improvement approaches in conjunction with the Clinical Specialist
    • Coordinate, monitor, and, when appropriate, participate in the training of providers to improve skills and clinical competence in prevention and repair
    • Partner with the Clinical Specialist and the Ministries of Health of the project states, 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 collecting, reviewing, and interpreting clinical data
    • Contribute to the preparation of work plans, budgets, and reports on project progress 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 of 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:

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

    Salary Range    
    NGN 9,500,857 - NGN 10,771,342 / Annum

    Method of Application


    • Click on the link above to submit your CV and Cover Letter by .
    • Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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