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  • Posted: Sep 2, 2021
    Deadline: Sep 10, 2021
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  • Zankli Medical Centre is a 45 bed hospital located in Utako district of Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. It was established in Abuja in 1997 growing over the years to one of the leading private hospitals in Nigeria. It is a group practice which provides excellent care in various specialties of Medicine and Surgery. It has approximately 1...
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    Technical Officer

    Job Location: Nigeria (Kaduna state) but with possible travel to sub-Saharan Africa to support LSTM programmes - specifically in Kenya and Tanzania.

    Required Qualification: MBBS with specialist training in Obstetrics and gynaecology OR Midwifery qualification with clinical experience in maternity services at a senior level. Additional postgraduate-level degree in public health; and/or post-basic training on research in reproductive health or/and neonatal health.

    Experience: 5 years

    Available Position: 1

    Duration: Fixed-term appointment at 100%FTE until 31 Dec 2021 and then renewable annually 31 Dec 2024 (subject to funding)

    DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:  Under the supervision of LSTM and working in close cooperation with the LSTM Abuja team, the incumbent is required to carry out the following duties:

    • Support the implementation of the GFAPU LSTM workplan in Nigeria and specific aspects of work plans in other countries as needed.
    • Provide technical support to the development/adaptation, and lead the delivery, of interventions on essential components of antenatal and postnatal care (ANC-PNC), quality improvement (QI), and supportive supervision.
    • Provide technical assistance within LSTM programmes in conducting training needs assessments, organising and implementing training activities with a focus on ANC, PNC, EmOC&NC (emergency obstetric and newborn care) and quality of care methods including maternal and perinatal death audit and standards-based audit.
    • Provide technical support to the GFAPU programmes in updating and adapting relevant guidelines, materials and tools, strengthening relations with MOH & other relevant stakeholders and organisations.
    • Support the formation and strengthening of partnerships with MOH and other relevant agencies, including participation in joint actions such as technical working groups and workshops to facilitate capacity-building and programme implementation.
    • Facilitate communications and information dissemination of best practices to relevant stakeholders.
    • Assist in the monitoring and evaluation of the impact of GFAPU programmes.
    • Compile reports as per programme schedules and assist with documentation of activities as needed.
    • Prepare regular reports and updates for LSTM on programmes and specific activities implemented, including latest developments in country related to Maternal & Newborn Health.
    • Conduct literature reviews and systematic reviews on relevant topics related to GFAPU programmes.
    • Work towards achieving programme objectives.
    • Undertake and apply learning from appropriate training and development programmes.
    • To ensure compliance with organisational procedures and contractual conditions.
    • Act in a manner that safeguards children and/or vulnerable adults as applicable to the role.
    • To carry any other duty assigned by your employer.

    PERSON SPECIFICATION: Technical Officer, Nigeria (Kaduna state)

    Criteria

    Competency

    Essential (E) / Desirable (D)

    Assessment

    Education & Training

    • Educated to Degree Level or equivalent
    • MBBS with specialist training in Obstetrics and gynaecology OR Midwifery qualification with clinical experience in maternity services at a senior level
    • Additional postgraduate-level degree in public health; and/or post-basic training on research in reproductive health or/and neonatal health

    E

    E

     

    D

    Application Form

    Experience

    • Successful work experience in African countries with evidence of high-quality assessment standards which will be evidenced in references
    • Clinical field experience in maternal and newborn health in a developing country undertaking duties such as supervision of labour ward staff and organisation of maternity services
    • Experience of working to targets and deadlines
    • Experience of providing technical assistance /consultancy
    • Experience working with MoH
    • Understanding of health systems at policy level

    E

     

    E

     

     

    E

    E

     

    E

    E

    Application Form and interview

    Knowledge

    • Knowledge and behaviours that support equality, diversity and inclusive practice
    • Knowledge and behaviours that support safeguarding as applicable to the role
    • Knowledge of strategies and policies for MNCH services and familiarity with related evidence-based public health approaches
    • Proven ability to write research or project proposals

    E

     

    E

    E

     

    D

    Interview

    Skills & Abilities

    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with staff at all levels
    • Confident communicator with the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
    • Ability to work productively and co-operatively as a team member and to develop flexible working relationships with academic and non-academic colleagues and students
    • Computer literate
    • Numerate
    • Excellent time management and organisational skills
    • Fluency in written and oral English

    E

    E

    E

    E

    E

    E

    E

    Interview

    Special Aptitude

    • Has effective interpersonal skills and the ability to be sensitive in difficult situations
    • Sensitivity to a variety of cultures
    • Flexible with regard to working arrangements
    • Enthusiastic approach to work
    • Diplomacy

    E

     

    E

    E

    E

    E

    Interview

    Circumstances

    Must be able to travel extensively and work overseas

    Fixed-term appointment at 100%FTE until 31 Dec 2021 and then renewable annually 31 Dec 2024 (subject to funding)

    This is a non-contractual document that can be varied from time to time as circumstances dictate.

    This job description is intended to summarize the main duties and responsibilities of the post; this is not intended to be a full and exhaustive list of tasks. All staff are expected to demonstrate flexibility and willingness to perform appropriate tasks when the need arises.

    Method of Application

    This job has expired. Application is no longer allowed

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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