Marie Stopes Nigeria (MSION) is a results-orientated Social Business, which uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide reproductive health care and allied services. MSION’s goal is to meet the needs of underserved Nigerians and dramatically improve access and use of a range of reproductive health services.
MSION is part of Marie Stopes International’s Global Partnership which is in over 42 countries worldwide.
The post holder is required to demonstrate: initiative; energy; persistence; results orientation; drive; integrity and discretion; enthusiasm; and commitment to personal development to further MSI’s partnership mission of enabling individuals to have children by choice not chance.
The recently approved task shifting/task sharing policy is one of the strategies for accelerating the progress towards achievements of the health SDGs goals. The policy focuses on key priority areas such as Reproductive, Maternal Newborn and Child Health services (RMNCH), as well as HIV, TB, Malaria and other communicable and non-communicable diseases in the Essential health services package. The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGON) recognizes the importance of family planning as a key factor in the achievement of the health related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs 4, 5 & 6). In addition to ensuring availability of free and quality contraceptives, health workers need current information and skills to facilitate provision of quality family planning services, including long acting reversible contraceptive methods (LARC). These methods, which include implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs), have historically been underutilized, largely due to limited availability and low coverage of trained providers. It is in response to this that the approved task shifting/task sharing policy allows Community health extension workers (CHEW) to provide the Long acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) services as one of the methods of family planning.
As part of implementation planning for the policy, it is necessary to review the pre service curriculum of CHEWs to include training on LARC. This is a cost effective way of building skills of CHEWS on the provision of LARC services.
The Federal ministry of health (FMOH) in collaboration with Marie Stopes International Organization of Nigeria (MSION) therefore requires the services of a junior consultant to work with the lead consultant in the review of the current pre service training curriculum of CHEWs to include training on LARCs. The consultant will be experienced in family planning, curriculum development public health and health system management.
Scope of Work
The key deliverable is a draft revised pre service curriculum for CHEWs.
Key Deliverables/Responsibilities of the Consultant:
The Consultant will work with the lead consultant to:
The services of the Consultant will be required for the duration of 30 days.
Budget and Payment Schedule:
Interested candidates should apply by email with CV and suitability statement as a single attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org . MSION is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to achieving gender balance within the organization. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
The subject of the email should be the POSITION TITLE/LOCATION and the CV/Suitability statement should be saved in the applicant’s full name. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.NOTE: Shortlisting will start as soon as we start receiving applications and deadline might be changed without prior notice.