• Consultancy Role at Marie Stopes Nigeria (MSION)

  • Posted on: 7 November, 2016 Deadline: 11 November, 2016
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  • 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.

    Junior Consultant

     

    Job ID: #1768751

    Background
    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:

    • Collate and catalogue existing simplified curricula that have been used to train CHEWs on LARC in Nigeria and other countries
    • Adapt and simplify content from the National LARC training curriculum to develop the CHEWs pre service curricular.
    • Modify technical details for ease of understanding by CHEWs
    • Present the 1st draft of the revised CHEWs pre service curriculum to stakeholders for review and feedback
    • Collaborate with the other consultant that provide technical assistance to the process
    • At the cost of MSION, within the period, the consultant is also expected to participate in:
    • Three days Key stakeholders meeting to present draft revised curriculum
    • Any other relevant meeting FMoH may call with respect to the consultancy

    Requirements:

    • The consultant is required to have the following;
    • The family planning expert with substantial experience in family planning practice and curricular development.
    • The public health physician must have experience in health system management. A good public health working experience in the tropics is required.
    • Experience working on National documents is an added advantage for the consultant
    • Ability to work in a short time frame: being Self-driven and creative are also added advantages for the consultants.

    Duration:
    The services of the Consultant will be required for the duration of 30 days.

    Budget and Payment Schedule:

    • The Junior Consultant will be paid at a daily rate of N45, 000 for 30 days. Travel and daily subsistence costs where necessary will be provided at the subsisting rates of MSION.
    • Payment for services delivered will be disbursed according to the following schedule:
    • 50% payment upon completion of first draft of the revised CHEWs pre service curriculum
    • 50% upon completion after review and signed of by the Federal Ministry of Health
    • The consultant will report to MSION through the Head, Reproductive Health Division (RHD), at the Federal Ministry of Health and must have signed off on all deliverables before the Head RHD FMOH will adjudge the assignment as completed.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should apply by email with CV and suitability statement as a single attachment to career@mariestopes.org.ng . 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.

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