Napak, Uganda

Midwife Tutor - Experteering Opportunity

Support No Poverty

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Skills Needed

  • Leadership
  • Medical Support
  • Training
  • Nursing

Estimated workload

Full-time

Role

Team Member (Typically 6+ months)

Language Proficiencies

You must be able to speak English.

When Can You Start?

You can start Jan 7th, 2019 and stay for 12 months to 12 months

Benefits

Meals

Living Stipend

Accommodation

Travel Stipend

In Partnership With

vsologo

Project Details


Description and Impact

Maternal and new-born health
Uganda counts around 7.3 million women of reproductive age (between 15-49 years). Many women become mothers early in their lives with almost 30% of new-borns being born to teenage mothers.4 The unmet need for modern methods of contraception remains high at 35.7% and, in 2015, over 1.3 million pregnancies were unintended.5 Of the ten countries accounting for 59% percent of all maternal deaths in the world, Uganda is one. Every year, around 5,700 women die in Uganda, most of them from preventable causes.

This projects aims to build the capacity of health workers in the hospital to provide bed-side teaching and implement competency based learning. It will support the roll-out of the national Nursing and Midwifery Curriculum by coaching tutors in the implementation and advising on additional adolescent friendly service provision and early essential newborn care.

Please, note:

This project is funded by Irish Aid’s Volunteering Initiative which aims to promote volunteering within Ireland and the Irish public. Only Irish citizens or people living in Ireland are invited to apply.
 

Deliverables

Key Performance Indicators

  • Number of student and newly graduated nurses and midwives who are equipped with the skills to provide early essential    newborn care, emergency obstetric care and adolescent friendly services  
  • Number of Health workers who have received education, both pre- and in-service on the current national standards of MNH and adolescent SRH (Sexual Reproductive Health).
  • The number of student nurses and midwives who have received appropriate clinical facilitation.
  • Increased access to quality nursing and midwifery education
  • Delivery of diploma level education at Matany School of Nursing and Midwifery.
  • Increased availability of quality, appropriate and effective MNH and SRH services for adolescents and young mothers.
  • Number of teaching plans developed and delivered
  • Supervision scheme in place between teaching institution and hospital
  • Clinical education needs assessment conducted
  • Training evaluated to identify successes and challenges to inform future trainings

Objectives will be confirmed in a three way discussion between the volunteer, employer and VSO in the first three months of the placement.

 

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This is a sponsored position from our partner VSO International, subject to its own application and selection process.

Please click here for further details and instructions on how to apply, which may include additional application steps.

All questions related to this project should be directed to VSO International at enquiry@vsoint.org. Although MovingWorlds does not oversee the application and selection process for this project, we make sure that all projects shared on our platform meet our rigorous standards for ethical, skills-based volunteering.

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Other requirements

Qualifications/knowledge:

  • Qualified Nurse/Midwifery tutor
  • A minimum of 5 years proven professional experience
  • Fully accredited

Experience:

  • Proven experience in maternal and newborn health
  • Experience in organization and personnel capacity building
  • Experience in mentoring and training students and colleagues and facilitating workshops

Personal Qualities:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and suitable character to work in a slow-paced environment which can be bureaucratic (requiring patience and tenacity)
  • Conceptual and analytic thinking
  • Flexible and used to working with limited resources
  • Initiative, self-motivated
  • Proactive, supportive and accommodative.

We Provide These Local Benefits


Benefits Overview

  • Accommodations
  • Living Stipend
  • Travel Stipend
  • Learning Opportunity
  • Meal Stipend
  • Good For Groups
  • Good For Families

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Living Stipend

All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home.

 

Travel Stipend

VSO will cover all of your travel expenses 

Learning Opportunity

From VSO you’ll get something few other volunteering organisations offer. An opportunity of using your skills and experience to have a long-lasting impact on peoples' lives.

You'll do something very different. You'll bring inspiration, energy and vital practical skills to help secure better healthcare, more valuable education and broader opportunities for poor people in Africa and Asia.

Food Stipend

All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home.

 

Additional Benefits

We will support you

  • All travel, vaccinations, expenses paid for by VSO
  • Comprehensive medical insurance paid for by VSO
  • Comprehensive training before you go
  • Full support and security from our in-country offices
  • Support with resettlement and re-employment on your return

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