Kotido, Uganda

Sexual Reproductive Health Midwife - Experteering Opportunity

Support No Poverty

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Skills Needed

  • Leadership
  • Program Management

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 8 months to 8 months

Benefits

Meals

Living Stipend

Accommodation

Travel Stipend

In Partnership With

vsologo

Project Details


Description and Impact

Build and strengthen the capacity of health workers, clinical leads and Village Health Team members in Adolescent friendly maternal, sexual and reproductive health services, essential newborn care and emergency maternal obstetrics care through trainings, on the job coaching, mentoring and support supervision. Support strengthening of referral pathways and functioning of maternity and labour wards at Nadunget Health Center (HC) IV and level III health care facilities in Moroto region. Provide technical advice and support implementation of policies and procedures.

Deliverables

  • Increased number of Adolescents and young mothers receiving integrated health services, which include health education on preventive measures
  • Adolescents and young mothers are increasingly implementing preventive measures such as family planning, use of mosquito netting and intake of folic acid during pregnancy
  • Reduction of maternal and new-born complications among adolescents and young mothers
  • Increased availability of quality, appropriate and effective maternal newborn health (MNH) and sexual reproductive health (SRH) services for adolescents and young mothers
  • Increased uptake of MNH and SRH services by adolescents and young mothers
  • Implementation of services informed by data and lessons learned
  • Increased resilience of young mothers and their community to respond to danger signs in mothers
  • Increased confidence of midwives in providing emergency obstetric care
  • Increased utilization of SRH policies and protocols in place.
  • Proportion of expectant mothers receiving correct care during pregnancy, labor and delivery in targeted facilities
  • Increase in number of outreaches attended by midwife

 

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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.

 

Other requirements

Skills, qualifications and experience

  • Qualified nursing professional specialized Midwifery 
  • A minimum of 5 years proven professional experience
  • Fully accredited by the relevant professional body.
  • Proven experience in emergency obstetric care and ASRH.
  • Experience in mentoring and training in service health workers/colleagues and facilitating workshops

Desirable:

  • Experience in mentoring and training in service health workers/colleagues and facilitating workshops
  • Innovator, experienced in implementing projects 
  • Prior experience of working in developing countries 

Personal Qualities

  • Strong interpersonal skills and suitable character to work in a slow-paced environment 
  • Conceptual and analytic thinking 
  • Initiative, self-motivated 
  • Ability to adjust and adapt easily to a new environment, culture and situation
  • A team player able to work alongside their local colleagues in a spirit of partnership.
  • Proactive, supportive and accommodative

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.

We Provide These Local Benefits


Benefits Overview

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

Accommodation

Accommodation
 

  • You should be willing to live in the same way as your local colleagues.
  • Accommodation is generally 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 live an expat lifestyle or send money home.

Travel Stipend

VSO covers all 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 live an expat lifestyle or send money home.

Additional Benefits

Your health

  • We provide comprehensive medical insurance and support for all volunteers.
  • Each country office has an appointed medical adviser
  • You'll also get a list of recommended doctors, clinics, dentists and pharmacies. 
  • The VSO country office provides emergency contacts and medical emergency procedures 24/7
  • The VSO country office is always there to help with major personal, medical or security problems. 
  • Minimum of 3 weeks annual leave

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