Technical Officer, Midwifery at Jhpiego

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Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. For more than 46 years now, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions to strengthen the delivery of health care services for women and their families. By putting evidence-based health innovations into everyday practice, Jhpiego works to break down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations. Jhpiego, implementing a number of projects in Tanzania, wishes to recruit for the following positions.

Technical Officer, Midwifery [One position based in Kagera]

Position Overview:

The Midwifery Technical Officer provides technical and programmatic support to Maternal and Newborn health (MNH) interventions in the respective regions, including the assessment, implementation, and monitoring of training programs and clinical services. The officer works closely with R/CHMTs to ensure delivery of quality maternal and newborn care services in health facilities as per USAID Boresha Afya Project strategies and work plan. This includes capacity building on midwifery for service providers through training, coaching and mentoring; implementation of service protocols and standards; and data collection for service improvement,He/she will also be responsible for KMC and ENC as well as ANC, PNC, L&D in the scope of BEmONC package.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Qualification as a midwife or nurse/midwife required, advanced diploma and/or degree desirable
  • At least 3 years work experience in reproductive and maternal and new born health programs with progressively increasing responsibilities
  • A record of being proficient in specific RMNCH service provision
  • Certified at least 2 years clinical training experience for theory and practice; excellent facilitation skills including delivering an interactive presentation, participatory and experiential methods
  • Current knowledge in the field of maternal and child health, including infection prevention, antenatal care, family planning, PMTCT, essential and emergency maternal and newborn care, etc.
  • Solid communication, verbally and in writing in English and Kiswahili
  • Proven record of working effectively within a team
  • Demonstrated self-management (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability).
  • Willingness to work in rural districts
  • Experience working on USAID programs, with RHMTs, CHMTs, CSOs
  • Working and living experience in the Lake and Western Zones will be an added advantage
  • Excellence in computer skills application (Excel, Ms-word, Power Point, and internet)

Jhpiego offers a competitive package selected candidates in line with salary history, academic qualifications and relevant experience,

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To apply please indicate the position title of the position you are applying for on the subject line of vour e-mail. Applications should also include an up-to-date CV with three contactable professional references, a cover letter and your salary history. Applications, which do NOT include ALL of these elements, will NOT be considered.

All applications should be sent through email: USAIDBoreshaAfya.Applications@jhpiego.org

Electronics applications are encouraged. The subject on your application email should be the Title of the position you are applying for, so that we do not miss your application. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 12 June 2019, at 5:00 P.M.

Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Persons with disabilities and other minority groups are encouraged to apply

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