Consultant - Training of Health workers on Active Management of Third Stage of Labour and Obstetric Emergencies - AMTSL ...
Save The Children
Borno
3d ago
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Duties and Responsibilities

In line with the SCI Gender Mainstreaming guidelines, support the development of the country office gender strategy especially for the humanitarian unit.

Develop a gender mainstreaming strategy for the humanitarian programmes.Formulate key gender messages and targets from lessons learned, assessments, research and evidence gained through project implementation.

Contribute to the development and implementation of project objectives and initiatives, both short and long-term, encompassing a wide range of issues with a gender lens.

Ensure that voices of children disaggregated by sex form the basis of all key organizational strategies.Acquire information and understanding of key gender issues in the country particularly in the northeast focusing on boys and girls (e.

g GBV, Early Child Marriage, SRH etc) and adapt strategies as necessary.Build capacity of key programme staffs and volunteers including CS on gender.

Keep a watching brief on policymakers and other key players in relation to Gender issues and identify opportunities to raise awareness and influence policy change.

Develop a good knowledge of state and national government structures, parliamentary and political processes and key decision making structures and how to influence them working with the advocacy team.

Provide inputs into systems for research, analysis and documentation that underpin evidence for gender-based programming and influencing at state and national levels.

Produce reports, briefing papers and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed.Maintain a strong relationship with other Gender-

related staff across SCIDevelop and maintain a network of external contacts with key individuals in the government, NGO sector, civil society and the media particularly working on gender issues and participate in gender working group meetings, which may include providing oversight.

Represent and act as a spokesperson for Save the Children on gender issues various policy forums and advocacy opportunities at national and international levels, as directed.

Write regular progress reports, including annual impact monitoring reports.Perform other tasks, as required, to ensure the smooth running of the organisation.

Skills & Experience

Administrative & General Skills :

The post holder will possess a high degree of analytical skill, political acumen, ability to facilitate change, ability to influence, build capacity and ability to communicate key issues effectively and convincingly to a diverse audience at local, national and international levels.

Essential :

A postgraduate University degree in Social Sciences with academic training in women’s studies, gender and development or a relevant field.

5 years post NYSC work experience with an international development organization, with a focus on women and girls / gender equality programming.

Proven experience working on normative change for gender equality and adolescent sexual and reproductive health in sensitive contextsProven experience in designing, implementing and evaluating gender-

transformative social and behaviour change communication interventions.Experience in implementing gender-transformative approaches in humanitarian context.

Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team setting with minimal supervisionExcellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to multi-

  • task in a fast-paced work environment.Excellent interpersonal and communication skillsSpecific knowledge of international development and gender equality issues;
  • experience engaging children and other community members on gender equality issues desirable.

    Desirable :

    Experience building capacity and training especially on gender-related issues.Prior work experience communities across Nigeria.

    Knowledge of the policies, functions, structures and decision-making processes of key national institutions with regard to Gender.

    Local language skills (Ability to communicate in Hausa and Kanuri will be an advantage).

    Skills And Behaviours (Our Values In Practice)

    Accountability :

    Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibilityHigh level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situationsHolds self and others accountable

    Ambition :

    Ccreating best-in-class EA functionFuture-orientated thinks pro-actively

    Collaboration :

    Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goalsExcellent communication and interpersonal skillsBuilds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partnersApproachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity :

    Designing more effective admin systemsWilling to take disciplined risks

    Integrity :

    Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

    Role Purpose

    The Awards Officer will be working closely with local partners for regular financial monitoring and compliance of local partners across North East Nigerian Humanitarian.

    Key areas of accountability are sub-award management and monitoring and have a role in partner capacity building.The Awards Officer will also support Awards unit with AMS audit and documentation follow up.

    Key Areas of Accountability

    Work with other program staffs to ensure sufficient review and timely validation of partner periodic reports.Support Awards (Grant) Unit to ensure all implementing partners undergo capacity assessment prior to commencing work with Save the Children and during program implementation and are engaged with appropriate effective monitoring systems so that partner delivery meets donor expectations and requirements.

    Work with program staff to ensure relevant donor requirements are effectively communicated and understood by implementing partners.

    Ensure that all adequate partner attachments are uploaded on Award Management System (AMS) and are retained as part of the award audit trail.

    Support on Award Management System documentation audits.Work with program managers to ensure that partners meet project objectives and minimum standards in accordance with SCI policies.

    Support with the review of Partner budgets and agreements prior to approvals.

    Requirements, Experience and Skills

    Essential :

    Degree in Finance, Business Administration or related field, individual with practical experience may be considered.Minimum of 2 years post-

    NYSC experience within finance & sub-award unit preferably with international organizations.Relevant experience in assessment and remote monitoring of partners.

    Knowledge about core elements of financial compliance and accountability standards.Familiarity with humanitarian assistance and long-

    term development work in order to communicate effectively with partners.Knowledge of finance and operational controls in regards to cash transfer programming.

    Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English.

    Desirable :

    Has previous working experience working in Humanitarian response.

    Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)

    Accountability :

    Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children valuesHolds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities -

    giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

    Ambition :

    Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the sameWidely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates othersFuture orientated thinks strategically.

    Collaboration :

    Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supportersValues diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strengthApproachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

    Creativity :

    Develops and encourages new and innovative solutionsWilling to take disciplined risks.

    Integrity :

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency. (adsbygoogle ).push( );
  • The Organisation

    We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection.

    We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

    We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030 :

    No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthdayAll children learn from a quality basic education and that,Violence against children is no longer tolerated

    We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.

    We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

    Role Purpose

    The Finance Officer has oversight responsibility for coordination of a treasury functions of the SCI, which includes operational cash flow functions, banking and custody of funds, collection and insurance.

    Key Areas of Accountability

    Ensure timely and appropriate cash flows, transaction journals, matched with the operational needs of the state office and budget forecasts, and in line with SC policies, and requirements.

    Manage the electronic spreadsheet / format for receiving and disbursing funds; coordinate the preparation and timely submission of monthly financial reports and other reports to Abuja as required.

    Ensure accurate keeping of account books (electronic and paper) for the state office.Ensure that timely and accurate information is generated and disseminated accordingly to the project team, to inform activity planning and forecasts.

    Process all banking activities in the state office, ensuring that bank account records are accurately maintained, and that bank statements are obtained on a timely basis.

    Process all payments (cheque and / or cash) to vendors, service providers, and partners in line with SC policies requirements.

    Ensure all financial transactions in the state office are appropriately approved, authorised and administered, in line with SCI and programme policies.

    Maintain the office cash box and disburse cash payments. Ensure weekly cash counts are done and properly documented by non-

    finance staff.Facilitate statutory payments to the relevant authorities such as PAYE, WHT, and pension deduction and ensure adequate documentation is kept in the office.

    Conduct state level finance induction for all new staff on finance policies, systems and procedure.Support the state teams to provide administrative and technical support to the partners to ensure that all financial documentation and reports are prepared and submitted on a timely basis in line with SC policies, project agreements.

    In collaboration with the line manager support the training in financial management in accordance with SC’s financial management policies.

    Work with the state team to establish basic systems / procedures for state office support functions, such as : communications, documentation, records and file-

    keeping, publications, training resources and informational materials, inventories for office supplies and equipment, etc.

    Provide support in coordinating all state-level procurement activities, basic administrative functions, and asset / property management in line with SC policies and liaise with other external stakeholders as needed.

    Additional Job Responsibilities : The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

    Required Qualifications and Skills

    Level of Education - , Specified Study Area - Finance / Accounts / Business AdministrationExperience in working with an INGO or partners accountable for grants and other financial support provided to implement project activities, particularly at community level.

    Excellent verbal communication and listening skills.Language Requirements : Spoken English-Excellent; Written English-ExcellentMust be able to speak at least one local language predominant in that state (Hausa).

    3 years’ experience working in Northern Nigeria and familiar with the terrain, a plusLevel of IT and Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP) -

    AGGRESSO, SAP, PRISM, GLACOS etc.Excellent using MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)Professional certificate in accounting and finance - ACCA, ICAN or NAN

    Behaviours (Values in Practice)

    Accountability :

    Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children valuesHolds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities -

    giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

    Ambition :

    Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the sameWidely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates othersFuture orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

    Collaboration :

    Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supportersValues diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strengthApproachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

    Creativity :

    Develops and encourages new and innovative solutionsWilling to take disciplined risks.

    Integrity :

    Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

    Length of Contract : Only valid till 30th September, 2018

    The Organisation

    We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection.

    We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

    We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030 :

    No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthdayAll children learn from a quality basic education and that,Violence against children is no longer tolerated

    We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.

    We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

    Role Purpose

    The aim of this position is designed to contribute to the management and implementation of the programme in Kogi states and to lead in the provision of technical assistance to the State Ministry of Health, State PHCD / Board, LGA and working in collaboration with State Chapters of , PAN, NISONM & SOGON and the MCSP Maternal Health team as relevant.

    Key Areas of Accountability

    Newborn Health Policy & Programming :

    To be responsible for the provision of technical assistance on new-born health within the MCSP programme and support to strengthen capacity for essential new-

    born care and management of the three major killers of new-borns intrapartum related complication, new-born infections and preterm births in health facilities at state level.

    Ensure care for new-born health services at all levels of the SMOH is data drivenIdentify and advocate for and leverage additional resources for maternal and new-

    born health within the state working with partners.

    Primary Health Care & Child Health :

    To be responsible for the implementation of MCSP / USAID programme linking it with primary health care development in the state within the context of the IMNCH and Saving One Million Lives Initiatives and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Strategies -

  • Provide overall leadership for MCSP new-born health activities at state level.
  • Cross cutting :

    To contribute to achievement of the overall MCSP programme objectives working with the MCSP Deputy Director, the Senior Newborn Health Advisor and other senior staff members

    Representation :

    To represent Save the Children’s values and mission, as well as the Nigeria programme experience, at strategic state, national, selected regional fora especially in MNH.

    Understand relevant Save the Children policies and procedures & comply with them.Other strategic duties as agreed by the MCSP State Team lead / Senior Newborn Health Advisor .

    Documentation and Reporting :

    To prepare and submit quarterly reports to the Deputy Programme, Director and the Senior NH Advisor

    Others :

    Provide mentorship and capacity building for health workers on essential new-born care, sick new-born care, kangaroo mother care, bubble continuous positive airway pressure and possible severe bacterial infectionContribute to development of quarterly progress reports about the new-

    born health activities in Kogi StateContribute to development of new-born health technical documentsRepresent the programme and it’s interests with key stakeholders (government, implementing partners, manufacturers, etc.

    in Kogi StateOther strategic duties as agreed by supervisors and senior advisors

    Qualifications, Skills & Experience

    Administrative & General Skills :

    Medical qualification (MD or ). A post-graduate qualification in Paediatrics, Neonatology, Midwifery and / or Public Health is preferredSubstantial experience in facilitating clinical trainings.

    Certified trainers on the national Essential Newborn Care Course, sick new-born care and possible severe bacterial infection strongly preferred.

    Experience in providing technical support to partners and in particular government at senior levels.Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels.

    Presentation and training skills, along with tact and diplomacy are essential.Proven capacity to deliver results against objectives, reporting schedules and work plans.

    Excellent analytical and conceptual skills and the proven ability to translate these into concise high quality reports and lessons learnt documents,Confidence in using word processing and spreadsheet computer packages.

    Desirable :

    Experience in health systems development and primary health care management.Technical expertise in new-born healthProven capacity in strategic planning and long term positioning.

    Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)

    Accountability :

    accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibilityhigh level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situationsholds self and others accountable

    Ambition :

    creating best-in-class EA functionfuture-orientated, thinks pro-actively

    Collaboration :

    Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goalsStrong communication and interpersonal skillsbuilds and maintains effective relationships, with the health team, colleagues, members and external partners

    Creativity :

    Willing to take disciplined risksBe willing to implement Save the Children’s Theory of Change’ to innovate, advocate, and strive to achieve MNH results at scale in target areas.

    Integrity :

    Be honest, encourage openness and transparency, demonstrating highest levels of integrity.

    The Organisation

    We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection.

    We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

    We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030 :

    No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthdayAll children learn from a quality basic education and that,Violence against children is no longer tolerated

    We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.

    We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

    Background

    With a population of over 170 million, Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country, and has the highest annual number of maternal and newborn deaths across the continent.

    Each year 40,000 women die during pregnancy and childbirth, and over 250,000 babies die in their first month of life. Haemorrhage and hypertension are the leading causes of maternal deaths, and for newborns, complications during childbirth, preterm birth, and infections contribute to hundreds of thousands of lives being needlessly lost.

    The majority of these deaths are caused by conditions that are preventable or treatable. While some progress has been made to reduce these deaths over the past decade, the rate of change is not fast enough for Nigeria to meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 3) for child survival and maternal health, by 2030Key interventions and packages that could prevent 70% of newborn deaths in Nigeria exist but coverage is low.

  • For example, just half of all mothers are vaccinated against Tetanus Toxoid, only 39% of mothers deliver with a skilled attendant and a low 30% of women breastfeed their newborns within the first hour of life;
  • all of these with huge variations across the different regions in the country. The policies are in place; however action is needed at state and local levels to increase coverage and quality of life-

    saving interventions while closing the equity gap for the poorest families. Save the Children aims to deliver transformational change to thousands of mothers’ and newborns’ lives around the world.

    We will improve access to skilled health workers and ensure that more babies and mothers are reached with packages of evidence based, high-

    impact health interventions.The aim of this training is to improve the skills of frontline health workers (Nurses / Midwives and) from target health facilities on active management of 3rd stage of labour and emergency obstetrics care using standard national training guidelines.

    Objectives

    To enable trainees update their skills in the conduct of normal labour including the use of partograph.To prepare and enable trainees develop the competence in the conduct of active management of 3rd stage of labour.

    To prepare and enable trainees develop the competence in the diagnosis and management of obstetric emergencies.To improve the clinical and interpersonal skills of trainees when providing the care

    Methodology

    In collaboration with the Health Service Commission and the MOH, a training Needs Assessment will be conducted to select health workers for the training.

    The training will be for two batches of 23 health workers from secondary health facilities across the state making a total of 46 health workers to be trained :

    The participants will be trained for 3 days on AMTSLThe participants have been scheduled to use the facilities in the training centres for thepractical sessions.

    The training will involve adult learning techniques such as role plays, discussions, reading, audio visuals, and lecture presentations by participants, demonstrations, case study practices and clinical practice.

    The training will also be conducted using mannequins for practice

    Activities

    The consultant will lead 3 other resource persons to take participants through;Observation of live deliveries in a secondary health facility during clinical session.

    Conduct role plays and making use of mannequins to provide innovative training.Apply interactive sessions integrated into the training to provide opportunities of sharing experiences and ideas during the training.

    Qualification / Experience

    The consultant would be an experienced Obstetrician & Gynaecologist with experience in leading AMTSL training at both primary and secondary health care level.

    Expected Outputs :

    All trainees have been made to understand all the rudiments associated with active management of 3rd stage of labour and obstetrics emergencies.

    All trainees have developed skills and competence in the conduct of active management of labour and obstetrics emergencies.

    All trainees have developed good communication and interpersonal skills needed in patient care.A comprehensive report on the training of health workers on the active management of 3rd stage of labour and obstetric emergencies.

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