Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH Development Worker as Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH Development Worker as Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia


Closing date: 12 Sep 2019

As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

With the dispatch of qualified specialists as development workers, GIZ contributes to the sustainable improvement of living conditions of people in developing and transition countries.

For our operations in Addis Abeba/Ethiopia, we are looking for an

Development Worker as Advisor (m/f/d) for nursing instruction at Health Science College in Nekemte

Job description

The Ethiopian Government has invested significantly in the health sector to improve health care at all levels. Biomedical equipment is increasingly used whereby its application shall be part of the training of health professionals.

However, pre- and in-service training of nurses is not yet focusing on practical aspects and much biomedical equipment in hospitals is not used and maintained adequately.

The Nekemte Health Science College has started to apply interactive teaching in various specialized fields but wishes to expand this further, with a special focus on the practical application of biomedical equipment for nurses.

By supporting their training, nurses and other health staff will gain experience and competence to properly use and apply biomedical equipment at bedside and thus improve health care in the region.

You will coordinate, supervise and work alongside the local staff in your area of responsibility in collaboration with the college staff and the Senior Management Team.

Furthermore, there will be close collaboration with the Nekemte Specialized Hospital as a teaching hospital and its attached biomedical workshop, and the Nekemte Polytechnic College.

Your tasks

  • Advising the Health Science College with regards to organization of the practical training at the college and the practical training in associated hospitals (Nekemte Specialized Hospital and selected others training sites)
  • Advising on the management of appropriate training equipment
  • Design of complementary training components for nurses
    on appropriate use of biomedical equipment (e.g. suction unit, thermal bed for newborns, tocograph) for their continuous professional development
  • Design of training components for continuous education of the College’s teaching staff in didactics (teaching methodologies and aids, motivating students, encouraging analytical thinking)
  • Further development of the already existing preceptor training (designed by JHPIEGO, an international non-profit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University) for the instruction of clinical preceptors and development of complementary teaching aids or introduction of existent ones to the college staff, also in line with JHPIEGO implementation of teaching skills trainings
  • Supervision of teaching of other instructors and occasional teaching of nursing students (“leading by positive example”)
    Fostering network formation among local/regional stakeholders involved in nursing education
  • Contributing to monitoring and knowledge management, therefore working closely with the GIZ Programme as well as the college management and the regional health authorities

    Your profile

  • Licensed nursing instructor / registered nurse with additional qualification in pedagogy
    Long-standing practical working experience as a nurse plus many years teaching experience, including design of training components
  • Strong propensity for teaching
  • Enjoying supporting and fostering the professional growth of national instructor team members in a local environment
  • Good communication skills, intercultural competences, diplomatic skills and a genuine interest in development cooperation
  • Overseas working experience, in particular in a low/middle income country is an asset, especially working experience in Ethiopia
  • Good English knowledge (written and oral); knowledge of the local language Oromo would be an asset, at least willingness to learn
  • If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 09/12/2019.

    For further information: https://jobs.giz.de/index.php?ac=jobad&id=45067

    You can find this job under the Job-ID P1533V1991.

    How to Apply:
    If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 09/12/2019.

    For further information: https://jobs.giz.de/index.php?ac=jobad&id=45067

    You can find this job under the Job-ID P1533V1991.

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH Development Worker as Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

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