Volunteer Service Overseas Midwife Jobs in Uganda

Volunteer Service Overseas Midwife Jobs in Uganda


  • VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone.

  • At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently.

  • We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions.

  • In 2018/19, VSO supported over one million of the poorest and most excluded people in 23 countries across Africa and Asia.

    Why volunteer?

  • Volunteering with VSO is your opportunity to improve lives and gain unforgettable experiences.

  • You will immerse yourself in a new culture, face fresh challenges and build new friendships whilst doing something truly fulfilling.

    Role overview

  • The purpose of this role is to improve the quality of Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) services in the region by strengthening the capacity of midwives, health care workers, community health workers and establishment of systems essential for maternal and new born care both at faculty and community level.

  • You will also 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.

  • For Sierra Leone: You will provide technical capacity building support to health workers in conducting ultrasound scans of pregnant women and provide day to day support at health facility, planning and organising outreach MNH services with the help of health care workers and District Health Management Team.

    Skills, qualifications and experience
    Essential


    •Registered Midwife. Fully accredited by the relevant professional body.

    •At least 5 years’ experience as a midwife in hospital setting.

    •Experience in mentoring/training of nurses, students at a maternity and Pediatric Department of any hospital/clinic.

    •Experience of working in Gynecology/Obstetrics and neonatal intensive care unit.

    •Current knowledge in the field of maternal and child health, including some
    or all of the following: infection, prevention, antenatal care, family planning, PMTCT, essential and emergency maternal and newborn care.

    •Solid communication, presentation and writing skills.

    •Demonstrated self-management (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability)

    •Teamwork, with the ability to work collaboratively in diverse multi-cultural groups.

  • Ability to work in an institutional environment, - hospital and health facility settings - as well as in the community setting

    •Effective communications skills (report writing, verbal and written)

    For Tanzania

    •Fluency in Swahili and English languages and ability to communicate with different stakeholders on different levels within organisations.

    Desirable

    •Masters of Science in Midwifery

    •Additional specialization in areas like neonatal care

    •Basic computer skills

    •Previous developing country work experience

    •Experience of community engagement approaches

    •Experience of community to faculty referral mechanism

    •Interest/experience in social and gender inclusion; social accountability

    Competencies and Behaviour

  • At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together.

    Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies

    • Ability to be open minded and respectful

    • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations

    • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships

    • Ability to seek and share knowledge

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Volunteer Service Overseas Midwife Jobs in Uganda

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