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Clinical Associate At EngenderHealth

Date Posted: 03/Mar/2014
Deadline: Not Specified
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
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  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

Description
TITLE: Clinical Associate
PROGRAM/OFFICE: Two positions: Fistula Care Plus, Abuja and Sokoto
REPORTS TO: Deputy Project Director, Fistula Care Plus
SALARY: Commensurate with background and experience
Commensurate with experience
EngenderHealth works worldwide to improve the lives of individuals by making reproductive health services safe, available, and sustainable.  We provide technical assistance, training, and information, with a focus on practical solutions that improve services where resources are scarce.  We believe that individuals have the right to make informed decisions about their reproductive health and to receive care that meets their needs.  We work in partnership with governments, institutions, and health care professionals to make this right a reality.
Fistula Care Plus (FC+) is a five year project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and managed by EngenderHealth in collaboration with partners. It seeks to increase access to quality treatment services for obstetric fistula, improve prevention, strengthen the environment to support prevention, treatment and reintegration services, and to conduct research to improve the quality of services.
JOB SUMMARY:
There are two positions: one based in Abuja and one based in Sokoto.  Clinical Associates will support strengthening Fistula Care prevention and repair activities as assigned. S/he will work closely with medical authorities in project supported states and staff in supported-sites to provide technical assistance for interventions related to fistula prevention and repair in accordance with national and EngenderHealth standards and guidelines.
RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Under the direction of the Deputy Project Manager, the Clinical Associate will:
• Provide technical assistance in the design, implementation and integration of comprehensive fistula care programs.  Contribute to the development, and participate in the evaluation, of these programs and activities. 
• Participate in and provide written reports on site assessments.
• Provide technical assistance to counterparts on clinical issues, counseling, training, and quality improvement approaches.
• Coordinate, monitor and, when appropriate, participate in training of providers to improve skills and clinical competence, in both prevention and repair.
• Partner with the MOH of the project states and local providers and trainers to implement project-supported activities.
• Coordinate the clinical arrangements for pooled effort services and collaborate with the logistics officer and partner sites to ensure that all necessary items are available to assure quality services.
• Provide clinical guidance to the FP/RH Advisor on family planning programming in supported states.
• Assist in the development and dissemination of curriculae, job aids and other tools to support program improvement.
• Assist in the review of, and provide inputs to, patient and provider communication materials
• Collaborate in the establishment of a State fistula coordinating taskforce or working group to improve coordination between key stakeholders in the states
• Assist project M&E staff, as assigned, in the review and interpretation of clinical data.
• Contribute to the preparation of workplans, budgets and reports on project progress.
• Perform other duties as assigned
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS:
• Clinical Degree with advanced degree in Public Health, Management or Public Administration
• Certified registration with Nigeria Medical Association
• Training in Fistula Repair preferred
• Five years’ experience in management of health facilities in Nigeria, or equivalent
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Medical practice in Nigeria
• Experience with and understanding of MOH structure/systems, and with USAID-funded projects.
• Demonstrated ability to work collegially with other technical staff, experts, and with counterparts from the public, private and NGO sectors.
• Exceptional interpersonal communication, teamwork skills.
• Experience as a Trainer
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English language.
EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
EngenderHealth complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

 

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