Opening for International Consultancy for Obstetrician/Gynaecologist Specialists with fistula treatment specialization in Eritrea

Duty Station: Mendefera, Zoba Debub Eritrea
Duration of the contract and timeline: 15 May 2022 to 15 April 2022 (Consultancy contract for eleven month)

Deadline for applications: 29 April 2022

The OB/Gyn will support the Zonal Referral Hospital and the fistula centre situated in Mendefera to support in the maternal and neonatal health and treatment.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Obstetrician/Gynaecologist Specialists post is located in one of the National Referral Hospitals in zoba Debub with possible interventions in the capital city.

Reporting Arrangements
The consultant will report directly to the Medical Director of the Hospital and the Director of the Family and Community Health of the Ministry of Health and indirectly to the UNFPA Representative and under the overall supervision of the Assistant Representative.

General Objective
To support in the treatment, rehabilitation and reintegration of fistula survivors and support the maternity ward in any maternal and neonatal matters.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

• Conduct monitoring meeting to discuss the management and quality of care provided during the previous 24 hours to mothers, new-born and gynaecological patients.
• Ensure that relevant guidelines are available and are posted in appropriate places of the maternity unit. For example, guidelines on the management of eclampsia/sever pre-eclampsia, haemorrhage, severe anaemia, sepsis, abortion complications, etc.
• Manage referrals without delay and give written feedback to the facility that made the referral.
• Ensure readiness in the labour ward for resuscitation of the new-born.
• Ensure that the operation Room (OR) is always ready for emergency, surgery, including the establishment of a core team consisting of anaesthetists, OR nurse and lab technical under your leadership.
• Establish a regular family planning and cervical cancer screening clinic.
• Conduct regular maternal and neonatal death review and complete the death Audit forms.
• Conduct elective gynaecological and obstetric surgery.
• Train health workers on clinical management of sexually transmitted diseases and Gender Based Violence (GBV).
• Plan and implement a regular (every two weeks) training activity based on the Eritrean Emergency Obstetrics and New-born Care Curriculum (2nd Edition 2011).
• Provide monthly written report to the Director of Zoba Health Services, with a copy to the Ministry of Health (Reproductive Health Unit).

Expected results/Deliverables
• Conduct regular antenatal care and identify mothers who are likely to be at higher risk of complications during labour and delivery.
• Establish a system of monitoring progress of labour, including the use of partograph.
• Establish/strengthen a postpartum home visiting team and keep a detailed record of the outcome.
• Establish a regular family planning and cervical cancer screening clinic.
• Conduct surgery for all fistula patients (minor and complicated)

Minimum Qualification and experience
Advanced degree in medicine with specialization in gynaecology and fistula.

Knowledge and Experience:
• Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in obstetrics and particularly in fistula
• Strong analytical and leadership skills.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
• Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT systems.

Core Competencies:
• Achieving results
• Being accountable
• Developing and applying professional expertise/ business acumen
• Thinking analytically and strategically
• Working in teams/ managing ourselves and our relationships
• Communicating for impact

Functional competencies:
• Providing a technical support system
• Delivering result-based programs
• Providing conceptual innovation to enhance/strengthen programme effectiveness
• Generating, managing and promoting the use of knowledge and information

How to apply:

All interested applicants must apply to - Attention Yodit Ghebrai See all current vacancies

This vacancy is archived.

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