Since MSF first responded in Sierra Leone – during a cholera outbreak in 1986 – we have adapted and expanded our projects to meet the growing needs in the country. Today, our teams monitor the spread of different diseases, and is helping to boost the pool of skilled and qualified medical staff.
In a country where child and maternal death rates are exceptionally high, our activities are focused on children under five, pregnant women and lactating mothers, especially in Kenema, in the country’s east.
Implement gynaecological and obstetrician procedures, performing any other prior treatment required, during or immediately after a woman has given birth in order to improve women’s reproductive health and to reduce pregnancy, delivery and neonatology risks. This will be done in accordance with MSF policies, protocols and universal hygiene standards and in multidisciplinary collaboration with other medical doctors and midwife services.
Purpose of the post
- Provide health care related to gynaecology and obstetrics to patients, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
- Ensure the implementation of MSF clinical policies, tools, guidelines and protocols related to gynaecology and obstetrics in order to minimize clinical risk and to extend best reproductive practices.
- In collaboration with other medical colleagues, carry out the collection of quantitative gynaecological data and ensure exhaustive use of management tools in order to improve gynaecological results and to share knowledge among other field specialists.
- Plan and supervise the HR associated processes (recruitment, training, performance evaluation, development and internal/external communication) of the gynaecological staff in order to ensure both an efficient sizing and the amount of knowledge required, to improve people’s capabilities and their active participation in influencing the targeted population using preventive practices. This will be done in close coordination with the HR department.
- Supervise the maintenance and running of the gynaecological equipment and drug consumption, preparing new orders when required and ensuring its rational use as well as that pharmacy stock levels are permanently updated and available. This will be done in cooperation with the pharmacist and logistic staff and the management.
- Together with the Operating theater team (OT CHO’s (Clinical Health Officer), anesthetist, OT nurse,etc.), the delivery room team and the post partum team, provide emergency obstetric care in MSF Hangha CemONC (Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric & Neonatal Care) in according to MSF guidelines to help reduce child and maternal morbidity and mortality.
- Ensure admission criteria and referral processes are implemented accordingly to the SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedure).
- Support the midwifes in the delivery room for the management of complicated deliveries.
- Ensure antibiotics are well-prescribed according to the indication, duration and dosage.
- Ensure daily handover and rounds in the MSF Hangha maternity wards are regularly conducted.
- Ensure daily bed-side teaching and coaching of the OT CHO’s (and midwifes if need be) using MSF protocols and guidelines is integrated in daily routine and ensure CPD’s (continuous professional development trainings) are attended in accordance to MSF Academy schedule.
- Ensure morbidity & mortality meetings are attended and proactively prepared with OT CHO’s.
- Maintain a good CHO’s’ and midwifes’ documentation and OT procedures line-list in place and completed in a timely manner.
- Participate actively in the OT administrative tasks (Job Descriptions, rosters, recruitment, sick and annual leaves for OT CHO’s) in collaboration with the HR department and the Medical Activity Manager.
- Ensure good cooperation is in place with the Lassa team and maintain adequate level of alertness for suspected cases to be isolated and tested.
- Ensure collaboration with other departments is well defined, regularly reviewed and respected.
Expériences / Formation
|Education||· Essential: obstetric gynaecology specialist diploma|
|Experience||· Essential: at least 2 years certified work experience in gynaecology· Desirable: previous experience with MSF or other NGO’s in
· Asset: work experience in similar contexts
|Competencies||· Results and quality orientation – Teamwork – Flexibility –Commitment – Stress management|
- Expected starting date: 1st of February 2022.
- 24 months fixed-term field contract, based in Kenema, Sierra Leone with possibility to extend.
- Salary according to MSF-OCB field salary scale. Transport, accommodation, vaccinations, visa, work permit, per diem, medical insurance are taken in charge by MSF.
- MSF will cover a round trip ticket at the beginning and at the end of the contract and an additional round trip ticket will be paid by MSF between the place of domicile and assignment location every 6 months.
- Adhere to MSF charter, Principles and Behavioral commitment.
- No family position.
- A dynamic and stimulating work environment alongside multicultural colleagues.
How to apply ?
Online applications (with CV + cover letter + copy of obstetric gynaecology specialist diploma) to submitted by 29th November 2021 latest via the following link.
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