National consultancy to conduct Training on Cardiotocography (CTG) & Doppler to District Hospitals, Kigali, Rwanda (4 Weeks)
Job Number: 529457 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Rwanda
Work Type : Consultancy
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There have been dramatic improvements in Rwanda in the last decade as far as maternal and child health is concerned. The progress made can be attributed to a combination of factors that contributed to strengthen the Rwanda health system and improvements in services accessibility to the population. Despite the tremendous progress and reaching the MDG 4 and 5 targets in 2015, Rwanda still bears a heavy burden of maternal, high neonatal and child mortality. High impact interventions including implementation of Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) helped Rwanda to be among one of nine countries which reached Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to the reduction of maternal and newborn deaths. The Maternal Mortality Ratio declined from 1,071 per 100,000 live births in 2000 to 210 per 100,000 live births in 2015 while Newborn Mortality declined from 37 per 1,000 live births to 20 per 1,000 live births during the same time frame.
According to the maternal death audit, 67 per cent of audited facility-based maternal deaths registered in 2018 were due to direct causes where postpartum haemorrhage accounting for 39% of the total direct causes, followed by uterine rupture due obstructed labor (15%), abortion (12%) and pre-eclampsia/eclampsia (9%). As per the same source, the main causes of neonatal death are preterm birth complications (36%), intrapartum-related complications leading to birth asphyxia (34%), neonatal abnormalities (12%) and neonatal infections (11%). Barring maternal and neonatal deaths, perinatal mortality rate is still high with 29 deaths per 1,000 pregnancies as per DHS 2015. Hence, strengthening the basic and comprehensive emergency Obstetric and neonatal care could accelerate the reduction of maternal and newborn deaths as well as still births.
UNICEF in partnership with RCPCH, RPA and other partners are implementing clinical mentorship program in Rwanda. The program aims to enhance provision of quality facility-based basic neonatal and intrapartum care in 18 selected district hospitals and 75 Health Centers (HCs) to improve the quality of care in health facilities. Provision of basic maternal and neonatal equipment is critical component of the clinical mentorship and UNICEF has procured Cardiotocography (CTG) and Doppler to support health professionals in follow up mothers during intrapartuum or childbirth or labour monitoring.
How can you make a difference?
The consultant will develop short user manual and conduct practical training to district hospitals users by vising 18 DHs.
The Deliverables are two associated with the assignment:
Deliverable 1: Short user manual for CTG and Doppler and detail plan with its schedule agreed with 18 DHs.
Developing and presenting draft manual
Developing detail plan
Communication with all 18 DHs to agreed on the schedule to visit hospitals to provide the training.
Deliverable 2: Compiled final report of the training on CTG and Doppler with list of trainees signed by individual and approved by the medical director or DG.
Travel and deliver the CTG and Doppler to 18 DHs
Collect the delivery note for the supplied equipments
Conduct training on CTG and Doppler to hospital staffs
Compile the training report and submit the final report.
All deliverables need to be developed in consultation with and validated by RBC/MOH and UNICEF
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in public health or related field
A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience of Medical background with specialization in obstetrics or midwifery
Relevant practical experience in using and training or demonstrating how to use CTG and Doppler including reading and interpretation.
Experience in clinical care at primary and referral hospital services
Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
Knowledge of Rwanda health system is an asset.
Strong analytical and conceptual skills.
Computer skills (excel, word, PowerPoint)
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly females are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should send their complete Personal History (P11) form, which can be downloaded form (http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc). or a CV/resume, as well as a cover letter explaining what makes them suitable for this consultancy.
Qualified and experienced candidates are requested to submit a letter of interest including a Technical Proposal outlining a road map for review and implementation timeline. In their letter of interest, candidates should highlight their previous work experience relevant to the assignment, the attributes that make them suitable, their proposed approach to the assignment.
The applicant should also submit a Financial Proposal outlining the total costs for this consultancy with payment linked to the 2 main deliverables outlined above. The financial proposal should indicate an all-inclusive lump sum fee composed of consultancy fees, local taxes, travel costs and subsistence/living allowances. Please note subsistence/living allowances for filed visit Â will be based on Government rate.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Application sent without the Financial Proposal will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Closing Date Tue Feb 11 2020 22:55:00 GMT+0100 (Paris, Madrid)