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17-382: Midwifery Trainer
Country:South Sudan
Department:International Operations
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

 PROGRAM BACKGROUND

 Currently, International Medical Corps, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH), and with support from UNFPA,the Global Affairs Canada(GAC) and Sweden(SIDA) is implementing Registered Midwifery-training program at the National Health Training Institute in Kajo Keji, and the National School of Midwifery in Wau, and Registered Nursing and Registered Midwifery Program at Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery in South Sudan. The program seeks to reduce maternal, neonatal and child mortality and morbidity rates in South Sudan through Midwifery and Nursing training targeting to improve percentage of skilled birth attendant in the country.

 JOB SUMMARY

The Midwifery tutor will be responsible for the preparation and delivery of theoretical and practical training for midwifery students at Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery. 

 ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Teach the required knowledge, skills and attitudes to the midwifery students, according to the national curricula, using a variety of teaching methods.

  • Assist in the Professional academic and research profile of midwifery within the College of Nursing and Midwifery

  • Work in partnership with the course team, practice staff, students and service users to deliver high quality education within the college and practice, that is relevant to maternal health service users and their families

  • Maintain and support continued high standards in midwifery education

  • Contribute to teaching, assessing and learning experience of students

  • Undertake the personal tutor role, monitoring student progression and academic development.

  • Provide guiding and counseling to students as need arises.

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and among beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps

  • Compliance and Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps' and donor compliance and ethics and standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

  • Any other relevant duties as requested by program manager or IMC program Director.

Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. 

Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor degree in Midwifery,  Master degree in Midwifery preferred
  • Bachelors degree in Medical Education from a recognized Institution is required.
  • Experience of teaching and learning in the clinical and academic setting.
  • Experience of conducting research or having been involved in research activity
  • Demonstrate ability and skills to plan and deliver teaching at the appropriate level
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
  • Under standing of quality assurance standards for Midwifery éducation and practice.
  • Excellent decision making skills.
  • Must work independently Under difficult conditions. Excellent communication skills in both oral and written English ; Arabic language a plus