1. BACKGROUND TO THE ASSIGNMENT
International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian non-profit 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, non-political, non-sectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas worldwide and response to emergencies. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high 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.
International Medical Corps is currently implementing approximately 10 programs across nine sites in South Sudan. Through nearly 16 health facilities in urban and rural areas, International Medical Corps provides basic health care and integrated service provision, from preventative care to emergency surgery. To address South Sudan’s acute health worker shortage, and foster self-reliance, International Medical Corps trains health professionals and community volunteers. Also, IMC is implementing nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, mental health, and GBV and public health interventions in South Sudan.
On 1 August 2018, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola in the northeast, the second outbreak of the disease in the country last year. The Ebola epidemic continues to spread through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s North Kivu province.
The current outbreak poses a significant risk to countries bordering with DRC as a result of cross-border trade, movements and inter-family relations.
Considering the intensity of the current outbreak, WHO has prioritized nine countries as at high risk on the Ebola transmission scale, and South Sudan is ranked in the second tier due to the level of inter-border activities between the DRC and South Sudan.
With this second outbreak in DRC, the government of South Sudan alerted all partners and stakeholders intervening in the health sector to support the MOH in preparedness of a robust Ebola response to address and contain the virus in the event any cases occur in the country.
An Ebola task force was activated by the MOH, in collaboration with WHO, which continues to monitor the current outbreak in DRC on a day-to-day basis.
IMC is considered to be one of the leading health/nutrition NGOs in South Sudan and is highly active in the provision of emergency health and nutrition response capabilities at a global level. This includes a rich experience in Ebola response in both the West African outbreak and the current outbreak in DRC. In South Sudan, IMC is providing its expertise and support to the MOH for both Ebola prevention and response and is the second partner in Ebola response in case management, nominated by the South Sudan Ebola task force.
She/he will work in collaboration with key national level partners including the Health Cluster and Ministry of Health.
2. PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
As part of South Sudan’s national Ebola preparedness and response plan, IMC will establish or erect, with WHO and MOH support, an isolation facility at identified areas in Juba and ensure its running 24/7 by trained staff. In addition, IMC and Samaritan Purse will train approximately 500 health care workers across Juba in the five pillars of Ebola preparedness and response.
The Ebola trainer consultant will support IMC’s Ebola preparedness and response efforts by leading and overseeing the capacity building including the roll out of large scale trainings to health care workers for both public and private (20) identified health facilities across Juba.
As part of his role, the Ebola trainer consultant will adapt into South Sudan context and deliver the WHO Ebola Curriculum to targeted health workers.
3. SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential functions below with minimal supervision.
The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
4. DELIVERABLES DESCRIPTION
4.1. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT DELIVERABLES
Detail how, when and by whom the deliverables will be implemented
The Consultant will developed based IMC need (Ebola proposal) and using the WHO trainings materials (WHO Ebola curriculum) the standardized Ebola training materials to be used by IMC in order to build the capacity of health workers and non-health workers in both Ebola preparedness and response.
The consultant will produce a term of reference for each training including the methodology to be used, the materials and support materials, the agenda, the timeline, the profile of participants and the budget. In addition a plan of training will be developed based on the target facilities (23) and health workers (300 -500).
In addition he will provide term of reference for supervision and monitoring including a supervision check list.
The consultant will conduct several trainings based on the plan and the target audience. He/She will also produce a report for each training including pre-test, post-test notes and attended list.
With the support of the Ebola Technical Coordinator and the Medical Director, the consultant will conduct regular supervision and monitoring field visit to assess the skill and knowledge and performance of the trainees. All the 23 target health center will be visited during the supervision. With field visit findings and observations, he/she will be able to raise recommendations to guide decision makers and to conduct on job training/ refresher training in facilities with low performance.
He/she will at the end of the assignment produce and submit a final report including a summary of activities achieved and recommendations he/she may find relevant to keep and ensure the skill and knowledge among health workers and high quality of service provided.
Code of Conduct
All Consultants are required to adhered to and promote International Medical Corps shared responsibility and obligation to report matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report to International Medical Corps.
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal consultancy opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.