|OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : |
1. To collaborate with the national Department of Health to improve the technical and educational capacity of the midwifery schools, midwifery educators and preceptors and partner clinical training facilities;
2. To provide technical support to the national Department of Health to facilitate the implementation of the revised midwifery curriculum and improve teaching quality, with a particular emphasis on clinical teaching/learning, mentoring and competency development;
3. To provide technical support to the Government on midwifery education and practice;
4. To support the improvement and quality of midwifery, obstetrical and overall reproductive health care in Papua New Guinea;
5. To work in close collaboration with the WHO Collaborating Centre at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, consultants and other WHO staff in managing, coordinating and evaluating the midwifery project based on agreed upon monitoring and evaluation indicators, outputs and outcomes.
| Description of duties: |
In close cooperation with the national Department of Health and the Maternal Health Command Post and under the supervision of the Technical Officer (Maternal Health), the incumbent is expected to perform the following duties:
1. Coordinate the work of a team of internationally-recruited midwives and obstetricians to support the improvement and quality of obstetrical care in Papua New Guinea;
2. Support the national Department of Health in the development of technical guidelines, training materials, including clinical teaching and preceptor training tools, implementation, monitoring and evaluation methods tools and methods consistent with evidence-based international practice guidelines and standards;
3. Support and guide the teaching staff, including clinical preceptors in their development and use of contemporary educational methods for academic and clinical learning, with a particular focus on development of clinically-contextualized learning and outcome competencies;
4. Collaborate with the national Department of Health, international agencies and other partners in the development of quality midwifery and obstetrical care and meet identified common priorities;
5. Support and guide the clinical staff and preceptors of the key clinical facilities in their development as facilitators of clinical learning;
6. Plan and facilitate interventions focused on the improvement in the standard of clinical midwifery care and improved quality of clinical teaching of midwifery students; and
7. Perform any other duties as assigned by the WHO Representative.
| Education: |
University degree in medicine or health-related science with postgraduate degree in public health or midwifery is essential. Postgraduate qualifications in a reproductive health area; midwifery preferred.
| Skills: |
Technical expertise in midwifery education and practice, particularly in the preparation of midwives for practice. Initiative and adaptability to work in developing countries. Excellent communication skills and ability to work smoothly in difficult working environment. Documentation, strategic planning, report writing and computer word-processing skills essential. Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team. Ability to adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.
1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Producing results
3. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences, fostering teamwork
4. Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond
5. Fostering integration and teamwork
| Experience: |
At least seven years of working experience as a midwifery educator and practitioner, preferably with proven experience in programme and competency-based curriculum development and practice in less resourced settings, including experience at international level is essential. Experience in Papua New Guinea or similar low resource setting with priority population health and health system needs in rural/remote areas is desirable.
| Languages: |
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
|Annual salary: (Net of tax) |
USD67 395 at single rate
USD72 373 with primary dependants
|Post Adjustment: 85.1 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.|
|A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening|
|Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.|
|All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.|
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