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Volunteer role: Sexual Reproductive Health Specialist

Location:Kotido, Uganda
Application Closing Date:28 Mar 2019
Interview date:asap
Start date:April 2019

VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role overview

Build and strengthen the capacity of health workers, clinical leads and Village Health Team members in Adolescent friendly maternal, sexual and reproductive health services, essential newborn care and emergency maternal obstetrics care through trainings, on the job coaching, mentoring and support supervision. Support strengthening of referral pathways and functioning of maternity and labour wards at Nadunget Health Center (HC) IV and level III health care facilities in Moroto region. Provide technical advice and support implementation of policies and procedures.

Skills, qualifications and experience

• Qualified nursing professional specialized Midwifery
• A minimum of 5 years proven professional experience
• Fully accredited by the relevant professional body.
• Proven experience in emergency obstetric care and ASRH.
• Experience in mentoring and training in service health workers/colleagues and facilitating workshops

This project is funded by Irish Aid’s Volunteering Initiative which aims to promote volunteering within Ireland and the Irish public. Only Irish citizens or people living in Ireland are invited to apply.

Allowance and accommodation

All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home.

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

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