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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/13/TA33
Title: Technical Officer (Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (Postions 345878/345879/345888
Grade: P3
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  Temporary position for 6 months
Date: 3 April 2013
Application Deadline: 25 April 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Yambio, Sudan
Organization unit:
EM/DHP Division of Health Protection and Promotion (WRH) - duty stations: Yambio; Wau and Malakal
Purpose of the Post:

To support the Ministry of Health of the Government of South Sudan and the State Ministries of Health (SMOH) to strengthen the emergency obstetrics and newborn care within the secondary health care level facilities in South Sudan.

Objectives of the programme:

To contribute to the reduction of maternal and newborn mortality in South Sudan by increasing availability and access to comprehensive emergency obstetrics and newborn care and ensuring utilization of these services by women.

Organizational Context:

Under the direct supervision of Medical Officer (Making Pregnancy Safer) and overall supervision of the Head of Office, the incumbent will work within the WHO South Sudan team and work closely with the Ministry of Health towards strengthening the availability of and access to comprehensive emergency obstetrics and newborn care (CEmONC) services within the targeted hospitals in South Sudan.
Description of duties:
Under the direct supervision of the Medical Officer (Making Pregnancy Safer) and the overall supervision of the Head of Office, the incumbent will work towards strengthening the delivery of and access to comprehensive emergency obstetrics and newborn care in South Sudan.

In close collaboration with the Secondary Health Care Technical Officer, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

1. Carry-out needs analysis of Comprehensive Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care service delivery and access in South Sudan and identify priorities for WHO interventions.

2. Implement all the technical, operational and organizational capacity building activities and interventions of WHO for the targeted referral hospitals, ensuring that availability and quality of comprehensive emergency obstetrics and newborn care is improved and sustained:
a. Establish and ensure the application of standardized clinical protocols and training guidelines for CEmONC;
b. Provide on-the job training for respective categories of staff (i.e., medical doctors, clinical officers, anaesthetists, midwives, nurses) and ensuring that the hospital is able to deliver all signal functions of CEmONC 24/7;
c. Support the hospital in improving the organization and efficiency of services within the antenatal care centre, labour room, delivery room, maternity ward, and operating theatre;
d. Improve and ensure hospital compliance with universal precautions and infection control standards;
e. Ensure availability, follow-up, and rational use of essential CEmONC drugs, renewable supplies, and equipment;
f. Support the hospital in establishing management supervisory and monitoring tools and systems;
g. Provide continuous on site mentoring and supportive supervision;
h. Carry-out systematic monitoring, clinical audit, and analysis of the effectiveness/impact of the technical inputs in the standards of care in the supported hospitals.

3. Maintain constant coordination with the SMoH and the designated project administrator, and support the latter to address project-related issues as required.

4. Work with the SMoH, partners and stakeholders at field level to institute a referral system and enhance CEmONC access within communities by identifying and addressing barriers to these.

5. Ensure that timely, correct and complete reports (i.e., weekly and monthly hospital reports, indicators monitoring report, etc.) are prepared, analyzed, and submitted.
Essential: University degree in Medicine with specialization in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Desirable: Qualification as CEmONC trainer.

1) Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
2) Communicating in a credible and effective way
3) Fostering integration and teamwork 4) Moving forward in a changing environment
5) Ensuring effective use of resources

Functional Skills and Knowledge:

Ability to work under pressure.
Willingness to travel regularly within country.
Good problem solving skills.
Excellent communication and negotiation skills.

Other Skills:

Proficiency in MS Office.
Essential: At least 5 years of working experience in the area of Comprehensive Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care; both in clinical practice and in conducting training in developing countries.

Desirable: Experience in establishing Comprehensive Emergency Obstetrics Newborn Care facilities in complex emergencies.
Excellent knowledge of English.
Additional Information:
Applicants are kindly requested to pay attention to the screening questions as they will be used to screen out unqualified candidates.

Only qualified applicants with the relevant experience will be considered.

A written test/presentation and interviews will be used as a form of screening. The written test might be used as an eliminatory tool.

Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice (this could be the basic for rosters).

Candidates will be interviewed using a competency based approach.

In view of the current situation, South Sudan has been declared a non-family duty station; i.e. dependents are not allowed to visit or reside with the staff member at the duty station. The salary, post adjustment, benefits and allowances will be determined as applicable at the time of recruitment.

This vacancy is issued in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$56,091 at single rate
US$60,091 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 53.2 % 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.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

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