3 Positions at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO): ( Deadline 30 Jun 2020 )

3 Positions at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO): ( Deadline 30 Jun 2020 )

3 Positions at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO): ( Deadline 30 Jun 2020 )

Neonatal Nurse at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO): (Deadline 30 Jun 2020)

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organizations where their skills can have the greatest impact. As a VSO volunteer, you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead, we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

The objective of the placement is to transfer skills and knowledge to pediatric and neonatal department staff specifically and hospital staff in general in order to improve health outcomes and increase the quality of services in local health facilities.
You will directly contribute to improved accessibility and availability of newborn health services and support clinical supervision and the management of newborn health services in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and where possible surrounding health facilities/units.

These objectives are subject to improvement/modification after discussion with the project manager as well as the implementing partner. We are looking to strengthen our talent pool for Neonatal nurses to be able to respond to upcoming demand. Countries that need Neonatal nurse volunteers are: Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda. However, more Neonatal volunteer jobs will be coming up later too.

Skills, qualifications, and experience

Essential
 Qualified Nurse specialized in Neonatal Nursing
 Registered Nurse with proof of a professional license. Fully accredited by the relevant professional body
 Current experience as a registered nurse in a hospital setting for at least 3-5 years.
 At least 2-3 years’ experience working as a neonatal nurse/ Neonatology or working in the Neonatal Intensive care unit (NICUs).
 Experience in mentoring/training of nurses, students at a neonatal/pediatric Department of any Hospital/in a clinic.
 Able to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload

Desirable
 Masters of Science in Nursing
 Additional specialization in areas like Paediatric care
 Basic computer skill
 Experience in mentoring and teaching/Bedside teaching
 Experience in working abroad in a similar setting/context (Africa/Asia)

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open-minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

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

Some background about VSO

Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

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.

MAKE AN APPLICATION

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).

 

CLICK HERE TO READ OFFICIAL AND APPLY

 

 

Midwife at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO): ( Deadline 30 June 2020 )

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

This placement includes but is not limited to the following objectives:

  • Improve the quality of Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health (MNCH) services in the region by strengthening the capacity of midwives, health care workers, community health workers and establishment of systems and referral mechanisms essential for maternal and newborn care both at faculty and community level.
  • Support the roll-out of the national Nursing and Midwifery Curriculum by coaching tutors in the implementation and advising on additional adolescent-friendly service provision and early essential newborn care.
  • Provide technical capacity-building support to health workers in conducting ultrasound scans of pregnant women and provide day to day support at a health facility, planning and organizing outreach MNH services with the help of health care workers and DHMTs (applicable for Sierra Leone)

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential

  • Registered Midwife- Fully accredited by the relevant professional body.
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a midwife in hospital setting.
  • Experience in mentoring/training of nurses, students at a maternity and Pediatric Department of any hospital/clinic.
  • Experience of working in Gynecology/Obstetrics and neonatal intensive care unit.
  • Current knowledge in the field of maternal and child health, including some or all of the following: infection, prevention, antenatal care, family planning, PMTCT, essential and emergency maternal and newborn care.
  • Solid communication, presentation and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated self-management (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability)
  • Teamwork, with the ability to work collaboratively in diverse multi-cultural groups. Ability to work in an institutional environment, – hospital and health facility settings – as well as in the community setting
  •  Effective communications skills (report writing, verbal and written)

For Tanzania:

  • Fluency in Swahili and English languages and the ability to communicate with different stakeholders on different levels within organisations.)

Desirable

  • Masters of Science in Midwifery
  • Additional specialization in areas like neonatal care
  • Basic computer skills
  • Previous developing country work experience
  • Experience of community engagement approaches
  • Experience of community to faculty referral mechanism
  • Interest/experience in social and gender inclusion; social accountability

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open-minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

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

Some background about VSO

Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organization. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organizations, from local and national governments to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

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.

MAKE AN APPLICATION

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).

 

CLICK HERE TO READ OFFICIAL AND APPLY

 

Obstetrician/ Gynaecologist at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO): (Deadline 30 Jun 2020)

VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organization 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

The ideal person in this role will:

  • Work in collaboration with the Regional Health Management Team (RHMT) to strengthen gynecological services in targeted health facilities and improve quality of cesarean sections.
  • Build the capacity of medical officers, health workers and clinical leads in essential and emergency maternal obstetrics care through training, job coaching, mentoring and support supervision.
  • Support strengthening functioning of maternity, labor wards and level four health care facilities.
  • Provide technical capacity-building support to health workers in conducting ultrasound scans of pregnant women (applicable for Sierra Leone)
  • Plan and organize outreach MNH services with the help of care workers and DHMTs (applicable for Sierra Leone)

Disclaimer: These objectives are subject to improvement/modification after discussion with the project manager as well as the implementing partner.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential:

  • Qualified Medical degree with a specialization in Obstetrics/Gynaecology.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of post-qualification work experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Note: For Sierra Leone –
  • The ideal candidate should have expert experience in ultrasound machine/V-Scan
  • Obstetrics experience including labor management and recognition of obstetric emergency
  • You are fully accredited in your home country.
  • You have the ability to work with limited technical resources
  • You have experience in training, coaching, and supervision
  • Fluent English proficiency
  • IT skills (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

Countries, where VSO is currently running Health programs with Obstetrics and Gynaecology positions, are Uganda, Tanzania and Sierraleon.

Allowance
As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

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

Some background about VSO
Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organization. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programs focus on the areas of health, education, and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender, and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organizations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities, and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programs. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.
Please note that this is a generic advert. Please apply and when a specific position arises that matches your skills and availability, we’ll contact you directly.

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.

MAKE AN APPLICATION

VSO has zero-tolerance for 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)

 

CLICK HERE TO READ OFFICIAL AND APPLY








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