VAC-7921 Midwifery Mentors
CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.
|Overview of position||
Through the project titled advancing nursing and midwifery Services in Libya and funded with the generous support of European Union in Libya, UNFPA and MOH institutions have observed that midwives who are graduated from midwifery education institutions are not receiving regular supportive supervision through their teachers during first two years after graduation therefore most of them forget what they have learned during studies from standard skills. This has resulted in lack of self-confidence during performance of skills, lack of awareness on the up-to-date knowledge and lack of guidance/mentors which makes this largest cadre of MOH vulnerable to wrong practices especially in remote areas. Therefore, UNFPA has launched an innovative mentorship program for newly graduated and deployed midwives to improve quality of services and strengthen the nursing and midwifery profession in Libya. This mentorship programme is to strengthen ongoing in-service midwifery education programs for capacity building of newly graduated midwives and midwifes that are serving in their working places i.e. clinics, PHCs and hospitals. The mentorship process should strengthen the quality of health services at all levels of health system, and focus on identifying, solving problems, facilitate provision of resources, support the implementation of standards, improve teamwork and communication.
Location: Consultants will be hired in Tripoli, Sebha, Ghat or areas identified by MOH and will work closely with Midwifery and Nursing Association, Medical Manpower Directorate of MOH, Midwifery and Nursing training institutions in Tripoli and other relevant authorities in Libya.
Travel costs UNFPA Libya will pay:
Relevant trip costs to the duty sites between Tripoli and clinical sites and cover for boarding, lodging and logistics through our implementing partners if necessary
Or Daily Substance Allowances (DSA) will be paid to cover for local transportation, boarding and lodging in Tripoli and in major cities if required
Remuneration UNFPA Libya will pay:
Consultancy fee commensurate with the assignment and level of experience of the consultant
Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) in line with UN standards rate for the assigned destination in Libya
Payment will be made on monthly basis after the complete submission of required documents i.e. attendance sheets, monthly progress report, plan and analysis.
UNFPA reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs are incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.
The Objectives of this assignment is to mentor locally deployed nurse-midwives and / or midwifes in targeted health facilities to enable and capacitate evidence based respectful midwifery-led care with in an interdisciplinary team for the host community girls including from among the vulnerable groups like migrants, refugees and internally displaced population. This mentorship assignment will be conducted in compliance with the ICM definition that says Mentorship is “A reciprocal learning relationship in which a mentor and mentee agree to a partnership where they work together toward achievement of mutually defined goals that will develop a mentee’s skills, abilities, knowledge and/or thinking”.
RH Programme Specialist
Under the overall guidance of the UNFPA’s Reproductive Health Specialist, the consultant will work in close collaboration with
UNFPA Technical team and the Head of the assigned Departments in MOH relevant to Nursing and Midwifery Professions i.e.
MMDC, Nursing and Midwifery Association and UNFPA partners
UNFPA’s payroll management agency will provide the consultants with the following:
i. In-country guidance regarding transportation and help in facilitating the accommodation
ii. Relevant documentation and support meetings with partners when and where necessary
iii. Internet and working space during her working hours in UNFPA country office – Libya
iv. Processing the payment instalments and completing all its required documents.
Mentor is expected to be a highly experienced and educated obstetric gynaecologist / midwives to provide on the job trainings (improve hands on practice) to less experienced midwives in targeted health facilities. The mentor has to know nursing and midwifery standard education curriculum and practice. Mentor should help to align well midwifery practice and approaches to the standards of care, and the mentoring relationship should reflect the principles found in ICM’s Philosophy and Model of Midwifery Care and International Code of Ethics: respect, trust, equity, shared control, self-determination, participation and partnership. The mentor will utilize The mentor will have to visit the targeted health facility for 42 days in 3 cycles. The first visit to targeted midwife in health facility will compose of 12 working days to assess knowledge, skills and attitude and work environment of the targeted health facility. The mentor has to apply harmonized quality improved tools (HQIP). In the first visit a baseline assessment should be conducted to identify gaps and this will be followed up by on the job mentoring of the midwives / nurse-midwives in targeted health facility to enable them to provide high quality and respectful health care services. In this cycle of the visit the mentee (employed midwives) should be able to provide health care services independently for an action period of two months. After the first action period, mentor should visit the health facility for 12 additional days and carryout midline assessment to measure the progress, identify and address gaps by the provision of on-the-job mentoring to midwife/midwives of the targeted health facility. The same will happen following another two-months action period, for the end line assessment it will also take 12 working days. During each action periods, mentees will be supported by e mentoring. SMS reminders and phone calls will be made when the mentorship program materials are being reviewed and updated, as well as, during the mentorship program, in consultation with the mentors, based on needs identified. SMS reminders will be sent to mentees during each of the three-month action periods to accomplish and report on the assigned tasks on a regular basis. The e-follow up will also provide on call support i.e. advice, counselling and referral guidance. UNFPA in collaboration with nursing and midwifery association and the ministry of health (MMDC directorate) will conduct joint monitoring to oversee the progress and ensure the quality of mentoring is assured. Regular communication will be conducted with mentees, mentors and the head of the health facilities to ensure that high standards are maintained and the support is bound to agreed timetable.
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