Family Planning Outreach Clinical Officer (Part Time/ Locum) : FHI360 FHI360



Job Summary


Family Planning Outreach Clinical Officer (Part Time/ Locum): FHI 360
Deadline: 25 June 2021
Location: Bulawayo
About FHI 360
FHI 360 is a non-profit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
Project Summary
The 5-year USAID funded Mhuri / Imuli program’s goal in Zimbabwe is to improve maternal, youth and child health and survival in beneficiary communities and populations. The geographic focus is the seven districts of Manicaland Province, focusing on activities to increase the demand and supply of integrated, quality MNCH-FP services as well delivery of family planning services through outreach in all 10 provinces of Zimbabwe. This project will provide Technical Assistance (TA) to the MOHCC and direct service delivery for Family Planning through outreach services.
Position Summary
The FP Clinical Officer will be responsible for offering permanent (Family Planning) FP methods (tubal ligation and vasectomy) under local anaesthesia (LA) to clients identified by the provincial FP outreach teams throughout Zimbabwe. This position will involve travelling to the sites where consenting clients in need of permanent FP methods have been identified throughout Zimbabwe. S/he will provide technical leadership and guidance to the Family Planning Outreach teams in implementing the comprehensive, wide- ranged family planning services. S/he will be responsible for quality planning, implementation and monitoring the provision of permanent methods of family planning across the implementing provinces.

Duties and Responsibilities


Duties and Responsibilities
Provide permanent Family Planning methods to clients under local anesthesia; Ensure adequate client counselling and preparation before performing the selected procedure; Give information and advice in a manner suited to the client's needs; Shares up-to-date information and current technical data relevant to family planning services for decision-making; Ensures that high standards and quality clinical services are adhered to in line with national, organizational and donor guidelines; Performs general and specialized medical assessments of clients before the procedures to determine eligibility and ensure client safety; Efficiently carry out the bilateral tubal ligation of consenting clients in line with set pre-in- and post procedure guidelines; In collaboration with outreach teams, prepares a monthly schedule for provincial visits, while establishing strong partnerships with provincial and district hospitals teams for backup services in the event of complications arising; Monitors and ensures that basic equipment, supplies and medicines required are available to safely and successfully conduct the procedures; Represents the organization with relevant stakeholders at provincial and district levels during project implementation; Collects and analyze data to monitor progress and client satisfaction. Identifying learning needs of the teams and facilitates relevant on job training to improve team’s performance; Adheres to all health and safety procedures that protect safety of staff and all clients and actively participates in maintaining a safe working environment; Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience


Qualifications and Experience
BSc in Medicine with 3-5 years post qualification experience with 2 years clinical officer training inclusive of surgery; Degree/Diploma in Nursing and a postgraduate qualification in midwifery with 5 years post qualification related experience, 1 of which must be in a supervisory position; Certificate in Family Planning Training (Basic clinical and LARC {implants & IUCD} insertion and removal); Computer Literacy; Midwifery and Counselling training an added advantage; Familiarity with MOHCC policies, regulations, program priorities and key planning documents related to MNCH- FP areas of intervention is required; Possession of a current practising certificate.

How to Apply


To apply
To apply, send your CV and cover letter to fhi360_zwrecruitment@fhi360.org including your preferred area in the subject line or drop hard copies at the nearest FHI360 Offices including your preferred area in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and interviews will begin as soon as sufficient CVs are received even before the deadline.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Please note that FHI 360 does not charge applicants any fee for their applications to be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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