Research Jobs at Dar-es-salaam, Kigoma, Morogoro and Pwani
Job title:Maternal Health Consultants (Two Posts) Duration: 1 month Duty station:Dar-es-salaam, Kigoma, Morogoro and Pwani Background Since 2008, the World Lung Foundation (WLF) Maternal Health Program has contributed to the Government of Tanzania’s efforts to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality by improving women’s access to good-quality emergency obstetric and neonatal care (EmONC). EmONC is the package of health services necessary to treat life-threatening complications that cause the majority of maternal and neonatal deaths. The WLF program currently works in 37 public facilities in the regions of Kigoma, Morogoro and Pwani to bring good-quality EmONC to rural, isolated populations. WLF has upgraded health centers, strengthens district hospitals, and trains and mentors Assistant Medical Officers to provide emergency obstetric and neonatal care including cesarean sections, trains and mentors nurse-midwives/clinical officers to provide anesthesia, skilled birth attendance and basic emergency obstetric care. WLF’s strategic plan 2015-2018 underscores the need to share lessons learned from the program implementation to the wider local, regional and international scientific audience for possible scale-up. To this end we seek to mobilize and organize routine data and information from our archives and from facility records in the project-supported facilities for possible dissemination. Consultant(s) will work with WLF experts to map, collect and organize data on ruptured uterus across all the supported facilities. This task will be supplemented by documentation of case by case records for the proposed variables related to uterine rupture for five years, from January 2011 to December, 2015, by visiting 15 supported facilities. Therefore, the consultant will work with WLF’s focal persons at the supported facilities to sort out patient records and extract information for the specific cases as per indicated variables. Access to all records and information archived in the WLF’s data collection tools for the mentioned period (2011 to 2015) will be provided and the consultant will be assisted to access records and information at the supported facilities from respective local government authorities. Responsibilities The maternal health consultant will team-up and lead a data clerk to accomplish the following; 1. Records and data mapping: Use the archived monthly and quarterly data collection templates to map out ruptured uterus reported for five years (identify the cases and record when and where it was performed), from January 2011 to December 2015. 2. Data and information records review/audit: Review case by case records in the sorted files and information to establish various demographic data, management choices and outcomes associated with the cases 3. Data organization and analysis: Lead the data clerk to analyze the collected information and data and therefore recommend selected variables for possible publication. Requirements i. Masters Degree in obstetrics and gynecology (MMED; O/G) or related qualification. ii. Demonstrated experience and technical competency in obstetrics and gynecology. iii. Comprehensive understanding of maternal and reproductive healthcare, maternal mortality reduction, neonatal care, quality improvement initiatives such as clinical audit. iv. Ability and willingness to travel to project sites in rural Kigoma, Morogoro and Pwani. v. Excellent writing and oral presentation skills vi. Computer literacy: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) vii. Excellent computer skills using MS Office (Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and viii. Knowledge and skills in data analysis software (STATA, SPSS, etc.). ix. Fluency in Speaking/Reading/Writing English and Kiswahili. Compensation: Considerable consultancy fee will be provided. Travel arrangements will be made by World Lung Foundation. Read More... Email your Curriculum Vitae and cover letter along with the names, email addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to the Clinical Director by email at SDominico@worldlungfoundation.org before 1600hrs, 10th October, 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.