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  • 10/26/18--02:08: Neonatal Nurse
  • Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
    Closing date: 30 Dec 2019

    Role overview

    The specific emphasis and details of your position will depend on the objectives of the local partner. However, your main responsibilities are likely to include:

    Transferring your skills and knowledge particularly to paediatric and neonatal department staff and generally to overall hospital staff. The knowledge and skill acquired is expected to improve the quality of services and the competence of paediatric and neonatal department staffs.

    Strengthen NICU in the hospitals (where applicable) and play a key role in strengthening systems to enable the hospital and concerned department to provide quality care consistently.

    Building the capacity of health workers, clinical leads and Village Health Team members in essential and emergency maternal obstetrics care through training of trainers, trainings and on the job coaching, mentoring and support supervision.

    Support strengthening functioning of maternity and labour wards.

    Possible locations in Africa and Asia: Ethiopia, Uganda and more to come.

    Skills, qualifications and experience

    Professional skills/ competencies:

    Essential

    • Registered Neonatal nurse
    • Experience as a neonatal/Paediatric Nurse in hospital setting at least for Five years
    • Experience in mentoring/training of nurses, students at a paediatric Department of any Hospital/in a clinic
    • Experience of working in neonatal intensive care unit

    Desirable

    • Masters of Science in Nursing
    • Additional specialization in areas like neonatal care
    • Basic computer skill
    • Experience in mentoring and teaching/Bedside teaching

    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=Ym1hbnlhLjQ0MDkwLjM4MzBAdnNvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ


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  • 11/02/18--04:36: Nutrition Adviser
  • Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
    Closing date: 31 Dec 2019

    Role overview
    As a Nutrition adviser will provide technical advice to the Regional Health Management Team (RHMT), Council Health Management Teams (CHMT’s) Nutrition Committees at the regional and district levels and health care workers on how improve individual behavior and household practices, promotion of collective actions in communities and creating enabling environment for good nutrition outcomes.

    The volunteer will focus on developing sustainable nutrition interventions which involve social behavioral change and communication (SBCC) approach in health facilities and the community.

    Possible placement locations in Africa & Asia: (up coming location- Tanzania)

    Skills, qualifications and experience

    A degree in Nutrition, Masters is added advantage.
    * Experience of working in nutrition in developing countries.
    * Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience
    * Teamwork, with the ability to work collaboratively in diverse groups.
    * Ability to work in an institutional environment, hospital and health facility settings and in the community
    * Experience and knowledge in Nutrion and general health.
    * Proven coaching and mentoring skills
    * Effective communications skills (report writing, verbally


    How to apply:

    Application URL:http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=Ym1hbnlhLjAzODE3LjM4MzBAdnNvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ


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  • 03/12/19--09:24: Pediatrician
  • Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
    Closing date: 31 Mar 2020

    Role overview

    You'll be based in general hospitals or local health clinics where you’ll share your skills and knowledge particularly with paediatric department colleagues, but also other medical staff.
    You'll play an important role in improving the quality of healthcare services and the competence of the medical professionals working with children and newborns. You’ll gain experience of how systems function in low resource settings and of treating different diseases.
    The specific emphasis of your position will depend on the objectives of the local partner. However, your main responsibilities are likely to include: performing medical examinations, prescribing medicine, treatment procedures and techniques, performing neonatal and paediatric morbidity and mortality audits, making referrals to specialist paediatric units, mentoring and training medical professionals working with children and newborns, supporting patient management and sharing good practice.

    Skills, qualifications and experience

    You have a medical degree (MBBS or equivalent) and a minimum of three year’s specialist experience and training in paediatrics within a hospital setting. In the UK you need to have completed ST5 prior to departure for most roles, however doctors at ST3 and ST4 level might be accepted for some placements. Prior experience in clinical teaching and mentoring in the area of paediatric care is desirable.
    As well as having a relevant professional background, you need some key personal attributes to be able to cope with the unique challenges of volunteering overseas. For example, we’ll assess your flexibility and adaptability because you’ll need to mould how you approach things to the context in which you’re working. You’ll need a positive commitment to get you through the challenging times as well as high levels of sensitivity and patience to learn about the culture you’re living in.


    How to apply:

    Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bGl6YS5vbGl2ZXIuMjA4MDcuMzgzMEB2c28uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t


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  • 07/02/19--14:09: Ethiopia: Neonatal Nurse
  • Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
    Country: Ethiopia
    Closing date: 03 Mar 2020

    This is a volunteer job.

    Role overview
    The objective of the placement is to transfer skill and knowledge to paediatric 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. Currently jobs are in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda. However, more Neonatal volunteer jobs will be coming up later too.

    Skills, qualifications and experience

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


    How to apply:

    Application URL:http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=Ym1hbnlhLjg0ODk5LjM4MzBAdnNvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ


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  • 07/02/19--14:11: Uganda: Midwife
  • Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
    Country: Uganda
    Closing date: 31 Mar 2020

    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 new born 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 health facility, planning and organising 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 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


    How to apply:

    Application URL:http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=Ym1hbnlhLjQ0NzQxLjM4MzBAdnNvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ


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    Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
    Country: Uganda
    Closing date: 25 Jan 2020

    Skills, qualifications and experience

    Essential:
    * Qualified Medical degree with 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 labour 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 programmes with Obstetrics and Gynaecology positions are Uganda, Tanzania and Sierraleon. Exact location- City/district will be confirmed.


    How to apply:

    Application URL:http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=Ym1hbnlhLjcwMTkxLjM4MzBAdnNvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ


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    Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 10 Nov 2019

    Job Title: Global Lead - Social Accountability

    Job responsibilities

    Leadership
    * Provide leadership in VSO on Social Accountability to ensure programme effectiveness and learning.
    * Work with the Social Accountability Core Approach team and PDP colleagues to develop and continually review VSOs approach to Social Accountability in programming, engagement and leadership.
    * Model being a people first practitioner.

    Draw on evidence generated through our work to contribute to VSO’s thinking on Social Accountability
    * Facilitate the articulation and regular review of VSOs ToC’s from the perspective of Social Accountability.
    * Support the articulation and review of VSOs approach to Social Accountability, in concert with the people first framework, our social inclusion and gender, resilience and relational volunteering for development approaches.
    * Work with the Knowledge for Impact and Core Programme Area teams to identify high level indicators for the organisation on Social Accountability and work with them in the analysis of evidence arising from our programming practice.

    Systems thinking and sustainable development
    * Liaise with other members of the PDP team to ensure our approach to, and thinking about, SA is understood as fundamental to sustainable development systems.

    Programme quality
    * Support country offices to improve programme quality through the integration of Social Accountability approaches, and in developing standalone Social Accountability programmes
    * Provide support and advice to programmes to improve programme design and quality through interventions, particularly in signature programmes
    * Employ and enhance the use of a systems and accountability approach to programme design.
    * Identify trends in achievements and constraints in SA across the organisation and develop appropriate strategies to capitalise or address with the core approach team.
    * Develop a pool of people with SA expertise that programmes can access for tailored and specialist SA programming advice.

    Knowledge management
    * Promote the generation and or use of quality internal and external evidence, practice and learning within VSO, particularly through the SA core approach team but also through other core area and core programme teams.
    * Create opportunities to learn, share knowledge and innovate. Build organisational expertise in SA programming.
    * Disseminate knowledge and insights emerging from programmes, MER and external knowledge exchange throughout VSO, especially into programme and policy, reporting, monitoring evaluation and research, advocacy, communications and fundraising.
    * Develop learning reports to guide strategic decision making, corporate planning, monitoring and evaluation, advocacy and reporting.

    Promote good practice
    * Develop systems and processes to share learning from our development practice and to learn from others’ practice.
    * Facilitate the application of learning into practice and reflective practice (ref. People First Framework).
    * Advise on core programme frameworks and signature programme development
    * Facilitate access to knowledge experts.
    * Support in the analysis of SA data and evidence generated by out M and E systems at country, regional and global levels.

    External communication and influencing
    * Identify opportunities for strategic partnerships (including coalitions and alliances) to support our programme work through provision of volunteers, joint programming, shared research, learning and funding.
    * Develop effective networks and strategic partnerships in SA development globally, as well as in the role of volunteering in SA and facilitate programme engagement in the same.
    * Represent VSO at conferences, workshops and task forces and or support programme actors participate as appropriate.

    Skills, Knowledge and Experience

    Essential:
    * Extensive experience of direct work in social accountability, participation, governance, and/or peace/conflict in the South; supporting research, planning and implementation of programmes at all levels.
    * Experience of working in a developing country.
    * Understanding of current issues and thinking about the role of Social Accountability in enabling change towards reducing marginalisation and impoverishment of people, demonstrates skills and knowledge at equivalent level to a post-graduate qualification.
    * Analytical thinking and ability to plan strategically from an organisational and transformational perspective.
    * Confident and articulate in systems thinking and working with theories of change.
    * Able to adapt communication style to different contexts and audiences, including internal and external stakeholders, present complex information in a user-friendly way, both verbally, in writing and visuals.
    * Experience of project management ie planning, review, and evaluation of grass roots development work.
    * Experience of supporting programmes and measuring impact.
    * Able to handle complex workload including doing own administration.
    * Team working skills: able to build strong working relationships across a large complex global area, and work collaboratively as a member of several teams.
    * Able to motivate, manage and develop colleagues; self motivated.
    * Commitment to VSO’s vision, purpose and values, particularly with regard to people first, inclusion and gender.
    * Confident in articulating a clear gender analysis.
    * Evidence of being capable in modelling participatory practice.

    Desirable:
    * Track record mobilising resources for programming (people, support, funding).


    How to apply:

    Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=ZW56aW9rYS40ODQ5OC4zODMwQHZzby5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20


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    Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 19 Nov 2019

    VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 23 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.

    Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they 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 and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

    Role overview
    Telling stories is a vital part of VSO's work. It puts people right at the heart of our organisation.

    As Editorial Manager (sabbatical cover), you'll oversee VSO's photographic, video and written content production, ensuring outputs are of the highest professional and ethical quality. You will ensure that VSO’s content communicates the powerful contribution that volunteers make and the stories of people around the world who are supported through this work. You'll ensure published content is suitable for the planned audience, and that editorial standards are met.

    The role involves research, planning and delivering content production for projects such as the VSO supporter magazine and public fundraising appeals. You’ll also have responsibility for content aimed at institutional donor audiences and key stakeholders.

    You’ll lead a team of content producers, plus freelancers and volunteers, managing them to execute a content plan, producing outputs that meet legal requirements and ethical guidelines, while contributing to marketing team goals. You will have responsibility for writing contracts, managing a tight budget and ensuring storytelling principles are adhered to.

    As a passionate storyteller, you will be playing a vital role in inspiring support for VSO and helping us progress towards our vision of a fair world for everyone.

    This is a 3 months sabbatical cover from the 2 January to the 31 March 2020.

    Skills, qualifications and experience
    * You will be a creative and practical minded self-started.
    * You will be a champion of Plain English, an innovative storyteller and you’ll understand audiences. You will have experience of delivering storygathering trips in developing countries, interviewing vulnerable contributors and directing multimedia freelancers. You will have commissioned and produced packages of audiovisual and photographic content for different channels.
    * You will be a skilled writer and project manager, understanding how to balance priorities and defend editorial decision-making.

    VSO also offers a range of additional benefits:
    * A friendly and supportive office environment
    * Opportunities for flexible working and working from home
    * Generous annual leave of 37 days (inclusive of public holidays)
    * Competitive pension with Scottish Widows (matched at 5%)
    * Cycle to work scheme
    * Free parking
    * Lockers and shower facilities
    * Fun free lunch time activities like boot camp
    * Professional development
    * Employee and Volunteer Assistance Programme offering free, confidential support and guidance on a wide range of topics from money matters to legal issues, as well as counselling and a helpline.

    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. Unfortuna tely we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in the UK before you apply.

    VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

    Unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in the UK before you apply.

    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.


    How to apply:

    Application URL:http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=Yi5jaXJlcmEuMzM4MDYuMzgzMEB2c28uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t


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    Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 20 Nov 2019

    VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation 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

    We are looking for a new Supporter Care Coordinator to work in our busy and exciting Supporter Care team, helping to make a key contribution to the success of VSO’s volunteer recruitment, fundraising and public engagement activity in the UK.

    In this role you will handle all inbound enquiries to VSO, including both supporter and volunteer related conversations, delivering a high level of service and creating meaningful opportunities for engagement. In order to ensure VSOs supporters receive the best in supporter care and to reduce attrition, you will be responsible for outbound calling to welcome new supporters to the organisation, as well as to maintain excellent relationships with donors throughout their lifespan. Finally you will work to ensure all fundraising income is accounted for using our fundraising database, and accurate records of our supporters are maintained.

    A lifelong involvement with VSO begins when a supporter first contacts our Supporter Care team. You can help ensure we find the people and money we need to make a difference.

    This is a 3 months fixed term contract. We are looking to appoint immediately.

    Skills, qualifications and experience
    The ideal candidate will be someone with strong customer service experience, who can speak with confidence to members of the public, advise those wanting to take part in our volunteering programmes, and exhibit exceptional attention to detail when it comes to writing communications and processing donations.

    VSO also offers a range of additional benefits:
    * A friendly and supportive office environment
    * Opportunities for flexible working and working from home
    * Generous annual leave of 37 days (inclusive of public holidays)
    * Competitive pension with Scottish Widows (matched at 5%)
    * Cycle to work scheme
    * Free parking
    * Lockers and shower facilities
    * Fun free lunch time activities like boot camp
    * Professional development
    * Employee and Volunteer Assistance Programme offering free, confidential support and guidance on a wide range of topics fr om money matters to legal issues, as well as counselling and a helpline.

    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.

    Unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in the UK before you apply.

    VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

    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.


    How to apply:

    Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=Yi5jaXJlcmEuMzMzOTUuMzgzMEB2c28uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t


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  • 11/08/19--02:55: Kenya: Project Officer Eriks
  • Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 14 Nov 2019

    Responsibilities
    * Coordinate all project activities, monitoring and evaluation, project reporting, and dissemination of reports as appropriate.
    * Lead in documentation and dissemination of change stories and knowledge products deduced from project implementation and learning
    * Lead in identifying, assessing and building capacity of local implementing partners in target areas
    * Engage in lobbying and advocacy with relevant Civil Society Organisations at micro, meso and macro level in influencing development and implementation of government policies necessary in enhancing access to quality and inclusive basic education
    * Support administrative work of the project by providing logistical support to planning, training and review of workshops, conferences; and ensure invitations, follow-up, liaisons with relevant partners, volunteers, VSO Kenya staff and resource personnel are done.
    * Support regular updates to partners and volunteers enquiries relating to the administrative matters of the Project.
    * Ensure proper budgeting, timely budget tracking and check compliance to financial management policies and donor requirements through out project period
    * Work cooperatively as a member of the Inclusive Education programme and support in signature programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
    * Provide duty of care for all staff and volunteers in the project in collaboration with IE programme manager
    * Manage the projects safeguarding caseloads with support from the Head of People and Operations
    * Establish and strengthen partnerships relevant to realization of project/programme objectives
    * Any other duties as may be required from time to time by the Programme Manager.


    How to apply:

    Application URL:http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=am9tZWdhLjk1OTA3LjM4MzBAdnNvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ