Position: Nurse Midwife (11 Posts)
Reports to: Study Coordinator/Supervisor
Work station: Simiyu
Apply by: October 15, 2019
Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is a leading research organization in Africa with a strong track record
in developing, testing and validating innovations for health. Driven by a core strategic mandate for
research, training and services, the Institute’s work now spans a wide spectrum, covering biomedical
and ecological sciences, intervention studies, health-systems research and policy translation.
IHI is looking for Nurse Midwives to fill vacant positions in a new project called Uzazi Uzima II. The Uzazi Uzima (“Safe Deliveries II”) is being implemented by AMREF-Tanzania, in partnership with Amref Health Africa in Canada from 2016-2020 at Simiyu region Tanzania. The study is an expansion of BEmONC and CEmONC services at 24 selected health centres and dispensaries in Simiyu.
As a part of the Canadian government’s initiative to improve accountability for its maternal and child
health investments, the Institute for International Programs (IIP) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
School of Public Health (JHU) is putting in place rigorous tools to evaluate maternal, neonatal, and child health programs. This project will evaluate the implementation strength and quality of care of AMREFTanzania’s Uzazi Uzima project and develop new methods to assess quality of care.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Facility readiness: Conduct health facility assessments through administering facility survey.
- Specifically, interviewers will assess service availability, equipment, and supplies.
- The facility survey will collect data from the in-charge on nurse’s characteristics, services provided at the facility, commodities, and data use, among other related topics
- Provider interviews: Assessing facility-based health workers’ training, supervision, knowledge, attitudes and practices. Interviewers will conduct one-on-one interview lasting no more than 1 hour with all providers identified as providing intra-partum care at the health facilities.
- Quality of care: Observing labour & delivery at selected facilities from the clients who have registered for labour and delivery and use a standard labour and delivery tool to note the observations from labour through delivery.
- Quality of care: Conducting Objective structured clinical examination (OSCEs) at selected facilities; (OSCEs are expected to be carried out using simulators and dolls).
- Assess clinical scenarios resembling common situations encountered by the providers with the use of the mannequins (mother and neonate). The assessor will mark the responses of the provider using a checklist tool.
- Quality of care: Conducting competency assessments using clinical vignette tool at selected facilities. Assessor will explain the use of descriptive clinical scenarios (vignettes).
- Undertake any other tasks that the supervisor shall reasonably require from time to time
Qualification and Experience
- Certificate in Nurse Midwife from a recognized institution, registered.
- Diploma in Nurse Midwife is an added advantage.
- Prior experience working in clinical research and in an antenatal clinic is an added advantage.
- Experienced in monitoring of labor and delivery.
- Prior experience in collecting research data.
Skills and Competencies
- Ability to work under minimum supervision but also within a team.
- Good writing and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent attention to details.
- Adhere to IHI core values (Transparency, Accountability, Respect, Integrity and Initiative).
An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to a successful candidate as per IHI salary scales.
IHI is an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit intentional biases or discrimination and harassment
of any kind at the work place and during recruitment. All employment decisions are based solely on job requirements and individual qualifications, and our recruitment process is governed by the labour laws of Tanzania.
Mode of Application
All candidates who meet the above job requirements should send their application letters together
with their detailed curriculum vitae (CVs) showing contact addresses including email, telephone/cell
phone numbers and copies of academic and professional certificates to the address below. The
deadline for this application is 1700hrs, October 15, 2019.
All e-mail application subject lines should read: NURSE MIDWIFE
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
Human Resources Manager,
Ifakara Health Institute,
Kiko Avenue, Mikocheni,
P. o. Box 78373,
Dar es Salaam