Junior Consultant aqt Marie Stopes Nigeria (MSION)

Marie Stopes Nigeria (MSION) is a results-orientated Social Business, which uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide reproductive health care and allied services. MSION’s goal is to meet the needs of underserved Nigerians and dramatically improve access and use of a range of reproductive health services.MSION is part of Marie Stopes International’s Global Partnership which is in over 42 countries worldwide.The post holder is required to demonstrate: initiative; energy; persistence; results orientation; drive; integrity and discretion; enthusiasm; and commitment to personal development to further MSI’s partnership mission of enabling individuals to have children by choice not chance.Junior ConsultantJob TypeFull Time  QualificationBA/BSc/HND  Location AbujaJob FieldConsultancy   Job ID: #1768751BackgroundThe recently approved task shifting/task sharing policy is one of the strategies for accelerating the progress towards achievements of the health SDGs goals. The policy focuses on key priority areas such as Reproductive, Maternal Newborn and Child Health services (RMNCH), as well as HIV, TB, Malaria and other communicable and non-communicable diseases in the Essential health services package. The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGON) recognizes the importance of family planning as a key factor in the achievement of the health related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs 4, 5 & 6). In addition to ensuring availability of free and quality contraceptives, health workers need current information and skills to facilitate provision of quality family planning services, including long acting reversible contraceptive methods (LARC). These methods, which include implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs), have historically been underutilized, largely due to limited availability and low coverage of trained providers. It is in response to this that the approved task shifting/task sharing policy allows Community health extension workers (CHEW) to provide the Long acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) services as one of the methods of family planning.As part of implementation planning for the policy, it is necessary to review the pre service curriculum of CHEWs to include training on LARC. This is a cost effective way of building skills of CHEWS on the provision of LARC services.The Federal ministry of health (FMOH) in collaboration with Marie Stopes International Organization of Nigeria (MSION) therefore requires the services of a junior consultant to work with the lead consultant in the review of the current pre service training curriculum of CHEWs to include training on LARCs. The consultant will be experienced in family planning, curriculum development public health and health system management.Scope of WorkThe key deliverable is a draft revised pre service curriculum for CHEWs.Key Deliverables/Responsibilities of the Consultant:The Consultant will work with the lead consultant to:Collate and catalogue existing simplified curricula that have been used to train CHEWs on LARC in Nigeria and other countriesAdapt and simplify content from the National LARC training curriculum to develop the CHEWs pre service curricular.Modify technical details for ease of understanding by CHEWsPresent the 1st draft of the revised CHEWs pre service curriculum to stakeholders for review and feedbackCollaborate with the other consultant that provide technical assistance to the processAt the cost of MSION, within the period, the consultant is also expected to participate in:Three days Key stakeholders meeting to present draft revised curriculumAny other relevant meeting FMoH may call with respect to the consultancy 

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