Pediatric Medical Consultants – Nigeria IHP at Palladium Group (3 Openings)

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Pediatric Medical Consultant – Nigeria IHP

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Job ID: req11941
Locations: Bauchi, Kebbi & Sokoto
Project Title: Management for Severe Cases of Malaria, Pneumonia, and Medically Complicated Acute Malnutrition in Bauchi, Kebbi and Sokoto States Consultancies Advertisement.

Project Overview and Role

  • The goal of Nigeria Integrated Health Project is to contribute to state-level reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality PHC services.
  • Provision of Onsite Clinical Training for Management for Severe Cases of Malaria, Pneumonia, and Medically Complicated Acute Malnutrition in Bauchi, Kebbi and Sokoto States (Severe Malaria, Respiratory Illness and Malnutrition in 31 Hospitals across three states: Bauchi (10), Kebbi (10), Sokoto (11)
  • Palladium invites applications from suitably qualified six (6) pediatric medical consultants/advanced pediatric clinical training consultants to support the State Ministry of Health (SMOH) and agencies to strengthen management for severe cases of pneumonia, malaria, and severe acute malnutrition (with medical complications) in secondary hospitals of Bauchi, Kebbi and Sokoto states.

Two pediatric medical consultants per state will each:  

  • Execute a phone needs assessment and
  • Conduct skills-based onsite refresher training in 5 secondary general hospitals (at least 5 practitioners per facility) in one State: Bauchi, Kebbi, or Sokoto States. In Sokoto, one consultant will be required to train six general hospitals.
  • Practitioners to be trained may include doctors/pediatricians, nurses, midwives, and nurse anesthetists. Consultants will be overseen by a lead Pediatric Medical Consultant and a technical monitor from IHP.
  • Consultants will liaise with the Hospital Management Board and IHP in advance of the trainings to ensure the facilities are prepared to receive the training.
  • Medical training consultants will also provide follow-up mentoring and supervision of the secondary care in collaboration with the Hospital Management Board and staff.
  • Consultants may only apply to one training opportunity per state as the training will be rolled out simultaneously in all three states.

Training Requirements:

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  • Each Consultant (two per state) will train 5 secondary hospitals (for a total of 10 hospitals trained in Bauchi and Kebbi, with 11 hospitals trained in Sokoto State).
  • When equipment and supplies are available, trainers will provide training in using oxygen equipment and nutrition commodities.
  • When these supplies/equipment are not available, simplified training must be provided to refresh healthcare workers to provide optimal care using available equipment (or prompt referral to tertiary care if needed/appropriate).

Estimated length of trainings at each general hospital:

  • Severe malnutrition (6 days),
  • Severe Respiratory illness (with oxygen therapy support) (3 days)
  • Severe malaria (2 days)

Needs Assessment/Criteria for Hospital Inclusion:

  • Hospitals with the largest volume of cases and staff will be prioritized, along with hospitals that have oxygen equipment and nutrition commodities to treat severe malnutrition.
  • If another implementer has given similar trainings in a facility, another general hospital will be prioritized for refresher training.

Type of Contract:

  • This is a firm-fixed-price deliverable-based contract. The consultant is expected to satisfactorily accomplish the deliverables before he/she gets paid for that deliverable.
  • The IHP Chief of Party reserves the right to confirm if a deliverable is delivered adequately or otherwise. No price change is expected after a contract is signed.
  • IHP will not pay for the cost of any deliverable that is not complete, of quality, or on time.

Required Qualifications

  • MBBS, MD or a similar Degree. A post graduate medical degree in relevant area such as Pediatrics (preferred) or Internal Medicine will be an added advantage.
  • The candidate must possess at least 10 years professional experience in clinical practice/training and/or programs related to diagnosis and case management of medically complicated severe acute malnutrition, severe pneumonia, and severe malaria.
  • Must be registered with relevant bodies such as the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) and possess a valid practicing license.
  • Have experience working with Ministry of Health (at federal and state levels) and implementing partners.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Nigerian health facilities at the secondary level.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and delivering capacity building workshops particularly competency-based, medical skills training.
  • Experience carrying out similar assignments in Nigeria particularly at the sub-national levels.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office packages.
  • Preferred: Trainers with certifications in oxygen therapy, severe pneumonia and respiratory illness, severe malnutrition is preferred.

Application Closing Date
3rd September, 2021. (11:59 PM).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should follow the instructions as contained in the “Request for Application (RFP)” and submit to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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