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Oct 09, 2018

Provincial Reproductive Health Coordinators

  • Ipas SA
  • Pretoria
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Ipas believes in a world where every woman and girl has the right and ability to determine her own sexuality and reproductive health.

Ipas SA works with partners such as Departments of Health to increase women’s and girls’ access to safe, high quality abortion. The organization’s programs include work to strengthen health systems by training safe abortion providers and clinic staff.

Position Overview
The Provincial Reproductive Health Coordinators (PRHCs) shall assist and support the Senior Health System (HS) Advisor in the discharge of Strengthening Health System responsibilities. He/she will be based in a province where activities will be implemented (one in Gauteng and one in Limpopo). He/she will be under the direct supervision of the Senior Health System Advisor.
Duties shall include program administration, facility base line assessment, coordination of facility-based interventions, clinical mentoring, monitoring and evaluation and data collection and submission. The Provincial Reproductive Health Coordinators shall liaise with the Project Manager(PM) for contractual related matters e.g. adherence to time lines for reporting.

Key responsibilities
Record, keep and submit accurate program activity documents
Gather/collate/assess site log book data
Conduct site baseline and site progress assessments at Ipas supported health facilities
Ensure data quality for verification and triangulation and ensure transmission to Ipas South Africa office timeously
Develop (with support from Ipas SA) a process to support, monitor and follow up the implementation of quality comprehensive abortion care services in selected sites
Provide clinical mentoring related to the implementation of the comprehensive abortion care model as per guidelines provide
- Assisting providers in achieving and maintaining competence and resolving clinical issues
- Providing clinical support as much and as often as needed to ensure desired health service provider performance
- Prioritizing and addressing issues that prevent abortion care from being provided at all, then giving attention to issues that affect quality of care
- Focusing on issues the health service provider can resolve within his/her responsibilities and that are direct obstacles to service provision, rather than issues completely outside their sphere of influence that don’t impact service delivery
- Identifying necessary clinical and programmatic support needs and provide assistance when the clinical mentor has the knowledge and skills to do so
- Informing the Provider Support Team (facility and program managers, Ipas SA) of programmatic needs so that others on the team may assist when a clinical mentor is unable to provide complete support
- Engaging providers and other members of the facility’s staff in analysing and solving their own problems, thereby strengthening their capacity to resolve their own problems
- Documenting inputs, needs, communications and follow-up on the appropriate forms
- Reviewing documentation of prior inputs and following up on past problem areas to ensure problems have been resolved

Prepare reports on the afore mentioned and other program activities to document project progress
Assist in coordinating dissemination of data to health facility managers and staff
Perform other duties as assigned by Senior Health Systems Advisor
Internal & External Stakeholders, Suppliers as well as Third Parties

Reports to the Senior Health Systems Advisor with to workflow, deadlines, reports, and projects
Maintains relationships with provincial, district and TOP service facility managers
Works with associates, managers, directors, and other units with reference to reports and planning

Requirements
Qualified Midwife and/or Registered Nurse
Preferably trained in Termination of Pregnancy (Manual Vacuum Aspiration and Medical Abortion) and contraceptives provision
Familiarity with roll out of Comprehensive Abortion Care Services will be an advantage
Familiarity with facility managers and TOP providers will be an advantage
Maintain a respectful work relationship with TOP providers, health facility managers, facility and Ipas staff
Available to execute required program activities
Proficient in Microsoft packages: word, excel
Excellent writing skills
General Terms

Contract Period: October 2018 to December 2018 to a maximum of 18 days per month, which is renewable
Rate per day will be commensurate with experience and qualification
Payment will be upon submission of reports and invoices to the Ipas South Africa office
Ipas South Africa will provide

Orientation on his/her roles and responsibilities
Relevant Ipas Standards and Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Tools to be used for supporting TOP providers and for reporting program activities
Program implementation support as necessary
Provide a vehicle for clinical mentoring and quarterly visits
Provide accommodation as needed

Deliverables
Provide a weekly work plan during days contracted during the contract period
Accomplish all monthly tasks as assigned by applying Ipas Standards and Operating Procedures
Submit monthly reports as per guidelines provided by the 25th of every month
Ipas South Africa will pay the Provincial Reproductive Health Coordinator a gross amount subject to personnel tax upon submission of a report and achieving the desired outcomes. Payment of the consultancy fees will be effected after submission of an invoice, time sheet and an activity report, subject to approval by the Senior Health System Advisor and Program Manager.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of motivation and CV with 3 contactable references

Employment
Provincial Reproductive Health Coordinators (PRHCs) (Consultancy Position)

About Ipas South Africa

Ipas SA is part of a global non-profit organization that works through local, national and global partnerships to ensure that women and girls have improved sexual and reproductive health and rights through enhanced access and use of safe abortion and contraceptive care.


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