Consultancy services for training on Basic Emergency Obstetric New Born Care(BEmONC)

Job Details
Employer: International Rescue Committee
Job Title: Consultancy services for training on Basic Emergency Obstetric New Born Care(BEmONC)
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Galkacyo
Category: Other


Location: Gaalkayo, Somalia
Timeline: May - June 2018

Type of employee (see definitions below): Consultant (National or International Firms)T

  1. Background/IRC Summary
    The International Rescue Committee responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers help to people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. IRC is currently working in Somalia supporting health facilities implementing Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEmONC). These Terms of Reference relate to (BEmONC) training including a component of helping babies’ breath for staff based in Gaalkayo and Mogadishu IRC supported health facilities. The maternal mortality ratio for Somalia is exceptionally high at 732 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. This ratio represents, in part, a situation where less than 10% of births are attended by skilled personnel. Although most pregnancies and births are uneventful approximately 15% of all pregnant women develop a potentially life threatening complications that calls for skilled care and some will require a major obstetrical intervention to survive. The main causes of maternal death and disability are complications arising from hemorrhage, unsafe abortion, eclampsia, sepsis and obstructed labor.
    Main Goal
    The primary goal is to improve coverage and utilisation of quality (BEmONC) and skilled care, particularly among vulnerable host and IDP population in Mudug and Benadir district.
  2. Scope of work
    The BEmONC training is designed to train doctors, midwives, and nurses with midwifery skills who as team members will provide basic and comprehensive BEmONC services at the health facilities to avert maternal death and disability. The training will be integrated with Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) which is an educational program in neonatal resuscitation for birth attendants in resource limited setting. The course will follow a symptom based approach to the management of life threatening obstetric emergencies as this training will emphasis’s doing not just knowing and uses competency- based evaluation of performance. The training should take place over a period of twelve (12) days and be in line with WHO- guidelines. Thus, incorporate adequate practical demonstration of the theoretical knowledge learned and include the appropriate training aid materials.
  3. Objectives
    Objective 1. To improve in a positive way the attitudes of the RH staff towards team work and abilities to provide emergency obstetric services.
    Objective 2. To provide the RH staff with knowledge and clinical skills needed to respond appropriately to obstetric emergencies
    Objective 3. To provide RH staff with the decision making skills needed to respond appropriately to obstetric emergencies
    Objective 4. : To provide RH staff with interpersonal communication skills needed to respect the right of women to life, health, privacy and dignity

  4. Key Deliverables Expected (in 12 days):
     A comprehensive report that covers a brief description of the training methodology including a summary of any challenges encountered/lessons learned; and a thorough description of the training outcomes that mentions the methods/tools used to evaluate participants’ knowledge and skills gained. The report should be submitted to IRC within two days from the completion of the training.
     Specific activity plan in advance (For the purpose of monitoring)

  5. Education Required Skills and Experience
     Qualification as an Obstetrician, General practitioner with extensive experience and knowledge on BEmONC /EmONC training.
     Previous work experience in a facility delivering BEmONC /EmONC services and has regular capacity to maintain clinical skills
     Good analytical and communication skills.

  6. Minimum criteria for submission of the proposal for the BID
     The training consultant /institution should submit a technical and a financial proposal and is expected to demonstrate that it has a track record of not less than three (3) years of experience executing similar assignments.
     Qualifications as specified in section (6) and proven experience in conducting search assignments

  7. Contractual issues
    The IRC will provide the following at no cost to the consultant:
     Travel costs (to and from – Nairobi and within Somalia) however no costs associated with preparing the application including proposal submission will be met by IRC
     The consultant / team must comply with The IRC rules and procedures related to security and relations with the media
     The consultant/ team must respect the ethics related to evaluation practice
     Security would be provided and organized by The IRC team
    Documents of reference (To be availed by IRC)
     Relevant project documents as deemed necessary
    The consultant will work closely with IRC’s Senior Health and Nutrition Coordinator and Reproductive and Community health manager and liaise with the team at the field level.


    Application details and RFP can be downloaded from the Somalia NGO consortium website, under the jobs section as below:

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