Partners in Health (PIH) is a non-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Through service delivery, training, advocacy and research, PIH works globally to bring the benefits of modern science to those most in need and to serve as an antidote to despair. PIH has programs in Haiti, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Kazakhstan and Boston.
PIH began working in Malawi in 2007, where today we support the Ministry of Health (MOH) to serve a catchment area of 165,000 through 12 health centers and two hospitals in partnership with our sister organizations. Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (APZU) is in Neno District and we seek to recruit suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the following positions:
Position: Adolescent and Women’s Health Nurse Mentor
Reports to: Primary Health Care Nurse Manager
Commitment: Full Time (Monday-Friday)
Working Hours: Regular Office Hours (40Hrs/Week)
Location: Lower Neno, Malawi
Partners In Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Uyomo (PIH/APZU) seeks an Adolescent and Women’s Health Nurse Mentor for the following program: “No Woman or Girl Left Behind” which seeks to enhance and improve provision of and demand for gender-sensitive and rights-based sexual and reproductive health services. These improved services will be adolescent-friendly and will focus on the provision of a comprehensive array of family planning options (including long acting contraceptives), high-quality obstetric care, treatment and support services to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). They will run in parallel to SGBV education initiatives geared for adolescents, teen clubs to support youth living with HIV, and Healthy Futures clubs for teens that cover SRHR topics, life skills, and awareness around rights especially for girls.
Position Description Overview
All APZU nurses are responsible for ensuring delivery of high-quality patient care to all patients in Neno district. The Adolescent and Women’s Health nurse mentors are required to provide mentorship on management of family planning, gender based violence, sexually transmitted infections, and maternal and child health care to health workers working in project supported facilities. Additionally, the mentor will be expected to assist in data collection and review and work on and lead trainings and quality improvement projects.
The mentor will work closely with clinicians and nurses from both MOH and APZU in the clinical and community health departments with liaising with finance, monitoring and evaluation and other
multidisciplinary teams. He/she also expected to work in a dynamic team environment with a respectful and supportive attitude of colleagues at all levels.
Responsibilities and Duties
Qualifications, Attributes and Experience Required:
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Benefits & Remuneration
An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates commensurate with experience and qualifications.
How to apply
Qualified and interested persons should apply to the address below, enclosing their cover letter; copies of relevant certificates and Curriculum Vitae indicating three names of traceable referees with valid telephone numbers and email addresses not later than 3rd September, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
The Director of Human Resources
Partners In Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (PIH/APZU)
P.O. Box 56
P.O. Box 1774
NB: Partners In Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (PIH/APZU) is is an equal opportunity employer, so, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, tribe, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment.
Partners In Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (PIH/APZU) is committed to safeguarding staff, children and communities with whom we work.
We are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work-including our patients, families and community members – as well as our staff are treated with dignity and respect and protected from
sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment. Therefore, any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks.