Midwife Educator | Malawi, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia
Seed Global Health
About the organization
Seed Global Health (Seed) envisions a world in which every country, strengthened by a robust health workforce, is able to meet the health needs of its population.
Seed’s mission is to educate a rising generation of health professionals to strengthen access to quality care with a goal of saving lives and improving health.
Seed Nurse, Midwife and Physician Educators are placed as visiting faculty at academic institutions in Malawi, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia for one year. Together with their midwifery colleagues, Seed Midwife Educators will develop or refine locally tailored best practice approaches to midwifery education and encourage a continuous culture of excellence, responsibility, and accountability in the delivery of health care.
In collaboration with host country faculty and local midwifery leaders in Malawi, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia, key roles and responsibilities may include (but are not limited to):
- Providing evidence-based methods for clinical and classroom-based instruction and evaluation to students, clinicians or other learners emphasizing best practices;
- Supporting formal and informal professional development and mentoring opportunities requested by partner-country faculty and clinicians;
- Facilitating academic-clinical partnerships to develop practice improvement projects that strengthen care at the point of service and provide learning opportunities for students and clinical staff;
- If appropriate, working with national (including ministries of health and education) nursing and midwifery organizations to assist in the planning, implementation and/or evaluation of policies that support the enhancement of the professions of nursing and midwifery;
To be eligible to serve with Seed Global Health as a Midwife Educator, you must at minimum have:
- Master degree in nurse-midwifery
- Proven commitment and passion for teaching and mentorship in the field of midwifery
- Strong communication skills and a proven ability to work in interdisciplinary teams
- Ability to commit to a 12 month placement
- An active, valid midwifery license
- Ability to meet in-country work permit and licensing criteria and obtain clinical license in your placement country
- English language proficiency
Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate:
- Minimum of 5 years of clinical experience as a midwife
- At least 3 years of clinical teaching as a midwife in the field of reproductive, maternal, newborn health
- Minimum of 6-months living and working in low-resource health care settings either domestically and/or internationally
Contact email: [email protected]
Applications must be submitted through Seed's online portal and will be considered on a rolling basis.
You will be required to upload a copy of your nursing license and CV, complete two (2) short essay questions, and request three (3) references.
For more detailed information about the application process, please visit: https://seedglobalhealth.org/apply
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