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Karamoja, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

February 23, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

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About the Organisation

FHI 360 is a global organization that mobilizes research, resources and relationships so that people everywhere can access the opportunities they need to lead full, healthy lives. Our staff of over 4,000 experts work in more than 60 countries around the world.

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Job Title

Family Planning Specialists job at FHI 360

Job Description

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, and technology creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. FHI360 in strategic partnership with Population Services International (PSI) Discovering Innovations in Self-Care (DISC) will scale up DMPA-SC self- injection in the 7 USAID-UHA regions.

FHI 360 thus seeks services of Family Planning Specialists on a consultancy basis for a period of 65 days from 1st March to 30th September 2024, to support the coordination and implementation of the project activities in the seven (7) regions of Acholi, Ankole, Bugisu, Busoga, Karamoja, Kigezi and Lango. The Family Planning Specialists (consultants) will work towards addressing the health system strengthening challenges related to the introduction of Moment of Truth (MoT) and DMPA-SC Self- injection scale-up as part of the method mix. The specialists will be required to provide technical support towards scale up the uptake of DMPA-SC for Self-Injection. The family project's regional offices and will be mentored planning specialists will be based in the UHA by the UHA regional FP advisors

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducting medical history, physical examination, and laboratory tests to assess the reproductive health status and needs of clients

  • Providing education and counseling on various contraceptive methods, including their effectiveness, side effects, benefits, and risks

  • Prescribing, dispensing, or administering contraceptive methods, such as pills, injections, implants, intrauterine devices, condoms, and sterilization

  • Providing preconception care, such as screening for genetic disorders, infections, and chronic diseases that may affect pregnancy outcomes

  • Providing prenatal care, such as monitoring fetal development, detecting complications, and referring to obstetricians or other specialists when needed

  • Providing postnatal care, such as checking for postpartum complications, promoting breastfeeding, and offering family planning counseling and services

  • Providing abortion care, such as providing information, counseling, and referrals for safe and legal abortion services

  • Providing infertility care, such as diagnosing the causes of infertility, offering treatment options, and referring to assisted reproductive technologies when appropriate

  • Providing sexual health care, such as screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), treating STIs, and providing education and counseling on sexual health issues

  • Providing gender-affirming care, such as providing information, counseling, and referrals for hormone therapy and gender-affirming surgeries for transgender and non-binary clients

  • Providing adolescent health care, such as providing age-appropriate and confidential services for young people who need family planning or sexual health services

  • Providing menopausal health care, such as providing information, counseling, and treatment options for menopausal symptoms and osteoporosis prevention

  • Collaborating with other health professionals and community organizations to provide comprehensive and integrated family planning and reproductive health services

  • Advocating for the rights and needs of clients and promoting access to quality family planning and reproductive health services

Qualifications and Competencies

  • They are knowledgeable and up-to-date on the latest research and methods of contraception, fertility, pregnancy, and abortion.

  • They are respectful and empathetic to the diverse needs, preferences, and values of their clients.

  • They are able to communicate effectively and clearly with their clients, using language that is appropriate and understandable.

  • They are able to maintain confidentiality and privacy of their clients' personal information and medical records.

  • They are able to work collaboratively with other health professionals and refer their clients to other services when needed.

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How to Apply

APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION MUST BE DONE ONLINE:
Interested candidates should access detailed job descriptions on https://rb.gy/2sve20 and send their application to uganda.procurement@fhi360.org as soon as possible, and no later than 7 days from the publication of this advert. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
UGANDA OFFICE STREET ADDRESS Plot 15 Kitante Close MAILING ADDRESS P. O. Box 5768 Kampala, Uganda
T.+256.205 000 710 | F +256.312.266.407 | www.fhi360.o

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