Location: Lusaka with significant local travel
Reporting to: Programme Manager Nursing
Start date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 years
About the Role
The SUDEN Systems Strengthening Manager is one of two officers to support nursing colleges adopt the Decentralised Nurse and Midwifery Training Model. S/he has a proven record in management and health systems strengthening. S/he will deliver innovative ways to ensure scaling up the training model is built and sustained with up-to-date systems and procedures, appropriate technologies, and holistic student support services. S/he has relevant experience in management, information planning and sustainable systems and evidence-based solutions. S/he will play a role in setting up the e-Learning technology platform, and digital data collection systems in support of monitoring and evaluating the decentralised training model and student support services.
You will report to the Programme Manager of Nursing and will work in a small team, including a Technical Manager of Nurse/Midwifery, possibly an instructional design specialist and a part-time monitoring and evaluation specialist.
SolidarMed is an international development organisation, registered as a non-profit in Switzerland. Our health programmes are developed in close cooperation with local health authorities. Our funds come largely from the Swiss government, namely the Liechtenstein Development Service and the Hilti Foundation, the two main funders of SolidarMed’s work in Zambia.
About the Decentralised Nurse/Midwifery Training
In close collaboration with the Ministry of Health’s nursing unit and the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Zambia, the decentralised Nurse/Midwifery Training model began in 2010. The training model is based on a selected number of partner hospitals and clinics in the catchment area for clinical placement. These decentralised clinical facilities work with their ‘mother site’ (College) to provide high-quality learning experiences for nurse/midwifery students during clinical placement.
The current phase of Scaling up Decentralized Education for Nurses (SUDEN), runs for 4.5 years from mid-2022-2026 and includes seven additional colleges in 7 new provinces. SolidarMed is supporting all ten provinces of Zambia, from which to cascade the model to all other colleges in each province at a later stage.
The implementation of the programme comprises support for human capacity building and organisational development supporting the quality of nurse/midwifery education. The project will also design and create an e-learning offer so that all students can access high-quality learning materials from their devices and can interact with teachers, and this postholder will have a vital role in the design and implementation of that process.
Roles and responsibilities
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Your Attitude and Motivation
We offer an exciting role that brings with it clear scope for innovation and creativity, as well as the chance to apply expert skills in a challenging delivery environment. You will be part of a motivated team with flat hierarchies.
SolidarMed offers an attractive benefits package commensurate with Swiss standards. In addition, we also offer specific training with possibilities for clinical collaboration, scientific networking and participation in conferences. Secondments for two years are an option.
Method of Application
Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org citing reference “SUDEN Systems Strengthening Manager Zambia” and include:
Your CV including 3 referees
A cover letter outlining your motivation and how you meet the requirements
Copies of your qualifications
Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We kindly ask you not to send in duplicate or hard copies of your CV.
Deadline for applications: 31st of May 2022 For further details contact: Joy-Desta Brandsma, email@example.com