Senior Fistula surgeon consultant Job at IntraHealth International – Career Opportunity in Rwanda

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Vacancy title:
Senior Fistula surgeon consultant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Health Care , Category: Doctors & Other Health Professionals ]

Jobs at:

IntraHealth International

Deadline of this Job:
13 April 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, March 29, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

The USAID Ingobyi Activity is a five-year cooperative agreement to improve the quality of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) and malaria services, in a sustainable manner with the goal of reducing infant and maternal mortality in Rwanda. The USAID Ingobyi Activity builds upon the tremendous gains Rwanda has made as well as previous USAID investments in the health sector. USAID Ingobyi Activity aims to contribute to the reduction of infant and maternal mortality and incidence of malaria in Rwanda. The Activity partners with the Government of Rwanda to build on the country’s considerable achievements, guided by national health strategies, goals, objectives, and data. The Activity is not just building capacity and capability, but aims to achieve shared understanding of the patterns and systemic structures that underlie the health system and where and how to bring about measurable, sustainable improvements .

The purpose of this assignment is to facilitate capacity building of local obstetricians in screening, repair, and post repair management of fistula, and support repair of obstetric fistula cases in selected sites.

• Train at least 4 local obstetricians in screening, classification, pre-op workup, repair, and post-op care of fistula clients. The trainees will be expected to learn repair techniques for different types of non-complicated obstetrical fistula cases (vesical-vaginal fistula, recto-vaginal fistula, 3rd, and 4th degree tears, etc.). Training is expected to include both classroom and practical sessions.
• Conduct follow-up coaching and mentorship sessions for trainees to ensure optimal mastery of knowledge and surgical skills and are able to adequately prepare clients before surgery, including all preliminary investigations.
• Develop a comprehensive surgical repair plan, including how each of the trainees would be involved in practical sessions during the surgeries. The plan should include a robust post-operative management strategy for the repaired clients.
• Lead two five-day surgical repair sessions at centers that will be agreed upon with USAID Ingobyi Activity.
• Ensure that post-operative management of repaired clients is provided as planned and that any arising complications are appropriately managed.
• Ensure that relevant guidelines are available and are posted in appropriate places in maternity units for conservative management of fistula cases.
• Keep track of trainees’ performance during the training and record achievements in their logbooks.
Thoroughly document each task/activity and share a consolidated report with USAID Ingobyi Activity at the end of the assignment

• Inception report including an understanding of the assignment, expected deliverables, and timelines.
• Training and surgical repair plan
• Final report with details of how each task was conducted and respective recommendations
• Supervision: The consultant will work closely with Ingobyi Activity’s technical teams under the direct supervision of the Maternal Health Advisor.
• Timeframe: This consultancy is expected to be implemented within a timeframe of 30 working days starting from the date the contract is signed and must be completed by July 31st, 2021.
• Selection criteria: Applications will be assessed on cost reasonableness (30%) and technical competence (70%).

• Advanced degree in medicine with specialization in obstetrics and gynecology - with obstetrical fistula repair skills or a fistula surgeon with postgraduate training in obstetrical repairs
• Eight years of progressive professional experience in obstetrics and particularly in fistula repair
• Must have a license for medical practice
• Must have demonstrated experience in conducting similar assignments in the past two years
• Should have good communication and mentoring skills with trainees and clients
• Ability to lead and provide technical advice, guidance, and support to professional staff in maternity and operating rooms
• Excellent interpersonal skills and a highly professional attitude
• Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment
• Willingness and ability to travel to Rwanda
• Willingness to work overtime if required
• Strong skills in verbal and written communication in English
• Should be able to use MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
A strong advocate for vulnerable groups, such as mothers with obstetric fistula

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 96

Level of Education:
Postgraduate Degree


Job application procedure
Interested applicants are requested to submit electronic copies of their technical and financial proposals (in English), by April 11th, 2021 at 23:45 via  
In the proposal, the applicant should explain how he/she intends to carry out the work and should include the following:
Updated CV, highlighting relevant qualifications and experience.
Description of consultant’s experience in conducting similar assignments.
Details of three former clients/referees who can be contacted for reference.
Proposed budget with applicable unit costs.
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