Job: Nursing Clinical Educator: Pediatrics, Maternal Health

Location: Shinyanga Region, Tanzania

Duration: 12 month

Stipend: $5,900 USD per month

Essential Job Functions

Working directly with the Program Manager, in consultation with the Program Director: Academic
and Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer, the Clinical Educator will be responsible for supporting the implementation of Touch’s flagship program, Treat & Train, in the Lake Zone of
Tanzania. The Clinical Educator will be responsible for coordinating and mentoring a preceptor team
at the Shinyanga Regional Referral Hospital (SRRH) dedicated to clinical training of nursing students
rotating from two academic institutions (the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences –
CUHAS, the Bugando Medical Centre – BMC). The Clinical Educator will provide supportive
supervision to hospital staff in providing care to the local patient population to ensure the overall
hospital nursing services are delivered at the appropriate quality standards and the hospital provides
an environment conducive to learning. The Clinical Educator will also directly support the training of
nursing students on rotation. Call schedules and clinical service requirements will be determined in
conjunction with the Medical Officer in Charge of SRRH and Matron, and be mutually accepted by
the Touch Foundation and the Clinical Educator. The academic calendar is composed of two
semesters. Semester One takes place from October to February and Semester Two takes place from
March to July. A detailed calendar that incorporates clinical education responsibilities and contact
information for direct reports will be provided prior to Clinical Educator start date.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Clinical Instruction / Program Implementation

  • Coordinate the clinical preceptor team providing clinical education to nursing students
  • rotating at SRRH
  • Provide mentorship and supportive supervision to preceptor team to improve nursing services at SRRH
  • Take an active role in training nursing students on rotations while building the capacity of local staff
  • Serve as professional mentor to students undergoing clinical rotations and clinical staff located at SRRH
  • Provide input into academic curriculum and liaise with faculty and staff from the nursing academic institutions
  • Advise the Touch team and our partners on improvements at SRRH including clinical protocols, processes, organizational structure, and resources

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Knowledge, Education and Experience

  • Nursing Bachelor’s Degree, Master degree added plus
  • Current nursing licensure in home state/country. Must obtain licensure in Tanzania if not
  • already licensed in Tanzania. Experience in an academic setting providing clinical education
  • to nursing students
  • Experience working with developing country healthcare workers, program managers or policy
  • makers, preferable
  • Demonstrated understanding of global health issues
  • Good judgment and discretion to represent the Touch Foundation in a highly professional
  • manner, as well as respect for local “culture”
  • Experience working with cross functional and external groups, including managers,
  • healthcare workers and other stakeholders

Skills

  • A problem-solving approach to challenging situations
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to respond to shifting needs with flexibility while maintaining a positive approach
  • and sense of humor
  • Solid relationship-building skills: ability to interface with external constituents
  • Ability to proactively work independently and as an effective team member
  • Comfort with managing multiple assignments in a dynamic, developing nation context
  • Capacity to contact and interact openly, honestly, and professionally with individuals in a culturally appropriate manner

Organizational Relationships

Reports to at Operational Level

  1. Touch Program Manager
  2. SRRH Medical Officer in Charge and Matron

In consultation with

  • Touch Chief Medical Officer (Senior Vice President): Steve Justus, MD;
  • Touch Program Director: Academic and Clinical Services: Renae Stafford, MD
  • Touch Country Director: Massimiliano Pezzoli

Living Conditions/Environmental Conditions

The position is based in the Shinyanga town, in the Shinyanga Region in rural Tanzania. Shinyanga
town is located at about two-hour drive from Touch’s main office in Mwanza.

Housing will be provided to the Clinical Educator in Shinyanga town on a secure housing compound
1km from SRRH.

Touch Foundation contractors and partners represent the organization both during and outside of work hours when deployed on an in-country posting. Individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Touch Foundation’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

APPLICATION PROCESS: 

Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume outlining your interest in the position to [email protected]