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Haematologist Consultant Trainer at Jhpiego Nigeria - Over 10 Openings

Posted on Mon 02nd Aug, 2021 - --- (0 comments)

Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Haematologist Consultant Trainer in Comprehensive Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care (CEmONC)

Locations: Abuja, Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto and Ebonyi
Slots: 2 - 3 trainers per state and FCT
Reports to: Technical Lead, Maternal and Newborn Health/Family Planning and Reproductive Health


  • USAID-funded Integrated Health Program being implemented in Bauchi (Task Order-3), Kebbi (Task Order-4), Sokoto (Task Order-5),Ebonyi (Task Order-6) and FCT (Task Order-7).

Subject RFP #:

  • TO3/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0002
  • TO4/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0002
  • TO5/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0002
  • TO6/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0002
  • TO7/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0002

Anticipated Consultancy Period:

  • The anticipated performance period for the consultancy is September 2021 to January 2022.


  • Jhpiego invites applications from qualified Haematologists to organize and facilitate two days trainings on provision of safe blood transfusion as a core component of CEmONC training for doctors, midwives and laboratory technicians from selected Secondary hospitals in the Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, FCT and Ebonyi.
  • IHP is seeking 2 - 3 consultant haematologists per State with each consultant conducting 5 - 6 batches of 2-day trainings (depending on the number of general hospitals per State/FCT).
  • Additional details on background, scope and terms of the consultancy, applicant eligibility and proposal instructions are included below.

Brief Background

  • USAID Integrated Health Program in Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi and FCT, The USAID Integrated Health Program (IHP) task orders 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 are multi-year, reproductive health/family planning, maternal, newborn and child health, nutrition, and malaria (RMNCH+NM) programs being implemented in Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi and FCT respectively. As briefly summarized below, Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi and FCT have poor maternal and perinatal health indices due in part to low coverage and poor quality of antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal routine and complications care.
  • IHP aims to contribute to State level reductions in maternal and child morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality primary health care (PHC) services for RMNCH+NM, including linkages to high quality secondary healthcare services for women, newborns and children with complications requiring higher level care.
  • The three objectives of IHP are to:
    • Strengthen systems supporting primary health care services
    • Improve access to primary health care services
    • Increase quality of primary health care services.
  • To improve quality of primary health care services (objective 3), IHP is supporting the State Government, SPHCDA and other partners in the four states and FCT to implement a range of activities in selected Primary Health Centres, including building capacity of PHC providers (training, mentoring, supervision) to provide essential RMNCH care including prompt recognition, stabilizing measures and referral of women and newborns with complications. As a complement to provider capacity building, IHP is also supporting local health system strengthening and QI efforts to improve RMNCH care in PHCs, including linkages to secondary care for women and newborns with complications.
  • In collaboration with FCT Administration and Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi states government, IHP intends to conduct onsite competency-based CEmONC training for medical officers, nurse/midwives, laboratory scientists/technicians (80 per state) working at selected general hospitals, Mission Hospitals and Comprehensive Health Center, with a special focus on safe Caesarean surgeries (including emergency caesarean hysterectomy) and safe blood transfusion. The training will take place in 6 GHs in Bauchi, 12 GHs in Kebbi, 12 GHs in Sokoto, 15 GHs in FCT and 10 referral hospitals in Ebonyi.
  • IHP is seeking the services of 2-3 Haematology training consultants in the four States and FCT. As a member of a team, the consultants will lead onsite 2-day training on safe blood transfusion component of CEmONC to build the capacity of medical officers, midwives, nurses, and laboratory technicians to provide safe blood transfusion services as a core element of CEmONC in selected IHP supported general hospitals in FCT and Ebonyi. Each consultant trainer will conduct 2-day training on the haematology component of CEmONC trainings in 2-3 GHs/referral medical centres (depending on the number per state/FCT). There will be approximately 5-8 participants in each CEmONC training; thus each of the 2 - 3 CEmONC training consultants per state will train approximately 25 - 40 doctors, nurse/midwives and laboratory scientists/technicians in each state.

Scope of Work

  • The scope of the consultancy is to build the capacity of 80 doctors, midwives, nurses and laboratory scientists/technicians to provide safe blood transfusion for women with severe anaemia and uncontrolled bleeding as a core component of CEmONC services.
  • Trainees will be trained onsite at their health facilities (secondary/referral hospitals) in a cohort of 5-8 trainees. The participants will be selected from IHP supported secondary facilities in the FCT and Ebonyi state, including 15 GHs in FCT and 10 in Ebonyi State.

Specific Objectives
By the end of each 2-day blood transfusion training session, learners will demonstrate competency to a minimum standard in the following areas:

  • Key principles of safe blood transfusion including correct and safe blood collection, testing, processing, storage, and cross-matching.
  • Advance preparation, including type and screening, for women at risk of obstetric haemorrhage and/or clinical decompensation due to anaemia (e.g. severe anaemia, risk factors for obstetric haemorrhage, etc.)
  • Clinical indications for blood transfusion of pregnant and postpartum women
  • Protocols for emergency transfusion of women with massive obstetric haemorrhage including rapid access to red cells (including emergency group O negative units) and excellent, standardized communication between clinicians and laboratory transfusion staff.
  • Prevention of mis-transfusion (safety checks to ensure right blood for right woman at right time in right place)
  • Monitoring of women during blood transfusion and management of complications
  • Key elements of a 24-hour blood transfusion quality management system

Key Tasks:

  • Actively participate in an IHP organized two-day training-of trainers’ competencies standardization workshop.
  • Work with IHP to develop Operational Training Plan (as per the deliverable requirements below). Work closely with the technical IHP staff (RMNH/FP technical lead, State Technical Directors, Integrated PHC Advisors, Integrated Supportive Supervision and Quality Improvement Specialists) to develop the Operational Training Plan and any follow-on support.
  • Use the IHP training preparation checklist to support advance preparation for the training
  • In conjunction with IHP, conduct an advance visit to clinical training site the day before the training.
  • Set up simulation stations as required for the training.
  • Facilitate the clinical and laboratory skills training using ‘hands-on’, interactive, competency based, training approaches and methodology.
  • Identify a peer practice coordinator (a high performing participant in each health facility who can provide continuing post-training support.
  • Administer pre and post knowledge, questionnaire, and skills’ assessment to assess knowledge and skills of learners before and after the training.
  • Carry out any other related tasks that may be necessary to facilitate the training activity.

Knowledge and Skills Scope of Training:

  • Key principles of safe blood transfusion including correct and safe blood collection, testing, processing, storage, distribution, matching, delivery
  • Blood group system
  • Blood transfusion and Transmittable infection.
  • Prevention of blood transmittable infections.
  • Blood screening and cross matching.
  • Clinical indications for blood transfusion of pregnant and postpartum women
  • Protocols for emergency transfusion of women with massive obstetric haemorrhage including rapid access to red cells (including emergency group O negative units) and excellent, standardized communication between clinicians and laboratory transfusion staff.
  • Advance preparation, including type and screen, for women at risk of obstetric haemorrhage and clinical decompensation (e.g. severe anaemia, risk factors for obstetric haemorrhage, etc.)
  • Prevention of mis-transfusion (safety checks to ensure right blood for right woman at right time in right place)
  • Blood transfusion procedure, blood quality monitoring and management of complications of blood transfusion including blood transfusion reaction.
  • Blood donation processes.
  • Blood storage.
  • How to set up a functional 24-hour blood transfusion services.

IHP Responsibilities:

  • IHP will provide technical guidance towards preparation of power point slides, checklists, pre- and post-tests.
  • IHP with State Ministry of Health will identify trainees at the selected health facilities in advance of the training.

Required Qualifications

  • Registered and practicing Haematologist with at least 5 years post-qualification working experience.
  • Evidence of previous and ongoing work experience providing comprehensive oversight of blood transfusion services for pregnant and postpartum women in a facility delivering CEmONC services.
  • Evidence of previous experience conducting training on safe blood transfusion as a key component of CEmONC or a similar training especially within the last 24 months and/or Evidence of provision of ongoing training to obstetricians/haematologists undergoing residency training or training of medical officers undergoing rotation in haematology till date.
  • Evidence of having up-to-date annual practicing license with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
  • Evidence of strong coaching, mentoring and facilitation skills
  • Evidence of strong analytical and communication skills.

Application Closing Date
11:59 pm: 12th August, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates are expected to submit a Technical and a Financial proposal in two separate emails to: [email protected] using "Haematologist Consultant Trainer" as the subject of the mail and also specifying in the email title whether it is "Technical Proposal" or "Financial Proposal" including the RFP Number stated above in the email title.

Important Instructions
Instructions to the Offerors for Preparation of Technical and Financial Proposal:

Technical Proposal:
Must include the following sections relevant to the consultancy SOW (font size -11, font type - Arial):

  • Brief statement of understanding of the consultancy scope/Cover letter specifying applicant’s State of interest Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi and FCT (1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae/Resume (not more than 3 pages) indicating the following:
    • Applicant’s technical competence in the subject area with respect to provision of obstetrics and gynaecological services (current, past).
    • Experience (current, past) leading/providing competency based MNH training (pre-service or in-service) for nurses, midwives, and doctors at any of the 3 levels of healthcare system.
    • Educational qualifications,
    • Past and current relevant clinical practice experience providing obstetrics and gynaecological services.
  • Three referees and their contact details:
    • Name, Occupation, Designation, Contact Address, Phone number (s), email address.
    • Draft training agenda/training curriculum
    • Description of training methodology (not more than 1 page).
    • Scanned copies of educational and professional credentials.

Financial Proposal:

  • Detailing costs to be incurred with respect of the deliverables to be accomplished. Details of costs should be provided, which may include the following (not more than 1 page): professional rate (consultancy fees), travel/transportation costs, hotel accommodation, per diem, training materials, communication costs (adherence to USAID cost principles - allowable, allocable, reasonable, and supported with evidence of past rates). No lumpsum cost will be accepted.


  • Selected candidates will be required to sign certifications: Terrorism, Anti-Kick Back, Debarment, Foreign corrupt Practices Act.
  • CV and Cover Letter as One Single Word document
  • Candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified.
  • Female applicants are qualified
  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview
  • Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
  • There will be travel requirements and opportunities both within Nigeria.
  • JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at


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