Position details

Vacancy id VAC-7924
Job title VAC-7924 Consultancy to Standardise Specialized Nursing & Midwifery Curriculum in Libya
Location Tripoli
Apply by 16-Sep-2022
Start date 01-Sep-2022
Duration 1 month
Number of vacancies 1
Qualification High Schooling Certificate in n midwifery & nursing sciences, health care sciences (essential).
Sector experience Minimum of 5 year/s of demonstrable relevant Public Health experience (essential).
Geographical experience Minimum of 5 year/s of experience in Africa (essential).
Languages Fluent in English (essential).

Job description

CTG overview

CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.

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Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.

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Overview of position

The overall objective of this assignment is to assist Libya Nursing and Midwifery council, Medical Manpower Development center (MMDC), Tripoli Open University (TOU) and University of Tripoli’s (UOT) and relevant departments to review and standardize existing specialized nursing and midwifery pre-service Curriculum (Diploma and BSc Level) and its modules for Libya in congruence with ICM and WHO global standards and the Midwifery Services Framework. The goal of this exercise is to train competent midwives and nurses who can provide high standards of nursing and midwifery care in Libya and thus improving the status of the health of mothers, babies and general population.

The consultant will be based in Tripoli and will work closely with Midwifery and Nursing council, Medical Manpower Directorate of MOH, Midwifery and Nursing Universities in Tripoli and other relevant authorities and stakeholders in Libya. 

Potential Schedule of work of the consultant should include the following: 

Desk Review & Preparation for assignment location and an inception report. 

Travel back and forth 

Briefing at UNFPA and introduction to the Ministry of Health, N&M Council, Ministry of Education, relevant univercities and relevant departments 

Assignment at M&N Council, meeting of Relevant directorates of the MoH, MoEd, Universities and conduction of consultation & consensus building workshops; and complete a zero draft of curricula and its required quality assurance tools per comments from stakeholders, consultation bodies, and UNFPA Arab States Regional Office (ASRO). 

Complete and Submit First Draft of the report & revised curriculum 

Include final comments from ASRO, Technical relevant bodies in government and submit final neat version of Strategy to MoH, MoEd & UNFPA 

Conduct relevant training and orientation on the application of curriculum and tools to the staff of nursing and midwifery faculty and council members in Libya

Final accomplishment report to UNFPA

Travel costs UNFPA Libya will pay: 

  • A round trip economic air ticket between the originating city/duty station and Tripoli, Libya as well as visa fees 

  • Daily Substance Allowances (DSA) will be paid to cover for local transportation, boarding and lodging in Tripoli and in major cities if required 

  • Additional days (DSA for Tunis) might be paid in case the consultant is required to obtain his/her visa from Tunis. Remuneration UNFPA Libya will pay: 

  • Consultancy fee commensurate with the assignment and level of experience of the consultant

  • Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) in line with UN standards rate for Tripoli – Libya and if required for stay in Tunis for visa or potential workshops 

  • 30% of the payment will be made up on receipt of the inception report with detailed timeline 

  • 30% of the payment will be made up on receipt of first draft of the curriculum. 

  • 30% of the payment will be paid up completion and approval of above documents and the quality assurance tools

  • 10% of the remaining amount will be paid at submission of final report and completion of the contract. 

  • UNFPA reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs are incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines

Role objectives

1. Propose an acceptable methodology of assisting the government stakeholders for review and develop a standard specialized Mental health and New-born modules in nursing and overall midwifery education curriculum for (Bachelor & Diploma Programmes) with all its key modules, Learning Resource Packages (LRPs), tools for quality assurance, and propose potential realignment with globally acceptable standards in closer consideration of the needs in Libya.

2. Assist in defining the scope of midwifery and specialized nursing practices and facilitate the finalization of the terms of reference of nurses and midwives of Libya in Light of revised curriculum.

3. Propose a revised curriculum according to international academic standards and assist with specialized nursing and midwifery entry exam criteria for the required institutions.

4. Assess and determine the capacity of the BSc (UOT, TOU) and diploma level (MMDC) curriculum coverage according to ICM and WHO standards in the above-mentioned Midwifery and Nursing Council institutions. This assessment should recommend training needs in the three training sites (UOT, TOU and MMDC) for the rollout of the curriculum / training packages. Recommend required equipment and education tools for skills lab, practice and clinical sites and theory classes.

5. Propose a clear institutional setup required for the effective implementation and quality assurance of the curriculum.

6. Provide technical assistance in developing accreditation mechanism and quality assurance tools and build up the capacity of Libyan authorities to apply and implement these mechanisms.

7. Provide an orientation training on conducting required binding / none binding assessments of the education sites on compliance of the standards. 8. Conduct / facilitate req

  •  An inception report will cover the purposed scope and methodology according to this TOR.

  • A user-friendly national specialized nursing and midwifery curriculum with all its key elements, modules and learning resource packages (LRPs). Modules & LRPs should also be utilized for refresher trainings during in-service capacity building interventions. 

  • The scope and terms of reference (TOR) for nurses and midwifes are drafted for authority’s approval. This exercise should also inform the development of curriculum and LRPs. 

  • Report on the capacity for implementation of BSc and Diploma level curriculum from relevant educational institutions, with clear recommendations for skills lab, clinical and theoretical sites to rollout the revised curriculum. 

  • Draft proposed changes to the current mechanism of accreditation and/or quality assurance for education of nurses and midwifes along with proposed tools in congruence with international standards and applicable to the context of Libya. 

  • Contribute to facilitating a TOT for N&M school faculties to deliver the training to ensure that all staff feel confident in teaching the newly revised curriculum. 

  • Conduct an orientation session on applying quality assurance tools, accreditation and orientation to the revised curriculum if required  Document and share final mission report for UNFPA’s approva

Project reporting

RH Programme Specialist

Key competencies
  • Registered and Licenced Midwife/Nurse and a public health professional

  • Advanced university degree in midwifery & nursing sciences, health care sciences and public health. 

  • At least five (5) years of professional experience and academic background in design, revision and harmonization of Nursing and Midwifery curricula. 

  • Proven experience in application of ICM / WHO and internationally acceptable standards and learning outcomes

  • Experience in conducting desk reviews, researches and data analysis.

  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity, good analytical, negotiating, and communication and advocacy skills, report writing skills. 

  • Management and coordination experience in terms of handling multi-sectoral communication as well as multi-various stakeholders 

  • Excellent writing, analysis and communications skills in English 

  • Previous work experience in Libya, Arab Countries or post-conflict countries is preferred 

  • Previous work experience with UNFPA, WHO and ICM in relevant areas is an asset 

  • Knowledge of Arabic is a great advantage

Team management

Under the overall guidance of the UNFPA’s Representative in Libya and direct supervision of the Reproductive Health Specialist, the consultant will work in close collaboration with UNFPA Technical Specialist and the Head of the assigned Departments in the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Open University of Tripoli and MMDC/MOH. A working team identified by the Council, MOH and UNFPA programme staff will provide guidance to the consultant on a day to day basis. The government technical official (Leaders in Nursing and Midwifery Council and MMDC) will chair and UNFPA will provide regular support to the team. The Chair is responsible for approving all circulars, communication and clarifications made by the consultant to all members of the team. The final approval of curriculum lies with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Faculty from assigned Teaching Institutes. The consultant will be required to work together with the working team in seeking any clarifications and technical advice. UNFPA’s payroll management agency will provide the consultants with the following: i. In-country guidance regarding transportation and help in facilitating the accommodation ii. Relevant documentation and support meetings with partners when and where necessary iii. Internet and working space during her working hours in UNFPA country office – Libya iv. Processing the payment instalments and completing all its required documents

Further information

The UNFPA’s contractor / payroll management agency (CTG) will facilitate the process for obtaining security clearance for the International Consultant prior to arriving in Libya. UNFPA’s Contractor / payroll management agency (CTG) will facilitate the Visa process together with MOH Libya The expert is responsible for his/her own working tools and space such as laptop, printing and internet connection. The expert must note that UNFPA cannot offer computer equipment for the purposes of this assignment. Depending on UNSMIL SIOC and UNFPA approval the consultant might be required to work from UNFPA country office in Tripoli and will be required to attend to several meetings given that COVID19 situation allows. The expert must take the necessary measures to ensure the visibility of UNFPA and EU as the donor for this project. All reports records or materials acquired, compiled or prepared by the expert in the performance of the contract shall be the absolute property of UNFPA. The expert shall, upon completion of the contract, deliver all such documents and data to UNFPA. The expert may not retain copies of such documents and data and shall not use them for purposes unrelated to the contract without the prior written consent of UNFPA. The expert shall not publish articles relating to the services or refer to them when carrying out any services for others, or divulge information obtained from UNFPA, without the prior written consent of UNFPA. Any results or rights thereon, including copyright and other intellectual or industrial property rights, obtained in performance of the Contract, shall be the absolute property of UNFPA, which may use, publish, assign or transfer them as it sees fit, without geographical or other limitation, except where intellectual or industrial property rights already exist. Experts will mainly follow the Libyan civil servant calendar which marks as week end the day of Friday and Saturday. In case a national holiday falls during the period the experts are in Libyan agreement needs to be asked for from UNFPA. A 5-day working week has been taken into account while calculating fees and perdiems.

· At no stage of the recruitment process will CTG ask candidates for a fee. This includes during the application stage, interview, assessment and training.
· CTG has a zero tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) which is outlined in its Code of Conduct. Protection from SEA is everyone’s responsibility and all staff are required to adhere to CTG’s Code of Conduct at all times.