Overview

The Aga Khan University, School of Nursing and Midwifery (SONAM) in Kenya and East Africa is a vibrant academic community dedicated to the provision of transformational learning, teaching and research that makes a leading contribution to improving the health and well-being of communities.
Aga Khan University- School of Nursing and Midwifery supported by the Johnson and Johnson Foundation, United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) and Ministry of Health through the Office of the Director for Nursing and Midwifery Services is seeking a Project Coordinator to support the process of development of the scopes of practice, syllabus & accreditation tools for APN & APM.

The consultant will work under the overall direction of the Nursing Council of Kenya with close collaboration with AKU-SONAM Nursing Platform Coordinator and the Dean, SONAM, Aga Khan University. They will be engaged for four months and will be stationed at the NCK Plaza for the duration of the assignment; work with the appointed Technical Working Group (TWG).

Responsibilities

The project coordinator will work in close collaboration with the NCK and (AKU-SONAM) to deliver on detailed specifications for the services and tasks being requested under this engagement as follows:

Plan, organize and coordinate activities towards development of the APN/APM regulatory documents
Conduct a gap analysis for the APN and APM program in Kenya
Collect, review and analyze national and international regulation framework, curricula and other necessary documents to fully identify the education, training content scope of practice for APN and APM program
Undertake collection, review and analysis of all the required data/information from various sources, including Government departments, Ministries and other relevant sources
Carry out stakeholder analysis to bring out the roles and responsibilities of key players and institutions that play a vital role in regulation of nurses and midwives
In consultation with the NCK team, prepare a comprehensive list of competencies to be included in the APN and APM scope of practice and syllabi
Logistic coordination of stakeholder workshops/consultations
Generation and submission of progress reports
Expected mode of wok output: All assignments will be, delivered in electronic and hard copies unless otherwise guided by the supervising officers. Key deliverables include support in:

Development of scopes of practice for the APN and APM
Development of syllabi (course content) for the APN and APM
Development of accreditation tools for the APN and APM
Requirements

Master’s degree in Medical Sciences, Public Health or Social sciences. A PhD is an added advantage
Background nursing or midwifery training is critical
At least 5 years of experience in the related field with specific skills in project coordination will be an added advantage
Wide consultancy experience with proven evidence
Ability to work with minimal supervision
High level written and oral communications skills in English and Kiswahili
Must be result-oriented, a team player, exhibiting high levels of enthusiasm, tact, diplomacy and integrity
Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and professional skills in interacting with different partner

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About Aga Khan University (AKU)

The Aga Khan University is a private, autonomous university that promotes human welfare through research, teaching and community service initiatives. Based on the principles of quality, access, impact and relevance, the University has campuses and programmes in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, the United Kingdom, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Its facilities include teaching hospitals, Faculties of Health Sciences with Schools of Nursing and Midwifery and Medical Colleges, Institutes for Educational Development, an Examination Board and an Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations. The Graduate School of Media and Communications, the East African Institute, the Institute for Human Development and the Kiswahili Centre have been launched recently while several Graduate Professional Schools and Faculties of Arts and Sciences are to be set up in Pakistan and East Africa. Through its needs-blind admissions policy, the University imbues the most promising leaders and thinkers of tomorrow with an ethic of service and the skills to help communities solve their most pressing challenges. The Aga Khan University is one of nine agencies in the Aga Khan Development Network.