Consultant: Obstetrician and Gynecologist

Contract Type: Consultancy
Closing date: 24 July 2020 - 5:00pm(Freetown time)
Duty station: Freetown, Sierra Leone

Job Purpose


The purpose of the consultancy is providing technical support to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and other UNFPA implementing partners to strengthen obstetrics and gynecological services in targeted health facilities in Sierra Leone

You will work under the supervision of the Maternal Health/Midwifery Specialist at the Country Office.


Main objective


The main objective of the consultancy is to work in collaboration with the management teams at assigned health facilities to strengthen capacity in provision of obstetrics and gynecological services with a focus on cervical cancer screening and treatment, and quality obstetrics and new born care


The specific objectives of the consultancy therefore are:

  • Build the capacity of medical officers, nurses, and other health workers at selected facilities in essential and emergency obstetric and newborn care through on the job coaching, mentoring, and supportive supervision;
  • Build the capacity of medical officers, nurses, and other health workers in cervical cancer screening and management;
  • Support strengthening functionality of the antenatal, labor, and postnatal wards, and linkages with other units in the hospitals;
  • In consultation with MoHs and UNFPA, develop and/or revise Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for obstetrics and gynaecology in line with current evidence based practices


  • Conduct routine on the job teaching sessions for targeted staff on selected topics in cervical cancer and obstetrics and gynaecological services;
  • Organize and conduct targeted theory and practical training sessions for cervical cancer screening, cryotherapy, LEEP and related skills.
  • Organize and conduct targeted mentorship and supportive supervision for the assigned health facilities
  • Conduct routine ward rounds in obstetrics and gynecological wards including teaching.
  • Conduct obstetrics and gynecological clinics for outpatient clients;
  • Conduct elective surgeries for obstetrics and gynecological conditions including LEEP for cervical cancer, and hysterectomy were indicated;
  • Organize and perform on call duties to respond to obstetric emergencies
  • Provide technical leadership in the development or revision of SOPs for obstetrics and gynecological services in line with current evidence based practices

Deliverables: (in soft copies)

  • All assigned health facilities have capacity to provide routine cervical cancer screening services
  • Number of health care workers that acquire selected emergency obstetric and newborn care skills such as caesarian section, hysterectomy, instrumental delivery, manual removal of placenta etc
  • As system for conducting on the job training, mentorship and supportive supervisions is established
  • SOPs for provision of quality Obstetrics and Gynecological services is developed for all assigned health facilities
  • Monthly reports to UNFPA

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Medical degree with specialization in Obstetrics/Gynecology (Master’s Degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology or equivalent)'
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in clinical practice with proven record of experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Experience in cervical cancer screening and treatment using various methods is added advantage
  • Proven expertise in labor management and recognition and management of obstetric emergencies
  • Ability to work without supervisions and with minimal technical resources
  • Experience in organizing and conducting training, coaching, mentorship and supervision in obstetrics and gynecology
  • Must be fully accredited by the professions body in their home country and registrable in Sierra Leone
  • Proficient in spoken and written English
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft applications (especially Word, PowerPoint)


This position offers a daily fee consultancy fee commensurate to the prevailing UN Consultancy scale

Duration:  11 months


How to apply:


Interested candidates are invited to apply to the email address  not later than 24 July 2020 with "Consultant: Obstetrician and Gynecologist" in the subject,   including:-  Motivational letter, CV (including working experience and references) and Copy of certificates of education.  Only successful candidate will be contacted



UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA.


UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, embracing diversity in all its forms and integrity.  UNFPA is committed to maintaining a balanced gender distribution and therefore encourages women to apply.  UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.



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Sierra Leone
Population : 8 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 43%
Girls 41%