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Global Nursing Capacity Building Program (GNCBP)(CMR-1)

June 1, Length: 2-3 months

Location: Yaoundé and Douala, Cameroon

ICAP’s Global Nursing Capacity Building Program (GNCBP) in Cameroon aims to improve the production, quality and relevance of nurses and midwives to address essential population health needs, including HIV and other life-threatening conditions. To accomplish this, ICAP is working to strengthen competency-based HIV care and treatment training and support programs for pre-service nurses and midwives and the capacity of nursing leaders to lead and support high-impact quality improvement initiatives. Achieving these objectives will build the capacity of nursing and midwifery student finalists to implement quality services post-graduation; improve the health and longevity of mothers and their children; and contribute to the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief’s (PEPFAR’s) vision of an AIDS-free generation.

ICAP will continue to improve the quality of HIV services in 2017, by building the capacity of pre-service nurses and midwives from 16 nursing faculties in Yaoundé and Littoral regions on Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT), with emphasis on the recent WHO guidelines on the Test and Start approach.

Scope of Work
The student will work closely with the Cameroon- and New York-based teams to support the project, including but not limited to the following:

  • Assist with the planning and preparation of Training of Trainer (ToT) Workshops
  • Assist with facilitation of ToT workshops
  • Ensure proper documentation of pre- and post-test results of the workshops and the training in general
  • Support development of a semi-annual report
  • Support preparation of monthly updates for the donor
  • Develop descriptive posters on the GNCBP Project
  • Present the poster to the ICAP in-country program
  • Support PEPFAR data entry into data management system

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and able to adapt to new challenges and environments

Preferred:
  • Bachelor degree in Nursing
  • Master’s in Public Health with clinical background
  • Working knowledge of French