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Clinical Advisor | Global Gynaecological Health Matters Programme

The Clinical Advisor for the Global Gynaecological Health Matters Programme will work closely with the UK Clinical Leads, the Centre for Women’s Global Health team in the RCOG, and partners in project countries to oversee and support implementation and scale up of the Gynaecological Health Matters (GHM) Programme, including provision of the Essential Gynaecological Skills (EGS) training package and advocacy activities on gynaecological health.

This appointment is for a one-year term beginning in June 2024 and will be appointed by application.

UK Fellows and Members are eligible to apply for this position.

Please see the role description, person specifications, and other information at the bottom of the page.

How to apply

To apply, please complete the form via the button below. Once completed, you will be asked to share a CV with us via email to cfwgh@rcog.org.uk

 

Should you have any additional enquiries please email cfwgh@rcog.org.uk

Application deadline: Friday 14 June 2024

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Role description

Clinical Advisor for the Global Gynaecological Health Matters Programme

Chair, Global Health Board  

Start date: June 2024, one-year appointment initially and then reviewed.

The RCOG is expanding its Gynaecological Health Matters (GHM) Programme into new countries having initially run a two-year programme in Bangladesh and now beginning a new one-year programme in Nigeria. The Centre for Women’s Global Health is also intending to develop a GHM programme for Rwanda over the next six to eight months.

GHM trains multi-disciplinary health care providers in the prevention, early identification, management and referral of patients with gynaecological health problems at the primary and secondary health centre levels, in order to address gynaecological conditions more quickly and support women and girls’ right to health and wellbeing. The programme develops local teaching capacity through the establishment of new Expert Trainers who deliver the training. In addition, gynaecological health champions are established by the programme at each of the facilities to prioritise increasing access to the gynaecological services to all, including youth and adolescents, people with disabilities and poorer members of the community through public engagement activities and improving the environment of the facilities themselves.

Each individual country programme has a UK Clinical Lead who is responsible for the adaptation and update of training materials, leading the delivery of Expert Trainers’ training and working closely with the programmatic staff at RCOG and the in-country partners to ensure the smooth delivery of the programme from a clinical perspective.

The Clinical Advisor role will support the UK Clinical Leads and the Centre for Women’s Global Health team by providing clinical oversight, experience of delivering gynaecological health programmes and advocacy and will foster a process of shared learning and collaboration between project teams and key external stakeholders in different countries.

Working closely with the UK Clinical Leads, the team in the Centre for Women’s Global Health team in the RCOG, and partners in project countries to oversee and support implementation and scale up of the Gynaecological Health Matters (GHM) Programme, including provision of the Essential Gynaecological Skills (EGS) training package and advocacy activities on gynaecological health.

Duties will include: 

  • Sharing lessons and experiences from previous GHM programmes, including Bangladesh
  • Supporting relationship building and cross-country learning between in-country project teams
  • Supporting UK Clinical Leads with stakeholder engagement in-country and globally
  • Representing the GHM programme at international events and conferences
  • Being an advocate for the GHM programme with stakeholders including government, civil society partners and potential donors
  • Inputting into programme development and funding applications for programme scale-up
  • Attending country project board meetings (virtually)
  • Attending core project team meetings as and when required (virtually)
  • Supporting the development and implementation of a global advisory group
  • Senior Vice President, Global Health
  • UK Clinical Lead for GHM Nigeria programme and with future UK Clinical Leads as and when projects are initiated
  • Senior Global Programmes Manager, Centre for Women’s Global Health
  • Programme Officer, Centre for Women’s Global Health
  • Director, Centre for Women’s Global Health
  • Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Nigeria (SOGON)
  • African Center of Excellence for Population, Health and Policy (ACEPHAP)
  • International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b)
  • Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Bangladesh

Other relationships with new partners as programmes are developed in the future.

Supporting the UK Clinical Lead with the training review and preparation time, delivering the training, reviewing of feedback and course development all need to be factored into the amount of work. International travel may be required for the role. Attendance of regular monthly meetings and other ad-hoc meetings is required.

It is anticipated that this will amount to approximately 1-2 day a month.

Any travel will be organised by the College. Flights are expected to be economy class in line with the available budget for the programme and College policy.

This role reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the role description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder.

The role description will be re-evaluated at the end of the term.

Person specification

Essential

  • FRCOG/MRCOG 
  • Registered with a licence to practice with GMC, in good standing
  • Substantive post in obstetrics and/or gynaecology in UK Practice
  • Evidence of annual appraisal
  • At least one fully completed CPD cycle
  • Evidence of equal opportunities and diversity training within previous three years

Essential

  • Experience of developing and delivering training courses on gynaecological health. Experience of teaching train-the-trainer courses on gynaecological health
  • Experience of developing competency assessments of newly trained trainers
  • Experience in working with a range of individuals from different cultures
  • Experience and understanding of the RCOG’s Gynaecological Health Matters programme and Essential Gynaecological Skills training approach

Desirable

  • Experience of delivering training courses in low and middle-income settings
  • Experience of volunteering and/or working in a low or middle-income setting 

CPD information

The 2019 RCOG CPD Guide can be found here.

Committee Chair/Member/Course Convenors and Organisers

If within your committee role or work as course convenor or organiser you gain knowledge which enhances patient care or leadership and technical skills (including for example, giving presentations, teaching sessions or mock examining) credits can be claimed as an ‘Experiential Learning Event’.

Reflection is required to claim credits for an Experiential Learning Event. 2 CPD credits are claimable following reflection. In addition 1 or 2 credits are claimable for an action following the learning (1 credit for a simple action, 2 credits for a complex action). To claim credits for an action, the individual needs to demonstrate how they have applied their learning to their practice, the service they provide and/or the potential impact of the learning.

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  • Professional recognition
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