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UK Clinical Lead | RCOG Gynaecological Health Matters Programme | Nigeria

The RCOG has received funding for a new, one-year initiative to increase access to high-quality gynaecological care in Nigeria, delivered in partnership with the African Center of Excellence for Population, Health and Policy (ACEPHAP) and the Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON). 

The programme will train up to 180 multi-disciplinary health care providers from six facilities in Abuja and Kano, 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 will develop local teaching capacity through the establishment of 20 new Expert Trainers who will deliver the training. In addition, up to 40 Gynaecological health champions will be established by the programme at each of the six 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.

The project is looking for a UK Clinical Lead to provide technical support and guidance to the project. 

This appointment is for an 11 month term beginning in March 2024 and will be appointed by interview.

Doctors currently working in O&G in the UK NHS who have their FRCOG or MRCOG are eligible to apply for this voluntary 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


Should you have any additional enquiries please email Lizzie Rafii-Tabar on 

Application deadline: Monday 1 April 2024

Interview date: tbc

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Role description

UK Clinical Lead for Gynaecological Health Matters programme in Nigeria

Director and Senior Global Programmes Manager, Centre for Women’s Global Health

11 months. March 2024 to 31 January 2025

Within the proposed project, the UK Clinical Lead will work with colleagues in the global health team in the RCOG, and partners in Nigeria, to provide the EGS training package. Duties will include: 

  • Ensuring that the EGS package is updated and finalized for delivery of the training. 
  • Working with in-country partners to support the adaptation of the EGS training package for use in Nigeria.
  • Supporting delivery of the training programme for Expert Trainers in Nigeria (it is anticipated that this will include at least one trip to Nigeria) alongside a small number of UK volunteers and SOGON senior faculty. 
  • Conducting a review of existing clinical assessments for skills/knowledge and updating where necessary. 
  • Providing new trainer competencies and leadership competencies in liaison with in-country partners.
  • If time allows, contribute to a joint research paper on the impact of the project
  • Attending monthly core project meetings (virtually). 
  • Attending quarterly Project Board meetings (virtually).
  • Attending 2-3 GHM Advisory Board meetings (tbc). 

Being the UK Clinical Lead for the GHM Programme in Nigeria requires someone who is enthusiastic, willing and able to commit the time to support the delivery of this important project for the RCOG.    

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 will be required as part of the role (at least one trip to Nigeria (Abuja)). Attendance of regular monthly meetings and other ad-hoc meetings is required. 

It is anticipated that this will amount to approximately 3-4 days 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. 

  • Senior Global Programmes Manager, Centre for Women’s Global Health
  • Director, Centre for Women’s Global Health 
  • Programme Officer, Centre for Women’s Global Health
  • Senior Vice President, Global Health
  • Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Nigeria (SOGON)
  • African Center of Excellence for Population, Health and Policy (ACEPHAP)
  • THET Grant Manager

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. 

Person specification


  • 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


  • Experience of developing and delivering training courses. 
  • Experience of teaching train-the-trainer courses
  • Experience of developing competency assessments of newly trained trainers
  • Experience in working with a range of individuals from different cultures


  • Experience of delivering training courses in low and middle-income settings
  • Experience of volunteering and/or working in a low or middle-income setting
  • Familiarity with the health system of Nigeria


  • Nigerian diaspora with experience of delivering gynaecological health training in Nigeria preferable

CPD information

The 2019 RCOG CPD Guide can be found here.

Why get involved with our work

Volunteering with the RCOG is a rich and rewarding experience which offers a range of professional and personal benefits:

  • Professional recognition
  • Build networks and friendships
  • Career development
  • Make meaningful change
  • Wellbeing