Federal Republic of Somalia, Ministry of Finance (MoF)
Hematologist – Bay Regional Hospital- Southwest State, Somalia
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI)
Country: Ministry of Finance (MoF) – Federal Republic of Somalia
Project: Somalia Crisis Recovery Project (P173315)
Assignment Title: Hematologist – Bay Regional Hospital- Southwest State
Reference No.: SO-MOF-383774-CS-INDV
Duty Station: Bay Regional Hospital in Southwest state.
Closing Date: February 29, 2024, at 11:00 hours (East Africa Time)
- Background to the Project
Decades of conflict, recurrent climatic shocks, disease outbreaks, large-scale evictions, desert locusts, and increasing poverty, are causing serious public health emergencies in Somalia. In order to mitigate recurrent emergencies, a multisectoral Somalia Crisis Response Project (SCRP), supported by the World Bank was launched in September 2020. The SCRP has 5 components, of which the 3rd supports the longer-term emergency preparedness and response.
The SCRP’s Component 3 aims to improve longer-term disaster risk management and preparedness support for Somalia focusing on rehabilitation of infrastructure, strengthening Disease Surveillance & Response Systems, enhancing laboratory capacity, establishing critical care units in eight (8) selected regional hospitals, and improving country level management capacity. Currently, Somalia’s health system lacks the infrastructure, equipment, capacity, prioritization, integrated service delivery, and provision of both basic and advanced life-saving treatment facilities in most regional hospitals. COVID-19 pandemic greatly affected health services and brought to light the fragile context of emergency care delivery systems in Somalia. Building critical and intensive care units requires a comprehensive plan to equip the health care facilities with biomedical equipment and, more importantly, a well-trained multidisciplinary team.
In this regard, the Federal Ministry of Health and Human Services seeks for a Blood Bank Technologist to join a team of medical specialists, such as emergency/intensive care physician, anesthesiologist, laboratory specialist, and radiologist, to improve blood transfusion and related activities at Bay Regional Hospital in Southwest state.
- Project Coverage and Duration
The Project primarily targets the three flood-affected states of Hirshabelle, Southwest, and Jubaland, while advancing a national approach to the locust response, longer-term resilience building, and the CERC (emergency COVID-19 activities). The financing instrument of the Project is an IDA-based Investment Project Financing, with an operational life of four years.
- Roles and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the hospital supervisor, the Blood Bank Technologist will be responsible for day-to-day Blood Bank duties, and reporting in compliance with Somalia’s laws pertaining to the project related activities. The Blood Bank Technologist will provide professional technical, and operational assistance related to Blood Bank including, blood collection, testing, processing, storage and distribution along with the corresponding reporting, record keeping, and other technical and administrative tasks, to facilitate project development, implementation, progress monitoring, and evaluating and reporting of results. Detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) can be found at the following https://qaranjobs.com/
- Selection Criteria:
The selection shall be based on the qualification, experience, and skills of the candidate followed by an interview. The qualifications, experience, and competencies include:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Science which includes successful completion of a supervised course of clinical internship in an approved hospital laboratory, or a bachelor’s degree in an applied science (Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry)
- 3 years’ work experience in a hospital laboratory is required.
- Experience in research and publication is an added advantage.
- Duration of Service
The contract is valid for 12 months of which the first three months are a probation period, from the date of signature, with a possibility of extension provided the parties agree in writing to such an extension.
- Reporting Obligations
The Hematologist will submit a monthly report of services performed with a timesheet in order to be paid.
- Duty Station
Bay Regional Hospital in Southwest state.
- The Federal Ministry of Finance on behalf of Ministry of Health Federal Government of Somalia (MoH) now invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must provide the following (i) Curriculum Vitae (CV) with 3 reference persons; (ii) copies of certificates of academic qualifications; and (iii) cover letter indicating that they are qualified to perform the services
How to apply
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraphs 3.14 and 3.21 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Financing Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services dated July 2016 and revised in November 2017 August 2018, November 2020 and September 2023 (“Procurement Regulations”) setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest and eligibility.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultants selection method set out in the “Procurement Regulations”.
- Mode of submission of Applications and deadline:
Interested applicants may obtain further information including a detailed Terms of Reference from https://qaranjobs.com/
Deadline: Expressions of interest and CV must be submitted to the below email address on or before February 29, 2024, at 11:00 hours (East Africa Time) and marked clearly as Application for Hematologist – Bay Regional Hospital- Southwest State – Reference No. SO-MOF-383774-CS-INDV on the subject line.
Somalia Crisis Recovery Project (SCRP),
Ministry of Finance, Federal Republic of Somalia
Shangani District, Mogadishu
In line with the SCRP requirements, the PIU seeks to establish gender parity, and hence Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
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