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Short Term Consultancy Mechanical Ventilation Amman

2021-06-01 06:01:09
Short Term Consultancy Mechanical Ventilation Amman
"Short Term Technical Assignment

Expert trainer: Mechanical Ventilation


The COVID-19 emergency is burdening health systems around the globe, and health care providers (HCPs) are faced with the challenges of managing COVID-19 patients, along with their normal case load. HCPs must ensure appropriate infection prevention control (IPC) for other patients in hospitals while simultaneously taking care of their own well-being. Past health emergencies demonstrated that even the most qualified personnel require continuing education to respond safely and effectively to new health threats. Since more outbreaks are likely to occur in a second or third wave once mitigation efforts are eased, implementing the Government of Jordan's Preparedness and Response Plan calls for the preparation and mobilization of the health workforce.

USAID funded LHSS will assist the Ministry of Health (MOH) to strengthen health teams in four field hospitals to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by... developing and leading a series of training courses focused on critical care, respiratory therapy, mechanical ventilation, leadership, and communication.


The objective of this consultancy is to review, tailor, and deliver four training courses focused on mechanical ventilation of COVID-19 patients for health care teams including ICU nurses, respiratory therapists, physicians, and residents, working in the MOH filed hospitals.

The estimated level of effort is 20 working days during the months of May – July 2021


In response to the need for training related to the mechanical ventilation of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jordan, the USAID funded LHSS Activity, a will work closely with the MOH to customize, and implement training based on existing, evidence-based training endorsed by the Jordanian MOH. LHSS will support Jordanian MOH to implement training courses that address the key competencies and skills needed to respond to COVID-19. LHSS will ensure the training and course offerings include an adult learning approach that is learner centered.

The Mechanical Ventilation training will be offered four times on site in each of the field hospitals in Amman, Irbid, Maan, and Aqaba. The course will be held bedside for two days, using the mechanical ventilation equipment available at each hospital. The participants will be multidisciplinary health care providers who are responsible for taking care of patients receiving mechanical ventilation.

The Mechanical Ventilation of COVID-19 expert trainer will be responsible for customizing and leading four training courses. The course will cover key competencies in mechanical ventilation, with topics including but not limited to the following:

Fundamentals of mechanical ventilation, physiology of breathing and indication for mechanical ventilation
Ventilator settings, respiratory rate, PEEP, tidal volume, and flow rate.
Modes of ventilation, volume control, pressure control, synchronized intermittent-mandatory ventilation, and pressure support.
Ventilator complications.
Mechanical ventilation of patients with restrictive and obstructive airway disease.
Peak inspiratory pressure (PIP) and Intrinsic positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) monitoring.
Assessing for extubation.
Best practices for mechanical ventilation for patients with COVID-19.
Managing patients with special considerations.

This position will report to the LHSS Continuing Professional Development Advisor.

The module is designed to be a hands-on practical guide for HCPs involved in the mechanical ventilation of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Expected tasks

Adapt existing materials to be suitable for the Jordanian MOH field hospital setting, using the existing information from WHO, MOH guidelines.
Produce a training outline and presentation to be used to deliver the course.
Conduct four two day courses in Amman, Irbid, Maan, and in Aqaba.
Prepare and analyze pre- and post-tests for each course.
Submit a final consultant report in English, reporting on the outcomes of the trainings, and integrating feedback and comments from MOH, LHSS and USAID.

Expected deliverables.

Task 1

Adapt/develop a mechanical ventilation on-site course for COVID-19 cases using WHO, CDC and MOH endorsed materials

Produce training outline and presentation including pre and post-tests, and interactive approaches


Mechanical Ventilation Course materials adapted including training outline, objectives, hand-out, pre and post test
Training outline and presentation

# of Days

Task 2

Conduct four training courses in Amman, Maan, Aqaba, and Irbid.


Four courses, two days each, conducted

# of Days

Task 3

Submit a final consultant report in English, reporting on the outcomes of the trainings, pre and post test analysis, and integrating feedback and comments from MOH, LHSS, and USAID


Final report

# of Days


Specialization in mechanical ventilation with a doctoral degree and at least seven years of practical experience working as mechanical ventilation and respiratory therapist specialist in hospitals.
Preference for applicants with at least three years of experience working in or with the Jordanian MOH.
Demonstrated experience in developing adult-centered learning techniques and training.
Experience working with USAID, WHO, and international NGOs is preferable.
Fluency in Arabic and English.

Interested candidates should send their CVs along with a cover letter no later than April 10, 2021 to email address:

Note: The final approval will take into account availability of funds

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