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The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In February 2014 the IRC moved into Adamawa State in NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, integrated approach for conflict affected populations. IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri Monguno and Gwoza of Borno state and Damatru of Yobe State. Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods
Salary Grade: 9A
Department: Reproductive Health
The Midwife is a member of the reproductive health team, and will be responsible for supporting the implementation of emergency reproductive health activities in Monguno according to IRC and donor work plans.
Implement clinical activities in IRC supported health facilities (comprehensive women’s centers) and ensure that these are integrated with other sectors, especially women’s protection and empowerment (WPE) programs to ensure the best quality of care for survivors of gender-based violence.
The Midwife will work to ensure the improved quality of family planning, post abortion are, maternal and neonatal care (including antenatal and postnatal care), case management of sexually transmitted diseases and the clinical care for sexual assault survivors. She will ensure the well-being of girls and women in Monguno both through the IRC supported facilities and through RH Services at community level.
Community based tasks
Coordination & Representation
Key Working Relationships
Position Reports to: CWC Integration Officer
Indirect/Technical Reporting: RH Doctor (and RH Manager)
Position directly Supervises: n/a
Key Internal Contacts:
Country Program: WPE team, community mobilization team
Demonstrated Technical Skills:
Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies:
Ability to lead, train, supervise and facilitate other midwives, nursing staff and community health workers in their respective tasks.
English and Hausa a must, Monguno local language preferred.
Computer/Other Tech Requirements:
Professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook – preferred.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit: Curriculum Vitae (CV) detailing qualifications and experience in similar assignment undertaken to IRCNigeria.Recruitment@rescue.org
Standards of Professional Conduct The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.