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  • RH Midwife at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

  • Posted on: 15 April, 2019 Deadline: 19 April, 2019
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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.

    RH Midwife

     

    Requisition ID: req4479

    Sector: Health
    Employment Category: Fixed Term
    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Background
    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. In response to the new IDP influx displaced from Kukawa local government, the IRC will be providing emergency reproductive health package according to the MISP for the new IDP influx and host communities.

    Job Overview/Summary

    • The Midwife is a member of the health team, and will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the Emergency Reproductive Health activities in Maiduguri including the MISP (Minimum Initial Service Package for RH in Crisis Situations) according to the IRC and donor work plans
    • She will work to ensure the improved quality of the project clinical activities e.g. family planning, maternal and neonatal care, case management of sexually transmitted diseases and the clinical management of sexual assault survivors in the IRC supported health facilities
    • The Midwife will ensure the well-being of girls and women in Maiduguri and Monguno both through the IRC supported health facility and through RH Services at community level.
    • The Midwife is responsible for the oversight and implementation of Maternal and Neonatal Care, in particular: Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (BEmONC), Antenatal Care and Postnatal Care, Counselling and provision of Family Planning (including Long term methods) are offered according to MoH Guidelines at the IRC supported health facilities is of quality standard, Post Abortion Care.

    Major Responsibilities

    • In line with the Minimal Initial Service Package (MISP),
    • Provide the Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors (CCSAS) according to national protocols and guidelines.
    • Provide the clinical care activities in the IRC RH clinical area or at the maternity
    • Adhere to and practice use of Universal Precautions and proper waste management at all IRC supported health facilities.
    • Performs basic and assisted delivery care.
    • Performs any needed neonatal and obstetric resuscitation activity.
    • Ensures timely supported referrals to the nearest Emergency Obstetric Care center.
    • Provide technical support and guidance to other midwives in assisted deliveries (by vacuum, forceps, and breech).
    • Identifies survivors of sexual assault and refers them for registration, counseling and Clinical Care Support the RH and GBV clinic staff with technical advice, and provides services in line with the MoH and/ or international best practice guidelines.
    • Monitor progress against grant work plan; promptly identifying any current or potential delays and recommending solutions to technical issues.
    • Prepare Purchase Request forms for program supplies/activities and undertake field procurement as designated and authorized.
    • Monitor program supply inventory levels; perform monthly spot-checks on program inventory
    • Work with and provide timely technical support to IRC’s implementing partners; maintain respectful and constructive relations with partner staff, services providers and patients.
    • Fully comply with IRC safety and security procedures and provide input to security monitoring and assessments to enable and promote a safe and secure environment for program implementation

    Key Working Relationships:

    • Position Reports to:  Emergency response lead/RH Manager
    • Position Directly Supervises: Clinic support
    • Indirect Reporting: RH Doctor, RH Officer
    • Other Internal and/or external contacts:
    • Internal: Health team, WPE team
    • External:  Other SRH partners

    Qualifications
    Education:

    • Qualified Midwife/Nurse with Degree/Diploma/Certificate and a practicing license

    Work Experience:

    • At least 2 years’ experience in midwifery and nursing care preferably in SRH, at BEmONC and at  primary health care level

    Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

    • Skills to communicate on sensitive RH topics, provide RH education
    • 1 year of experience counseling survivors of abuse or violence with a reputable organization.
    • Clear understanding of gender equality and gender issues for women and girls.
    • Ability to maintain beneficiary confidentiality and respect at all times is essential.
    • Ability to lead, train, supervise and facilitate other midwives, nursing staff and community health workers in their respective tasks.
    • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, work overtime when necessary and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
    • Ability to work as a member of a team is essential.
    • Ability to communicate in English and write clear and concise reports in English.
    • Must be computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel

    Language Skills:

    • English and Hausa a must, Kanuri and Shuwa will be an added advantage.

    For position in Gwoza, indigenes will be given priority

    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.

    Work Envirnoment:

    • Security level orange. The situation in Gwoza, Borno remains unpredictable; there is active conflict in many parts of the country and a possibility for further expansion of the conflict and violence into other areas and other states.

    Location: Gwoza, Borno  Application Link

    Location: Monguno, Borno  Application Link

    Method of Application

    Note: 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 or disability. However, Candidates from Gwoza LGA will be given priority

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