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  • Posted: Sep 16, 2020
    Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
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    edecins Du Monde - For more than 30 years, Medecins Du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies. Those w...
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    Midwife

    Location: Damboa, Borno

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno

    Main Responsibilities

    • Under the supervision of the Medical Doctor / Sexual Reproductive Health Technica Advisor, the Midwife will be responsible for the following main activities in order to ensure the quality of care in the mobile clinics:
    • Provision of free of charge reproductive health consultations
    • Implementation of health education sessions
    • Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data
    • Reporting and attendance to different meetings

    Tasks Descriptions
    Provision of free of charge reproductive health consultations:

    • Prepare all the material and equipment and ensure that everything is ready before starting the activities
    • Follow the basic medical rules of hygiene when performing reproductive health consultations
    • Participate actively in triage activities before to start reproductive health consultations
    • Perform antenatal consultations according to the protocols , detect and mention all the risk factors
    • Perform postnatal consultations during the 6 weeks following the delivery, give appropriate treatment and refers to female medical doctor when needed.
    • Perform family planning consultations and counseling according to protocol
    • Give systematic prophylactic treatments to pregnant women
    • Refer to the female medical doctor all pregnant women with a pathology associated to the pregnancy
    • Verify the tetanus vaccination of each pregnant woman
    • Explain in details the treatment to the patient
    • Manage RH emergency cases with the assistance of the medical doctor according to MdM protocols and regulation
    • Fill in the reproductive health form for each patient
    • Ensure patient confidentiality is respected and treat all the patients with respect and dignity

    Implementation of health education sessions:

    • Give health education sessions to the patients in the different waiting areas
    • Spread main messages about health education for the following topics: immunization, antenatal care, post-natal care, assisted delivery, family planning, at-risk pregnancies, breastfeeding and weaning

    Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data:

    • Perform the daily data collection regarding reproductive health consultations
    • Participate to the weekly computerization and analysis of the reproductive health data

    Reporting and attendance to different meetings:

    • Prepare a weekly activities report to submit to the team leader
    • Participate in a pro-active way to MdM internal meetings (medical, security…)
    • Participate to all the trainings organized by MDM

    Others:

    • Give suggestions to improve the functioning of MDM mobile clinics
    • Participate to the loading and unloading of the vehicles and to the setting up of the mobile clinics
    • Participate to weekly physical inventory of mobile clinic pharmacy
    • Be flexible in performing his/her duties to ensure that beneficiaries are getting good quality services
    • Perform other additional duties on request of the team leader
    • Inform immediately the security focal point in case of any security problem in the field

    Qualifications and Experience and Attributes

    • Diploma in Midwifery with a valid license from the Nursing/Midwifery board.
    • At least 2 years post qualifying experience in a similar environment/context
    • Possession of a valid practicing certificate.
    • Background / familiarity with Emergency is an added advantage.
    • Good command of written and spoken English. Knowledge of Kanuri and Hausa Languages will be an advantage.
    • Strong interpersonal and team building skills and excellence as a team player.
    • Must possess the ability to learn with speed and ease.
    • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power Point Presentation etc.)
    • Strong sense of responsibility, methodical and accurate with high organizational skills
    • Honesty and integrity and able to cope with stressful situations.
    • Manages effectively his own time as well as flexible and available to work over time when needed
    • Willing to be deployed to the newly liberated local government areas.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter in one single attachment via email to: recruitment.nigeria@medecinsdumonde.net using the "Midwife Damboa" as subject of the email.

    Note: Applications without the correct subject line stated above will not be treated

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