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  • Posted on: 20 November, 2016 Deadline: 24 November, 2016
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    Midwife (Borno)

     

    Main Purpose

    • Provide outpatient and/or inpatient medical care to patients/beneficiaries according to adapted and updated medical knowledge, MSF protocols, values and universal hygiene standards to improve the patients/beneficiaries health conditions.

    Job Description (Shortened)

    • Ensure the implementation and continuity of antenatal and postnatal care, family planning, obstetrical care (BEmONC 1 and CEmONC 2), neonatal and comprehensive abortion care, management of victims of sexual violence, reproductive tract infections and Fistula care in accordance with MSF Reproductive Core Package of Activities and reinforce the implementation of standardised protocols.
    • Assess the feasibility for referral of pregnant women form the TBAs to the OPD/MCH for medical evaluation and/or complicated deliveries. .
    • Properly follow up all newborn babies from delivery until discharge, informing mothers and relatives about importance of breast feeding, vaccination and possible complications resulting from harmful traditional practices.
    • Ensure patients’ right to privacy and confidentiality is respected ,respect medical confidentiality
    • Participate in the organisation of the ward in collaboration with other midwifes and the maternity ward supervisor. Ensure transfer of relevant information to the next shift team (specially identifying risk cases)
    • According to MSF protocols in force, conduct normal deliveries independently Manage obstetric emergencies; identify cases needing referral and send them in time, clean up the newborn, executing and registering first neo-natal medical acts (cutting and cleaning the umbilical cord, vaccination, etc.),detecting possible anomalies/infections of the newborn

    Requirements

    • Education: ESSENTIAL MIDWIFERY QUALIFICATION OR SPECIALIZATION, REGISTERED MIDWIFE CERTIFICATION (NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL OF NIGERIA).
    • Experience: Essential working experience of at least two years in midwife activities related jobs
    • Languages: Mission language essential (English). Local language essential (Hausa or Kanuri)
    • Competencies: Results, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, service,

    Work Location

    • Maiduguri, Borno state (Nigeria).

    Contract

    • Fixed-term contract. Working hours according to Nigerian law.

    Submit your  CV, qualifications and a cover letter with contact details to: msff-abuja-recruitment@paris.msf.org or in MSF Office in Abuja

    Application subject should be identified with “MIDWIFE”.

    Deadline for the submission of applications: 24th of November 2016.

    THE LIST OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE POSTED AT THIS SAME PLACE (no call, no sms) by 26th November 2016.

    Notice: No monetary transactions, neither demands of favours in kind, nor other types of favouritism will be tolerated in the recruitment process. MSF reserves the right to refuse hiring of a candidate having benefitted from such acts. All illicit demands of these types may be pursued through the judicial system.

    Closing Date: 24th November, 2016

    Midwife (Yobe) - 2 positions

     

    Number of Positions:  02

    Application Deadline: November 25, 2016 at 5:00pm

    Salary:  As per the MSF salary scale (national contract)

    Place of Work:  North East (Damaturu, Yobe State)

    Main Objective of Position

    • Provides obstetrical cares according to MSF reproductive health standard, sharing expertise and knowledge with the staff involved in obstetrical activity

    Responsibilities and Tasks:

    Obstetrical activities

    • Carries out pre-conceptual care, antenatal care, labour and delivery, post-partum care, neonatal care
    • Provides specific care for HIV pregnant women and women suffering from FGM (Female Genital Mutilation)
    • Ensures prevention of fistula or its early management
    • Assists abortions in providing safe abortion services and treatment of unsafe abortion complications

    Newborn Babies Follow up

    • Follows up all newborn babies properly since delivery and until discharge.
    • Informs mothers and relatives of newborns about importance of breast feeding, vaccination and possible complications as a result of harmful traditional practices.

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Sexual Transmitted Infections (STI)

    • Ensures good quality of Prevention Parent To Child Transmission (PPTCT) and Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) activities for all pregnant women.
    • Provides counselling services following protocols.
    • Ensures that transmission by HIV or other STIs is avoided with the help of Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and promotes the use of condoms while trying to respect local traditions.

    Sexually Gender Based Violence (SGBV)

    • Knows SGBV protocol and provides appropriate medical cares to victims of sexual violence, according to MSF
    • Identifies possible victims of SGBV and refers them to medical team for treatment as well as for psychological specific support according to protocols.

    Medical Equipment Management

    • Ensures the correct disinfection and sterilization of material, linen and premises according to MSF protocols

    Organization and Team Work

    • Participates in the organisation of the ward in collaboration with other midwives and the maternity ward supervisor
    • Works in collaboration with other wards and departments staff (OT, paediatric ward, laboratory)

    Reporting

    • Fills in properly all the registers, partograms, patient files,
    • Ensures relevant transfer of information to the next duty team (especially the identification of at risk cases)
    • Report immediately to the technical referent any problem arising for patients in the service as well as the loss/ robbery/damage of medical equipment or medicines.

    Hygiene

    • Respects rules of hygiene for the protection of patients and staff
    • Knows accidental blood exposure policy and procedure, and implements when necessary.

    Emergencies

    • Participates in emergency activity or exploratory visit in or out of the MSF area of work upon request

    Others

    • Participating in personnel meetings

    Requirements:

    • Education: Essential midwifery qualification or specialization. Desired Bachelor in Midwifery and Recognized midwifery qualification.
    • Languages: Local languages (Kanuri, Hausa) desirable and mission language essential.  Essential working experience of at least two years in relevant jobs
    • Experience: Desirable experience with other NGOs

    Method of Application

    All potential job applicants should send by November 25, 2016 at 5:00pm their CV and motivation letter ONLY:

    • By email to: damaturuproject@gmail.com
    • Or in person at MSF office, Yakubu Bello House Damaturu Low Cost, Near Yobe Scholar Academy – New Jerusalem.

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. 

    Closing Date: 25th November, 2016

    Midwife Assistant

     

    Main Purpose

    • Assist the midwife during labour and all sexual and reproductive health activities, according to his/her instructions and MSF protocols, in order to ensure hygiene, care and comfort of all patients.

    JOB DESCRIPTION (SHORTENED)

    • Assist the midwife during delivery and antenatal; postnatal and family planning consultations, in order to receive and install the patient, providing them the information required, helping in taking, monitoring and interpreting the parameters, etc.
    • Follow hygiene and safety protocols at all times, during delivery, consultations, etc., ensuring the cleanliness and tidiness of all facilities, material, linen, equipment, and carrying out the sorting and waste disposal.
    • Inform patients and their relatives throughout their stay.
    • Set up health education sessions, according to needs.
    • Ensure comfort of bed-ridden patients: washing, installation for eating meals, changing position, etc.
    • Refer to the midwife in case of any abnormal change in patient’s health status and other problems occurring.
    • Ensure good transfer and transport of patients between the different services and departments.
    • Transport samples to the laboratory and collect the results.

    Requirements

    • Education: CERTIFIED CHEW
    • Experience: WITH AT LEAST 2 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN COMMUNITY MIDWIFERY
    • Languages: Mission language essential (English). Local language desirable.
    • Competencies: Results, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, service,

    Work Location

    • Maiduguri, Borno state (Nigeria).

    Contract

    • Fixed-term contract.
    • Working hours according to Nigerian law.

    Submit your CV, qualifications and a cover letter with contact details to: msff-abuja-recruitment@paris.msf.org or in MSF Office in Abuja

    Application subject should be identified with “MIDWIFE ASSISTANT”.

    Deadline for the submission of applications: 24th of November 2016.

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