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Date Posted

Apr 15, 2019

Company

International Rescue Committee

Job Title

Current Job Vacancies at International Rescue Committee

Job Type

Permanent

Description

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.


We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: RH Midwife
Requisition ID: req4479
Location: Gwoza, Borno
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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: RH Midwife
Requisition ID: req4482
Location: Monguno, Borno
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time

Scope of Work

  • 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.

Responsibilities
Project Implementation:

  • Direct service delivery to patients of the following: family planning, STI treatment, post-abortion care, ante-natal and postnatal care, safe delivery and basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care (BEmONC), and clinical care for sexual assault survivors.
  • Technical midwifery support, in line with protocols and guidelines.
  • Provide an active input to the work plans, based on identified trends and needs.
  • Apply technical knowledge and skills to implement and/or assist in program activities.
  • Assist the Medical Doctor for management of patients/clients and consult for any obstetric emergencies and or complications.
  • Monitor program inventory levels of clinic supplies and drugs; perform monthly spot-checks on program inventory.
  • Work with and provide timely technical support to the IRC’s implementing partners; maintain respectful and constructive relations with partner staff, services providers and patients.
  • Provide trainings and adhere to universal precautions, waste management and other protocols.

Community based tasks:

  • Support the community mobilization team in the sensitization of women, men, girls and boys to increased RH awareness and service utilization.
  • Support the design of the community mobilization activity plan based on trends seen within the facilities
  • Support the development of key RH messaging ensuring accuracy and cultural sensitivity.
  • Explore possibilities of linking up RH community activities, and plan to reach ‘hard to reach’ pregnant women, FP clients, etc encouraging facility deliveries.
  • Support medical team to organize regular assessment for the supportive staff e.g. cleaners, guards, etc.

Coordination & Representation:

  • Ensure continuous integration of Reproductive Health and Women’s Protection and Empowerment activities within the comprehensive women’s center.

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

Job Requirements

  • At least 2 years’ experience in a clinical setting;
  • Experience working for an NGO in a similar position preferred.

Demonstrated Technical Skills:

  • Clear understanding of gender equality and gender issues for women and girls.
  • Ability to maintain beneficiary confidentiality and respect at all times is essential.
  • 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.

Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies:

  • Ability to lead, train, supervise and facilitate other midwives, nursing staff and community health workers in their respective tasks.

Languages:

  • English and Hausa a must, Monguno local language preferred.

Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

  • Professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook – preferred.

Work Envirnoment:

  • Security level orange. The situation in Monguno, 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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

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

Year of Experience

1-3 year

Salary

Not specified

Date Available

Recruiter's URL

https://rescue.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=4482

Location

Borno

Closing Date

19th April, 2019.
   
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