Auxiliary Nurse (4 Position) – Belethawo, Somalia


Auxiliary Nurse (4 Position) – Belethawo, Somalia


Department:        Health and Nutrition (New SHF Project)

Location:               Belethawa

Reports To:           Head Nurse

Positions Title:      Auxiliary Nurse (4 Position)

Project duration:   One year



Himilo Relief and Development Association, Himilo means ‘vision’ in the Somali language, (HIRDA) is an independent, non-political humanitarian organization that was founded in 1998, by a group of Somalis living in the Netherlands came together to discuss how they could contribute to the reconstruction and stabilization of their home country. Two years later- in 1998 (HIRDA) was born with a view to delivering development and humanitarian.

Overall Job Purpose   

Conduct assessment of child health needs for children under 5 and provide quality and comprehensive nursing, treatment and follow-up of patients in designated out-patient clinics. Ensure delivery of high quality nursing interventions covering provision of antenatal services, postnatal care, immunization and reproductive health, nutrition, HIV/Ads, health and hygiene promotion and epidemic response in line with HIRDA health policy guidelines and primary healthcare nursing standards.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist nurses during consultations.
  • Conduct duties like dressing of wounds and helping the midwives during delivery.
  • Implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for patients with a known long-term condition.
  • Prioritize health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care.
  • Deliver opportunistic health promotion using opportunities such as new patient-medicals.
  • Provide information and advice on prescribed or over-the-counter medication on medication regimens, side effects and interactions
  • Assess and care for patients with present with uncomplicated wounds.
  • Implement and participate in vaccination and immunization programs for both adults and children.
  • Carry out additional duties as may be required

Operations Management

  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of the OPD health programme line with strategic priorities.
  • Identify capacity-building needs of the auxiliary and volunteer nursing team and ensure they are properly trained and well supported to implement programme activities.
  • Participate in emergency preparedness, rapid assessments and emergency responses.

Educational Qualifications & Professional Training

Education: Diploma in provision of basic nursing services from a recognized institution

Professional Training: Leadership and Management.

Job Competencies & Experience

  • Demonstrating consistency in upholding integrity and demonstrated knowledge and commitment to the fundamental principles of the HIRDA
  • Effective communications and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate openness to change & ability to manage complexities
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills and ability to manage intergroup dynamics and mediate conflicting interests
  • Excellent writing skills, analytical capacity to synthesize project outputs and findings for the preparation of quality programme reports.
  • Maturity & confidence in dealing with senior and high ranking officials
  • Remain calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.
  • Respond positively to critical feedback and differing points of views.
  • Proficiency in computer office packages word, excel, power point.
  • Language Requirement: Demonstrate proficiency in Somali and English languages.

Relevant Experience: Minimum 2 years relevant experience in implementing an integrated health program consisting of maternal and child health, immunization, nutrition, HIV/Aids as well as health and hygiene promotion within a humanitarian context.



Interested candidates are encouraged to send their updated CV, cover letter, and copy of their certificates to: CC to

Deadline for Applications: 1st May, 2021 and Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply


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