Midwife – Mogadishu, Somalia

SOS Children’s Villages International

Midwife – Mogadishu, Somalia

Job Description

SOS Children’s Villages invites applications from suitably qualified and interested candidates who fulfill the eligibility criterion for the below position.

Position title             :     Midwife ( Position)

Reporting to                  :      Head Nurse

Location                         :      Mogadishu

MA                                   :     Somalia

Position Summary:

The Employee are expected to provide advice, care and support for women and their partners and families before, during and after childbirth. They help women make their own decisions about the care and services they access. They care for newborn children, providing health education and parenting support. Midwives are personally responsible for the health of both mother and child and only refer to obstetricians if there are medical complications. They work in multidisciplinary teams in both health Center and, increasingly, community healthcare settings.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Identify potential problems in advance and strategies to overcome them, informing the doctor as appropriate.
  • To monitor Ward workload in relation to staff availability. To ensure appropriate numbers and skill mix of staff are achieved on a 24-hour basis.
  • To report any accidents, incidents, near misses, hazards or serious untoward incidents in accordance with the agreed procedures to medical director
  • To ensure effective communication systems are in place within area of responsibility.
  • Diagnosing, monitoring and examining women during pregnancy;
  • Developing, assessing and evaluating individual programmes of care
  • Providing full obstetric care, including screening tests in the clinic,
  • Identifying high risk pregnancies and making referrals to doctors and other medical specialists;
  • Offering support and advice following events such as miscarriage, termination, stillbirth, neonatal abnormality and neonatal death;
  • Supervising and assisting mothers in labour, monitoring the condition of the fetus and using knowledge of drugs and pain management;
  • Providing advice and guidance on a safe and timely transfer home
  • Promote normality and facilitate normal childbirth
  • To contribute positively to achieving targets that will reduce inequalities and improve health outcomes for women.
  • To work unsupervised with a caseload of women, within SOS guidelines, Policies and Procedures and SOS codes of conduct, seeking advice from senior colleagues when appropriate.
  • To maintain accurate, contemporary and timely care records
  • Participates in ward staff meetings chaired by either doctor or medical director
  • Conducts regular meetings of ward technical and non-technical personnel
  • At all times to protect improve and preserve patients’ health by adherence to infection control
  • Participates in the delivery of in-service training for project staff in capacity building program
  • Assist in tutoring Nursing students and monitoring their progress, prepare for students’ practical tests and monitor the ongoing test.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Midwifery
  • Two years’ experience in busy maternity Hospital or MCH.
  • Good counselling and communication skills
  • Observing client confidentiality and privacy
  • Good experience in BEMONC & Familiarity with CEMONC services
  • Able to provide Basic Life Support to women and newborns
  • Excellent command in Somali/English languages
  • Computer skills (Ms word, excel, internet, computer based lab results ordering and reporting)
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Critical thinking

Safeguarding Commitment

SOS Children’s Villages Somalia holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasize to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes. SOS Children’s Villages organization is committed to safeguarding the rights of the children and therefore, is expected that every individual who joins with SOS Children’s Villages Somalia understand his/her responsibility in protecting and keeping children always safe.

How to apply

Interested applicants should send their applications with a CV and scanned copies of your academic and professional certificates indicating telephone numbers and three referees to: this email hr.so@sossomalia.org      Indicating with subject line of the position.

Closing date is. 6th August, 2022.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

This job description outlines only the general scope of activity and the basic tasks and responsibilities associated with this position. It is updated annually in the course of performance appraisal. It may be supplemented with a more detailed definition of tasks, responsibilities and involvement in processes.

 

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